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Department of Teacher Education

Utilizing every day "soundscapes," two graduate students are looking at sound's place in and out of the classroom.

Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education

Our mission with the Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education (CITE) doctoral program is to prepare students to be leading scholars and educators who deeply understand and work to improve education in its political, social and cultural contexts. We combine internationally renowned faculty, an interdisciplinary approach, exposure to multiple ideas and flexibility in study through a variety of focal areas to create a one-of-a-kind learning experience tailored to your professional career objectives.

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Ph.D. Personalized
Create your own path through the program by choosing your courses.
Dynamic Programming
Students can shift their academic focus throughout the program.
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Point of Distinction

Ranked Among the Best
The CITE program ranks in the top five in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report.

The CITE program environment is academically rigorous, socially conscientious, and at the same time supportive of students. This is a rare combination, which makes it an extraordinary doctoral program.

Vivek Vellanki

CITE student

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Million in Externally Funded Grants and Contracts




Department of Teacher Education
620 Farm Lane, 313 Erickson Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1034
Phone: (517) 353-5091
Fax: (517) 432-5092