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Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum, Doctor of Philosophy/Doctor of Education

The program offers Doctoral degrees in Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum with emphasis areas in Art Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, English Education, Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, and Social Studies Education.

Admission Criteria

PLEASE NOTE: Only completed applications will be reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee. It is suggested applicants submit their applications in plenty of time to be reviewed for the desired semester of entrance.

Applications for admissions decisions take at least 6 weeks to process.

  • Completion of an appropriate preliminary degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better (master’s applicants: completion of bachelor’s degree; Specialist applicants: completion of master’s degree)
  • Evidence of at least 2 years of successful experience in an appropriate field

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Minimum GRE Scores*

Test Type Verbal+Quantitative
GRE297 (V:153, Q:144 )

*Note: Minimum GRE score varies by program area. All the doctoral programs in Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum require the GRE exam in order to be considered for the program.

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Learning, Teaching & Curriculum Program

  • Personal data sheet form (built into the Graduate Studies online application)
  • Statement of purpose
  • GRE scores (a copy may be sent to the department too; minimum, an official result needs to be sent to the Office of Graduate Studies)
  • Resume/CV
  • 3 letters of recommendation. ALL LETTERS MUST BE CONFIDENTIAL AND SUBMITTED ACCORDINGLY.
  • A digital portfolio of three to five pieces of artwork you consider your best (required for Art Education applicants only)