Our Ph.D. program in Teaching and Teacher Education offers a variety of concentrations and specializations, including mathematics education, science education, teaching Mexican-American students, Indigenous education, bilingual education, teacher reflection and development, and environmental learning. See the faculty list for names of experts to contact in these areas.
We offer several concentration areas within this degree. Here are a few:
Graduate students from other programs can also minor in Teaching and Teacher Education. Contact us for more information.
To see the Doctoral Program booklet, click here.
- 3.5 GPA, with defined exceptions on a provisional basis
- GRE Scores -Minimum combined verbal and quantitative of 297
- Master's degree in education or a related field from an accredited college or university
- 15 units of previous coursework in education
- Two years of full-time teaching experience
- Three letters of recommendation (one of which must be from a college or university professor)
- Writing sample (Essay must be included with the Graduate College Application)
- TTE Major Core (7 units )
- TTE 696C First Year Doctoral Seminar (1 unit, Fall, to be taken the first semester)
- TTE 696B Research on Teaching (3 units; Fall, to be taken during the first two years)
- TTE 696A Research on Teacher Education (3 units; Spring, to be taken after the first two years)
- Research Methods (Minimum of 13 units)
- EDP 541 Quantitative/Inferential Methods in Education (4 units; Fall and Summer)
- LRC 605 or HED 605 Qualitative Methods in Education (3 units; Fall and Spring)
- Advanced Quantitative or Qualitative Course (3 units; semesters vary)
- TTE 602 Dissertation Proposal Design (3 units; Spring)
- Research Experience (6-12 units)
- TTE 793 Internship - A minimum of 6 units of supervised internship must be completed with a focus on classroom studies and/or teacher education. Additional units may be specified, as necessary, by the candidate's major committee
- Major Supportive Coursework in TTE (Minimum of 15 units)
- 15 units to be selected from the approved list of TTE graduate courses and others as approved by the major committee.
- Minor (Minimum of 9 units; students may minor in TTE or in another department)
- Dissertation (18 units)
Milestones Toward the Degree
Click here for the program's Satisfactory Academic Progress Guidelines.
- Qualifying Examination Procedures
- Comprehensive Exams
- Dissertation Proposal Meeting
- Final Examination
- To meet the minimum Graduate College residence requirement, the student must complete a minimum of 30 units of graduate credit in residence at The University of Arizona, (18 units of dissertation plus 12 units of regular graded coursework taken at The University of Arizona). "In residence" is defined as units offered by The University of Arizona, whether or not they are offered on campus.
TTE PhD Handbook