Doctoral Degrees

Our doctoral program in curriculum, instruction and the science of learning is a multidisciplinary program that focuses on addressing practical educational problems through research in diverse contexts for learning and teaching. You can create your own customized program to meet your research and career interests in one of these five concentrations — elementary education, English education, mathematics education, reading education and science education –or in the general track that allows for an innovative interdisciplinary focus.
Our doctoral program in elementary education will prepare you for positions of educational leadership in K–12 schools, higher education or in state education departments. With a focus on research and teaching, our program offers you the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge research in elementary education and work with faculty experts across formal disciplines.
Our doctoral program in foreign and second language education focuses on preparing you for research, teaching and administrative posts in colleges and universities, and for positions of educational leadership in the schools or in state education departments. The mission of our program is to foster the development of foreign/second/bilingual language education practitioners and researchers who can understand and analyze language teaching and learning, and language policy to improve language and content teaching and learning in diverse educational contexts.