The COE PhD offers a specialization in Educational Foundations, which prepares educational professionals with an understanding of the historical, philosophical, cultural, social, and political contexts of education, so that they can make informed and wise decisions about educational problems and policy issues. Graduates are expected to exert leadership in the field of education and understand societal issues that need to be taken into account in advancing educational thought and practice.
Courses are offered primarily in the fall and spring semesters. Most courses are offered in the evenings, usually from 4:30 to 7 P.M. Some courses are offered online.
College PhD Core = 12 credits
- Multiple Perspectives
- Qualitative Methods
- Quantitative Methods
- Advanced Methods
Department Core = 15 credits
- EDEF 651—History of Education in America
- EDEF 660—Philosophy of Education
- EDEF 669—Introduction to Comparative/International Education
- EDEF 630—Cultural Diversity & Education or EDEF 683—Social and Cultural Contexts of Education
- EDEF xxx—Seminar, Educational Foundations course
- Area of Emphasis = 9-12 credits
- Field Study or Internship: EDUC 740 or EDUC 799 = 3 credits
- Dissertation credits: EDEF 800 = 1+ credits