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Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction/Curriculum and Assessment Online

Complete Coursework: 48 months Credit Hours: 66 Tuition: $28,050

Shape the future of education with an Ed.D. in C&I/Curriculum and Assessment online


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UWF's 100% online Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction/Curriculum & Assessment online gives you the flexibility to earn your degree on your time. You'll get exceptional value with unparalleled faculty support—and a dissertation progression that is woven into the program from the very beginning.

In this top-ranked program, you’ll learn:

  • The skills to effectively implement, construct and evaluate curriculum
  • The ability to broaden and deepen awareness of various educational philosophies and their influences in everyday classroom practice
  • Qualitative research skills—comprehend and apply new research paradigms, strategies and techniques to better understand social change and cultural settings
  • The skills to design multiple forms of assessment that tap into higher-level thinking and allow students to demonstrate problem-solving skills and knowledge of processes and concepts
  • The opportunity to interact and learn from high-performing educational leaders online

Courses

The coursework for the Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction/Curriculum and Assessment online is accelerated and based on 8-week terms (except for the dissertation) to provide flexibility to students by compressing the average time to completion. This program includes 66 credit hours, including 24 hours of core courses, 24 hours of specialization courses, and 18 dissertation hours.

To see the full list of Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction/Curriculum and Assessment courses, view courses.

Admissions

In addition to UWF’s graduate admission requirements, the College of Education and Professional Studies bases its decisions on a holistic review of credentials for admission to the Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction/Curriculum and Assessment online program. Requirements include a 3.5 graduate GPA or qualifying test scores on a nationally standardized graduate admission test, and a detailed letter of intent.

To learn more about our Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction/Curriculum and Assessment online admissions requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

We understand that it can be difficult to juggle work, classes, life and finances. Tuition for the Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction/Curriculum and Assessment online program is affordably priced. All fees are included in the total tuition cost displayed. Financial aid may also be available for students who qualify.

To learn more about Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction/Curriculum and Assessment online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

For the convenience of our Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction/Curriculum and Assessment online students, multiple start dates are offered during the academic calendar year. Students should consider application deadline dates, turn in all of their documents, register and pay for tuition for their desired program start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction/Curriculum and Assessment online, view calendar.

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Courses


For the Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction/Curriculum and Assessment online, the curriculum includes 66 semester credit hours, including 24 hours of core courses, 24 hours of specialization courses, and 18 dissertation hours. Note that students must take either EDF 8486 or EDF 8936.

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Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Historical, sociological, psychological and philosophical foundations of curriculum models, theory and design. Curriculum implementation, implementation, construction and evaluation. The course incorporates study of recent general developments in curriculum theory and construction and a critical review of current specific curriculum models, plans and guidelines.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Enables graduate students to comprehend and apply new research paradigms, strategies and techniques to better understand social change and cultural settings. Qualitative research concepts, theories and methods offer an empirical basis to explore nonnumeric data. Students will experience and practice a variety of qualitative applied research techniques designed to enhance learning.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Explores the traditional and contemporary theories of cognition and merges them with educational practices. Examines the ways theories of cognition inform instructional theories and models and informs teaching and learning in specific content areas. Provides students with an opportunity to explore multiple perspectives of learning that enhance their ability to understand educational goals and processes.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed as an intermediate course in statistics for students who work in applied settings. Emphasis is on the introduction of more complex topics such as regression and the various ANOVA models, and in developing knowledge and skill in the appropriate techniques and application of various statistical software packages. Permission is required.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Identify a potential dissertation topic, analyze and synthesize research on the topic and produce a concept paper for the dissertation to be presented to the dissertation committee. Study the application of both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies toward addressing a research problem. Apply concepts from educational research in synthesizing current research articles for the development of a research project. Gain expertise in educational research that will facilitate student research agendas for action research, thesis research and dissertation research.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Aims to broaden and deepen students' awareness of various educational philosophies and their influences in everyday classroom practice. Emphasis will be on the pluralism and diversity of educational ideas, the practical implication of such ideas, development of critical and analytical thinking and open mindedness.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Student will develop advanced skills required to conduct educational research and analyze results. Emphasis is placed on aligning research methodology with appropriate statistical techniques for a particular purpose and set of research questions and the interpretation of statistical output.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Student will develop advanced skills required to conduct educational research and analyze results. Emphasis is placed on aligning research methodology with appropriate data analysis strategies for a particular purpose and set of research questions.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Explores curriculum conceptions, contributions to curriculum decisions, issues and dilemmas in curriculum development, proposals for the organization of curriculum choices (both past and present), and analysis of curricular reforms. Theoretical foundations underlying curriculum considerations and implications of these for curriculum decision-makers at all levels.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Design and develop instructional systems that use innovative and emerging technologies to promote motivation, performance and learning in education and training systems. Build a research framework to investigate technologies and instructional systems.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Analyzes, synthesizes and evaluates instructional and learning theories and principles, taking into account a variety of situations and individual differences of learners. Develops a design and development plan and produces related materials accounting for various models of instructional design.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Provides Instructional Technology advanced graduate students with the opportunity to conduct an in-depth examination of the processes and procedures in applied IT research, specifically as related to the dissertation process. Students explore how to determine appropriate topics for IT research, format and style for research publications, strategies for conducting literature reviews, hypotheses, a research design and appropriate statistical application.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed for students who believe they will one day be involved in a creative, entrepreneurial or "intrapreneurial" (corporate) opportunity within the learning organization (or invent a new learning organization) and would like to understand how to draw from their own creative skills. Students will engage with several innovation case studies of learning organizations as well as participate in applied assignments to support pedagogical innovation. Various strategies to promote disruptive innovation will also be explored in terms of how it impacts radical change in the learning organization. Creating a culture of creativity and innovation within the teaching and learning environment is paramount to this course. This course prepares students to contribute in unique and extremely productive ways to impact today's organizational demands.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Advanced study of current theories and research on assessment with emphasis on alternative methods of assessing learning; designing multiple forms of assessment that tap into higher-level thinking and allow students to demonstrate knowledge of concepts, processes and problem-solving skills.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Theoretical perspectives of assessment and how assessment models are used in education and training.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Provides leaders with the basic terminology, historical perspectives, theoretical basis, research and practical application of instructional technology to empower persons and professionals who work in educational settings. Builds knowledge and skills to assist school and district leaders in using and applying instructional technology planning and management techniques. Students may also take EME7063 in lieu of this course.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Examines major issues in American education which confront educational leaders. Problems stemming from these issues are considered.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Provides exposure for educational leadership students to high-performing educational leaders. Students will interact with high-performing leaders, study current research in educational leadership, develop group experiences in theoretical problems and solutions, and spend observation time in the work site of a high-performing educational leader.

