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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Curriculum and Instruction (CUR)
with a Concentration in Mathematics Education (DMA)

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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): 98
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Masters Degree): 65

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

Program Director or Coordinator:
Ruthmae Sears
Phone: 813-974-2172
Email: ruthmaesears@usf.edu

Website: http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/departments/seced/Math/Mathdoc.htm


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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.


MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (DMA) 65 HOURS
Offered from the Department of Teaching and Learning
The Curriculum and Instruction degree is offered with a concentration area in Mathematics Education. Each major is highly individualized. Candidates’ programs of study are planned with the approval of a faculty committee based upon previous experience and future goals.

Concentration Admission Information
The admissions committee will consider each candidate in light of his or her unique submission and qualifications. The expectations used by the faculty are:

  • An earned master’s degree from regionally accredited institutions Or the equivalent bachelors and/or graduate degrees from a foreign institution
  • Undergraduate or master’s degree should be in an appropriate education or mathematics related field
  • Official GRE scores within the last 5 years with Preferred scores of 600 on the quantitative portion and at least 475 on the verbal portion are expected
  • “B” (3.00 on a 4.00 scale) average or higher in all work attempted while registered as an upper division student in the Baccalaureate degree or minimum of 3.0 grade point at the master’s level
  • Successful teaching experience in a K-12 or college level setting preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to personal professional growth and development
  • Strong academic, analytic and communications skills
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation

Total Major requirements with this concentration: 65 hours minimum

College Core
EDG 7067 Philosophy of Scholarly Inquiry(3)

Secondary Education Core: 9 hours minimum
ESE 7415 Teaching and Learning in Content Areas (required)(3)
ESE 7937 Advanced Seminar in Sec Ed (required)(3)
ESE 7944 Collegiate Teaching in Secondary Education (Required)(3)

Statistics/Measurement/Research Design: 16 hours minimum
EDF 7408 Statistical Analysis II(4)
Note; EDF 6407 is a pre-req to enroll in this course
EDF 7410 Design of Systematic Studies in Ed(4)
EDF 7477 Qualitative Res in Ed I(4)
Additional research methodology course to be determined by the graduate faculty based on the orientation of the student’s research agenda and prior preparation

Concentration Requirements: 24 hours minimum
MAE 7655 Research Issues in Technology (3)
MAE 7146 Curriculum History/Research Mathematics Education(3*)
MAE 7xxx Curriculum Design and Research(3*)
MAE 7794 Preparing K-12 Math teachers(3)
MAE 7796 Research Issues(3)
MAE 7138 Assessment Issues(3)
MAE 7xxx Learning Theories in Math Ed(3)
MAE 7945 Practicum(3)
OR MAE 7910 Directed Research(3)

Cognate or Electives: 9 hours minimum
MAE students are required to complete a cognate or a set of electives. Courses consistent with the student’s program of study selected with the approval of a major committee. Courses in the Electives or Cognate must be taken at the graduate level.

Doctoral Qualifying Examination
Students must demonstrate satisfactory performance on the Doctoral Qualifying Examination before admission to candidacy. The Qualifying Exam is composed of three distinct sections that represent expected areas of student competency (Synthesis of Math Education Research, Utilization of Professional Expertise, and Evaluation and Design of Research Studies). A student’s cognate area is viewed as connected to his or her math experiences, rather than a separate and unrelated area. As such, the cognate will be embedded into the QE as appropriate.

Dissertation: 4 hours

Residency
Students must be registered for nine (9) hours of coursework, two semesters in a twelve-month period. The expectation is that students will work no more than half time employment during the residency period.


College Degree Requirements

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

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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:

EDG7931, EDG7667, EDG7692, EDH7225, EDF6407, EDF7408, EDF7410, EDF7477, EEX7743, EDF7145, MAE7655, MAE7146, MAE7794, MAE7796, MAE7138, MAE7945, EDG7980,