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Curriculum & Instruction (Education, Ph.D.)

The Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Curriculum and Instruction Concentration at the Darden College of Education & Professional Studies of Old Dominion University, prepares scholarly leaders to identify and examine the problems and possibilities associated with curriculum and instruction in schools and other institutions within a multicultural democratic society.

Curriculum & Instruction (Education, Ph.D.)


Description


What is Curriculum & Instruction at ODU like?

The Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Curriculum and Instruction Concentration at the Darden College of Education & Professional Studies of Old Dominion University, prepares scholarly leaders to identify and examine the problems and possibilities associated with curriculum and instruction in schools and other institutions within a multicultural democratic society.

Program Highlights


What makes Curriculum & Instruction at ODU unique?

  • Design and conduct rigorous research in curriculum and instruction.

  • Disseminate research findings.

  • Use a variety of research methods and processes.

  • Analyze social, historical, theoretical and policy-related factors in the development of curriculum and instruction.

  • Evaluate, critique, and apply research in curriculum and instruction.

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Instructional Coordinators

$66,680

MEDIAN SALARY


Develop instructional material, coordinate educational content, and incorporate current technology in specialized fields that provide guidelines to educators and instructors for developing curricula and conducting courses. Includes educational consultants and specialists, and instructional material directors.

Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School

$97,440

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate the academic, administrative, or auxiliary activities of public or private elementary or secondary level schools.

Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors

$56,800

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach or instruct out-of-school youths and adults in remedial education classes, preparatory classes for the General Educational Development test, literacy, or English as a Second Language. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.

Education Teachers, Postsecondary

$75,010

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Curriculum & Instruction at ODU?

TLCI 802:
Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Education


The present educational system, its social impact and future implications are viewed in historical, philosophical, and sociological perspectives. Special attention is given to technology, research, multicultural education/equity and leadership.

TLCI 803:
PERSPECTIVES/INQUIRY/CURR INST


This course introduces a range of methodologies, theoretical perspectives, and epistemologies in the field of curriculum and instruction. Students will gain strategies for critical reading, scholarly writing, and identify areas for prospective inquiry.

TLCI 805:
Critical Issues: Curriculum Research


Explores the relationship between the historical, philosophical, and sociopolitical influence on curriculum development and evaluation. Historical and cultural approaches to designing and implementing curricular models, curriculum reform, and understanding the politics of conceptualizing the curriculum process are highlighted. Major issues concerning educational curriculum reform are addressed and reviewed. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Curriculum & Instruction at ODU?

Students entering the Doctor of Philosophy program in Curriculum & Instruction should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

For admission to this program, individuals should have a completed master's degree in an appropriate discipline from a regionally accredited university. Degrees that are equivalent to a master's degree such as L.L.B., J.D., and D.D.S. are also acceptable. Prospective students should also have prior course work in statistics, and curriculum and instruction. If this assumption is not met, then additional course work will be added to the candidate's graduate program of study.

For admission to the Curriculum & Instruction program


GPA:

2.8-3.25


TOEFL score:

computer based: 250, paper based: 600


Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 551

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,387

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Support for Full- and Part-time Students


This program supports part-time students with convenient course schedules and full-time students with competitive assistantships, including tuition and a stipend.

Next Steps


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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR


Name:

Brandon Butler


Location:

3123 EDUCATION BUILDING, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-6554


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PROFESSOR


Name:

Dr. Angela Eckhoff


Location:

3122 EDUCATION BUILDING, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-6263


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

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