The PhD in Elementary Education is a research degree designed primarly, although not exclusively, for work in higher education settings, especially in teacher education programs.  Normally, three years of teaching experience is required for consideration into the PhD program.

Admission Requirements:

To be considered for regular admission, applicants must present a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and a GRE score of 300 or higher. Three years of teaching are also required.

Degree Requirements:

  • major coursework (CEE/CIE/CRD), 24 hours
  • doctoral core coursework, 12 hours
  • doctoral  seminar course (CIE 693 Workshop), 3 hours
  • research coursework as specified, 18 hours (minimum)
  • humanistic/behavioral courses, 12 hours (minimum)
  • dissertation research (CEE 699 Dissertation Research*), 24 hours (minimum)

*Students must be continuously enrolled in CEE 699 Dissertation Research once they begin work on the dissertation.

A list of courses that fulfill these requirements may be obtained from the departmental office in Graves Hall.

The Graduate Catalog is published annually. Students should obtain the most recent program requirements from their program advisors.