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PhD in Education

The School of Teacher Education and Leadership (TEAL) administers a program leading to a doctoral degree (Ph. D.) in Education specializing in Curriculum and Instruction. This degree is designed to prepare educators who wish to become:

  • curriculum specialists,
  • coordinators and supervisors in public or private school systems,
  • leaders in state departments of public instruction,
  • instructors at the college or university level in K-12 teacher or administrator preparation,
  • educational researchers serving in various contexts.

The TEAL Ph. D. in Education program is delivered via two formats:

Logan-based Doctoral Program--Students attend in Logan where coursework is delivered primarily face-to-face in the late afternoon or evening to accommodate students' work schedules. Students proceed through the program flexibly. The deadline for application for the Logan program is February 1. (Program coursework begins the following fall semester.)

The Distance Doctoral Program--A cohort program with courses during the fall and spring semesters taught via broadcast or hybrid options. Broadcast locations are arranged based on the needs of the students. Students are also required to come to Logan for face-to-face coursework for two consecutive summers. The deadline for application for the Distance Doctoral Cohort is February 1 every even-numbered year. (Program coursework begins the following fall semester.)


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TEAL faculty are intentional about attracting a diverse population of outstanding graduate students. Students obtain focused and comprehensive knowledge in their respective fields through classroom instruction, collaborative research, and other innovative educational experiences. Our program is successful due in large part to our commitment to create a mentoring environment for students. Our faculty provide excellent professional development opportunities and individual attention to students in a variety of venues.

Contact Information:

Graduate Program Coordinator (GPC): Lori Hyde | 435-797-1473

Graduate Program Director: Dr. Kathleen Mohr | 435-797-3946
School of Teacher Education and Leadership
2805 Old Main Hill
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84322-2805