The Doctor of Education (Ed.D) and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programs in English Education prepare professional educators for positions in institutions of higher learning, education renewal centers, state and national education agencies, and intermediate and local school districts. Advanced programs are designed for those individuals who are committed to the educational renewal of urban America; whose career goals emphasize the development and improvement of curriculum and instruction; who desire to prepare themselves for leadership roles in pre-service and in-service teacher education; and who will serve as agents of change, creating and expanding the varied institutions and programs needed for the continuing education of teachers.

Doctoral Application Deadlines and Completion of all Required Materials

  • Fall - March 1 (Online Application Due) April 1 (Completion of all required materials)
  • Winter - September 15 (Online Application Due) October 15 (Completion of all required materials)

Doctoral Handbooks for Teacher Education


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