Graduate Degree - Educational Psychology and Educational Technology - Doctor of Philosophy

Program:
Educational Psychology and Educational Technology - Doctor of Philosophy
Program Code:
6703 Educ Psychology and Educ Tech
Program Level:
Graduate
Award Type:
Doctor of Philosophy
Start Term:
FS06
College:
College of Education
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:
Department:
Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

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College of Education

Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education

Graduate Study
Educational Psychology and Educational Technology - Doctor of Philosophy

The doctoral program in educational psychology and educational technology is designed for persons who show promise of becoming scholars and leaders in the study of human learning and development in varied educational settings and the study, creation, and use of diverse technologies supporting learning and teaching. The program places emphasis on rigorous scholarship and formulation of analytic perspectives on learning, development, and technology embedded in culture and society. Graduates of this program will be equipped to pursue careers in university research and teaching, research and development of online learning environments in diverse educational settings and to assume leadership roles in school systems and the private sector.

Doctoral students in educational psychology and educational technology focus their studies in one or both of the following emphasis areas:

Educational Psychology. Students study processes of human learning and development in naturally occurring settings such as homes, classrooms, peer groups, workplaces, and laboratories in order to understand and improve educational practice. Program participants often base their analyses in specific domains, including mathematics, literacy, and science.

Educational Technology. Students engage in research and development seeking to understand the pedagogy, policy, and design of media and technologies in support of learning, nationally and internationally, in formal environments such as traditional and online classes as well as in informal environments such as homes and after-school programs.

Students who are enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy degree program in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education may elect a specialization in language and literacy. For additional information, refer to the statement on Graduate Specialization in Language and Literacy in the Department of Teacher Education section of this catalog.

In addition to meeting the requirements of the university and the College of Education, students must meet the requirements specified below.

Admission

Persons who hold degrees from a variety of disciplines may apply for admission. The review of applications focuses on previous study and experience, compatibility between academic and professional goals and this doctoral program, and demonstration of potential for successful advanced degree work.

All students admitted to the program begin their studies in fall semester. The deadline for submitting applications is December 1 prior to the year for which admission is sought in order to receive full consideration for financial support. Applications received after this date will be reviewed if space is available in the program.

Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology

The student must meet the requirements specified below:

1.  Proseminar Sequence (6 credits):
Both of the following courses:
CEP 900 Proseminar in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology I 3
CEP 901 Proseminar in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology II 3
2. Educational Inquiry and Research (15 credits);
All of the following courses:
CEP 930 Educational Inquiry 3
CEP 932 Quantitative Methods in Educational Research I 3
CEP 933 Quantitative Methods in Educational Research II 3
CEP 955 Research Design and Methods for Educational Psychology and Educational Technology 3
CEP 995 Practicum in Research Design and Data Analysis 3
3. Core Courses (12 credits):
a. One of the following courses (3 credits):
CEP 911 Intellectual History of Educational Psychology 3
CEP 916 Intellectual History of Educational Technology 3
b. Three of the following courses (9 credits):
CEP 902 The Psychology Learning School Subjects 3
CEP 903 Cognitive Development Across the Lifespan 3
CEP 904 Social-Emotional Development across the Lifespan 3
CEP 909 Cognition and Technology 3
CEP 910 Motivation and Learning 3
CEP 917 Design of Media for Learning 3
CEP 953 Teachers and Technology 3
CEP 956 Mind, Media, and Learning 3
4. Area of Concentration. At least three additional courses in the student’s area of concentration. Students are encouraged to include some course work from outside the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education. Emphasis area and concentration courses must provide a coherent program of study approved, in advance, by the student’s guidance committee.
5. Pass a departmental preliminary examination, focused on scholarly writing and the critique of research at the end of the first year of doctoral study.
6. Satisfactory completion of a research apprenticeship.
7. Successful completion and defense of the dissertation.
8. Complete 24 credits of CEP 999 Doctoral Dissertation Research. Students may not earn more than 30 credits in CEP 999 Doctoral Dissertation Research.