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Graduate Catalog 2018/2019


Curriculum and Instruction (CUR)

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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
CIP Code: 13.0301
College of Education (ED)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 72
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Masters Degree): 59

Contact Information:
College of Education
Curriculum and Instruction Department (CNI)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Refer to individual COED concentrations
Phone: 813-974-3400
Email:

Website: http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/programs.html


Faculty Search: Education Faculty List


Major Information

The Curriculum and Instruction major is only offered in conjunction with a concentration area. Please see the area of concentration (listed alphabetically) to determine whether the Curriculum and Instruction degree is available in your area of interest.

Major Research Area
Information available by accessing the concentration areas, listed alphabetically in the catalog.

Accreditation Information:

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

Major Priority Deadline

Fall: February 15
Spring: October 15
Summer: February 15

Graduate Admission Application Deadlines

MASTER'S AND
EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

June 1

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

June 1

September 15

February 15

DOCTORATE DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

February 15

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

February 15

September 15

February 15


Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major.

Admissions Status: Refer to individual COED concentrations

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Major Requirements

Total Minimum Hours: 59 credit hours

Major Common Core 3 credit hours
EDG 7067 3Philosophies of Inquiry

Research Methods & Tools (refer to the concentration for specific requirements)

Concentration
Subspecialty within Concentration (Optional requirements in some Concentrations)
Cognate (Optional requirement in some Concentrations)
Interdisciplinary Focus (Optional requirement in some Concentrations)

Note: Effective Fall 2011, all concentrations must take EDG 7067 and may be used as a substitute for one of the courses in Psychological & Social Foundations for those concentrations requiring foundations courses.

Dissertation
Refer to the concentration area for specific dissertation requirements.

Doctoral Qualifying Examination
Students must demonstrate satisfactory performance on the Doctoral Qualifying Examination before admission to candidacy. (See current College of Education Graduate Handbook, www.coedu.usf.edu, click on information; also consult Faculty Graduate contact).

Individual areas of concentration may have variations in the requirements. For information contact the department offering the major and specialization of interest. Please be advised that major and/or course requirements are subject to change, per state legislative mandates, Florida State Department of Education program approval standards, and accreditation criteria.


CONCENTRATIONS
Students select one of the following concentrations. Concentration requirements are listed on the subsequent pages, in alphabetical order

ADULT EDUCATION (DAE)
Offered from the Department of Leadership, Counseling, Adult, Career, and Higher Education (L-CACHE)
Prepares leaders, researchers, university faculty, and related personnel to serve in the broad field of adult education.

Total Major requirements with this concentration: 64 hours minimum

Core Requirement:
EDG 7067 Philosophies of Inquiry 3
Note: students who enter without a master's in adult education must take ADE 6080.

Research Methods and Tools 15 hours minimum
EDF6407 Statistical Analysis for Educational Research I 4
EDF7408 Statistical Analysis for Educational Research 4
EDF7410 Design of Systematic Studies in Education 4
PHC 6706 Focus Group Research Strategies 3
EDF 7477 Qualitative Research in Education 3
EDF 7478 Qualitative Research II 4
Or other approved course by major professor and/or major committee

Concentration Requirements 18 hours minimum
Required Adult Education Concentration Courses: 10 hours minimum
ADE 7388 Adult Development and Learning 3
ADE 7930 Beginning Doctoral Seminar 4
ADE 7937 Final Doctoral Seminar 3

Electives within specialization 15 hours minimum
Students may select from the following course options but are not limited to these. Selection of course options should be made in consultation with the doctoral committee:
ADE 7947 Advanced Internship 2-4
ADE 7910 Directed Research 1-4
ADE 7076 Continuing Education in the Community College and Higher Ed3
ADE 7269 Organization and Administration of Adult and Continuing Ed HRD3
ADE 7169 Instructional Development using Adult Ed Principles and Practices 3
ADE 7268 Leadership in Adult Continuing Education and HRD 3
ADE 7676 HRD Policy Seminar 3
ADE 7677 Emerging Trends in Adult Ed: Critical Race Theory 3
ADE 6389 Adult Learning and Cognitive Styles 3
ADE 7931 Learning and Change 3
ADE 6070 International Adult Education 3
ADE 6198 Effective Continuing Education for Professional Groups 3
ADE 6197 Adult Basic Education 4
ADE 6370 Human Resource Development 3

Interdisciplinary Focus 3-4 hours minimum
One or more courses/experiences that foster interdisciplinary collaboration selected depending on individual student interest in consultation with the doctoral committee
EDF 7145 Cognitive Issues in Instruction4
EDF 6883 Issues in Multicultural Education4
EDF 7359 Resilience / Human development4
EDH 7225 Curriculum Development in Higher Education3
EDF 6705 Gender and the Education Process3
EDF 7357 Application of Developmental Theories4

Dissertation Requirement: 18 hours minimum
ADE 7980 Dissertation2-18

Please be advised that programs of study are designed by the graduate faculty in concert with each individual student and the major and/or course requirements are subject to change, per state legislative mandates, Florida State Department of Education program approval standards, and accreditation criteria

CAREER AND WORKFORCE EDUCATION (DVO)
Offered from the Department of Leadership, Counseling, Adult, Career, and Higher Education (L-CACHE)
Prepares leaders, researchers, university faculty and related personnel to serve in the broad field of Career and Workforce Education.

Concentration Admission requirements

  • GRE scores on verbal and quantitative reasoning required. If a score in one area is below the 33rd percentile, the other should be considerably higher. Students not meeting this criterion may submit additional or alternative documentation of their potential for success in doctoral level studies. In such cases, graduate faculty will evaluate GRE scores in light of all available evidence to make a recommendation for admission. GRE scores may be waived in exceptional cases for applicants who have graduated from a master's degree program in the Adult, Career, and Higher Education Department at USF with a GPA of 3.90 or higher 9 on a scale of 4.00) and received excellent ratings from graduate faculty (i.e. recommendation forms)
  • Official transcripts from previous education institutions. Applicants should have completed a master's degree from a regionally accredited university or the equivalent bachelors and/or graduate degrees from a foreign institution with a 3.50 or higher graduate grade point average (GPA) on a 4.00 scale.
  • International students whose native language is not English, in addition to meeting standard language proficiency requirements, must take the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) and score at least a 26 on the spoken portion of or a 50 on the SPEAK test administered through INTO-USF. Meeting this additional requirement will allow international students to participate in teaching engagement opportunities expected of all students in the major.
  • In addition, the following application materials must be submitted directly to the graduate coordinator:
    oCurrent professional vita or resume.
    oA cover letter including a statement of professional and personal goals, and reasons that earning the doctorate is important to those goals.
    oThree Recommendation Forms (available for downloading at major website) completed by former professors or supervisors rating the applicant's likelihood of success in the doctoral major.

    The application materials should provide evidence of:
    a)significant successful professional experiences supporting the fit between professional background, goals, and the applicant's potential doctoral program of study;
    b)commitment to personal and professional growth and development and to the completion of the rigorous course and research demands of the Ph.D. major; and
    c)excellent academic, analytical and communication skills. To this end, an on campus or phone interview should be arranged with the major coordinator as an opportunity for both prospective students and faculty to gauge the fit with the major.

