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

Program of Studies

Prerequisite Requirements

EDUC 710 Statistical Analysis of Educational Data I 3 hrs
EDUC 817 Introduction to Educational Research 3 hrs
EDUC 830 Field Techniques 3 hrs

Ph.D. in Education: Core

EDUC 867 Issues in Educational Policy and Research 3 hrs

ADSSE Core: (9 Credit Hours)

EDUC 805 Doctoral Proseminar: Reading and Writing Education Research 3 hrs
EDUC 806 Proseminar in ADSSE 3 hrs
EDUC 781 OR
EDUC 762 OR
EDUC 763
Theories and Research on Human Development OR
Child Development and Disability OR
Biological Basis of Development
3 hrs
EDUC 864Families, Schools & Development: Successful Interventions 3 hrs

Research Foundations (15-18 hours)

EDUC 709 Applied Investigations 3 hrs
EDUC 784 Stat II
(EDUC 710 is prerequisite)
3 hrs
EDUC 884 Stat III 3 hrs
EDUC 868 Advanced Qualitative Research
(EDUC 830 is prerequisite)
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)

Cultural Diversity in Education
(Choose one from below = 3 credit hours)

EDUC 872 Seminar in Education Studies:
Culture & Child Development
3 hrs
SOCI 852 Ethnicity, Race and Education 3 hrs
SOCI 855 Poverty in America 3 hrs

Professional Development Courses

EDUC 865 College Teaching Internship 3 hrs
EDUC 990 Research Apprenticeship 3 hrs
EDUC 862 Teaching and Professional Development 3 hrs
OS 858 Grant Writing 3 hrs

Dissertation Hours

EDUC 994 Dissertation Credits 6 hrs

Specialty Areas (3-4 additional courses/9-12 credit hours)

Specialty areas are based upon four specific courses or seminars that provide students with a focus within Applied Developmental Sciences and Special Education. They are subject to change, additions and edits as courses, faculty and market demands change.

ADS - Inclusive Early Childhood Development

EDUC 861 Seminar in Special Education: Translational Research with Special Education 3 hrs
EDUC 965 Advanced Seminar in Human Development: Issues in Literacy 3 hrs
SPHS 802
OR
SPHS 854
Seminar in Prelinguistic and Early Linguistic Communication Behavior OR
Seminar in Child Language
3 hrs
SPHS 897 Autism Research Seminar 3 hrs

ADS—Middle Childhood/Adolescence*

EDUC 995 Advanced Seminar in ADSSE:
School Transitions & Development
3 hrs
EDUC 995 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

*Additional courses suggested by advisor based on career goals.

Special Education—School Age

EDUC 808 Seminar in Learning and Behavior Disorders 3 hrs
EDUC 861 Seminar in Special Education: Single Subject Design 3 hrs
EDUC 809 Problems and Issues in Special Education 3 hrs
EDUC 881 Advanced Seminar in Human Development: School Transitions 3 hrs
EDUC 965 Advanced Seminar in Human Development: Issues in Literacy 3 hrs

Special Education—Autism

EDUC 808 Seminar in Learning and Behavior Disorders 3 hrs
EDUC 809 Problems and Issues in Special Education 3 hrs
SPHS 897 Autism Research Seminar 3 hrs
EDUC 802 OR
EDUC 854
Seminar in Prelinguistic and Early Linguistic Communication Behavior OR
Seminar in Child Language
3 hrs