math

Applications to the PhD in Education program are closed. Please return in Fall 2017 to apply for next year's cohort.

The PhD in Education provides advanced theory and methods in educational research and in specific content areas. The PhD degree is a research-oriented degree intended for students interested in becoming educational researchers and assume faculty positions in colleges or university teacher education programs. This program is designed for students already possessing education beyond the undergraduate level (master’s degree or equivalent).

The Education PhD degree requires at least 108 credits, including a core curriculum in research, seminar, practicum, and dissertation/thesis. At least 12 additional credits are taken in a content area specific to each option.

Applicants to the PhD program must have significant experience in an education or education-related setting such as teaching, leadership administration, curriculum specialist, supervisor, or in a setting where the primary function is education. Some knowledge of educational research methodology is highly desirable.

This is a Corvallis based program.

There are two options to apply for through the Education PhD.

Language, equity, and educational policy 

A primary focus of preparing candidates to assume various positions in post-secondary education, leadership in community education, faculty positions in colleges or university, or  teacher education programs.  Working with faculty advisors, candidates create and implement a program of study that provides comprehensive knowledge of research with bi/multilingual communities, equity in education contexts, and educational policies.

Science or mathematics education

A primary focus of preparing candidates to assume various positions in post-secondary, K-12, or free-choice education organizations. Working with faculty advisors, candidates create and implement a program of study that fosters theory-based knowledge and skills and practical research experience necessary for future career ambitions in STEM education. Within this area, there are three specializations:

1. K-12 school-based 

2. Collegiate/University education

3. Free-choice learning

For more information:

Carol McKiel, carol.mckiel@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-1546