The PhD program In the Department of Curriculum & Instruction aims to produce school-based researchers. Each Ph.D. student has a specialization that is affiliated with a curriculum area such as reading, science, mathematics or one of the social sciences.
- Students will take 48 hours minimum in courses related to their major area of research interest in Curriculum and Instruction.
- Students will take 24 hours of support coursework in educational research and humanistic/behavioral studies.
- Students will take 6 hours of free electives, such as additional educational research courses.
- Students will take 24 hours of dissertation.
- Total coursework, including the dissertation, will be 102 hours.
The proposed Ph.D. program will require a comprehensive examination when coursework is within six hours or less of completion. The comprehensive examination will be developed and scored by the doctoral program committee, which includes the advisor. Should a student be deemed not to have passed the examination, the students will have one more opportunity to take and pass the comprehensive examination. Upon successful completion of the comprehensive examination, the student will identify the doctoral dissertation committee membership, which will include an advisor. The student will develop the dissertation proposal with input from the committee, present it to the committee for approval, and revise as needed until it is acceptable to the committee. When the dissertation proposal has been deemed as acceptable, the student will carry out the dissertation study and write the dissertation reporting the study and its implications and conclusions. The dissertation report will be presented and defended at an open meeting in which the dissertation committee will participate and determine what, if any, revisions are needed and whether the dissertation is accepted.
|Required 48 hours|
|Select 4 courses (12 hours):|
|CIE 605||Tch Prac Across World||3|
|CIE 606||New Literacies||3|
|CIE 609||Discourse & Pedagogy||3|
|CIE 610||Effective Teaching||3|
|CIE 630||Curric Classroom Teacher||3|
|CIE 640||Sem Teachr Educ Program||3|
|CIE 645||Prof Cont: Tching & Lrning Com||3|
|CIE 660||Cognitive Perspectives||3|
|CIE 670||Critical Inquiry Curric Pedago||3|
|CEE 690 or||Advanced Seminar||3|
|CSE 690||Advanced Seminar|
|CSE 690 or||Advanced Seminar||3|
|CEE 690||Advanced Seminar|
|Required Doctoral Seminar||Hours|
|Coursework related to Specific Research Interest||Hours|
|Select 11 Courses (33 hours) - Example Include:|
|CIE 644||Student Teach Supervision||3|
|CIE 621||Writing Academic Pub||3|
|CIE 656||Sem For Language Eductn Resear||3|
|CRD 690||Advanced Seminar Crd||1-3|
|CEE 616||Adv Soc Studies Elem Sch||3|
|CSE 663||Sec School English||3|
|CIE 627||Second Language Literacy||3|
|CIE 686||Research on Science Teaching||3|
|Required 24 hours|
|Educational Research Coursework – Select 6 courses from the following:|
|BEF 504||Philosophy Of Educ||3|
|BER 540||Statistical Methods In Educ||3|
|BER 631||Inqry As Interp: Qual I||3|
|BER 632||Reflect Resist: Qual II||3|
|BER 640||Quantitative II||3|
|BEF 641||Studies Social Foundatn Eductn||3|
|BEF 607||Readings In Soc Of Ed||3|
|BEF 640||Studies History Of Education||3|
|BEF 585||Language Politics & Education||3|
|BEP 650||The Psychology of Morality||3|
|BEP 670||Methods & Trends in Ed. Neuro.||3|
|Minimum 6 hours|
|BER 603||Survey Research In Educ||3|
|BER 633||Ethics & Aesthc:Qual III||3|
|BER 660||Eval I:Theory & Practice||3|
|BER 558||Psychometric Theory||3|
|BER 642||Advanced Regression Methods||3|
|CIE 620||Design Res Classrm Teach||3|
|CEE 699 or||Dissertation Research||24|
|CSE 699||Dissertation Research|