EdD – Curriculum and Instruction
Capella University

Program Details

As a professional educator, you can bring about significant change within your district or school system with the expertise you acquire in Capella’s online EdD. The program is based on applied research to solve organizational problems, improve education outcomes and address learning gaps. You’ll work closely with Capella faculty as you carry out a capstone project. This focus in Curriculum & Instruction centers on creating an effective learning environment from the elementary classroom to the corporate training room. You’ll become an innovative leader and informed decision-maker with the skills in this doctoral program. Coursework in this online EdD in Curriculum & Instruction generally includes:

  • Assessments for Improved Curriculum and Instruction
  • Leading in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Collaboration for the Improvement of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • Applying Research to the Improvement of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment


Your program of enrollment determines the admission requirements. 

Basic requirements for all programs:

  • Admission application and non-refundable $50 application fee
  • Acknowledgement agreement
  • All applicants must understand, read, speak, and write fluently in English
  • Official transcript(s) from previous institutions for degree and post-degree coursework, if applicable
  • Minimum GPA as defined by your program

Minimum level of education required:

  • Master's degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or internally recognized institution
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. 

  • Higher Learning Commission: www.hlcommission.org, 800.621.7440 
  • Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552), www.capella.edu

Additional Information

Capella University's Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) is accredited based on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards through 2024.