Theory and practice in collaborative action research; critical inquiry into current educational work in schools with goals of improvement of teaching and participation in school and curriculum reform.
Examines cultural and societal factors contributing to and extent of violence in schools, and outlines schoolwide education for social and emotional literacy, conflict resolution, peer mediation, and appreciation of diversity for peaceable and inclusive schools and communities. A-F only. (Summer only)
Development of effective school-based HIV, STD, and unintended pregnancy prevention strategies, based on curriculum evaluation research and participant and student inquiries. Emphasis on serving as classroom models and mentors for other educators. A-F only. (Summer only)
Practicum in the EdD program in professional practice; involves a group consultancy project requiring independent research and reflective activity embedded in a group project dealing with a problem of practice. Repeatable three times. Restricted to students in the Doctoral Degree in Professional Educational Practice. A-F only. Pre: other approval.
Practicum in conducting individual practitioner research within the EdD. Includes the formulation of individual applied research project, developing a plan of action, selection of appropriate methods, implementation of plan and composition of practitioner research report. Repeatable three times. Restricted to students in the Doctoral Degree in Professional Educational Practice. A-F only.
Capstone for the Doctoral Degree in Professional Education Practice. Involves a conference presentation of research project results to an audience of faculty, fellow graduate students, and interested members of the public. Restricted to students in the Doctoral Degree in Professional Educational Practice. CR/NC only. Pre: other approval.
Practicum experience in area of specialization. Variable credit: minimum of 3 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours. Repeatable two times. A-F only. Pre: consent.
Introduction to college-level teaching; doctoral students serve as apprentices to professors; responsibilities include supervised teaching, planning and evaluation. Repeatable up to six credits. CR/NC only. Pre: admission to PhD candidacy and consent.
Research for doctoral dissertation.