    Applicants should be aware that meeting admissions requirements does not guarantee admission to the major. In some cases applicants meeting or exceeding admission requirements may not be accepted for the requested starting date. To this end, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early to the Major.

    Total Major requirements with this Concentration - 70 hours minimum

    Core Requirement 3 credit hours
    EDG 7067 3Philosophies of Inquiry

    Research Methods and Tools 25 credit hours

    Research Methods (19 hours minimum)
    EDF 64074Statistical Analysis for Educational Research I
    EDF 7408 4Statistical Analysis for Educational Research II
    EDF 7410 4Design of Systematic Studies in Education
    EDG 6931 3Selected Topics: Introduction to Qualitative Research
    TBD3Specialized Research Method Course

    Tools and Applications (6 hours minimum)
    ECT 7791 3Research Seminar in Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education: Career and Workforce Education I
    ECT 7791 3Research Seminar in Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education: Career and Workforce Education II

    Concentration Requirements - 30 hours minimum

    Required CWE Core Courses (18 hours minimum)
    ECW 7066 3Foundations of Career and Workforce Education
    ECW 7168 3Principles of Contextual Teaching and Learning
    ECW 71673Career Development in Vocational Technical and Adult Ed
    ECW 7105 3Vocational and Adult Education Program Planning and Implementation
    ECW 71953Comparative Study of Career and Workforce Education Systems

    Cognate (12 hours)
    Courses TBD Depending on Individual Interests

    Doctoral Qualifying Exam:
    Students must take and successfully complete a qualifying examination prior to becoming a candidate for a doctoral degree:

    Doctoral Candidacy:
    Students must be admitted to candidacy before they are permitted to enroll in dissertation hours.

    Dissertation - 12 hours
    ECT 7980 12Dissertation

    COUNSELOR EDUCATION (DGC)
    Offered from the Leadership, Counseling, Adult, Career, and Higher Education (L-CACHE)
    The Ph.D. Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with Concentration in Counselor Education is a research and theory intensive experience designed to provide a balance of intellectual and experiential learning resulting in professional educators who have multiple competencies as researchers, theorists, and problem-solvers in human growth and development. The doctoral major emphasizes research and theory as opposed to clinical skill development and is designed primarily for students who wish to pursue careers in academic institutions. Major Research Areas include: Career development, clinical supervision, mental health counseling, and multicultural counseling.

    Total Major requirements with this concentration:95 hours minimum

    Core Requirement:
    EDG 7067 Philosophies of Inquiry3

    Cognate:12 hours min
    Courses in cognate are planned in consultation with the major professor and doctoral committee. Courses in the cognate must be taken at the graduate and/or advanced graduate level.

    Measurement/Statistics/Research Design:11 hours minimum
    EDF 6407 Statistical Analysis I4
    EDF 7408 Statistical Analysis II4
    Plus (select one from the listing below)
    EDF 7484 Statistical Analysis III4
    EDF 7437 Advanced Educ. Measurement3
    EDG 7931 Qualitative Res., Des., & Data Coll.3

    Foundations: 7 hours minimum
    Philosophical/Social Foundations (select one)
    EDF 6705 Gender and the Ed. Process3
    ESF 7586 Classics in Ed. Research4
    ESF 7682 Ed. In Metropolitan. Areas4

    Psychological Foundations (select one)
    EDF 7145 Cognitive Issues in Instruction OR4
    EDG 7931 (Seminar of choice)4
    Requires the approval of the major professor and the college.

    Concentration Requirements 38 hours minimum
    EDF 7946 Supervised Exp. In College Teaching1
    MHS 6311 On-line Services in Counseling2
    MHS 7740 Planning, Eval., & Accountability OR 3
    EDF 7493 Sys. Approaches for Program Plan & Eval.4
    MHS 7401 Adv. Counseling Theories4
    MHS 7610 Consultation and Supervision Theory4
    MHS 7930 Advanced Seminar in Counseling4
    EDG 7931 Adv. Practicum in Counseling4
    SDS 7830 Adv. Internship in Counseling3
    EDG 7931 Cognitive Behavioral Research. Seminar3
    EDG 7931 Practicum in Supervision of Counseling3
    EDG 7931 Proposal Preparation3
    EDG 7910 Directed Research3

    Dissertation:
    MHS 7980 Dissertation24

    EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (DNK)
    Offered from the Department of Teaching and Learning

    This concentration promotes scholarly and multidisciplinary inquiry that further empowers advanced graduate students through the development of knowledge, skills, and dispositions to assume roles as leaders, advocates, and scholars in the development and implementation of high quality and innovative early childhood practices. The major provides a sound theoretical background that is integrally linked to the practice of Early Childhood Education in a diverse, global community with an emphasis on child advocacy and social justice.

    Total Major requirements with this concentration: 66 hours minimum (post-master's)

    Core Requirement: 3 hours minimum
    EDG 7067 Philosophies of Inquiry3

    Research Methods and Tools20 hours minimum
    EDF 7408 Statistical Analysis Education II4
    EDF 7410 Design of Systematic Studies in Education4
    EDF 7437 Advanced Measurement or EDF 7484 Statistical Anal Education III or
    equivalent course in Statistics/Measurement/Research Design3
    EDF 7477 Qualitative Research in Education I or introductory equivalent selected3-4
    In conjunction with major committee
    EDF 7478 Qualitative Research in Education II or equivalent qualitative course
    selected in conjunction with major committee3-4
    Specialized Research Methods Course determined in conjunction with major
    committee based on the student's research agenda 3-4

    Concentration Requirements 39 hours minimum
    Required Concentration Courses (18 hours minimum)
    EEC 7056 Leadership and Advocacy Concerning Issues Affecting Young Children 3
    EEC 7057 Critical Perspectives in Early Childhood Education3
    EEC 7306 Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood3
    EEC 7416 Sociocultural Approaches to Working with Children and Families3
    EEC 7317 ICT in the Early Years3
    EEC 7627 Arts & Aesthetics in Early Childhood Ed: Curriculum in Context3

    CELS Professional Development Courses (12 hours minimum)
    EDG 7938 Adv Grad Seminar; Intro to Research in Childhood Ed & Lit Studies3
    EDG 7939 Advanced Grad Seminar: Research in Progress3
    EDH 7325 Supervised Teaching in Childhood Ed & Lit Studies I3
    EDH 7326 Supervised Teaching in Childhood Ed & Lit Studies II3

    Cognate: 9 hours minimum
    The cognate can be described as a secondary concentration or sub-specialization area. Coursework must be taken at the graduate level, and is developed in consultation with the major professor and the doctoral committee. The coursework in the cognate is developed in support of the student's research objectives.

    Qualifying Examination
    Students must demonstrate satisfactory performance on the Doctoral Qualifying Examination before admission to candidacy. (See current College of Education Graduate Handbook, http://www.usf.edu/education/main/gradhandbook/advhandbook/Adv_QualExam.html Also consult doctoral graduate major advisor).

    Dissertation:4 hours minimum

    EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (EPC)
    Offered from the Leadership, Counseling, Adult, Career, and Higher Education (L-CACHE)
    The Concentration in Educational Psychology is within the College of Education's Ph.D. degree program in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of South Florida. This concentration will prepare graduates to be conscientious researchers who apply the scientific method specifically to real-world educational problems. Primary concentration goals are: (1) to engage students in cutting-edge collaborative research; (2) to provide a solid foundation that enables students to integrate theory, research, and practice and fosters a commitment to excellence in research and scholarship; and (3) to help students acquire a deep understanding of human development and learning for the preparation of future educators and educational professionals in all contexts.

