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Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction — Curriculum Studies Concentration Online

Complete Coursework: 36 months Credit Hours: 60 units Tuition: $29,950 in-state $33,145 out-of-state

The Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction — Curriculum Studies Concentration is designed for professional educators who want to excel as curriculum specialists in PK-12, higher education institutions or in the private sector.

This online Ed.D. prepares leaders for the challenges of curricular administration including culture and leadership, ethics and morals, and curriculum design and implementation.

This online degree program offers:

  • A perspective on contemporary, historical, and critical curriculum issues
  • A diverse curriculum from one of the premier research educational institutions in the country
  • Preparation for educational leadership roles including university professorships, district-level curriculum administration, and school-level instructional positions

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum & Instruction Courses (6 courses) 18 hours
Curriculum Studies Concentration (3 courses) 9 hours
Research Courses (4 courses) 12 hours
Cognate Courses (3 courses) 9 hours
Qualifying Exam, Comprehensive Exam, Dissertation in Practice Proposal, and Dissertation in Practice 12 hours
Total credit hours 60 hours

Online Courses

Core Curriculum & Instruction Courses

An introduction to the vast array of differences among children, youth, and adults and the impact of these differences on the curriculum, their learning, and their social and emotional development.
Presentation of methods and procedures to design, develop, implement, and evaluate curricula.
The formulation and use of interpretive frameworks to study and understand the relationships among human diversity, school structures, and the curriculum.
Intensive study of a designated topic influencing curriculum theory and/or practice.
Behavioral and cognitive learning principles applicable to the design of technology-based instruction and performance training.
Principles and models of instructional design and the assessment of learning. Applications of the instructional design process and assessment criteria to develop instruction and assessment tools for technology-based environments.

Curriculum Studies Concentration Courses

A critical examination of theories of race and ethnicity and their impact on the curriculum. The dynamics of dominance, issues of social justice, and means of social action are explored.
A study of gender, culture, and power; research and theory from educational psychology, sociology, history, and current feminist scholarship.
Study of theory, research, and practice of curriculum leadership as a transformative enterprise with particular focus on embracing diversity and fostering social justice in schools and other social institutions.

Research Courses

12 hours of graduate level research courses approved by advisor.

Cognate Courses

Students must speak to their advisor to be scheduled for these courses.

Dissertation Preparation

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