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This course is offered to doctoral students to prepare their qualifying papers or their comprehensive examinations for review. The purpose of these exams is to evaluate the student’s success in attaining expertise in a related set of scholarly areas sufficient for using critical theory and conducting original, advanced research in a specialization area. If the course is taken to prepare for qualifying examinations, then the student will register for 1 credit. As part of their examination, the student will be given the question(s) to answer. As part of the course, the instructor will select a committee of reviewers and provide guidance on the qualifying exam process. If the course is taken to prepare for the comprehensive examination, then the student will register for 2 credits with their advisor. For this course, students will develop their portfolios, including dissertation concept papers, with guidance from their advisor.

CSEDL Program Director Permission required

Program: Education

Credit: 1-1

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