Doctor of Philosophy

Program of Study

The Program of Study is an individualized program that is tailored to students’ interests and experiences. Each student, in collaboration with the program committee, selects courses based on the student’s research goals.

Program Requirements (66 hours)

I. Common Core (3 hours)
Description Course Credit Hours
EDG 7067 Philosophies of Inquiry 3
II. Research Methods and Tools (20 hours minimum)
Description Course Credit Hours
EDF 7408 Statistical Analysis Education II 4
EDF 7410 Design of Systematic Studies in Education 4
EDF 7437 or Advanced Measurement 3
EDF 7484 or

Statistical Analysis for Educational Research III 

an equivalent course in Statistics/Measurement/Research Design

 
EDF 7477 or

Qualitative Research in Education I

introductory qualitative equivalent

3-4
EDF 7478 or

Qualitative Research in Education II

equivalent qualitative course

(3-4)
Elective Specialized Research Methods Course 3

Concentration Courses (39 hours minimum)

IIIa. Required Courses (18 hours minimum)
Description Course Credit Hours
EEC 7057 Critical Perspectives in Early Childhood Education 3
EEC 7056 Leadership and Advocacy Concerning Issues Affecting Young Children 3
EEC 7306 Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood 3
EEC 7416 Socio-Cultural Approaches to Working with Children 3
EEC 7317 ICT in the Early Years 3
EEC 7627 Arts & Aesthetics in Early Childhood Education: Curriculum in Context 3
IIIb. CELS Core Courses (12 hours minimum)
Description Course Credit Hours
EDG 7938 Advanced Graduate Seminar: Introduction to Research in Childhood Education & Literacy Studies 3
EDG 7939 Advanced Graduate Seminar: Research in Progress 3
EDH 7325 Supervised Teaching in Childhood Education and Literacy Studies I 3
EDH 7326 Supervised Teaching in Childhood Education and Literacy Studies II 3

IIIc. Cognate (9 hours minimum)

The cognate can be described as a secondary concentration or sub-specialization area. Coursework must be taken at the advanced graduate level and is developed in consultation with the major professor and the doctoral committee. The coursework in the cognate is developed in support of the student’s research objectives.