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Education Doctoral Programs Curriculum

Education Doctoral Programs Core

EDUC 706

Foundations of Doctoral Scholarship

3 credits

EDUC 707

Foundations of Educational Research

3 credits

EDUC 708

Philosophical Foundations of Education

3 credits

EDUC 790

Capstone Seminar

3 credits

EDUC 790

Graduate Seminar

1 credit per year


Select One:

EDUC 716

International & Comparative Education

3 hours

EDUC 723

Diversity and Educational Policy

3 hours

EDUC 770

Empowerment and Transformative Education

3 hours

Disciplined Inquiry Core
(Note: Required and Optional courses vary by degree and option area)

EDUC 719

Planning and Conducting Needs Assessment

3 credits

EDUC 725

Institutional Analysis Techniques

3 credits

EDUC 745

Program Evaluation Research

3 credits

EDUC 749

Case-Based Educational Research and Statistics

3 credits

EDUC 771

Structural Equation Modeling Fundamentals

3 credits

EDUC 773

Qualitative Research Methods

3 credits

EDUC 774

Advanced Topics in Qualitative Research

3 credits

EDUC 779

Survey Research

3 credits

EDUC 790

Research Practicum (topics vary)

3 credit

HDFS 758

Longitudinal Research Methods and Analysis

3 credits

Institutional Analysis Core

EDUC 746

Institutional Quality Control

3 credits

EDUC 756

Strategic Planning for Institutional Improvement

3 credits

Select One:

EDUC 721

Assessment Techniques in Educational Institutions (Higher Ed)

3 credits

EDUC 753

Managing and Monitoring Learning (PK-12)

3 credits

Occupational and Adult Education Core

EDUC 717

Adult Learning

3 credits

EDUC 754

Foundations of Occupational and Adult Education

3 credits

Professional Emphasis Area

Students will also select a professional emphasis area in consultation with their advisory committee. While this list is not exhaustive, possible areas within the Institutional Analysis include Higher Education, Primary/Secondary Education, or Business & Industry. Possible areas within the Occupational and Adult Education option area include Occupational Education, Adult and Higher Education, or Curriculum and Instruction. This professional emphasis area will consist of a minimum of nine (9) hours for the Ph.D. degree and twelve (12) hours for the Ed.D. degree.

Independent Research

EDUC 799

Doctoral Dissertation

minimum of 12 credits

Transfer of Credits from Masters Degree or Equivalent

The advisory committee has authority to approve up to a maximum of 30 credit hours from a Masters degree or equivalent.  An additional ten (10) hours may be allowable if candidate has multiple graduate degrees or coursework after the first graduate degree. The determination will be based upon review of the candidate's official transcript(s).  The candidate's major advisor and committee are responsible for approving the program of study and for certifying that the candidate has met the academic requirements for the doctoral degree.  The doctoral degree is awarded for expertise and excellence in the candidate's chosen field of study as recognized and approved by the advisor and committee, not just for an accumulation of credits.

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Last Updated: Saturday, October 06, 2012 1:36:11 PM