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Graduate Catalog 2016/2017


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


Program Information

The Concentration in Educational Psychology is within the College of Education's Ph.D. 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.

 

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools, NCATE, Approved by the National Association of School Psychologists and Accredited by the American Psychological Association.

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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: February 15

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

Concentration Admission Requirements

  • A completed application to graduate studies (see admissions at: http://www.grad.usf.edu/graduate-admissions-checklist.asp
  • 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 master’s program
  • Two official transcripts from the master’s program and baccalaureate program
  • Master’s degree from an accredited 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

Admissions Status: Apply (Direct Receipt)

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Program Degree Requirements

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 Education's Ph.D. 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 Deadline: Fall:    February 1

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 master’s program
•      Two official transcripts from the master’s program and baccalaureate program
•      Master’s degree from an accredited 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 Program requirements with this concentration:
71 hours minimum

Core Requirement:
     •EEX 7743 - Philosophies of Inquiry (3)
Concentration Requirements 30 hours minimum
Specialization Coursework: (At least 12 hours must be at the 7000 level 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 Prog Planning, Evaluation & 4
EDF 7477 Qualitative Research in Education I Development AND 4
EDF 7478 Qualitative Research in Education II 4
Foundations: 3 hours
Any graduate level course taught by Philosophical/Social/Historical Fdns 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

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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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