Texas Tech University

Curriculum and Instruction - PhD

Program Description

The PhD. in Curriculum and Instruction focuses on curricular issues as a field of inquiry and develops strengths in the areas of understanding and addressing the complex and multiple questions that influence curriculum theory, design, development, delivery, assessment, and evaluation. The primary goal of this program is to prepare curriculum leaders, researchers, and professors with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to analyze, construct, and evaluate curricula in ways that create optimal learning conditions for all learners. This comprehensive preparation will enable graduates to examine unconscious assumptions and identify complex challenges associated with working in schools and other institutions in a multicultural democracy. Consequently, particular attention is devoted to the philosophical, theoretical, historical, cultural, ethical, and political constructs and assumptions that affect curricula, including courses and programs.

Program Handbook

Degrees Offered

PhD in Curriculum and Instruction

Concentrations in:

Offered: Face-to-Face, hybrid, and online

Career Opportunities With This Degree

A Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction may prepare you to work as a teacher, trainer, or education researcher. The degree can also lead to work in academia, government and business. It can also lead to a teaching career at the university level. If you are an EC-12 teacher, a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction may provide opportunities for leadership roles as curriculum and instructional leaders in your school or district. This degree will provide coursework in research methods, statistics, and policy. These areas are highly valued in government agencies and businesses. Large corporations often have their own education departments and have needs for curriculum designers and trainers.

Application Requirements

GRE scores are required for this program. Teacher's certification and teaching experience preferred.

Visit the Graduate Application Process page for more information.

Financial Aid

Scholarships and assistantships for doctoral students are available through the office of graduate education and research in the College of Education.

Tuition & Fees

Visit the Student Business Services website to estimate your costs.

Contacts

Brianna Sanchez
Academic Advisor
brianna.sanchez@ttu.edu
806-834-2353

Dr. Fanni Coward
Interim Department Chair
fanni.coward@ttu.edu
806-834-4475