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PhD in Education - Curriculum and Instruction

The Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Curriculum & Instruction at Regent University is designed to offer students advanced instruction in curriculum design and classroom education. Read more about Regent's Ph.D. in Education here.

Official Program Name:

Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Curriculum & Instruction

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

In addition to a bachelor's and master's degree, candidates of the Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Curriculum & Instruction program should have excellent research, problem-solving, and analytical skills. All applicants to Regent University graduate programs need a bachelor's degree from an accredited college; some programs may have other requirements.

Program Description:

Regent University's Ph.D. in Education - Curriculum & Instruction degree program offers students the chance to prepare to affect change in the field of education. Through classroom learning, independent research, and residencies, students might advance their knowledge of curriculum design and classroom teaching. Courses cover a wide range of topics, from decision-making and online learning to grant writing and diversity in the classroom. All the materials in this program are given from the perspective of the Christian faith.

Learning Format:

Online (with required residencies)

Program Length:

75+ credits

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Curriculum & Instruction:

Students take anywhere from 75 to 77 credit hours to complete this Ph.D. program. A dissertation is part of the curriculum, as are multiple residencies at the Virginia Beach campus. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (75+ credits)

  • Advanced Theory & Practice Of Leadership, Communication & Organizations
  • Advanced Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
  • Diversity, Inclusion & Theory In The Classroom
  • Grant Writing For Leadership Minded Educators
  • Character Education: Curriculum & Instruction
  • Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Strategic Planning & Program Evaluation
  • Analysis Of Variance
  • Regression & Correlation
  • Structure & Reliability Analysis
  • Advanced Development Of Programs & Curricula
  • Online Orientation
  • Research Design & Analysis
  • Residency
  • Christian Worldview For Educators
  • Data-driven Decision Making
  • Educational Statistics
  • Advanced Study Of Theories In Learning & Development
  • Foundations Of Online Learning
  • Statistics Interpretation
  • Issues In Education
  • Dissertation
  • Dissertation Continuation
  • Advanced Research Design & Analysis
  • Curriculum & Assessment For College/University Teaching
  • Administration & Organization Theory In Higher Education
  • Regent Foundations For Graduate Success
  • Information Research & Resources

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Once they've successfully completed the Ph.D. in Education - Curriculum & Instruction program at Regent University, graduates might have developed the leadership, curriculum development, and research skills to take their careers to the next level. They mishg seek careers where they assess curriculum and instruction practices or conduct research.

Graduates might be able to fill roles such as these:

  • Curriculum & instruction consultant
  • University faculty
  • School district administrator

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