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This program is projected for professional educators who have an interest in becoming practitioner-oriented scholars in teacher education and who are interested in teacher education as a content area for research. Completing this degree will enable individuals to answer the national call for teacher educators and researchers in this field. The program is one of only a few in the nation devoted to teacher education.
The admissions deadline is December 1 for Fall admissions. Apply through the UNLV Graduate College.
The Ph.D. in Teacher Education will consist of a minimum of 60 credits beyond the master's degree. Of the 60 credits, 21 credits will be in required courses: 6 credits will be in specific research and inquiry courses; 15 will be in the required teacher education core. In addition, there will be two required teaching internships (6 credits) and a required school-based internship (3-6 credits). Of the remaining credits, 6 credits will be electives in the inquiry and research area and 9 credits will be in teacher education and teacher learning electives. In addition, there are 3 hours of a required research seminar taken concomitantly with the dissertation. Individual programs of study may exceed the minimum requirements; specific coursework will vary depending on the particular teaching field or emphasis that is chosen in teacher education. The following is a list of required courses as well as illustrative lists of electives in the areas of Inquiry, Teacher Education and Teacher Learning Core, Teacher Education and Teacher Learning Electives, Internships, and Dissertation.
These forms are available for completion and download on the department and Graduate College websites. Also see Timeline from Admission to Graduation, available in the Graduate Catalog.