Early Childhood Education Ph.D.

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Auburn’s Ph.D. program in early childhood education prepares you for success in several career paths.  Our graduates work as university faculty, curriculum supervisors, and leaders in early childhood education.  Our program focuses on social constructivist theory and practice. Through coursework and faculty mentorship, you’ll develop knowledge and research skills for success. You’ll complete your degree with independent research resulting in your dissertation.

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Degree Overview

Coursework — 75 hours minimum

  • Teaching field courses* — 30 to 45 hours
  • Specialized professional courses — 18 to 21 hours
  • Foundation of education courses — 9 hours
  • Research content courses — 18 to 21 hours
  • Exact programs of study are developed with your chair and faculty committee.
  • Masters or other graduate work may count toward total degree hours.

*Includes courses transferred from Master’s or Ed.S. Degree.

Research — 10 hours minimum

  • Work with major professor to choose research topic
  • Complete 10 hours of research and dissertation
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Admissions

Application Deadlines

  • March 15 for Summer Semester admission
  • June 15 for Fall Semester admission
  • October 15 for Spring Semester admission

Application Materials

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Faculty

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Cost & Financial Support

Cost

Financial Support

Assistantships

  • A limited number of assistantships for on-campus students may be available. Contact the program coordinator for more information.
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