Doctor of Philosophy


The Social Science Education concentration of the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction prepares social studies teacher educators, researchers, curriculum specialists, and policy leaders. Students acquire the knowledge and skills to develop and implement high quality and innovative social studies practices that are informed by foundational and contemporary scholarship in the field. This distinctive program provides opportunities for students to work closely with faculty on research, teacher education, global initiatives, and innovation in Social Science Education.  

The goals of the program are to prepare social science education professionals who:

Our graduates are prepared to serve as professors in colleges and universities as well as school district administrators and curriculum specialists.