22 PhD Programs in Teaching

Getting a PhD is a chance to make a significant achievement while exploring and learning new topics and conducting research. Earning a doctorate satisfies personal needs for knowledge as well as opens career advancement opportunities. A PhD is the highest academic degree awarded by universities. What is a PhD in Teaching? This degree is offered for those with a passion for education and making an… Read more

Getting a PhD is a chance to make a significant achievement while exploring and learning new topics and conducting research. Earning a doctorate satisfies personal needs for knowledge as well as opens career advancement opportunities. A PhD is the highest academic degree awarded by universities.

What is a PhD in Teaching? This degree is offered for those with a passion for education and making an impact upon others by helping them learn. Students in the program are trained in research and educational psychology and how to apply them in various learning environments. They may also study education foundations, cognitive and social development, instructional design, learning and motivational theory, classroom management, curriculum delivery, and assessment. Other possible coursework includes social justice, inclusion, diversity, contemporary art and science research methods, and lifelong learning.

Students who study in a PhD program may become skilled in research methods and gain hands-on experience in teaching. They may also develop strong oral and written communication skills relevant to any job.

The cost of a PhD in Teaching differs, depending on the schools and their locations. The duration of the course may run from three to five years. Potential students should investigate their desired institutions ahead of time.

People who earn a PhD in Teaching most often have careers as educators, counselors, researchers, human resource developers, or linguistics experts. They also find themselves as educational policy advisors, advocates, technologists, or writers of course curriculum and instructional materials. Degree holders also have many leadership opportunities in educational institutions, from superintendent of a school district to college or university administrator.

PhD programs in teaching are available at institutions worldwide. Online courses are an option to students anywhere with internet access, and offer schedule flexibility and convenience. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics - University of Maribor
Maribor, Slovenia

In the first semester of the first year, the student takes three compulsory subjects and two elective pedagogical subjects, which represent the basis of the doctoral study in ... +

In the first semester of the first year, the student takes three compulsory subjects and two elective pedagogical subjects, which represent the basis of the doctoral study in the field of engineering in education. In the second semester of the first year, the student upgrades knowledge with two elective subjects in the technical field and one elective course in the pedagogical didactic field. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
Heriot-Watt University Dubai
Academic City, United Arab Emirates

The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences places a very high value on enabling people to obtain a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) degree by research and is pleased to be able ... +

The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences places a very high value on enabling people to obtain a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) degree by research and is pleased to be able to extend this facility to students on the Dubai Campus. Initially, those with an interest in undertaking a project in the broad area of energy are encouraged to apply. This may include renewable energy, energy utilization, and energy conservation as well as improved materials for energy production and conversion (for example, the development of nanocomposite carbide coatings). -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Florida Christian University
Orlando, USA

The doctorate in education recipients are armed with the skills and knowledge to enact meaningful changes in today’s schools and classrooms. The program will introduce student ... +

The doctorate in education recipients are armed with the skills and knowledge to enact meaningful changes in today’s schools and classrooms. The program will introduce students to the most popular theories and philosophies guiding today’s education system while examining ways to solve current problems using established best-practice strategies and resources. -
PhD
Full-time
Portuguese
Campus
 
Charles University Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
Prague, Czech Republic

The study program is realized within the framework of the kinanthropology field of science. Kinanthropology is a multidisciplinary field of science that deals with the complex ... +

The study program is realized within the framework of the kinanthropology field of science. Kinanthropology is a multidisciplinary field of science that deals with the complex effects of intentional and spontaneous physical activity on human personality development in the bio-psycho-social context and in conditions of physical education and sports, physiotherapy, physical health education including their effective management. -
PhD
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Prague, Czech Republic

The study program is focused on the problematic of didactics of physics and general problems of physics. It stems from scientific disciplines such as physics, didactics of phy ... +

The study program is focused on the problematic of didactics of physics and general problems of physics. It stems from scientific disciplines such as physics, didactics of physics, pedagogy, and psychology. The main goal is to provide students with a complex overview of the didactics of physics, teach them independent scientific practice in this field and allow for a deeper understanding of some parts of physics. This program naturally follows the master’s program Physics Education for Secondary Schools which, out of the whole Charles University, can be studied solely at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics. It is therefore natural that this faculty also has a doctorate program focused on didactics of physics and general problems of physics. This study program is unique by being the only one at our university to offer doctorate-level studies in the field of didactics of physics. -
PhD
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Stirling
Stirling, United Kingdom

This PhD course is entirely dedicated to TESOL Research. This doctorate will be of interest to those who have a background in languages, linguistics, applied linguistics, or a ... +

This PhD course is entirely dedicated to TESOL Research. This doctorate will be of interest to those who have a background in languages, linguistics, applied linguistics, or a related field as well as to language teaching practitioners who have a keen interest in research. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
36 months
English
Campus
 
