Teachers, Schools and Society

University of Florida

Ph.D. Online
48 months
448 USD/credit
448 USD/credit
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Students in the Teachers, Schools, and Society program of the University of Florida begin with three foundational courses that encompass our collective identity as scholars and practitioners. These courses center on the history of education; critical pedagogy; and perspectives in curriculum, teaching, and teacher education.


In addition, all students in the School of Teaching and Learning take a course focusing on introduction to research in curriculum and instruction, scholars in the field, and expectations of the professoriate.

On Campus Ph.D.:

The purpose of the Teachers, Schools, and Society program of the University of Florida is to prepare scholars to explore and rethink the intersections of curriculum, teaching, and teacher education with society and politics in an increasingly diverse world. With multiple and interdisciplinary approaches to research, theory and practice, our faculty offer avenues for examining issues that impact 21stcentury education and teacher education. Our students will be prepared to disrupt and challenge issues of equity in education through transformational learning.

Activities Ph.D. students become involved in:

  • State and national conference presentations with doctoral students and faculty
  • Research projects and publications, helping students become competitive for the job market
  • Small, discussion-based seminars in which theory and practice are closely examined
  • Collaboration with other doctoral students within the School of Teaching and Learning as well as doctoral students in the TSS specialization area

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of Education
  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Perspectives in Curriculum, Teaching, and Teacher Education

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


  • Semi-structured
  • Regular mandatory meetings
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 for all upper-division (last 60 credits) undergraduate work and previous graduate work
  • An acceptable score on the GRE test. We will consider applications from individuals who have acceptable scores on both the verbal and quantitative sections
  • Three letters of recommendation from university faculty
  • Explain why this degree would enable you to meet your career goals and how this specific doctoral program in the School of Teaching & Learning at UF enables you to best reach these goals
  • Apply Online and pay the application fee
  • All transcripts from institutions of higher education
  • For international students: You may submit either TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB scores
  • Example of your academic writing
  • An application for a Doctoral Fellowship or STL Assistantship.
  • Explore financial aid options and apply for any appropriate for your situation.

Work experience

  • Submit a resume, showing at least three years of teaching experience and including the professional development experiences you have had (e.g., presentations, curriculum development, school and community leadership)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    448 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 448 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    448 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 448 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.


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