Concordia University Chicago’s Leadership Ed.D/Ph.D program with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction is for teachers who wish to pursue a program that prepares them for leadership roles in public or private schools. This program develops educational experts and scholars who can design, implement, evaluate and manage curriculum and instruction programs in K-12 schools. The coursework facilitates the exploration, discussion and understanding of the challenges and possibilities of teacher education.
- Develop the abilities for research and critical thinking in the field of curriculum and instruction, with theoretical and practical knowledge.
- Develop competency in curriculum evaluation, development and mapping.
- Improve understanding in the teaching and learning process.
- Build a strong professional background in areas related to curriculum and instruction.
- Support and lead reform and change efforts related to teacher development in schools.
- Application to and admission into the Ed.D or Ph.D Curriculum and Instruction doctoral program
- Successful completion of 61 credit hours (Ed.D) or 67 credit hours (Ph.D)
- Comprehensive Examination
Program Components for the Doctor of Leadership Degree Curriculum and Instruction Specialization
Curriculum and Instruction Specialization: 30 semester hours
|3||School/District Improvement Data Analysis|
|3||Research Based Decision Making|
|3||Design on Learning Environments|
|3||The Impact of ESEA on the Educational Landscape|
|3||Curriculum Theory and Design|
|3||Global Perspectives on Curriculum and Instruction|
|3||Research-Based Instructional Practices|
Doctoral Program Core
Foundations/Philosophy/Ethics: 12 semester hours
|3||Philosophy of Scientific Knowledge (Ph.D only)|
|3||Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Leadership (Ed.D only)|
|3||Ethics for Educational Leaders|