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Curriculum and Instruction(Teachers, Schools and Society), Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #95 (ARWU) Online
The Curriculum and Instruction(Teachers, Schools and Society) program offered at the University of Florida is made specifically for the practicing educator. 
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Program Highlights

Working together within a community of practice, you will tackle your school’s problems while learning through theory and research to inform your teaching. Your work will be focused on positive, practical changes. Your colleagues, students, and your school will all benefit as a result.

This program is not intended to prepare educators for positions in research-intensive universities. It is intended to prepare practicing educational professionals to draw on educational theory and research, and the expertise of colleagues and UF faculty to address the pressing problems of practice facing educational leaders today. The following features are distinct:
  • The program is cohort-based with participants working together as a community of learners to tackle common and individual problems of practice.
  • Courses specifically link theory and research to problems of professional practice within participants’ contexts.
  • Course assignments support educators in the application of an inquiry about their learning.
The Curriculum and Instruction(Teachers, Schools and Society) program is offered at the University of Florida.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Research in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Perspectives in Curriculum, Teaching, and Teacher Education
  • Professional Development for Teacher Learning
  • Teacher Leadership for School Change
  • Education and American Culture
  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Teaching Learning and Socialization in Poverty Schools
  • Issues in School Reform
  • Teaching Learning, and Reframing Classroom Assessment
  • Critical Leadership for Equity
  • Advanced Research / Qualifying Exams
  • Dissertation/Capstone Research

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 
  • Three academic/professional letters of recommendation regarding your academic potential.
  • A statement of purpose explaining why this degree would enable you to meet your career goals
  • Masters or Specialist degree in education
  • A minimum of 3 years practical experience in the field of education
  • A current role as a full-time practicing educator
  • An essay on a topic assigned by the TSS program faculty

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    631 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 631 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    528 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 528 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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