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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 CEHD

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 CEHD 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 CEHD 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 CEHD 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 Hour Program

Master’s Degree prerequisite + 60 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 hours minimum) Selected with Program Committee Approval
 30
EDAP 711 Doctoral Professional Seminar:  First Year 3

Research Methodology (27 hours minimum) Selected with Program Committee Approval
ELFH 601 Applied Statistics    3
ELFH 701 – Intermediate Multiple Regression 3
ELFH 703 - Multivariate Educational Statistics 3
Research Electives: 6
e.g., Field Survey Research, additional qualitative methodologies and/or quantitative methodologies. a,b
Dissertation Research 12-15
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 hours: 90
  

90 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 hours minimum) Selected with Program Committee Approval
39
EDAP 711 Doctoral Professional Seminar:  First Year 3
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (27 hours minimum) Selected with Program Committee Approval
ELFH 601 Applied Statistics     3
ELFH 701 – Intermediate Statistics 3
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 hours 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 hours: 90


Departmental Faculty


Debra Bauder, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

Jennifer Bay-Wiliams, Ph.D.

Professor

E. Todd Brown, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Sherri Brown, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

William S. Bush, Ed.D.

Professor

James Chisholm, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Justin Cooper, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Ginevra R. Courtade, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Monica E. Delano, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Penny Howell, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor

Karen Karp, Ed.D.

Professor

Diane W. Kyle, Ed.D.

Professor

Timothy J. Landrum, Ph.D.

Professor

Ann Elisabeth Larson, Ph.D.
Professor

Vice Dean

Amy Lingo, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

Maggie McGatha, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

Lori Norton-Meier, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Robert Pennington, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Susan Peters, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Robert Ronau, Ph.D.

Professor

Terry Scott, Ph.D.

Professor

Caroline Sheffield, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Christine Sherretz, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor

Melissa Shirley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Thomas Simmons, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Steve Swan, M.Ed.

Term Instructor

Shelley Thomas, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor

Thomas R. Tretter, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

Ingrid Weiland, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Kathy Whitmore-Barten, Ph.D.
Endowed Chair Professor


Contact Information

Curriculum and Instruction - Ph.D.

Monica Delano
Department of Teaching and Learning
Special Education
medela01@louisville.edu
(502)852-2546
 

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