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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SSE7945

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2004-07-02
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1978 2004-02-17
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Secondary Education ED 172400000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Michael Berson 47917 berson@tempest.coedu.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    SSE 7945 Applied Research in Social Science Education

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    2 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Appld Rsch Soc Sc Ed
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    Admittance to the Social Science Ph.D. Program

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    This course provides doctoral students in social science education with the opportunity to teach post–secondary courses, engage in sustained research, pursue external funding, and participate in professional activities.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    The course is an essential part of the Ph. D. in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Social Sciences Education. This applied course is needed because it provides doctoral students in social studies education with the opportunity to teach post-seconda

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    The course is an essential part of the Ph. D. in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Social Sciences Education.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    7

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Doctorate in Social Science Education or Curriculum and Instruction.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Under the supervision of a program faculty member, teach a minimum of four (4) classes of undergraduate and/or graduate courses in social science education (hopefully, one class with each of the four SSE faculty will be arranged).

    2. Submit for publication at least two articles to a state or regional professional journal.

    3. Submit for publication one article to a national professional journal, or prepare a chapter in a scholarly book, or prepare some other publication with the approval of program faculty.

    4. Present at least one session at a state, regional or national conference on social cience education or a closely related field.

    5. Take a position on a major issue in social science education, e.g., a letter to the editor, an editorial, a rejoinder to an editorial, a letter to an educational board, a resolution, etc.

    6. Familiarize yourself with social science teacher education programs at three other universities comparing them to the USF program and noting the strengths of each. Submit a paper that compares and contrasts the programs.

    7. Interview SSE faculty at three other universities regarding their research agenda. Summarize your findings in a two-to-four page paper.

    8. Design and execute an applied research study on a problem associated with social cience education.*

    9. Prepare a proposal for external funding by a government agency, educational organization, or foundation.*

    10. Conduct shadow science of (1) a social science supervisor and (2) a social science teacher. Submit your findings in an appropriately-lengthed paper.

    11. Attend a university faculty meeting and write a reflection paper on the experience.

    12. Attend a school board meeting and write a reflection paper on the experience.

    13. Participate in the affairs of local, state or national professional organizations, including conference attendance, committee service, or other contributing activities.

    14. Attend two doctoral proposal hearings/defenses.

    15. Attend two doctoral dissertation final defenses.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students must complete all requirements of this course sequence within two years of initial registration. During the first semester of registration, students will begin to prepare a professional portfolio that documents successful completion of the assigned tasks. Each semester, the student must document substantial progress on the tasks (i.e., 25% of all requirements completed in the first semester, 50% by the end of the second semester, 75% at the completion of the third semester, and 100% by the fourth semester.)

    C. Major Topics

    1. Submit for publication at least two articles.

    2. Present at least one session at a state, regional or national conference.

    3. Take a position on a major issue in social science education issue.

    4. Familiarize yourself with social science teacher education programs at three other universities.

    5. Interview SSE faculty at three other universities.

    6. Design and execute an applied research study.

    7. Prepare a proposal for external funding.

    D. Textbooks

    Course readings in web-based and print formats will be required throughout the course.

    APA. (2001). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). Washington, DC: APA.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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