What will I learn?

The PhD in Education with a concentration in K-12 Education & Equity prepares forward-thinking educators who focus upon the important roles schools play to support our diverse communities.

As a student in this program, you may aspire to be university faculty whose area of expertise and research centers on issues related to schools, school age children, the intersectionality among child/family/schooling/community, teaching/learning theories, institutional and organizational structures, theories and examples of change and reform, teacher effectiveness and/or preparation, indicators of wellness and success post K-12 and college/career readiness, specific populations (English learners, first generation students, undocumented youth, etc.), school/district/state/federal policies, and the impact of education.

The School of Educational Studies understands education through a lens of educational equity and social justice. We believe that while colleges and universities are a microcosm of society itself (where biases and oppression can and do play out), they can also simultaneously be agents of change that disrupt historical discrimination and advance practices and ideologies rooted in individual and community well being.

Program Features

You will take an introductory course, Proseminar for Doctoral Study, designed to orientate you to doctoral study. Toward the end of your program, you will take another course, Capstone for Doctoral Research, to prepare you for the move from coursework into doctoral research and dissertation writing.
Sample research and methods courses include: Introduction to Educational Evaluation, Assessment & Effectiveness, Introduction/Advanced Qualitative Inquiry, Introduction/Advanced Quantitative Research Methods, Research Methods & Design, Community-based Participatory Research – Focus on Transformative Movement Organizing, Research Practicum
CGU embraces transdisciplinary learning and thinking. To foster the ability to communicate across discipline areas, you will take at least one transdisciplinary course.

Which department am I in?

School of Educational Studies

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$35,640.00 per year
USD $1,980 per unit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected December 2021

Start date

18 January 2022

Venue

School of Educational Studies

150 E. 10TH ST,

CLAREMONT,

California,

91711, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

CGU requires applicants to submit proof of a completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The school also requires a minimum standard of a B average in undergraduate coursework (3.0 on a 4.0 scale).

For international students

CGU requires applicants to submit proof of a completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The school also requires a minimum standard of a B average in undergraduate coursework (3.0 on a 4.0 scale).

A minimum TOEFL score of 75 iBT, IELTS score of 6.0 or Pearson PTE score of 50 is required to be considered for admission to CGU through the International Scholars Program (ISP). A minimum TOEFL score of 95 iBT, IELTS score of 7.0 with no sub-score lower than 6.5 or Pearson PTE score of 66 is required for direct-entry admission.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Claremont Graduate University

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