Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction
Kansas State University

Program Details

The online Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program prepares individuals for careers as K-12 teachers or administrators, or as college or university faculty members or administrators.  The curriculum provides an understanding of the historical, philosophical, and societal basis of educational practice and the application of research to practice.  Emphasis is placed on the challenges facing contemporary K-12 educators.  The program is designed for advanced students who want to achieve a superior level of competency in their professional fields with emphasis on practice and leadership.


  • U.S. applicants must be currently employed as K-12 teachers or administrators and remain under contract with a K-12 system for the duration of the program or international equivalent
  • At least three years of K-12 teaching experience
  • Master's degree with 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Undergraduate and graduate degree from a recognized and accredited institution
  • Professional goal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Writing sample
  • Transcripts from each institution attended
  • Proof of English language proficiency (if applicable)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission