Selçuk Doğan, Ph.D. student
I am currently a second-year Ph.D. student in Teachers, Schools, and Society, with a minor in Research, Evaluation, and Measurement. Through my program I have acquired various research skills, knowledge, and different perspectives that are essential to have in today’s reform-oriented school systems. I believe that by the end of my program, I will have the ability to present myself as a scientist, researcher, and trained professional. I’ve had the chance to meet other graduate students as well as other young professionals who live around Florida to collaborate and discuss potential research. We also have the opportunity to attend professional development from the Lastinger Center for Learning to improve our skills in implementing professional development throughout Florida. Our graduate student alliance provides informative seminars around teaching, research, and service and other essential skills for future professors in order to broaden our horizons.
The Ph.D. program offered at the College of Education has given me the opportunity to reach my significant goals; a quality and diverse education, a wonderful learning community, and also to develop as a researcher and scholar.