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 is $1,460 per credit hour. Additional fees apply. See Tuition and Fees for details. 
NSU’s Ed.D. in Curriculum and Teaching is a minimum of 55 total credits to complete.
Delivery Options

Classes for the Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Teaching are offered fully online. All doctoral students are required to participate in at least one Summer Institute.

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 Curriculum

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 )
Elective Courses (6 Credits)
Elective courses can be additional courses within the student’s chosen concentration, from another concentration or additional research electives. ( / Credits: 6 )
Summer Institute (1 credit)*
FSC 8000
Summer Institute (FSC 8000 / Credits: 1 )
Applied Dissertation or Strategic Research Project (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 )
ESRP 9000
Strategic Research Project I (ESRP 9000 / Credits: 6 )
ESRP 9001
Strategic Research Project II (ESRP 9001 / Credits: 6 )
Required Courses (6 credits)
RES 8100
The Nature of Knowing: Epistemology and Inquiry-Based Learning (RES 8100 / Credits: 3 )
RES 9300
Methods of Inquiry (RES 9300 / Credits: 3 )
Quantitative Research Track (6 credits)***
RES 8911
Quantitative Research Design (RES 8911 / Credits: 3 )
RES 8921
Quantitative Data Analysis (RES 8921 / Credits: 3 )
Qualitative Research Track (6 credits)***
RES 8916
Qualitative Research Design (RES 8916 / Credits: 3 )
RES 8926
Qualitative Data Analysis (RES 8926 / Credits: 3 )
Research Track for those completing the Strategic Research Project (6 credits)
RES 8911
Quantitative Research Design (RES 8911 / Credits: 3 )
RES 8913
Program Evaluation (RES 8913 / Credits: 3 )

*Students must attend one Summer Institute during their program of study. Summer Institute is an opportunity for students to meet with 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. The conference will also offer applied dissertation workshops, as well as roundtable sessions affording students the opportunity to present their dissertation work to a group of peers and receive immediate feedback. 

**Students who complete all of their coursework and have registered for all of their dissertation benchmark courses (prospectus, proposal development, proposal, and applied dissertation) within the first three years will be required to register for ADS 8090 - Applied Dissertation Services I in order to receive dissertation services from their committee. Beginning with the fourth year (37th month/10th semester) following initial enrollment, and irrespective of remaining coursework, doctoral students are required to register for ADS 8091 - Applied Dissertation Services II, up to the point of degree completion, in order to receive dissertation services from their committee. Credits earned from ADS 8090 or ADS 8091 do not count toward the minimum credit hour requirement for the Ed.D. degree.

***For students completing the Applied Dissertation, you will select either the Quantitative Research Track or the Qualitative Research Track. 

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