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Doctor of Education, Curriculum & Instruction Online

Develop the knowledge, skills and disposition necessary to solve instructional problems in educational settings at the highest level with this nationally recognized online Ed.D. program from ULM.

08/03/20 Next Application Due Date
08/17/20 Start Classes

Program Overview

$30,000 Total Tuition
As few as 24 months Program Duration
60 Credit Hours

Our accredited Doctor of Education, Curriculum & Instruction online program provides you with practical opportunities to relate theoretical foundations to curricular and instructional issues faced in real-world settings. Examine research-based theories; learn quantitative and qualitative methods; and explore the intellectual, social, moral and political foundations of education through multiple theoretical lenses.

This rigorous program is taught by our esteemed faculty comprised of prominent, accomplished and global researchers whose experience and knowledge will prepare you for new career opportunities such as Education Administrator, Instructional Coordinator, Superintendent or University Professor in as few as 24 months.

Career opportunities include:

  • Education Administrator
  • Superintendent
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • University Professor
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

The University of Louisiana Monroe School of Education teacher education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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Tuition and Fees

The Doctor of Education, Curriculum & Instruction online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition. Financial aid may be available for students who qualify.

Tuition breakdown:

$500 Per Credit Hour
$30,000 Program Tuition

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Program Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Hour Course Per Program
Doctor of Education, Curriculum & Instruction $500 $1,500 $30,000

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Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at fafsa.ed.gov, using the Federal School Code for ULM: 002020.

If you have questions regarding financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 318-342-5320.

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Recognized by the Carnegie Classification as an R3: Doctoral University.

Calendar

The Doctor of Education, Curriculum & Instruction online program features eight-week courses delivered in a convenient online format—with five starts each year. View the full calendar to find the best class start date for you and take note of all corresponding deadlines.

Now Enrolling:

08/03/20 Next Application Due Date
08/17/20 Start Classes

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Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Late Registration Deadline* Late Payment Deadline* Last Class Day
Summer 06/01/2020 05/18/2020 05/25/2020 06/01/2020 N/A 06/01/2020 06/05/2020 07/31/2020
Fall 1 08/17/2020 08/03/2020 08/10/2020 08/17/2020 08/17/2020 08/17/2020 08/21/2020 10/09/2020
Fall 2 10/12/2020 09/28/2020 10/05/2020 10/12/2020 10/12/2020 N/A N/A 12/11/2020
Spring 1 01/11/2021 12/28/2020 01/04/2021 01/11/2021 01/11/2021 01/11/2021 01/15/2021 03/12/2021
Spring 2 03/15/2021 03/01/2021 03/08/2021 03/15/2021 03/15/2021 N/A N/A 05/14/2021
Summer 06/01/2021 05/18/2021 05/25/2021 06/01/2021 06/01/2021 06/01/2021 06/04/2021 07/01/2021

Course Map

*For those registering in Spring 1, Summer and Fall 1 who do not pay by the registration deadline will be dropped and required to register and pay $100 late fee. Please note late registration and late payment are not available for those starting in Spring 2 and Fall 2.

Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from the University of Louisiana Monroe?

Admissions

The admission process is the first step toward earning your Doctor of Education, Curriculum & Instruction online from ULM. Requirements for admission to this program include:

Master’s degree in any discipline
GRE score of at least 292 or MAT score of at least 397
GPA of at least 3.25 in graduate work from a regionally accredited institution

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Online Program Admission Requirements

  • Master's degree (any discipline) – No teaching certificate is required
  • Graduate minimum 3.25 GPA, from a regionally accredited university
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) minimum score of 292 (Verbal and Quantitative scores combined) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score of 397
    • Scores 5 years or newer accepted only from ETS. Scores over 5 years are only accepted if they are on-file in the ULM Banner system.
  • Submission of official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities
  • Applicants should have earned grades of C or better on all previous graduate course work.

Transcripts and official documents can be electronically submitted to gradschooldocs@ulm.edu.

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Graduate Admissions
University of Louisiana Monroe
Sandel Hall 243
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209-0600

Have a question? Call us at 800-917-3236.

Courses

To earn the Doctor of Education, Curriculum & Instruction online students must complete the courses listed below for a total of 60 credit hours.

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Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Provides a foundation for students ascending to the doctoral coursework level and introduces students to an array of questions about education, immersing them in seminal works of educational literature for pursuing issues for the rest of their career.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed to introduce students to the multiple worlds of educational research. Examines the major phases of research for design of study, data collection and analysis, interpretation, and reporting. This is the initial foundational research course taken.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Provides an introduction to data analysis and statistical inference where students learn to describe data quantitatively and graphically, compute statistical estimates and hypothesis tests, and use the computer in text editing, data management and statistical processing of research data.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on the design, development, implementation and evaluation of instructional materials that are created according to instructional design principles. By applying these principles, students will have knowledge, skills and dispositions to solve instructional problems in educational settings.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduces students to techniques of multivariate data analysis and statistical inference commonly used in education and the social sciences. Students learn about federally funded and publically available data sets to conduct multivariate analysis.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Examines the theories and methods of qualitative educational research including ethnography, case studies, interview studies and document analysis with emphasis placed on selecting methods appropriate to the research question. Techniques for data collections, analyses and presentation are studied and practiced.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduces subcultures including political, economic and social backgrounds that impact the global needs in an educational manner.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Examines research-based theories and practices of teaching and learning.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Presents methods and styles of communication, which facilitates positive interpersonal communication and introduces techniques and methods to conflict resolution for faculty, students and administrators.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Explores the intellectual, social, moral and political foundations of education through multiple theoretical lenses. Bridges theory with practice by examining ways in which recurrent themes in curriculum scholarship are present in modern curriculum and policy.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Provides in-depth study of educational policy process in public school administration and supervision. Includes analysis of decision making, principalship, superintendency, school law and ethics.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Investigates the current theory and practice of programs, personnel, data collection and analysis, and reporting of the evaluation. Includes analysis of current national, state and local program evaluations and their findings. Participants conduct and model evaluation strategies through field project reports.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed to explore the interrelated, diverse ranges and uses of assessment in education and instructional decision making. Includes application of knowledge about available sources of data and assessment techniques to real-world educational problems.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An analysis of the professional environment with emphasis on procedural strategies for professional development as evidenced by teaching, service and research. Two complementary facets include organizational behavior in educational environments and the development and maintenance of effective professional development programs.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This core course presents decision-making and problem-solving situations in educational settings with particular emphasis on school improvement and accountability. Students present case studies depicting decision-making models for analyzing and developing strategies for reaching solutions.

Duration: TBD   |   Credit Hours: 15

This course is an independent application of research, design and methods that leads to the completion of an original research study under the guidance of the student's doctoral committee.

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