Education (Ph.D.) - Curriculum & Instruction

Education (Ph.D.) - Curriculum & Instruction

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2019 through summer 2020. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Education Core Courses
EDUC 701Advanced Learning Theory and Research3
EDUC 703Theories of Historical and Social Foundations of Education3
Choose three credit hours from the following:3
Issues & Trends in Learning Technologies 1
Organizational Analysis and Problem Solving
Curriculum & instruction Concentration
EDUC 721Issues and Trends in Exceptionality3
EDUC 735Issues and Trends in Curriculum and Instruction3
EDUC 771Curriculum Theory3
EDUC 848Culture and Educational Leadership3
EDUC 871Investigations in Curriculum Change3
EDUC 872Research in Curriculum Design and Development3
Research Courses
EDUC 812Advanced Educational Statistics3
EDUC 815Quantitative Methods of Research3
EDUC 817Qualitative Methods of Research3
EDUC 860Literature Review for Advanced Research3
EDUC 980Research Concepts & Methodology3
Choose three credit hours from the following:3
Advanced Quantitative Methods of Research 1
Advanced Qualitative Methods of Research 1
Dissertation Courses 2
EDUC 987Dissertation Prospectus and Research 35
EDUC 988Dissertation Proposal & Research 35
EDUC 989Dissertation Writing and Research 35
EDUC 990Dissertation Defense0
Total Hours60

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 60 hours
  • A minimum of 45 hours must be completed through Liberty University, not to include credits from a prior degree earned through Liberty
  • A maximum of 15 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 7 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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