The College of Education and Human Performance offers the Ph.D. in Education with tracks in Counselor Education, Elementary Education, Exceptional Education, Instructional Technology, and Mathematics Education. The Ph.D. in Education is a research-oriented degree appropriate for educators from school districts, businesses, industry, educational agencies, and other educational settings who need a strong research base in their careers. It is the intent of this program to be interdisciplinary, allowing flexibility for students who will work in research clusters and learning communities with faculty on education-related research. Programs of study can be designed for those educators who seek teaching positions in a research university or research-oriented education position in business and industry.
Programs in the College of Education and Human Performance are accredited by the National Council on Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE accreditation is a voluntary peer review process of the professional education unit (the school, college, department, or other administrative body within the institution that is primarily responsible for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel) based on national standards developed by the profession.
Accredited institutions are reviewed on a five-year cycle. Accreditation requires program reviews of subject or content areas, and an on-site review conducted by a Board of Examiners (BOE) team. Using NCATE unit standards, the BOE team evaluates the unit's capacity to effectively deliver its programs.