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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Curriculum and Instruction (CUR)
with a Concentration in Teacher Education (TED)

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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): 108
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Masters Degree): 75

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

Program Director or Coordinator:
Allan Feldman
Phone: 813-974-2471
Email: afeldman@usf.edu

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


TEACHER EDUCATION (TED)
Offered from the Department of Teaching and Learning: ? A minimum of 60 hours beyond the Master's degree is required.
The doctoral degree program in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Teacher Education prepares students to become scholars and practitioners in the field of teacher education. The Specialization engages students in course work, research, and professional experience in school and community settings. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the scholarships of teaching, service and research.

The Concentration features opportunities to:

  • Participate in engaged scholarship through collaborative work focused on current educational problems with partner schools and community centers.<
  • Develop integrated and interdisciplinary perspectives on teacher education practice with a commitment to diversity and exploring global perspectives.
  • Explore issues of equity both locally and globally.
  • Work both independently and in collaboration with faculty to pursue rigorous research agendas, publish in scholarly journals, and present widely at state, national and international conferences.
  • Engage in learning experiences that ensure the candidate possesses an innovative response to key issues in teacher education and their Area of Emphasis (e.g., subject area or level).
  • Participate in teacher education programs as teaching assistants.
  • Engage in scholarship of teaching and learning.

Concentration Admission Requirements

  • Earned degrees from regionally accredited institutions or an international equivalent.
  • Submit official GRE scores
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Interview (preferably in person or telephone/Internet).
  • Personal Statement of goals and philosophy related to teacher education.
  • Recommendations from Specialization Faculty.
  • 3.50 GPA on a 4.00 scale for all graduate work and 3.00 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate studies.
  • An undergraduate major in a field appropriate to the applicant's expected Area of Emphasis from a regionally accredited institution.
  • A master's degree in a field appropriate to the applicant's expected Area of Emphasis from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Successful teaching experience in a formal or informal education P?12 setting.
  • Demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and social justice.

Total Major requirements with this concentration: 60 hours minimum
Core Requirement
EDG 7067 Philosophies of Inquiry (3)

Research Methods and Tools 12-16 hours minimum
Selection of four 7000 level quantitative, qualitative or methodological courses approved by the student's major committee.

Concentration Requirements - 18 hours minimum
EDE 7481 Teacher Education Seminar (students will enroll at least three times)
at least three other courses approved by the student's major committee such as:
EDG 7066Critical Pedagogy in Teacher Education
ESE 7220Curriculum Frameworks for Teacher Preparation
ESE 7346 Collegiate Teaching in Secondary Education
EDF 7946 Supervised Experience in College Teaching
EDG 7626Supervised Teaching in Childhood Education & Literacy Studies I
EDE 7327Differentiated Supervision and Professional Development
EDG 7035Design and Evaluation of Teacher Education Programs
or other courses approved by doctoral committee.

Teacher Education Area of Emphasis - 9 hours minimum
A minimum of three courses in teaching and learning in a subject area (e.g., English, Social Studies, Science, Math, Foreign Language); at a level (e.g., Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Middle School, High School); and/or in a specialized area (e.g., Special Education) approved by the student's major committee.

Research Practicum in the Area of Emphasis - 6 hours minimum
Students will be expected to engage in research activities under the direction of a Area of Emphasis faculty member that will lead to the development of the students' knowledge and skills needed to write literature reviews, and design and conduct research studies. .

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.coedu.usf.edu/main/gradhandbook/advhandbook/Adv_QualExam.html and consult with doctoral graduate major advisor).

Dissertation - 12 hours minimum
EDG 7980 12Dissertation


College Degree Requirements

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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.

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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.

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