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Ed.D in Counseling & Human Dev (w/spec. in Human Development, accelerated option) (HD0)

(as of 11/08/2013)

Course requirements

This program includes a total of 90 credits. When you meet with your advisor, you will complete a detailed HD0 Program of Study Form.

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Entry Level Courses

Up to 36 credits in entry-level or advanced courses in human development or related fields. (NOTE: Often these courses are transferred from previous graduate programs.)
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Research Methods Courses
ED506 Concepts and Issues in Social Science Research

Choose two of the following courses (note ED 504 carries a prerequisite of ED 528):
ED504 Quantitative Research Methods
ED507 Qualitative Research Methods
ED520 Program Evaluation
ED528 Using Quantitative Data Analysis Software (1 credit)

Program Core

 
EDU565 Research in Life Course Studies
EDU572 Development of Selves
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At least one Psychological Context course; eligible courses include:
EDU560 Research in Cognitive Development
EDE422 Motivation in Human Development
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Additional advanced courses in human development; eligible courses include:
EDU557 Selected Theories of Human Development
EDU564 Contemporary Trends in Mental Health, Appraisal, Intervention and Research
EDU563 Advocacy, Consulting, and Systems Change as Counseling and Human Development Practice
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ED561A Counseling & Human Development Doctoral Cohort Seminar 1A
ED561B Counseling & Human Development Doctoral Cohort Seminar 1B
ED561C Counseling & Human Development Doctoral Cohort Seminar 1C
ED562A Counseling & Human Development Doctoral Cohort Seminar 2A
ED562B Counseling & Human Development Doctoral Cohort Seminar 2B
ED562C Counseling & Human Development Doctoral Cohort Seminar 2C

Milestones and Dissertation Research
EDE562 Portfolio Review: Counseling & Human Development
EDE556 Comprehensive Exam Research: Counseling & Human Development EdD
ED563 Counseling & Human Development Dissertation Proposal Seminar
ED564 Counseling & Human Development Dissertation Seminar I
ED565 Counseling & Human Development Dissertation Seminar II

A total of at least 9 credits of dissertation credits, to be taken concurrently with the Proposal Seminar (3 credit), the Dissertation Seminar I (3 credits) and the Dissertation Seminar II (3 credits):
ED593 Ed.D. Research (Dissertation) (variable credits)
ED593 Ed.D. Research (Dissertation) (variable credits)
ED593 Ed.D. Research (Dissertation) (variable credits)

Electives

In collaboration with your advisor, select electives to reach a total of 90 credit hours in the program. Possible suggested courses, in addition to additional research methods courses or additional courses chosen from the human development core, include the following:
ED425 Minority Youth Development in Urban Contexts
EDU479 Promoting Mental Health in Midlife and Old Age
ED419 Life Course Studies
EDU494 Adult Development and Aging
ED481 School, Family, and Community Relations
EDU439 Interpersonal Systems in Counseling and Human Development
EDU467 Language, Literacy, and Cognitive Development
EDU464 Child Development and Learning in Context (ages 5 to 12)
ED418 The Family and Social Dynamics
EDU455 Policy and Practice in Developmental Differences
EDU465 Assessment and Appraisal
ED429 Theories of Human Development
ED457 Autism Spectrum Disorders: Characteristics and Educational Issues
ED415 Adolescent Development and Youth Culture (ages 10 to 20)
ED412 Sociology of Education
EDU446 Entrepreneurial Skills for Educators
EDU447 Grant Writing and Other Funding Strategies for Educators
ED520 Program Evaluation
ED521 Advanced Program Evaluation
ED525 Interview and Focus Group Techniques (1 credit)
ED531 Case Study Design and Analysis (1 credit)
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Notes:



1. EDU557: Selected Theories of Human Development can be taken more than once when offered on different topics.

2. Students in this program need to have completed and/or have transferred a minimum of 36 graduate credits before they can be admitted into their “cohort” (i.e., the group of students who will be together for three years culminating with the field-based dissertation supported by the Dissertation Seminar). However, students can be provisionally admitted into the program and allowed to take some of the courses prior to their admission into the cohort.

3. Students who intend to complete the program in three years part-time with their cohort need to start their cohort experience in the summer and take 6 credits of coursework and/or dissertation each semester, including summers, following the recommended sequence identified in our webpage and in note #4 below. Students who cannot commit to this intense pace, or need to interrupt their program for unforeseen reasons, need to discuss their specific situation with their advisor.

