Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

This customizable degree is designed to help you advance your understanding of a wide range of curriculum development and instructional methods that can improve teaching and learning in diverse educational settings.

Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years. The program is especially useful if you want to advance your career in higher education at the college or university level, p-12 public or charter school systems, and other educational organizations.

Program Details:

  • Total tuition under $19,600*
  • 64 semester credits
  • Small class sizes to ensure personalized attention
  • High-quality instruction from veteran teachers
  • 100% online, 24/7 access

You can choose from among these focus of study areas:

  • Adult and Continuing Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational and Community Organizations
  • Health and Wellness
  • Higher Education
  • Instructional Leadership
  • International Education
  • Leadership
  • Online Education
  • Second Language Instruction
  • STEM

Department Chair

Tiffany Hamlett, Ph.D.
Administrative Faculty and Chair,
Department of Teaching and Learning

Dr. Tiffany Hamlett has worked in higher education for eight years in various educational fields. Her background includes early childhood education, curriculum development, and research methods. In addition, she serves as a reviewer for Social Development and the Southern Early Childhood Association. She is particularly interested in studying developmentally appropriate practice, lifespan development, and constructivist teaching practices.

A Degree You Can Count On
We are, and have always been, regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This accreditation guarantees that our programs meet certain levels of quality standards.

A note about licensure:
While this program provides a comprehensive understanding of the intended program outcomes, it does not lead to licensure, certification, or endorsement. ACE offers several programs that do provide a pathway to licensure, certification, or endorsement and they can be found here.



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Next Term Starts January 6, 2020