PhD About the Program

About the Program


PhD Course Requirements

Course Prerequisite Methodology Courses = 8 units

EDU 114, Quantitative Methods in Educational Research, 4 units
EDU 200, Educational Research, 4 units

Professional Induction Course = 4 units

EDU 291, Professional Seminar in Education, 4 units

Methodological Core Courses = 8 units

EDU 201, Survey of Qualitative Methods, 4 units
EDU 204A, Quantitative Methods in Educational Research: Analysis of Correlation and Design, 4 units


PhD Timeline and Milestones

There is no specific length of time associated with earning a PhD. Across disciplines and campuses, the average amount of time to earn the degree is between four and five years, although individual time varies widely.


PhD Mentoring Guidelines

Mentoring of graduate students by faculty is an integral part of the graduate experience.

Ph.D. Program in Education
Mentoring Guidelines

Updated & Revised by Ph.D. Policy Committee, 10/15/07
Adopted by vote of the faculty, Date 10/23/07


GGE Research Seminar Schedule

The GGE offers a weekly brown-bag style seminar featuring our faculty and students. We invite our community to participate in these seminars.  The seminars are held on Mondays from 12:10 pm – 1:00 pm in the School of Education Building, Room 174 unless otherwise noted.


2020 Graduates

Minahil Asim
How Effective are Education Programs and Policies in Improving Access and Learning for Disadvantaged Students? Evidence from Three Disparate Contexts

Lu Yang
Language learning motivation and foreign language achievement: A study on upper elementary English learners in China 


2019 Graduates

Sagit Betser
Under construction: identity development in a girls-only maker program 

Erin Bird
Driven by Data?: Youth Learning Science for Environmental and Civic Action through Community and Citizen Science

JaNay Brown-Wood
Is there a relationship between the race of a character and the story children tell: Exploring if the race of a picture book character is associated with narrative quality of children’s stores and books preference?


2018 Graduates

Bahareh Abhari 
College readiness validation of common core standards in mathematics

Kristine Calvo
Changing Pedagogies: Teacher Identity in the Context of Technology Leveraged Classrooms 

Orlando Carreon
Effective teaching of Chican@/Latin@ students: a community responsive approach

Amanda Crump
Dialogue in an international agricultural development introductory course 


Financial Support

The Graduate Group in Education is committed to offering financial support to our PhD students for at least four years of study through employment and/or fellowships that include a monthly salary/stipend and fee remission.

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