About

The Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction in the Department of Teaching & Learning provides a course of study for professional educators who desire to extend and advance knowledge in the theory and practice of education as university researchers. Areas of research emphasis include instructional technology, teacher education, mathematics education, literacy, cultural and international studies, science education, and teaching English as a second language (TESL). The completion of this degree will particularly enable individuals to become skilled researchers as members of university faculties.

Available Options

  • Post-Bachelor’s Track
  • Post-Master’s Track
  • Career & Technical and Postsecondary Education Track
  • Cultural Studies, International Education, and Multicultural Education Track
  • Interaction and Media Sciences Track
  • Literacy Education Track
  • Mathematics Education Track
  • Science Education Track

Accreditation

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Understand theoretical and historical foundations of education.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and synthesis of major research in teaching schooling.
  • Exhibit knowledge and research application in the areas of emphasis.
  • Display college-level teaching experience.
  • Understand and apply the major tenets of research design and analysis spanning quantitative and qualitative methods. Begin to disseminate findings in refereed journals.
  • Prove the ability to successfully design, defend, and complete an extended educational study resulting in a defensible dissertation.

Career Possibilities

  • University or college professor
  • Curriculum leader
  • Educational consultant
  • Researcher for private and public institutions, organizations and associations
  • Educational administrator

Requirements

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Doctor of Philosophy - Curriculum and Instruction

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Contacts

Department of Teaching and Learning

The Department of Teaching & Learning holds as its central mission educational research and the preparation of educators at all levels. The department ensures that its professional education programs are based on essential knowledge, established and current research findings, and sound professional practice.

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