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Program at a Glance

College of Community Innovation and Education
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This program has temporarily suspended admission effective Fall 2020.

The Elementary Education track in the Education PhD program is designed to provide further education for those aspiring to work in the area of education at the post-secondary level (four-year colleges and/or research universities).

The program permits students to concentrate their doctoral study in either a field of emphasis, such as science, mathematics, literacy and social studies, or to create an interdisciplinary focus, such as mathematics-science or reading-social studies. The program of study is most appropriate for educators who can create, analyze and synthesize educational studies and for educators seeking employment in settings requiring a strong research base. In contrast to the EdD, the doctoral program relies on students who progress through their program of study in cohorts and who are full members of the learning community of the College of Community Innovation and Education. The program includes a strong philosophical base, research seminars requiring one-on-one work with faculty members, cluster seminars requiring work with several faculty members in interdisciplinary research projects, and long-term mentoring via supervised internships.

The Elementary Education track in the Education PhD program requires a minimum of 60 credit hours beyond the master's degree. Students must complete 24 credit hours of core courses, 6 credit hours of specialization courses, 12 credit hours of electives, 3-6 credit hours of internship, and 15 credit hours of dissertation. All students must also complete the candidacy examination.

Total Credit Hours Required: 60 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Master's Degree

Application Deadlines

January 1
December 1

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