Doctor of Philosophy in Education and Human Development, Early Childhood Policy

Degree Earned: PhD Prepares candidates to be leaders, policymakers, policy advisors and analysts, faculty members, and researchers who successfully shape, direct, implement and evaluate early childhood services, infrastructure, and policy and contribute to the scholarly knowledge that undergirds the discipline. Graduates will enter a growing and dynamic field with burgeoning research about the critical years in children's brain development, learning and health. This concentration holds institutional and system reform as its unit of change and equity in opportunity and outcomes as the purpose for change.

Doctor of Philosophy in Education and Human Development, Science Education

Degree Earned: PhD Prepares candidates to explore, understand, and think critically about the nature of science and science education from a largely research-oriented perspective. The program prepares graduates to become equity-focused, highly knowledgeable leaders in science research and education, fostering experiential learning and exploration in all learners.

Doctor of Education in Leadership for Educational Equity, Mathematics Education

Degree Earned: EdD Equips school leaders to design strategies and pedagogies for improvement in teaching and learning mathematics. The training focuses on research methods that are practice-oriented and conducted through the doctoral research projects (DRP) to address issues of equity in math education and understand the relationship between teacher professional development and student learning.

Doctor of Education in Leadership for Educational Equity, Latin@ Learners and Communities

Degree Earned: EdD Equips exceptional leaders with the knowledge and resources to create and sustain high standards in antiracist, culturally and linguistically diverse education to increase equity in schools, innovate, and contribute in purposeful ways to improve learning and work environments for PreK -12 Latinx students, families, and school site staff. Graduates of this program serve as leaders in schools, school systems, colleges, community agencies, and organizations.

Doctor of Philosophy in Education and Human Development, Family Science and Human Development

Degree Earned: PhD SEHD’s PhD program in Family Science and Human Development takes a multi-disciplinary approach to preparing students for college and university teaching and research, as well as the development and evaluation of programs that seek to expand equity in opportunities and outcomes for children, youth, and families; particularly children, youth, and families from under resourced communities. Our program also seeks to strengthen the interconnections among research, practice, and policy for social change.

Doctor of Education in Leadership for Educational Equity, Executive Leadership

Degree Earned: EdD License Offers a unique opportunity for current and aspiring leaders in districts, schools, and other educational organizations to study with nationally and internationally known scholars and practitioners. Coursework focuses on knowledge and skills around managing talent and finances, building strategic partnerships, leading innovation and change, and planning for future-ready schools and organizations.

Doctor of Education in Leadership for Educational Equity, Early Childhood Education

Degree Earned: EdD Designed to prepare highly competent professionals to become leaders and advocates for all children and their families from an equity and inclusive excellence perspective. Graduates lead system and policy development in inclusive, culturally and linguistically diverse childcare, schools, and community settings for children birth to age eight and their educators.