Program Requirements

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction Program Requirements

Core Courses (27 hours)

EDCI 819 Student Cognition and Motivation
EDCI 826 Student Assessment and Accountability
EDCI 835 Curriculum Theory
EDCI 839 Instructional Theory and Practice
EDCI 841 Curriculum Evaluation and Design
EDCI 845 Curriculum and Instructional Technology
EDCI 848 Learner-Centered Pedagogy
EDCI 866 Educator Development in School and University Contexts
EDCI 873 Curricular and Instructional Leadership

Research Block (15 hours)

EDUC 810 Foundations of Educational Research
EDUC 811 Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods
EDUC 812 Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
EDUC 813 Intermediate Quantitative Research Methods or
EDUC 814 Qualitative Research Design
EDUC 815 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods & Design or
EDUC 816 Advanced Qualitative Methods and Analysis

Dissertation (12 hours)

EDCI 809 Doctoral Seminar One: Scholarly Writing
EDCI 817 Doctoral Seminar Two: Survey of Literature
EDCI 837 Doctoral Seminar Three: Foundational Reading
EDCI 843 Doctoral Seminar Four: Proposal
EDCI 880 Dissertation (taken twice)

Curriculum and Instruction Electives (9 hours)

Students will submit a proposal for electives at the 700 level or above to be approved by the program director, Associate Dean, and doctoral committee chair.

Total degree requirements: 63 hours

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