Doctoral Degree in Curriculum and Instruction

Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction P-12

Program Description

The Ed.D. degree with a Major in Curriculum and Instruction offers an engaging and flexible educational model designed to fit the busy schedules of working professional educators in a variety of instructional fields. Our innovative program provides practical opportunities for students to relate theoretical foundations to curricular and instructional issues facing schools and other educational systems. You will enjoy learning from our quality faculty whose real-world experience and knowledge has been acquired through many years learning, researching, and working in the domains of our field.

Please follow this link to a document that lists the required courses and their descriptions in the recommended sequence.

Cost and Length of Program

The prescribed Ed.D. C&I course sequence will allow you to complete the course requirements of the program within 30 months. The dissertation process varies from student-to-student, but most can complete their dissertation in 18 months. Costs will also vary by student because we allow transfer credit for up 2 qualified courses. Based on completing 46 course hours and 9 dissertation hours, the cost of the program is *$19,887 including standard University fees. We encourage you to compare our cost with any other institution. We think you will be pleasantly surprised to see what a great value VSU is.

*Cost computed based on Fall 2013 rates.

Program Delivery Format

Our program is delivered through a combination of online and face-to-face courses. 10 of the required courses are taught completely online requiring you to never physically come to our campus. There are five research sequence courses that are taught in a hybrid format that include occasional face-to-face classes meetings in Valdosta up to four Friday nights and Saturdays per semester. Electives will vary in delivery format based on your approved selections.

Getting Started in the Program

If you have any questions, please contact me by phone at 229-333-5633 or by email at clt@valdosta.edu

 Dr. Herb Fiester

Dr. Herb Fiester

C & I Doctoral Program Coordinator