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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


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 requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements for admission to the major.

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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 7067Philosophies of Inquiry (3)

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 Program 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.


Early Childhood Education (minimum post master’s)

66

Research Methods and Tools

20

EDF7408
EDF7410
EDF7437 OR
  EDF7484
--
EDF7477
--
EDF7478
--
--
--

Statistical Analysis in Education II
Design of Systemic Studies in Education
Advanced Measurement OR
  Statistical Analysis in Education III  OR
  equivalent course in Statistics/Measurement/Research Design
Qualitative Research in Education I
  OR introductory equivalent selected in conjunction with program committee
Qualitative Research in Education II
  OR or equivalent qualitative course selected with approval from program committee
Specialized Research Methods Course determined in conjunction with program committee
  based on the student’s research agenda and prior presentation

4
4
3
3-4

3-4

3-4



Concentration Requirements

Required Concentration Courses

39

18

EEC7056
EEC7057
EEC7306
EEC7416
EEC7317
EEC7627

Leadership and Advocacy Concerning Issues Affecting Young Children
Critical Perspectives in Early Childhood Education
Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood
Ecological Approaches to Working with Children
ICT in the Early Years
Arts & Aesthetics in Early Childhood Education: Curriculum in Context

3
3
3
3
3
3

CELS Professional Development Courses

12

EDG7938

EDG7939
EDH7325
EDH7326

Advanced Graduate Seminar: Introduction to Research in Childhood Education &
  Literature Studies
Advanced Graduate Seminar: Research in Progress
Supervised Teaching in Childhood Education & Literature Studies I
Supervised Teaching in Childhood Education & Literature Studies II

3

3
3
3

Cognate (minimum)

9

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. Also consult doctoral program major advisor.)

Dissertation Requirement (minimum)

4


Elementary Education

Research Methods and Tools

20

EDF7408
EDF7410
EDF7437

EDF7477
--
EDF7478
--
--

Statistical Analysis in Education II
Design of Systemic Studies in Education
Advanced Measurement OR
  equivalent course in Statistics/Measurement/Research Design
Qualitative Research in Education I
  OR introductory equivalent selected in conjunction with program committee
Qualitative Research in Education II
  OR or equivalent qualitative course selected with approval from program committee
Specialized Research Methods Course determined in conjunction with program committee
  based on the student’s research agenda and prior presentation

4
4
3
-
3-4
-
3-4
-
3-4

Concentration Requirements (minimum)

Required Concentration Courses

42

18

EDE7206
EDE7481
EDG7046

EEC7317
EEC7627
EEC7416
EEC7056
EDG7931
EDG7201

Critical Analysis of Curriculum in Elementary Schools
Research in Teaching and Learning in Elementary Schools
Trends & Issues in Educational Policy: Literature and Teacher
Select 4 courses from the following:
ICT in the Early Years
Arts & Aesthetics in Early Childhood Education: Curriculum in Context
Socio-Cultural Approaches to Working with Children
Leadership & Advocacy Issues Affecting Young Children
Working in Schools
Differentiated Supervision & Professional Development

3
3
3

3
3
3
3
3
3

CELS Professional Development Courses (minimum)

12

EDG7938

EDG7939
EDH7325
EDH7326

Advanced Graduate Seminar: Introduction to Research in Childhood Education &
  Literature Studies
Advanced Graduate Seminar: Research in Progress
Supervised Teaching in Childhood Education & Literature Studies I
Supervised Teaching in Childhood Education & Literature Studies II

3

3
3
3

Cognate (minimum)

9

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. Also consult doctoral program major advisor.)

Dissertation Requirement (minimum)

4


English Education (minimum)

59

Secondary Education Core (minimum)

9

ESE7343
ESE7944
ESE7937
LAE6906

Teaching and Learning in the Content Areas
Collegiate Teaching in Secondary Education
Advanced Seminar in Secondary Education
Independent Study (Optional and may be substitutes for one of the
  above with the approval of the Doctoral Committee.)

