Doctor of Education / Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
Walden University

Program Details

Curriculum experts can make an impact on student achievement in any K-12 educational setting. Students in the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment specialization of this online Doctor of Education degree will learn how to drive innovation and change at the local, regional, state, and federal level.

Students will learn about the latest research and best practices related to learner-centered curriculum, instructional design, effective teaching strategies, program evaluation, student assessment, and professional development. Courses include projects and activities using real-life scenarios to emphasize necessary critical thinking and research skills. Graduates of this online degree in Curriculum and Instruction will be able to apply strategies for measurable improvement in their school system.

This degree specialization is ideal for professionals including:

  • Classroom teachers
  • Curriculum specialists
  • Department chairs
  • Directors of instruction
  • Administrators


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

Restricted States

Kentucky, New York, Rhode Island