Texas Tech University

Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction

Texas Tech University's College of Education offers a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education which enables place-bound professional educators the opportunity to advance their education. This hybrid program utilizes online courses and face-to-face summer intensive sessions to prepare professional educators to effectively address accountability and other issues facing schools and teacher education programs. Texas Tech University makes continuing your education possible no matter where "here" is.

Program Overview

We are currently accepting applications for a blended/online cohort starting in Fall 2017. All applications are due by Feb. 1st 2017. Please contact Lyndsey Crawford at lyndsey.e.crawford@ttu.edu for additional information.

  • 66 credit hours - with approved 30 hours from Masters Degree
  • Online program with face-to-face summer meetings.
  • Cohort students follow a predetermined schedule of courses. Course rotation varies by cohort.
  • Semester-based courses align with the Academic Calendar of Texas Tech University.

Application Process

We are currently accepting applications for a blended/online cohort starting in Fall 2017. All applications are due by Feb. 1st 2017. 

Program Requirements

Under Construction -- Revisions Forthcoming

Program Delivery

The majority of the coursework will be completed online but students will be required to attend an orientation and three, two-week intensive summer sessions. Students must be committed to completing the program as part of a cohort. Additionally, students will be expected to complete coursework and complete additional expectations as outlined in the program requirements.

At the orientation, students will meet with faculty and fellow Ph.D. students. Students will also learn about available support services and resources and will gain greater insight into the program requirements including the research-oriented philosophy of the program. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to meet with their advisors to complete the paperwork for their programs of study, explore research opportunities with faculty, and develop initial plans for research projects and/or dissertations.

Admission Criteria

Interested applicants should have:

  • A master's degree in a relevant field from an accredited university with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • An acceptable set of GRE scores
  • A minimum of three years of full-time professional experience
  • A minimum of three references from professionals in the field of education

Additional Expectations

In addition to meeting programmatic and degree requirements, students are expected to actively contribute to the profession. Active contributions to the profession include doing most if not all of the following:

  • Presenting annually at a national or international professional conference, such as ATE, ASCD, AERA, SITE or others as approved by advisor
  • Submitting at least two research manuscripts for publication
  • Submitting at least one book review for publication
  • Attending a grant proposal writing workshop
  • Contributing to the writing of at least one grant proposal
  • Serving as a reviewer of conference proposals
  • Serving as a reviewer of journal manuscripts

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