IPhD in Curriculum and InstructionCurriculum and Instructional Leadership
The I.Ph.D in curriculum and instruction prepares students with diverse academic and professional backgrounds to meet equally diverse career and scholarly goals. Rather than a uniform approach to a traditional Ph.D. program, curriculum and instruction encompasses several separate specialized areas, each with its own requirements and expectations in doctoral work. Students accepted in the program with a co-discipline in curriculum and instruction may have a discipline in one of the educational fields represented in the School of Education, College of Arts and Sciences, or in a professional field such as criminology, computer science, law, et.al. Candidates typically have prior academic training and experience in education and faculty advisors are specialists in their field, whether it be general curriculum and instruction, reading education, special education, educational psychology, mathematics education, science education, TESOL, instructional technology, among other areas.
Graduates are prepared for teaching and research in several areas such as: higher education, curricular or supervisory positions in school districts, work in a government agency, private foundations, an educational training role in business and industry, among other professional education roles.
Discipline-Specific Admission Requirements
Discipline-specific requirements below are in addition to the requirements listed in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Application Procedure and Minimum Criteria for Admission and Minimum Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Academic Regulations and Degree Requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies.
- Official GRE test scores- no substitutions for the GRE exam. A minimum score of 1000 on the verbal and quantitative section and a 4.00 on the analytic writing section is required as well as meeting the GRE requirements for other chosen discipline(s).
- Research Area related to one of the specialty areas of the Curriculum and Instructional Leadership doctoral faculty
- Evidence of graduate-level writing ability provided by writing samples, prior scholarly writing or the successful completion of an essay examination
- Three letters of recommendation from appropriate professors and practitioners in the field
- Statement of Purpose (academic and professional goals with personal, academic, and career history as it relates to those goals and discipline area)