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.
INTERDISCIPLINARY EDUCATION (DIE) 69 HOURS MINIMUM
Offered from the College of Education
The purpose of the Interdisciplinary track in the Ph.D. degree is to provide a framework to support innovative, boundary-crossing inquiry among students and faculty across campus. Designed to foster research that approaches problems in education from interdisciplinary perspectives, the major allows students who have academic backgrounds and interests that span multiple disciplines to construct an individualized program of study grounded in at least two fields, one of which may be outside the College of Education. Students who have the ability and desire to integrate study and research between at least two disciplines/fields to address questions in education broadly defined are encouraged to apply to the Interdisciplinary track. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.
Total Major requirements with this concentration: 69 hours minimum
EDG 7067 Philosophies of Inquiry(3)
Foundations of Education minimum of 9 credits or 3 courses
Courses selected from among areas of curriculum, social/historical foundations, and educational psychology, or equivalent, with approval of doctoral committee. Examples of appropriate courses identified on list on concentration website.
Research Methods and Tools minimum of 15 credits
Minimum of 15 credits, or 2 courses addressing Quantitative Methods and 2 courses addressing Qualitative Methods. Examples of appropriate courses identified in list on concentration website, or equivalent, with the approval of the doctoral committee. Note that the students doctoral committee may require more than the minimum number of courses/experiences.
Concentration Requirements: 36 hours minimum
Courses must be distributed across two/three disciplines, with the approval of the doctoral committee.
Doctoral Dissertation: 6 hours minimum
Note that upon attainment of Doctoral Candidacy student must register for a minimum of 2 credit hours of Dissertation every semester (including summers) until successful completion and graduation.
Note that the students doctoral committee may require more than the minimum number of hours.
Note that the students doctoral committee will be responsible for ensuring that the student will acquire a comprehensive understanding of the theory and application of multiple research methods and design, that the student is actively engaged in research throughout the program of study, and that the student will have a supervised teaching experience.