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Lynch School of Education

Areas of Specialization

curriculum & instruction doctoral program

Doctoral students select an area of specialization for course selection, independent study, and research projects. Students take courses in curriculum and instruction broadly construed as well as courses more explicitly focused on research, practice, and policy issues within the specialization. The specializations are:   

  • Language, Literacy, and Culture
  • Critical Perspectives on Schooling: Race, Class, Gender, Disabilities  
  • Leadership, Policy, and Educational Change
  • Mathematics, Science, and Technology

The Lynch School doctoral program in Curriculum & Instruction is designed to develop professionals who have the knowledge, intellectual disposition, professional skills, ethical sensibilities, and leadership potential to make a difference in the lives of all schoolchildren. Faculty research and development reflect the Lynch School mission of serving others and promoting social justice.