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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
computer based: 250, paper based: 600
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 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.
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This program supports part-time students with convenient course schedules and full-time students with competitive assistantships, including tuition and a stipend.
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Dr. Angela Eckhoff
3122 EDUCATION BUILDING, NORFOLK, VA, 23529
1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529
2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529
ODU commemorated the inauguration of President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., during Homecoming Weekend 2022. Relive the historic weekend.
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