    Concentration Admission Requirements

  • Preferred GRE scores: verbal minimum of 400 (prior scale)/146 (new scale) (31st percentile), quantitative minimum of 400 (Prior scale)/140 (New scale) (8th percentile)
  • GPA minimum 3.00 on a 4.00 grading score in master's degree program
  • Two official transcripts from the master's degree program and baccalaureate degree program
  • Master's degree from an accredited institution or the equivalent bachelors and/or graduate degrees from a foreign institution
  • Current resume or vita
  • Personal statement: in a 2-3 page statement, please describe why you want to pursue this degree, why you feel USF would be a good fit, which Educational Psychology faculty you would seek to work with and why, and your long term goals.
  • Preference to students with psychology background
  • Preference to students with some research experience
  • Three letters of recommendation. The letters should be written by persons who are in a position to comment on the likelihood of success within the department and who are not related to the applicant.
  • Phone or personal interviews will be conducted in order to determine the level of fit between the concentration, faculty, and students, but will not be required initially.

    Total Major requirements with this concentration70 hours minimum

    Core Requirement
    EDG 7067 Philosophies of Inquiry3

    Concentration Requirements 30 hours minimum
    Specialization Coursework:
    (At least 12 hours must be 7000 or 6000 level courses requiring advanced graduate standing)
    EDF 7357 Applications of Developmental Theories*4
    EDF 7138 Adolescent Development*4
    EDF 7145 Cognitive Issues in Instruction*4
    EDF 7265 Psychology of Oral and Written Language Development4
    EDF 7359 Resilience in Human Development4
    EDF 7947 Research Practicum (1 hour, taken 4 times)4
    EDF 7930 Professional Seminar (1 hour, taken 4 times)4
    EDG 7946 Super. Experience in College Teaching1

    Cognate Area 12 hours minimum

    Measurement/Statistics/Research Design 11 hours minimum
    EDF 7408 Statistical Analysis in Education II4
    EDF 7410 Design of Systematic Studies in Education4
    Select at least one of the following courses:
    EDF 7437 Advanced Educational Measurement I3
    EDF 7484 Statistical Analysis in Education III4
    EDF 7493 Systems Approaches for Program Planning, Evaluation &4
    EDF 7477 Qualitative Research in Education I AND Development4
    EDF 7478 Qualitative Research in Education II4

    Foundations 3 hours
    Any graduate level course taught by Philosophical/Social/Historical Foundations3

    Comprehensive / Qualifying Exam Requirements
    Up to half of credits from EDF 7910 can be converted to dissertation requirements

    Dissertation: 12 hours minimum

    ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (DEE)
    Offered from the Department of Teaching and Learning
    The doctoral degree program in Curriculum and Instruction with a Concentration in Elementary Education prepares scholars to understand elementary practice through research and innovation that unites community engagement and rigorous intellectual inquiry.

    The major features opportunities to:

  • Participate in engaged scholarship through collaborative work focused on current educational problems with partner schools and community centers.
  • Develop integrated and interdisciplinary perspectives on elementary educational practice with a commitment to diversity and exploring global perspectives.
  • Explore issues of equity both locally and globally
  • Work both independently and in collaboration with faculty to pursue rigorous research agendas, publish in scholarly journals, and present widely at state, national and international conferences.
  • Engage in learning experiences that ensure the candidate possesses an innovative response to key issues in the field.

    Total Major requirements with this concentration: 75 hours minimum

    Core Requirement
    EDG 7067 Philosophies of Inquiry3

    Research Methods and Tools 20 hours minimum
    EDF 7408 Statistical Analysis Education II 4
    EDF 7410 Design of Systematic Studies in Education 4
    EDF 7437 Advanced Measurement or EDF 7484 Statistical Anal Education III or equivalent course in Statistics/Measurement/Research Design 3
    EDF 7477 Qualitative Research in Education I or introductory equivalent selectedin conjunction with major committee 3-4
    EDF 7478 Qualitative Research in Education II or equivalent qualitative course selected with approval from major committee 3-4
    Specialized Research Methods Graduate level Course determined in conjunction with major committee based on the student's research agenda and prior presentation 3-4

    Concentration Requirements 42 hours minimum
    Required Courses
    EDE 7206 Critical Analysis of Curriculum in Elementary Schools (NEW)3
    EDE 7481 Research in Teaching and Learning in Elementary Schools3
    EDG 7046 Trends & Issues Ed Policy: Lit & T Ed3
    Select 4 courses from the following:
    ECE 7317 ICT in the Early Years3
    EEC 7627 Arts & Aesthetics in Early Childhood Education3
    EEC 7416 Socio-Cultural App to Working w Child3
    EEC 7056 Leadership & Advocacy Issues Affecting Young Children3
    EDG 7931 Working in Schools3
    EDG 7201 Differentiated Supn & Prof Development3

    CELS Professional Development Courses12 hours minimum
    EDG 7938 Adv Grad Seminar; Intro to Research in Childhood Ed & Lit Studies3
    EDG 7939 Adv Grad Seminar: Research in Progress3
    EDH 7325 Supervised Teaching in Childhood Ed & Lit Studies I3
    EDH 7326 Supervised Teaching in Childhood Ed & Lit Studies II3

    Cognate9 hours minimum
    The cognate can be described as a secondary concentration or sub-specialization area. Coursework must be taken at the graduate level, and is developed in consultation with the major professor and the doctoral committee. The coursework in the cognate is normally developed in support of the student's research objectives.

    Qualifying Examination
    Students must demonstrate satisfactory performance on the Doctoral Qualifying Examination before admission to candidacy. (See current College of Education Graduate Handbook, http://www.usf.edu/education/main/gradhandbook/advhandbook/Adv_QualExam.html Also consult doctoral graduate major advisor).

    Dissertation4 hours minimum

    ENGLISH EDUCATION (DCE) 59 HOURS
    Offered from the Department of Teaching and Learning
    The Curriculum and Instruction degree is offered with a concentration area in English Education. Candidates' majors are planned with the approval of a faculty committee based upon previous experience and future goals.

    Concentration Admission Information
    To be admitted to the English Education Concentration of the doctoral degree program prospective students must meet the university's minimum admissions requirements which include presenting an earned Bachelor's and Master's degree. A 3.00 grade point average is required for all work completed as an upper division student in the Bachelor's degree, OR a 3.50 grade point average for any work completed in the Master's degree. Additionally, students must provide the following documents to the doctoral graduate coordinator:

  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation from people who can attest to the candidate's capacity to do doctoral work and/or excellence as a classroom teacher
  • A written statement of professional goals
  • Transcripts from previous academic work
  • A writing sample. This could be a published article or a scholarly paper prepared for a previous class that demonstrates capacity as a thinker and writer
  • Official scores from the Graduate Record Exam.

    Formal application to the Office of Graduate Studies must also be made at the time the above documents are submitted. Following a review of the written documentation, prospective students are expected to participate in an interview with the graduate faculty.

