Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Leadership
Columbus State University

Program Details

The online Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Leadership program is intended for classroom educators, school administrators, district personnel, and other individuals seeking professional expertise in leadership.  The program is meant to meet the demand for educators among administrative ranks and in the classroom who have a high degree of expertise in school improvement, research, and professional learning.  Students also develop the research skills necessary to improve student achievement in schools which is critical due to the need for leadership frameworks, curriculum models, and instructional practices that are supported by research.  Graduates are able to identify problems in the schools, employ research strategies, analyze data, and make appropriate program revisions that positively impact student learning and achievement.

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Columbus State University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

Candidates should possess at least four years of experience in an educational setting or in a leadership role in the private sector.  Candidates must also not possess a criminal record or dishonorable discharge from military service.