Early Childhood Education

Doctoral Program

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

The Early Childhood Education Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) examines theories and teaching practices for young children through research and interdisciplinary coursework. Students learn the fundamentals of research methodology and apply them to their own directed research and dissertation. Our faculty work closely with students on research in a range of social, ethnographic and technological topics. This program prepares students to assess and evaluate early childhood education policies and curriculum.

Program Details


General C&I Requirements (Minimum 21 hours)

Directed Research (Minimum 12 hours)

Specialization Requirements (Minimum 12 hours)

Courses Outside the Department (Minimum 6 hours)

Dissertation (Minimum 6 hours)

At a Glance

  • Program Starts: Fall
  • Deadline to Apply:
    December 31
  • Credit Hours Required: 57
  • Schedule: Flexible
  • Program Location: On Campus
  • GRE Required? No
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Program Area Coordinator and Advisor
Jennifer K. Adair

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