Program

Courses

Technology in Education (Instructional Technology) Courses

EDF 6284: Problems in Instructional Design for Computers (3 credit hours)
This course focuses on the systematic design of instructional courseware, including analysis, media selection, and evaluation. Topics include instructional strategies, screen design, response analysis, feedback and interactivity.

EME 7938: Computer-Augmented Instructional Paradigms (3 credit hours)
Seminar examining theory and application of computers and related technology in teaching and learning.

EME 6208: Interactive Media (3 credit hours)
Focuses on the design, development, and implementation of interactive media in instructional settings. Examples include interactive presentations, digital audio & video, digital photography, virtual worlds, as well as basic web publishing.

EME 6613: Development of Technology-Based Instruction (3 credit hours)
Application of computer-based instructional design principles to the development of technology-based instruction. This course also incorporates state-of-the-art materials and methods involving digital technologies.

EME 7939: Research Methods in Technology-Based Education (3 credit hours)
Seminar examining in-depth research on the uses of computers and related technology on teaching and learning. Also includes investigation on role of computers and related technology as research instrumentation.

Second Language Acquisition Courses

SLA 7911: Second Language Acquisition Research Laboratory (1-4 credit hours)
This course, offered every semester, provides students with a variety of research tools and directed research experiences that eventually lead to production of publishable materials. Classes are conducted as seminars with instructor and students sharing leadership role. This course is concurrent with the Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Education advanced readings courses, and is offered every fall.

SLA 7938: Advanced Seminar in Second Language Acquisition (3 credit hours)
This doctoral level seminar examines in depth the theory and research in the field of Second Language Acquisition. It builds upon the information and concepts presented in introductory SLA theory courses allowing students to more deeply and carefully explore selected topics. This course is offered on a 2-year schedule.

FLE 7939: Advanced Seminar in Foreign Language Education (3 credit hours)
Advanced readings and discussion of theories, perspectives and issues in foreign/second language education from K-20, including examination of current practices, action research, accreditation, certification, teacher development, and assessment in the field. This course is  offered on a 2-year schedule.

FLE 7367: Sociocultural Theory in Second Language Acquisition (3 credit hours)
Examines the theoretical contributions of Vygotskian theory and explores the development of sociocultural theory based on Vygotsky and extending to contemporary post-Vygotskian theories and practices in the field of SLA. This course is offered on a 2-year schedule.

FLE 7700: Advanced Seminar in Foreign Language Education (3 credit hours)
Advanced readings and discussions of theories, perspectives and issues in foreign/second language education from K-20, including examination of current practices, action research, accreditation, certification, teacher development and assessment in the field.

Statistics/Measurement/Research Design Courses

EDF 6407: Statistical Analysis for Education I (4 credit hours)
Theory and application of statistical procedures to problems in education: (1) Descriptive statistics, (2) Probability-sampling distributions, (3) Inferential statistics-interval estimation, tests of significance (z, t, F-one way ANOVA). Coordinated use of computer included.

EDF 7477: Qualitative Research I (4 credit hours)
First of two sequenced seminars examining the theoretical and pragmatic aspects of conducting qualitative research in educational settings.

EDF 7408: Statistical Analysis for Education II (4 credit hours)
Theory and application of statistical procedures to problems in education: (1) ANOVA-factorial; ANCOVA; (2) multiple correlation and regression -- a specific technique and a general approach to data analysis. Coordinated use of computer included.

EDF 7478: Qualitative Research II (4 credit hours)
Second of two sequenced seminars examining the theoretical and pragmatic aspects of conducting qualitative research.

EDF 7410: Design for Systematic Studies in Education (4 credit hours)
Theory and application of major design models to systematic inquiry, from experimental to naturalistic models. Nature and role of sampling in systematic studies. (Prerequisite: EDF 6407, EDF 7408 or equiv)

 *Other relevant research course(s) as needed.

Elective Courses (18 credit hours)

A. Second language Acquisition

Example Elective Courses:

EDG 6931: Heritage Language Teaching & Learning (3 credit hours)

FLE 6932: Cultural Norms and Practices from Around the World (3 credit hours)

FLE 6932: Dual Language in Education (3 credit hours)

FLE 6932: Selected Topics in Second Language Acquisition (3 credit hours)
This course provides a flexible format to offer specialized courses in second language acquisition not available in the regular curriculum. This allows faculty to address issues at the frontiers of the field in second language acquisition.

FLE 6639: Second Language Reading and Literacy (3 credit hours)
This graduate seminar explores theoretical issues in L2 language and literacy learning from a sociocultural perspective. The course covers seminal perspectives on L2 language development while helping students learn to read and write academically.

B. Instructional Technology

Example Elective Courses:

EME 6053: Internet in Education (3 credit hours)
The course focuses on the applications of the Internet in education. The course is completely online; students will interact with the instructor and each other via USF Canvas and other technologies. Topics include: educational resources on the Web, copyright issues, webpage construction (HTML), evaluation of websites, Web Quests and other techniques for using the Internet to enhance instruction.

