Advanced Instruction (M.Ed., Ed.D. and Ph.D.)
For professional educators who are already licensed, the advanced master's programs
generally lead to additional teacher licensers, and the doctoral programs prepare
students to enter academia and advance the fields of teacher education through promising
The College of Education offers two tracks for students wanting advanced professional
studies in early childhood education, with an emphasis on social justice and equity.
The master's program is for practitioners who hold a current teaching license, and
the Ph.D. program is for those who have already attained a master's degree and would
like to focus on research.
Language and Literacy
Our language and literacy academic areas focus on research-based practices and inquiry
learning so that teachers can meet the needs of the state's diverse learners. The
master's program is geared to teaching practitioners while the doctoral program is
research-based and prepares students for academia.
Teaching and Learning
The master's and doctoral programs in teaching and learning prepare students with
a deeper knowledge of and insights into curriculum models, educational programs, curriculum
standards, human growth and development and learning theories that apply to grades