    Admission Criteria
    The admissions committee will consider each candidate in light of his or her unique submission and qualifications. The expectations used by the faculty are:

  • 3.50 GPA on a 4.00 scale for all graduate work and 3.00 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate studies,
  • An undergraduate major in the English, humanities, English education or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution or the equivalent bachelors and/or graduate degrees from a foreign institution,
  • A master's degree in English education or closely related field from a regionally accredited institution or its international equivalent,
  • Successful teaching experience in a K?12 setting,
  • Demonstrated commitment to personal professional growth and development,
  • Strong academic, analytic and communications skills.

    International Students
    All applicants whose native language is other than English or who have earned a degree from an institution outside the United States must meet the University requirements relative to international graduate admission, (e.g. TOEFL scores, etc.). In addition to these university requirements, applicants to the College of Education must provide the following:

  • A social security number in majors requiring practica or internships;
  • Other information as required by the major of interest, (e.g. Graduate Record Exam scores, etc.)

    Total Major requirements with this concentration:59 hours minimum

    Core Requirement
    EDG 7067 Philosophies of Inquiry3

    Secondary Education Core 9 hours minimum
    ESE 7343 Teaching and Learning in the Content Areas 3
    ESE 7944 Collegiate Teaching in Secondary Education3
    ESE 7937 Advanced Seminar in Secondary Education3-6
    LAE 6906 Independent Study (optional and may be substituted for one of above with approval of Doctoral Committee)3

    Statistics/Measurement/Research Design16 hours minimum
    EDF 7408 Statistical Analysis II4
    Note: EDF 6407 pre-req for this course
    EDF 7410 Design of Systematic Studies in Education4
    EDF 7477 Qualitative Research in Education I4
    EDF 7478 Qualitative Research in Education II4
    Additional courses to be determined by the graduate faculty based on the orientation of the student's research agenda and prior preparation.

    Cognate 3-9 hours minimum
    LAE students may complete a cognate or a set of electives. These courses must be consistent with the student's program of study and selected with the approval of a graduate committee. Courses in the Cognate must be taken at the graduate level.

    Concentration Requirements 24-30 hours minimum
    The following four seminars are required:
    LAE 7735 Advanced Seminar in English Education: Language and Literacy3
    LAE 7735 Advanced Seminar in English Education: Teacher Education3
    LAE 7735 Advanced Seminar in English Education: Writing3
    LAE 7735 Advanced Seminar in English Education: Research3
    LAE 7910 Directed Research in LAE12*
    *3 hours repeated with LAE 7735 each semester. This course engages students in establishing a current active research/scholarly agenda that leads toward independent scholarship and successful, timely completion of the doctoral degree. Additional courses in this area will be determined by the student's research interests.

    Doctoral Qualifying Examination
    Students must demonstrate satisfactory performance on the Doctoral Qualifying Examination before admission to candidacy. English Education uses the College of Education Qualifying Exam Option. Consult the Graduate Faculty contact for specific information.

    Dissertation 4 hours minimum

    HIGHER EDUCATION (DHA)
    Offered from the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies
    The Higher Education Administration concentration is a research degree that prepares individuals interested in teaching, research, and policy positions in both community colleges and universities.

    Total Major requirements with this concentration: 63 hours minimum

    Core Requirements 3 hours minimum
    EDG 7067 Philosophies of Inquiry3

    Measurement/Statistics/Research Design12 hours minimum
    Research, evaluation or measurement to be determined with the student's committee's approval with the goal to build a robust and varied academic research background. Student should not take research courses without committee advisement.

    Higher Education Core 15 hours
    EDH 7057 Introduction to Research Studies in Higher Education* 3
    EDH 6051 Higher Education in America OR
    EDH 6081 Community College American Higher Education3
    EDH 6938 Seminar in College Teaching3
    EDH 7225 Curriculum Development in Higher Education3
    EDH 7935 Higher Education Capstone Seminar3
    (*must be taken early after admitted to the major)

    Concentration Requirements 21 hours minimum
    Specialization courses to be chosen and approved with the student's major committee, from the following list:
    EDH 7505 Higher Education Finance3
    EDH 7632 Leadership in Higher Education3
    EDH 7633 Governing Colleges and Universities3
    EDH 7635 Organization and Administration in Higher Education3
    EDH 7636 Organizational Theory and Practices in Higher Education3
    EDH 7145 Cognitive Issues in Higher Education3
    EDH 7530 History of Higher Education3
    EDH 7931 Critical Issues in Higher Education3-9
    EDH 6906 Independent Study3-9
    EDH 6947 Internship in Higher Education3-6
    EDH 7910 Directed Research 3-9
    ADE 6385 Adult Learner3
    SDS 7640 Student Affairs Administration4

    Residency
    There is no residency requirement.

    Doctoral Qualifying Examination
    Students must demonstrate satisfactory performance on the Doctoral Qualfiying Examination before admisison to candidacy.

    Dissertation
    EDH 7980 Dissertation 12 hours minimum
    The Office of Graduate Studies policy is that after being admitted to candidacy, the student must register for two hours of EDH 7980 each semester until graduation.

    Please be advised that major and/or course requirements are subject to change, per state legislative mandates, Florida State Department of Education program approval standards, and accreditation criteria

    INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY (DIT) 68 HOURS MINIMUM
    Offered from the Department of Teaching and Learning
    The Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Instructional Technology program is designed to prepare students to become skilled researchers who can design and conduct original research in the field of instructional technology. Our graduates assume academic and leadership positions in higher education, corporations, the military, and other venues, where research and best practices are integrated to advance new knowledge and to improve learning and performance.

    Total Major requirements with this concentration: 68 hours minimum

    Core 3 hours
    Prof Core 7 hours
    Internship 3 hours
    Stats 16 hours
    Specialization 9 hours
    Electives 12 hours
    Cognate 12 hours
    Dissertation 6 hours

    Core Requirement: 3 hours minimum
    EDG 7067 Philosophies of Inquiry3

    Interdisciplinary Professional Core7 hours minimum
    Choice of ONE of the following adult education or foundation courses (3) (required)
    ADE 6385 The Adult Learning3
    EDG 7931 Globalization and Higher Education3
    ADE 6070 International Adult Education3
    EDF 7357 Applications of Developmental Theories3
    EDF 7586 Classics in Ed Research4
    EDF 6736 Education Communication and Change3
    EDF 6745 Schools and the Future4
    EDF 6883 Issues in Multicultural Education4
    EDF 6217 Behav. Theory/Class learning3
    EDF 7530 History of Higher Ed in the U.S.3
    EDH 7225 Curr Dev in Higher Ed3
    Students may substitute an alternative 6000/7000 level course with approval of their major professor.
    The Following course is required:
    EDF 7145 Cognitive issues in Instruction4
    However, with major professor approval, a substitution can be made to another ed psych course

    College Teaching Internship
    ESE 7346 College Teaching in Secondary Education (Required)3
    One to three credits of directed research (EME 7910) may be substituted for doctoral students with documented substantial teaching experience with adult learners, as determined by the student's major professor