EME 6055: Current Trends in Instructional Technology (3 credit hours)
Development of concepts, strategies, and materials for the use of computer technology in the enhancement of instruction. The course explores the impact that computer technology can have on the nature of the teaching/learning process. PR: Computer Literacy.

EME 6207: Web Design (3 credit hours)
This online course focuses on the design of instructional and informational web sites. Topics include writing for the web, design of visual elements, usability issues, interactivity, multimedia, accessibility, globalization, and marketing. Students will evaluate web sites, create web-based quizzes, and design Web-Based Training (WBT). PR: Basic knowledge of HTML.

EME 6208: Interactive Media (3 credit hours)
This course focuses on the design, development and implementation of interactive media in instructional settings. Topics include: hypermedia programs, compact disc technologies, digital images, interactive videodiscs, digital audio and digital video. Students will evaluate commercial programs and develop custom applications using appropriate tools. PR: Computer Literacy.

EME 6902: Digital Video (3 credit hours)
This course focuses on the design, development, and implementation of animation and digital video for instructional multimedia programs. Topics include file formats, compression options, editing techniques, design considerations, and appropriate software tools. PR: Computer Literacy.

EME 6215: Instructional Graphics (3 credit hours)
This course focuses on the creation, transfer, and manipulation of graphic files for multimedia applications. PR: Computer Literacy.

EME 6613: Development of Technology-Based Instruction (3 credit hours)
Application of computer-based instructional design principles to the development of technology-based instruction. This course also incorporates state-of-the-art materials and methods involving digital technologies. PR: EDF 6284.

EME 6930: Web Programming I (3 credit hours)
An introduction to computer programming and its application to instruction and research. Course objectives are achieved through mastery of the fundamentals of HTML and JavaScript.

EME 7458: Research in Distance Learning (3 credit hours)
This online course about distance learning is designed to provide an integrated framework to explore theory within practice. The course will explore all types of distance and distributed learning—not just online learning. Topics include distance technologies; implications for teaching and learning; issues and trends; and research.

EME 7615: Instructional Game Design for e-books (3 credit hours)
Instructional design and development of games in eBooks to promote reading comprehension, analysis of existing research and participation in new research on games to promote reading comprehension. Focus is games for eBooks for web and portable devices. Appropriate for students in the Ed.S. and Ph.D. programs.

EME 7631: Research in Technology Project Management (3 credit hours)
This course focuses on research issues related to the management of technology-based instructional projects. Topics include research and theories related to project management, cost and time estimation, management software, role differentiation, resource planning, work breakdown structures, formative and summative evaluation, and dissemination. This course is appropriate for students in the Ed.S. and Ph.D. programs. PR: EDF 6284.

EME 7939: Research Methods in Technology-Based Education (3 credit hours)
Seminar examining research methods for the uses of computers and related technology in teaching and learning. Also includes investigation on role of computers and related technology as research instrumentation. PR: EME7938, CI, Advanced Graduate Standing. Appropriate for students in the Ed.S. and Ph.D. programs.

C. Education and Psychology

Example Elective Courses:

EDF 7145: Cognitive Issues in Instruction (3 credit hours)  
Selected cognitive models of intelligence, memory, problem solving, thinking, and motivation applied to instructional strategies.

EDF 6883: Issues in Multicultural Education (4 credit hours)
Lecture/discussion course, open to both majors and non-majors; address both fundamental concepts and timely issues in multicultural education and working with culturally diverse students.

EDF 7586: Classics in Educational Research (4 credit hours)
This course examines the context, methods, and significance of selected research studies in education. (Prerequisites: EDF 6517, EDF 6544, EDF 6606)

EDG 7067: Philosophies of Inquiry (3 credit hours)
The purpose of this course is to introduce doctoral students to different approaches to educational research and to alternative frames for criticism, including postpositivism, constructivism, poststructuralism, pragmatism, critical theory, narrative, race and gender, ethics, and aesthetics.

EDF 7934: Seminar in Social Foundations of Education (4 credit hours)
This course explores significant research on socio-cultural issues in education.

EDG 7692: Issues in Curriculum and Instruction (3 credit hours)
Identification and analysis of major problems and issues in curriculum and instruction. Critical examination of efforts to deal with these issues. (PR: EDG 6627)

EDG 7931: Curriculum Frameworks in Teacher Education (3 credit hours)

EDF 7946: Supervised Experience in College Teaching (3 credit hours)
A seminar to increase knowledge and competencies in college instruction. Students must have advanced graduate standing, be currently teaching a college level course, willing to be observed, and able to discuss ongoing classroom practices and problems. Open to all doctoral level Education majors, other doctoral students if space available. S/U optional.