Ph.D. in Teaching and Curriculum

The Ph.D. in Teaching and Curriculum program is designed to prepare experienced educators for research on teaching and learning, the theory and practice of curriculum, the lives and careers of teachers, and policies and practices of teacher education.

Emphasis is placed on research design, implementation, and analysis, and forms of scholarly expression. Through their programs of study, students develop scholarly agendas that will support careers as scholars, researchers, and teachers in higher education through research and teaching opportunities.

Graduates of this program are on the faculties at colleges and universities across the nation and around the world.

This program offers students the following advantages and opportunities:

  • Exposure to cutting edge ideas through courses and one-on-one study with faculty who are at the forefront of their fields.
  • A personalized plan developed with each student, including a specialization which builds an area of particular expertise in a content area, grade level, or field of educational theory or study.
  • Many courses offered in the late afternoon and evening to accommodate students completing their degree on a part-time basis.
  • Study and engagement with other students who bring diverse professional and personal backgrounds, from across the nation and internationally, to their graduate program experiences.
  • The opportunity to select courses from areas across the School of Education and Syracuse University including sociology, linguistics, nutrition, psychology, management, women's studies, computer and information science, African-American studies, nursing, and public communication.

Program Contact

Jeanne Schmidt

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