PhD/EdD, Leadership: Curriculum and Instruction Specialization

Study Format Online, On Campus
Program Length 61-67 credits*


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Concordia University Chicago's doctoral program in leadership with a specialization in curriculum and instruction is for teachers who wish to pursue a program that prepares them for leadership roles in public or private schools. This program develops educational experts and scholars who can design, implement, evaluate and manage curriculum and instruction programs in K-12 schools. 

Learning Objectives

  • Develop the abilities for research and critical thinking in the field of curriculum and instruction, with theoretical and practical knowledge.
  • Develop competency in curriculum evaluation, development and mapping.
  • Improve understanding in the teaching and learning process.
  • Build a strong professional background in areas related to curriculum and instruction.
  • Support and lead reform and change efforts related to teacher development in schools.

The coursework will assist in facilitating the exploration, discussion and understanding of the challenges and possibilities of teacher education.

The coursework developed for the Curriculum and Instruction doctoral program facilitates the exploration, discussion, and understanding of the challenges and possibilities of teacher education.

Program Requirements

  • Application to and admission into the Curriculum and Instruction doctoral program
  • Successful completion of 61 credit hours (EdD) or 67 credit hours (PhD)
  • International students complete a 3-credit Seminar in Higher Education course
  • Comprehensive Examination
  • Dissertation


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