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Curriculum Research, Early Childhood Education, Aesthetics, and Teacher Education

Doctor of Philosophy

Curriculum Research, Early Childhood Education, Aesthetics & Teacher Education (CREATE)

Students and faculty in Curriculum, Aesthetics, and Teacher Education (CATE) have a major focus in one or more of the three primary areas: curriculum, aesthetics, and teacher education; and choices within several sub-areas: early childhood, middle grades, secondary, and social studies education.

Typical Plan of Study (minimum 64 hours)

Core coursework chosen in consultation with advisor

32 hours

No more than 12 hours of 595 independent study can count towards the degree

Basic Research Methodology Courses

4 - 8 hours

Please consult your faculty advisor and the College of Education Graduate Handbook for courses.  

Advanced Research Methodology Courses

4 - 12 hours

Please consult your faculty advisor and the College of Education Graduate Handbook for courses.  

Thesis Research

4 - 20 hours

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