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Doctoral Course Sequence

Both the Ed.D. and the Ph.D. have three concentrations from which to select:

  • Concentration in Developmental Literacy
  • Concentration in Developmental Mathematics
  • Concentration in Learning Support

Sample Program of Study (note: this is a general configuration for a full-time student, as the order and offerings may change)

Ph.D.

Year / Semester

Ed.D.

CI 7101 Introduction to the Research Experience

Year 1

Fall Semester

CI 7101 Introduction to the Research Experience

DE 7301 Understanding Developmental Education Learners in a Diverse Society

DE 7301 Understanding Developmental Education Learners in a Diverse Society

CI 7302 Research Methods and Measurement in Education

CI 7302 Research Methods and Measurement in Education

First Concentration Elective

First Concentration Elective

 

 

 

CI 7101 Introduction to the Research Experience

Year 1

Spring Semester

CI 7101 Introduction to the Research Experience

DE 7303 Teaching and Learning in Developmental Education

DE 7303 Teaching and Learning in Developmental Education

CI 7351 
Beginning Quantitative Research Design and Analysis

CI 7351

Beginning Quantitative Research Design and Analysis

CI 7352 
Beginning Qualitative Design and Analysis

CI 7352 
Beginning Qualitative Design and Analysis

   

 

 

 

CI 7101 Introduction to the Research Experience

Year 2

Fall Semester

CI 7101 Introduction to the Research Experience

DE 7305 Multicultural Education in a P-16 Context

DE 7305 Multicultural Education in a P-16 Context

First Research Elective

First Research Elective

Second Concentration Elective

DE 7380 Managing Developmental Education Programs

 

 

 

 

 

Third Concentration Elective

Year 2

Spring Semester

Second Concentration Elective

Second Research Elective

Third Concentration Elective

DE 7302 Policy and Politics in Developmental Education

DE 7302 Policy and Politics in Developmental Education

 

 

 

Fourth Concentration  Elective

Year 3

Fall Semester

Fourth Concentration  Elective

Fifth Concentration  Elective

Fifth Concentration  Elective

Third Research Elective

Sixth Concentration  Elective

 

 

 

CI 7386 Directed Research

Year 3

Spring Semester

Seventh Concentration Elective

Elective(s) as needed

Elective(s) as needed

Comprehensive Exam Prospectus

Comprehensive Exam Prospectus

 

 

 

Comprehensive Exam

Year 3

Summer Semester

Comprehensive Exam

 

 

 

Dissertation - DE 7199 / 7299 / 7399 / 7599 / 7699 / 7999 

Year 4

Fall Semester

Dissertation - DE 7199 / 7299 / 7399 / 7599 / 7699 / 7999

 

 

 

Dissertation - DE 7199 / 7299 / 7399 / 7599 / 7699 / 7999

Year 4

Spring Semester

Dissertation - DE 7199 / 7299 / 7399 / 7599 / 7699 / 7999

Research Elective Courses

  • CI 7353  Intermediate Quantitative Research Design and Analysis 
  • CI 7354  Intermediate Qualitative Design and Analysis
  • CI 7355  Mixed Methods Research and Evaluation 
  • CI 7358  Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks in Qualitative Research 
  • CI 7359  Seminar in Quantitative Research 

Concentration Elective Courses
(Will vary from year to year; check course schedule and with your advisor)

Developmental Literacy:

  • RDG 7301 Theory and Research of Literacy 
  • RDG 7302 Theory and Research of College Basic Literacy 
  • RDG 7303 Theory and Research of College Academic Literacy 
  • RDG 7304 Theory and Research of Literacy Instruction for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Readers 
  • RDG 7305 Theory and Research of Literacy Assessment 
  • RDG 7306 Literacy Research Seminar 
  • RDG 7371 Theory and Research of Postsecondary Integrated Reading and Writing  
  • RDG 7372 Theory and Research of New Literacies Studies in Developmental Education   
  • RDG 7373 Community Literacies 
  • RDG 7307E Theory, Research and Practice of Disciplinary Literacy 
  • ENG 7300 Language Problems in a Multicultural Environment 
  • ENG 7316 Foundations in Rhetoric and Composition 
  • ENG 7317 Specializations in Rhetoric and Composition 
  • ENG 7326 Contemporary Composition Theory 
  • ENG 7383 Studies in Rhetorical Theory 
  • DE 7304A Special Topics: Curriculum Design in Developmental Education 
  • DE 7381 Practicum 
  • CI 7303 Educational and Psychological Measurement and Assessment 
  • CI 7360 Designing Educational Research 

 Learning Support:

  • DE 7304A Special Topics: Curriculum Design in Developmental Education 
  • DE 7304C Special Topics: Student Motivation and Self-Regulation
  • DE 7304D Special Topics: Transformative Learning
  • DE 7321 The Community College 
  • DE 7322 Learning Support Centers in Postsecondary Settings 
  • DE 7323 Academic Support for Students with Learning Disabilities 
  • DE 7324 Teaching Learning Strategies and Critical Thinking 
  • DE 7325 Advising Developmental Students 
  • DE 7381 Practicum 
  • CI 7326 Grant Development and Management 
  • CI 7303 Educational and Psychological Measurement and Assessment 
  • CI 7360 Designing Educational Research 

 Developmental Mathematics:

  • MATH 7111 Seminar in Teaching
  • MATH 7188 Seminar in Mathematics Education 
  • MATH 7302 History of Mathematics 
  • MATH 7306 Research in Mathematics Education 
  • MATH 7324 Curriculum Design & Analysis  
  • MATH 7328 Instructional Techniques & Assessments 
  • MATH 7378A Problem Solving, Reasoning, and Proof 
  • MATH 7378B Connecting and Communicating Math 
  • MATH 7366A Teaching Post-Secondary Students 
  • MATH 7366E Developmental Mathematics Curriculum
  • MATH 7378E Developmental Mathematics Perspectives 
  • MATH 7386 Independent Study in Mathematics Education 
  • MATH 7396 Mathematics Education Research Seminar 
  • CI 7303 Educational and Psychological Measurement and Assessment 
  • CI 7360 Designing Educational Research 
  • DE 7304A Special Topics: Curriculum Design in Developmental Education 
  • DE 7381 Practicum