Ph.D. Program in Urban Education
Faculty Advisory Group on Science, Mathematics, and Technology in Education
Proposed Admissions Criteria for SMT Education
Candidates for admission to the Ph.D. Program in Urban Education who plan to elect the Science, Mathematics, and Technology in Education option within the Curriculum Studies concentration must present:
(a) A Masters degree in Education and a total of 36 undergraduate or graduate credits in science, mathematics, engineering or computer science, of which at least 18 credits must have been completed before admission, while the remainder may be completed during doctoral study in the program; OR
(b) A Master's or higher degree in science, mathematics, engineering or computer science, and at least 18 graduate or advanced undergraduate credits in Education and related areas of study before admission and sufficient to prepare for the first semester Urban Education core courses(Core 1 and Core 2); additional graduate credits in Education may be required of candidates without a Master's degree in Education to meet prerequisites for the remaining Core courses, but these may be taken after admission and prior to enrollment in the doctoral courses;
(c) Letters of recommendation from university faculty members and other evidence of research ability (e.g. research papers or reports, a professional portfolio, etc.)
(d) In addition, all candidates for the degree must have at least 2 years of K-16 urban teaching experience at the age/grade level of their intended research specialization (Early Childhood SMT Education, Elementary SMT Education, Middle Childhood SMT Education, Secondary SMT Education, Post-secondary SMT Education), or equivalent experience in relevant educational settings, either at admissions or by the time of advancement to candidacy.
Draft of 3/19/99.