Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction

The Curriculum and Instruction program faculty is strongly committed to the integration of theory, research, policy, and practice throughout the program. You are exposed to multiple educational perspectives on issues of design and policy, allowing you to assume a leadership role in curriculum development, design, implementation, and evaluation.

The faculty mentors you in your professional development and scholarship, which are critical for positions in higher education and curriculum leadership. Full-time faculty will know you by name and you will not be number in your doctoral courses.

Five Specializations

Program Goals

Upon completion of the program, you will have acquired the ability to:

  • Analyze and synthesize the theoretical underpinnings of curriculum, instruction, and leadership
  • Apply the theories and concepts of curriculum to policy decisions at the local, state, national, and international levels
  • Clarify one's ethical and theoretical perspectives and relate these to professional goals
  • Develop and implement an independent research investigation
  • Evaluate and contribute to the literature in curriculum

Accommodating Working Professionals

Each class meets once a week in the evenings throughout the semester. Doctoral students who work full-time can complete the coursework for the program in a 3-year time frame by enrolling in two classes per semester. At Barry your classes are small, so you receive personal attention from distinguished faculty who take a keen interest in your professional development.

An Affordable Education

Barry is committed to making your education affordable. You may qualify for financial aid, as well as for special scholarships and tuition discounts for educators.