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Graduate Catalog 2016/2017


Curriculum and Instruction (CUR)
with a Concentration in Measurement and Evaluation (DME)

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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): 104
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Masters Degree): 71

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

Program Director or Coordinator:
Robert Dedrick
Phone: 813-974-5722
Email: dedrick@usf.edu

Website: http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/departments/me/phd.html


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Program Information


The Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Measurement and Evaluation focuses on the development of systematic inquiry skills essential to the study and evaluation of education processes and outcomes. The intent of the program is to develop personnel to work in universities, school districts, government agencies, commercial test publishing and program evaluation enterprises. The doctoral program emphasizes research in inquiry methodology and applied problems in education and the behavioral sciences. A supervised practicum provides opportunities to apply methods in systematic inquiry or evaluation in various settings. In sum, methodological skills are developed within a programmatic context that encourages growth of knowledge about education, considers important principles of research, and provides a clinical setting in which these elements can be fused into professional applications.

Emphasis is placed on those aspects of research and evaluation design, measurement, statistical analysis, and systems approaches that are relevant to both decision-oriented and conclusion-oriented research. Inquiry methods include traditional experimental and quasi-experimental designs as well as survey, policy analysis, historical, ethnographic, case study, naturalistic and mixed methods approaches. The intent of the program is to develop instructional and research personnel who can strengthen the training, research and development capabilities of agencies and institutions concerned with education. While the doctoral program in measurement, research, and evaluation emphasizes methodology, concentration in substantive disciplines within education and/or the social sciences is possible. Concentration in a cognate provides a context within which the methods of systematic inquiry may be applied. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.

 

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

There is an established University deadline for the submission of admission application materials. Programs may have earlier deadlines than the University deadline. The deadlines reflected below are the earliest of the two deadlines. Graduate Programs may continue to accept and process applications after the published deadline if space exists within the program. Check with the Program for availability.

Application Deadline (domestic application)

Fall: February 15
Spring: October 15
Summer: February 15

International Students

Foreign applicants who are outside the U.S. are required to apply for a visa. Depending on the country of origin, this may take a few months. So the deadlines for these international applicants may be earlier than the Program deadline and these applicants must apply prior to both deadlines. They are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible. Foreign applicants who are in the U.S. and are currently on a visa may use the domestic application deadline dates. In addition to meeting the published application deadline for the Program of interest, all immigration documents should be submitted as soon as possible, but must be on file at USF no later than the following processing deadlines:

Fall: February 15
Spring: September 15
Summer: January 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 listed below.

Program Admission Requirements

Refer to each area of concentration for program admission requirements or contact the program for assistance.

Admissions Status: Apply

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Program Degree Requirements

MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION (DME)
The Department of Educational Measurement and Research offers the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Measurement, Research and Evaluation. Skills in inquiry and methodology are developed within a programmatic context that encourages growth of knowledge about education, considers important principles of research, and provides an applied setting in which these elements can be fused into professional applications. The intent of the program is to develop personnel to work in colleges and universities, research centers, school districts, government agencies, commercial test publishing, and program evaluation enterprises. The program includes the Common Core course, Philosophies of Inquiry (3 hours), a minimum of 29 hours in the areas of Statistics, Measurement, Evaluation, and Research, a minimum of 12 hours in the area of concentration (Statistics or Measurement or Evaluation or Research), 9 hours in Education taken outside the Department of Educational Measurement and Research, which are aligned with the students' research interests, and a dissertation (18 hours). The program includes a minimum of 71 hours beyond the master's degree.

Total Program requirements with this concentration:
71 hours minimum

Core Requirements:
     EEX 7743 - Philosophies of Inquiry (3)
Concentration Requirements
Research Methods and Tools: Statistics, Measurement, Evaluation and Research 29 hours minimum
EDF 7408 Statistical Analysis for Educational Research II 4
EDF 7484 Statistical Analysis for Educational Research III 4
EDF 7437 Advanced Educational Measurement I 3
EDF 7438 Advanced Educational Measurement II 4
EDF 7485 Theory and Practice of Program Evaluation 3
EDF7940 Supervised Practicum in Applied Evaluation 3
EDF 7410 Design of Systematic Studies in Education4
EDF 7477 Qualitative Research in Education 4
Concentration Courses in Statistics, Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methods 12 hours minimum
Note: Students, in consultation with their major professor and committee, will select one area and a minimum of 12 hours Courses listed are examples of courses
Statistics
EDF 7412 Application of Structural Equation Modeling in Education 3
EDF 7474 Applied Multilevel Modeling in Education 3
EDG 7498 Analysis for Single Case Experiments 3
PHC 7059 Advanced Survival Analysis 3
Measurement
EDF 7439 Foundations of Item Response Theory 3
EDF 7469 Introduction to Computer-Based Testing 3
EDG 7931 Rasch Model 3
SOP 6669 Factor Analysis 3
Evaluation
EDF 7491 Consulting and Project Management Skills for Evaluators 3
EDF 7462 Metaevaluation 3
EDF 7493 Systems Approaches for Prog Planning Evaluation & Development 3
PHC 6545 Evaluation in Mental Health 3
Research Methods
EDG 7931 Survey Methods 3
EDF 7477 Qualitative Research in Education II 3
ANG 7750 Research Methods in Anthropology 3
PHC 7606 Focus Group Research Strategies 3
Educational Focus 9 hours minimum
Note: Students, in consultation with their major professor and committee, will take a minimum of 9 hours in Education that are outside the Department of Measurement and Research at the graduate level that will support the student's research objectives. Courses may come from one or more department (i.e., Adult, Career and Higher Education; Childhood Education and Literacy, Educational Leadership and Policy; Physical Education and Exercise Science; Secondary Education; Social and Psychological Foundations; and Special Education).

For example a students with an interest in methodological issues relative to literacy may take the following 3 courses:
RED 7745 Research in Reading Instruction 3
LAE 7868 Symbolic Processes of Multimedia Literacy 3
LAE 7794 Survey Research on Writing Development & Instruction 3

Qualifying Examination:
The student will be required to take the doctoral comprehensive qualifying examination on completion of formal coursework as outlined on the approved program of study(or in the semester in which all formal coursework will be completed). The student in consultation with his/her major professor and/or doctoral committee will select one of the two options for the qualifying examinations: a) a 12-hour written examination administered over a 3-day period that will integrate the work in the student's area of concentration, or b) the development of a comprehensive scholarly paper that requires the student to demonstrate a depth of understanding and appropriate application of principles in the areas of measurement, evaluation, research design, statistical analyses, and educational foundations.
Dissertation: 18 hours minimum
Students may be required to take additional hours depending on the course of study and or academic deficiencies. Please check with the program before applying.
 


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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate program 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.

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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:

EDG7667, EDG7692, EDH7225, EDF6407, EDF7408, EDF7410, EDF7484, EDF7437, EDF7438, EDF7145, EDF6883, EDF7682, EDF7934, EDF7484, EDF7485, EDF7488, EDF7493, EDF7655, EDG79l0, EDF7940,