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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 in Curriculum and Instruction/Curriculum and Assessment online, what additional materials you should send and where you need to send them.

Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction/Curriculum and Assessment Online Requirements

Any individual with a Master of Education degree is eligible to apply for admission to the Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction/Curriculum and Assessment online program. Admission to the program is selective and based on a combination of factors, including academic and professional achievement.

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission:

In addition to the university graduate admission requirements, the College of Education and Professional Studies bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the following criteria are used to assess the potential success of each applicant:

  • Official transcripts from all attended institutions
  • Official transcripts must be sent from a college or university directly to the Graduate School and bear an official seal and signature. Students who received their undergraduate or graduate degree from UWF do not need to provide UWF transcripts.

    The University of West Florida
    Graduate Admissions
    11000 University Pkwy., Bldg 11
    Pensacola, FL 32514-5750

    The UWF Graduate School is unable to accept electronic, secure transcripts directly from other institutions unless it is a Florida institution that uses the FASTER transcript system. When requesting transcripts from your current or previous institution, please be sure to specify that you need a hard-copy transcript sent to UWF.

    International students may have additional requirements

  • A master's degree earned from a regionally accredited institution or an equivalent international university with a 3.50 GPA. Graduate GPA below 3.50 requires competitive GRE, GMAT or MAT test scores that are not more than 5 years old.
  • Résumé:
    • A résumé should accompany your application to this doctoral program. It helps the admission committee learn more about who you are, the skill set you bring to the program and worthwhile experiences that can assist in a holistic evaluation of your application.
  • Three professional references, two of whom should be able to speak to your academic work, writing skills and suitability for rigorous doctoral academic work
    • Note: The online application will ask for names and contact information for your references, who will receive an email from the Graduate School with a link for completing an electronic reference for you.
  • Letter of Intent: Please submit written answers to the following three questions as part of your letter of intent:
    • What personal and professional goals do you hope to meet through earning a doctorate degree, and why do you think the UWF Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction/Curriculum and Assessment is a good fit for your goals?
    • What special knowledge, skills and experiences would you bring to the chosen specialization,and how are these aligned with the mission of the doctoral program in Curriculum & Instruction as a whole. If you have had experiences that may have affected your academic performance, please provide explanatory context in your letter of intent.
    • Be careful to clearly articulate how your skill set and experiences align with goals of the selected specialization, and show how these will impact your career trajectory.

    Note: Your responses to the three questions should not be less than six double-spaced pages (Times New Roman 12-point font).

International Graduate Admission

International students may have additional requirements.

Official transcripts must be sent from a college or university directly to the Graduate School and bear an official seal and signature. Students who received their undergraduate degree from UWF do not need to provide UWF transcripts.

Transcripts should be sent to:

The University of West Florida Graduate School
Attention: Graduate Admissions
11000 University Parkway, Building 11
Pensacola, FL 32514-5750
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Tuition


Tuition for UWF's online degrees make them some of the most affordable programs in Florida. The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction/Curriculum & Assessment online.

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course* Per Program
Ed.S. – Curriculum & Instruction $425 $1,275 $28,050

*Per course amount based on three-credit course.

Fees

A $30 application fee is required; applications will not be processed without it.

Applicants are admitted to the University only for the semester for which they apply. Students who do not enroll in the semester for which they have been admitted and want to be considered for a different semester must reapply and pay the application processing fee again. Applicants will be considered for admission under the policies in effect at that time. Admission is not automatic. If a student has attended another collegiate institution prior to updating the application, the student must provide an official transcript of all work attempted.

Refund Policy

Students receiving financial aid should contact the Financial Aid Office regarding the effect on financial aid eligibility prior to dropping or withdrawing. To understand the refund/repayment policy, you must understand the difference between a drop and a withdrawal.

  • Dropped courses are courses removed from your schedule before the fee payment deadline
  • Withdrawals occur after the fee payment deadline

Refunds are calculated by determining the point in the semester that the student either drops or withdraws. The calculation is also based on whether the student drops or withdraws from all courses or individual courses.

Refunds During the Drop/Add Period

100% of tuition is refunded for each credit hour dropped during the drop/add period. The refund is applied to any financial aid that was disbursed to the student if the drop results in a change to enrollment status. If the amount of the refund does not cover the amount owed to financial aid, the student will be billed for the difference.

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Calendar


Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction/Curriculum and Assessment Online

Course Start Date Application Deadline* Registration Deadline** Tuition Deadline Drop/Add Period
August 28, 2017 July 7, 2017 August 27, 2017 September 3, 2017 8/28/17-9/3/17

*Application and all documents must be submitted by this date.

**Registrations after the deadline will be charged a $100 fee.

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