Coursework: Overview

The Interdisciplinary Training Program in Education Sciences builds on and formalizes existing interdisciplinary relationships between education and social science researchers by creating a minor in Education Sciences for ITP Fellows, engaging them in extensive methodological and quantitative coursework across disciplines.

The table below shows the typical progression of courses and field experiences for students in the ITP in Education Sciences. Individual progression may vary somewhat, especially for students initially admitted at the Advanced level. However, students will be expected to demonstrate satisfactory progress in the training program components in order to continue in the training program. An annual evaluation will be conducted in the spring semester for all ITP Fellows to determine eligibility for continued support.

ITP Seminar

Pre-Approved Courses

Typical course progression for ITP Entry Level Fellows

Year 1

Course Type Fall
Spring
Methods and Statistic Courses Statistics/Econometrics
(in disciplinary home)
Research Methods
(in disciplinary home)
Interdisciplinary Training Seminar / Workshops on translational research (taken every semester)  ✓
Interdisciplinary & Disciplinary courses ITP course: Education Policy Across the Disciplines

Year 2

Course Type Fall
Spring
Experimental Design and Measurement Courses Experimental design
(all students take 1 or more)
Measurement (all students take 1 or more)
Interdisciplinary Training Seminar / Workshops on translational research (taken every semester)  ✓
Interdisciplinary & Disciplinary courses ITP Course: Randomized Trials to Inform Education Policy

Year 3

Course Type Fall and Spring
Research Practicum Research practicum in education sciences (internship)
(1 semester for 8 cr; Fall or Spring)
Interdisciplinary Training Seminar / Workshops on translational research (taken every semester)
Interdisciplinary & Disciplinary courses Courses on education in context (non-SoE students) or disciplinary focus (SoE students only)
(all students take at least 2 outside their disciplinary homes, plus others in their own disciplines)

Year 4

Course Type Fall
Spring
Advanced Statistics Courses (all students take 2 or more courses) Advanced Statistics Advanced Statistics
Interdisciplinary Training Seminar / Workshops on translational research (taken every semester)
Interdisciplinary & Disciplinary courses Courses on education in context (non-SoE students) or disciplinary focus (SoE students only)
(all students take at least 2 outside their disciplinary homes, plus others in their own disciplines)

Year 5

Course Type Fall
Spring
Dissertation Research
Interdisciplinary Training Seminar / Workshops on translational research (taken every semester)