Faculty and students engage in research

Make a Difference Through Significant Research

The doctoral programs in UD’s School of Education are designed to help students develop the proficiency to analyze difficult problems, apply the latest methodological and statistical tools to research these problems, and learn how best to share their findings with other researchers and practitioners in the field of education. Students study a range of issues that impact children’s academic, intellectual and social development and educators’ professional development.

We fully recognize the challenges that education faces in this new century. Our students are trained to address these challenges in novel and authoritative ways that influence the educational dialogue around the world. We prepare students to become leaders in the advancement of education through our interdisciplinary course offerings that probe the historical, cultural, developmental and psychological climate of today’s educational system.

Work with Acclaimed Faculty

Our students work with 50+ faculty conducting groundbreaking research in a range of areas. Each year our faculty are awarded millions of dollars in grants from organizations such as the Institute of Education Sciences, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the State of Delaware’s Department of Education to conduct innovative research projects.

Working alongside productive faculty, our students develop research projects to pursue questions that are meaningful to them. Prior to completion of the degree, students receive broad-based analytic training — routinely publishing in academic journals and presenting papers at national and international conferences — gaining valuable methodological and statistical skills that often lead to jobs in their field of expertise.

Follow Your Passion

Our Ph.D. students can follow their passion as they explore problems that are fundamentally significant to schooling in America. With only 20% of children’s time spent in school, and with the advent of electronic devices, we have expanded our research focus to include learning opportunities outside the formal classroom. Students in our Ed.D. program are expected to identify and address a problem that has significance to a local situation.

Our Ed.D. and Ph.D. programs

Learn More

For more information about our doctoral programs, contact program coordinator Danielle Ford or request more information through our online form.