Educ K-Independent Study (EDK)

EDK 500     Intro to Research in Education     3 Credit Hours

An introduction for classroom teachers to the process of reviewing, evaluating, conducting, and disseminating educational research. Designed to help teachers evaluate research findings and their applications to classroom practice.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Post-baccalaureate Cert only or Undergrad Certification only or Graduate
Can enroll if College is Education, Health, and Human Services

EDK 623     Quantitative Research Methods     3 Credit Hours

This course provides an introduction to quantitative methods for research in education. Topics explored include the logic of research design, using SPSS, graphical displays of both univariate and bivariate distributions, statistical inference and significance testing, contingency tables, t0tests, ANOVA, and regression. (YR)

Prerequisite(s): EDK 500

EDK 625     Qualitative Research Seminar     1 Credit Hour

This course introduces students to qualitative research in education. Using qualitative research in educational settings places the lived experiences of individuals and/or communities as the core of analysis and is grounded in a theoretical framework that relies on multiple perspectives of the smae setting. During this course students will be introduced to the key tools used for qualitative research, through readings, discussions, and application. (YR)

Prerequisite(s): EDK 500

EDK 680     Individual Res in Education     1 to 3 Credit Hours

Requires the student to initiate and carry to completion a research project under the supervision of a staff member. May be elected more than once for a total of not more than three credits as approved by an advisor.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Undergrad Certification only or Post-baccalaureate Cert only or Graduate
Can enroll if College is Education, Health, and Human Services

EDK 690     Internship/Directed Field Exp     1 to 3 Credit Hours

Allows the student to practice skills in the field in which the student has been trained. Develops greater competence in skill use. The staff member under whose direction the work is to be done, or a program coordinator, will make arrangements with the field supervisor who will furnish a report of the student's work. May be elected more than once for a total of not more than three credits as approved by an advisor.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Post-baccalaureate Cert only or Undergrad Certification only or Graduate
Can enroll if College is Education, Health, and Human Services

EDK 700     Intro to Research in Education     3 Credit Hours

An introduction for classroom teachers to the process of reviewing, evaluating, conducting, and disseminating educational research. Designed to help teachers evaluate research findings and their applications to classroom practice.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Specialist or Doctorate

EDK 810     Scholarly Writing     1 Credit Hour

This seminar is designed to enhance the capacity of doctoral students in education to write for academic and professional purposes. It guides students through the process of academic writing including: editing, developing their academic voice, following the APA style manual, writing for a specific purpose, developing audience awareness, and using feedback and editing to improve writing. The course will use a writers? workshop model where students will share their writing and provide constructive feedback to each other.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Doctorate

EDK 823     Quantitative Research Methods     3 Credit Hours

This course provides an introduction to quantitive methods for research in education. Topics explored include the logic of research design, using SPSS, graphical displays of both univariate and bivariate distributions, statistical inference and significance testing, contigency tables, t-tests, ANOVA, and regression.

Prerequisite(s): EDK 500 or EDK 700

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Specialist or Doctorate
Can enroll if Level is Doctorate or Specialist
Can enroll if Degree is Doctor of Education

EDK 825     Qualitative Research Seminar     3 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to qualitative research in education. Using qualitative research in educational settings places the lived experiences of individuals and/or communities as the core of analysis and is grounded in a theoretical framework that relies on multiple perspectives of the same setting. During this course students will be introduced to the key tools used for qualitative research, through readings, discussions, and application.

Prerequisite(s): EDK 500 or EDK 700

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Degree is Doctor of Education, Education Specialist

EDK 850     Resrch Dsgn & Proposal Dvlpmt     3 Credit Hours

This course will provide an introduction and overview of proposal development in preparation for writing a dissertation or applied studies project. It addresses basic proposal development stages faced by pre-doctoral candidates. The course provides an introduction and guidance to the appropriate selection of research design. This is a computer assisted course.

Prerequisite(s): EDK 823 and EDK 825

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Graduate
Can enroll if Level is Doctorate
Can enroll if Degree is Doctor of Education
Can enroll if College is Education, Health, and Human Services

EDK 880     Individual Res in Education     1 to 3 Credit Hours

Requires the student to initiate and carry to completion a research project under the supervision of a staff member. May be elected more than once for a total of not more than three credits as approved by an advisor.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Specialist or Doctorate

EDK 890     Intern/Direct Field Experience     1 to 3 Credit Hours

Allows the student to practice skills in the field in which the student has been trained. Develops greater competence in skill use. The staff member under whose direction the work is to be done, or a program coordinator, will make arrangements with the field supervisor who will furnish a report of the student's work. May be elected more than once for a total of not more than three credits as approved by an advisor.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Specialist or Doctorate

EDK 990     Ed.D. Prelim Exam/Proposal     3 to 6 Credit Hours

EDK 990 is for students planning to complete their preliminary examinations and submit and defend their dissertations or applied studies project proposals. The preliminary examination includes two parts that need to be completed in a one-week period. Students will write a paper that demonstrates the depth of their knowledge in the four concentration areas of the doctoral program and their ability to apply that knowledge in a thoughtful analysis of a case study selected by their Doctoral Committee. Students will write a paper that demonstrates the depth and breadth of their knowledge of the theoretical issues and empirical research related to their area of concentration and the relationship between their area of concentration and the broader field of education. Their Doctoral Committee will establish the goals and guidelines for the paper. To successfully complete the proposal for a dissertation, students will submit and orally defend a paper of sufficient length, depth, and complexity that demonstrates their ability to identify a significant and worthwhile problem, select a method or methods of research, apply these methods properly and present the entire effort in writing that is clear and cogent. To successfully complete the proposal for an applied studies project, students will submit and orally defend a paper of sufficient length and complexity that demonstrates their ability to identify a significant and worthwhile problem, use appropriate theoretical and empirical studies to develop a response to the problem and assess the effectiveness of the response, and present the entire effort in writing that is clear and cogent.

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Doctorate
Can enroll if Level is Doctorate
Can enroll if Degree is Doctor of Education

EDK 995     Ed.D. Dissertation/Appl Study     3 to 9 Credit Hours

Course for dissertation or applied studies work for students who have been approved for candidacy.

Prerequisite(s): EDK 990

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Class is Doctorate
Can enroll if Level is Doctorate
Can enroll if Degree is Doctor of Education

 
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An asterisk denotes that a course may be taken concurrently.

Frequency of Offering

The following abbreviations are used to denote the frequency of offering: (F) fall term; (W) winter term; (S) summer term; (F, W) fall and winter terms; (YR) once a year; (AY) alternating years; (OC) offered occasionally