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PhD in Education

The School of Teacher Education and Leadership (TEAL) administers an interdepartmental program leading to a doctoral degree (PhD) 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 PhD in Education program is delivered via two formats:

  1. 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. (Coursework begins the following fall semester.)
  2. The Distance Doctoral Program--A cohort program with three concentrations. All courses during the fall and spring semesters are taught via broadcast to regional campuses. Broadcast locations are based on the needs of the new cohort. To meet residency requirements, students come to Logan for face-to-face coursework for two consecutive summers. The deadline application for the Distance Doctoral Cohort is February 1 every even-numbered year. (Coursework begins the following fall semester.)

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, 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.

Graduate Assistantships
To be eligible for a 20 hour/week (0.5 FTE) assistantship, students must be full-time (at any USU campus). To be full-time, students must be registered for at least 6 graduate credits or registered for 3 graduate credits with all required coursework completed and only the research component of the degree remaining. Turn in the application/renewal form to the TEAL Department office. Applications may be submitted at any time. For priority funding, application review begins April 15.
Graduate Assistantship Application/Renewal Form

Contact Information:

Graduate Program Director
Dr. Kathleen (Kit) Mohr

Graduate Program Coordinator
Lori Hyde