Teaching and Learning - Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) - Teaching and Learning

Phyllis J. Washington College of Education

Degree Specific Credits: 64

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Catalog Year: 2022-23

Notes/Description

  • The PhD in Teaching and Learning at UM (Curriculum and Instruction) is new, and is in development. These courses are not offered every semester. The interested student should contact Teaching & Learning faculty members in their focus area for program inquiries.

  • The Ph.D. in Teaching & Learning is composed of three common curricular areas or cores: the Research Core, the Social Change and Technology Core, and Professional Seminars. These common elements are required for all PhD students. The Research Core reflects the program philosophy that the PhD degree should prepare the students to participate in the national discourse on education through contributions to the research literature. The Social Change and Technology Core is directly tied to the theme and although aspects of the theme will be integrated across course work, focused work in classes directly ties to the programs theme allows for deep learning in these areas. The Professional Seminars are developed to prepare the students to enter and be successful in the professorate. Thus, these courses provide students with opportunities to learn the skills necessary for that profession.

  • In addition to the common program features, the proposed program has 5 different focus areas. These focus areas are: 1) Early Childhood Inclusion; 2) Foundations, 3) Literacy, 4) STEM; and, 5) Special Education. These focus areas represent areas of national need and faculty expertise. Students select one focus area. These seminars will allow for advanced study in the student’s area of interest.

  • All students are required to complete a dissertation.  The student, with input from the advisor, will form a Dissertation Committee.  The Committee must have at least four members from the Teaching and Learning faculty, but depending on the topic, may include more members either from Teaching and Learning or from across the University.  The Dissertation Committee will be responsible for approving both the Dissertation Proposal and the Dissertation. Dissertation can be completed as as one 18 credit course or two 9 credit courses.

Summary

Common Courses

34

Dissertation

18

Area of Emphasis

12

Total Hours

64


Common Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following courses from the following three cores: Research, Social Change and Technology, and Professional Seminars:

Research Seminars:

EDU 620

Qualitative Research Methods

3

EDU 625

Quantitative Research Methods

3

Advanced Quantitative Research Methods

3

EDU 626

Mixed Methods Research Design

3

EDU 627

Single Subject Research Methods

3

EDU 628

Instrument Development for Research and Evaluation

3

Social Change and Technology Seminars:

EDU 607

Seminar in Ethics

2

EDU 617

Seminar in Policy and Policy Implementation

2

EDU 694

Seminar in Multicultural Education

2

EDU 694

Seminar in Educational Technology

2

Professional Seminars:

EDU 611

Professional Seminar 1: Conducting Literature Reviews

2

EDU 612

Professional Seminar 2: Supervision and Teaching

3

EDU 613

Professional Seminar 3: Grant Writing

1

EDU 616

Professional Seminar 4: Professional Presentations and Writing for Publication

1

EDU 598

Internship

1

EDU 699

Dissertation

18

Total Hours

52

Minimum Required Grade: C

Areas of Emphasis Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Select one emphasis area and all of the courses in that area:

Early Childhood Inclusion:

EDU 694

Seminar in Current Topics in Early Childhood Inclusive Education

3

EDU 694

Seminar in Issues Related to Children Birth to Three

3

EDU 694

Seminar in Issues Related to Preschool-aged Children

3

EDU 694

Seminar in Issues Related to Children in Grades K-3

3

Foundations of Education:

EDU 694

Seminar in Current Topics in Educational Foundations

3

EDU 694

Seminar in Education as a Moral Imperative

3

EDU 694

Seminar in History of Education

3

EDU 694

Seminar in Issues Related to Educating Native Americans, Rural Populations, and Other Hard-to-Reach Populations

3

Literacy:

EDU 694

Seminar in Current Topics in Literacy Education

3

EDU 694

Seminar on the Social and Historical Perspectives of Literacy

3

EDU 694

Seminar on the Research of Teaching Writing

3

EDU 694

Seminar on the Research and Theories of Teaching Reading

3

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics):

EDU 694

Seminar in Current Topics in Science Education

3

EDU 694

Seminar in Current Topics in Technology Education

3

EDU 694

Seminar in Current Topics in Engineering Education

3

EDU 694

Seminar in Current Topics in Mathematics Education

3

Special Education:

EDU 694

Seminar in Current Topics in Special Education

3

EDU 694

Seminar in Student-Focused Interventions

3

EDU 694

Seminar in Class-wide Academic Interventions

3

EDU 694

Seminar in School-wide Interventions

3

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C