EdD Curriculum & Instruction-Online Teaching/Learning Fulfill a Need as a Specialist in Effective Online Education


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Have you always dreamed of working your way into an educational leadership position? Perhaps you have a passion for teaching and impacting the lives of students, and you’d like to earn a career-enhancing credential that can help bolster your earning potential and equip you with valuable knowledge. You also may be interested in teaching and administering online courses to learners across the world. If this sounds like you, Liberty University’s 100% online Doctor of Education (EdD) in Curriculum and Instruction – Online Teaching and Learning may be a great fit for you.

The need for highly qualified professionals who can design and deliver online courses is soaring. Distance education is becoming an increasingly sought-after commodity for working professionals, busy parents, and people who simply can’t relocate to further their education. At Liberty, we recognize this trend – and you do too. With our teaching degree online, you can prepare to deliver programs to distance learners and train the next generation of educational leaders.

This doctorate in curriculum and instruction – online teaching and learning degree is taught by a cadre of expert professors who are passionate about your success. You can benefit from their years of experience as you further your education and pursue your degree. The time has never been better to pursue a curriculum and instruction doctoral program for distance learners – and at Liberty, it has never been simpler. Partner with us, gain new skills, and take your career to new heights.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

As a pioneer in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to design a flexible, affordable online degree program that will challenge you to grasp new concepts while respecting your personal commitments to your job, family, and community. Our curriculum and instruction doctoral program – online teaching and learning degree is offered 100% online with no required intensives – allowing you to pursue your degree from the comfort of home.

In addition, the demand for online education – and therefore, online educators – is booming. According to research, nearly 52% of college students took at least 1 online course in the 2019-2020 academic year.* This substantial figure speaks volumes to the popularity of distance education. With this degree program, you can prepare to tap into the growing demand for online learning as an educator.

*Inside Higher Ed, at Half of All College Students Take Online Courses (viewed online May 10, 2022).

This degree program consists of 5 sections: education theory courses, curriculum and instruction core courses, the online teaching and learning specialization, research and evaluation courses, and the capstone project.

The education theory section covers advanced learning theory and research as well as historical and philosophical foundations of education. From there, this degree allows you to choose 4 topics in the curriculum and instruction core. You could study issues and trends in learning technologies or curriculum and instruction, curriculum theory, or investigations in curriculum change. You can also choose to study research in curriculum design and development.

The online teaching and learning specialization covers online course design and development, teaching and learning in the online environment, and current issues and trends in online education. After completing these courses, you’ll study educational research, applied research methods, a literature review for applied research, and applied research concepts as part of the research and evaluation courses.

Lastly, the capstone project is a 4-stage sequence that will challenge you to demonstrate all that you have learned throughout your degree program.

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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 the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

EdS and EdD Full Time $595/Credit
EdS and EdD Part Time $650/Credit
Military EdS and EdD $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for EdS and EdD courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service 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)