Learning and Instruction Doctoral Programs

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Earn your Ph.D. or Ed.D. at UB in:

  • Curriculum, Instruction, and the Science of Learning (Ph.D.)
    with OPTIONAL concentrations in:
    • Elementary Education
    • English Education
    • Math Education
    • Reading Education
    • Science Education
  • Elementary Education (Ed.D.)
    Also with an emphasis in:
    • Early Childhood
    • Social Studies Education
    • Music Education
  • Foreign and Second Language Education (Ph.D.)
  • Special Education (Ph.D.) (Joint program with Buffalo State College)

Get the career you want!

Many graduates of our doctoral programs become researchers, professors, and administrators in colleges and universities or assume leadership positions in school districts, BOCES, and state education departments.

You'll find our alumni leading the field:

  • as Teachers
  • as Professors at Colleges and Universities
  • as school Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents
  • as Researchers and Authors
  • as Deans and Administrators in Higher Education settings
  • as Presidents of Universities

With just a minimum of 62 credit hours of study beyond the master's degree and the completion of a dissertation you could earn your doctorate!


For questions regarding programs of study, please contact:

Program Contact Email Phone
Curriculum, Instruction, and the Science of Learning Dr. D. Bruce dlbruce@buffalo.edu (716) 645-3172
Optional Concentrations:
Elementary Education Dr. X. C. Wang wangxc@buffalo.edu (716) 645-4056
- Early Childhood Dr. X. C. Wang wangxc@buffalo.edu (716) 645-4056
- Social Studies Dr. S. Robert sarah@buffalo.edu (716) 645-4046
- Music Education Dr. M. Runfola runfola@buffalo.edu (716) 645-4033
English Education Dr. S. Miller smiller@buffalo.edu (716) 645-4071
Mathematics Education Dr. Ji-Won Son jiwonson@buffalo.edu (716) 645-4030
Reading Education Dr. Mary McVee mcvee@buffalo.edu (716) 645-2458
Science Education Dr. X. Liu xliu5@buffalo.edu (716) 645-4050
Foreign and Second Language Education Dr. J. Brutt-Griffler bruttg@buffalo.edu (716) 645-4066
Special Education Dr. S. Raimondi raimonsl@yahoo.com (716) 645-5042


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