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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Curriculum and Instruction (CUR)
with a Concentration in Early Childhood Education (DNK)

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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): 99
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Masters Degree): 66

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

Program Director or Coordinator:
Ilene Berson
Phone: 813-974-7698
Email: iberson@usf.edu

Website: http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/departments/ce/ce.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.


EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (DNK)
Offered from the Department of Teaching and Learning

This concentration promotes scholarly and multidisciplinary inquiry that further empowers advanced graduate students through the development of knowledge, skills, and dispositions to assume roles as leaders, advocates, and scholars in the development and implementation of high quality and innovative early childhood practices. The major provides a sound theoretical background that is integrally linked to the practice of Early Childhood Education in a diverse, global community with an emphasis on child advocacy and social justice. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.

Total Major requirements with this concentration:66 hours minimum
(post-masters)
Core Requirement: 3 hours minimum
EDG 7067 Philosophies of Inquiry(3)

Research Methods and Tools: 20 hours minimum
EDF 7408 Statistical Analysis Education II(4)
EDF 7410 Design of Systematic Studies in Education(4)
EDF 7437 Advanced Measurement or EDF 7484 Statistical Anal Education III or
equivalent course in Statistics/Measurement/Research Design(3)
EDF 7477 Qualitative Research in Education I or introductory equivalent selected(3-4)
In conjunction with major committee
EDF 7478 Qualitative Research in Education II or equivalent qualitative course
selected in conjunction with major committee(3-4)
Specialized Research Methods Course determined in conjunction with major
committee based on the students research agenda (3-4)

Concentration Requirements: 39 hours minimum
Required Concentration Courses (18 hours minimum)
EEC 7056 Leadership and Advocacy Concerning Issues Affecting Young Children(3)
EEC 7057 Critical Perspectives in Early Childhood Education(3)
EEC 7306 Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood(3)
EEC 7416 Sociocultural Approaches to Working with Children and Families(3)
EEC 7317 ICT in the Early Years(3)
EEC 7627 Arts & Aesthetics in Early Childhood Ed: Curriculum in Context(3)

CELS Professional Development Courses (12 hours minimum)
EDG 7938 Adv Grad Seminar; Intro to Research in Childhood Ed & Lit Studies(3)
EDG 7939 Advanced Grad Seminar: Research in Progress(3)
EDH 7325 Supervised Teaching in Childhood Ed & Lit Studies I(3)
EDH 7326 Supervised Teaching in Childhood Ed & Lit Studies II(3)

Cognate:9 hours minimum
The cognate can be described as a secondary concentration or sub-specialization area. Coursework must be taken at the graduate level, and is developed in consultation with the major professor and the doctoral committee. The coursework in the cognate is developed in support of the students research objectives.

Qualifying Examination
Students must demonstrate satisfactory performance on the Doctoral Qualifying Examination before admission to candidacy. (See current College of Education Graduate Handbook, http://www.usf.edu/education/main/gradhandbook/advhandbook/Adv_QualExam.html Also consult doctoral graduate major advisor).

Dissertation: 4 hours minimum


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:

EDG7667, EDG7692, EDH7225, EDF6407, EDF7408, EDF7410, EDF7437, EDF7484, EDF7493, EDF7477, EEC7056, EEC7057, EEC7615, EEC7617, EEC7306, EEC7416,