3
3
3
3

Measurement/Statistics/Research Design (more specific than suggested Requirements above) (minimum)

16

EDF7408
EDF7410
EDF7477
EDF7478

Statistical Analysis for Educational Research II (Note: EDF6407 prereq for this course)
Design of Systematic Studies in Education
Qualitative Research in Education I
Qualitative Research in Education II

4
4
4
4

Additional courses in this area to be determined by the program faculty based on the orientation of the students research agenda and prior preparation.

Cognate

3-9

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 program committee. Courses in the Cognate must be taken at the graduate level.

Concentration Requirements
The following four seminars are required:

24-30

LAE7735
LAE7735
LAE7735
LAE7735

LAE7910

Advanced Seminar in English Education: Language and Literacy
Advanced Seminar in English Education: Teacher Education
Advanced Seminar in English Education: Writing
Advanced Seminar in English Education: Research

Directed Research in LAE

*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.

3
3
3
3

12*

Additional courses in this area will be determined by the student’s research interests.

Doctor 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 Faculty Program contact for specific information.

Dissertation (minimum)

4


Higher Education, Administration

Course Requirements

9

EDH6081 OR
  EDH6051
EDH7225
EDH7636

The Community College in America OR
Higher Education in America
Curriculum Development in Higher Education
Organizational Theory in Higher Education

3
3
3
3

Concentration Requirements (minimum)
Specialization courses to be chosen and approved with the student’s program committee; recommended courses are:.

18

EDH7505
EDH7632
EDH7633
EDH7635

Higher Education Finance
Leadership in Higher Education
Governing Colleges and Universities
Organization and Administration in Higher Education

3
3
3
3

Cognate (minimum)

12

Depending on individual interests, each student selects 3-4 courses in an area that complements the concentration requirements and is relevant to his/her career goals.

Measurement/Statistics/Research Design (more specific than suggested Requirements above) (minimum)
Recommended courses but other courses possible with committee approval:

12

EDF6407
EDF7408
EDF7410

Statistical Analysis for Educational Research I
Statistical Analysis for Educational Research II
Design of Systematic Studies in Education

4
4
4

Dissertation

24

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


Higher Education, Community College Teaching (minimum)

66

Course Requirements

9

EDH6081 OR
  EDH6051
EDH7225
EDH7636

The Community College in America OR
Higher Education in America
Curriculum Development in Higher Education
Organizational Theory in Higher Education

3
3
3
3

Concentration Requirements (minimum)
Select from the following courses:.

18

ADE6385
EDG6938
EDG7931
EDH6947
EDH7505
EDH7632
EDH7633
EDH7635
EDH7935

The Adult Learner
Seminar in College Teaching
Special Topics
Internship
Higher Education Finance
Leadership in Higher Education
Governing Colleges &Universities
Organization & Administration of Higher Education
Higher Education Capstone Course

3
3
3
1-6
3
3
3
3
3

Cognate (minimum)

12

Depending on individual interests,each student selects 3-4 courses in the student’s teaching area or another area approved by the program committee.

Measurement/Statistics/Research Design (more specific than suggested Requirements above) (minimum)
Recommended courses but other courses possible with committee approval:

12

EDF6407
EDF7408
EDF7410

Statistical Analysis for Educational Research I
Statistical Analysis for Educational Research II
Design of Systematic Studies in Education

4
4
4

Dissertation

24

EDH7980

Dissertation: Doctoral

2-24

Please be advised that program 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

66

Interdisciplinary Professional Core (minimum)
Choice of ONE of the following adult education or foundation courses (3) (required).

8

ADE6385
EDG7931
EDG6070
EDF7357
EDF7486
EDF6736
EDF6745
EDF6883
EDF6217
EDF7530
EDH7225

The Adult Learner
Globalization and Higher Education
International Adult Education
Applications of Developmental Theories
Classics in Education Re search
Education Communication and Change
Schools and the Future
Issues in Multicultural Education
Behavioral Theory/Class Learning
History of Higher Education in the U.S.
Current Developments in Higher Education
Students may substitute an alternative 6000/7000 level course with approval of their major professor.

3
3
3
3
4
3
4
4
3
3
3

The following course is required.However, with major professor approval, a substitution can be made to another ed psych course.

EDF7145

Cognitive Issues in Instruction

4

College Teaching Internship
One to three credits of Directed Research (EME7910) may be substituted for doctoral students with documented substantial teaching experience with adult learners, as determined by the student’s major professor.

