The University of Arizona Global Campus

PhD in Education


180 South Arizona Avenue

Suite #301

Chandler, AZ 85225

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD in Education

Format: Online

Program Description:

Earn your Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education from University of Arizona Global Campus (UAGC). Research educational theories, systems, and learning communities.

Use systems, resources, and tools to support diverse populations. Evaluate the ethics and legality of education policies. Design and evaluate appropriate instructional strategies to support student learning. Become an effective change agent by applying your research. As a scholar, you will apply methods of inquiry, discovery, and evaluation to educational research questions.

Complete advanced courses online. Your curriculum features a strong research component that culminates with the researching, writing, and defense of your dissertation.

An online degree from The University of Arizona Global Campus does not lead to immediate teacher licensure in any state. If you want to become a classroom teacher, contact your state's education authorities prior to enrolling at The University of Arizona Global Campus to determine what state-specific requirements you must complete before obtaining your teacher's license. The University of Arizona Global Campus graduates will be subject to additional requirements on a state-by-state basis that will include one or more of the following: student teaching or practicum experience, additional coursework, additional testing, or, if the state requires a specific type of degree to seek alternative certification, earning an additional degree. None of The University of Arizona Global Campus's online education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), which is a requirement for certification in some states. Other factors, such as a student's criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field of study. All prospective students are advised to visit the Education Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) and to contact the licensing body of the state where they are licensed or intend to obtain licensure to verify that these courses qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits in that state prior to enrolling. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the state's policies and procedures relating to licensure as those policies are subject to change.


The University of Arizona Global Campus is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001,

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Classification: Master's College or University I

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