Course Requirements

Candidates for the PhD in Teacher Education and Teacher Development will complete a minimum of 60 semester hours beyond a relevant master's degree from an accredited institution. Those 60 semester hours are distributed as follows:

  • Proseminars designed to introduce students to the central questions in teacher education and teacher development and matters of student diversity, develop fundamental knowledge and skills, and create a professional learning community (6 semester hours).
  • Core courses intended to cultivate specialized knowledge and skills regarding the design and implementation of programs of pre-service teacher preparation, induction of novice teachers, and the ongoing professional development of in-service teachers (18 semester hours).
  • Electives intended to give students options in deepening their understanding of specific areas in teacher education (12 semester hours).
  • Research courses that give participants the tools needed by critical consumers and producers of research (5 semester hours).
  • Dissertation research in which students demonstrate their ability to apply specialized knowledge in the field and research knowledge and skills to empirically investigate an important problem in teacher education (12 semester hours).
  • Courses in the program (3 semester hours each) are listed below.

The course requirements listed below apply to those students admitted on or after Fall 2013. Anyone admitted prior to this term should refer to their Analysis of Academic Progress on NEST or see your academic advisor for your official program of study.

A. Proseminars (6 semester hours)
TETD 801 Policy Perspectives on Teacher Education & Teacher Development
TETD 802 Teaching and Teacher Education in a Diverse Society
B. Core Courses (18 semester hours)
TETD 803 Teacher Learning Across the Professional Continuum
TETD 804 Educational Equity and School Change
TETD 805 Issues in Teacher Preparation and the Education of English Language Learners
TETD 806 The Practice of Teacher Education and Teacher Development
TETD 807 Studying Teacher Quality
TETD 819 Analytic Review of Empirical Literature
C. Electives (12 semester hours)
(To be selected in consultation with program advisor. Can include other appropriate courses from across the university with advisor approval.)
TETD 808 Practicum in Teacher Education and Teacher Development
TETD 809 Language and Literacy in Sociocultural Contexts
TETD 810 Literacy and Digital Technologies in Schools and Teacher Education
TETD 812 History of Teacher Education
TETD 813 Learning Connections: The Link Between Schools and Universities
TETD 816 Selected Topics in Teacher Education and Teacher Development
TETD 818 Research Practicum in Teacher Education and Teacher Development
EDFD 824 Advanced Linear and General Linear Models
EDFD 826 Social Network Analysis 
TETD 827 Issues in Science and Mathematics Teacher Education
D. Research (12 semester hours)
EDFD 820 Qualitative Methods for Educational Research
EDFD 821 Quantitative Methods for Educational Research
TETD 817 Research in Teacher Education
EDFD 822 Advanced Methods of Quantitative Inquiry in Education
EDFD 823 Advanced Qualitative Methods for Educational Research
E. Dissertation Research (12 semester hours)
TETD 900 Dissertation Advisement
TETD 901 Dissertation Extension
Program Total: 60 credits