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Curriculum and Instruction


Doctor of Philosophy in Education

Become the leader your school or district needs with an online PhD in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, from Capella University. This program is designed to help you develop the research-based knowledge and skills you need for effective classroom, building, and district-level leadership.

Learn to guide curriculum and improvement initiatives using current theory and research in curriculum design, instructional models, and assessment strategies focused on increasing student achievement.

Dissertation research seminars

Make immediate progress toward your dissertation with in-person dissertation research seminars blended into your coursework.

Extensive doctoral support

Experts will support you throughout your degree to help you meet doctoral challenges and reach your short- and long-term goal.

Professionally aligned curriculum

Every assignment, course, and program is designed to deliver the knowledge and expertise required for success in the field of education.

Classes start December 7

Use the code FALL to waive the $50 application fee

At a Glance

  • Online & in-person
  • 6 Core courses
  • 7 Specialization courses
  • 2 Elective courses
  • 3 Residencies
  • Comprehensive exam
  • Dissertation
  • 2 Internships

Reduce your tuition by $20,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $20K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your doctoral degree.