The PhD in Curriculum Studies is an interdisciplinary degree that addresses overall
curriculum issues across different subject matter. All three of our program options
prepare you for careers as curriculum generalists, researchers and specialists; university
faculty and teacher educators; K-20 curriculum and pedagogical leaders; curriculum
administrators, designers and evaluators; curriculum material writers; and educational
leaders in social and cultural organizations.
This doctoral program requires a minimum of 63 credit hours, including common core,
research and inquiry, specialization, cognate area and independent research. You can
choose from three program options:
This option cultivates educators with self-reflexivity, deep understanding and capacity
to create and use knowledge for the benefit of local, national and international communities.
You will be prepared to be a K-12 curriculum leader, curriculum researcher and teacher
educator or curriculum generalist for all educational levels.
College Curriculum & Teaching
This interdisciplinary option provides flexibility for college instructors to take
discipline electives while advancing curriculum, teaching and leadership expertise
in higher education. You will be prepared for professional roles as an administrator
and researcher in curriculum and pedagogy from various disciplines at the college
International & Peace Curriculum
This interdisciplinary option addresses issues such as establishing nonviolent relationships
in school, college and global society, increasing mindful awareness and promoting
international curriculum dialogues. You will be prepared for advancing educational,
social and cultural programs that are oriented by peace, nonviolence and sustainability.
Research and Faculty
Award-winning faculty are national and international leaders in the field of curriculum
studies and consistently recognized for their research and teaching efforts. Faculty
Nonviolence and mindfulness education
Curriculum and pedagogy of teacher activism
Culturally sustaining pedagogies and social justice education
Community-based research and diverse modes of inquiry