Doctor of Education

@ Westcliff University

The Doctor of Education (EdD) in Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction empowers scholar-practitioners to lead and influence education, design and evaluate curriculum, as well as elevate and maximize instructional methodologies. The degree integrates educational principles and leadership theories to inform research, andragogy and pedagogy, and evidence-based assessment. It combines primary research with practical experience to produce effective change agents who value diversity as well as equitable practices and policies. Students engage in project based learning with embedded practicum experiences to solve real-world problems that foster personal and professional growth. They receive oversight, feedback, and guidance while participating in authentic working conditions. Graduates are equipped with the actionable skills necessary to positively impact organizations and advance their careers in leadership, curriculum, and instruction.

Degree Course Requirements - 60 credit hours

Program Core Courses - 48 Credits

EDU 710 Effective Teaching and Learning Strategies 3 credit hours
EDU 711 Educational Leadership in Theory and Practice 3 credit hours
EDU 712 Curriculum Theory and Design 3 credit hours
EDU 830 Online Blended Learning and Teaching Methodologies 3 credit hours
EDU 831 Classroom Technology Integration 3 credit hours
EDU 833 Managing Human and Fiscal Resources as and Educational Leader 3 credit hours
RES 700 Identifying and Planning a Research Project** 4 credit hours
RES 801 Quantitative Research in Education 3 credit hours
RES 800 Educational Research Literature Review** 4 credit hours
RES 802 Qualitative Research in Education 3 credit hours
EDU 900 Dissertation Course I 4 credit hours
EDU 901 Dissertation Course II/Preliminary Defense 4 credit hours
EDU 902 Dissertation Course III 4 credit hours
EDU 903 Dissertation Course IV 4 credit hours

In order to graduate with a concentration, students must take four (4) courses, totaling 12 credit hours in the area of their chosen concentration

Leadership
EDU 713 Critical Analysis of Problems and Issues for Educational Leaders 3 credit hours
EDU 800 Leading and Managing Choice in Education 3 credit hours
EDU 801 Program Evaluation Methods for Academic Leadership 3 credit hours
EDU 821 Advanced Supervision of Curriculum and Instruction 3 credit hours

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
EDU 810 Classroom Pedagogical and Andragogical Approaches 3 credit hours
EDU 811 Instructional Design for Equitable Education 3 credit hours
EDU 812 Student Assessment Methods 3 credit hours
EDU 820 Advanced Instructional Design 3 credit hours

For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog.

Westcliff University

Location:

  • Irvine, CA & Miami, FL

Tuition:

  • From $855 / credit hour
  • From $17,955/ year
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