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Graduate Catalog 2016/2017


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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Program Information

he doctoral 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 program 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 teacher education.

The program features:

  • 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 transmediated 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 program.
 

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: ---
Summer: ---

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: ---
Summer: ---

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

LITERACY STUDIES (DRD)

The doctoral 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 program 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 teacher education.

The program features:
  • 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 transmediated 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 program.
Total Program requirements with this concentration:
69 hours minimum

Core Requirement:
     EEX 7743 - Philosophies of Inquiry(3)
Research Methods and Tools20 hours minimum
EDF 7408 Statistical Analysis for Educational Research II4
EDF 7410 Design of Systematic Studies in Ed4
EDF 7437 Adv Measurement 1 OR 3
EDF 7484 Statistical Analysis for Ed Research IIIOR4
an equivalent course in statistics/measurement/research design
EDF 7477 Qualitative Research in ED 1 OR4
introductory equivalent selected in consultation with programcommittee3-4
EDF 7478 Qualitative Research in Ed II OR4
introductory equivalent selected in consultation with program committee3-4
Specialized Research Methods Course selected in conjunction with program Committee3
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 Literacy3
LAE 7794 Survey of Research on Writing Development and Instruction 3
RED 7798 Research in Trans-disciplinary Texts and Teaching3
LAE 7718 Linguistic Foundations in Literacy3
EDG 7046 Trends and Issues in Ed Policy: Literacy and Teacher ED3
LAE 7745 Literary Theory and Research in Children's Literature3
RED 7931 Special Topics in Reading3
CELS Professional Development Courses 12 hours minimum
EDG 7938 Adv Graduate Seminar; Intro to Research3
EDG 7939 Adv Grad Seminar: Research in Progress3
EDH 7325 Supervised Teaching in Childhood Ed and Literacy Studies 3
EDH 7326 Supervised Teaching in Childhood Ed and Literacy Studies3

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 student's 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 programs 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

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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:

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