Courses in the PhD general program emphasize the study of education, theory, ethics, technology, evaluation and assessment, as well as research methodologies.Developed for working professionals, courses are held in a weekend format so you can continue to work full time. Additionally, the PhD program provides opportunities for development as a research scholar with a research intensive apprenticeship experience.
In the final year of the program, PhD students work closely with their faculty mentor in an apprenticeship. While focused on enhancing and expanding the PhD student’s research skills and knowledge, faculty mentors work with their mentees to identify and design apprenticeship activities based on the PhD student’s professional goals and discipline. Some examples of apprenticeship activities include curriculum development, grant writing, conference proposals and presentations, writing or publication, teaching, learning advanced research methods not covered in the program’s four research courses, and leading workshops on topics related to the student’s expertise.
|Fall||DOC 306||3||Qualitative Research Methods|
|Spring||DOC 396||3||Advanced Qualitative Research Methods|
|Spring||DOC 305||3||Quantitative Research Methods|
|Summer||DOC 395||3||Advanced Quantitative Research Methods|
|Summer||DOC 302||3||Ethics, Diversity, & Leadership|
|Fall||DOC 360||3||Learning, Leading, & Technology|
|Fall||DOC 350||3||Philosophy & Epistemology in Education|
|Spring||DOC 345||3||Theory, Research, & Leadership|
|Spring||DOC 370||3||Evaluation & Assessment|
|Summer||DOC 390||3||Dissertation Seminar|
|Summer||DOC 399||3||Dissertation Credits|
|Fall||DOC 380||3||Apprenticeship Credits with Faculty Mentor|
|Fall||DOC 399||3||Dissertation Credits|
|Spring||DOC 380||3||Apprenticeship Credits with Faculty Mentor|
|Spring||DOC 399||3||Dissertation Credits|
|Summer||DOC 380||3||Apprenticeship Credits with Faculty Mentor|
|Summer||DOC 399||3||Dissertation Credits*|
*Students enroll for 1 credit of DOC 399 each semester until dissertation is complete.