Major Courses

The advisor and the student will jointly complete an approved program of study to be followed. Electives will vary based on concentration selected.

ACED 9400 Adult Learning Strategies - Design, development, and implementation of adult learning programs.  Particular emphasis will be placed on curriculum models, goals, organization, methodology, career development, and evaluation for adult learners and learning programs.

CIED 9100 Curriculum Design, Implementation, and Evaluation - Advanced design, implementation, and evaluation of curricula to promote student learning.

CIED 9200 Instructional Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation - Advanced planning, implementation, and evaluation of instruction to facilitate student learning.

CIED 9300 Using Assessment to Maximize Student Learning - Advanced design and development of multiple sources of assessment to maximize student learning.

CIED 9400 Review of Academic Discipline and Pedagogy Literature - writing using the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

EDUC 9000 Interdisciplinary Studies in Education- A selection of interdisciplinary topics in education.

LEAD 9030 Leadership Problems: Interdisciplinary Analysis - The focus of this course is on the application of interdisciplinary analysis and leadership skills to the resolution of educational problems and issues.

RSCH 9800 Research Design and Foundations for Advanced Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods Research - Research design for quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method research in education. Philosophical foundations, research techniques, and fundamentals of each approach are presented. Basic statistics are reviewed from descriptive to ANOVA. This course is a foundation for all other advanced research courses.

RSCH 9820 Qualitative Research Methods - Study and application of qualitative research methodology in educational settings.

RSCH 9830 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods - An investigation of advanced approaches to the conceptualization, design, implementation, and representation of qualitative research and their application.

RSCH 9840 Quantitative Research Methods - Study and application of quantitative research methodology in educational settings.

RSCH 9850 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods - Development of skills to identify an appropriate statistical technique, to interpret results for independent research, and to critically evaluate contemporary social research using advanced quantitative methods.

RSCH 9860 Advanced Mixed Methods - Prerequisite: RSCH 9820, RSCH 9840. An investigation of practical and philosophical foundations for the design and implementation of mixed method research.

RSCH 9870 Dissertation Topic Conceptualization -  Research seminar for the development of the doctoral dissertation topic.

CIED 9999 Dissertation in Curriculum and Instruction - Development and defense of the dissertation prospectus and the dissertation. May be repeated.