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.

I. Inquiry (12 hours)
EPY 718 3 hrs Qualitative Research
EPY 721 3 hrs Descriptive/Inferential Statistics
One 3 hr Research Elective Illustrative Elective Courses include but are not limited to:
EPY 716 3 hrs Evaluation Research Methods
EPY 719 3 hrs Advanced Qualitative Research
EPY 722 3 hrs Inferential Statistics and Experimental Design
EPY 790 3 hrs Research Design in Education
PED 714 3 hrs Analysis of Teaching
SOC 705 3 hrs Qualitative Methodology
SOC 774 3 hrs Seminar in Feminist Theories and Research
PSY 707 3 hrs Research Methods
PSY 708 3 hrs Statistics for Psychologists I
PSY 709 3 hrs Statistics for Psychologists II
ANT 683 3 hrs Analytical Methods and Research Design in Anthropology
One 3 hr Technology Elective from Technology Oriented to the Individual Needs of Students Illustrative Elective Courses include but are not limited to:
CIT 767 3 hrs Computer Based Technology and Education Change
CIT 753 3 hrs Hypermedia Programming for Educators
CIT 743 3 hrs Instructional Design and Hypermedia
CIT 747 3 hrs Telecommunications
CIT 770 3 hrs Advanced Seminar in Educational Computing and Technology Research
II. Teacher Education and Teacher Learning Core (15 hours)
EPY 767 3 hrs Human Learning and Cognition
CIG 762 3 hrs Instructional Strategies and Learning to Teach in Higher Education (co-enrollment with teaching internship)
Opportunities to write and to publish, particularly case study research, will be a natural progression of taking the course and associated teaching internship.
CIG 763 3 hrs Teaching and Learning to Teach (co-enrollment with internship in C&I)
Opportunities to write and to publish, particularly case-study research, will be a natural progression of taking the course and associated C&I internship.

CIG 760R

CIG 780

3 hrs

3 hrs

Inquiry into Teaching Education OR

Research on Teaching and Schooling

CIG 761 3 hrs Theoretical Foundations of Education OR
CIG 768 3 hrs Advanced Curriculum Development in Education
III. Teacher Education and Teacher Learning Electives (9 hours) (or may be advanced work in own teaching field up to 3 hours)
Illustrative Elective Courses include but are not limited to:
CIE 703 3 hrs Modern Elementary School Curriculum
CIS 706 3 hrs Public Education in the Urban Setting
CIS 708 3 hrs Disciplines, Curriculum Content, and Methodology in the Secondary School
CIG 769 3 hrs Advanced Curriculum Evaluation in Education
EDA 782 3 hrs Seminar in Teacher Education
EPY 760 3 hrs Contemporary Issues in Human Behavior
CIG 751 3 hrs Topics in Multicultural Education
CIG 706 3 hrs Mentoring Strategies to Improve Teaching
CIG 764 3 hrs Models of Teaching
CIG 765 3 hrs Instructional Design
CIG 766 3 hrs Evaluation of Teaching
CIG 782 3 hrs School Climate
CIG 780 3 hrs Research on Teaching and Schooling
CIG 770 3 hrs Current Trends and Issues in Education
CIT 767 3 hrs Computer Based Technology and Educational Change
CIL 772 3 hrs Cognitive Foundations of Literacy
IV. Internship (9-12 hours)
CIG 791 6 hrs Teaching Internship (co-enrollment with CIG 762)
Shadowing a faculty member teaching a university course (3hrs) + Teaching a university course under the supervision and mentoring of a faculty member (3hrs)
CIG 791 3-6 hrs Internship(s) in Curriculum and Instruction (co-enrollment with CIG 763)
School-based internship in Millennium Schools, Paradise Professional Development School, or other Professional Practice Schools
V. Dissertation (18 hours)
CIG 790 3 hrs Doctoral Research Seminar
CIG 799 15 hrs 15 hrs Dissertation to be taken only after Proposal has been approved.

 

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