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2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Apr 22, 2021
 
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Urban Education, PhD


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Curriculum


  • Core Courses

    • U ED Introduction of Urban Education (new)
    • U ED Critical Theories and Perspectives on Urban Education (new)
    • U ED The Social Context of Urban Education (new)
    • U ED Urban Schools and Social Policy (new)
    • U ED Education Law, Policy, and School Reform (new)
    Credits / Units: 18
  • EDUC 3011 - CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE PEDAGOGY
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    Research Methodology Credits / Units: 18

  • EDUC 3100 - INTRODUCTION TO QUAN METHODS: DESCRIPTIVE AND INFERENTIAL STATISTICS (required)
  • PSYED 3410 - REGRESSION ANALYSIS (required)
  • EDUC 3104 - INTRODUCTION TO QUALITATIVE METHODS (required)
  • Advanced Quantitative Seminars (select 2 during years 1-3):

  • PSYED 3417 - STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELING
  • PSYED 3416 - MULTIVARIATE STATISTICS
  • PSYED 3412 - GENERAL LINEAR MODELS
  • PSYED 3408 - HIERARCHICAL LINEAR MODELING
  • IL 3536 - SINGLE SUBJECT RESEARCH
  • Nonparametric Statistics (course number unavailable)
  • Quasi-Experimental Design (course number unavailable)
  • Meta-Analysis in Education (course number unavailable)
  • Seminar in Causal Inference in Education Policy (course number unavailable)
  • Advanced Qualitative Seminars

  • ADMPS 3208 - CASE STUDY METHODS IN EDUCATION
  • ADMPS 3012 - QUALATATIVE DATA MANAGEMENT ANALSYS AND PRESENTATION
  • IL 3003 - RESEARCH INTERVIEWING
  • ADMPS 3311 - WAYS OF KNOWING
  • ADMPS 2355 - ADVANCED QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
  • IL 3002 - CLASSROOM DISCOURSE
  • Qualitative Data Analysis (course number unavailable)
  • Disciplined Inquiry (course number unavailable)
  • Additional advanced courses and seminars from other Schools at the University of Pittsburgh or Carnegie Mellon University could also count for this methods requirement.

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    Supervised Research

    Students will be required to take 2 semester courses (a minimum of 6 credits) of supervised research. This requirement will be tied to students’ work on their pre-dissertation projects to promote timely and highly quality completion of this milestone. Credits / Units: 6

  • ADMPS 3097 - SUPERVISED RESEARCH
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    Professional Seminar

    UED Contemporary Issues in Education (Year 1, fall and spring semester; one-credit per semester) This first seminar series introduces students to SOE faculty who will lead discussions on contemporary topics in education. In addition, it will include professional issues germane to doctoral skills and competencies (e.g., guidelines for conducting literatures searches, constructing a literature review, IRB requirements, preparing professional presentations, etc.).

     

    Writing Workshops

    Writing Workshops (EDUC 3087) (Year 2 through completion; 1 credit semester for 6-8 credits) The Writing Workshops provide students with an opportunity to get feedback on manuscripts and milestone documents. The group commits to reading drafts in advance of bi-weekly meetings and provides constructive feedback.

     

    Field Placement/Teaching Practicum (course number unavailable) (2 courses, 6 credits)

    Two semesters spent in supervised field placement in areas relevant to the Urban Education PhD Program. Potential sites for field placement include local non-profit institutions, RAND Corporation, (through application through their summer internship program), and the Center for Urban Education. Students may also fulfill one semester in a field placement and one spent developing instructional skills for teaching at the university level (as an instructor or co-instructor with a faculty member) or developing a course under the supervision of a faculty member (e.g., an on-line course in an area relevant to Urban Education.

     

    Cognate Courses (up to 18 credits)

    For students who do not have bachelor degrees in appropriate academic disciplines, 18 credits must be taken outside of the SOE in the appropriate academic disciplines. Students with a masters degree in an appropriate academic discipline do not have to take any courses outside of the SOE and 18 credits from their masters will count here for cognate courses. Students with a bachelors degree in an appropriate academic discipline are only required to take 9 credits outside of the SOE in appropriate academic disciplines.

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    Dissertation

    Up to six semester courses of preparation for the doctoral dissertation. Students register for dissertation credits during the term in which they are preparing the overview document as well as during the term in which they carry out and defend their research. Students must register for at least one credit during the 12-month period preceding their graduation. Credits / Units: 18

  • ADMPS 3090 - DISSERTATION RESEARCH SEMINAR

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