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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


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


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.


MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION (DME) 71 HOURS
Offered from the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies
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 major is to develop personnel to work in colleges and universities, research centers, school districts, government agencies, commercial test publishing, and major evaluation enterprises. The major 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 major includes a minimum of 71 hours beyond the masters degree.

Total Major requirements with this concentration: 71 hours minimum

Core Requirements
EDG 7067 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 Education(4)
EDF 7477 Qualitative Research in Education(4)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 students 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 students 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.

Dissertatio: 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 major before applying.


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:

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