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DEd in Curriculum and Instruction: Dixon Center Courses

Take your required coursework with your classmates as a group, progressing through the required sequence of classes together. The two courses offered each fall and spring semester take place at the Dixon University Center, with IUP faculty members using distance technologies.

Classes will convene on weekends, primarily Saturdays, for 10 to 12 days per semester. In the summer, students will attend all-day classes delivered in the traditional classroom format with an IUP professor at the Dixon Center.

Year One:

Fall: Six Credits

  • Curriculum Evaluation
  • Critical Analysis of Issues in Education

Spring: Six Credits

  • Advanced Topics in Human Development and Learning
  • Writing for Professional Publication

Summer: Six Credits

  • Doctoral Seminar in Research Methods
  • Analysis of Effective Instruction

Year Two:

Fall: Six Credits

  • Qualitative Research Design in Education
  • Education for Cultural Pluralism

Spring: Six Credits

  • Technology in the Curriculum
  • Literacy: Theory, Research, and Practice

Summer: Six Credits

  • Issues and Processes in Curricular Change
  • Doctoral Seminar in Curriculum and Instruction

Year Three:

Fall: Six Credits

  • Comprehensive Evaluation of Educational Programs
  • Research Instrument Design

Spring: Six Credits

  • Analysis of Qualitative Data
  • Elective

Summer: Six Credits

  • Elective
  • Dissertation

Year Four:

Fall: Six Credits

  • Dissertation

Please note that the semester in which courses are offered may change.

  • Professional Studies in Education Department
  • Davis Hall, Room 303
    570 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1080
  • Phone: 724-357-2400
  • Fax: 724-357-2961
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.