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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Curriculum and Instruction (CUR)
with a Concentration in Adult Education (DAE)

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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): 97
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Masters Degree): 64

Contact Information:
College of Education
Leadership, Counseling, Adult, Career, and Higher Education (L-CACHE) Department (CNI)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue EDU105
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Rosemary Closson
Phone: 813-974-8330
Email: closson@usf.edu

Website: http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/departments/ache/ade/ade.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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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.


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

Program Core Requirement:
EDG 7067 Philosophies of Inquiry(3)
Note: students who enter without a masters 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
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 Ed(3)
ADE 7269 Organization and Administration of Adult and Continuing Ed HRD(3)
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)
ADE6389 Adult Learning and Cognitive Styles(3)
ADE7931 Learning and Change(3)
ADE6070 International Adult Education(3)
ADE6198 Effective Continuing Education for Professional Groups(3)
ADE6197 Adult Basic Education(4)
ADE 6370 Human Resource Development(3)

Interdisciplinary Focus: 3-4 hours minimum
1 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 Instruction(4)
EDF 6883 Issues in Multicultural Education(4)
EDF 7359 Resilience / Human development(4)
EDH 7225 Curriculum Development in Higher Education(3)
EDF 6705 Gender and the Education Process(3)
EDF 7357 Application of Developmental Theories(4)

Dissertation Requirement: 18 hours minimum
ADE 7980 Dissertation (2-18)

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


College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at http://www.grad.usf.edu/orientation.php. Then go to http://oasis.usf.edu/ the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.

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Graduate Course Information

Use the list below to lookup graduate courses related to this program in the USF Course Inventory:

EDF6407, EDF7408, EDF7410, EDF7145, EDF6883, EDF7682, EDF7934, ADE7169, EDH7225, EDG7667, EDG7692, ADE7388, ADE7930, ADE7947, ADE7910, ADE7076, ADE7269, ADE7169, EVT7761, ADE7268, ADE7676, ADE7931, ADE6389, ADE7931, ADE6906, ADE6931, ADE6570, ADE6198, ADE7980,