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Are you devoted to promoting quality and equity in the classroom? UWF's Ed.D. Program in Curriculum and Instruction prepares you for a leadership position in a variety of settings, including K-12 schools and universities.

Why Study Curriculum & Instruction at UWF?

We will prepare you for administrative and leadership positions by providing learning and enrichment in the areas of diversity, quantitative and qualitative research, educational theory, educational technology and multicultural education.

The program is designed for full-time employed professionals from a variety of backgrounds.

We offer specializations in Administration and Leadership Studies, and Curriculum and Assessment. 

What You Will Learn

You will take an in-depth look at quantitative methods and educational statistics, philosophical foundations of education, research design methods and curriculum design. 

You can choose courses on such topics as social change and reform; policy analysis and education; and advanced program development and evaluation. You can also pursue an internship or study abroad.

The final step in achieving your doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction involves planning, conducting and documenting a research study focused on an issue related to your specialization for your dissertation. The process is a major effort involving 18 semester hours, during which time you will work independently under the guidance of your dissertation committee.


The administration and leadership studies specialization focuses on educational systems, change theory, leadership theory and professional ethics.

Administration & Leadership Studies Courses

This specialization is for those who want to specialize in curriculum and assessment design, development, evaluation and program implementation.

Curriculum & Assessment Courses

Interested in our online program?

We offer an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in curriculum and assessment. This fully online program prepares graduates to fulfill leadership roles.

Visit Online Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction