Early Childhood track in the Education PhD

University of Central Florida
United States
Doctoral Degree (PhD)
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March August
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Entry Requirements

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Core Courses—24 Credit Hours

  • IDS 7501 Issues and Research in Education (3 credit hours)
  • IDS 7500 Seminar in Educational Research (variable credit and repeatable, 6 credit hours)
  • EDF 7475 Qualitative Research in Education (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 7403 Quantitative Foundations of Educational Research (3 credit hours)
  • EDF 7463 Analysis of Survey, Record, and Other Qualitative Data (3 credit hours)
  • IDS 7502 Case Studies in Research Design (3 credit hours)
  • IDS 7938 Research Cluster Seminar (3 credit hours) or approved research methods elective

Specialization Courses—15 Credit Hours

  • EEC 7058 Theoretical Foundations of Early Childhood (3 credit hours)
  • EEC 7673 Early Childhood: Professional Publishing and Grant Writing (3 credit hours)
  • EEC 7055 Advocacy, Public Policy, and Program Evaluation (3 credit hours)
  • EEC 7409 Current Trends in Child, Family, and Community Sciences (3 credit hours)
  • EEC 7676 Critical Analysis of Early Childhood Research (3 credit hours)

Independent Study—6 Credit Hours

  • EEC 6908 Internship (focusing on teaching an undergraduate Early Childhood course) (3 credit hours)
  • EEC 6908 Internship (focusing on Early Childhood research) (3 credit hours)

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