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PhD in Education in Curriculum and Instruction

The Department of Teaching and Learning offers the Ph.D. program in Curriculum and Instruction with concentration in Language, Literacy, and Culture; Science, Mathematics, and Learning Technologies; and Curriculum and Instruction. The program is offered to prospective students who will become scholars engaged in studies within broad historical, social, political, economic, linguistic, and intellectual contexts in the country and abroad. The program seeks to produce research scholars who are well-equipped for empirical and systematic examinations of educational theories, strategies, principles, and practices related to the content and organization of curriculum and to the process and outcome of instruction. The Ph.D. program in Curriculum and Instruction enables highly select students of demonstrated ability, industry, and motivation to serve as apprentices to mentors who are established scholars in their fields of study. Under the supervision of a faculty mentor, the students engage in a period of extensive study and investigation that culminates in the demonstrations of expertise, creativity and originality by means of independent research.

New for Fall 2019

We will be launching our redesigned PhD Program in Teaching and Learning in Fall 2019 with concentrations in Curriculum, Cultural, and Social Studies; Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education; Kinesiology; Language, Literature, Literacy, and Culture; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education; and Special Education. Please contact Dr. Cramer at for more information. The updated course catalog will be available Fall 2019.

Career Outlook

  • Curriculum Director
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Director of Instruction
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Part-time or Full-time Faculty
  • Principal
  • Teacher