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Graduate Catalog | 2005-2007
College of Education

Curriculum and Instruction

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Master of Arts
Master of Education
Doctor of Philosophy
Doctor of Education

Facilities for Graduate Work

The Perry-Castaneda Library offers an extensive collection of material on education, including the Curriculum and Textbook Collection. Students also have access to an array of electronic databases, journals, and books related to curriculum and instruction through the University Libraries Web site. The College of Educa-tion's Learning Technology Center includes facilities for television, laboratory teaching, and photography, a graphics laboratory, and a computer laboratory. Other campus facilities, including the UT Learning Center and the laboratories and systems of Information Technology Services, are used extensively, and ongoing research and instructional activities are carried out in local schools.

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Areas of Study

Graduate study is offered in the following areas of specialization: curriculum studies, instructional technology, language and literacy studies, early childhood education, social studies education, multilingual studies: bilingual education, and multilingual studies: cultural studies. Requirements for concentrations in foreign language education, science education, and mathematics education are given elsewhere in this catalog.

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Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee during the spring semester 2004-2005.

Lawrence D. Abraham
James P. Barufaldi
Lowell J. Bethel
George M. Blanco
Randy Bomer
Christopher P. Brown
Guadalupe Carmona
Lisa J. Cary
Ozro Luke Davis Jr.
Joel Dworin
Susan B. Empson
Colleen M. Fairbanks
Sherry L. Field
Douglas E. Foley
Elaine D. Fowler
Lisa S. Goldstein
Frank J. Guszak
James V. Hoffman
Elaine K. Horwitz
Liu, Min
Julie Luft
Anna Elizabeth Maloch
Jill A. Marshall
H. Taylor Martin
Zena T. Moore
Deborah K. Palmer
Anthony J. Petrosino
Stuart Reifel
Todd Reimer
Paul Resta
Nancy L. Roser
Cynthia Salinas
David Schwarzer
John M. Slatin
Jennifer C. Smith
Walter M. Stroup Jr.
Jarvis W. Ulbricht
Angela Valenzuela
Sofia Villenas
Mary Lee Webeck
Jo Worthy
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Degree Requirements

Master of Arts

General requirements are those for the master's degree given in chapter 3, except that students may count no more than six semester hours of upper-division coursework toward the degree. For specific requirements and optional plans, consult the graduate adviser.

Master of Education

In addition to the general requirements for all master's degrees, students must present evidence of appropriate teaching or related experience. A thirty-six-semester-hour option, without thesis or report, is available. For specific requirements and optional plans, consult the graduate adviser.

Doctor of Philosophy

Students seeking the degree of Doctor of Philosophy must show evidence of related academic and professional experience, including a master's degree or the equivalent.

Program Requirements

Each student must complete at least eighteen semester hours of organized coursework in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. The faculty in each specialization has established a minimum number of hours of coursework required for that program.

Core courses. All students must complete nine hours in core courses that form the theoretical foundation for the study of curriculum and instruction. Courses must be taken in learning and instructional theory, curriculum theory and development, and cultural foundations of education.

Research methodology. At least twelve hours in research methodology are required, consisting of three hours in each of the following: philosophical foundations of research, qualitative methods, quantitative methods, and an advanced course in either qualitative or quantitative research methods.

Directed research. Twelve hours in directed research are required. This requirement may be fulfilled with organized coursework that has a substantial research component and requires a research project, or through faculty-guided research studies.

Specialization courses. This coursework is defined by the faculty in the area of specialization.

Review and Examination Requirements

First review. When the student has completed approximately one year in residence, or about eighteen hours of coursework, the faculty will assess his or her progress and likelihood of finishing the program based on performance in coursework and progress in research.

Midprogram review. The area faculty conducts a midprogram review when the student has completed between twenty-seven and thirty-six semester hours of coursework, including some of the required hours of directed research. Depending on the specific area of specialization, the student submits for faculty review a written report of research either conducted or proposed, usually developed as part of Curriculum and Instruction 396T. A favorable review results in the student's continuation in the program.

Qualifying examination. To be admitted to candidacy for the degree, the student must pass a qualifying examination developed by the faculty in the area of specialization.

Dissertation. The quality and significance of the dissertation must conform to the guidelines of the Graduate School. The PhD dissertation should make a significant contribution to knowledge and educational theory.

Doctor of Education

The Doctor of Education is a professional degree. The degree program differs from that leading to the Doctor of Philosophy in its predominant focus on the application of knowledge and in the nature of the dissertation. At least three years of related professional experience and a master's degree or the equivalent are required for admission to this degree program.

Program Requirements

Each student must complete at least eighteen semester hours of organized coursework in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. The faculty in each specialization has established a minimum number of hours of coursework required for that program.

Core courses. All students must complete twelve hours in core courses that form the theoretical foundation for the study of curriculum and instruction. Courses must be taken in learning theory, instructional theory, curriculum theory, and cultural foundations of education.

Research methodology. At least six hours in research methodology are required.

Field research/internship. At least six hours in field research are required, completed over at least two semesters. This research is most often conducted in a school setting and may be done during an internship. It need not be done as part of an organized course but must be directed by a faculty member.

Specialization courses. This coursework is defined by the faculty in the area of specialization.

Review and Examination Requirements

First review. When the student has completed approximately one year in residence, or about eighteen hours of coursework, the faculty will assess his or her progress and likelihood of finishing the program as shown by performance in coursework.

Midprogram review. After two semesters of field research or about two years in the program, the student submits for faculty review a written report of the research project. A favorable review results in the student's continuation in the program.

Qualifying examination. To be admitted to candidacy for the degree, the student must pass a qualifying examination developed according to guidelines established by the faculty in the area of specialization.

Dissertation. The quality and significance of the dissertation must conform to the guidelines of the Graduate School. In general, the EdD dissertation should make a significant contribution to knowledge about educational practice.

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For More Information

Campus address: George I. Sanchez Building (SZB) 406, phone (512) 471-5942, fax (512) 471-8460; campus mail code: D5700

Mailing address: The University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Program, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, 1 University Station D5700, Austin TX 78712

E-mail: cigrad@uts.cc.utexas.edu

URL: http://www.edb.utexas.edu/ci/

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