Curriculum and Instruction

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction-Specialization in Art Education

Degree Requirements

Major Requirements (36 cr.)
Specialization (30 cr.)

  • Z525 Philosophic and Historical Foundations of Art Education (3 cr.)
  • Z750 Topical Doctoral Seminar in Art Education (3 cr., taken twice for a total of 6 cr.)
  • Z760 Art Education Research Seminar (1-3 cr., taken twice for a total of 6 cr.)
  • Remaining specialization requirements are selected in consultation with advisory committee.

Early Inquiry Experience and Inquiry Linkage Requirements (6 cr.)

  • J605 Independent Research Experience in Curriculum and Instruction (3 cr.)
  • J705 Seminar: Inquiry in Curriculum and Instruction (3 cr.)

Inquiry Requirements (9-15 cr.)

Minor Requirements (12 cr.)
The minor must have integrity in its own right and must complement the major. The minor field must demonstrate wholeness within itself and contribute to the student's overall doctoral program. Minors are normally formulated within a single program area. However, an interdisciplinary or individualized minor is also possible. Interdisciplinary or individualized minors require a written description of the minor's underlying theme along with a rationale for each course's contribution to that theme through the Minor Justification form. This form should be submitted and approved by the Graduate Studies Office prior to enrolling in the minor courses.

Elective Requirements (6-18 cr.)
A minimum of 6 elective credits must be taken outside the major and the minor. An additional elective may be selected from within the major, the minor, inquiry, or any broad field of study.

Dissertation Requirements (15 cr.)

  • J795 Dissertation Proposal Preparation (3 cr.)
  • J799 Dissertation-Curriculum/Instruction (12 cr.)

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