Program Requirements

Required Courses (21 credit hours)

EIME 630: Philosophical and Psychological Foundations of Education

IP&T 653 or CPSE 690R: Qualitative Methods

IP&T 745 or CPSE 7790R Statistics 2: Multiple Regression

IP&T 674: Quasi-experimental Research Design

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

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

                     EIME 720: Design-Based Research

                   CPSE 673: Single Subject Research Design

                   EDLF 645: Survey Research Methods

     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

                     CPSE 789: Meta Analysis

     Educational Measurement and Evaluation

                     IP&T 754: Item Response Theory

                   IP&T 692R: Advanced Item Response Theory

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 courses)

     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

     2Language, Literacy, and Communication

Required courses

     TEd 620: Foundations of Literacy

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)

     CPSE 622: Principles and Theories of Learning

     CPSE 649: Human Growth and Development

     CPSE 693R: Directed Individual Study 

     IP&T 564: Instructional Design

     IP&T 692R: Advanced Topic

     IP&T 693R: Directed Individual Study

     IP&T 750: Literature Review and Synthesis

     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 781)

     EIME 782: Measurement Internship (EIME 782)

     EIME 783: Evaluation Internship (EIME 783)

     EIME 784: Policy Analysis Internship (EIME 784)

     EIME 785: Teaching Apprenticeship (EIME 785) 

     EIME 786: Consulting Apprenticeship (EIME 786)


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)