Education: Teaching and LearningDoctor of Philosophy

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Teaching and Learning's PhD program prepares top educators for highly productive careers as educational researchers, teacher educators and district, state, and national leaders. 

As a doctoral student, you’ll take part in research and scholarship that will prepare you to be among the next generation of education leaders. The foundation of your PhD experience is a research apprenticeship. You will critically analyze existing research and work closely with faculty on their research while you gain an extensive set of research skills. With those skills, you’ll develop innovative theories and practices in your own outstanding research both in the program and professionally.

The Doctor of Philosophy program comes with the flexibility to focus your specialization around your interests in a variety of disciplines.

PhD areas of study include:

  • Adolescent, Post-Secondary and Community Literacies (APCL)
  • Dramatic and Arts-based Research, Teaching and Learning (DARTL)
  • Foreign, Second and Multilingual Language Education (FSMLE)
  • Literature for Children and Young Adults (LCYA)
  • Language, Education and Society (LES)
  • Multicultural and Equity Studies in Education (MESE)
  • Reading and Literacy in Early and Middle Childhood (RLEMC)
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)