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SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

PHD Doctor of Philosophy in Education Curriculum and Instruction specialization

Overview

Capella University's online PhD in Curriculum program prepares you to lead positive change and improve student achievement.

This program is part of Capella's Professional Education Unit, which has been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). You will 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.

The Building Blocks of Your PhD

Your PhD in Curriculum and Instruction program includes 4 integrated components: online coursework, in-person experiences (called colloquia or residencies), comprehensive exams, and dissertation. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you through your program and to your goal of a PhD.

View a sample course sequence to understand program timing and see how your coursework, colloquia, comprehensive exams, and dissertation all fit together.

To learn more about this degree program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

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Degree Outcomes

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.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at CapellaResults.com.

Source

People with Doctoral degrees in Education from Capella earn an average of $21,000more per year than people who only hold a Master's degree.

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Career Outcomes

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.