PhD in Curriculum & Pedagogy

Are you an educator who aspires to transform student experience through critical and innovative approaches to curriculum and pedagogy? This program explores how curriculum can shape educational experiences in both formal and informal settings. It provides those who wish to contribute new knowledge regarding curriculum and teaching innovation with opportunities for advanced study in a variety of areas, including: urban schools, educational technology, online learning, instructional design and more.

This program offers seven program emphases: Critical Studies in Curriculum and Pedagogy; Arts in Education; Digital Technologies in Education; Indigenous Education and Decolonization; Qualitative Methodologies; Science, Math and Technology; and Well-being.

Study options
Flexible-time option (PhD)

Designed for practicing professionals, the flexible-time PhD option enables students to continue working while pursuing their studies. Flexible-time students are self-funded. Learn more.

Program length
4 years, 8 years flexible-time
Example career pathways
Education administration, curriculum development, policy, academia.
Funding details

OISE offers a OISE Graduate Funding Package to students in their first four years of a PhD program, excluding the flexible-time PhD.

OISE's Graduate Funding Package covers the cost of tuition, and helps offset other living expenses. Last year, awards averaged around $25,000 per eligible student.

Basic program requirements
7 half courses
Comprehensive exam
Example courses
Foundations of Curriculum (CTL1000H)
Doctoral Proseminar in Curriculum and Pedagogy (CTL1899H)
Mixed Methods Research in Education: Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Inquiries (CTL1842H)