Today's educators are asked to address many different challenges in the course of their teaching and interactions with students. Some of the greatest obstacles in the field of education today include creating and implementing educational models for children with learning and other disabilities, developing accurate ways to measure student success, and assisting and empowering students who are bilingual or speak English as a second language — to name a few.
To help them address these challenges, educators rely heavily on the latest scientific research in the field of education to inform their methodologies and practice. To successfully operate in their classroom and in their interactions with students, parents, and fellow educators, it is imperative that new research is continually being performed and this research is being translated into practice.
To address this need, SMU has a Ph.D. in Education program that is designed primarily to encourage and produce scientific research in the field of education. We are excited to announce our new resource, Addressing Challenges in Education and Learning: A Complete Guide to Earning a Ph.D. in Education, to aspiring students to determine if earning this advanced degree is the right move for them.
With this resource, you will have the opportunity to:
- Understand what a Ph.D. in Education really entails
- Explore career paths available with a Ph.D. in Education
- Discover notable doctoral research happening at SMU in the field of education
- Learn more about SMU's dedication to education research and helping to inform evidence-based practice
- Receive advice from education professors and current students in the Ph.D. program
We hope this guide will answer all of your questions about applying for and earning a Ph.D. in Education, as well as the opportunities for cutting-edge research available in these fields. If you would like more information, we invite you to subscribe to our graduate blog, Advancing the Field, for articles and resources specifically for students in education Ph.D. programs. You can also request more information or email us with your questions. We hope this resource helps you along your graduate school journey!