PHD Doctor of Philosophy in Education Curriculum and Instruction specialization
Advance your knowledge of P–12 curriculum and instruction and conduct research to lead positive change and improve student achievement. This online PhD in curriculum and instruction program is part of Capella's Professional Education Unit, which has been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). You'll study advanced theory and practice in research methodology and application, curriculum mapping, instruction and assessment, and collaborative curriculum development. Throughout the program, you will build a professional portfolio that demonstrates your doctoral competencies to current and future employers.
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With your PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Capella, you'll be prepared to develop curricula reflecting the local philosophy and mission, professional research, current trends, and community and societal needs as well as instruct, design, and assess learning. Additionally, you will have the ability to effectively collaborate, lead, and evaluate curriculum and Instruction. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.
Common jobs with an online PhD in Curriculum and Instruction include director of assessment, director of instruction, adjunct or part-time faculty, full-time faculty, superintendent or curriculum specialist. Potential workplaces include: P–12 public or private school, alternative school, charter school, community or technical college, research and policy organization or state education department.