The Ph.D. in Education program is intended primarily for individuals seeking a career in higher education or in other research-oriented leadership fields. The program focuses on the formulation of new ways to think about issues and solve problems in the field of education. The doctorate in education offers a unique combination of four emphases: Cultural and Curricular Studies, Disability Studies, Leadership Studies and School Psychology.
The program is characterized by five distinct, yet interwoven, components:
- the notion and praxis of a socially just society articulated in the theory and practice of constructivism, humanism, and critical theory;
- student collaboration supported by cohorts designed to foster and demonstrate effective group action.
- personalized and collaborative mentorship between faculty and students, toward the goal of creating a better world;
- a rigorous core of the philosophy and foundations of education and methods of inquiry used to assist in the creation of new understanding in the field
- a student-guided curriculum with a wide menu of specialized study courses based on research interests and needs.