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Are you an education professional seeking a terminal degree? If so, Liberty’s online PhD in Education – Curriculum and Instruction can help. This program provides advanced training in administration, curriculum development, learning theory, and more. With this knowledge, you can increase your effectiveness as a researcher, educator, or school administrator.

Learn how to create an innovative and effective curriculum that helps students discover their full potential. Our online PhD in curriculum and instruction can train you in the best research methods so you can address a variety of challenges in the world of education. Our flexible, affordable courses are designed to fit around your busy schedule and help equip you for top-level roles in your field.

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  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

As pioneers in distance learning since 1985, we’re committed to providing top-notch degrees that can help equip you for the real world. Liberty University’s PhD in Education is offered 100% online, so you can complete your courses wherever and whenever it’s best for you without the worry of having to take on-campus classes.

While completing this doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction, you will study under professors who have extensive experience in research and academia. They are dedicated to training you in the theory of curriculum development, then helping you apply what you’ve learned to real-world scenarios. Upon graduation, you could go on to evaluate and address teaching challenges in K-12 institutions and at the university level.

This program contains optional on-campus intensives. While not required, these intensives provide a valuable opportunity to connect in person with other education students and faculty. Whether you complete online or residential courses, you can benefit from our biblically based curriculum and receive valuable mentorship from faculty who are eager to share their expertise with you.

Our online doctoral program in curriculum and instruction can enhance your understanding of current education issues and help you stay up-to-date with the latest advances in educational technology. You can develop educational management skills and learn how to foster a positive learning environment for students and teachers alike.

This degree is broken down into 4 main parts: core education classes, the curriculum and instruction concentration, research courses, and an extensive dissertation process. By understanding the theoretical framework that underlies curriculum and instruction development, you can train to become a leader in the classroom and help students of all ages develop the tools they need to succeed.

The foundational education courses dive into various aspects of learning theory as well as the historical and philosophical underpinnings of modern education. In the curriculum and instruction specialization, you can learn how to design a curriculum and implement instructional strategies based on cutting-edge research.

In addition to our regular education classes, you’ll complete several research methods courses, culminating in an integrated dissertation process. Completing a dissertation is a valuable way to conduct original research and build on the base of knowledge in your field. Upon graduation from Liberty University’s online PhD in Education program, you could apply your knowledge to a career as a teacher, researcher, or professor.

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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.

Doctoral Full Time $595/Credit
Doctoral Part Time $650/Credit

Eligible current and former military service members and their spouses may qualify for a special rate of $300/credit hour (learn more).

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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

Military Tuition Discount

We want to help you find the doctoral degree you want – at a price you’ve earned. As a thank-you for your military service, Liberty University offers eligible 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 as you work toward your goal of reaching the pinnacle of your profession – for less.