Doctor of Education / Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
Walden University

Program Details

The Doctor of Education (EdD) specialization in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment is designed for education practitioners aspiring to be curriculum experts who can make an impact on student achievement in any educational system. You will gain expertise in the latest research and best practices in learner-centered curriculum and instructional design, instructional strategies, effective teaching, program evaluation, student assessment, and teacher professional development. Using real-life scenarios, you will learn to think critically about ways to drive innovation and change at the systemic level—including the local school district and regional, state, and federal education agencies—and apply strategies that can effect measurable improvement in K–12 schools. Course projects and activities emphasize the critical thinking and research skills you need to shape schools and school systems to meet diverse student needs.

Note: This program does not lead to teacher licensure or certification. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.


Students will be required to attend one face-to-face residency.

  • Must have a master's degree or higher
  • Official transcripts
  • Materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission