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 EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.5 or above (4.0 scale)
Official College Transcript(s)
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.