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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Curriculum and Instruction (CUR)
with a Concentration in Elementary Education (DEE)

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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): 108
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Masters Degree): 75

Contact Information:
College of Education
Teaching and Learning Department (CNI)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue EDU105
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Jennifer Jacobs
Phone: 813-974-7522
Email: jjacobs@usf.edu

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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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.


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 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
Required Courses
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.

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


College Degree Requirements

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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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