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Curriculum Director

Strengthen your leadership and communication skills while preparing to make high-level curriculum decisions.

Influence Learning with Higher-Level Thinking

Grow upon your past knowledge and skills and prepare for your future in an administrative position in a Pre-K–12 setting. The program is ideal for school district superintendents, elementary and secondary principals, special education directors, curriculum directors, adult educators, and higher education administrators and classroom instructors. You'll engage in classroom discussion and experiences that encourage multiple perspectives and diversity of thought. As a result, you can better help students from various backgrounds get the education they need. If you're looking for a flexible program that helps you inspire and impact others, then this program is a great fit for you. Our expert professors will offer mentorship as you design an individualized plan of study that emphasizes the administrative context and meanings that are most important to you.

Help lead your school through a changing educational landscape with a curriculum director specialization from USD.


Degrees & Offerings

Educational Administration and Leadership: Curriculum Director (M.A.)

Master's with Specialization
  Online

This 33 credit hour, non-thesis track master's degree will prepare you to evaluate and design curricula that creates optimal learning conditions for all students. The emphasis is to provide a general background in educational administration and leadership as well as specific preparation that may be unique to the field curriculum administration. The program includes an internship requirement that can be completed while you continue working as an educator or school administrator and does not require the GRE to apply.

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Educational Administration and Leadership: Curriculum Director (Ed.S.)

Specialist with Specialization
  Online

This educational specialist (Ed.S.) degree will prepare you for a campus or Pre-K–12 curriculum leadership role. The degree can be earned conveniently online making it ideal for practicing teachers and/or administrators in the field. The coursework for the specialist's program consists of a general background in educational administration and specific curriculum focused on the perspectives of a curriculum directorship role. The program includes an internship requirement that can be completed while you continue working as an educator or school administrator.

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Educational Administration and Leadership: Curriculum Director (Ed.D.)

Doctorate with Specialization
  Vermillion Main Campus

Become an expert in your field with a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) from USD. The curriculum director specialization requires 90-95 credit hours and prepares education professionals to evaluate and develop curriculum that will impact and implement change in learning environments for all students. The program includes an internship requirement that can be completed while you continue working as an educator or school administrator.

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Educational Leadership

Preparing education leaders to be effective school administrators.

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Practical Internship Experiences

This program includes an administrative internship designed to prepare you for assuming the role of a school administrator through practical field-based experience. It will enable you to develop and put into practice real-world experiences that focus on a career as a superintendent.

Surprisingly Affordable

Whether you’ve recently completed your undergraduate degree, or you want to kick your career up a notch, graduate school is the next logical step. The good news is there is funding for both online and on-campus students to get you through your program. 
GA (Resident*)
Online
Non-Resident
Tuition (1 cr.)
180.3
340.15
470.45
654.05
GAF Fee (1 cr.)
55.3
55.3
0
55.3
Total

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Tuition rates are subject to change and may vary depending on the program or department. Visit the Graduate Tuition & Costs page for more information.

* Graduate Assistant (GA) rates are available for resident, non-resident and online students.

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