Instructional Design & Development Concentration

Doctor of Education Program

Who it's for

  • P-20 teacher leaders seeking a terminal degree in educational leadership
  • Teacher education faculty in community colleges, or public/private colleges and universities
  • Individuals associated with P-20 governmental agencies or educational non-profits


12 credit hours of instructional leadership, including:

  • Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (3 credits)
  • Leading Educational Organizations through Professional Development (3)
  • Leading People (3)
  • Equity In Educational Environments (3)


  • Critically evaluate curricular theory and instructional design based on current research in an effort to provide leadership in educational organizations
  • Use knowledge and skills to envision and design highly effective professional development experiences, to equip adult learners in a variety of educational environments
  • Examine strategic leadership strategies that facilitate team building, group dynamics, and conflict resolution within the context of diverse educational organizations
  • Demonstrate leadership that promotes equitable policies, procedures, and systems that enhance learning within P-20 or community-based educational organizations
  • Create effective learning environments using research-based teaching strategies that engage and support diverse learners

Transfer Credit

Six credit hours post Master’s can be considered for transfer.

Curriculum Sequence





Year One

Intro to Qual/Quant Research (3)
Leadership Core (3)
Colloquium (1)

Research in Effective Teaching (3)
Concentration course (3)

Political/Social Perspectives of Education (3)
Concentration course (3)

Year Two

Faith and Learning (3)
Ethics, Equity & Justice (3)
Colloquium (1)

Educational Statistics (3)
Concentration course (3)

Critical Research Skills (3)
Concentration course (3)

Year Three

Advanced Qualitative   or 
Advanced Quantitative (3)
Elective (3)
Colloquium (1)

Dissertation (4)
Elective (3)
Dissertation (4)