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Program helps develop experienced teachers as mentors for student interns.
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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.

Comprehensive curriculum, tailored training

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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Make Your Own Course of Study

Dynamic Programming

Students can shift their academic focus throughout the program.

We have you covered

Our students currently get full funding for up to five years, which includes opportunities for assistantships, fellowships, study abroad, conferences, scholarships and more. Learn more by talking with an advisor.

Teacher Education Team

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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Department of Teacher Education
620 Farm Lane, Room 347
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 432-7705
Fax: (517) 432-5092