Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction – Specialization in Curriculum Studies (Teacher Education Focus)

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

Specialization in Curriculum Studies

Teacher Education Focus

This program is designed for students who wish to be involved in the preparation of preservice teachers, either as university faculty, researchers, and/or program directors.  

The track blends exploration of theoretical research, program design, and clinical practice. Three required courses are typically paired with practical experiences and internships, such as teaching courses for preservice courses or supervising student teachers through the Office of Teacher Education.

Developing expertise in teacher education is often an especially beneficial career move as well, as the majority of university faculty positions in departments and schools of education involve working with preservice teachers.

  • Application Deadlines
    Starting SemesterDeadline
    Fall Jan 15
    Spring Sep 15
    International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
  • Admissions Requirements

    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate Studies Office will accept unofficial transcripts and self-reported test scores for admission reviews. Any admission made with these documents would be conditioned on receipt of official documents, which should be provided as soon as possible.

    1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    2. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
    3. Completed online application that includes:
      • Transcripts
      • Personal statement
      • Two letters of recommendation
      • GRE scores
      • Resume (international students only)
      • Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)

    Learn more about specific admissions requirements

  • Program Requirements
  • Funding
    • Learn about the variety of fellowships and assistantships that are available to graduate students.
    • Visit Student Central for information about financial assistance.
    • Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.
    • Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit the Center for Veteran and Military Students to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.

Our Faculty

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Research Areas:
Social and civic education; history education; human rights education; curriculum history
(812) 856-8058
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Assistant Professor

Research Areas:
Teacher education, social studies education
(812) 856-8357
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Professor, Armstrong Chair for Teacher Education 2015

Research Areas:
Moral, civic, and religious education; homeschooling; teacher education
(812) 856-8122

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