Our doctorate aims to prepare first-rate scholars and practitioners. Your pathway is highly customizable, so you can tailor your degree to your specific career goals and interests in areas such as history, social studies, and global education; literacy education; mathematics education; early childhood and childhood education; science and environmental education; urban education; or special education.Request Info
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Because the development and completion of a dissertation depends on intensely individual interest and work, this PhD emphasizes the individual tailoring of your degree from the very beginning. We aim to suit the unique interests and experiences that you bring to the program and develop during your course of study.
Early Childhood and Childhood Education
Become a researcher or teacher educator dedicated to understanding children’s development and learning, and supporting them in their education.
History, Social Studies, and Global Education
Advance your knowledge and work with faculty members to conduct research and develop curricula that promote civic engagement.
Work closely with faculty members to develop your research skills in language and literacy development, and apply that research to improve literacy instruction.
Learn strategies for designing and analyzing research studies in mathematics education while working closely with faculty on all aspects of the research process.
Science and Environmental Education
Develop your skills in research in science and environmental education and learn about current science pedagogy, teacher education, technology, and more.
Develop expertise in special education policy, research, and practices as you collaborate with our faculty.
Advance your knowledge, work with faculty on research, and prepare to be an educational leader committed to scholarship and action in urban educational settings.
Online Info Session
In this session, NYU faculty share information about the PhD programs in the department of Teaching & Learning, including the PhD in Teaching & Learning, PhD in English Education, PhD in Bilingual Education, and PhD in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Faculty provide an overview of the programs and answer questions from potential applicants.
Funding for Full-Time PhD Students
NYU Steinhardt offers a competitive funding package for PhD students who study full time. Learn more about our funding opportunities.
If you have any additional questions about our degree, please feel free to contact Jennifer Ruocco at Jennifer.Ruocco@nyu.edu.
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