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Curriculum

With the approval of the supervisory committee, up to 30 graduate credits earned as part of the master’s degree may be used to satisfy the degree requirements.

Prerequisite (3 credits)

Introductory course on research methods and methodologies in the social sciences. May be included in the program of study.

  • EDCEP 816 - Research Methods in Education (3 credits)
  • Other research course approved by supervisory committee (3 credits)

Area of Emphasis (39 credits)

1. Program Track (9 credits)
Select one of the following program tracks. All track courses are offered during the summer semester.

A. Track 1

    • EDCI 882 - Teaching and Learning Models (3 credits)
    • EDCI 900 - Introduction to Ed.D. Doctoral Studies (3 credits)
    • EDCI 901 - Literature Reviews for Doctoral Research (3 credits)

B. Track 2

    • EDCI 845 - ELD/Dual-Language Methods (3 credits)
    • EDCI 846 - ELD/Culture and Language in Classroom Practice (3 credits)
    • EDCI 847 - ELD/Dual-Language Assessment (3 credits) 

2. Courses in the Major or Minor Area (30 credits)

Foundational Knowledge (15 credits)

1. History and Philosophy of Educational Ideas and Practice (3 credits)

  • EDCI 812 - History of American Education (3 credits)
  • EDCI 813 - Philosophy of American Education (3 credits)

2. Curriculum and Instruction (3 credits)

  • EDCI 831 - Contemporary Issues in Teaching and Learning (3 credits)
  • Other curriculum or instruction course approved by supervisory committee (3 credits)

3. Curriculum Theory (3 credits)

  • EDCI 907 - Curriculum Theory (3 credits)
  • Other curriculum or curriculum theory course approved by supervisory committee (3 credits)

4. Education in a Diverse Society (3 credits)

  • EDCI 864 - Social and Cultural Issues in Educational Technology (3 credits)
  • Other diversity course approved by supervisory committee (3 credits)

5. Supporting Educational Change (3 credits)

  • EDCI 866 - Educational Technology Change Management (3 credits)
  • Other change management course approved by supervisory committee (3 credits)

Research Courses (12 credits)

Research courses concerning methodology consistent with that required for the dissertation and approved by the supervisory committee. Courses typically used to meet research expectations include:

  • EDCEP 817 - Statistical Methods in Education (3 credits)
  • EDCEP 819 - Survey Research (3 credits)
  • EDCEP 917 - Experimental Design in Educational Research (3 credits)
  • EDLEA 838 - Qualitative Research in Education (3 credits)
  • Other research course approved by supervisory committee (3 credits)

Clinical Experience (12 credits)

  • EDCI 991 - Internship I in Curriculum and Instruction, Fall Year 1 (3 credits)
  • EDCI 991 - Internship II in Curriculum and Instruction, Spring Year 1 (3 credits)
  • EDCI 991 - Internship III in Curriculum and Instruction, Fall Year 2 (3 credits)
  • EDCI 991 - Internship IV in Curriculum and Instruction, Spring Year 2 (3 credits)

Doctoral Research (16 credits)

This involves the completion of a doctoral dissertation which treats an important topic of professional educational practice using a systematic methodology consistent with accepted research paradigms. The dissertation must be successfully defended in a public, oral defense.

  • EDCI 999 - Doctoral Research

Preliminary Examination

Satisfactory completion of all segments of a monitored, written examination of at least 12 hours over all areas of the program of study, 3 of which must be over the foundation courses.

Dissertation Research (16 credits)

Completion of a dissertation which treats an important topic of professional education practice using a systematic methodology consistent with accepted research paradigms. The dissertation must be successfully defended in a public, oral defense.

  • EDCI 999 – Research in Curriculum and Instruction (1-18 credits)
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Degree: Doctorate
College: Education
Credits: 94
Course delivery: Online

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