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FACULTY OF EDUCATION

EDUCATION (PHD)

Length of Program: 

Four years

Intake: 
Summer
Concentrations: 
  • Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum
  • Formal and Distributive Leadership
  • Counselling Psychology
Mode of Delivery: 

On Campus

Program Components: 
  • Coursework
  • Comprehensive Examination
  • Doctoral Thesis and Doctoral Thesis Oral Defence
Campus: 
Lethbridge
Program Description: 

The Faculty of Education offers a PhD with a major in Education. Students in the PhD in Education will address significant issues and professional practice within a particular concentration.

The program is designed to be completed in four years. Courses are completed as a cohort on campus.

Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum

Intakes commence Summer term. Applications are not currently being accepted. Candidates are encouraged to spend a minimum of one full year on campus.
Potential research areas for the Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum concentration include

  • issues in, and theories of, learning and development
  • learning conditions
  • issues in teaching and curriculum in general and within all subject areas and other specializations
  • issues in assessment issues in instructional communication technology
  • human and social context of education, including the impact of philosophy, history, psychology and sociology of education and other cognate disciplines
  • comparative education
  • specific issues like multiculturalism, gender, and global education
  • atypicality and dysfunction and special/inclusive education.
 Formal and Distributive Leadership

Intakes commence Summer term. Applications are not currently being accepted. Candidates are encouraged to spend a minimum of one full year on campus.
Potential research areas for the Formal and Distributive Leadership concentration include

  • organizational leadership within school districts, schools and other educational contexts
  • leadership roles and functions in curriculum design, development, implementation and change
  • student assessment
  • quality assurance reviews
  • program curriculum and evaluation
  • instructional supervision
  • educational consulting
  • teacher mentoring
  • teacher leadership
  • teacher learning and teacher education
  • building a learning community.
Counselling Psychology

Intakes commence Fall term. An intake is anticipated for Fall 2019.
To learn about the Counselling Psychology concentration within the PhD in Education, visit the Counselling Psychology (PhD) webpage.


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