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Option 2 EdD Courses

This option is primarily for those who wishes to teach a specific science discipline in community colleges, junior colleges, or small liberal arts colleges.

Course work, minimum of 90 hours, is distributed as follows:

15 credit hours in SCIENCE EDUCATION:

  • SCI 690 - Workshop in Science Education.  Practical experience with teaching science at specific level (early childhood, elementary, middle, secondary, or higher education) and/or specific topic (e.g., chemistry or geology). May be repeated for different level and/or topic. Prerequisite: teaching experience or certification or permission of the instructor. A total of 24 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 12 in any one semester or term. 1-2 hours.   
  • SCI 692 – Topics in the History and Nature of Science. Examination of the  historical development of science from a wide variety of perspectives.   Roles of scientists, society, culture, and gender in the creation and validation of scientific knowledge.  Implications of the Nature of Science for science teaching and learning
  • SCI 695 - Advanced Teaching Methods in Science. Recent developments in science teaching at specific level (early childhood, elementary, middle, secondary, or higher education) and/or specific topic (e.g., biology or physics). May be repeated for different level and/or topic. Prerequisite: teaching experience or certification or permission of the instructor. A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned.
  • SCI 696 - Current Issues in Science Education. Current research and theory of teaching science at specific level (early childhood, elementary, middle, secondary, or higher education) and/or specific science topic (e.g., chemistry or geology). May be repeated for different level and/or topic. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned.
  • SCI 790 Internship in Science Education. Supervised experience in instruction of science or science education courses. Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. A total of 4 hours of credit may be earned.


14 credit hours in RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES
 

  • BIO 548 Biometry. Principles and applications of statistics to biological problems. The use of parametric and nonparametric tests of significance in the analysis of data and the interpretation of experiments. Prerequisite: MATHS 108 or its equivalent or permission of the department chairperson. Not open to students who have credit in BIO 448. 3 hours.
  • CHEM 500 Chemical Communication. Use of scientific literature, sources, and classification systems, and current and retrospective searches in the specialized branches of chemistry. 1 hour.
  • CHEM 696 Chemistry Research Methods. Introduction to use of scientific literature, design of research experiments, specialized techniques, and writing skills endemic to the specialized fields of chemistry. Class and laboratory experience appropriate to students’ specializations. Prerequisite: CHEM 400 or 500; permission of the department chairperson. 2 hours
  • GEOL 685 Geology Research Methods. Introduction to the use of scientific of literature pertinent to a special topic of student interest. 3 hours
  • NREM 572 Applied Research Methods in Resource Management. Designed to train students in social science applications in natural resource and environmental management. These applications include quantitative and qualitative survey research designs, analysis of social data, and applications of survey results to political processes. Perspectives range from local to international. Not open to students who have credit in NREM 372. 3 hours.
  • PHYCS 681 Resources and Methodology of Physics Research. Periodical resource material in physics, methodology of literature research. This course may be used to satisfy requirements of the graduate research methodology plan for a master’s degree. Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. 3 hours
  • EDCUR 660 Ethnographic Research in Education. Principles and techniques of collecting important and accurate data using methods that are systematic, intelligent, and dependable when the data or group composition do not meet the assumptions on which statistics are based. 3 hours.
  • EDCUR 735 Analysis and Application of Research on Teaching. Theories of teaching and application of research about teaching to classroom functions of teachers as they study and guide learning processes. 3 hours.
  • EDPSY 641 Statistical Methods in Educational and Psychological Research. A basic statistical course for graduate students in education. Problems taken from the fields of education and psychology include the computation, interpretation, and application of such statistical techniques as measures of central tendency, measures of variability, correlation techniques, validity and reliability, standard scoring techniques, probability, tests of significance, chi square, and analysis of variance. 3 hours.
  • EDPSY 642 Intermediate Statistics. An extension of elementary descriptive and inferential statistics through basic statistical research designs, including analysis of variance and covariance. Prerequisite: PSYSC 241 or EDPSY 641 or a proficiency test administered within the department. 3 hours.
  • EDPSY 742 Multivariate Statistical Techniques. A survey of the mathematical basis of four methods of multivariate analysis (the discriminant function, the various factor analytic models, the multivariate analysis of variance, and multiple regression) and their relationships to one another. Primary emphasis on practical applications to statistical analysis of educational and psychological data. Prerequisite: EDPSY 641. Prerequisite recommended: EDPSY 642, 741. 3 hours.
  • EDPSY 743 Introduction to Factor Analysis. The mathematical rationale on which the various factor analytic models are based, the relationship of such models to each other and to such other forms of multivariate analysis as discriminant analysis, the multivariate analysis of variance, and multiple regression. Prerequisite: EDPSY 641. Prerequisite recommended: EDPSY 741. 3 hours.
  • ID 705 Research Colloquium. Doctoral candidates will present dissertation proposals for study and analysis. Related issues in research will be considered. A total of 2 hours of credit must be earned but departments may require a total of 3 hours of credit. Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson. A total of 3 hours of credit may be earned. Open only to doctoral students. 1-3 hours.
  • SCI 699 Research Methodology in Science Education. Identification of research problems in science and science education. Introduction to types of research, research design, and grant-writing. Review of literature pertinent to a special topic of student interest. Development of a research proposal. Prerequisite: permission  of the department chairperson. 3 hours.

