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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Curriculum and Instruction (CUR)
with a Concentration in Literacy Studies (DRD)

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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): 102
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Masters Degree): 69

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

Program Director or Coordinator:
Jenifer Schneider
Phone: 813-974-3460
Email: jschneid@usf.edu

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


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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: ---
Summer: ---

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.


LITERACY STUDIES (DRD)
Offered from the Department of Teaching and Learning
The doctoral degree program in Curriculum and Instruction with a Concentration in Literacy Studies prepares research scholars with expertise in literacy processes, literacy instruction, and literacy teacher education.

The major features in-depth exploration of literacy theories and research, the broad study of systematic inquiry skills, apprenticeship learning of various research methodologies, the development of personalized strands of research, and a mentored residency experience in literacy studies.

The major features:

  • Literacy research based on the highest standards of discovery, creativity, and intellectual attainment.
  • Teaching as a process of interactivity and community involvement in which literacies are viewed as mediated competencies within a participatory culture.
  • Service to the Community to enrich the lives of students and teachers by promoting the importance of advocacy and autonomy through the development of literacies in the lives of children, adolescents, and adults.
  • Global Perspectives broadened through partnerships in diverse communities that embrace multiple perspectives and globalized literacy practices.
  • Technology as a tool for playing, performing, simulating, appropriating, multitasking, distributing cognition, collecting intelligence, judging, networking, navigating, and visualizing. In other words, technology as new media literacies. www.newmedialiteracies.org
  • Student Success as a shared responsibility and mutual goal of the doctoral student, faculty, and major.

This Concentration is Fall Admission Only

Total Major requirements with this concentration:69 hours minimum

Core Requirement
EDG 7067 Philosophies of Inquiry(3)

Research Methods and Tools: 20 hours minimum
EDF 7408 Statistical Analysis for Educational Research II(4)
EDF 7410 Design of Systematic Studies in Ed(4)
EDF 7437 Advanced Measurement 1 (3)
OR
EDF 7484 Statistical Analysis for Ed Research III(4)
OR an equivalent course in statistics/measurement/research design
EDF 7477 Qualitative Research in ED 1(4)
OR introductory equivalent selected in consultation with major committee (3-4)
EDF 7478 Qualitative Research in Ed II(4)
OR introductory equivalent selected in consultation with major committee (3-4)
Specialized Research Methods Course selected in conjunction with
major Committee(3)

Concentration Requirements: 42 hours minimum
Literacy Studies Courses (21 hours minimum: students select 7 courses)
RED 7745 Research in Reading Instruction (3)
LAE 7868 Symbolic Processes of Multimedia Literacy(3)
LAE 7794 Survey of Research on Writing Development and Instruction (3)
RED 7798 Research in Trans-Disciplinary Texts and Teaching(3)
LAE 7718 Linguistic Foundations in Literacy(3)
EDG 7046 Trends and Issues in Ed Policy: Literacy and Teacher ED(3)
LAE 7745 Literary Theory and Research in Childrens Literature(3)
RED 7931 Special Topics in Reading(3)

CELS Professional Development Courses: 12 hours minimum
EDG 7938 Advanced Graduate Seminar; Intro to Research(3)
EDG 7939 Advanced Grad Seminar: Research in Progress(3)
EDH 7325 Supervised Teaching in Childhood Ed and Literacy Studies (3)
EDH 7326 Supervised Teaching in Childhood Ed and Literacy Studies(3)

Cognate: 9 hours
Recognizing the social, cultural, and developmental factors that affect literacy teaching and learning, we encourage doctoral students to explore fields of study that broaden their knowledge of other disciplines and that offer a different lens through which students may understand and explore literacy studies. We ask students to identify a minimum of three courses to form a cognate. Coursework must be taken at the graduate level, and the cognate 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.

Dissertation: 4 hours
This concentration includes 20 hours of coursework in research methods and tools as well as 6 hours of seminar courses that specifically apprentice students into the research role. In addition, our annual review process ensures that students engage in research throughout their majors and they receive mentorship from faculty. As a result, we have set the dissertation hours to reflect the minimum needed for enrollment during one academic year.


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:

EDF6407, EDF7408, EDF7410, EDF7484, EDF7493, EDF7477, EDF7478,