Degree Options & Certification Programs
- Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD)
The PhD program is for students seeking preparation for world-class educational research related to school curriculum, teaching and learning, and policy. The program, which draws students from all over the world, offers rigorous training for academic research. (For how to apply, see Applying to Graduate Programs.)
- Masters of Science (MS)
The MS program prepares students for Ph.D. programs and begins training for educational research. The program is also for teachers who wish to further their professional development and learn state-of-art instructional skills and curriculum development. (For how to apply, see Applying to Graduate Programs.)
- All Educator Certification Programs (click on this title for a complete list from the School of Education)
- Teaching Certifications in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction include:
- Secondary programs: English, Mathematics, Science or Social Studies
- Elementary programs: Early Childhood/ESL and the Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence/Special Education Dual Major
- K-12 Programs: World Language Education (Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish); Music Education; Art Education
Graduate Certification Programs
For graduate students in the MS or PhD degree programs, the department offers several advanced certification and license programs.
This graduate-level program offers students who already hold early childhood, elementary or secondary teaching licenses an add-on certification in the area of English as a second language.
This graduate-level program offers students who already hold a degree in a content area teaching licenses in both a specific content area (English, Math, Science, or Social Studies) and to work with English language learners (ESL certification) at the secondary level.