The Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction provides the knowledge and skills to individuals concerned with the research, design, teaching, assessment, and professional development related to P-20 education. The program is designed for educators who aspire to lead the development of curriculum for the 21st century. Graduates will demonstrate real-world and scholarly knowledge to improve the performance of educational institutions.
The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Curriculum and Instruction prepares scholar professionals to apply theoretical foundations in curriculum and instruction. The program fosters the advanced skills to research, design, develop, implement, evaluate and disseminate innovative educational content in a variety of learning environments to improve student achievement and to affect positive societal change. In addition, the program prepares leaders to work with faculty at the P-20 levels to enhance the quality of instruction focused on excellent, effective curriculum development and instructional strategies. Upon completion of this program, students are able to:
Master degree from an accredited institution.
To receive a Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction degree, students must earn 60 graduate semester credit hours. Fifty-four of the program hours must be completed through Keiser University. Program requirements are as follows:
|Foundational Courses (15.0 credit hours)|
|Ethical and Legal Issues in Education/Leadership||3.0 credit hours|
|Policy, Politics, and Community Relations (Program prerequisite course)||3.0 credit hours|
|Curriculum Design||3.0 credit hours|
|Classroom Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Leading Technology Innovation||3.0 credit hours|
|Curriculum and Instruction Core Courses (18.0 credit hours)|
|Differentiated Instruction||3.0 credit hours|
|Curriculum: Advanced Theory and Research||3.0 credit hours|
|Instruction: Advanced Theory and Research||3.0 credit hours|
|Assessment for Student Learning||3.0 credit hours|
|Curriculum and Instruction for Professional Development||3.0 credit hours|
|Instructional Design Theory||3.0 credit hours|
|Research Courses (15.0 credit hours)|
|Quantitative Research I||3.0 credit hours|
|Quantitative Research II||3.0 credit hours|
|Qualitative Research||3.0 credit hours|
|Mixed Methods||3.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Research: Pre-Proposal and Literature Review
(Pre-requisites: RSM700, RSM800, RSM810, and RSM811)
RSM820 is scheduled as the last course and is not scheduled with any other course.
|3.0 credit hours|
|Dissertation Courses (12.0 credit hours)|
|Dissertation||2.0 credit hours|
Doctoral students must complete two residencies: one in the first year of the program; the second prior to taking RSM820.
DOPR Doctor of Philosophy Residency One
DOPR2 Doctor of Philosophy Residency Two
Curriculum and Instruction, PhD (C&I, Curr) program links:
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