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Apply for Doctorate (Ph.D) in Curriculum and Instruction: STEM (Blended Delivery)

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Texas Tech University’s College of Education offers a blended delivery doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in STEM Education to enable place-bound professional educators the opportunity to advance their education. This hybrid program includes online courses and face-to-face summer intensive sessions to prepare professional educators to become university STEM educators, STEM education leaders in the K-12 setting, or state leaders in STEM education.


This program is designed to produce graduates who can “make a difference” in STEM education at the local, state, national or international level with skills as:


•         Global science educator

•         Pragmatic researcher in science education


The Fall 2015 cohort has been filled. Please contact April Chavez (april.chavez@ttu.edu) or Ashley Penner (ashley.penner@ttu.edu) for information regarding the next cohort start date.

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Handbook is currently being revised.

Degree Requirements

TTU Application Process


  1. You apply to the Texas Tech University Graduate School
  2. You receive an eraider login( via the email you gave in your graduate school application) and activate your login.
  3. Graduate School receives your information.
  4. You apply to the TTU College of Education for the degree you are applying for using your eraider login.
  5. The Graduate School processes your application and sends a worksheet to the College of Education requesting approval for admittance from the degree program.
  6. You provide all materials required for the College of Education program to make its decision.
  7. Your College of Education application is locked and no new materials or editing can occur.
  8. Faculty in that program review your application and application materials.
  9. The program's faculty makes their decision about your application.
  10. The Graduate School's worksheet is returned with the program's recommendation.

Online Application Requirements


  1. Javascript and Cookies are required
  2. You do not have to complete all of your requirements when you begin the application. Your application will be saved and can be amended or edited at any time.
  3. Once all materials have been provided from you and the graduate school requests the recommedation of the College of Education program; your application is locked and cannot be edited.
  4. You may check the status of you application at anytime by going to Application Overview
  5. It is very important that the email you provide is accurate and viewed on a regular basis. We will send you an email when a decision has been made concerning your application or when anything is incorrect or needs updated.
  6. The College of Education Graduate Studies office send notes to you through the application status page. So check it often.
  7. You must have an eraider username and password to apply. You receive an eRaider after applying to the graduate school.

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