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Curriculum and Instruction 

American College of Education

Doctorate Online
42 months
6838 USD/year
6838 USD/year
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This customizable Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction degree at the American College of Education is designed to help you advance your understanding of a wide range of curriculum development and instructional methods that can improve teaching and learning in diverse educational settings.

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Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years. 

The  Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction degree at the American College of Education is especially useful if you want to advance your career in higher education at the college or university level, PreK-12 public or charter school systems, and other educational organizations.

Key Features

  • Intentional Design

Graduate with three areas of specialization: curriculum and instruction, research, and your chosen Focus of Study. With at least 18 credit hours in each, you will have enough credits to potentially be credentialed to teach in each area.

  • Tailored Dissertation Approach

Designed to provide support when doctoral students need it the most: during the dissertation. You’ll complete the dissertation in a structured, faculty-supported course sequence. 

  • Customizable

Choose from nearly a dozen Focus of Study options to tailor your program to fit your niche career goals.

  • Accelerated Completion

Students who have an Ed.S. degree or are all-but-dissertation (ABD) can complete their Ed.D. degree in 37 semester credits.

  • Flexible

Study on your schedule. Our online format allows you to plan your coursework around your life.

Programme Structure

Courses included: 

  • Introduction to Advanced Studies
  • Leadership as a Reflective Practice
  • Doctoral Leadership Seminar 
  • Curriculum and Instructional Design for Diversity
  • Standards-Driven Learning
  • Assessment Strategies
  • Strengthening Literacy


Dr. Tiffany Hamlett has worked in higher education for eight years in various educational fields. Her background includes early childhood education, curriculum development, and research methods. In addition, she serves as a reviewer for Social Development and the Southern Early Childhood Association. 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 42 months

Start dates & application deadlines




64 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcript showing Masters' or doctoral level
  • Minimum grade point average 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for full admission
  • Provisional admission is not permitted
  • Submit a current curriculum vitae (preferred) or resume
  • Submit a goal statement, demonstrating a clear expression of purpose and anticipated personal and professional goals
  • Complete an Interview ​

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6838 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23934 USD for the full programme and a duration of 42 months.
  • National

    6838 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23934 USD for the full programme and a duration of 42 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Curriculum and Instruction
American College of Education


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