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Projected Doctoral Course Offerings Fall 2020

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  • This course is designed to introduce students to the department and to the ongoing research activities of its faculty. Emphasis is placed on identifying and coordinating opportunities for joint research and scholarship among faculty and students. Students must enroll in the course for three semesters before dissertation.

    Dr. Sonya L. Armstrong

    Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00


  • This course provides a comprehensive introduction to educational research with a focus on research design, research methods and methodology, and fundamental measurement issues in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research.

    Dr. Carlton Fong

    Thursdays, 6:30-9:20

  • Teaching strategies for teaching/instructional assistants focused on creating syllabi, adapting to diverse student populations, collaborating with colleagues and staff; implementing active learning strategies; fostering assigned reading; assessing learning; and integrating technology. This course does not earn graduate degree credit.

    Dr. Emily Suh

    Mondays, 1:30-3:00

  • Intended for those versed in current paradigmatic and epistemological states of human inquiry, presenting an opportunity to design a research project and to address the major issues of a research career.

    Dr. Emily Summers

    Tuesdays, 3:30-6:20

  • This course identifies the evolution, characteristics, demographics, and needs of developmental education learners. Emphasis is placed on understanding internal factors, including the cognitive, affective, and psychosocial needs of these students, as well as on analyzing external factors, including the social, political and institutional forces that impact developmental learners' educational experiences.

    Dr. Russ Hodges

    Tuesdays, 6:30-9:20

  • This course focuses on research-based theories of student motivation and self-regulation and highlights practical applications of these theories for students in developmental education contexts.

    Dr. Carlton Fong

    Thursdays, 3:30-6:20

  • This course uses critical multicultural framework to trace the evolution of the developmental learner in a P-16 educational system. Students in this examine school practices and policies in an attempt to map the educational trajectory and improve the educational experiences of P-16 underrepresented and underserved students.

    Dr. Emily Summers

    Wednesdays, 6:30-9:20

  • The course will focus on theories and techniques of academic advising, coaching, and mentoring skills for learners enrolled in postsecondary education. Didactic and experiential activities will provide students enrolled in the course with opportunities to learn and practice skill development within these academic support programs.

    Dr. Russ Hodges

    Wednesdays, 3:30-6:20

  • This course examines core principles of disciplinary literacies. Students will examine the theory, research and pedagogical practices of literacies across the disciplines with an emphasis on understanding the potential for post-secondary learners and developmental education practices.

    Dr. Sonya L. Armstrong

    Mondays, 6:30-9:20

  • This course examines the theory, research, and practice of an integrated reading and writing approach to postsecondary literacy instruction.

    Dr. Eric Paulson

    Mondays, 3:30-6:20