PhD – Curriculum and Instruction
Capella University

Program Details

As a professional educator, you can bring about significant change within your district or school system using the expertise you acquire in Capella’s online PhD. The program is centered around a dissertation, specialty coursework, residencies and internships to prepare you for leadership in the field. You’ll benefit from a unique dissertation process that is woven into the program structure and supported by dedicated faculty and a plethora of online resources. In this Curriculum & Instruction specialization, focus is on effective learning environments and contemporary curriculum needs at the highest leadership level, from districts to the state level. Coursework in this online PhD in Curriculum & Instruction generally includes:

  • Advanced Curriculum Mapping: Reflection and Practice
  • Advanced Curriculum and Instruction: Program Evaluation
  • Advanced Application of Research for the Improvement of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Emerging Technology and Multimedia for Curriculum and Instruction

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Capella University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

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

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Applicaton Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

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