15 credit hours in EDUCATION:

  • EDAC 634 The Adult as a Learner. An overview of adult learning. Theories, approaches to learning, and current research for the effective education of adults. 3 hours.
  • EDAC 635 Strategies for Teaching Adults. Focus on teaching strategies, techniques, and methods suitable for adult learners that are supported by research and tested in practice, including preparation of model teaching units, lesson plans, or activities; testing and evaluation procedures; and learner-assessment techniques. 3 hours.
  • EDAC 638 Program Planning in Community and Adult Education. Various approaches and models of program planning are examined with respect to their use in the practice of adult and community education. 3 hours.
  • EDFON 631 Philosophy of Education. School practices and educational ideas as they have been described and analyzed by philosophers of education. 3 hours.
  • EDFON 641 History of American Education. The history of American educational thought and its influence upon institutional schooling from the Puritans to the present. 3 hours.
  • EDHI 601 Theories of College Student Development. Higher Education Application. Introduction to the major theories of college student development, application of theoretical approaches to student needs with implications for student affairs administrators. Open only to higher education students, except by permission of the department chairperson. 3 hours.
  • EDHI 602 The American College Student. Characteristics and activities of contemporary college students, patterns of interaction between students and other segments of the campus and the larger society, and effects of the college experience upon students. Limited to students pursuing programs in higher education, except by permission of the department chairperson. 3 hours.
  • EDHI 609 Preparing for the Professoriate: Teaching in Higher Education. Designed for graduate students, junior faculty, adjunct and parttime faculty in pursuit of the knowledge and skills necessary for quality undergraduate teaching. In addition, students will explore the relationship between teaching, research, and service responsibilities inherent in the professoriate. 3 hours.
  • EDHI 611 Teaching and Curriculum Issues in Higher Education. Principles, issues, and rationales of curricula in higher education including relationships among general, specialized, and professional programs. A study of the varied responsibilities of faculty members in colleges with particular emphasis on the instructional role including teaching skills and strategies. 3 hours.
  • EDPSY 600 Advanced Educational Psychology. Advanced survey of the concepts related to learning and motivation. Theories, research, and applications are explored with an emphasis on effective learning approach­es and implications for instruction. Prerequisite: EDPSY 390 or equivalent or permission of the instructor. 3 hours.
  • EDPSY 606 Behavior Analysis in Education. Focuses on basic principles of behavior applied to education and everyday life. Helps define and measure academic performance and social behavior, designing and implementing teaching strategies and assessing the effects of the strategies. Not open to students who have credit in EDPSY 306 3 hours.
  • EDPSY 629 Adult Development and Aging. An advanced course in adult development. Covers the biological, cognitive, and social developmental processes from early adulthood through late adulthood, including death and dying. Content is based on current theories and research. Not open to students who have credit in EDPSY 355 or EDAC 629 3 hours.

10 credit hours in DISSERTATION/RECORD OF STUDY RESEARCH:

  • DISS 799 Doctor’s Dissertation. (1–24) A total of 24 hours of credit may be earned. Must be taken for a minimum of 10 hours of credit. Must also be taken for three hours of credit each academic semester after candidacy and enrollment in the minimum required by the department if not registering for a course or courses until the final copy of the dissertation is deposited in the Graduate School. A doctoral candidate in an externally accredited program that requires an internship experience is exempt from continuous enrollment while registered for internship credit.