ScienceDoc175B

Option 2 EdD Requirements

Required Coursework Option 2

Our program will prepare you to teach a specific science discipline at community colleges, junior colleges or small liberal arts colleges.

Option2 requires 90 graduate hours distributed in the following manner:

Science – 36 hours, with at least 24 in one field.  You will select a science major field of study from:

Science Education – 15 hours. 

  • Science 690 (Sci 690) – Workshop in Science Education
  • Science 692 (Sci 692)– Topics in the History and Nature of Science
  • Science 695 (Sci 695) – Advanced Teaching Methods in Science 
  • Science 696 (Sci696) - Current Issues in Science Education
  • Science 790 (Sci 790) - Internship in Science Education

Research Methodologies – 14 hours. These courses consist of Design, Quantitative, Qualitative and Advanced courses.

Required:

  • Science 699 (Sci 699) – Research Methodology in Science Education
  • Education Curriculum 650 (EdCur 650) – Introduction to Qualitative Research
  • ID 705 - Research Colloquium

Choose 2 from:

  • Education Curriculum 660 (EdCur 660) – Ethnographic Research in Education
  • Education Curriculum 735 (EdCur 735) – Analysis and Application of Research on Teaching
  • Educational Psych 641 (EdPsy 641) – Statistical methods in Educational and Psychological Research
  • Education Psych 642 (EdPsy 642)– Intermediate Statistics
  • Education Psych 742 (EdPsy 742) – Multivariate Statistical Techniques
  • Education Psych 743 (EdPsy 743) – Introduction to Factor Analysis
  • Biology 548 (Bio 548) - Biometry                                                                   OR
  • Chemistry 500 (Chem 500) - Chemical Communication                         AND
  • Chemistry 696 (Chem 696) - Chemistry Research Methods                          OR
  • Geology 685 (Geol 685) - Geology Research Methods                                   OR
  • Natural Resources 572 (NREM 572) - Applied Research Methods in
    Resource Management                                                                             OR
  • Physics 681 (Phycs 681) - Resources and Methodology of Physics Research

Education -15 hours. These consist of Cognitive Science, Educational Psychology, Adult Education, Curriculum, and Philosophy courses.

Required:

  • Higher Education 609 (EdHi 609) - Preparing for the Professoriate: Taching in Higher Education 
  • EdHi 611 - Teaching and Curriculum Issues in Higher Education 

Choose 3 from:

  • Education  Ac 634 (EdAc 634) - The Adult as a Learner
  • Education Ac 635 (EdAc 635) - Strategies for Teaching Adults
  • Education Ac 638 (EdAc 638) - Program Planning in community and Adult Education
  • Education Foundation 631 (EdFon 631) - Philosophy of Education
  • Education Foundation 641 (EdFon641) - History of American Education
  • EdHi 601 (EdHi 601) - Theories of College Student Development: Higher Education Application
  • EdHi 602 (EdHi 602) -  The American College Student
  • Education Psych 600 (EdPsy 600)– Advanced Educational Psychology
  • Education Psych 606 (EdPsy 606) – Behavior Analysis in Education
  • Education Psych 629 (EdPsy 629) – Behavior Analysisin Education

Dissertation/Record of Study Research – 10 hours .  Focus: Laboratory Science or Science Education

Completion deadline

  • You must complete the program within seven years of when you began it.

Program approval

  • Full-time students must receive advisor approval by the end of the first year of study

  • Part-time students must receive advisor approval by the end of the second year of study