This concentration prepares scholars for research, practice, and policy work in teaching and the preparation of teachers. Working alongside faculty who have close connections to practice in urban schools and to the development, implementation, and evaluation of teacher education programs, graduate students will be prepared to contribute to the quality of professional practice and policy at the K- 12 level, as well as in the education and development of practicing professionals.
Program Degree Requirements for the Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Teaching and Teacher 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 (27)
EDCI 8970 Seminar in Teaching and Learning (3)
EDCI 9660 Internship (6)
EDCI 9850 Research Seminar (3)
EDCI 9900 Critique of Educational Research (3)
Select (12): The student and Doctoral Advisory Committee select additional coursework.
C. Dissertation (15)
EDCI 9990 Dissertation (15)
Program total: Minimum of 60 semester hours