Education, Ph.D.
(Learning Sciences and Psychological Studies)

Program of Studies

For pre-2015 cohorts

Prerequisite Courses (see below for specific courses that require these prerequisites)

EDUC 710 Statistical Analysis of Educational Data I 4 hrs
EDUC 817 Introduction to Educational Research 3 hrs
EDUC 830 Field Techniques (qualitative research) 3 hrs

Required Core Courses

EDUC 990 LSPS Seminar (1 credit each, 4 times; 4 credits) 4 hrs
EDUC 867 Issues in Educational Policy and Research 3 hrs
EDUC 784 Statistical Analysis of Educational Data II
Prerequisite: EDUC 710 or equivalent
4 hrs
EDUC 868 Advanced Qualitative Analysis and Interpretation
Prerequisite: EDUC 830 or equivalent
3 hrs
EDUC 824 Foundations of Educational Research
Prerequisite: EDUC817 or equivalent
3 hrs
EDUC 783 Applied Measurement Theory 3 hrs
EDUC 915 Introduction to Learning Sciences 3 hrs
EDUC XXX Advanced LSPS 3 hrs
EDUC 918 Introduction to Cognitive Science and Sociocultural Perspectives
(i.e., Learning Theories course)
3 hrs
EDUC XXX Introduction to Design and Technology 3 hrs
EDUC 994 Dissertation credits 6 hrs

Total Core Credits: 38

Concentration Courses

1 Advanced course in Cognitive Science, Sociocultural Perspectives, or Design 3 hrs
1 Advanced Methods Course appropriate for the concentration
(e.g., Mixed Methods, Design-Based Research, SEM, HLM, video-based research, etc)
3 hrs
3 other concentration course electives 9 hrs

Total Concentration Credits: 15

Total Credits: 53

Concentrations

Concentrations are based upon five specific courses that provide students with a focus within Learning Sciences and Psychological Studies.  They are subject to change, additions and edits as courses, faculty and market demands change.  Concentration areas are:

  • Mathematics Learning and Education
  • Education and Technology
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Science Learning and Education
  • Measurement and Statistics

Hypothetical Example of Possible Student POS, Chronologically

(assuming all prerequisites met)

Fall, First Year

EDUC 867 Issues in Educational Policy and Research 3 hrs
EDUC 915 Introduction to Learning Sciences 3 hrs
EDUC 783 Applied Measurement Theory 3 hrs
EDUC 990 LSPS Seminar 1 hr

Spring, First Year

EDUC 824 Foundations of Educational Research 3 hrs
EDUC 784 Statistical Analysis of Educational Data II 4 hrs
EDUC 918 Introduction to Cognitive and Socio-cultural Perspectives on Learning 3 hrs
EDUC 990 LSPS Seminar 1 hr

Fall, Second Year

EDUC 868 Advanced Qualitative Analysis and Interpretation 3 hrs
EDUC XXX Introduction Design and Technology 3 hrs
  Concentration Course 1 3 hrs
EDUC 990 LSPS Seminar 1 hr

Spring, Second Year

  Concentration Course 2 3 hrs
  Concentration Course 3 3 hrs
  Concentration Course 4 3 hrs

Fall, Third Year

EDUC XXX Advanced LSPS 3 hrs
  Concentration Course 5 3 hrs
EDUC 990 LSPS Seminar 3 hrs

Spring, Third Year

EDUC 994 Comprehensive Exams 3 hrs

Fall-Spring, Fourth Year

EDUC 994 Dissertation credits 6 hrs