2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies

91 credits

This integrated interdisciplinary doctorate addresses changes in the character and delivery of public education, teacher education, and educational research through the study of three related disciplines: Curriculum, Educational Technology, and Cultural and Educational Policy Studies. The program addresses the following critical issues facing education in the 21st century: 1) the increasing role of technology in learning, instructional design, curriculum development, assessment, and pedagogy; and 2) the influence of societal trends in demographics, economics, and politics on the structure and culture of schools and 3) the norms, aims and purposes of democratic education in a pluralistic society. The program serves a variety of professionals who wish to advance their careers in higher education as teacher educators and interdisciplinary scholars, as well as curriculum directors, program evaluators and consultants in schools. Graduates are prepared with the necessary knowledge, skills, and understanding to: assist students, teachers, and policy makers to function in a knowledge society; implement teaching and learning strategies; engage in systematic assessment, evaluation, and research; and develop strategies to address the learning needs of changing populations. In addition to this rigorous professional preparation, graduates are well-equipped to engage in educational advocacy to advance social justice.

Degree requirements

The PhD in Educational Studies requires a minimum of 91 credits beyond the bachelor’s degree with a 24-credit research core and a 12-credit Educational Studies core. The Educational Studies core consists of one course from each of the three disciplinary areas: Curriculum, Educational Technology, and Cultural and Educational Policy Studies plus a fourth capstone, doctoral seminar. Students complete an additional 21 credits in one of the core disciplinary areas to develop an area of specialization. An additional 12 credits in each of the remaining disciplinary areas fulfills the requirement for two directed cognates. The dissertation is completed for another 10 credits.

Research core

EDPS 640Methodology of Educational and Psychological Research

3

EDST 650Introduction to Qualitative Research

3

EDST 671Evaluation of Educational Programs

3

ID 705Research Colloquium

1 TO 3

Total Credit Hours:12

12 credits from

EDPS 641Introduction to Statistical Methods

3

EDPS 642Analysis of Variance

3

EDPS 741Applied Regression Analysis

3

EDST 655Introduction to Mixed Methods Research

3

EDST 660Ethnographic Research in Education

3

EDST 670Advanced Theories of Qualitative Research

3

EDST 676Research on Impacting Student Learning

3

EDST 770Advanced Evaluation of Educational Programs

3

SOC 681Quantitative and Survey Research Methods

3

Total Credit Hours:24

Educational Studies core

EDCU 601Principles and Procedures of Curriculum Development

3

EDFO 631Philosophy of Education

3

EDST 735Seminar in Educational Studies

3

EDTE 650Curricular Integration of Learning Technology

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Area of Major Concentration

Select Curriculum, Educational Technology, or Cultural and Educational Policy Studies.

Curriculum

Required for the Major Concentration:
EDCU 725Curriculum Theory, Process, and Products

3

EDCU 798Seminar in Curriculum Development

3 TO 6

6 credits from the following:
EDCU 610The Elementary School Curriculum

3

EDCU 620The Secondary School Curriculum

3

EDCU 630The Junior High and Middle School Curriculum

3

EDCU 640The Alternative School Curricula

3

EDCU 673Curriculum Evaluation

3

EDCU 675Evaluation of Educational Personnel to Strengthen Curriculum

3

EDCU 690Problems in Curriculum

1 TO 9

EDCU 700Seminar in Curriculum and Staff Development and Evaluation

3

EDCU 799Internship in Supervision and Curriculum

4

EDST 680Staff Development to Strengthen Curriculum

3

9 additional credits from above or approved related courses.
Total Credit Hours:21

Educational Technology

EDTE 585School Information Infrastructures

3

EDTE 652Multimedia Web Design and Development for Education

3

EDTE 655Inquiry and Simulation Models in Educational Computing

3

EDTE 660Instructional Design and Technology

3

EDTE 665Visual and Digital Literacies

3

EDTE 670Technology Policy and Pedagogy

3

EDTE 675Distance Education and Distributed Learning Technology

3

EDTE 680Advanced Projects in Digital Media

3

EDTE 685Information Systems for Instruction and Assessment

3

EDTE 690Practicum in Educational Technology

2 TO 4

EDTE 699Independent Study in Educational Technology

1 TO 4

EDTE 770Research and Evaluation in Educational Technology

3

EDTE 790Internship in Educational Technology

3 TO 5

9 credits for this specialization may be from approved related courses.
Total Credit Hours:21

Cultural and Educational Policy Studies

EDAD 797Advanced Policy Seminar in Educational Administration (Introduction to Educational Policy)

3

EDAD 798Advanced Political Seminar in Educational Administration (Politics and Education)

3

ECYF 645Leadership and Advocacy in Childhood Education

3

EDFO 610Women, Gender, and Education

3

EDFO 621Education and Ethics

3

EDFO 632Seminar in the Philosophy of Education

3

EDFO 641History of American Education

3

EDFO 642Seminar in the History of Educational Thought

3

EDFO 651Educational Sociology

3

EDFO 652Seminar in Educational Sociology

3

EDFO 660Comparative Education

3

EDFO 699Independent Study in Foundations of Education

1 TO 3

EDFO 700Critical Educational Policy Studies and Analysis

3

EDMU 660Multicultural and Multiethnic Education in American Schools

3

EDMU 670Social and Cultural Minorities in American Education

3

EDMU 690Independent Study in Multicultural Education

1 TO 3

SPCE 701Seminar: Policies and Issues in Special Education

3

9 credits for this specialization may be from approved related courses.
Total Credit Hours:21

Program Summary

Research Core 24
Educational Studies Core 12
Area of Major Concentration from above 21
Directed Cognate from above 12
Directed Cognate from above 12
Dissertation 10
91 crs