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)
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.
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.
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 universitys minimum admissions requirements which include presenting an earned Bachelors and Masters degree. A 3.00 grade point average is required for all work completed as an upper division student in the Bachelors degree, OR a 3.50 grade point average for any work completed in the Masters 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 candidates 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.
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 masters 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.
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: 59 hours minimum
EDG 7067 Philosophies of Inquiry(3)
Secondary Education Core: 9 hours minimum
ESE 7343 Teaching and Learning in the Content Areas (3)
ESE 7944 Collegiate Teaching in Secondary Education(3)
ESE 7937 Advanced Seminar in Secondary Education(3-6)
LAE 6906 Independent Study (optional and may be substituted for one of
above with approval of Doctoral Committee) (3)
Statistics/Measurement/Research Design: 16 hours minimum
EDF 7408 Statistical Analysis II(4)
Note: EDF 6407 pre-req for this course
EDF 7410 Design of Systematic Studies in Education (4)
EDF 7477 Qualitative Research in Education I(4)
EDF 7478 Qualitative Research in Education II(4)
Additional courses to be determined by the graduate faculty based on the orientation of the students 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 students 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 Literacy(3)
LAE 7735 Advanced Seminar in English Education: Teacher Education(3)
LAE 7735 Advanced Seminar in English Education: Writing(3)
LAE 7735 Advanced Seminar in English Education: Research(3)
LAE 7910 Directed Research in LAE(12*)*
*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 students 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