Doctor Of Education Curriculum And Instruction General
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Jan 15, 2024
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Lead in the Education Field with Our Online Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

Our 100% online Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction degree provides you with the specialized skills necessary to become an effective educational administrator, university faculty member, senior-level educational leader, or educational policymaker. Our online doctoral program provides advanced training in administration, curriculum development, learning theory, and research. With our Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction degree, you will focus on the courses you are most passionate about, contribute your own research, and become an expert in your field.

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Doctorate in Education – Curriculum and Instruction?

Our online Ed.D. degree is designed with your success in mind. The Doctor of Education program allows you to complete your coursework in the comfort of your own home as well as connect with your professors and classmates from across the country. This degree offers flexible scheduling while providing you with critical training for your career.

Unlike many doctoral programs, Liberty’s online Doctor of Education program integrates the doctoral capstone project research into your course material so that you can complete this comprehensive demonstration of your education expertise more quickly.

What Will You Learn in Our Online Doctor of Education – Curriculum and Instruction Degree Program?

Our online Ed.D. degree will give you the opportunity to engage with experienced education professionals who will guide your development into an advanced educator, administrator, and researcher. Through your Doctor of Education degree, you can learn the extensive theoretical framework behind teaching methods and higher order of application, allowing you to evaluate and address teaching challenges in both K-12 and university-level institutions.

The core content of our online Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction degree program will increase your understanding of core educational concepts while giving you practical classroom management tools and helping you publish innovative research. You will also focus on the current trends in special education, the prevalent theories of curriculum planning, and possible changes coming in the future of education.


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    Our Ed.D. in Curriculum Instruction Online Program Highlights

    • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online Doctor of Education degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
    • Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.
    • Completing your Doctor of Education gives you a terminal educational credential that shows employers you have reached the pinnacle of your field’s achievement.

    Our Online Ed.D. Degree in Curriculum and Instruction Information

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    Military Benefits for Our Online Doctor of Education Degree

    Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

    As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

    • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
    • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

    Potential Career Options with a Doctoral Degree in Curriculum and Instruction 

    • College administrator 
    • Curriculum specialist
    • Instructional supervisor
    • School administrator
    • Teacher

    As a terminal degree, Liberty’s online Doctor of Education will provide many new opportunities to students who currently hold licensure or work in a field that does not require licensure. Students who become a Doctor in Education through Liberty’s online Ed.D. degree will complete a doctoral capstone project that will demonstrate specialized advanced research applied to educational practice.

    Admission Requirements for Our Online Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

    A regionally or nationally accredited master’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions-related information. 

    All applicants must submit the following:

    • Admission application
    • Application fee*
    • Official college transcripts
    • Proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose native language is other than English)

    *There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during Financial Check-In. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.