Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) | Cognitive Studies in Education | Human Development

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Cognitive Science in Education

In the Department of Human Development

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Doctor of Education - 90 points 

Core Courses (9 points):

All 3 courses are required

  • HUDK 4029 Human cognition and learning (3)
  • HUDK 4080 Educational psychology (3)
  • HUDK 5023 Cognitive development (3)

Statistics (12 points):

Optional:

  • HUDM 4120 Basic concepts in statistics (3) (not recommended for those who have taken undergraduate statistics)

Required:

  • HUDM 4122 Probability and statistical inference (3)
  • HUDM 5122 Applied regression analysis (3) 
  • HUDM 5123 Linear models and experimental design (3) 
  • HUDM 6122 Multivariate analysis I (3) 

Specialized Courses (minimum of 30 points):

Selected in consultation with an advisor and focusing on one of the following areas: 

Cognition and Learning:

  • HUDK 4015 Psychology of thinking (3)
  • HUDK 4027 Development of mathematical thinking (3)
  • HUDK 5024 Language development (2-3)
  • HUDK 5025 Spatial thinking (3)
  • HUDK 5030 Visual explanations (3)
  • HUDK 5042 Motivation in education (3)
  • HUDK 5063 Cognitive development beyond childhood (3)
  • HUDK 6199 Issues: Transfer of learning (3)
  • HUDM 5058 Choice and decision making (3)
  • HBSK 5096 Psychology of memory (3)


Intelligent Technologies:

  • HUDK 4015 Psychology of thinking (3)
  • HUDK 4035 Technology and human development (3)
  • HUDK 4050 Core methods in educational data mining (3)
  • HUDK 4051 Learning analytics:  process and theory (3)
  • HUDK 5025 Spatial thinking (3)
  • HUDK 5030 Visual explanations (3)
  • HUDK 5035 Psychology of media (3)
  • HUDK 5037 Psychology of children’s television (3)
  • HUDK 5042 Motivation in education (3)
  • HUDK 5063 Cognitive development beyond childhood (3)
  • HUDK 5197 Psychology of eLearning in business and industry (3)
  • HUDK 6199 Issues: Transfer of learning (3)


Reading Research:

  • HUDK 4015 Psychology of thinking (3)
  • HUDK 5024 Language development (3)
  • HUDK 5035 Psychology of media (3)
  • HUDK 5042 Motivation in education (3)  
  • HUDK 5063 Cognitive development beyond childhood (3)  
  • HUDK 5090 Psychology of language and reading (3)
  • HUDK 6199 Issues: Transfer of learning (3)
  • HBSK 4074 Development of reading comprehension strategies and study skills (3)     


Cognitive Studies of Educational Practice:

  • HUDK 4015 Psychology of thinking (3)
  • EDPS 4021 Sociology of education (3)
  • HUDK 4035 Technology and human development (3)
  • HBSK 4074 Reading comprehension strategies and study skills (3)
  • HUDK 5042 Motivation in education (3)
  • HUDK 5063 Cognitive development beyond childhood (3)
  • ORL 5522 Evaluation methods I (3)
  • HUDK 6199 Issues: Transfer of learning (3)

Learning Analytics:

  • HUDK 4050 Core methods in educational data mining (3)
  • HUDK 4051 Learning analytics: process and theory (3)
  • HUDK 4052 Normative perspectives on the analysis of learning and learners (3)
  • HUDK 5053 Feature engineering studio (3)
  • HUDK 4054 Managing Education Data (3)                                                                                           


Research Apprenticeship (6 points):
Two semesters in a research practicum:

  • HUDK 6539 Research practicum in educational psychology, cognition, and learning (1-3), two semesters for 3 pts each required


Special Seminars (minimum of 5 points):

  • HUD 6500 Doctoral Proseminar (1-2), taken during the Fall and Spring of the first year -- one point during the Fall term and 2 points during the Spring
  • HUDK 5199 Colloquium, (0) taken each term after the Proseminar
  • HUDK 7502 Dissertation seminar (1-3), taken two semesters for minimum of 1 point each
  • HUDK 8901 Dissertation Advisement (0), taken after completion of HUDK 7502 and until registration for TI 8900
  • TI 8900 PhD Dissertation defense 

Breadth/Foundation Courses (12 Points):
Take one course (minimum of 3 points) in each of the following 4 areas:

1. Biological Basis of Behavior:

  • BBS 5068-5069 Brain and behavior I and II (combined for 3 points)
  • BBSN 4000 Cognitive Neuroscience
  • BBSN 5033 Human clinical neuropsychology (3)   
  • MSTC 5000 Neurocognitive models of information processing (1-3)


2. Cognitive Basis of Behavior:

  • HUDK 4015 Psychology of thinking (2-3)
  • HUDK 5090 Psychology of language and reading (2-3)
  • HUDK 5025 Spatial Thinking (3)
  • HBSK 5096 The psychology of memory (3)


3. Social Cultural Factors and Individual Differences:

  • HUDK 5029 Personality development and socialization across the lifespan (2-3)
  • HUDK 5040 Development and psychopathology: Atypical contexts and populations (2-3)
  • HUDK 5121 Personality development and socialization in childhood (2-3)
  • HUDK 5125 Cross-cultural psychology (2-3)
  • CCPX 5034 Child psychopathology (3)
  • HBSK 5031 Family as a context for child development (3)
  • ORLJ 5017 Small group intervention: Theory and method (2-3)
  • ORLJ 5106 Psychological aspects of organizations (2-3)
  • ORLJ 5540 Pro-seminar in social psychology (2-3)


4. Measurement:

  • HUDM 5059 Psychological measurement (3)


Non-departmental Courses (minimum of 8 points):
At least three courses outside the department are selected in consultation with an advisor.

Additional Requirements:

Two approved papers: an empirical study and an integrative research literature survey

Successful performance on the Certification Examination

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