Drive programmatic improvement through data-driven solutions
Earn your doctorate in as little as three years with UCF Online’s Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. This fully online program prepares students to generate real-world solutions within the field of education by studying practice-based problems and using data-driven decision-making to drive resolution. Comprised of 54 to 57 credit hours, this doctoral degree program is designed for experienced educators interested in teaching at the college or university level or who want to lead program improvement in a school district, higher education, social service agencies, and more.
Our fully online Curriculum and Instruction, Ed.D. features core coursework in organizational contexts and the use of research to drive decision-making. Created for practicing educators, this program will help students gain advanced skills in their field, including the ability to:
Evaluate the effectiveness of educational and clinical programs and identify impediments to effective practice and program improvement.
Analyze and synthesize educational and clinical research and scholarship to identify research-based practices and solutions to complex problems of the practice.
Lead the change process by implementing data and evidence-based decisions and solutions.
As part of the online Curriculum and Instruction Ed.D., students must complete at least 12 credit hours of specialization courses.
Florida’s only online Curriculum and Instruction Ed.D. program.
Dissertation Success Resources: writing courses, workshops, and 1-to-1 advising.
In order to earn your Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, you’ll need to complete 54-57 credit hours of study beyond the master’s degree.
Number of Core Classes
You’ll need to complete 18 credit hours of core courses. In addition to your core courses, you’ll need to take at least 12 credit hours of specialization electives as well as 3 credit hours of research electives.
This program requires 18 credit hours toward and successful defense of an original dissertation.
Explore th history of program evaluation, systems approaches to program evaluation, concepts of stakeholder and qualitative approaches to program evaluation and the role of evaluator and administrator.
Skills You’ll Gain
Evaluate the effectiveness of educational and clinical programs
Identify impediments to effective practice and program improvement
Lead the change process through the implementation of data and evidence-based decisions and solutions.
Explore the full course list within the program brochure.
This track will help students develop skills that allow them to conduct empirical research studies and program evaluations to answer both practical and theoretical questions, analyze data to provide essential information for successful decision making, and develop and improve a variety of measures used to better access students, clients, consumers or employees.
This program will help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to excel in your field. The skills gained from this program, combined with your professional experience, will enable you to grow within your field. This program is designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to excel in these expansive fields.
Annual Job Openings Requiring a Doctoral Degree
Median Salary for the Education field nationwide
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Why UCF Online?
With over 25 years of experience in online teaching and learning, UCF Online offers students an innovative approach to education. Our degrees are accessible, convenient and designed with working professionals in mind so you can receive a quality education on your terms.
Online Support for Success
You’ve made the decision to continue your education and we’re here to help. From the moment you express interest in a UCF Online program, you’re assigned an enrollment coach to help you navigate everything from completing an application to understanding tuition and the financial aid resources available to you. Once you’re admitted, you’ll be transitioned to a personal success coach who will support you with maintaining school-life balance from the first day of classes through graduation. You’ve committed to furthering your education and we’re committed to guiding you along the way.