Advanced Educational Studies (Ph.D.) - Curriculum & Instruction

Advanced Educational Studies (Ph.D.) - Curriculum & Instruction

Important: This diploma plan is effective for those starting in the fall 2021 through summer 2022. This diploma plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment.

Education Elective Courses 1
EDUC Elective 23
EDUC Elective 23
EDUC Elective 23
EDUC Elective 23
EDUC Elective 23
EDUC Elective 23
EDUC Elective 23
Total Hours21
Curriculum & Instruction Cognate 1
Choose three of the following courses:9
Issues and Trends in Curriculum and Instruction
Curriculum Theory
Investigations in Curriculum Change
Research in Curriculum Design and Development
Total Hours9
Research Courses 1
EDUC 812Advanced Educational Statistics3
EDUC 815Quantitative Methods of Research3
EDUC 817Qualitative Methods of Research3
Total Hours9
Dissertation Courses 1
EDDR 915Quantitative Dissertation Topic and Planning3
or EDDR 917 Qualitative Dissertation Topic and Planning
EDDR 980Quantitative Dissertation Prospectus3
or EDDR 981 Qualitative Dissertation Prospectus
EDDR 987Dissertation and Research I 25
EDDR 988Dissertation and Research II 25
EDDR 989Dissertation and Research III 25
EDDR 990Dissertation and Research IV0
Total Hours21

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 60 hours
  • A minimum of 21 hours must be completed through Liberty University, not to include from a prior degree earned through Liberty
  • A maximum of 39 hours of transfer credit, including credit from a degree on the same academic level previously earned through Liberty, may be applied to the degree
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No grades lower than a B- may be applied to the degree
  • Successful defense of dissertation
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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