Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Assessment
Southern Wesleyan University

Program Details

The online Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Assessment program is designed for professionals who are aspiring to be assessment and institutional effectiveness experts who affect the institution’s success and achievement through purpose, scholarship, and community.  The curriculum provides scholarly expertise in current innovative research and best practices in learner-centered curriculum and instructional design, instructional strategies, program evaluation, and student assessment.  While many programs concentrate on curriculum and instruction, this emphasizes assessment, concentrating on teaching and learning through assessment along with determining the quantitative and qualitative outcomes that can improve strategies and programs in an outcomes-based climate.


  • Requires on-campus attendance of a one-week summer residency course, per three summers
  • Master’s degree in education or related field from a regionally accredited university or college or comparable degree from an international institution
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale)
  • Official transcripts of all college-level course work, both undergraduate and graduate
  • Be in good standing at all previous institutions of higher learning
  • MAT or GRE test scores
  • Two professional references
  • Writing sample

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges