The Doctor of Philosophy in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Social Studies Education program is designed for individuals with interests in social studies education research, scholarship, and teacher preparation. Individuals seeking admission to this program should have a strong background in social studies education and a desire to be prepared to conduct original research in the field.
Programs of study are individually planned with each candidate in light of specific goals and areas of interest. For general information, see the program documents available below. For additional information, contact a member of the Social Studies Education Faculty listed in the attached Ph.D. Information and Program of Study document.
Program Degree Requirements for the Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Social Studies Education
A. Core Area (18)
The Core Area consists of 15 semester hours of research coursework and 3 semester hours of Social Foundation of Education and Psychology of Learning coursework.
Research Core (15 hours)
Choose one course (3):
EPRS 8500 Qualitative/Interpretive Research in Education (3)
EPRS 8530 Quantitative Methods and Analysis in Education (3)
A two course sequence (6 hours) in research methodology (for specific tracks/courses: http://education.gsu.edu/main/phd_requirement.htm)
Two courses (6 hours) in advanced research methods as identified by the Doctoral Advisory Committee
Social Foundations of Education and Psychology of Learning course (3) [for specific courses: http://education.gsu.edu/main/phd_requirement.htm]
B. Major Area (33)
EDCI 9660 Internship (6)
EDCI 9850 Research Seminar (3)
EDCI 9900 Critique of Educational Research (3)
EDSS 8290 Learning, Curriculum and Instruction in Social Studies (3)
EDSS 8550 Trends and Issues of Teaching Social Studies (3)
Select (15): The student and Doctoral Advisory Committee select additional coursework.
C. Dissertation (15)
EDCI 9990 Dissertation (15)
Program total: Minimum of 66 semester hours