Ed.D. Degree in Curriculum and Instruction

Ed.D. Degree in Curriculum and Instruction

Program Description

The Curriculum and Instruction major is designed for experienced practitioners in a variety of instructional fields. The program provides opportunities for students to relate theoretical foundations to curricular and instructional issues facing schools, school systems, higher education, and other educational agencies. We offer an Ed.D. with a Major in Curriculum and Instruction. You may choose from:

  • A concentration in P-12 Curriculum and Instruction

Program Delivery Format

The program is delivered in a combination of hybrid and online courses. The five research sequence courses are taught in a hybrid format with classes meeting four Saturdays in fall, four Friday nights and Saturdays in spring, and three Saturdays in summer. Other required courses in the program are delivered online. Electives will vary in delivery format based on your approved selections.

Selected Educational Outcomes

  1. Doctoral candidates will demonstrate inquiry skills in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research methodologies.
  2. Doctoral candidates will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the knowledge, research, and theories appropriate to their major field by completing an online portfolio.
  3. Doctoral candidates will demonstrate the ability to engage in focused inquiry by researching a topic, evaluating relevant literature, writing a comprehensive dissertation, and presenting the results of their study.

Examples of Outcome Assessments

  1. Doctoral candidates will successfully complete course work in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research methodologies.
  2. Doctoral candidates will successfully develop an online portfolio. Portfolios will be evaluated by a team of faculty members.
  3. Doctoral candidates will be evaluated by a faculty committee on the development and defense of their dissertation.