2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Doctor of Education in Elementary Education

95-102 credits

Candidates develop skills and knowledge in curriculum, evaluation, research, and teaching methodology. Educational experiences are provided through course work and fellowship assignments. Programs are individualized to meet the specific goals of students.

Degree requirements

General guidelines include 95-102 graduate credits, at least 48 of which ordinarily will be completed at Ball State University. The program includes a major of 40 credits, of which 10 credits are for the dissertation. Candidates may choose cognate fields of either two 15-credit (minimum) cognates or one 24-credit (minimum) cognate. The 15-credit cognates must include a minimum of 9 Ball State University credits; the 24-credit cognate must include a minimum of 12 Ball State University credits. There is a residency requirement of 15 credits within one calendar year (including online courses), which is expected to begin within two years of acceptance to the program.

Teachers College requirements

EDPS 641Introduction to Statistical Methods

3

EDPS 642Analysis of Variance

3

ID 705Research Colloquium

1 TO 3

Total Credit Hours:8

(or another approved course)

Humanistic studies

One course from

EDFO 631Philosophy of Education

3

EDFO 641History of American Education

3

EDFO 651Educational Sociology

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Behavioral studies

One course from

EDPS 600Advanced Educational Psychology

3

EDPS 603Psychology of Human Development

3

EDPS 627Child Development

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Area of specialization

(Elementary, Early Childhood, Reading)

Total Credit Hours:40

Doctoral seminar (2 semesters)

EDEL 798Seminar in Elementary Education

2

or

ECYF 799Seminar in Early Childhood Education

2

or

EDRD 700Seminar in Reading

2

Total Credit Hours:4

Research

One course from

ECYF 740Research in Early and Elementary Education

3

EDEL 791Seminar in Research in Elementary Education

3

EDRD 770Study of Reading Research

4

Total Credit Hours:3-4

Dissertation

DISS 799Doctoral Dissertation

1 TO 24

Total Credit Hours:10

Cognate(s)

Total Credit Hours:24-30

Total Credit Hours: 95-102