Liberty’s 100% online Ph.D. in Education – Curriculum and Instruction is an advanced research-focused doctoral degree that equips students with learning theory and practical teaching mastery. Students in this program will build on teaching experience and graduate studies in administration, curriculum development, learning theory, and research excellence for the K-12 and higher education fields. With an emphasis on original research, the Ph.D. in Education provides students with a path to academic authority by demonstrating the ability to address highly advanced problems in teaching methods and curriculum development. The Curriculum and Instruction specialization focuses on developing advanced skills in evaluating and establishing new trends in teaching excellence based on educational best-practices and the latest teaching technology. With the research, analysis, and writing process built into the Ph.D. in Education’s three-year track with the integrated dissertation, students will complete original research in a specialized area of education of their choice and make a lasting positive impact on the teaching field. Students who complete the Ph.D. in Education – Curriculum and Instruction will be well equipped for roles in K-12 education and higher education administration with the ability to create and supervise education curriculum. Students will also be equipped to take advantage of the vast opportunities of educator training, adult learning, and education product development industries.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
School Accreditation & Licensing
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body for southern states.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Official College Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent