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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Social Studies Education

Beginning Ph. D. students can demonstrate the competencies through previous course-work in conjunction with an oral interview with social studies education faculty about that course-work. Among the courses that could demonstrate competency include those in:

  • History of Social Studies Education
  • Theories of Social Studies Education
  • Measurement and Research Design
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Learning Theories
  • Multicultural Education
  • Social Foundations of Education
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Curriculum Theory
  • International Education
  • Content courses drawn from the disciplines (e.g., advanced courses in economics, history, geography, political science, etc.)