On Campus Ph.D.

If you are interested in being a part of our Fall 2019 cohort:
Admission application deadline: March 15.

Our Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Teachers, Schools, and Society is designed around a deep commitment to social justice.

Our purpose is to prepare scholars to explore and rethink the intersections of curriculum, teaching, and teacher education with society and politics in an increasingly diverse world.

With multiple and interdisciplinary approaches to research, theory, and practice, our faculty offer avenues for examining issues that impact 21st century education and teacher education.

Our students will be prepared to disrupt and challenge issues of equity in education through transformational learning.

Doctoral students will have opportunities to work in our teacher preparation programs at the elementary and secondary levels as they develop skills as teacher educators and researchers.

Partial funding for up to 4 years of doctoral study is available for qualified students through assistantships that include tuition waivers, a stipend, and health insurance benefits. The most competitive applicants will be considered for full funding through fellowships in the department. TSS faculty oversee assistantships and fellowships to ensure that all students engage in research, teaching, and service during their programs.

Activities Ph.D. students become involved in:

  • State and national conference presentations with doctoral students and faculty
  • Research projects and publications, helping students become competitive for the job market
  • Small, discussion-based seminars in which theory and practice are closely examined
  • Collaboration with other doctoral students within the School of Teaching and Learning as well as doctoral students in the TSS specialization area