Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Advanced Educational Studies – Curriculum and Instruction
Engage in Advanced Research with Liberty’s Online PhD in Curriculum and Instruction
Do you want to build on your practice-focused teaching expertise with innovative academic research? With Liberty University’s 100% online PhD in Advanced Educational Studies – Curriculum and Instruction degree program, you can expand your knowledge, skills, and training in curriculum development and teaching methods through advanced course content and in-depth research. By transferring in up to two-thirds of your conferred Ed.D. degree, you can fast-track your doctoral dissertation project with Liberty’s PhD in Advanced Educational Studies.
Educators strive to influence classrooms across county, state, and national levels by creating innovative and effective curriculums that help students live up to their fullest potential. However, if your doctoral studies were in a practice-focused Doctor of Education track, you may now find that you are missing a research credential to meet your career goals. With our program, you can build on the valuable knowledge and insight you have already gained in your Ed.D. to engage in cutting-edge research through your dissertation.
What Will You Learn in Liberty’s PhD in Advanced Educational Studies – Curriculum and Instruction?
Through this program, you will:
- Develop highly advanced and effective curriculum
- Engage with curriculum and instruction theory
- Learn advanced research skills for the doctoral dissertation
- Study current trends and issues in education
Through our curriculum and instruction concentration, you will evaluate the process of designing curriculum and implementing instructional practices. You will analyze pedagogical concepts and approaches based on research and knowledge of the discipline. You will also utilize highly advanced research content from these courses and previous Ed.D. studies to develop your dissertation.
Potential Career Options with a Curriculum and Instruction Degree
- Curriculum creator
- Curriculum specialist
- Educational consultant
- Educational instructor
- Executive education position
- K-12 administrator
- Superintendent of schools*
- Survey researcher
- Training and development specialist
- University administrator
- University professor
*This role may require additional licensure.
Benefits of Our PhD in Curriculum and Instruction Degree
As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.
Here’s what sets us apart:
- We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among Niche.com’s top 10 online schools in America. Earning your online PhD in Advanced Educational Studies degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
- Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 6 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university.
- If you have a conferred Ed.D. or PhD in Education, you can earn a PhD in Advanced Educational Studies with only 21 hours of research and dissertation requirements.
- The PhD in Advanced Educational Studies is 100% online with no required on-campus intensives.
Military Tuition Discount
Lead your field with the doctoral degree you want — at a price you’ve earned. As a thank-you for your military service, Liberty University offers current and former service members like you or your spouse multiple pathways to earn a doctoral degree for only $300/credit hour. Find out how you can take advantage of this unique opportunity and reach the pinnacle of your profession — for less.
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer in up to 39 credits
Next Start Date
Aug 23, 2021
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC
Experience That Matters to You
As an accredited Christian college with a 7,000-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.
At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 30+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.
And what’s that?
- Academic Quality
These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.
We are widely recognized as a top university for affordability, accessibility, and academic quality.
Why Choose Liberty University?
Enjoy Flexible Courses
Choose from a wide variety of programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, most of which are 100% online*. With an 8-week format and 8 start dates per year, it’s easy to fit your courses around your schedule!
* excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs
Maximize Your Time
Start and finish your degree faster! Liberty requires no standardized testing for admission, and you can transfer previous course credit — transfer in up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree and up to 50% of a master’s, postgraduate, or doctoral degree — or discover how your life, career, or military experience may count toward your college degree.
Grow in Your Faith
All of our courses are taught from a Christian perspective, and our faculty see themselves as mentors. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ — we’re committed to championing you as you study to go further in your field, become a leader in your industry, or start a new career.
Access Academic Support
Throughout your educational journey, you will have access to academic resources that will aid in the completion of your degree. Services include our online library, writing center, tutoring, study aids, IT assistance, 30+ tutorial videos, live webinars, and personalized help from our academic advising team.
At Liberty, we believe in putting a world-class Christian education within reach — so our tuition rates have been frozen for 6 years and counting!
As a nonprofit (not-for-profit) university, Liberty is in the business of training skilled professionals to make a difference in the world – not gaining profit, revenue, or producing dividends for shareholders. In keeping with our commitment to your education, we invest our resources back into degree programs and into your student experience.
While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university and has not increased tuition for 6 straight years. Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.
For Liberty University, nonprofit is more than a status; it is a valuable opportunity to invest in the lives of students who will go out and impact the world.
87% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid. Virginia residents may qualify for additional aid — learn more!
Corporate Tuition Assistance
Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you pay only a portion of your balance up front. You submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay the remaining balance for your classes.
Qualified military service members, veterans, and their spouses can receive up to 55% off their tuition rate for eligible programs!
Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.