A warm welcome from the MSU College of Education PhD Program in Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education. Our program, which has been consistently ranked by US News and World Report as one of the best doctoral programs in teacher education in the country, provides rich opportunities for students to collaborate closely with faculty through seminars, coursework, colloquia, as well as through teaching and research assistantships. The program guarantees up to five years of assistantships as well as a wide range of opportunities for fellowships and scholarships. The program is primarily designed for full-time students but also invites part-time study. Graduates of our program go on to work in a wide variety of areas and disciplines.
Like any job or position in life, a doctoral program can often seem hectic and demanding (if it isn't demanding of you, you are not receiving the education you deserve). But in the midst of taking or teaching courses, writing papers, doing your research, and attending meetings, please remember to savor this time. After all, being a doctoral student is a unique opportunity where you are encouraged to think, try on and play with new ideas, experiment, and, mostly, create and re-create an intellectual and pedagogical self that will underlie your future endeavors. All this, in a caring, collaborative, and collegial environment that does its best to support your growth and success. So enjoy!!!