PhD in Learning, Teaching and Curriculum with Emphasis in Elementary Education


This program consists of a combination of coursework, internships and authentic experiences with research, development, and teacher education that are directed toward the following goals:

  • Understand the depth and breadth of the field of elementary education in terms of research, curriculum, policy, teacher development and student learning;
  • Develop, carry out, and report independent research in some area of elementary education;
  • Become outstanding teachers/advisors of college students; and
  • Understand the role of service in the university setting and learn how membership in organizations can lead to a service agenda.

Degree Requirements

To receive a PhD degree, you must complete a minimum of 72 hours of coursework beyond a bachelor's degree.  This includes at least 18 hours of education core courses and a minimum of 12 hours of research methodology.