Education doctorate program is coming

San Angelo Standard-Times - Texas Tech University's Department of Curriculum and Instruction is accepting applications for its new hybrid doctoral program, which will debut in January 2012.

Texas Tech University's Department of Curriculum and Instruction is accepting applications for its new hybrid doctoral program, which will debut in January 2012.

The research-oriented program in curriculum studies and teacher education will combine the advantages of online courses with two-week intensive, face-to-face summer courses and will provide busy professional educators with the opportunity to advance their education.

Margaret "Peggie" Price, associate professor and program coordinator, said faculty members seek to prepare professional educators to effectively address accountability and other issues facing schools and teacher education programs.

The program will begin reviewing applications for the spring 2012 cohort on Sept. 15 and strongly recommends applicants submit their materials before this date.

To apply for the program, students must have a master's degree from an accredited institution with at least one graduate-level course in each of the following: curriculum theory or development, diversity studies and introductory statistics. In addition, two graduate-level courses in philosophical, historical, cultural, psychological, political, global or aesthetics studies must have been successfully completed.

Prerequisites not met at the time of admission must be completed by the end of the second year of doctoral study except graduate introductory statistics, which must be completed by the end of the first year.

More information about the program can be found at www.de.ttu.edu/doctoral/curriculum-instruction.

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