ESE

College Teaching Internship

3

Measurement/Statistics/Research Design (more specific than suggested Requirements above)

16

EDF6407
EDF7408
EDF7410
EDF7477OR
EDF7478

Statistical Analysis for Educational Research I
Statistical Analysis for Educational Research II
Design of Systematic Studies in Education
Qualitative Research in Education Part I
Qualitative Research in Education Part II

4
4
4
4
4

Program Specialization

21

EME6613
EME7938
EME7939

Development of Technology-Based Instruction
Computer-Augmented Instructional Paradigms in Education
Research in Technology-Based Education

3
3
3

Electives
Choice of FOUR electives from among appropriate IT course offerings below (Required):.

12

EME7910
EME7458
EME7631
EME6936
EME6936
EME6936
EME6930
EME6930
EME6936
EME6936

Directed Research
Research in Distance Learning
Research in Technology Project Management
Prototype Game Research
Virtual Worlds Research Seminar
Digital Video
Web Programming
Flash
Instructional Graphics
Web Page Design
Or other doctoral courses as determined by the program faculty to be appropriate.

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Cognate
Courses selected are consistent with the students program of study and selected with the approval of a program committee and should be coursework other than in the concentration area. Courses in the cognate area must be taken at the graduate level.

Qualifying Examination
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.

Dissertation (minimum)

6

EME7980

Dissertation: Doctoral

2-24


Interdisciplinary Education

Choose one course from the following:

EDH7225
EDG7667
EDG7692

Curriculum Development in Higher Education
Analysis of Curriculum and Instruction
Issues in Curriculum and Instruction

3
3
3

Cognate (minimum)

12

Note: At least 12 semester hours must be at 7000 level, or 6000 level courses requiring advanced graduate standing. Given the variability of students’ goals, the Interdisciplinary concentration coursework should be selected in consultation with the major professor.

Measurement/Statistics/Research Design (more specific than suggested Requirements above)

11

EDF6407
EDF7408


EDF7410
EDF7437
EDF7484
EDF7493


EDF7477
EDF7478

Statistical Analysis for Educational Research I
Statistical Analysis for Educational Research II
PLUS
One of the following:

Design of Systematic Studies in Education
Advanced Education Measurement
Statistical Analysis For Educational Research III
Systems Approaches for Program Planning, Evaluation  and Development
  OR
Both of the following
Qualitative Research in Education Part I
Qualitative Research in Education Part II

4
4


4
3
4
4


4
4

Philosophical, Social, Historical Foundations (more specific than suggested Requirements above)
One of the following courses satisfies this requirement:

7

EDF6531
EDF6705
EDF6736
EDF6765
EDF6883
EDF7586
EDF7682
EDF7934

History of Childhood: Disability and Deviance
Gender and the Educational Process
Education, Communication, and Change
Schools and the Future
Issues in Multicultural Education
Classics in Educational Research
Education in Metropolitan Areas
Seminar in Social Foundations

3
3
3
4
4
4
4
4

Educational Psychology (more specific than suggested Requirements above)

Prospective students need to consult with Program Coordinator for Educational Psychology in the Psychological and Social Foundations Department for appropriate courses, or consult the listing in the general College of Education section of the graduate catalog.

Dissertation (minimum)

24


Literacy Studies (minimum)

69

Research Methods and Tools (minimum)

20

EDF7408
EDF7410
EDF7437 OR
  EDF7484 OR

  EDF7477

  EDF7478


Statistical Analysis for Educational Research II
Design of Systematic Studies in Education
Advanced Measurement I
Statistical Analysis for Educational Research III
OR an equivalent course in statistics/measurement research design.
Qualitative Research in Education I
OR introductory equivalent selected in consultation with program committee.
Qualitative Research in Education Part IIOR
OR Introductory equivalent selected in consultation with program committee
Specialized Research Methods Course selected in conjunction with program committee.

