PhD Primary Specializations
Through seminars, courses, internships, and independent studies, students acquire the knowledge and technical skills requisite to a chosen educational professional specialization.
Students may specialize in any of the following professional areas.
- Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education
- Education Leadership
- Education Policy
- Educational Psychology
- Higher Education
- International Education
- International Education/Education Leadership [special cohort]
- Kinesiology [concentration]
- Learning Technologies Design Research
- Literacy(ies), Culture, and Reading
- Mathematics Education Leadership
- Multilingual/Multicultural Education
- Research Methodology
- Science Education Research
- Special Education
- Teaching and Teacher Education
Interdisciplinary Primary Specialization
In addition to the specialization options above, an “interdisciplinary specialization” can be individually designed including coursework selected from across CEHD program areas and other Mason units. Such primary specialization should align with a coherent rationale for the choice of specific coursework which meets the student's professional goals. The requirements for the specialization must have the approval of a CEHD faculty member who serves on the student’s Program Advisory Committee as a representative to the interdisciplinary specialization.