Doctorate Online

Curriculum and Instruction

American College of Education

42 months
6832 USD/year
6832 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.


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:

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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 42 months

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64 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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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

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  • International

    6832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23914 USD for the full programme during 42 months.
  • National

    6832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23914 USD for the full programme during 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.

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