Program of Study

The Ph.D. in Teacher Education will consist of a minimum of 63 credits beyond the master’s degree. Of the 63 credits, 21 credits will be in required courses: 6 credits will be in specific research and inquiry courses; 15 will be in the required teacher education core. In addition, there will be two required teaching internships (6 credits) and a required school-based internship (3-6 credits). Of the remaining credits, 6 credits will be electives in the inquiry and research area and 9 credits will be in teacher education and teacher learning electives. In addition, there are 3 hours of a required research seminar taken concomitantly with the dissertation. Individual programs of study may exceed the minimum requirements; specific coursework will vary depending on the particular teaching field or emphasis that is chosen in teacher education. The following is a list of required courses as well as illustrative lists of electives in the areas of Inquiry, Teacher Education and Teacher Learning Core, Teacher Education and Teacher Learning Electives, Internships, and Dissertation.

Representative Course of Study by Year

Year Semester Course # Credits
Year 1 Fall CIG 760R or CIG 780
EPY 767
CIG 761 or CIG 768
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
Year 1 Spring EPY 718
CIG 762
CIG 791
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
Year 1 Summer CIG 791 3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
Year 2 Fall CIG 763
EPY 721
CIG 791
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
Year 2 Spring CIG 790 3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
Year 2 Summer

 

3 hrs
Year 3 Fall CIG 799 9 hrs
Year 3 Spring CIG 799 6 hrs
Year 3 Summer CIG 799 * 63 total credit hrs