EDOC - Doctor of Education


2017-2018 GRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG

Effective 1 June 2017 through 31 May 2018

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Course Descriptions

EDOC 7120 Global Histories and Politics in Education (3)

This course is a comparative review of modern educational systems and learning experiences in different countries. Students discuss the ways in which educational systems have been influenced by industrialization and global capitalism. The rise of globalization, the information economy, and their effect on modern education theory as well as educational systems will be viewed as an important backdrop. Other recent attempts and current trends to influence and reshape schooling in the light of emergent educational philosophies will also be explored.  Prerequisite: Admission to doctoral program; to be taken the first semester in the program (unless the director of the Doctor of Education program grants permission due to unusual circumstances).

EDOC 7130 Communications Technologies in Educational Systems (3)

This course engages both the kinds of tools in use in physical and virtual environments and also the ways in which these tools are used to meet the outcomes of a given program. Prerequisite: Admission to the doctoral program.

EDOC 7140 Educational Equity and Ethics: Theory and Policies (3)

In this course, students will examine several ethical frameworks as lenses for understanding, evaluating, and developing standards for ethical practice put forth by educational professional organizations, as well as district and school policies. Students will apply these ethical frameworks to local, national and global issues related to educational equity. Prerequisite: Admission to the doctoral program.

EDOC 7150 Seminar: Social Justice, Transformative Learning and Issues in Global Education (3)

This seminar is a segue from typical instructor-guided courses to the independence of dissertation research. The academic focus of this course is to examine global education issues and theories that affect the lives of children (i.e. theories that initiate social and educational change). Candidates will study the intersection of theory and practice and its role in pedagogy and social change. Theorists which may be examined are: Friere, Metrosow, and Bandura, to name but three. Prerequisite: Admission to the doctoral program.

EDOC 7500 Service Learning Practicum (3)

This course is a comparative review of modern educational systems and learning experiences in different countries. Candidates discuss the ways in which educational systems have been influenced by industrialization and global capitalism. The rise of globalization and the information economy and their effect on modern educational theory as well as educational systems will be viewed as an important backdrop. More recent attempts to reshape schooling in the light of emergent educational philosophies will also be explored. Students will take this course twice. Prerequisite: Admission to the doctoral program.

EDOC 7510 Interdisciplinary Pro-Seminar I (2)

This course will introduce the candidate to the increasingly complex world of educational research; the doctoral process; allow the candidate to refine his/her 'burning question'/dissertation inquiry; begin the annotated bibliography and literature review as foundation for future educational research in preparation for the dissertation document; and develop a first draft of the organization of the dissertation. Prerequisite: Admission to the doctoral program.

EDOC 7520 Interdisciplinary Pro-Seminar II (2)

In this course, the candidate will refine the 'burning question' and continue to develop the annotated bibliography. the focus of the second seminar is to write a draft of Chapter 1 of the dissertation. In this course the candidate will continue the doctoral process; refine his/her 'burning question/dissertation inquiry; continue the annotated bibliography and literature review as foundation for future educational research in preparation for the final dissertation document. Prerequisite: Admission to the doctoral program.

EDOC 7530 Interdisciplinary Pro-Seminar III (2)

In this course, the student will: (1) review at least 4 (four) types of educational research and apply each to his/her research interest/burning question; develop a rationale for a specific choice of research; (2) continue to perfect the literature review; and (3) write the first draft of the Dissertation Chapter 2: Literature Review. This product will be a living document. The Draft Literature Review may be added to and/or revised until entire dissertation is completed. This will be Key Assessment 4. Prerequisite: Admission to the doctoral program.

EDOC 7540 Interdisciplinary Pro-Seminar IV (2)

This course will provide methods to develop the skills to apply inquiry and research to identify and support transformative learning for individuals, organizations, and communities. The student will write the first draft of Chapter 3 of the dissertation, Research Design and Methods. The student will begin to develop a draft of the final chapter of dissertation: Proposed Application to Study to Support Transformational Learning in the Global Community and secure IRB approval for this final project. Prerequisite: Admission to the doctoral program.

EDOC 8000 Doctoral Dissertation Research and Writing (1-5)

The student works to complete the doctoral dissertation research and write the dissertation, which demonstrates the student's ability to design and conduct research on education from a global perspective. Candidates may register for 1-5 credits at a time per individual need. Candidates are required to complete a minimum of ten dissertation research credits. Prerequisite: The student must have successfully completed all other doctoral course work, passed comprehensive exams and achieved status of doctoral candidate.