University Catalog 2024-2025

Teacher Education and Learning Sciences (PhD)

Degree Requirements

Degrees will be distributed as "Doctor of Philosophy" without any program area specifications.

College Scholar Leaders Courses6
Scholar Leader: Diversity and Equity in Schools and Communities
Scholar Leader: Systemic Change in Education
College Research Methods *15
Required Introductory Research Methods Courses6
Applied Quantitative Methods in Education I
Introduction to Qualitative Research in Education
Advanced Research Methods Courses (Select one course from the list below)3
Applied Quantitative Methods in Education II
Advanced Qualitative Research and Data Analysis in Education
Mixed Methods Research in Education
Advanced Research Methods Electives6
Select two courses from the list above or other advanced research methods courses approved by the student advisor.
Dissertation Research9
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Total college core hours30
Concentration Area Courses30
Required courses
Seminar on Teaching and Teacher Education
Seminar on Learning Sciences
Select 24 hours of additional coursework based on Concentrations listed below
Total Hours60

In addition to the required College core courses above, students must select one of 6 approved concentrations listed below and complete the minimum 30 hours required in the selected concentration (including the 2 required concentration area courses listed above).

1. Educational Equity

2. Educational Psychology 

3. Elementary Education in Mathematics and Science

4. Learning Design and Technology

5. Literacy and English Language Arts Education

6. Social Studies Education

*ED 700 Introduction to Research Design in Education, or its equivalent is a pre-requisite course for any research course. A graduate student may take it as part of their Program Area of Study, with approval from their advisor.