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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Curriculum and Instruction (CUR)
with a Concentration in Instructional Technology (DIT)

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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): 111
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Masters Degree): 78

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

Program Director or Coordinator:
Yiping Lou
Phone: 813-974-7886
Email: ylou@usf.edu

Website: http://www.coedu.usf.edu/it/curriculum/phd/


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 hoursMajor Common Core 3 credit hours EDG 7067Philosophies of Inquiry (3)Research Methods & Tools (refer to the concentration for specific requirements)ConcentrationSubspecialty 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. INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY (DIT) 68 HOURS MINIMUMOffered from the Department of Teaching and Learning Instructional Technology is the theory and practice of design, development, utilization, management and evaluation processes and resources for learning.(Seels &Richey, 1994, p.9).The USF Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instructon with a Concentration in Instructional Technology is designed to prepare scholars for leadership roles in colleges, universities, corporations, the military, and other venues where research, development, and implementation of technology-based instructional methods and materials take place. Seels, B. Richey, R. (1994). Instructional Technology:The definition and domains of the field.Washington DC:Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT).Total Major requirements with this concentration:68 hours minimum Core 3 hoursProf Core 7 hoursInternship 3 hoursStats 16 hoursSpecialization 9 hoursElectives 12 hoursCognate 12 hoursDissertation 6 hoursCore Requirement: 3 hours minimum EDG 7067Philosophies of Inquiry(3)Interdisciplinary Professional Core: 7 hours minimumChoice of ONE of the following adult education or foundation courses (3) (required)ADE 6385 The Adult Learning(3)EDG 7931 Globalization and Higher Education(3)ADE 6070 International Adult Education(3)EDF 7357 Applications of Developmental Theories(3)EDF 7486 Classics in Ed Research(4)EDF 6736 Education Communication and Change(3)EDF 6745 Schools and the Future(4)EDF 6883 Issues in Multicultural Education(4)EDF 6217 Behav. Theory/Class learning(3)EDF 7530 History of Higher Ed in the U.S.(3)EDH 7225 Curr Dev in Higher Ed(3)Students may substitute an alternative 6000/7000 level course with approval of their major professor.The Following course is required:EDF 7145 Cognitive issues in Instruction(4)However, with major professor approval, a substitution can be made to another ed psych courseCollege Teaching InternshipESE 7346 College Teaching in Secondary Education (Required)(3)One to three credits of directed research (EME 7910) may be substituted for doctoral students with documented substantial teaching experience with adult learners, as determined by the students major professorStatistics/Measurement/Research Design: 16 hours minimumEDF 6407 Statistical Analysis I(4)EDF 7408 Statistical Analysis II(4)EDF 7410 Design of Systematic Studies in Education(4)EDF 7477 Qualitative Res in Education I(4)OR EDF 7478 Qualitative Research in Ed. II (Required)(4)Major Specialization: 9 hours minimumEME 6613Development of Technology-Based Instruction(3)EME 7938Computer-Augmented Instructional Paradigms in Education(3)EME 7939Research in Technology-Based Education(3)Electives: 12 hours minimumChoice of FOUR electives from among appropriate IT course offerings below (Required):EME 7910 Directed Research(3)EME 7458 Research in Distance Learning(3)EME 7631 Research in Technology Project Management(3)EME 7615 Game Design for Ebooks EME 6209 Digital Video(3)EME 6930 Web programming(3)EME 6930 Flash(3)EME 6215 Instructional Graphics(3)EME 6207 Web Design(3)Or other doctoral courses as determined by the graduate faculty to be appropriateCognate: 12 graduate hoursCourses selected are consistent with the students program of study and selected with the approval of a graduate faculty committee and should be coursework other than in the concentration area. Courses in the cognate area must be taken at the graduate level.Qualifying Examinations All students will be required to pass a written qualifying examination of twelve hours duration (three successive four-hour days) that integrates work in the specialization area, cognate area and foundations area.Dissertation: 6 hours minimumEME 7980 Dissertation


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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:

EDF6407, EDF7408, EDF7410, EDF7437, EDF7484, EDF7493, EDF7477, EDF7478, EDF7145, EDF6883, EDF7682, EDF7934, EDH7225, EDG7667, EDG7692, EME6613, EME7938, EME7939, EME6930, EME6936, EME7458, EME7631, EME7910, ADE7980,