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Education Doctoral Programs Curriculum


The curriculum for the Education Doctoral Programs is divided into five components focusing on EDP core courses, disciplined inquiry courses, option area core courses, professional emphasis courses, and independent research. Additional details about the EDP curriculum are provided below.

Education Doctoral Programs Core

EDUC 801

Foundations of Doctoral Scholarship

3 credits

EDUC 802

Foundations of Educational Research

3 credits

EDUC 803

Philosophical Foundations of Education

3 credits

EDUC 890

Capstone Seminar

3 credits

EDUC 890

Graduate Seminar

1 credit per year


Select One:

EDUC 806

International & Comparative Education

3 hours

EDUC 807

Diversity and Educational Policy

3 hours

EDUC 808

Empowerment and Transformative Education     

3 hours

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

EDUC 871

Planning and Conducting Needs Assessment

3 credits

EDUC 872

Qualitative Research Methods

3 credits

EDUC 873

Case-Based Educational Research and Statistics  

3 credits

EDUC 881

Data Management & Decision Making

3 credits

EDUC 882

Institutional Analysis Techniques

3 credits

EDUC 883

Survey Research

3 credits

EDUC 884

Program Evaluation Research

3 credits

EDUC 885

Structural Equation Modeling Fundamentals

3 credits

EDUC 886

Advanced Qualitative Research

3 credits

EDUC 890

Research Practicum (topics vary)

3 credit

HDFS 758

Longitudinal Research Methods and Analysis

3 credits

Adult and Community Education Core

EDUC 851

Adult Learning

3 credits

EDUC 852

Foundations of Occupational and Adult Education   

3 credits

EDUC 853

Instructional Methods for Adult Learners

3 credits

Institutional Effectiveness Core

EDUC 831

Institutional Quality Control

3 credits

EDUC 832

Assessment Techniques for Educational Institutions

3 credits

EDUC 833

Strategic Planning for Institutional Improvement

3 credits

Organizational Learning and Leadership Core

EDUC 811

Organizational Culture

3 credits

EDUC 812

Leadership in Educational Organizations   

3 credits

EDUC 813

Innovation and Change

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 899

Doctoral Dissertation

minimum of 12 credits

Transfer of Credits from Master’s Degree or Equivalent

The advisory committee has authority to approve up to a maximum of 30 credit hours from a Master’s 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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