Create a Transformative Learning Environment

One part theory. Two parts practice. That’s the recipe for the NSU Ed.D. in Curriculum & Teaching. This program with help you develop your teaching and learning expertise to lead organizations and managed instructional programs.

You’ll cultivate the practical skills and theoretical background to provide direction in curriculum and teaching, and curriculum development, implementation and evaluation. Leave as a force of nature, prepared to make an impact on policy development and direction in any institution.

Options: Graduate With or Without a Dissertation

We now offer an alternate opportunity that allows students to solve problems in a real-world setting. The Education Strategic Research Project (ESRP) is an alternative to the Applied Dissertation. Request information now to learn more about your options.

Who Should Apply

  • Practicing or aspiring educators, trainers, curriculum developers, lead teachers, department heads, curriculum specialists, educational consultants, instructional/curriculum leaders in various settings, including those in post-secondary institutions and other curriculum-related fields
  • Individuals with master’s degrees or above who wish to obtain doctoral degrees in education and increase their knowledge and skills in the field of curriculum and teaching
  • Individuals considering an online Ph.D. in curriculum and teaching who would instead like to explore the benefits of an Ed.D. in curriculum and teaching

Take the next steps to success. Apply for NSU’s Ed.D. in Curriculum & Teaching.

Quick Facts

Tuition for the degree program is $1,420 per credit hour.
NSU’s Ed.D. in Curriculum and Teaching is a minimum of 55 total credits to complete.
Delivery Options
Coursework for the Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Teaching is conducted entirely online, allowing you to earn your degree without work disruption or long commutes. In addition to coursework, all doctoral students are required to participate in The EDGE @ Fischler Institute in Florida.
Application Deadlines
Applications for admission are accepted online and on a rolling basis for all graduate programs throughout the calendar year. No entrance exam required.

Ed.D. in Curriculum and Teaching

Concentration Area Courses (24 credits)
IDT 7914
Curriculum, Teaching, and Technology (IDT 7914 / Credits: 3 )
IDT 8124
Theories of Learning (IDT 8124 / Credits: 3 )
CUR 8110
Principles of Curriculum and Teaching (CUR 8110 / Credits: 3 )
CUR 8210
Curriculum Development and Design (CUR 8210 / Credits: 3 )
CUR 8310
Curriculum Assessment and Evaluation (CUR 8310 / Credits: 3 )
CUR 9510
Curriculum Theory and Research (CUR 9510 / Credits: 3 )
CUR 9610
Teaching: Theory and Research (CUR 9610 / Credits: 3 )
CUR 8510
Social and Political Context of Curriculum (CUR 8510 / Credits: 3 )
Applied Dissertation (12 credits)*
DISR 8966
Applied Dissertation 1: Prospectus (DISR 8966 / Credits: 3 )
DISR 8967
Applied Dissertation 2: Proposal Development (DISR 8967 / Credits: 3 )
DISR 8968
Applied Dissertation 3: Proposal (DISR 8968 / Credits: 3 )
DISR 8969
Applied Dissertation 4: Applied Dissertation (DISR 8969 / Credits: 3 )
Elective (3 Credits)
EDD 8200**
Leadership, Communication, and Technology (EDD 8200** / Credits: 3 )
Summer Institute
FSC 8000***
Summer Institute (Residency Requirement) (FSC 8000*** / Credits: 1 )
Extended Dissertation Services
ADS 8091****
Applied Dissertation Services (ADS 8091**** / Credits: 1 )
Required Courses
RES 8100
The Nature of Knowing: Epistemology and Inquiry-Based Learning (RES 8100 / Credits: 3 )
RES 9300
Methods of Inquiry (RES 9300 / Credits: 3 )
IDT 7000
Research in IDT (IDT 7000 / Credits: 3 )
Quantitative Research Track*****
RES 8911
Quantitative Research Design (RES 8911 / Credits: 3 )
RES 8921
Quantitative Data Analysis (RES 8921 / Credits: 3 )
Qualitative Research Track*****
RES 8916
Qualitative Research Design (RES 8916 / Credits: 3 )
RES 8926
Qualitative Data Analysis (RES 8926 / Credits: 3 )

*The Applied Dissertation is a detailed, accurate, and cohesive account of a scholarly investigation designed to answer one or more research questions. It is required of all FCE doctoral students and its purpose is to improve practice in education and human services. The dissertation process consists of a total of 12 credits encompassing four major benchmarks.

**Students must be registered for ADS 8091 to be eligible for continuing services

***The EDGE @ Fischler Institute is an opportunity for students to meet with Fischler College classmates, professors, and staff on-campus in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Students will be able to schedule individual sessions with their applied dissertation committee chairs to discuss dissertation work and with representatives from various service areas, including distance library services, student financial assistance, and program advising. The conference will also offer applied dissertation workshops enabling students to learn valuable information about the dissertation process, as well as roundtable sessions affording students the opportunity to present their dissertation work to a group of peers and receive immediate feedback. 

****Beginning the 37th month of the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program, students will enroll in ADS 8091, Applied Dissertation Services, in order to receive dissertation services and support from Dissertation Committee Chairs and/or other NSU faculty and staff. In cases where students are not enrolled in any classes prior to the 37th month and where Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) students require support from Dissertation Chairs and/or other NSU faculty and staff, ADS 8090 may be used to satisfy Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements for continuous matriculation.

*****Please select ONE of the following research tracks based on your dissertation (please consult your RES 9300 professor and your dissertation chair prior to registering)



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