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APCE Coursework

EDUCATION PH.D.
APCE Course Planning Sheet
COURSE PLAN TO TAKE COMPLETED
YEAR 1 FALL SEMESTER
ED 7321 History and Philosophy of Adult Education (3 hours)
ED 7318 Advanced Studies in Adult Learning (3 hours)
YEAR 1 SPRING SEMESTER
ED 7314 Community Development (3 hours)
ED 7315 Models of Inquiry: Understanding Epistemologies (3 hours)
YEAR 1 SUMMER SESSION
ED 7316 Adult Development (3 hours)
ED 7324 Problems and Strategies in Program Planning Seminar (3 hours)
APCE MAJOR COURSES 12 hours
RESEARCH COURSES 12 hours
RESEARCH COURSES 12 hours
YEAR 2 FALL SEMESTER
ED 7322 Human Resource and Professional Development (3 hours)
ED 7352 Beginning Qualitative Design and Analysis (3 hours) (Fall or Spring)
or
ED 7351 Beginning Quantitative Research Design and Analysis (3 hours) (Fall or Spring)
YEAR 2 SPRING SEMESTER
ADED 7325 Teaching Adults: Principles and Practices (3 hours)
ED 7352 Beginning Qualitative Design and Analysis (3 hours) (Fall or Spring)
OR
ED 7351 Beginning Quantitative Research Design and Analysis (3 hours) (Fall or Spring)
YEAR 2 SUMMER SESSION
ED 7320 Literature Review for Research Writing (3 hours) (Year 2 Summer)
ED 7354 Intermediate Qualitative Design and Analysis (3 hours) (Year 2 Summer)
or
ED 7353 Intermediate Quantitative Design and Analysis (3 hours) (Year 2 Summer)
YEAR 3 FALL SEMESTER
ED 7312 Leadership and Organizational Change (3 Hours)
ED 7341 Dissertation Proposal Development (3 hours) (Fall or Spring, after core & research courses)
The Dissertation Proposal serves as the Comprehensive Exam. The Comprehensive Exam may be taken after completion of all major courses and Beginning Qualitative and Beginning Quantitative Research courses (you do not need to have taken elective courses).
ELECTIVE COURSES 9 hours
REQUIRED: 9 HOURS OF ELECTIVE
You are required to take 3 elective courses. Courses taken as electives must be at the 7000 level. You may take them during the semester of your choice. One may be an Independent Study with a faculty member relevant to your dissertation.
Elective One (3 hours)
Elective Two (3 hours)
Elective Three (3 hours)
DISSERTATION COURSES 12 hours
REQUIRED: 12 HOURS MINIMUM
ED 7199A, 7399A, and/or 7699A, and or 7999A Dissertation in Education –Adult, Professional, and Community Education (3 hours)
* Students have 5 years from entering the Program to Advance to Candidacy.
** Students have 10 years to complete their dissertation and graduate.
** According to Texas law, students will be charged out-of-state tuition rates for courses taken after accruing 99 credit hours toward their degree.