Ecology (Joint Program with San Diego State University)
- Doctor of Philosophy
The Ph.D. program in education critically engages students in contemporary issues that impact education research, policy, and practice. The program focuses on five areas of emphasis: language, literacy and culture; learning and mind sciences; mathematics education; science and agriculture education; and school organization and educational policy. Emphasizing collaboration, the program is an interdisciplinary graduate group that draws its faculty from diverse fields of education, humanities, social science, physical and biological sciences, mathematics, and medicine, and engages with key campus centers and programs, such as the M.I.N.D. Institute and the Poverty Center. The program provides a course of study examining research and theory about learners, teachers, schools, and related social institutions. Through coursework, apprenticeships and mentoring, Ph.D. students are prepared to conduct research and teach about the education of children, youth, and adults in a multicultural and multilingual society.