The Objectives of the Ph.D. in Teacher Education are to:
- Prepare students for university level faculty positions in teacher education.
- Connect the theory and research related to teaching and learning to the practice of teaching in schools and to the practice of teaching university courses.
- Prepare participants to design and conduct research using quantitative and qualitative methodologies with particular emphasis on applied research in the context of diverse schools.
- Increase the diversity of the students in departmental doctoral programs.