    Statistics/Measurement/Research Design16 hours minimum
    EDF 6407 Statistical Analysis I4
    EDF 7408 Statistical Analysis II4
    EDF 7410 Design of Systematic Studies in Education4
    EDF 7477 Qualitative Res in Education I 4
    OR EDF 7478 Qualitative Research in Ed. II (Required)4

    Major Specialization9 hours minimum
    EME 6613 Development of Technology-Based Instruction3
    EME 7938 Computer-Augmented Instructional Paradigms in Education3
    EME 7939 Research in Technology-Based Education3

    Electives12 hours minimum
    Choice of FOUR electives from among appropriate IT course offerings below (Required):
    EME 7910 Directed Research3
    EME 7458 Research in Distance Learning3
    EME 7631 Research in Technology Project Management3
    EME 7615 Game Design for Ebooks EME 6209 Digital Video3
    EME 6930 Web programming3
    EME 6930 Flash3
    EME 6215 Instructional Graphics3
    EME 6207 Web Design3
    Or other doctoral courses as determined by the graduate faculty to be appropriate

    Cognate12 graduate hours
    Courses selected are consistent with the student's program of study and selected with the approval of a graduate faculty committee and should be coursework other than in the concentration area. Courses in the cognate area must be taken at the graduate level.

    Qualifying Examinations
    All students will be required to pass a written qualifying examination of twelve hours duration (three successive four-hour days) that integrates work in the specialization area, cognate area and foundations area.

    Dissertation6 hours minimum
    EME 7980 Dissertation

    INTERDISCIPLINARY EDUCATION (DIE) 69 HOURS MINIMUM
    Offered from the College of Education
    The purpose of the Interdisciplinary track in the Ph.D. degree is to provide a framework to support innovative, boundary-crossing inquiry among students and faculty across campus. Designed to foster research that approaches problems in education from interdisciplinary perspectives, the major allows students who have academic backgrounds and interests that span multiple disciplines to construct an individualized program of study grounded in at least two fields, one of which may be outside the College of Education. Students who have the ability and desire to integrate study and research between at least two disciplines/fields to address questions in education broadly defined are encouraged to apply to the Interdisciplinary track.

    Total Major requirements with this concentration: 69 hours minimum

    Core Requirements
    EDG 7067 Philosophies of Inquiry3

    Foundations of Education minimum of 9 credits or 3 courses
    Courses selected from among areas of curriculum, social/historical foundations, and educational psychology, or equivalent, with approval of doctoral committee. Examples of appropriate courses identified on list on concentration website.

    Research Methods and Tools minimum of 15 credits
    Minimum of 15 credits, or 2 courses addressing Quantitative Methods and 2 courses addressing Qualitative Methods. Examples of appropriate courses identified in list on concentration website, or equivalent, with the approval of the doctoral committee. Note that the student's doctoral committee may require more than the minimum number of courses/experiences.

    Concentration Requirements 36 hours minimum
    Courses must be distributed across two/three disciplines, with the approval of the doctoral committee.

    Doctoral Dissertation 6 hours minimum
    Note that upon attainment of Doctoral Candidacy student must register for a minimum of 2 credit hours of Dissertation every semester (including summers) until successful completion and graduation.
    Note that the student's doctoral committee may require more than the minimum number of hours.
    Note that the student's doctoral committee will be responsible for ensuring that the student will acquire a comprehensive understanding of the theory and application of multiple research methods and design, that the student is actively engaged in research throughout the program of study, and that the student will have a supervised teaching experience.

    LITERACY STUDIES (DRD)
    Offered from the Department of Teaching and Learning
    The doctoral degree program in Curriculum and Instruction with a Concentration in Literacy Studies prepares research scholars with expertise in literacy processes, literacy instruction, and literacy teacher education.

    The major features in-depth exploration of literacy theories and research, the broad study of systematic inquiry skills, apprenticeship learning of various research methodologies, the development of personalized strands of research, and a mentored residency experience in literacy studies.

    The major features:

  • Literacy research based on the highest standards of discovery, creativity, and intellectual attainment.
  • Teaching as a process of interactivity and community involvement in which literacies are viewed as mediated competencies within a participatory culture.
  • Service to the Community to enrich the lives of students and teachers by promoting the importance of advocacy and autonomy through the development of literacies in the lives of children, adolescents, and adults.
  • Global Perspectives broadened through partnerships in diverse communities that embrace multiple perspectives and globalized literacy practices.
  • Technology as a tool for playing, performing, simulating, appropriating, multitasking, distributing cognition, collecting intelligence, judging, networking, navigating, and visualizing. In other words, technology as new media literacies. www.newmedialiteracies.org
  • Student Success as a shared responsibility and mutual goal of the doctoral student, faculty, and major.

    This Concentration is Fall Admission Only

    Total Major requirements with this concentration: 69 hours minimum

    Core Requirement
    EDG 7067 Philosophies of Inquiry3

    Research Methods and Tools 20 hours minimum
    EDF 7408 Statistical Analysis for Educational Research II4
    EDF 7410 Design of Systematic Studies in Ed4
    EDF 7437 Advanced Measurement 1 3
    OR
    EDF 7484 Statistical Analysis for Ed Research III4
    OR an equivalent course in statistics/measurement/research design
    EDF 7477 Qualitative Research in ED 14
    OR
    Introductory equivalent selected in consultation with major committee3-4
    EDF 7478 Qualitative Research in Ed II4
    OR
    Introductory equivalent selected in consultation with major committee3-4
    Specialized Research Methods Course selected in conjunction with major Committee 3

    Concentration Requirements 42 hours minimum
    Literacy Studies Courses (21 hours minimum: students select 7 courses)
    RED 7745 Research in Reading Instruction 3
    LAE 7868 Symbolic Processes of Multimedia Literacy3
    LAE 7794 Survey of Research on Writing Development and Instruction 3
    RED 7798 Research in Trans-Disciplinary Texts and Teaching3
    LAE 7718 Linguistic Foundations in Literacy3
    EDG 7046 Trends and Issues in Ed Policy: Literacy and Teacher ED3
    LAE 7745 Literary Theory and Research in Children's Literature3
    RED 7931 Special Topics in Reading3

    CELS Professional Development Courses 12 hours minimum
    EDG 7938 Advanced Graduate Seminar; Intro to Research3
    EDG 7939 Advanced Grad Seminar: Research in Progress3
    EDH 7325 Supervised Teaching in Childhood Ed and Literacy Studies 3
    EDH 7326 Supervised Teaching in Childhood Ed and Literacy Studies3

    Cognate9 hours
    Recognizing the social, cultural, and developmental factors that affect literacy teaching and learning, we encourage doctoral students to explore fields of study that broaden their knowledge of other disciplines and that offer a different lens through which students may understand and explore literacy studies. We ask students to identify a minimum of three courses to form a cognate. Coursework must be taken at the graduate level, and the cognate is developed in consultation with the major professor and the doctoral committee. The coursework in the cognate is developed in support of the student's research objectives.

    Dissertation 4 hours
    This concentration includes 20 hours of coursework in research methods and tools as well as 6 hours of seminar courses that specifically apprentice students into the research role. In addition, our annual review process ensures that students engage in research throughout their majors and they receive mentorship from faculty. As a result, we have set the dissertation hours to reflect the minimum needed for enrollment during one academic year.

    MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (DMA) 65 HOURS
    Offered from the Department of Teaching and Learning
    The Curriculum and Instruction degree is offered with a concentration area in Mathematics Education. Each major is highly individualized. Candidates' programs of study are planned with the approval of a faculty committee based upon previous experience and future goals.

    Concentration Admission Information
    The admissions committee will consider each candidate in light of his or her unique submission and qualifications. The expectations used by the faculty are:

  • Undergraduate or master's degree should be in an appropriate education or mathematics related field
  • Official GRE scores within the last 5 years with Preferred scores of 600 (148 new scale; 30th percentile) on the quantitative portion and at least 475 (151 new scale; 52nd percentile) on the verbal portion are expected
  • B (3.00 on a 4.00 scale) average or higher in all work attempted while registered as an upper division student in the Baccalaureate degree or minimum of 3.0 grade point at the master's level
  • Successful teaching experience in a K-12 or college level setting preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to personal professional growth and development
  • Strong academic, analytic and communications skills
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation

    Total Major requirements with this concentration: 65 hours minimum

    College Core
    EDG 7067 Philosophy of Scholarly Inquiry 3

    Secondary Education Core 9 hours minimum
    ESE 7415 Teaching and Learning in Content Areas (required)3
    ESE 7937 Advanced Seminar in Sec Ed (required)3
    ESE 7944 Collegiate Teaching in Secondary Education (Required)3

    Statistics/Measurement/Research Design16 hours minimum
    EDF 7408 Statistical Analysis II4
    Note; EDF 6407 is a pre-req to enroll in this course
    EDF 7410 Design of Systematic Studies in Ed4
    EDF 7477 Qualitative Res in Ed I4
    Additional research methodology course to be determined by the graduate faculty based on the orientation of the student's research agenda and prior preparation

    Concentration Requirements 24 hours minimum
    MAE 7655 Research Issues in Technology 3
    MAE 7146 Curriculum History/Research Mathematics Education3*
    MAE 7xxx Curriculum Design and Research3*
    MAE 7794 Preparing K-12 Math teachers3
    MAE 7796 Research Issues3
    MAE 7138 Assessment Issues3
    MAE 7xxx Learning Theories in Math Ed3
    MAE 7945 Practicum3
    OR MAE 7910 Directed Research3

    Cognate or Electives9 hours minimum
    MAE students are required to complete a cognate or a set of electives. Courses consistent with the student's program of study selected with the approval of a major committee. Courses in the Electives or Cognate must be taken at the graduate level.

    Doctoral Qualifying Examination
    Students must demonstrate satisfactory performance on the Doctoral Qualifying Examination before admission to candidacy. The Qualifying Exam is composed of three distinct sections that represent expected areas of student competency (Synthesis of Math Education Research, Utilization of Professional Expertise, and Evaluation and Design of Research Studies). A student's cognate area is viewed as connected to his or her math experiences, rather than a separate and unrelated area. As such, the cognate will be embedded into the QE as appropriate.

    Dissertation4 hours

    Residency
    Students must be registered for nine (9) hours of coursework, two semesters in a twelve-month period. The expectation is that students will work no more than half time employment during the residency period.

    MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION (DME) 71 HOURS
    Offered from the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies
    The Department of Educational Measurement and Research offers the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Measurement, Research and Evaluation. Skills in inquiry and methodology are developed within a programmatic context that encourages growth of knowledge about education, considers important principles of research, and provides an applied setting in which these elements can be fused into professional applications. The intent of the major is to develop personnel to work in colleges and universities, research centers, school districts, government agencies, commercial test publishing, and major evaluation enterprises. The major includes the Common Core course, Philosophies of Inquiry (3 hours), a minimum of 29 hours in the areas of Statistics, Measurement, Evaluation, and Research, a minimum of 12 hours in the area of concentration (Statistics or Measurement or Evaluation or Research), 9 hours in Education taken outside the Department of Educational Measurement and Research, which are aligned with the students' research interests, and a dissertation (18 hours). The major includes a minimum of 71 hours beyond the master's degree.

    Total Major requirements with this concentration:71 hours minimum

    Core Requirements
    EDG 7067 Philosophies of Inquiry3

    Concentration RequirementsResearch Methods and Tools: Statistics, Measurement, Evaluation and Research 29 hours minimum
    EDF 7408 Statistical Analysis for Educational Research II4
    EDF 7484 Statistical Analysis for Educational Research III4
    EDF 7437 Advanced Educational Measurement I3
    EDF 7438 Advanced Educational Measurement II4
    EDF 7485 Theory and Practice of Program Evaluation3
    EDF7940 Supervised Practicum in Applied Evaluation3
    EDF 7410 Design of Systematic Studies in Education4
    EDF 7477 Qualitative Research in Education4

    Concentration Courses in Statistics, Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methods12 hours minimum
    Note: Students, in consultation with their major professor and committee, will select one area and a minimum of 12 hours Courses listed are examples of courses

    Statistics
    EDF 7412 Application of Structural Equation Modeling in Education3
    EDF 7474 Applied Multilevel Modeling in Education3
    EDG 7498 Analysis for Single Case Experiments3
    PHC 7059 Advanced Survival Analysis3

    Measurement
    EDF 7439 Foundations of Item Response Theory3
    EDF 7469 Introduction to Computer-Based Testing3
    EDG 7931 Rasch Model3
    SOP 6669 Factor Analysis3

    Evaluation
    EDF 7491 Consulting and Project Management Skills for Evaluators3
    EDF 7462 Metaevaluation3
    EDF 7493 Systems Approaches for Prog Planning Evaluation & Development3
    PHC 6545 Evaluation in Mental Health3

    Research Methods
    EDG 7931 Survey Methods3
    EDF 7477 Qualitative Research in Education II3
    ANG 7750 Research Methods in Anthropology3
    PHC 7606 Focus Group Research Strategies3

    Educational Focus9 hours minimum
    Note: Students, in consultation with their major professor and committee, will take a minimum of 9 hours in Education that are outside the Department of Measurement and Research at the graduate level that will support the student's research objectives. Courses may come from one or more department (i.e., LCACHE, EPS, or T&L).

    For example a students with an interest in methodological issues relative to literacy may take the following 3 courses:
    RED 7745 Research in Reading Instruction3
    LAE 7868 Symbolic Processes of Multimedia Literacy3
    LAE 7794 Survey Research on Writing Development & Instruction3

    Qualifying Examination
    The student will be required to take the doctoral comprehensive qualifying examination on completion of formal coursework as outlined on the approved program of study(or in the semester in which all formal coursework will be completed). The student in consultation with his/her major professor and/or doctoral committee will select one of the two options for the qualifying examinations: a) a 12-hour written examination administered over a 3-day period that will integrate the work in the student's area of concentration, or b) the development of a comprehensive scholarly paper that requires the student to demonstrate a depth of understanding and appropriate application of principles in the areas of measurement, evaluation, research design, statistical analyses, and educational foundations.

    Dissertation 18 hours minimum

    Students may be required to take additional hours depending on the course of study and or academic deficiencies. Please check with the major before applying.

    SCIENCE EDUCATION (DSC) 60 HOURS
    Offered from the Department of Teaching and Learning
    The Curriculum and Instruction degree is offered with a concentration area in Science Education. Candidates' programs of study are planned with the approval of a faculty committee based upon previous experience and future goals.

