The Online Program

The C&I Doctoral Program – Online

Things You Should Know

  • Application Portfolios for the Doctoral On-line Program are due by October 31st, 2019 for Summer 2020 Admission
  • This is a sequenced program in which students take two classes each summer, fall and spring
  • All students take the same Program of Study; that is to say, there is no “major” beyond Curriculum & Instruction
    • This is a Curriculum & Instruction “generalist” doctoral degree
    • All members of the cohort will take both a C&I Core set of classes, but also a sampling from each of our Program Areas: Bilingual/TESOL; Early Childhood Education; Educational Learning Technologies; Literacy, Language & Culture; and, Multicultural Education/Critical Pedagogies
    • There are three built-in Independent Study courses (lead by faculty member and taken collectively by the cohort) which allow students to develop their areas of emphasis and the literature that will guide their dissertation

Once You Are Accepted

  • Applicants who are accepted in March begin the following summer
  • During the fall and spring semesters, classes are taught using the Canvas learning management system and other asynchronous and synchronous technologies (Centra, Skype, Google Docs., etc.)
  • For two of the five weeks during of the summer session, students are required to attend face-to-face classes in residence at the Las Cruces campus
    • This is typically during the 2nd & 3rd weeks of June (classes are Monday-Friday and weekends are off)
    • This is a three summer obligation
    • All cohort members are required to attend the On-line Doctoral Program Orientation Meeting on the Friday after the first week of classes at 5 p.m.
    • The specific summer dates for 2019 are June 10th-June 21st.
Online C&I COURSES: 42 credit hours
(Request a transfer of 6 credits (two 3-credit courses at 550 or above) to get to 48)
(On Campus) 2018: First Summer I – Two Classes, 6 credit hours

  • 1. EDUC 603 – Curriculum for a Diverse Society
  • 2. EDUC 613 – Evaluation of Quantitative Research in Education (Research)

First Summer II – Online, One Class, 3 credit hours

  • 3. EDUC 637: Social Justice Issues in Education

Fall 2018 – Two classes, 6 credit hours

  • 4. BIL 616 – Acquiring Emancipatory Discourses
  • 5. EDLT 610 – Technology, Society, & Education

Spring 2019 – Two classes, 6 credit hours

  • 6. EDUC 576 – Qualitative Research
  • 7. EDUC 604 – Pedagogy of Learning in a Diverse Society

Second Summer I (On Campus) 2019: Two Classes, 6 credit hours

  • 8. EDUC 605 – Independent Study (Focus Area-Theoretical Framework)
  • 9. CEP 636 – Advanced Statistical Methods

Fall 2019 – Two classes, 6 credit hours

  • 10. RDG 608 – Critical Issues in Literacy Education
  • 11. EDUC 607 – Current Research in Education

Spring 2020 – Two classes, 6 credit hours

  • 12. EDUC 606 – In-depth Interviewing: A Qualitative Research Method
  • 13. EDUC 623 – Curriculum Mediation for Democratic Communities

Third Summer I (On Campus) 2020: One Class, 3 credit hours

  • 14. EDUC 694 – Qualitative Research Designs Seminar

Plus 18 hours of EDUC 700 for dissertation research/writing

14 courses x 3 credits  =  42 credit hours 

+ 2 transfer courses (6 credit hours) = 48 credit hours

+ 18 hours of EDUC 700 = 66 credit hours TOTAL (All coursework must be completed before taking EDUC 700 hours)