Doctor of Education (EdD)

Curriculum and Instruction

Online 61 major credits * 3 years

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Program Highlights & Benefits

Flexible online format with collaborative cohort model

‘Hands-on’ faculty give individualized support

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What You Learn

The Doctorate of Education is designed for those individuals who have a completed master’s and who wish to extend their research expertise. Candidates will develop advanced skills in analyzing theory and research findings for application in a variety of educational settings, and they will also develop skills for conducting original research. In addition, candidates will focus on the development of leadership skills required for implementation of research-based change strategies. Candidates complete a series of courses and a comprehensive exam prior to proceeding to the research component of the program. Candidates complete a series of courses that lead to the development of the research proposal and dissertation, the capstone research experience for the program.

How You Learn

Online: This is an online cohort. Synchronous sessions may be required for some courses. Following the outlined degree plan, you will finish the program in three years.

Career Outcomes

Upon completion of this program students will have earned a Doctor of Education (EdD) degree with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction. This program will prepare you for positions in Higher Education teaching, Director of Curriculum, Chair Person, and Director.

Degree Requirements

EdD in Curriculum and Instruction

Year 1 (Core)

EDU 6310Christian Ethics & Values
EDU 6311Research I, Academic Writing
EDU 6312Research II, Quantitative
EDU 6313Multicultural Experiences
EDU 6316Research III, Qualitative
EDU 6314Grant Writing
EDU 6341Digital Learning
CAI 6352Supervision & Leadership
 Comprehensive Exam

Year 2

CAI 6320Curriculum Theory
CAI 6322Curriculum Design
CAI 6324Assessment of Student Learning
CAI 6321Strategies for Professional Development
CAI 6325Contemporary Issues
CAI 6351Program Evaluation
CAI 6323Research IV, Proposal

Year 3

CAI 6361Research V (1) Dissertation
CAI 6235Practicum
CAI 6362Research V (2) Dissertation
CAI 6235Practicum
CAI 6363Research V (3) Dissertation
Please Note:

While the chart above lists each of the courses that make up the EdD degree for informational purposes, this is not an official class schedule, and is subject to change.