PhD in Teaching and Learning
Focus on History, Social Studies, and Global Education
Pursue scholarship that impacts education, research, and policy around the world. In this PhD program in Teaching and Learning, you can focus your studies on history, social studies, and global education. You will advance your knowledge and work with faculty members to conduct research and develop curricula that promote civic engagement. You’ll be prepared for a career as an innovative educational leader.
What you'll learn
How you'll learn
New York City as Your Research Setting
Based in one of the most diverse urban settings in the world, NYU is an ideal location to conduct educational research. We partner with schools across New York City to provide opportunities for fieldwork, giving you a wide range of potential sites for conducting research.
Small Classes and Doctoral Seminars
Courses in this program prepare you to conduct independent research in your area of interest. You'll design research proposals, implement a research agenda, and disseminate findings. You will also attend doctoral seminars that foster deep conversations on relevant texts and issues in the field.
Work Closely with Our Renowned Faculty
Our faculty members are leading efforts in educational reform and conducting research on issues like the history of social protest and the relationship of public schooling to social, political, and economic contexts. With the guidance of your faculty mentor, you will research and prepare a doctoral dissertation.
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Prepare for a career as a
- University researcher
- Teacher educator
- Social studies specialist in governmental and non-profit educational organizations
How to apply
See application requirements and deadlines for the PhD program in Teaching and Learning. Please indicate your specific interest in history, social studies, and global education on your application.