Critiquing curriculum materials, practices and policies

Please note that applications for this program are paused for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.

The Curriculum Studies concentration in the Curriculum and Instruction PhD Program provides students with a core of basic knowledge in curriculum studies, and is relevant to both the processes of curriculum development and the critique of extant curriculum materials, practices and policies in school and non-school settings. Central to our interpretations of curriculum studies is urban education and its global and local counterparts. This program is highly visible nationally as well as internationally because the main advisors for this program are scholars at the forefront of the curriculum studies community.

For applicants interested in the general Curriculum Studies PhD

Please note that the general Curriculum Studies program is not accepting applications for the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 academic years.

We encourage you to consider applying to one of the UIC College of Education's other PhD/EdD options that might align with your interests. Please contact the Chair of the Department of Curriculum & Instruction for any questions or assistance with thinking through other program options that might fit your needs.

For applicants to the Health Professions Education/Medical Education strand within Curriculum Studies

The Health Professions Education/Medical Education strand within Curriculum Studies IS accepting applications for 2020-2021. If you are interested in this program, please contact Janet Settle in the Department of Medical Education at jsettle@uic.edu.

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