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Ph.D. in Education - Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Walden University's Ph.D. in Education program with a specialization in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment is intended for current education professionals who want to examine current research and learn more about best instructional practices in the education field. Read more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

School Offering Program:

Walden University

Degree Level:

Ph.D.

Program Description:

Walden University's Ph.D. in Education program with a specialization in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment is designed for current educators who want to study strategies for maximizing student learning. The program focuses on curriculum, instruction, and assessment proficiencies and provides individualized research opportunities tailored to educators' academic disciplines. Core courses explore social change, human development, and organizational and social systems. Specialization courses offer instruction in leadership and principles of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. The program culminates with a required dissertation.

Accreditation:

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.

Learning Format:

Online

Estimated Program Length:

Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Personalized estimates of time to completion can be discussed with Walden University enrollment advisors.

Total Credits Required:

122 quarter credit hours

Financial Aid Available:

Walden University offers a number of financial aid opportunities including scholarships, fellowships, and employer tuition reimbursement for those who qualify. Enrollment advisors can also assist with federal aid, private loans, veteran benefits, and other opportunities.

Courses for a Ph.D. in Education with a Specialization in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment:

Degree program curriculum and credits are subject to change. Contact Walden University for the most current information before enrolling in a program.

Core Curriculum

Course TitleCredits
Foundations for Doctoral Study6
KAM I: Principles of Social Change
Breadth: Theories of Social Change5
Depth: Current Research in Social Change and Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment5
Application: Professional Practice in Social Change Related to Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment4
KAM II: Principles of Human Development
Breadth: Theories of Human Development 5
Depth: Current Research in Human Development and Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment5
Application: Professional Practice in Human Development in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment4
KAM III: Principles of Organizational and Social Systems
Breadth: Theories of Organizational and Social Systems 5
Depth: Current Research in Social Systems and Social Change in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 5
Application: Professional Practice in Social Systems and Social Change and Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 4

Core Research Sequence

Course TitleCredits
Research Theory, Design, and Methods4
Quantitative Reasoning4
Qualitative Reasoning4

Specialized KAMs

Course TitleCredits
KAM V: Principles of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Breadth: Theories of Human Learning in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment5
Depth: Current Research in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment to Optimize Human Learning5
Application: Professional Practice in Learning Related to Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 4
KAM VI: Leadership in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Breadth: Theories of Leadership in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 5
Depth: Current Research and Issues in Development and Leadership of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 5
Application: Program Development and Leadership in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 4

Advanced Research Courses (Choose one course)

Course TitleCredits
Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis 4
Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis 4
Advanced Mixed Methods Reasoning and Analysis4

Dissertation

Course TitleCredits
Dissertation30

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Students who complete Walden University's Ph.D. in Education - Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment program may be able to build a strong professional portfolio or advance in their current career. Opportunities may also be available in education research.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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