The Ph.D. program in Curriculum and Instruction requires (90) hours beyond the bachelor’s, at least twelve (12) of which are to be taken outside the School of Education. The departmental-level academic course plan for each student will be developed in consultation with and approved by the student’s graduate advisory committee. The committee will include the student's major advisor and at least two additional members of the graduate faculty such that the LSU Graduate School’s requirements for graduate committees are satisfied. The student must pass a General exam consisting of written questions and a comprehensive oral exam; write a dissertation proposal and pass an oral defense of the proposal; and write a dissertation, and pass an oral defense of the dissertation.
Students applying for the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction must meet the following requirements:
School of Education, Core Courses
These courses must be taken consecutively during the first year of enrollment:
Mathematics Education Specialization, Core Courses
These courses, excepting EDCI 7920, are offered on a two-year cycle:
Additionally, students entering the program with less than a master's degree in mathematics will be expected to take a minimum of 2-3 mathematics courses as part of their major area of study.
Research Methodology and Dissertation Research
A minimum of twenty-one (21) hours are to be taken, including:
Minor Area of Study (Optional): Approximately twelve (12) to eighteen (18) hours, or as required by the minor field, are to be taken. At least one doctoral committee member must represent the minor field.
Electives: The remaining courses to complete the program of studies must be selected with the approval of the student’s graduate advisory committee.
A maximum of forty five (45) credit hours of prior graduate course work can be transferred to the program of studies for the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, with approval of the student’s graduate advisory committee.
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