Portland-State-University 2014-2015 Bulletin

Ed 620 Doctoral Studies Proseminar

This three course four-credit sequence is required for all doctoral students and is taken during the first year of doctoral study, beginning with two credits in the fall and one credit each in winter and spring terms. The course is designed to extend and deepen thinking about education, "educational leadership" and inquiry through shared readings, interaction with faculty and local educational leaders, and critical reflective writing and conversation. Students are expected to initiate and maintain a learning and a professional portfolio and by the end of spring term to develop and present a formal paper that examines an educational issue using frameworks and concepts from Ed 630, 640 and 650, which are also taken during their first year. This paper may serve as an initial draft of the doctoral core examination paper.




Prerequisite: admission to doctoral program or permission of instructor.
  • Up one level
  • 600