4
4
3
4

4
3-4
4
3-4
3

Concentration Requirements (minimum)

42

Literacy Studies Courses (students select 7 courses)

21

RED7745
LAE7868
LAE7794
RED7640
LAE7718
EDG7046
LAE7745
RED7931

Research in Reading Instruction
Symbolic Processes of Multimedia Literacy
Survey of Research on Writing Development and Instruction
Research in Trans-disciplinary Texts and Teaching
Linguistic Foundations in Literacy
Trends and Issues in Education Policy: Literacy and Teacher Education
Literary Theory and Research in Children’s Literature
Special Topics in Reading

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

CELS Professional Development Courses

12

EDG7938

EDG7939
EDH7325
EDH7326

Advanced Graduate Seminar: Introduction to Research in Childhood Education &
  Literature Studies
Advanced Graduate Seminar: Research in Progress
Supervised Teaching in Childhood Education & Literature Studies I
Supervised Teaching in Childhood Education & Literature Studies II

3

3
3
3

Cognate (more specific than suggested Requirements above)

9

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
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 programs and they receive mentorship from faculty. s a result, we have set the dissertation hours to reflect the minimum needed for enrollment during one academic year.

4


Mathematics Education (minimum)

65

Secondary Education Core (minimum)

9

ESE7415
ESE7937
ESE7944

Teaching & Learning in Content Areas
Advanced Seminar in Secondary Education
Collegiate Teaching in Secondary Education

3
3
3

Measurement/Statistics/Research Design (minimum) (more specific than suggested Requirements above)

16

EDF7408
EDF7410
EDF7477

Statistical Analysis for Educational Research II (EDF6407 is prereq to enroll)
Design of Systematic Studies in Education
Qualitative Research in Education I
Additional research methodology course to be determine by the program faculty based on the orientation of the student’s research agenda and prior preparation.

4
4
4

Concentration Requirements (minimum)

9

MAE7655
MAE7146
MAE7xxx
MAE7794
MAE7796
MAE7138
MAE7xxx
MAE7945 OR
  MAE7910

Research Issues in Technology
Curriculum History and Research
Curriculum Design and Research
Preparing K-12 Math Teachers
Research Issues
Assessment Issues
Learning Theories in Mathematics EducationPracticum OR
  Directed Research

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Cognate or Electives (minimum)

9

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 program 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 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.

Dissertation

4


Measurement and Evaluation (minimum)

93

Measurement/Statistics/Research Design (more specific than suggested Requirements above)

19

EDF6407
EDF7408
EDF7410
EDF7484
EDF7437
EDF7438
EDF7410

Statistical Analysis for Educational Research I
Statistical Analysis for Educational Research II
Design of Systematic Studies in Education
Statistical Analysis for Educational Research III
Advanced Educational Measurement I
Advanced Educational Measurement II
Design of Systematic Studies in Education

4
4
4
4
3
4
4

Curriculum and Instruction (minimum)

3

EDG7667
EDG7692
EDH7225

Analysis of Curriculum and Instruction
Issues in Curriculum and Instruction
Curriculum Development in Higher Education

3
3
3

Concentration Requirements (minimum)

28

EDF7484
EDF7485
EDF7488
EDF7493
EDF7655

EDG79l0
EDF7940

Statistical Analysis for Educational Research III
Theory and Practice of Educational Evaluation
Problems in Educational Data Analysis
Systems Approaches for Program Planning, Evaluation and Development
Organization Development in Educational Institutions
  OR course recommended by doctoral committee
Directed Research
Practicum in Educational Planning , Evaluation, and Development

4
3
2
4
4

3
8

Cognate (minimum)

8

Coursework to be selected from area other than concentration area based on student’s professional interests with approval of the doctoral supervisory committee.

Doctoral 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, cognate area and educational foundations area, 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

24

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


Science Education (minimum)

60

Secondary Education Core (minimum)

9

ESE7343
ESE7937
ESE7944

Teaching & Learning in Content Areas
Advanced Seminar in Secondary Education
Collegiate Teaching in Secondary Education
In extenuating circumstances, program 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.

3
3-6
3

Measurement/Statistics/Research Design (minimum) (more specific than suggested Requirements above)

14

EDF6407
EDF7408
--
--

Statistical Analysis I
Statistical Analysis II
Selection of one qualitative course with approval from program committee.
Selection of additional 7000 level quantitative, qualitative and/or methodological course approved by program committee.

