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Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Leadership

About the Program

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Reimagine your career as an educator. Advance your current position and qualify for a higher role with a Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Leadership from Columbus State University. Imagine your impact on students, fellow educators, and your community as you serve to the best of your ability.

The Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Leadership is a cohort program implemented through a blended format of online and face-to-face instruction at Frank Brown Hall in Uptown Columbus, Georgia. Courses in the 63-credit hour, GaPSC-approved doctoral program are intended for classroom educators, school administrators, district personnel, and other individuals seeking professional expertise in curriculum, educational leadership, or higher education administration. The College of Education and Health Professions at Columbus State University is committed to developing your creative muscles.

Go beyond curriculum development. Discover how education reinvents the creation of ideas, reimagines the relationships of educators, and cultivates solutions in the present climate of accountability. Take the next step to advance your career with a Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Leadership from Columbus State University.

Career Opportunities

When you earn your Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Leadership degree, you’ll be prepared for a broad range of careers including:

  • Educational researcher
  • Chief Academic Officer
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Principal
  • Provost
  • School district superintendent
  • Teacher / Professor / Lecturer

Degree Requirements

Please see our academic catalog for additional information about this degree's requirements.

Curriculum Track

The Curriculum program track is intended for classroom educators, school administrators, district personnel, and other individuals seeking professional expertise in curriculum and instruction. Upon program completion in the Curriculum specialization program track, EdD students may add Curriculum and Instruction certification (i.e., S-7) to their Georgia teaching certificate after passing the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators in Curriculum and Instruction.

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Educational Leadership Track

The Educational Leadership track is intended for school administrators, district personnel, and other individuals seeking professional expertise in educational leadership. Graduates who have certification in Educational Leadership from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission can have their current certification upgraded to the doctoral level (i.e., L-7).

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Higher Education Administration Track

The Higher Education Administration program track follows a cohort model implemented through synchronous and asynchronous online instruction. Courses in the 63-credit hour, doctoral program are intended for school administrators and other individuals seeking professional expertise in higher education administration.

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Admissions Requirements

Please see our admissions page for any general admission requirements or the academic catalog for any degree-specific admission requirements.

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Tuition and Fees

Value matters at CSU. We strive to make all programs attainable and affordable for every student.

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Financial Aid

From state scholarships to federal student aid, we’re here to help you take advantage of every educational resource.

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