Course Sequence - Doctorate in Philosophy in Education (PhD)

PhD, Concentration in Studies in Teaching and Learning

This program includes a total of 6 courses (18 units), 3 compulsory courses (9 units), 2 courses (6 units) within the concentration, 1 optional course (3 units), a comprehensive examination, a thesis proposal and the doctorate's thesis. Here are the Program Requirements and Course Descriptions.

The following course sequence shows you which courses you should take for your program.

Term 1
Fall
Term 2
Winter
  • EDU 8105 Contemporary Issues in Education (3 units)
  • 1 course among the following: EDU 7395, EDU 7396, EDU 7397, EDU 8190 (3 units)
  • 1 optional course in Education (EDU) at the graduate level1 (3 units)
  • Identify the comprehensive fields and compile draft reading lists
  • Submit the form Committee Member List to the secretariat at educplus@uOttawa.ca
Term 3
Spring/Summer
Term 4
Fall
  • Comprehensive Examination
    EDU 9998 PhD Comprehensive Examination
  • Thesis Proposal
    EDU 9997
    PhD Thesis Proposal3
  • Complete the writing of the comprehensive examination
  • Complete oral part of the comprehensive exam
  • Preparation of the thesis proposal
  • Meet with the thesis committee to discuss the thesis proposal
  • Presentation and approval of the thesis project
Term 5
Winter
  • Thesis Proposal
    EDU 9997
    PhD Thesis Proposal3
    If not completed in Term 4.
  • Meet with the thesis committee to discuss the thesis proposal
  • Presentation and approval of the thesis project
  • Application for Ethics5
Term 6
Spring/Summer
Term 7
Fall
  • Thesis
    THD 9999
    PhD Thesis4
  • Data generation and commencement of writing thesis chapters
Term 8
Winter
Term 9
Spring/Summer
Term 10
Fall
Term 11
Winter
Term 12
Spring/Summer
Term 13
Fall

Notes

  1. If you have completed a master's degree in Education (MA/MEd) you are exempted from taking 1 elective course with the approval of the Admission Committee and the agreement of your thesis supervisor.
  2. You must complete an annual research progress report jointly with your thesis supervisor. The progress report allows you to better monitor your progress in your program. It also makes it possible to evaluate your progress made during the last year and to define the objectives for the following year. If you obtain two non-satisfactory progress reports, you will be withdrawn from your program.
  3. Submission of a written research proposal that meets with the approval of a thesis committee. You must present a seminar following the approval of your research proposal. The notation "CTN" (for continued) will be awarded each term. You must enrol to this activity until the successful completion of the proposal requirements, at which point a grade of S (satisfactory) or NS (non satisfactory) will be entered. If you obtain the grade NS, you can submit a second thesis project to your thesis committee. The failure grade remains on your transcript, even if your thesis project is successful in its second submission. If you receive a grade of NS at the second submission of your thesis project, you will be withdrawn from your program.
  4. The notation "CTN" (for continued) will be awarded each term. You must enrol to this activity until the successful completion of the thesis requirements, at which point a grade of S (satisfactory) or NS (non satisfactory) will be entered. If you obtain the grade NS, you will be withdrawn from your program.
  5. You must requests the ethical approval of your research project to the Office of Research Ethics and Integrity once your thesis proposal has been accepted. This approval is necessary for any research involving human subjects. If you do not respect this requirement, you will be exposed to school sanctions. You must submit in your application a copy of the form entitled Approval of the thesis proposal as proof of success of the proposal of your thesis project.
  6. When submitting a thesis for evaluation, you must be enrolled for the specific term.
  7. You must submit the final version of your thesis online using uO Research within a month of your defence.
Important
Information
  • Compulsory courses must be taken in the language of your program of study.
  • You and your supervisor should plan to meet regularly (once or twice a month) whether or not you have any finished work to show to your supervisor.
  • For more information, consult the General Regulations, the guide Preparing a Thesis and the Toolbox for the success of your thesis, all available on the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.
  • Courses are 3 hours long and require about 6 to 9 hours of study per week of your own time.
  • Most courses are offered in the evening, but some courses will be offered during the day (afternoon). You are responsible for ensuring that you can come to the course in question, to complete the requirements of your program.
  • We offer courses in different formats to accommodate the unique needs of distance learning students.

* The information on this page is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commitment from the Faculty.

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