The Teacher Quality & Teacher Education doctoral study option is part of a broad cluster of programs within the conceptual field of Curriculum and Instruction, which is designed to help you develop a deep understanding of teaching, research on teaching, and the implications of research for the improvement of teaching, teacher education, professional development, and policy. This field includes the study and improvement of 1) content area instruction, 2) teacher leadership, and 3) teacher preparation, practice, and policy. Collectively, these programs prepare teachers, teacher educators, and researchers to engage with pressing issues in P-12 education, with the goal of improving learning for all students.
Graduates of this program can be found in academic and research careers in universities, and in research organizations and public agencies working on issues of teacher education, professional development, and curricula.
This program does not lead to state teaching certification.
To apply for this program, select "PhD - Curriculum & Instruction or EdD Curriculum and Instruction in the Graduate School's online application. You will then choose Teacher Quality and Teacher Education - Curriculum and Instruction as your area of interest.