4
4
3-4
3-4

Concentration Requirements (minimum)

24


SCE7xxx
SCE7xxx
SCE7xxx

SCE 7xxx

SCE7xxx

SCE7910

Courses may included, but not be limited to:
Advanced Seminar in Science Education: Philosophy and Nature of Science
Advanced Seminar in Science Education: Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
Advanced Seminar in Science Education: Historical, Social, Epistemological
  Foundations of Science Education
Advanced Seminar in Science Education: Theories and Practice of Science
  Teaching and Learning
Advanced Seminar in Science Education: Advanced Trends & Research
  in Science Education
Directed Research
Courses from related program areas may be used in this area with permission of the individual’s doctoral program committee.


3
3
3

3

3

9-15

Cognate
SCE students may complete a cognate or a set of science education electives.
Science Education electives include:

9

SCE6634
SCE7697
SCE7931
SCE6645

Current Trends in Science Education
Socioscientific Issues in Science Education
Community Building in Science Education
Mathematics and Science Education Policy, Change & School Improvements

3
3
3
3

Courses consistent with the student’s program of study selected with approval of the individual’s doctoral program 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 (minimum)

4


Social Science Education

64

Secondary Education Core (minimum)

9

ESE7343
ESE7937
ESE7944
SSE7910

Teaching & Learning in Content Areas (Required)
Advanced Seminar in Secondary Education (Required)
Collegiate Teaching in Secondary Education (Optional)
Independent Study (Optional)
Under special circumstances, program 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.

3
3-6
3
3

Measurement/Statistics/Research Design (minimum) (more specific than suggested Requirements above)

14

EDF7408
EDF6407
--
--

Statistical Analysis II (EDF6407 is a prereq for EDF7408)
Design of Systematic Studies in Education
Selection of one qualitative course with approval from program committee.
Selection of additional 7000 level quantitative, qualitative and/or methodological course approved by program committee.
Or courses to be determined by the program faculty based on the orientation of the student’s research agenda and prior preparation.

4
4
3-4
3-4

Concentration Requirements (minimum)

28


SCE7700
SCE7710
SCE7720
SCE7730
SCE7740
SCE7945

Social Science Education
Social Science Curriculum and Instruction Issues
Research in Social Science Education
Social Science Education Technological Innovations
Philosophy of Science Education
History of Social Studies Education
Applied Research in Social Science Education
*(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.)


4
4
4
4
4
8*

Cognate
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 program 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 program, they may opt to take the proposed “college teaching” course under consideration by the department as an elective or part of their Cognate.

9

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

Dissertation (minimum)

4

SSE7980

Dissertation: Doctoral

2-24


Special Education

84

Concentration Requirements (Total includes 3 credits for College Core course)

24

EEX7744
EEX7815
EEX7939
EDF7230
EEX7911

C&I Issues in Urban Special Education
Research Seminar
Teacher Education in Special Education
Special Education Law
Special Education Leadership Seminar

3
7
8
3
3

Measurement/Statistics/Research Design (more specific than suggested Requirements above)
In addition to the specialization requirements, all students must complete at least 18 hours of coursework in Measurement/Statistics/Research Design, including:

18

EDF6407
EDF7408

EDF7410

Statistical Analysis for Educational Research I
Statistical Analysis for Educational Research II
Two qualitative research courses
Design of Systematic Studies in Education

4
4
6
4

Foundations

6

EEX7745
EDGxxxx

Historical, Ethical, & Disciplinary Foundations  of Special Education
Students may select a course from the College of Education approved listing of courses in Educational Psychology Foundations

3
3

Cognate
The cognate consists of an organized course of study consisting of at least 12 hours in an area of interest to the student, and as approved by the Major Professor. Students in special education complete cognates in areas such as:

    Teacher Education
    Education Policy and Leadership
    History, culture, families, and politics in urban settings
    Positive behavior supports
    Philosophy, ethics, and disability
    Gifted education and talent development
    Low incidence disabilities and autism

12

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

Dissertation (minimum)

24

EEX7980

Dissertation: Doctoral

2-24


 

MINIMUM TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS

59

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College Degree Requirements

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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

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Graduate Course Information

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