Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction

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The doctoral program in  Curriculum and Instruction is designed to guide doctoral students in developing a sound theoretical background in curriculum and instruction and to apply these theoretical perspectives to the design, implementation and evaluation of learning environments. Doctoral students are encouraged to explore innovative pedagogical and leadership approaches to solve educational problems in a variety of educational settings. Students are also expected to develop professional leadership in the field through publication, research, service, grant writing, and participation in professional organizations

College: Education
Delivery Format: Hybrid online asynchronous and on-campus two-week sessions every summer for three years
Program Credits: 66 credits minimum
Program Length: 3 years coursework
Cost Per Credit Hour: $399.50
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250

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NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
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HLC phone: 800-621-7440

The College of Education’s programs have specialized accreditations from eight different accrediting agencies.

Contact Information
Name:David Rutledge
Title:Assistant Professor
Phone: 575 646-5411
Email:rutlege@nmsu.edu