doctoral graduate

PhD in Curriculum and Teaching

The Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Teaching (PhD) is a residential degree program that develops graduates with the intellectual and moral background necessary to provide high-quality, long-term leadership at the university level in the field of curriculum and teaching. Students learn to conduct research, prepare teachers, educate other professionals, and perform all duties necessary to thrive as university faculty members.

The degree requires 70 hours of coursework — including 58 hours of coursework in curriculum and instruction, plus a 12-hour cognate specialization — and successful defense of a dissertation.

Due to the time commitment, it is recommended that PhD students attend full-time, but the program may be completed on a part-time basis. Full-time students typically complete the program in four years, while completion for part-time students varies.

Most courses can be taken in the evening and the summer, so that professional teachers can continue working full time.

Students in the PhD program have opportunities to

  • Work with world-class faculty who are leading in key research areas
  • Conduct independent and collaborative research
  • Present at national and international conferences
  • Take active roles in state, national and international professional education organizations
  • Work with grant projects
  • Develop mentor relationships with faculty in a Christian environment
  • Study abroad to study comparative education

For more information:

Dr. Trena L. Wilkerson, Graduate Program Director
One Bear Place #97314, Waco, TX, 76798
Trena_Wilkerson@baylor.edu