Elementary Education PhD Programs

With an elementary education PhD you can seek a career as a teacher, curriculum developer, education program director or other senior administrator.

Elementary education, which usually incorporates at least the first five grades of compulsory education in the US, is changing. Recently, schools have been trialling various arrangements which break from the one-teacher, one-class mould. So a leader in elementary education needs an understanding of change, as well as educational theory and knowledge of best practice. A PhD in elementary education provides the theory, research, and practice for teachers and educational administrators who wish to enter leadership positions in this sector of education.

This page provides information on what is studied, where you can study these programs, career prospects, and more.

List of schools and programs

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  • Doctor of Education - Early Childhood Education
  • Ph.D. in Education - Mixed-Model - Early Childhood and Primary Education
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Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.


  • Curriculum & Instruction (EdD) (Online)

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