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Doctor of Education, Curriculum & Instruction Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 24 months Credit Hours: 60 Tuition: $30,000

Overview


Develop the knowledge, skills and disposition necessary to solve instructional problems in educational settings at the highest level with the nationally recognized Doctor of Education, Curriculum & Instruction degree program from ULM. This 100% online program provides practical opportunities for students 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.

Courses

The coursework for the Doctor of Education, Curriculum & Instruction online program is accelerated, offering eight-week terms for a total of 60 credit hours.

To see the full list of courses for this program, view courses.

Admissions

The School of Education admission process has specific requirements that students must meet to enroll in the Doctor of Education, Curriculum & Instruction online program.

To learn more about the admission requirements for this program, view admissions.

Tuition

Tuition for the Doctor of Education, Curriculum & Instruction online program is affordably priced and can be paid by the course. Financial aid may also be available for students who qualify.

To learn more about the tuition for this program, view tuition.

Calendar

The School of Education offers multiple start dates each year for the convenience of our Doctor of Education, Curriculum & Instruction online students. Students should consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documents, register for classes and pay tuition for their desired program start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for this program, view calendar.

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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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Admissions


The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Find out the requirements for the Doctor of Education, Curriculum & Instruction online, what additional materials you should send and where you need to send them.

Online Program Admission Requirements

  1. Master's degree (any discipline) - No teaching certificate is required
  2. Graduate minimum 3.25 GPA
  3. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) minimum score of 292 (Verbal and Quantitative scores combined) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) score of 397
  4. Submission of official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities

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.

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Tuition


The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Doctor of Education, Curriculum & Instruction online.

Program Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Hour Course Per Program
Ed.D. Curriculum & Instruction $500 $1,500 $30,000

Financial Aid Application Process

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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Calendar


Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Class Day
Summer 6/4/18 5/21/18 5/28/18 5/30/18 6/05/18 7/31/18
Fall 1 8/20/18 8/06/18 8/13/18 8/10/18 8/14/18 10/12/18
Fall 2 10/15/18 10/01/18 10/08/18 10/01/18 10/16/18 12/7/18
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