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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Curriculum and Instruction (CUR)
with a Concentration in Educational Psychology (EPC)

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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
Leadership, Counseling, Adult, Career, and Higher Education (L-CACHE) Department (CNI)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue EDU105
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Lisa Lopez
Phone: 813-974-1260
Email: lmlopez@usf.edu

Website: http://www.coedu.usf.edu/


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: ---
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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Admissions Status: Apply (Direct Receipt)

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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.


EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (EPC)
Offered from the Leadership, Counseling, Adult, Career, and Higher Education (L-CACHE)
The Concentration in Educational Psychology is within the College of Educations Ph.D. degree program in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of South Florida. This concentration will prepare graduates to be conscientious researchers who apply the scientific method specifically to real-world educational problems. Primary concentration goals are: (1) to engage students in cutting-edge collaborative research; (2) to provide a solid foundation that enables students to integrate theory, research, and practice and fosters a commitment to excellence in research and scholarship; and (3) to help students acquire a deep understanding of human development and learning for the preparation of future educators and educational professionals in all contexts.

Concentration Admission Requirements

  • A completed application to graduate studies (see admissions at: http://www.usf.edu/admissions/graduate/index.aspx
  • The application fee ($30)
  • Preferred GRE scores: verbal minimum of 400 (prior scale)/146 (new scale), quantitative minimum of 400 (Prior scale)/140 (New scale)
  • GPA minimum 3.00 on a 4.00 grading score in masters degree program
  • Two official transcripts from the masters degree program and baccalaureate degree program
  • Masters degree from an accredited institution or the equivalent bachelors and/or graduate degrees from a foreign institution
  • Current resume or vita
  • Personal statement: in a 2-3 page statement, please describe why you want to pursue this degree, why you feel USF would be a good fit, which Educational Psychology faculty you would seek to work with and why, and your long term goals.
  • Preference to students with psychology background
  • Preference to students with some research experience
  • Official TOEFL results are required of all international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied in an English speaking country for at least one academic year
  • Three letters of recommendation. The letters should be written by persons who are in a position to comment on the likelihood of success within the department and who are not related to the applicant.
  • Phone or personal interviews will be conducted in order to determine the level of fit between the concentration, faculty, and students, but will not be required initially.

Total Major requirements with this concentration: 70 hours minimum

Core Requirement
EDG 7067 Philosophies of Inquiry (3)

Concentration Requirements 30 hours minimum
Specialization Coursework:
(At least 12 hours must be 7000 or 6000 level courses requiring advanced graduate standing)
EDF 7357 Applications of Developmental Theories* (4)
EDF 7138 Adolescent Development*(4)
EDF 7145 Cognitive Issues in Instruction*(4)
EDF 7265 Psychology of Oral and Written Language Development(4)
EDF 7359 Resilience in Human Development(4)
EDF 7947 Research Practicum (1 hour, taken 4 times)(4)
EDF 7930 Professional Seminar (1 hour, taken 4 times)(4)
EDG 7946 Super. Experience in College Teaching(1)

Cognate Area: 12 hours minimum

Measurement/Statistics/Research Design: 11 hours minimum
EDF 7408 Statistical Analysis in Education II(4)
EDF 7410 Design of Systematic Studies in Education(4)
Select at least one of the following courses:
EDF 7437 Advanced Educational Measurement I(3)
EDF 7484 Statistical Analysis in Education III(4)
EDF 7493 Systems Approaches for Program Planning, Evaluation &(4)
EDF 7477 Qualitative Research in Education I AND Development(4)
EDF 7478 Qualitative Research in Education II(4)

Foundations: 3 hours
Any graduate level course taught by Philosophical/Social/Historical Foundations(3)

Comprehensive / Qualifying Exam Requirements
Up to half of credits from EDF 7910 can be converted to dissertation requirements

Dissertation: 12 hours minimum


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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