Program Requirements

Required Courses (21 credit hours)

  • EIME 630: Philosophical and Psychological Foundations of Education
  • IP&T 653 or CPSE 653: Qualitative Research Methods
  • IP&T 745 or CPSE 745: Statistics 2: Multiple Regression
  • IP&T 674: Quasi-experimental Research Studies
  • IP&T 752: Measurement Theory
  • IP&T 761: Program Evaluation in Education
  • EDLF 650: Public Policy Analysis in Education

Methodology Electives (at least 12 credit hours)

Foundations of Inquiry

  • IP&T 789/CPSE 789: Meta Analysis

Designs for Inquiry (at least one course must be completed in this area)

  • EIME 720: Design-Based Research
  • CPSE 673: Single Subject Research Design

Qualitative and Quantitative Methods (at least one course must in completed in this area)

  • IP&T 747/CPSE 747: Structural Equation Modeling
  • IP&T 730/CPSE 730: Multilevel Modeling
  • SOC 706R: Advanced Statistical Methods
  • IP&T 753R/CPSE 753R: Qualitative Research 2

Educational Measurement and Evaluation

  • IP&T 754: Item Response Theory
  • IP&T 692R: Advanced Item Response Theory
  • EIME 693R: Directed Independent Study

Content Area Specialty (one of the five, at least 12 credit hours)

1. The Preparation and Development of Educators

Required courses:

  • TEd 611: Theories of Learning and Teaching
  • TEd 612: Teacher Learning, Development, and Mentoring
  • TEd 613: Curriculum Theory, Design, and Assessment

Elective courses (Complete at least one of the following):

  • TEd 610: Foundations of Techer Education
  • TEd 660: History of Teaching and Teacher Education
  • TEd 661: Classroom as Culture and Knowledge System
  • TEd 665: Best Practices in Teacher Education
  • CPSE 605: Ethics, Professional Roles, and Standards
  • CPSE 611: Special Education Law, Regulations, and Policies
  • CPSE 618: Ethics, Professional Conduct, and Legal Issues in Special Education

2. Language, Literacy, and Communication

Required courses

Elective courses (At least 9 additional credits selected from the following):

  • TEd 603: Content-Area Literacy Instruction
  • TEd 622: Literacy Development and Instruction
  • TEd 623: Reading Comprehension Instruction
  • ComD 630: Early Child Language Intervention
  • ComD 679: School-Age Language Disorders

3. Learning and Instruction

Required courses (6 credit hours including two of these three):

  • CPSE 622: Principles and Theories of Learning
  • IP&T 620: Principles of Learning
  • TEd 611: Theories of Learning and Teaching

Elective courses (At least 6 additional credit hours selected from the following):

4. Social-emotional Development and Intervention

Required course:

  • CPSE 649: Human Growth and Development

Elective courses (At least 9 additional credit hours selected from the following):

  • CPSE 614: Applied Behavioral Assessment and Intervention
  • CPSE 655: Crisis Intervention
  • CPSE 693R: Directed Individual Study
  • IP&T 750: Literature review and Synthesis
  • MFHD 660: Child and Adolescent Socialization

5. Education Policy Analysis

Required courses:

  • EDLF 750: Education Policy and Politics
  • EDLF 780: Economics Issues in Educational Leadership Elective courses (At least 6 hours selected from)
  • EDLF 721: Economics of Education
  • EDLF 722: Constitutional Law and Education
  • EDLF 694R: Independent Study

Seminars (4 @ 0.5 credits each = 2 credit hours)

During the Fall and Winter Semesters in each of their first two years in the program, each student is expected to enroll in EIME 690R, a 0.5 credit hour seminar that meets for one hour each week.

Internships (2 @ 3 credits each = 6 hours)

Each student is expected to complete two internship experiences selected from the following list of six.

  • EIME 781: Research Internship
  • EIME 782: Measurement Internship
  • EIME 783: Evaluation Internship
  • EIME 784: Policy Analysis Internship
  • EIME 785: Teaching Apprenticeship
  • EIME 786: Consulting Apprenticeship

Dissertation (18 credit hours)

In addition to completing their coursework, each student is expected to design and conduct an original research study as a dissertation.

 

Total (71 credit hours)