All Ph.D. students in Adult, Professional, and Community Education and in School Improvement must complete the following core courses:
ED 7311 Educational Philosophy in a Social Context (3 hours)
ED 7364 Team Development in Education (3 hours)
ED 7312 Leadership and Organizational Change (3 hours)
ED 7315 Models of Inquiry: Understanding Epistemologies (3 hours)
ED 7313 Advanced Studies in Adult Learning and Development (3 hours)
ED 7314 Community Development for Educators (3 hours)
Both full-time and part-time students must complete these courses in their first year of residence.
Courses in Major
All Ph.D. students in Adult, Professional, and Community Education and in School Improvement must complete the following courses within their major:
Major in Adult, Professional and Community Education
ED 7321 Historical Foundations and Contemporary Issues in Lifelong Learning (3 hours)
ED 7322 Human Resource and Professional Development (3 hours)
ED 7325 Teaching Adults: Principles and Practices (3 hours) (substitutes for ED 7323 Community/ Organizational Leadership and Management beginning Fall 2012)
ED 7324 Problems and Strategies in Program Planning Seminar (3 hours)
Major in School Improvement
ED 7331 Foundations of School Improvement (3 hours)
ED 7332 Facilitating School Improvement (3 hours)
ED 7333 Curriculum and Instructional Leadership (3 hours)
ED 7334 Models of Educational Assessment (3 hours)
All Ph.D. students in Adult, Professional, and Community Education and in School Improvement must complete the following two beginning research courses:
ED 7352 Beginning Qualitative Design and Analysis (3 hours)
ED 7351 Beginning Quantitative Research Design and Analysis (3 hours)
AND one of the following additional courses:
ED 7354 Intermediate Qualitative Design and Analysis (3 hours)
ED 7353 Intermediate Quantitative Research Design and Analysis (3 hours)
In addition to completion of coursework in the core and concentration areas, students will have an opportunity to complete nine credits of graduate level elective coursework, selected in consultation with the program adviser and committee, as appropriate to the student’s career goals and interests.
All Ph.D. students in Adult, Professional, and Community Education who start their Program in Fall 2012 or later must take six hours of required electives and three hours of free electives for a total of nine hours.
School Improvement must take at least nine hours of doctoral level elective courses at the 7000 level.
For a current list of available electives, see the Graduate Catalog, at website: http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/Grad_Cats.html and current class schedule as posted on CatsWeb.
PRE-DISSERTATION RESEARCH DESIGN
Dissertation Courses (12 hours minimum)
Students at dissertation stage typically enroll in one three-hour dissertation course each semester until the dissertation is defended. A minimum of 12 credits of dissertation enrollment is required. (See Handbook section on Dissertation Enrollment)
ED 7399A Dissertation in Education –Adult, Professional, and Community Education (3 hours)
ED 7399B Dissertation in Education – School Improvement (3 hours)
In some circumstances, it may be appropriate to enroll in either a six-credit or one-credit dissertation course. The six-credit course may be needed by students at dissertation stage who hold a doctoral assistantship, or by students who will complete the dissertation during the upcoming semester after enrolling in only six credits previously. The one-credit course in intended for periods when students will be working less intensely on the dissertation. It may be selected without special approval during summer semesters. Approval of the dissertation chair and Ph.D. program director are required in other instances. See the explanation below regarding appropriate situations for requesting permission to register for the one-credit course.
ED 7699A Dissertation in Education –Adult, Professional, and Community Education (6 hours)
ED 7699B Dissertation in Education – School Improvement (6 hours)
ED 7199A Dissertation in Education –Adult, Professional, and Community Education (1 hour)
ED 7199B Dissertation in Education – School Improvement (1 hour)
Registration for ED 7199A or ED 7199B.
Students who expect to be doing minimal work on the dissertation in a given semester for a serious reason (personal or family illness, childbirth, new job, financial need, etc) may register for ED 7199 in that semester whether or not they have completed the 12 required credit hours of dissertation writing. This option requires committee chair and program coordinator approval in advance.
This alternative course, 7199, is ordinarily repeatable for only three semester hours. In other words students have the privilege of registering for 7199 only three times as they continue dissertation work.