PhD - Curriculum and Instruction
This program is not designed for teacher certification, licensure or endorsement.
Capella University's online PhD in Curriculum and Instruction degree program prepares you to affect positive change and improve student achievement.
This program is part of Capella's Professional Education Unit, which has been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). You will study advanced theory and practice in research methodology and application, curriculum mapping, instruction and assessment, and collaborative curriculum development. Throughout the program, you will build a professional portfolio that demonstrates your doctoral competencies to current and future employers.
Your PhD in Curriculum and Instruction program includes 4 integrated components: online coursework, in-person experiences (called colloquia or residencies), comprehensive exams, and dissertation. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you through your program and to your goal of a PhD.
With your PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Capella, you'll be prepared to develop curricula reflecting the local philosophy and mission, professional research, current trends, and community and societal needs as well as instruct, design, and assess learning. Additionally, you will have the ability to effectively collaborate, lead, and evaluate curriculum and instruction.
Common jobs with an online PhD in Curriculum and Instruction include director of assessment, director of instruction, adjunct or part-time faculty, full-time faculty, superintendent or curriculum specialist. Potential workplaces include: P–12 public or private school, alternative school, charter school, community or technical college, research and policy organization or state education department.
For current K-12 professionals interested in extending their education with a graduate degree. Capella University education programs do not lead to initial teacher licensure.
Delivery Format:Mostly Online
Tuition Basis :Per Quarter Credit
In State Rate:$690.00
Out of State Rate:$690.00
Estimated Degree Cost - In State:$63,480.00
Estimated Degree Cost - Out Of State:$63,480.00
International Students Accepted:Yes
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 an internationally recognized institution
- Grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
Accreditation & Licensing
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
The Professional Education Unit (PEU) at Capella University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), www.ncate.org. This accreditation covers advanced educator preparation programs at Capella University. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to K–12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.
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Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credentials, job placement or salary advancement. State regulations and professional credential standards vary. It is the learner’s responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for their states and professional associations. For more information on licensure, see the Licensure section on the school’s website. Enrollment restrictions and/or other restrictions may apply to certain programs. Contact Capella University at 1.866.679.9687 for more information.
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