    Concentration Admission Requirements:

  • Submit official GRE scores. Scores of 600 (148 new scale; 30th percentile)on the quantitative portion and 475 (151 new scale; 52nd percentile) on the verbal portion are expected.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Interview (preferably in person or in some cases, conducted over the phone or internet)
  • Personal Statement of goals and philosophy related to science education
  • Recommendations from Graduate Faculty
  • 3.50 GPA on a 4.00 scale for all graduate work and 3.00 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate studies,
  • An undergraduate major in the STEM fields (science, Technology, engineering or mathematics) or science education or a closely related field form a regionally accredited institution,
  • A master's degree in science education or closely related field form a regionally accredited institution
  • Successful teaching experience in a formal or informal education K-12 setting,
  • Demonstrated commitment to personal professional growth and development

    International Students
    All applicants whose native language is other than English or who have earned a degree from an institution outside the United States must meet the University requirements relative to international graduate admission, (e.g. TOEFL scores, etc.). In addition to these university requirements, applicants to the College of Education must provide the following:

  • A social security number in degree programs requiring practica or internships;
  • Other information as required by the major of interest, (e.g. Graduate Record Exam scores, etc.)

    Total Major requirements with this concentration:60 hours minimum

    Core Requirement
    EDG 7067 Philosophies of Inquiry3

    Secondary Education Core9 hours minimum
    ESE 7343 Teaching and Learning in the Content Areas AND3
    ESE 7937 Advanced Seminar in Secondary education3-6
    ESE 7944 Collegiate Teaching in Secondary Education3

    In extenuating circumstances, major may substitute an independent study course if needed by a student. However no more than 3 credit hours in this category can be independent study hours.

    Statistics/Measurement/Research Design 14 hours minimum
    EDF 6407 Statistical Analysis I4
    EDF 7408 Statistical Analysis II4
    Selection of one qualitative course with approval from major committee 3-4
    Selection of additional 7000 level quantitative, qualitative and/or3-4
    methodological course approved by major committee

    Concentration Requirements 24 hours minimum
    Courses may include, but not be limited to:
    SCE 7090 Philosophy and Nature of Science3
    SCE 7931 Historical, Social & Epistemological Foundations of Science Education3
    SCE 7345 Theories and practice of science teaching and learning 3
    SCE 7636 Advanced Trends in Science Education3
    SCE 7697 Socioscientific Issues in Science Education3
    SCE 7740 Doctoral Research in Science Education3
    SCE 7910 Directed Research9-15
    Graduate Courses from related major areas may be used in this area with permission of the individual's doctoral major committee.

    Cognate 9 hours
    SCE students may complete a cognate or a set of science education electives.
    Science Education electives include:
    SCE 6634 Current Trends in Science Education3
    SCE 7931 Community Building in Science Education3
    SCE 6645 Mathematics and Science Ed. Policy, Change & School Improvements3
    Courses consistent with the student's program of study selected with approval of the individual's doctoral major committee. Courses in the Cognate must be taken at the graduate level.

    Doctoral Qualifying Examination
    Students must demonstrate satisfactory performance on the Doctoral Qualifying Examination before admission to candidacy.

    Dissertation 4 hours minimum

    SOCIAL SCIENCE (DSO) 60 HOURS
    Offered from the Department of Teaching and Learning
    The Curriculum and Instruction degree is offered with a concentration area in Social Science Education. Each major is highly individualized. Candidates' programs of study are planned with the approval of a faculty committee based upon a student's previous experience and future goals.

    Concentration Admission Requirements:
    For consideration for admission, students must submit:

  • Official GRE scores (dating back no longer than five years)
  • Official transcripts from regionally accredited institutions
  • A statement of professional goals
  • 3 letters of recommendation from prior professors, and/or school administrators and
  • Complete an interview with the doctoral graduate coordinator.

    Admission Criteria:
    The admissions committee will consider each candidate in light of his or her unique submission and qualifications. The expectations used by the faculty are:

  • 3.50 GPA on a 4.00 scale for all graduate work and 3.00 for the last 60 hours of Undergraduate
  • An undergraduate major in the social sciences or humanities, social sciences education
  • or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution,
  • A master's degree in social sciences education or closely related field from a regionally
  • degree from regionally accredited institutions or the equivalent bachelors and/or graduate degrees from a foreign institution
  • Successful teaching experience in a K?12 setting,
  • Demonstrated commitment to personal professional growth and development,
  • Strong academic, analytic and communications skills.

    Total Major requirements with this concentration:60 hours minimum

    Core Requirements: 3 hours minimum
    EDG 7067 Phil. Of Scholarly Inquiry3

    Secondary Education Core 6 hours minimum
    ESE 7343 Teaching & Learning in Content Area (Required)3
    ESE 7937 Advanced Seminar in Secondary Education (Required)3
    ESE7346 Collegiate Teaching in Secondary Education (Optional)3
    SSE 7910 Independent Study (Optional)
    3Note: Under special circumstances, major may substitute an independent study course if needed by a student. However, no more than 3 credit hours in this category can be independent study hours.

    Statistics/Measurement/Research Design 14 hours minimum
    EDF 7408 Statistical Analysis II 4
    Note: EDF 6407 is a prerequisite to enrolling in EDF 7408
    EDF 7410 Design of Systematic Studies in Education 4
    Selection of one qualitative course with approval from major committee. 3-4
    Selection of additional 7000 level quantitative, qualitative and/or methodological course approved by major committee. 3-4
    Or courses to be determined by the graduate faculty based on the orientation of the student's research agenda and prior preparation.

    Concentration Requirements: 24 hours minimum
    Social Science Education:
    The requirements are as follows or as recommended by the doctoral coordinator, graduate faculty, or doctoral committee, and approved by the college and/or Office of Graduate Studies.
    SSE 7700 Social Science Curriculum and Instruction Issues 4
    SSE 7710 Research in Social Science Education 4
    SSE 7720 Social Science Education Technological Innovations 4
    SSE 7730 Philosophy of Social Science Education 4
    SSE 7945 Applied Rsch Soc Sc Ed SSE 8*
    *(2 hours repeated with SSE 7730, SSE7720, SSE7700 and SSE 7710 This course engages SSE students in establishing an active research/scholarly agenda that leads toward independent scholarship and successful, timely completion of the doctoral degree.)

    Cognate: 9 hours
    SSE students are required to complete a cognate or a set of electives. Courses consistent with the student's program of study are selected with the approval of the student's major committee. Courses in the Cognate must be taken at the graduate level. Although it is expected that all SSE Ph.D. students will satisfy the teaching in higher education requirement through direct experience teaching courses in the major, they may opt to take the proposed college teaching course under consideration by the department as an elective or part of their Cognate.

    Doctoral Qualifying Examination
    Students must demonstrate satisfactory performance on the Doctoral Qualifying Examination before admission to candidacy.

    Dissertation: 4 hours minimum
    SSE 7980 Dissertation Research

    Residency
    Students must be registered for nine (9) hours of coursework, two semesters in a twelve-month period. Theexpectation is that students will work no more than half time during the residency period.

