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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Curriculum and Instruction (CUR)
with a Concentration in Interdisciplinary Education (DIE)

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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): 102
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Masters Degree): 69

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

Program Director or Coordinator:
Barbara Shircliffe
Phone: 813-974-4001
Email: shirclif@usf.edu

Website: http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/Interdisciplinary.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.


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

Core Requirements
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.


College Degree Requirements

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

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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

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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:

EDH7225, EDG7667, EDG7692, EDF6407, EDF7408, EDF7410, EDF7437, EDF7484, EDF7493, EDF7477, EDF7478, EDF6531, EDF6705, EDF6736, EDF6765, EDF6883, EDF7586, EDF7682, EDF7934,