Degree Requirements

Ph.D. with a Major in Curriculum and Instruction

The Doctor of Philosophy with a major in curriculum and instruction is offered for students who plan to pursue employment at the college level or assume major leadership positions in schools.

Areas of emphasis for advanced degrees in curriculum and instruction may include

  • Curriculum Studies
  • Economics Education
  • Foreign Language Education
  • Gifted and Talented Education
  • Language Arts/English Education
  • Literacy Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Studies Education
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Doctoral candidates should develop a program plan at the first enrollment or promptly thereafter. A copy of this program should be filed with the Graduate Division of the School of Education. Basic and applied research skills, including statistics, research design, and related requirements appropriate to the degree, are required for the Ph.D. Specific descriptions of research options may be obtained from the department.

Note: Contact your department or program for more information about research skills and responsible scholarship, and the current requirements for doctoral students. Current Lawrence and Edwards Campus policies on Doctoral Research Skills and Responsible Scholarship are listed in the KU Policy Library.

Contact Info

School of Education

Welcome Center, Joseph R. Pearson Hall
1122 West Campus Road, Room 208
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101
785-864-3726
785-864-5076
soe@ku.edu
http://www.soe.ku.edu/
Rick Ginsberg, Dean
785-864-4297
Lon Dehnert, Assistant Dean, Academic Services
785-864-9603

School of Education

Welcome Center, Joseph R. Pearson Hall
1122 West Campus Road, Room 208
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101
785-864-3726
soe@ku.edu
http://www.soe.ku.edu/
Sally Roberts, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs
785-864-0553

School of Education

Welcome Center, Joseph R. Pearson Hall
1122 West Campus Road, Room 208
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101
785-864-3726
soe@ku.edu
http://www.soe.ku.edu/
James Lichtenberg, Associate Dean, Graduate Programs and Research
785-864-9656
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