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 research seminar featuring our faculty, students, and other speakers. We invite our community to participate in these seminars. 

Recorded sessions are added to the PhD Academic Programs Video website as they become available, and also linked below. Speakers from past quarters can be found here as well. Not all sessions are recorded.

Fall 2023 Schedule

Seminars are held in the School of Education Building, Room 174. Seminars begin promptly at 12:10 pm.


2020 Graduates

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

BernNadette Best-Green
Reframing Broken English as Counterhegemonic Linguistic Drip: Investigating Ethnolinguistic Vitality Within My 6th Grade Classroom

Kayce Mastrup
Storied Identities: Exploring the Beliefs, Values and Past Experiences of Preservice Mathematics Educators and Future-Oriented Practice


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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