Curriculum and Instruction, Doctor of Education

In this flexible doctor of education program, you will build knowledge around issues, theories, and research in curriculum and instruction. Our program also provides opportunities to teach university-level classes, conduct research with faculty, and present at local, regional and national conferences.

This degree is designed to prepare you for a variety of possible paths. Our graduates work in areas such as:

  • higher education
  • research
  • K-12 systems
  • non-profit organizations

You will design your program to support your focus area. We offer four emphases:

  1. Content
  2. Higher Education
  3. Research
  4. Technology in Education

Student Handbook

Read more:

Download the Student Handbook which includes the following:

  • program overview
  • program requirements
  • admissions process
  • deadlines

Programs of Study

Below are the downloadable Programs of Study.  Each includes complete set of courses and other work that must be successfully completed before qualifying for a degree, diploma, or certificate.
The program of study is the agreed-upon plan between you and your faculty advisor relating to completing program requirements.
It is used as a verification document when you apply for graduation.
Your program of study will depend on the academic year you started.

Curriculum and Instruction - Content, Doctor of Education 

Curriculum and Instruction - Higher Education, Doctor of Education 

Curriculum and Instruction - Research, Doctor of Education 

Curriculum and Instruction - Technology in Education, Doctor of Education 

Academic Catalog Listing

See the NAU Academic Catalog for important details on this degree, including:  

  • Career opportunities for graduates with this degree
  • University requirements
  • Course listing
  • Campuses that offer this degree 

Curriculum and Instruction, Doctor of Education