Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction

Major: EDCI
Degree Awarded: Ph.D.
Unit: GE
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/education/degrees/phd-ci

Program Information

Distinctive Characteristics of Doctoral Programs in the College of Education and Human Development

I. Social Justice and Equity

Aligned with our mission, our students would build experience and expertise in the issues of social justice and equity. This theme would align with our metropolitan mission and that of student achievement.

II. Leadership

This area could be assisted by the Future Faculty/Future Leaders program. Leadership is a distinct focus in other programs in the College of Education and Human Development and the doctoral program should be no exception. In this component students would gain expertise in supervising and leading others to achieve organizational goals and missions, managing complex systems, addressing administrative issues and procedures, conducting research to enhance leadership and teaching others about the art of organizational leadership.

III. Practical Experience

The doctoral programs in the College of Education and Human Development will also contain practicums, internships, or embedded field experience that aligns both with their program studies and their career goals. These experiences are to be mentored and may include a number of the following areas: teaching; research, administration or other appropriate arenas.

IV. Scholarship/Research

The emphasis on scholarship would include experience and mentorship in Ethics, Publications, Presentation, Grantsmanship, and other forms of creative activity. The research component will be characterized by the development of vertical research teams; Senior faculty, junior faculty, doctoral students, masters’ students, and in some programs, undergraduate students, working together on research projects and research areas. These might be bolstered by partnerships with local school districts, businesses, or community agencies.

The doctoral degree is granted in recognition of scholarly proficiency and distinctive achievement in a specific field/discipline. All candidates for a doctoral degree in the College of Education and Human Development must successfully complete qualifying exams and a dissertation/professional portfolio that clearly indicates the candidate has mastered and can exhibit/articulate the content knowledge, skills and dispositions specific to their discipline and can utilize appropriate research methodologies to contribute to the body of knowledge in their field.

Curriculum

60 Credit Hour Program

Master’s Degree prerequisite + 60 credit hours minimum: The Student and Committee must develop courses, programs and experiences that clearly identify and address the specific themes of Leadership, Scholarship, Social Justice and Equity. These areas of emphasis must have descriptive competencies that the student should attain and the Committee can assess.

Specialty Components (33 credit hour minimum) Selected with Program Committee Approval
30
EDAP 711 Doctoral Professional Seminar:  First Year3

Research Methodology (27 credit hour minimum) Selected with Program Committee Approval
ELFH 601 Applied Statistics3
ELFH 701 – Intermediate Multiple Regression3
ELFH 703 - Multivariate Educational Statistics3
Research Electives:6
e.g., Field Survey Research, additional qualitative methodologies and/or quantitative methodologies. a,b
Dissertation Research12-15
Elective Component Masters Degree comprises elective component of program and satisfies 30 credit hours of the Ph.D. program.
a. Selected with Program Committee Approval within program guidelines/framework
b. ELFH 600 may not be used for these courses.
Minimum total credit hours:90

90 Credit Hour Program

The Student and Committee must develop courses, programs and experiences that clearly identify and address the specific themes of Leadership, Scholarship, Social Justice and Equity. These areas of emphasis must have descriptive competencies that the student should attain and the Committee can assess.

SPECIALTY COMPONENTS (42 credit hour minimum) Selected with Program Committee Approval
39
EDAP 711 Doctoral Professional Seminar:  First Year 3
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (27 credit hour minimum) Selected with Program Committee Approval
ELFH 601 Applied Statistics3
ELFH 701 – Intermediate Statistics3
ELFH 703 - Multivariate Educational Statistics
3
Research Electives:6
e.g., Field Survey Research, additional qualitative methodologies and/or quantitative methodologies. a,b
EDAP 795 Dissertation Research
12-15
ELECTIVE COMPONENT (21 credit hour minimum) Selected with Program Committee Approval
21
a. Selected with Program Committee Approval within program guidelines/framework
b. ELFH 600 may not be used for these courses.
Minimum total credit hours:90

Faculty

Debra Bauder

Associate Professor

Jennifer Bay-Williams

Professor

Sherri Brown

Associate Professor

James Chisholm

Assistant Professor

Justin Cooper

Assistant Professor

Ginevra R. Courtade

Associate Professor

Monica E. Delano

Associate Professor

Erick Dubuque

Assistant Professor

Amy Seely Flint

Professor

Michele Foster

Professor

Jessica Hardy

Assistant Professor

Regina Hirn

Assistant Professor

Penny Howell

Associate Professor

Lateefah Id-Deen

Assistant Professor

Jill Jacobi-Vessels

Assistant Professor

Tasha Tropp Laman

Associate Professor

Timothy J. Landrum

Professor

Ann Elisabeth Larson

Professor

Amy Lingo

Professor

Sheron Mark

Assistant Professor

Maggie McGatha

Associate Professor

Lori Norton-Meier

Professor

Elizabeth Patton

Assistant Professor

Robert Pennington

Associate Professor

Susan Peters

Associate Professor

Terry Scott

Professor

Caroline Sheffield

Associate Professor

Thomas Simmons

Associate Professor

Steve Swan

Instructor

Shelley Thomas

Associate Professor

Thomas R. Tretter

Professor

Kathryn Whitmore

Professor