The professional education degree leading to the Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to prepare personnel who can assist in preparing secondary teachers, educators in higher institutions, administrators and developers. The degree is designed to meet individual of university students who seek a practical and theoretical knowledge in secondary and higher education institutions. Research and development are the pillars of the academic/scholarly aspects of the curriculum and instruction profession as well as policy making. The Ph.D. programme in Curriculum and Instruction intends to prepare researchers and philosophers in the discipline. The programme is by research and thesis. The graduates of the programme are prepared to assume responsibilities in research, advisory, consultancy, management and university teaching.
The graduates of the Doctor of Curriculum and Instruction should be able to:
i) To prepare and upgrade personnel to serve as administrators, researchers, and educators in institutions of higher learning;
ii) To maintain a programme of disciplined inquiry designed to improve educational practices;
iii) To provide educational services to all educational institutions on matters related to curriculum and instruction.
The common Egerton University rules and regulations for admission into the Doctor of Philosophy Programme shall apply. Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy programme in Curriculum and Instruction shall be required to have a Master of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction or its equivalent. Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy programme in Curriculum and Instruction shall be required to present a research project proposal acceptable to the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Educational Management.
Course Structure and Duration
Doctor of Philosophy programme in Curriculum and Instruction shall last for a period of not less than three years and not more than five academic years.
All examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in the Egerton University Statute XXIX
The grading of examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with in Egerton University Statute XXIX
To graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled courses within the stipulated period.
The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Curriculum and Instruction is not classified in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXIX