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.
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
EDG 7067 Philosophies of Inquiry(3)
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 selected in 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 students research agenda and priorpresentation (3-4)
Concentration Requirements: 42 hours minimum
EDE 7206 Critical Analysis of Curriculum in Elementary Schools (NEW)(3)
EDE 7481 Research in Teaching and Learning in Elementary Schools(3)
EDG 7046 Trends & Issues Ed Policy: Lit & T Ed(3)
Select 4 courses from the following:
ECE 7317 ICT in the Early Years(3)
EEC 7627 Arts & Aesthetics in Early Childhood Education(3)
EEC 7416 Socio-Cultural App to Working w Child(3)
EEC 7056 Leadership & Advocacy Issues Affecting Young Children(3)
EDG 7931 Working in Schools(3)
EDG 7201 Differentiated Supn & Prof Development(3)
CELS Professional Development Courses: 12 hours minimum
EDG 7938 Adv Grad Seminar; Intro to Research in Childhood Ed & Lit Studies(3)
EDG 7939 Adv Grad Seminar: Research in Progress(3)
EDH 7325 Supervised Teaching in Childhood Ed & Lit Studies I(3)
EDH 7326 Supervised Teaching in Childhood Ed & Lit Studies II(3)
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 normally developed in support of the students research objectives.
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