Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

The goals of the doctoral program in Curriculum and Instruction are to help candidates develop abilities for research and exemplary leadership in the field of curriculum and instruction. Through the program, faculty guide candidates to develop expertise in one of the department's many areas of study, acquire greater competence in curriculum evaluation and development, improve understanding of the teaching-learning process, as well build a broadened professional background in disciplines related to curriculum and instruction.


The Ph.D. program is research-oriented while at the same time firmly grounded in the practice of exemplary education. It prepares students for different forms of intellectual leadership in education including research, teacher education and higher education, as well as leadership positions in educational agencies.