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  The Graduate School of Education 2007-2009 Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Programs Programs in the Department of Educational Theory, Policy, and Administration Ed.D. in Social Studies Education  

Ed.D. in Social Studies Education


Coordinators:Dr. Benjamin Justice (732-932-7496, ext. 8110; email: bjust@rci.rutgers.edu), Dr. Beth Rubin (732-932-7496, ext. 8203; email: bcrubin@rci.rutgers.edu)

A broad and interdisciplinary preparation that is built on a substantial foundation in history and the social sciences is preferred for admission to the program.

The doctoral program in social studies education is individualized, flexible, and developed jointly by the student and his or her adviser in accordance with the student's particular background and educational objectives. Ordinarily, such a program combines substantial work in a subject field with studies in professional education. In pursuing these doctoral studies, students usually work with arts and sciences departments and other sections of the university. Specific courses, areas of study, and research activities are detailed in consultation with the appropriate adviser and are listed at the time the student's program proposal is submitted.

The following outline is the guide to the distribution of courses within a student's program.

Specialization (30 credits)

One course from:

257:560 Introduction to Social Studies Education

257:561 Analysis of Social Studies Curricula

At least 15 credits from:

257:560 Introduction to Social Studies Education

257:561 Analysis of Social Studies Curricula

257:564 Social Studies in the Elementary School

257:566 Liberty v. Equality in Education

257:568 Topics in Social Studies Education

257:569 Civics, Citizenship and Social Values

257:665 Independent Study in Social Studies Education

At least 12 credits in history and/or the social sciences from the Graduate School-New Brunswick.

Research Methods (9 credits)

9 credits taken from at least two of the following three areas:

Quantitative research in education

Qualitative research in education

Program evaluation in education

Foundations (9 credits)

3 credits in each of the following areas:

Educational policy/leadership

Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education

Psychological Foundations of Education

Ed.D. Qualifying Examination: Doctoral qualifying examinations are normally given to students at the completion of their course work to assess the breadth and depth of the knowledge they have acquired in their studies.

Dissertation Proposal: Must present and defend a written dissertation proposal for approval by dissertation committee.

Doctoral students must register for a minimum of 24 research credits during dissertation study.

 
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