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EdD in Curriculum and Instruction
Doctor of Education

Making significant, relevant changes in education starts with passionate academic professionals. Build on your expertise to become an informed decision-maker and innovative leader with our online Doctor of Education (EdD), Curriculum and Instruction. You can develop research-based knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to build an effective learning environment; whether it's a classroom, school, district, university, or corporation. Use what you learn to take your role as an educator and administrator further—into a leadership role.

Expertise in applied technology

Evaluate current and future instructional technology to further enable and facilitate curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

Foundational coursework

Build a solid base for your program with coursework that focuses on research and critical thinking—and prepares you for success as a doctoral student.

Capstone: doctoral project

Your doctoral project provides the opportunity for you to solve a real-world problem in your field.

Classes start December 5

Use the code AUTUMN to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • 16 Core courses
  • Capstone
  • 0 max transfer credits

With Capella Tuition Cap, you won't pay more than $32,000* in tuition costs for your degree.

*Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details.

What can you do with a EdD in Curriculum and Instruction degree?

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. Here are some of the jobs and employment settings to explore with an EdD, Curriculum and Instruction.

Related job titles to explore*

  • Curriculum coordinator
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Director of assessment
  • Director of instruction
  • Director of curriculum
  • Director of instructional technology
  • Distance education specialist
  • Education specialist
  • Educational consultant
  • Full-time faculty of education courses

Employment settings to explore

  • K–12 public or private school
  • K–12 virtual or charter school
  • School district
  • Government—local, state, federal
  • For profit curriculum development company
  • Land-based or online college or university

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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