PhD in Teaching and Learning
The PhD in Teaching and Learning at NYU Steinhardt aims to prepare first-rate scholars and practitioners. You may choose to focus your studies in the following areas:
- History, Social Studies, and Global Education (for more information, contact Joan Malczewski)
- Literacy Education (for more information, contact Michael Kieffer)
- Mathematics Education (for more information, contact Martin Simon)
- Early Childhood and Childhood Education (for more information, contact Erin O'Connor)
- Science and Environmental Education (for more information, contact Susan Kirch)
- Urban Education (for more information, contact David Kirkland)
- Special Education (for more information, contact Audrey Trainor)
Following matriculation, students are required to complete between 48 and 60 points of study (depending on prior experience and coursework). These courses are taken in order to prepare students to conduct independent research in their focus areas.
In addition to coursework, students must also complete the department-wide written and oral candidacy requirements, complete the dissertation proposal, and complete and defend the dissertation. See degree requirements.
Because the development and completion of a dissertation depend on intensely individual interest and work, the PhD program emphasizes the individual tailoring of students' programs from the very beginning. It aims to suit the unique interests and experiences that students bring to the program and develop during their courses of study.
How to Apply
See application requirements and deadlines for the PhD program in Teaching and Learning.
See the Graduate Admissions Application Guide for instructions on how to apply online.