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Ph.D. in Learning Sciences

The Doctor of Philosophy in Learning Sciences will provide you with the theoretical perspectives, practical knowledge, and deep understanding of research methodology necessary to successfully conduct independent research in a variety of fields related to the Learning Sciences.

Deadline to Apply is Feb. 15

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Program Requirements

NumberNameHours
 Required Coursework
 
Research Core 18
EIPT 5023

Analysis of Quantitative Data I

3
EIPT 6023

Analysis of Quantitative Data II

3
EIPT 6043

Qualitative Research Methods I

3
EIPT 6203

Instrument Development

3
 

Two courses in quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods

6
Learning Sciences Core 10
EIPT 6101

Propaedeutic Seminar

1
EIPT 6143

Instructional Development

3

EIPT 6183

Cognition and Instruction

3
EIPT 5533

Foundations of Learning Sciences

3
Dissertation  
EIPT 6980Research Doctoral Dissertation6-12
 Electives 
 Elective chosen from the following menus. Other electives with advisor approval.53-59
 Learning Design Courses
 

EIPT 6143

Instructional Development

3

EIPT 6343

Design of Learning Environments

3

EIPT 6433

Theories, Pedagogies, and Tools for Online Learning

3

EIPT 6523

Visual Literacy and Digital Development for Learning

3

EIPT 6533

Development for Learning with Digital Technologies 

3

EDAH 5513

Management of the Training Function

3
 Methodology Courses 

EIPT 5033

Introduction to Research and Evaluation in Education

3

EIPT 5203

Assessment and Evaluation in Education and Counseling

3

EIPT 6063

Applied Multivariate Statistics in Educational Research

3

EIPT 6083

Qualitative Research Methods II

3

EIPT 6203

Instrument Development

3

EIPT 6223

Mixed-Methods Research

3

EIPT 6703

Program Evaluation

3

EIPT 6713

Structural Equation Modeling

3

EIPT 6970

Hierarchical Linear Modeling

3
 Theory Courses 

EIPT 5643

Motivated Change

3

EIPT 5663

Critical Literacy

3

EIPT 6153

Motivation and Emotion

3

EIPT 6183

Cognition and Instruction

3

 

Teaching and Learning Courses
 

EIPT 5513

Intro to Teaching with Technology

3

EIPT 5613

Classroom Management in the 21st Century

3

EIPT 5623

Research into Practice

3

EIPT 5653

Technology and Social Media in Education

3

EIPT 5973

Design-based Research

3

EDSP 5013

Special Education Instructional Methods and Programs

3

EDSP 5183

Advanced Assessment in Special Education

3

EDSP 5413

Theories in the Education of Exceptional Children

3

EDS 5003

School and Society

3

EDS 6793

History of US Education

3