Academic Programs

Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Studies

Education, Equity, and Transformation

Dr Birmingham presents at colloquium

The Education, Equity and Transformation doctoral specialization is designed for students who are passionate about addressing vital issues in education and want to make a lasting impact through research, teaching, leadership, and curriculum design.

The 60-credit program offers a strong foundation in the skills and knowledge needed in research and teaching, including:

  • Curriculum development
  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Teaching and learning philosophy
  • Assessment

The EET program's interdisciplinary approach allows you to tailor coursework and rsearch to your area of interest. You will work with expert faculty to build a program of study that includes graduate-level coursework in your area of interest, and your dissertation will be guided by faculty who are selected based on their shared passion for your research.

This degree will prepare you to work as a faculty member, educational leader, researcher, curriculum developer, or another professional role that impacts educational contexts at local, national, and international levels.

What you’ll do:

  • Work with a community of scholars dedicated to addressing issues of equity and transforming educational contexts to be inclusive for all learners.
  • Develop extensive quantitative and qualitative research skills.
  • Connect theory and practice to address vital educational issues.
  • Tailor course work and research experiences toward professional goals.

Take the next step

Think the EET program is right for you? Contact EET program coordinator, Dr. Daniel Birmingham, at (970) 491-3979 or via email at to learn more.