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Doctoral Program Areas of Study

Prepare to become a scholar leader who leverages a deep understanding of both content areas and research methodologies to address challenges in K-12 education.

When you pursue a Ph.D. in Teacher Education and Learning Sciences, you gain the experiences, knowledge and skillset you need to be a leader and researcher who transforms teaching and learning. You engage in research that allows you to address challenges in K-12 education and participate in cross-disciplinary inquiry that deals with real problems in teaching and learning in forward-looking ways. At the same time, you dig deep into your content area. This ensures you have the knowledge to pursue meaningful and impactful scholarship.

All doctoral degrees in the College of Education require a minimum of 72 graduate credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree. Most doctoral programs in the College of Education require a minimum of 60 graduate credit hours beyond an approved master’s degree.


Applications are due December 1. Completed applications for consideration for funding and assistantships are due December 1.

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