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Teaching and Learning, Ph.D.

College of Education

Prepare to teach and research at the college level or serve in an education leadership position with a doctorate in teaching and learning that is customized to suit your unique interests.

Study a variety of topics like pedagogy, content knowledge, teaching, learning and curriculum in a range of grades and subject areas. Apply research methods to issues relating to educational settings or students. This degree is highly flexible to tailor to your career goals.

Program Highlights

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    Broad Scope

    Cover grade levels from early childhood to college and various disciplines like science, math, literacy and social studies.

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    Design Your Experience

    Choose your internships and research interests while working with faculty members in a variety of settings.

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    Established Network

    Form close professional relationships working in local schools through our professional development school network.

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    Ranked Program

    Be part of a college ranked in the top 15 percent nationally for graduate programs of education by U.S. News & World Report.

What You’ll Study

Students have multiple opportunities to explore diversity, education and equity practices through coursework, local conferences and student organizations. Curriculum is grounded in research that encompasses the complex relationship between teaching and learning at all grade levels.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Leadership

    Inspiring and guiding others to achieve common goals and reach their full potential


    Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems

    Attention to Detail

    Being meticulous and thorough in all aspects of a task or project

  • Responsibility

    Being accountable for one's actions and decisions and fulfilling obligations and duties

    Public Speaking

    Delivering a message or presentation to an audience effectively and persuasively


    Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Researcher
  • District Leader
  • Administrative Leader

Workplace Settings

  • Education
  • State Government

I hope to apply what I learned in my doctoral program to help more pre-service teachers and improve the educational experience of young children.

Ling Hao
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