University of West Florida

College of Education and Professional Studies

Curriculum and Instruction, Ed.D.


11000 University Parkway

Pensacola, FL 32514

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Curriculum and Instruction, Ed.D.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to meet the educational needs of regional placebound, full-time employed professionals who will be selected from a wide range of educational backgrounds. These backgrounds include, but are not limited to, public school personnel, community college and university personnel, social and health related personnel, community civic leaders, and military personnel. The Ed.D. program prepares professionals in the community to assume administrative and leadership positions and to conduct and evaluate applied research studies that emphasize local, regional, and state educational issues and problems. To accomplish this task the research and course work is substantive and focused. Rigor of the program is maintained by recruitment and admission policies and procedures, closely monitored curriculum development, and benchmarks of progress such as written and oral exams and successful completion of a dissertation. The Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction offers specializations in Administrative Studies; Curriculum Studies; Diversity Studies; Higher Education; Instructional Technology; Physical Education and Health; Sciences and Social Sciences; Teacher Education. Each specialization area may have additional requirements. Contact should be made with the specialization area to determine additional requirements.


The University of West Florida is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association. The College of Professional Studies (all Professional Education/ Teacher Education Programs) is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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