The higher education area of emphasis prepares you to be a college or university teacher of an academic discipline. The program consists of core courses, emphasis area courses, foundations, scholarly tools and a dissertation. You're able to bring 30 credits from your master’s degree into the doctoral program. A minimum of 90 credits is required for the Ph.D.
Teacher Education Emphasis
The Teacher Education area of emphasis prepares you to educate prospective teachers or to be consultants to teachers in PreK-12 schools. The area of emphasis includes courses related to teacher education, higher education, educational foundations and research (scholarly tools). Applicants in teacher education are required to have previous background in the study of education. Up to 30 credits of a student's master's degree may be counted toward doctoral study.