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Graduate Education 28-
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Overview 325
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Administration 484-
Endowed Chairs and Distinguished Professorships 486
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Emeriti Faculty 511-
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Glossary 533-
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College of Education

The Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD) is a college-wide degree awarded for distinguished academic preparation for professional practice and research in the field of education. The program is designed to enhance and facilitate educational, social, and economic growth locally, nationally, and internationally with a pool of highly qualified educational scholars and leaders.

The quality of a candidate's work is judged by a variety of experiences, which include the College of Education general and specialization area courses, culminating in a field project or internship, a set of comprehensive and final examinations, and a dissertation. The dissertation is based on a selected research problem and is a significant part of the candidate's experience. Five areas of specialization are currently available: curriculum and instruction, educational administration, educational foundations, exceptionalities, and policy studies.

Application for admission to the PhD program will be considered for the fall semester only and is made to the Graduate Division. Students must meet the requirements of both the Graduate Division and the College of Education, including acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) verbal, quantitative, and analytical sections and the Miller Analogies TestŘ (MAT). Applicants from foreign countries where English is not the dominant language are required to have a TOEFL score of 600 (regardless of degree completion from other U.S. institutions). A master's degree from an accredited university or college is required with evidence of a minimum of three years of experience in the field of education. The applicant must demonstrate competence in writing and present a written statement of higher career goals and academic objectives. At least three letters of recommendation are required. An oral interview may be conducted. 

For further information, applicants may contact the graduate chair of the doctor of education program at (808) 956-7817.

Specialization in Curriculum and Instruction

This specialization develops educational leaders in curriculum development, teaching, curriculum evaluation, and/or teacher education and professional development. The program varies in the number of credit hours required, depending upon the candidate's qualifications, and includes courses required for all doctoral students enrolled in the College of Education; courses in an area of specialization, such as curriculum development, teaching and learning, curriculum and program evaluation, and research on teacher education and professional development; courses taken outside the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies; a field project or an internship; and the dissertation.

Specialization in Educational Administration

The primary purpose of this specialization is to develop educational leaders in elementary, secondary, and higher education settings. Areas of emphasis within the program include management and leadership, organizational theory, policy and governance, organizational socialization, and research methods.

The program includes courses required of all doctoral students in the college, courses in an area of specialization (K-12 or higher education), courses taken outside the department, a field experience, and the dissertation.

Specialization in Educational Foundations

This specialization prepares educational professionals with an understanding of the historical, philosophical, cultural, social, and political contexts of education so that they can make informed and wise decisions about educational problems and policy issues. Graduates with the PhD are expected to exert leadership in the field of education and deal with those aspects and problems in society that need to be taken into account in advancing educational thought, policy development, and practice, especially where these concern the social role of the school and other educational agencies. The program of study varies in the number of credits required, depending upon the candidate's qualifications, and includes two 12-credit-hour semesters (not necessarily consecutive); college and departmental course requirements; course work focused on an area of emphasis in history, philosophy, or comparative or social foundations of education; courses outside the department; a field project/internship or an apprenticeship in teaching; qualifying and comprehensive examinations; and the dissertation.

Specialization in Exceptionalities

This specialization prepares professionals to work as leaders in the education and support of individuals who have unique needs, often due to disabilities. The field is broad, addressing lifespan concerns and involving such services as advocacy, family support, community services, vocational training and support, and special education. Graduates of the program are expected to assume leadership roles addressing local, regional, national, and international issues related to research and higher education and/or program development and evaluation. The program varies in the number of credit hours required, depending upon the candidate's qualifications, and includes courses required by the college, courses in the area of specialization, courses in an emphasis area, courses in a field outside of the Department of Special Education, a field internship, and the dissertation.

Specialization in Educational Policy Studies

Educational policy studies consists of a multidisciplinary program of study and research concerned with identifying and ameliorating significant educational problems. It draws upon concepts and research methods from a variety of fields (including the social sciences, history, law, and philosophy) in defining problems and formulating solutions. The purpose of this specialization is to prepare professionals from diverse backgrounds for effective informed engagement in this process. At the same times, it prepares such persons to pursue research and service agendas geared toward lifting policy analysis, discourse, and action to new levels. The program varies in the number of credit hours required, depending upon the candidate's qualifications, and includes courses required of all doctoral students in the college, courses in the specialization area, work in a cognate area outside the specialization, a field experience/internship, and the dissertation.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 

See Educational Psychology.

Certification Programs

Certification in School Counseling

Successful completion of the school counseling curriculum in the MEd program in counselor education will qualify the student for school counseling certification at the professional level by the state Department of Education. 

Certification in Rehabilitation Counseling

Successful completion of the rehabilitation counseling curriculum in the MEd program in counselor education will qualify the student for national certification by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification and for certification by the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations as a rehabilitation service provider.

Dual Preparation in Elementary Education/Special Education; Secondary Education; and Elementary Education/Early Childhood

See the "Special Education" section within the College of Education for more details.

Student Organizations

The College of Education Student Association is open to all persons interested in teacher education. CESA members participate in college committees and projects and sponsor various activities for education students. CESA is an affiliate of the Student National Education Association. For more information, call (808) 956-6924, visit the CESA office at University Annex 1, Room 5A, or e-mail

Honors and Scholarships

Each semester, the College of Education recognizes the scholastic performance of students who achieve a GPA of 3.5 or better by placing them on the dean's list. To be eligible for the dean's list, students must successfully complete at least 15 credits during the semester. Additionally, the college awards the distinction of being student marshals at commencement exercises to those students who demonstrate high scholastic achievement, outstanding character, and extraordinary potential for teaching. Exemplary students are also invited to join the College of Education's chapter of Pi Lambda Theta, a national education honorary society.

The College of Education makes scholarship support available to classified undergraduate and graduate students. In 1999-2000, 85 students received scholarships totaling over $134,000. For information, contact the Office of College Development at (808) 956-7988.

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