    SPECIAL EDUCATION (DSE) 64 HOURS (MINIMUM)
    Offered from the Department of Teaching and Learning
    The doctoral degree program in Curriculum and Instruction with a Concentration in Special Education focuses on urban special education and university-school partnerships in preparing researchers, teacher educators, and school leaders. Graduates of the major will have an informed perspective on ethical issues in the interactions of race, ethnicity, social class, gender, and disability; and the impact of these issues on special education policies, research, teacher education and services.

    Major graduates will demonstrate knowledge and skills in the design, implementation and maintenance of university-school partnerships; an interdisciplinary grounding in and respect for multiple genres and methods of inquiry; the ability to conceptualize, plan and conduct research; and the ability to value the conceptual and analytical skills of a scholar. The Department emphasizes interdisciplinary research and development. Faculty members in several departments have joint appointments in special education. After admission to a major, the student will be assigned a doctoral major advisor who will assist in identifying a major professor.

    Concentration Admission Requirements:
    Requirements for all applicants:

  • Have a master's or educational specialist's degree, or equivalent, from a regionally accredited college or university or the equivalent bachelors and/or graduate degrees from a foreign institution
  • Have earned a GPA of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in upper division undergraduate coursework, or a minimum GPA of 3.50 on a 4.00 scale in graduate coursework.
  • Have submitted official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores.
  • Provide three letters of recommendation from professionals who are familiar with their scholarship and work history.
  • Provide evidence of at least three years of successful work experience in relevant professional roles.
  • Present self professionally in an oral interview with two or more faculty members.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write professionally by submitting a spontaneous writing sample at the time of the interview.
  • Provide a statement of professional goals (immediate, intermediate, and long term) and research interests. Professional goals and research interests should be compatible with the opportunities provided through a doctoral degree in special education.
  • Receive endorsement by majority of tenured and tenure-earning faculty members in the department.
  • For international applicants: Applicants whose native language is not English or who have earned a degree outside the United States must meet the University requirements relative to international graduate admission, (e.g. TOEFL scores). In addition to these university requirements, applicants to the college of Education must provide the following:
    1) A social security number in degree programs requiring practica or internships;
    2) Other information as required of all other applicants to the Ph.D. degree program in Special Education.

    Total Major requirements with this concentration: 64 hours minimum post-master's
    Major Common Core 3 hours
    Statistics/Research Methods 12 hours
    Concentration requirements 25 hours
    Cognate 12 hours
    Dissertation 12 hours

    Statistics/Research Methods - 12hours
    In addition to the specialization requirements, all students must complete at least 12 hours of coursework in Measurement/Statistics/Research Design, including:
    EDF 7408Statistical Analysis for Education II4
    Two qualitative research methods courses (6 hrs. minimum)
    EDF 7477Qualitative Research in Education Part I I4
    EDF 7478 Qualitative Research in Education Part II II4

    Concentration Requirements - 25 hours
    EEX 7744C&I Issues in Urban Special Education3
    EEX 7815 Research Seminar/Field Study6
    EEX 7429Special Education Teacher Education3
    EEX 7428Teacher Education in Special Education: Conceptual3
    EDA 7238Special Education Law & Policy Issues3
    EEX 7425Special Education Leadership Studies1
    EEX 7745Historical, Ethical, & Disciplinary Foundations of Special Education3
    EEX 7746Ethics in Teacher Education and Teacher Development3

    Cognate (Minimum) - 12 hours
    Courses selected are consistent with the student's program of study and selected with the approval of a major committee and should be coursework other than in the concentration area. Courses in the cognate area must be taken at the graduate level.

    Doctoral Qualifying Examination:
    All students must perform successfully on a doctoral qualifying examination as part of the criteria for admission to candidacy.

    Dissertation - 12 hours
    Dissertation hours may not be taken until after Candidacy is attained. Students must be registered for a minimum of 2 credit hours every semester following candidacy until dissertation is defended, including semester in which student graduates.
    EEX 7980: Dissertation: Doctoral 12

    TEACHER EDUCATION (TED)
    Offered from the Department of Teaching and Learning: A minimum of 60 hours beyond the Master's degree is required.
    The doctoral degree program in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Teacher Education prepares students to become scholars and practitioners in the field of teacher education. The Specialization engages students in course work, research, and professional experience in school and community settings. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the scholarships of teaching, service and research.

    The Concentration features opportunities to:

  • Participate in engaged scholarship through collaborative work focused on current educational problems with partner schools and community centers.
  • Develop integrated and interdisciplinary perspectives on teacher education practice with a commitment to diversity and exploring global perspectives.
  • Explore issues of equity both locally and globally.
  • Work both independently and in collaboration with faculty to pursue rigorous research agendas, publish in scholarly journals, and present widely at state, national and international conferences.
  • Engage in learning experiences that ensure the candidate possesses an innovative response to key issues in teacher education and their Area of Emphasis (e.g., subject area or level).
  • Participate in teacher education programs as teaching assistants.
  • Engage in scholarship of teaching and learning.

    Concentration Admission Requirements:

  • Submit official GRE scores
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Interview (preferably in person or telephone/Internet).
  • Personal Statement of goals and philosophy related to teacher education.
  • Recommendations from Specialization Faculty.
  • 3.50 GPA on a 4.00 scale for all graduate work and 3.00 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate studies.
  • An undergraduate major in a field appropriate to the applicant's expected Area of Emphasis from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A master's degree in a field appropriate to the applicant's expected Area of Emphasis from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Successful teaching experience in a formal or informal education P?12 setting.
  • Demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and social justice.

    Total Major requirements with this concentration: 60 hours minimum
    Core Requirement
    EDG 7067 3Philosophies of Inquiry

    Research Methods and Tools 12-16 hours minimum
    Selection of four 7000 level quantitative, qualitative or methodological courses approved by the student's major committee.

    Concentration Requirements - 18 hours minimum
    EDE 7481 Teacher Education Seminar (students will enroll at least three times)
    at least three other courses approved by the student's major committee such as:
    EDG 7066Critical Pedagogy in Teacher Education
    ESE 7220Curriculum Frameworks for Teacher Preparation
    ESE 7346 Collegiate Teaching in Secondary Education
    EDF 7946 Supervised Experience in College Teaching
    EDG 7626Supervised Teaching in Childhood Education & Literacy Studies I
    EDE 7327Differentiated Supervision and Professional Development
    EDG 7035Design and Evaluation of Teacher Education Programs
    or other courses approved by doctoral committee.

    Teacher Education Area of Emphasis - 9 hours minimum
    A minimum of three courses in teaching and learning in a subject area (e.g., English, Social Studies, Science, Math, Foreign Language); at a level (e.g., Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Middle School, High School); and/or in a specialized area (e.g., Special Education) approved by the student's major committee.

    Research Practicum in the Area of Emphasis - 6 hours minimum
    Students will be expected to engage in research activities under the direction of a Area of Emphasis faculty member that will lead to the development of the students' knowledge and skills needed to write literature reviews, and design and conduct research studies.

    Qualifying Examination
    Students must demonstrate satisfactory performance on the Doctoral Qualifying Examination before admission to candidacy. (See current College of Education Graduate Handbook, http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/gradhandbook/advhandbook/Adv_QualExam.html and consult with doctoral graduate major advisor).

    Dissertation - 12 hours minimum
    EDG 7980 12Dissertation


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