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CUIN Ph.D. Coursework

The Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction is a 66-hour doctoral program that establishes a link between research and practice, providing opportunities to investigate curriculum, instruction, assessment, and social justice issues within an urban education context.  Ph.D. students engage in rigorous research, quality teaching, and contextual service to enhance education, curriculum and instruction, and community connections.  The program area, core, and research courses, in addition to the dissertation process and other experiential opportunities, prepare students for positions in Tier 1 universities or other related areas that expect continued examination of research and practice in urban environments.

Curriculum and Instruction Core (24 hours)

  • Issues in Urban Education
  • Social Justice and Equity
  • Learning, Design, and Technology
  • Curriculum Theory
  • Curriculum and Instruction Seminar
  • Advanced Internship
  • The State of the Curriculum Field in Education
  • Instructional Strategies for Teaching Adults

Research (15 hours)

  • Introduction to Educational Research
  • Introduction to Quantitative Educational Research
  • Introduction to Qualitative Educational Research
  • 6 additional Hours of Advanced Research Courses

Specialization (21 hours)

Hours from of the following specializations:

  • Art Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Learning, Design, and Technology
  • Mathematics Education
  • Reading, Language Arts, and Literature Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Education/Social Studies
  • Teaching and Teacher Education

Dissertation (6 hours)

Total (66 hours)

Since degree plans change periodically, students will follow the degree plan that is in place at the time in which they complete an official, approved degree plan.