Educational Theory and Practice: Curriculum and Pedagogy Stream PhD

Formerly known as Curriculum Theory & Implementation, PhD.

Our Curriculum and Pedagogy Stream of the Educational Theory and Practice (eTAP) program will expand your understanding or scope of practice within formal and informal sectors of education, including K–12, early childhood education, adult education, post-secondary education, etc, while you examine program development, assessment, curriculum development and the theories and practices of instructional design and delivery.

Our eTAP programs are intentionally broad to be inclusive of the diverse range of fields of study that could be explored through the lens and dynamics of theories and practices in education.

This multi and interdisciplinary understanding promotes inquiry into your own specific interests and backgrounds within your classes through discussions, additional readings, papers, projects, etc., under the guidance and mentorship of your supervisor and committee.

You will receive close academic mentorship with one or more faculty members who have expertise in areas of research that resonate with your own areas of inquiry.

Note:  PhD applicants interested in pursuing research topics in equity studies should contact Dr. Özlem Sensoy ( for further details.

*Please note that the next intake for students interested in pursuing doctoral research in equity studies will be 2022. Please check here again in the Summer of 2021 for information on applying to the program.

  • Start Term: Fall 2022 (September)
  • Applications Open: October 1, 2021
  • Applications Close: December 1, 2021
  • Tuition 2021/22*:  $1,985.88/term
    *Subject to estimated 2% fee increase each September.


Jacky shares her experience in the ETAP Curriculum and Pedagogy Stream Doctoral program in the Faculty of Education.


Additional information can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page as well as in the Student Calendar.