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

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Cognitive Science in Education

In the Department of Human Development

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Doctor of Philosophy-75 points (Code: COGN)

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 15 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)
  • HUDM 5058 Choice and decision making (3)
  • HBSK 5096 Psychology of memory (3)
  • HUDK 5042 Motivation in education (3)
  • HUDK 5063 Cognitive development beyond childhood (3)
  • HUDK 6199 Issues: Transfer of learning (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 3pts 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 pt 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 4 following areas:

1. Biological Basis of Behavior:

  • BBS 5068-5069 Brain and behavior I and II (1-2 each)
  • 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 (3)
  • HUDK 5025 Spatial thinking
  • HUDK 5090 Psychology of language and reading (2-3)
  • 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 (3)
  • ORLJ 5106 Psychological aspects of organizations (2-3)
  • ORLJ 5540 Proseminar in social psychology (2-3)

4. Measurement:

  • HUDM 5059 Psychological measurement (3)

*Please note: Courses used to fill Breadth/Foundation course requirements may not be used to fulfill requirements in another area.

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
  • Approved dissertation
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