Curriculum for Ph.D. statistics education concentration
The curriculum below will satisfy the requirements in this area as well as the Ed Psych and QME core requirements.
2007 APA Award
The Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota was awarded the 2007 APA Innovative Practices in Graduate Education in Psychology Award for preparing doctoral students for academic positions which include teaching statistics. This program that prepares graduate students to become excellent teachers of statistics is the only program of its kind in the United States. Read more at "Statistically speaking, they are ahead of the curve."
Core EPSY courses
- EPSY 8905—History and Systems of Psychology: Landmark Issues in Educational Psychology
- 3 semester credits in EPSY learning
- 3 semester credits in EPSY social psychology or personality
- 9 semester credits in research methods (plus a
- EPSY 8215—Advanced Research Methodologies in Education
- EPsy 5244—Survey Design, Sampling, and Implementation
- EPsy 5247—Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology
Core QME courses
- EPSY 5221—Principles of Educational and Psychological Measurement
- EPSY 5243—Principles and Methods of Evaluation
- EPSY 8xxx level measurement course (3 cr.) — consult with adviser
- EPSY 8251—Methods in Data Analysis for Educational Research I
- EPSY 8252—Methods in Data Analysis for Educational Research II
- EPSY 8264—Advanced Multiple Regression Analysis
Internship (3 credits – check with adviser)
Teaching internship might include a current position in a high school or college, a graduate teaching assistantship position at the University of Minnesota, or other arrangements.
• EPSY 5272—Statistics Teaching Internship
Additional courses (minimum 12 credits – check with adviser)
Partial list of courses to select from:
- Statistics education courses
- EPSY 5271—Becoming a Teacher of Statistics (required)
- EPSY 8271—Statistics Education Research Seminar: Studies on Teaching and Learning Statistics (required)
- Mathematics education course (3 credits required)
- Students must take one course in mathematics education, such as MTHE 5171—Teaching Problem Solving or MTHE 8571—Research in Mathematics Education.
- Grad 8101—Teaching in Higher Education U of M Preparing Future Faculty program (recommended)
- Grad 8102—Practicum for Future Faculty U of M Preparing Future Faculty program (recommended)
Graduate School requirements
Minor or supporting/related fields (minimum 12 credits – check with your adviser for consultation/permission concerning this requirement):
You must complete a minimum of 12 credits of coursework outside the Educational Psychology department (if selecting a minor, check with intended minor department for credit and course requirements).
EPSY 8888—Thesis Credits: Doctoral, 24 credits (check with adviser)
Must be taken after successful completion of prelim oral.
Ph.D. minor in educational psychology with an emphasis in statistics education
A doctoral minor in educational psychology requires at least 15 credits of graduate-level courses in EPSY, of which at least 9 credits must be 8000-level.
EPSY 8261 and EPSY 8262 (3 credits each)
Two courses in statistics education: EPSY 5271 and EPSY 8271 (3 credits each)
One course in learning/cognition (3 credits)
EPSY 5272—Statistics Teaching Internship (3 cr.)