EdD/PhD in Leadership: Curriculum and Instruction Specialization

Concordia University Chicago

Program Description

EdD/PhD in Leadership: Curriculum and Instruction Specialization

Concordia University Chicago

Concordia University Chicago's doctoral program in leadership with a specialization in curriculum and instruction is for teachers who wish to pursue a program as educators and scholars preparing for leadership roles in public or private schools. This program develops educational experts who can design, implement, evaluate and manage curriculum and instruction programs in K-12 schools.


Learning Objectives

  • Develop the abilities for research and critical thinking in the field of curriculum and instruction, with a theoretical and practical knowledge.
  • Develop competency in curriculum evaluation, development, and mapping.
  • Improve understanding of the teaching and learning process.
  • Build a strong professional background in areas related to curriculum and instruction.
  • Support and lead reform and change efforts related to teacher development in schools.

The coursework will assist in facilitating the exploration, discussion, and understanding of the challenges and possibilities of teacher education.


Curriculum

*INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: In addition to the base program curriculum listed below, international students attending face-to-face classes on the CUC campus are required to take the Seminar in Higher Education, a 3-credit course.

Doctoral Specialization: Curriculum and Instruction

  • Research-Based Decision Making
  • Curriculum Theory and Design
  • Multicultural Education: Pedagogy in Practice
  • Curriculum Leadership
  • Research-Based Instructional Practices
  • School/District Improvement Data Analysis
  • Design of Learning Environments
  • Instructional Coaching for Effective Teaching
  • The Impact of ESEA on the Educational Landscape
  • Global Perspectives on Curriculum and Instruction

Foundations/Philosophy/Ethics

  • Philosophy of Scientific Knowledge (Ph.D. only)
  • Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Leadership (EdD only)
  • Organizational Change
  • Policy Analysis
  • Ethics for Educational Leaders

Research and Statistics for the EdD, Practitioner Track

  • Research Design

Select two:

  • Survey Research
  • Qualitative Research
  • Methods of Action Research Inquiry
  • Quantitative Research

Research and Statistics for the Ph.D., Researcher Track

  • Research Design
  • Qualitative Research
  • Quantitative Research
  • Mixed Methods Research

Select one:

  • Advanced Topics in Statistics
  • Advanced Topics in Qualitative Analysis

Comprehensive Exam and Dissertation

  • Comprehensive Exam
  • Dissertation
  • Dissertation Supervision

*Please note, Concordia University Chicago does not offer full or partial scholarships or tuition to any interested student or applicant.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated June 13, 2018
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