Education, Ph.D.
(Teacher Education and Curriculum)

Program of Studies

Click here for the POS for the Fall 2013 and Fall 2014 cohorts.

The following shows a program of studies for the Ph.D. in Education, Teacher Education and Curriculum (TEC) strand. There are two foci in this strand: Teacher Educationb and Curriculum, each consisting of at least 54 credit hours of coursework excluding dissertation credits.

Core Courses

The following courses are required for all School of Education Ph.D students

These required courses are designed to be foundational courses for the rest of the program. As such, doctoral students should plan to take these required courses in their first, or at latest second, year of coursework.

Course Title Credit Hours
EDUC 710 Statistical Analysis of Educational Data I 4 hrs
EDUC 825 Development and Learning 3 hrs
EDUC 830 Field Techniques in Educational Research 3 hrs
  One advanced research methods, any type
(i.e., quantitative, qualitative, mixed)
EDUC 867 Issues in Ed Policy and Research 3 hrs
EDUC 876 Histories of School and Schooling 3 hrs

TEC Core Courses (9 credit hours)

EDUC 956 Curriculum and Teacher Education 3 hrs EDUC 779 Contemporary Philosophies of Democratic Schooling 3 hrs EDUC 952 Research Apprenticeship in Teacher Education and Curriculum 3 hrs
Teacher Education Required Courses (9 credit hours)
EDUC 754
EDUC 862 Teacher Education in the United States OR
Teaching and Professional Development 3 hrs EDUC 947 Diversity and Teacher Education 3 hrs EDUC 953 Research and Policy in Teacher Education 3 hrs
Curriculum Required Courses (9 credit hours)
EDUC 851 Curriculum Theory 3 hrs EDUC 949 Inst. Logics of Curriculum and Teaching 3 hrs EDUC 950A
EDUC 950C Advanced Curriculum in the Humanities OR
Early Childhood 3 hrs


TEC students may choose 18 additional credits from other doctoral courses to complete their Program Of Studies.