Education, Ph.D.
(Applied Developmental Sciences and Special Education)

Program of Studies

Updated Sept 2016

Click here for the POS for the Fall 2013 and Fall 2014 Cohorts

Required and Recommended / Elective Courses

Required Core Courses for the Ph.D. in Education
EDUC 710 Statistical Analysis of Educational Data I 4 hrs
EDUC 830 Field Techniques 3 hrs
MISC One advanced research methods, any type
(i.e., quantitative, qualitative, mixed)
EDUC 867 Issues in Ed Policy and Research 3 hrs
*EDUC XXX Histories of Schooling: Culture, Curriculum, and Change 3 hrs
*EDUC XXX Development and Learning 3 hrs

*EDUC XXX indicates course for which a permanent number is not yet assigned

ADSSE Core: 9 Credit Hours

EDUC 805A Doctoral Proseminar: Reading and Writing Education Research 3 hrs
EDUC 806 Proseminar in ADSSE 3 hrs
EDUC 781 Theories and Research on Human Development OR 3 hrs
EDUC 762 Child Development and Disability OR
EDUC 763 Biological Basis of Development
EDUC 864 Families, Schools & Development: Successful Interventions 3 hrs
Research Foundations (15-18 credit hours)
EDUC 709 Applied Investigations OR 3 hrs
EDUC 824 Research Design
EDUC 784 Stat II (EDUC 710 prerequisite for course) 3 hrs
TBD Advanced STAT 3 hrs
EDUC 990 Research Apprenticeship 3 hrs
2-3 additional advanced research courses related to specialty area (e.g., Single Subject Design, Structural Equation Models, Multilevel Models, Mixed methods, Measurement, Advanced Qualitative Research)
Cultural Diversity in Education (Choose one from below = 3 credit hours)
EDUC 739 The Global Child: Development & Education 3 hrs
EDUC 969 Cultural Perspectives on Learning, Development and Education 3 hrs
EDUC 881 Advanced Seminar on Human Development:
Families, Culture and Child Development
3 hrs
SOCI 852 Ethnicity, Race and Education 3 hrs
SOCI 855 Poverty in America 3 hrs
Professional Development Courses (3-6 credit hours)
EDUC 862 Teaching and Personnel Development 3 hrs
EDUC 865 College Teaching Internship 3 hrs
OS 858 Grant Writing 3 hrs

Dissertation Hours

EDUC 994 Dissertation Credits 6 hrs
Speciality Areas (Choose 4 or 5 additional courses (12-15 credit hours)

Specialty areas are based upon four to five specific courses or seminars that provide students with a focus within Applied Developmental Sciences and Special Education. These courses are subject to revision, including additions and edits, as faculty and market demands change. An advisor may suggest additional courses based on student’s career goals.

Applied Developmental Sciences (ADS)

ADS Inclusive Early Childhood Development
EDUC 861 Seminar in Special Education: Translational Research 3 hrs
EDUC 881 Advanced Seminar in Human Development:
Pro-Seminar in Early Childhood
3 hrs
EDUC 882 Advanced Seminar in Cognition and Learning:
Theory and Practice in Teaching Struggling Readers and Writers
3 hrs
SPHS 897 Autism Research Seminar 3 hrs
SPHS 802 Seminar in Prelinguistic and Early Linguistic Communication Behavior OR 3 hrs
SPHS 854 Seminar in Child Language
ADS Middle Childhood/Adolescence
EDUC 881 Advanced Seminar in Human Development:
Social-Emotional Development of Adolescents
3 hrs
EDUC 960 Advanced Seminar in ADSSE:
School Transitions & Development
3 hrs
EDUC 961 Advanced Seminar in ADSSE:
Schools as Contexts for Development
3 hrs
EDUC 915 Introduction to Learning Sciences 3 hrs
SOWO 940 Development of Social Intervention Models 3 hrs
PYSCH 781 Pro-seminar in Developmental Sciences 3 hrs

Special Education (SPED)

SPED School Age
EDUC 809 Problems and Issues in Special Education 3 hrs
EDUC 861 Seminar in Special Education:
Translational Interdisciplinary Research
3 hrs
EDUC 861 Seminar in Special Education:
Learning & Behavioral Disorders
3 hrs
EDUC 881 Advanced Seminar in Human Development:
School Transitions
3 hrs
EDUC 882 Advanced Seminar in Cognition and Learning:
Theory and Practice in Teaching Struggling Readers and Writers
3 hrs
SPED Autism
EDUC 809 Problems and Issues in Special Education 3 hrs
EDUC 861 Seminar in Special Education:
Translational Interdisciplinary Research
3 hrs
SPHS 897 Autism Research Seminar 3 hrs
SPHS 802 Seminar in Prelinguistic and Early Linguistic Communications Behavior OR 3 hrs
SPHS 854 Seminar in Child Language