The Department of Education in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (GGSE) offers MA and PhD programs that prepare researchers, scholar practitioners, teacher educators, and educational leaders for positions in universities, school districts, community agencies, and the private sector. We have three broad program areas: (1) Culture, Language and Human Development, (2) Learning, Teaching, and Teacher Education, and (3) Policy, Program Evaluation, and Research Methods.
Once enrolled, students may add optional interdisciplinary doctoral emphases that include study in Applied Linguistics; Black Studies; Cognitive Science; Environment and Society; Feminist Studies; Global Studies; Information Technology and Society; Language, Interaction, and Social Organization; Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences; and Writing Studies. Please note that the Department of Education does not train K-12 teachers or grant teaching credentials; prospective teachers are instead encouraged to apply to the Teacher Education Program.
The final application deadline for fall 2024 PhD and MA/PhD students is December 1, 2023. The primary consideration deadline for fall 2024 MA-only students is also December 1, 2023. Secondary consideration for fall 2024 MA-only students is May 14, 2024. (No funding is available for applications submitted after December 1).