4. Students need to have completed their comprehensive exam in order to register for the Proposal Seminar. Students need to have successfully completed the Proposal Seminar in order to register for one of the Dissertation Seminars. Once in the Dissertation Seminar sequence, students are expected to register for both Seminars in the same academic year and to keep up with the assignments in order to complete their field-based dissertation within the year. In the rare event that a student cannot complete the field-based dissertation within the allotted year, the student will be required to register for and participate in BOTH dissertation seminars the following academic year in order to complete his/her dissertation.

5. Sequence of courses for students once they join a cohort (courses marked with an asterisk will be taken by all students in the cohort together):

For students starting in summer of an even year (ex: summer 2006):
Year 1:
• Summer: ED506*; ED429
• Fall: EDU565*; special topic in human dev. OR elective res. methods OR elective
• Spring: Two of: special topic in human dev., elective res. methods, elective
Year 2:
• Summer: ED504 OR ED507*; elective
• Fall: Two of: special topic in human dev., elective res. methods, elective
• Spring: EDU549*; special topic in human dev. OR elective
Year 3:
• Summer: Proposal seminar*; dissertation credits
• Fall: Dissertation seminar I*; dissertation credits
• Spring: Dissertation seminar II*; dissertation credits

For students starting in summer of an odd year (ex: summer 2007):
Year 1:
• Summer: ED506*; ED429
• Fall: Two of: special topic in human dev., elective res. methods, elective
• Spring: EDU549*; special topic in human dev. OR elective res. methods OR elective
Year 2:
• Summer: ED504 OR ED507*; elective
• Fall: EDU565*; special topic in human dev. OR elective res. methods OR elective
• Spring: Two of: special topic in human dev., elective res. methods, elective
Year 3:
• Summer: Proposal seminar*; dissertation credits
• Fall: Dissertation seminar I*; dissertation credits
• Spring: Dissertation seminar II*; dissertation credits

Once accepted into a cohort, students need to maintain the pace indicated above. If unforeseen personal or professional events cause a student to require a leave of absence, the situation needs to be discussed with the advisor in order to determine whether the student needs to move to the regular Ed.D. program or whether there are better alternative solutions.

6. In addition to the courses indicated above, students in this program are also required to participate in and register for the non-credit bearing “cohort seminar” (ED561) for the first six semesters since they join their cohort.

7. Students who are admitted into the program in Fall or Spring (instead of Summer) will not be able to join a new cohort until the following Summer (and, therefore, will need more than three years to complete the program). Students who are admitted in Fall or Spring may, however, with the consent of their advisor, begin to take some of their elective courses so as to lighten their load in the program later on (avoiding any of the courses marked with an asterisk).

8. Students in an accelerated Ed.D. option are expected to be holding a professional job that gives them access to a site where their action research dissertation can take place. If for any reason this is no longer the case, the student needs to discuss with his/her advisor whether the student needs to move to the regular Ed.D. program or whether there are better alternative solutions.

9. Comprehensive Exam Registration:

Candidates may register for 0-6 comprehensive exam credit hours in a given semester. Candidates may not register for more than 6 total comprehensive exam credit hours during their program.

Candidates undertaking their comprehensive exam and who wish to maintain full-time enrollment can register for one of the following additional designations: ED999 or ED998.

Candidates cannot register for ED593 Ed.D. Research (Dissertation) or ED595 Ph.D. Research (Dissertation) until they have completed their comprehensive exams.

Advisors will record a grade of Incomplete "I" until the candidate has completed all requirements of the comprehensive exam. Advisors will record a grade of "S" when the candidate has passed, in full, the comprehensive exam. Advisors will record a grade of "U" when the candidate has failed the comprehensive exam. Candidates who earn a failing grade on the comprehensive exam will be withdrawn from their program.

Other Requirements:

In addition to the coursework indicated above, in order to graduate and to receive the certification(s)/licensure (if any) you are seeking this program has additional requirements. Please note that in some cases, while our program will provide you with all the academic experiences required for the certification you seek, there may be some additional requirements that you will have to complete independently and outside of our program in order to be granted that certification/licensure (ex: completing a certain number of years of mentored experiences). When that is the case, we have listed these requirements but also indicated that they are not a graduation requirement.

  • B.A. or B.S. Degree
  • Cohort Begins Summer Of
  • Portfolio Evaluation Successful completion of a portfolio within the first two years in the program.
  • Dissertation Seminar Starting Fall Of
  • Comprehensive Exam (see program notes for how to register for exam)
  • Dissertation Proposal Exam (also referred to as "Qualifying Exam")
  • Dissertation Defense