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Ph.D. Overview

graduate student in classroomThe Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree emphasizes basic research and is intended for students who seek a focus on educational research and scholarship. Areas of specialization are: Reading Education, Mathematics Education, Language Arts Education, Science Education, Multicultural Education, Educational Communication and Technology, Elementary Education, Middle Level Education, Secondary Education, General Curriculum and Instruction, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Social Studies Education, Foreign Language Education, and Economics Education.

Doctoral work includes at least 36 credit hours in the major, additional hours in basic and applied research skills, and a dissertation involving original research in the student's specialization.

Curriculum and Instruction Doctoral Program Profile

PPST (Praxis) Exam Notice

 Note: effective Feb. 27, 2014, the PPST is no longer an admissions requirement for any initial licensure programs.

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A complete listing of courses in the Curriculum and Teaching department

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Congratulations to Corey Forbes, C&T Alumnus and recipient of the Early Career Research Award at this year's National Association for Research in Science Teaching convention! For more info, go to http://ct.soe.ku.edu/.

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