Doctoral Degree Programs
The UNCG School of Education provides leadership in the development of new programs, the advancement of knowledge, and the achievement of personal excellence through advanced degrees. Our doctoral degrees are intensive programs for students who will engage and learn through research and practice.
Doctoral programs in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development focuses on developing professional competencies of the student through advanced study of theory and practice of counseling as it relates to research, the behavioral sciences, and supervision.
Doctoral programs in the Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations seek to prepare thoughtful and effective leaders in education through programs of study that are interdisciplinary in focus and that emphasize questions of moral concern, the cultural context of education, and a reconstructive vision for excellent and equitable schooling.
Doctoral programs in the Department of Educational Research Methodology specialize in educational measurement and psychometrics, research design, program and policy evaluation studies, educational statistics, and the application of research methodology to address educational questions.
Doctoral programs in the Department of Specialized Education Services emphasizes four areas: generating knowledge to help shape the future of the field; sharing knowledge with others so that they can understand it and use it to improve their practice; facilitating strong professional relationships through collaboration; and creating, interpreting, and implementing special education policy and procedures.
Doctoral programs in the Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education ensure students’ intellectual, cultural, and social growth so that they may become active, reflective citizens. To achieve this goal, our graduates draw from knowledge of educational theory, policy, research, and practice to engage students in the active construction of knowledge, enact culturally responsive principles, adapt to the specific needs of their students, and assess and respond to students’ performances.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)