EdD in Curriculum & Instruction: Educational Psychology Gain Deeper Insights from the Field of Learning Research


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As an education professional, you have a vital responsibility to help create the best possible learning environment for your students – whether you are a teacher, professor, administrator, or curriculum specialist. One way you can accomplish this goal is by strengthening your understanding of the cognitive and psychological processes that affect how students learn and retain information. By studying the science of human learning, you can become better equipped to meet your students right where they are and provide an education that prepares them for the future.

Liberty University’s 100% online Doctor of Education (EdD) in Curriculum and Instruction – Educational Psychology is designed to help you gain the skills needed to improve learning processes and promote academic success in your school. Through this program, you can explore important aspects of human psychological development and learn to apply that knowledge to your career as an educator. You’ll also have the opportunity to hone your research abilities so you can solve various problems in the field.

Partner with us and prepare to help meet the unique needs of your students by gaining an in-depth knowledge of educational psychology.

Please note: The EdD in Curriculum and Instruction – Educational Psychology is a non-licensure program.

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We’ve designed our doctorate degree in educational psychology with your success in mind. This program is offered 100% online with no set login times – meaning you’ll have the freedom to earn your degree without putting your life on hold. You can fit your coursework into your schedule and stay invested in your top priorities – like your job, family, and community – while taking the next step in your academic journey.

At Liberty, you won’t be alone in your studies. As you utilize our top-notch online learning platform, you’ll have many opportunities to interact with your professors and classmates. Our faculty will provide feedback on your assignments, answer any questions you may have, and offer guidance as you work through your courses. You’ll also be able to engage with your classmates through discussion board posts, allowing you to share ideas and grow as an education professional.

As a pioneer in distance learning since 1985, we know how to create online programs that offer you maximum flexibility without sacrificing quality. Liberty is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). You can pursue your educational psychology doctorate online with confidence knowing that our programs have met rigorous academic standards and accreditation requirements.

Throughout this doctoral degree in educational psychology, you’ll study a mix of research methods, education theory, and practical application so you can develop a well-rounded approach to curriculum development and instructional design. Some of the topics you’ll explore include advanced learning theory, historical and philosophical foundations of education, and strategies for promoting student achievement.

You will also be able to personalize your degree by mixing and matching courses from a list of available options. That way, you can develop the specific skills you need to pursue your career goals. Depending on your interests, you may choose to study issues and trends in curriculum and instruction, learning technologies, curriculum theory, curriculum design and development, or curriculum change.

Within the educational psychology specialization, you’ll explore the psychological foundations of teaching and learning as well as the cognitive processes involved in learning. Your courses will also cover theories of physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development across the lifespan. As you complete an in-depth analysis of human growth and learning processes, you can prepare to work with students of all ages – from kindergarteners to college students.

This educational psychology online doctoral program is rounded out by a sequence of research and evaluation courses. These classes can help equip you with the research skills and methods needed to complete your capstone project – which will give you the opportunity to examine important problems in the field and propose effective solutions.

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EdS and EdD Full Time $595/Credit
EdS and EdD Part Time $650/Credit
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