Andrews University

4150 Administration Drive, Room 136, Berrien Springs, MI 49104

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The Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Curriculum and Instruction program at Andrews University is offered through the School of Graduate Studies and Research at the institution. This program is geared towards candidates who wish to work towards creating a superior learning environment within a learning environment. Examples of settings of application include schools, corporations, colleges, or universities. Graduates of this program may go on to become curriculum specialists, researchers, and department heads or chairs.

This program is typically able to be completed in a six year period by students continuously taking courses. The Doctor of Philosophy Degree program is a more research oriented one than that of the EdD. As such, it is intended for candidates that wish to become educational leaders or take on careers in research. Students accomplish working towards such a goal by theoretical and conceptual original research, along with an immersive experience in the field. Graduates of this program generally go on to areas of higher education, government, or advanced positions in K-12 education.

In order to complete this degree program, those enrolled must earn a minimum of 92 hours of credit from a range of required sections and courses. The electives in this program should satisfy a student's chosen specialization, cognate areas, or goals. Possible specializations include Teaching in Higher Education, Curriculum Leadership, Instructional Leadership, and Teacher Education.

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    Applicants must have a Master’s Degree in an area appropriate to the major emphasis of the specialist or doctoral program from a regionally accredited American university or senior college, or its equivalent from a comparably, recognized institution outside the U.S. Applicants who have completed at least 16 semester credits of graduate work must have a graduate GPA of at least 3.30 for the EdD program.

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    Distance Education Accrediting Commission,

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    The School of Education is NCATE accredited

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