Charles University Faculty of Science
Prague, Czech Republic

The doctoral study provides integrated education, allowing its absolvents to perform conceptual and research activity in the chemical education field because of their high eru ... +

The doctoral study provides integrated education, allowing its absolvents to perform conceptual and research activity in the chemical education field because of their high erudition. The absolvents of the doctoral study will be ready for independent scientific, pedagogical, and coordination work in this field. The absolvents, will be able to use their skills at didactic places of work at universities and colleges which prepare Chemistry teachers, in the research institutes of Czech Ministry of Education which concern themselves with the chemical education problematics, in workplaces of institutions and organizations focused on postgraduate teacher education, in national and international institutions and organizations focused on state-wide or international research in chemical or science education (Division of Chemical Education EuCheMS, European Science Education Research Association, International Organization of Science and Technology Education, International Council of Associations for Science Education etc.). -
PhD
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Charles University Faculty of Education
Prague, Czech Republic

The goal of the doctoral study program Didactics of Chemistry is to prepare specialists to improve the quality of chemical education in the Czech Republic in accordance with c ... +

The goal of the doctoral study program Didactics of Chemistry is to prepare specialists to improve the quality of chemical education in the Czech Republic in accordance with current social needs and in accordance with the educational programs of advanced European countries based on scientific research results. The doctoral program is focused on the preparation of specialists in the field of chemical education theory in accordance with current knowledge of chemistry, pedagogy, psychology, sociology, informatics and other disciplines. It is a program without specialization. -
PhD
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Nicosia
Nicosia, Cyprus

Aims and Objectives: to enhance students’ ability to create, conceptualize, design and implement a substantial research project that generates new knowledge and contributes to ... +

Aims and Objectives: to enhance students’ ability to create, conceptualize, design and implement a substantial research project that generates new knowledge and contributes to theory and practice within the field of TESOL. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Universidad Ana G. Méndez - Recinto de Cupey
San Juan, Puerto Rico

All of our programs are duly licensed by the Puerto Rico Board of Education (CEPR) and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). At the undergrad ... +

All of our programs are duly licensed by the Puerto Rico Board of Education (CEPR) and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). At the undergraduate level (teacher preparation programs), we have the specialized accreditation granted by The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
Spanish
Jan 2020
Campus
 
Five Towns College
New York, USA

Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional

Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional -
PhD
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Anaheim University Online
USA Online, USA

Earn your accredited Doctor of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Ed.D. in TESOL) online while studying face-to-face with Anaheim University's globa ... +

Earn your accredited Doctor of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Ed.D. in TESOL) online while studying face-to-face with Anaheim University's globally acclaimed TESOL professors and classmates through live weekly online HD webcam classes and at 2 four-day on-campus residential sessions. -
PhD
Part-time
3 years
English
Sep 2020
Online
 
University of Tehran, Kish International Campus
Tehran, Iran

Ph.D. program in TEFL is designed for those students who are willing to advance their Pedagogical Knowledge in English Language Teaching, research methodologies, intercultural ... +

Ph.D. program in TEFL is designed for those students who are willing to advance their Pedagogical Knowledge in English Language Teaching, research methodologies, intercultural communication and educational foundations. The Ph.D. program offers professional development to students and prepares them to be a researcher and leader in Teaching English. The Ph.D. students gain experience and understanding in areas such as; second language acquisition, second language reading and writing, language socialization, language and identity, second language assessment, discourse analysis, critical applied linguistics, and research methods. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Center for Research and Interdisciplinary (CRI)
Paris, France

New Frontiers Ph.D. projects aim to expand collective intelligence and contribute to the solutions to global challenges through original research investigations. These project ... +

New Frontiers Ph.D. projects aim to expand collective intelligence and contribute to the solutions to global challenges through original research investigations. These projects often sit at the interface of art & design, digital technology, education, and science, however, this is not strictly mandatory. For example, past projects have involved learning with games, teaching through research, communication technologies, participatory science, art/design as a means to communicate science, etc. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Science
Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

Doctoral Study on Chemistry Didactics is the culmination of the three-tier university education. Is a targeted grounding in research activities focused on teaching and learnin ... +

Doctoral Study on Chemistry Didactics is the culmination of the three-tier university education. Is a targeted grounding in research activities focused on teaching and learning chemistry, which is based on deepening the knowledge of the chemistry didactics and of the relevant area of chemistry, pedagogy, psychology, computer science and other disciplines, to learn the methods of scientific work in the mentioned fields and will significantly contribute to a comprehensive improvement of the work of chemistry teachers at various levels of the education system, experts on curriculum creation and its evaluation in accordance with current scientific knowledge and research. -
PhD
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus