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Doctor of Education - Curriculum and Instruction

Liberty University Online's Doctor of Education with a specialization in Teaching and Learning program gives students the opportunity to develop leadership and decision-making skills. Read more about the Doctor of Education with a specialization in Teaching and Learning program at Liberty University Online here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Education with a specialization in Teaching and Learning

School Offering Program:

Liberty University Online

Degree Level:

Doctoral

Program Prerequisites:

Students must have a master's degree in education or a related field prior to enrolling in the Doctor of Education with a specialization in Teaching and Learning program at Liberty University Online. Applicants to Liberty University Online's programs should be at least 18 years of age and should have earned a high school diploma or equivalent. Some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Liberty University Online's Doctor of Education with a specialization in Teaching and Learning program must be completed within seven years. Students have the opportunity to learn about education psychology theories and research, leadership principles, educational leadership theories, educational statistics, quantitative and qualitative methods of research, and professional writing. Concentration courses are intended to teach exceptionality issues and trends, technology practices, conflict resolution, and curriculum theory. This program includes a comprehensive exam and dissertation prospectus, proposal, research, and defense.

Learning Format:

Online

Total Credits Required:

60 credits

Financial Aid Available:

Currently 87 percent of Liberty Online students receive some form of financial aid, including federal grants and loans. Liberty University also offers an experienced financial support staff to help you find scholarships.

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Required Courses for a Doctor of Education with a Specialization in Teaching and Learning:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Liberty University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Courses

  • EDUC 701: Theories and Research in Educational Psychology (3 credits)
  • EDUC 703: Theories of Historical and Social Foundations (3 credits)
  • EDUC 712: Advanced Educational Statistics (3 credits)
  • EDUC 715: Quantitative Methods of Research (3 credits)
  • EDUC 721: Issues and Trends in Exceptionality (3 credits)
  • EDUC 730: Technology Practices for Instructional Improvement 1 (3 credits)
  • EDUC 735: Issues and Trends in Teaching and Learning (K-12) OR EDUC 758: Teaching the College Student (3 credits)
  • EDUC 740: Leadership Principles and Ethics (3 credits)
  • EDUC 741: Theories of Educational Leadership 1 & 3 (3 credits)
  • EDUC 746: Conflict Resolutions (3 credits)
  • EDUC 871: Investigations in Curriculum Change (3 credits)
  • EDUC 817: Qualitative Methods of Research (3 credits)
  • EDUC 919: Professional Writing for Publication 1 & 5 (3 credits)
  • EDUC 970: Comprehensive Exam (0 credits)
  • EDUC 980: Dissertation Prospectus (3 credits)
  • EDUC 989: Dissertation Proposal and Research 2 (3 credits)
  • EDUC 989: Dissertation Proposal and Research 2 (3 credits)
  • EDUC 990: Dissertation Defense 4 (3 credits)
  • EDUC Electives (6 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Potential Career Paths:

Students who complete Liberty University Online's Doctor of Education with a specialization in Teaching and Learning program might be able to seek leadership positions in the education field. Their work might include helping meet education system goals and objectives, developing curriculum, research, or teaching.

Positions students might be able to pursue include:

  • Academic dean
  • Chief academic officer
  • College professor
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Education administrator
  • Education researcher
  • Principal
  • Provost
  • Teacher

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