A New Blended Course for SOE Doctoral Students

Project Leader: Soko Starobin, School of Education (pictured)
Collaborators: Mary Darrow
Courses Impacted: ELPS 601
Annual Enrollment: 20
Estimated Completion: Fall 2015

The School of Education (SOE) offers doctoral programs for students with diverse background both personally and professionally.  For instance, Community College Leadership Program (CCLP) enrolls working adults in community colleges and classes are typically offered in all-day increments on Thursdays, Fridays, and/or Saturdays to accommodate the needs of working professionals. Using effective blended instruction, this course provides rigorous content and instruction while limiting travel and time on campus.  ELPS 601: Foundations of EducationalInquiry is a required foundational course for PhD students in SOE.  The course is designed to introduce first-year PhD students to the landscape of scholarship in the field of education and to initiate a process of helping doctoral students develop a reflexive stance toward educational inquiry so that they may engage in methodologically rigorous, substantively rich, and socially meaningfully work in the field of education.