Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction

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Approx. program length:

4 years


Credits:

62


Cost per credit:

$810

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Content is king. Help shape it.

Learn to develop curriculum and influence curriculum content and policy with a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction. Our distinctive Scholar-Practitioner-Leader SM Model helps you develop a blend of knowledge, skills and leadership abilities that can lead to greater personal and professional effectiveness. Our Doctoral Education EcosystemTM surrounds you with support that includes access to experienced researchers, online dissertation research and writing tools, and grants, fellowships and scholarships.

This EdD/Curriculum and Instruction program prepares you to:

  • Analyze historical and current theories of curriculum development
  • Address the learning needs of large communities of students
  • Evaluate instructional and assessment methods to improve learning outcomes
  • Create dynamic learning environments through technology, curriculum and instruction
  • Execute your dissertation proposal, research and oral defense

We know it’s hard work. We get it. And we’ve got you. You’ll take just one course at a time — and courses are never more than eight weeks long so you can balance work and life on the path to your degree.

This program is not designed to lead to educational licensure or certification.

Knowledge without boundaries

Advance your research goals, learn how to publish, and gain an overview of research funding and award opportunities through our online scholarly community, classes and events.

Research centers

As a doctoral student in the School of Advanced Studies, you’ll have access to our University research centers. These discipline-specific centers are designed to help students, faculty and alumni expand their research portfolios and influence change in their fields.

Course length:

8 weeks

* Some courses are shorter than 8 weeks.

Total credits required:

62


Max. number of transfer credits:

39

Requirements and prerequisites

You’ll need a minimum of 62 credits to complete this program. These may be earned from a combination of required and elective courses. Required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits.

Dissertation

Doctoral students are required to complete a dissertation, which is added to the University Dissertation Library. The time to complete your dissertation will vary, depending on your distinctive approach to research and completing writing and revisions.

Residency

Located in Phoenix, Arizona, required residencies offer the opportunity to connect with fellow doctoral students on the main University of Phoenix® campus to form valuable networking relationships and refine research and leadership abilities. Contact a University enrollment representative at 844.YES.UOPX for details.

Transfer credits

Earn your degree faster. If you’ve earned a master’s degree from an accredited university, you may be eligible to receive up to six doctoral-level credits toward your doctoral degree. Current doctoral students from an accredited university or college may be eligible to receive up to 39 credits based on previous doctoral coursework.

Core courses

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Developing The Doctoral Identity DOC700
1
Leadership Theory And Practice LDR711A
3
Creative And Critical Thinking DOC705R
3
Research Conceptualization And Design RES709
3
Social Contexts And Contemporary Issues EDD711
3
Curriculum, Developmental, And Learning Theories CUR713
3
Statistical Research Methods And Design I RES710
3
Doctoral Seminar I DOC720R
2
Instructional Leadership EDD724
3
Curriculum Design CUR721
3
Qualitative Methods And Design RES724
3
Instructional Models CUR722
3
Doctoral Seminar II DOC723
3
Assessment Of Student Learning CUR723
3
Doctoral Seminar III DOC733R
3
Doctoral Seminar IV DOC734R
2
Supervision Of Curriculum And Instruction CUR731
3
Descriptive And Comparative Data Analysis RES725
3
Correlational Methods Of Analysis RES726
3
Approaches To Phenomenological Inquiry And Data Analysis RES727
3
Qualitative Case Study RES728
3
Ethnomethodology And The Study Of Culture RES729
3
Grounded Theory Methods RES745
3
Doctoral Dissertation DOC741
3
Program Evaluation CUR732
3
Doctoral Project IV DOC742
3
Annual Renewal Residency DOC741R
2

Projected job growth:

11%

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job growth for instructional coordinators is projected to be 11 percent between 2016 and 2026. A Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction degree can help prepare you to be a:

  • Curriculum and assessment director
  • Curriculum and instruction director
  • Curriculum director
  • Program administrator
  • Instructional designer
  • Instructional technologist
  • Lead performance support analyst
  • Senior instructional designer

Networking opportunities

Access powerful networking tools through our PhoenixLinkTM career services platform. Take advantage of personal career coaching. Search and apply for jobs, or make your resumé visible to employers. And connect with employers and alumni through career fairs and mixers or with peers through the school’s Facebook® group for doctoral students. It’s all about connections. And we help you make them.

Learning outcomes

Along with the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, students who graduate from the School of Advanced Studies should gain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes students will possess upon completion of the program of study. By the time you complete your Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction, you should be able to perform these learning outcomes.

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Institutional accreditation

Regional accreditation is an institution-level accreditation status granted by one of six U.S. regional accrediting bodies. Accreditation by more than one regional accrediting body is not permitted by the U.S. Department of Education.

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org. Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.


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What sets us apart?

When you choose our Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction program, you can:

Learn relevant curriculum

Our distinctive Scholar-Practitioner-Leader SM Model helps you develop a blend of knowledge, skills and leadership abilities that can lead to greater personal and professional effectiveness.

Get the credit you deserve

If you have a master’s degree from an accredited university, you may be eligible to receive up to 6 doctoral-level credits. Current doctoral students from an accredited university or college may be eligible to receive up to 39 credits based on previous doctoral coursework.

Access a wealth of resources

Built for working adults, our hub of doctoral resources is designed to support your journey and dissertation process. This includes access to University research centers, experienced faculty and industry professionals ready to mentor you along the way.

Take the next step

It’s time to let your education prepare you for the next phase of your career. You’ve got the will. And, by taking one course at a time toward a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction degree, you’ve got the way.

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