The purpose of residency is to provide an opportunity for sustained and concentrated intellectual effort, to provide for immersion in a research environment, and to permit extensive interaction with fellow students and faculty of the major department.
The residency for programs in education is designed to provide the student with the experiences outlined by the Graduate School. It is expected that students will engage in serious scholarship and will reflect on their learning and experiences. The expectation is that the students will integrate their doctoral study in order that the program of study they pursue will become a holistic and unified experience. (The residency option is normally declared on the student's program of study.) The education faculty have outlined some of the conditions required for these goals to be realized. A doctoral student in Teaching and Learning can meet the residency requirement in any one of these ways:
- Students will complete a residency while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours of credit during each of two consecutive semesters (Fall, Spring or Spring, Fall). Students in this option are encouraged, but are not required, to enroll in a Summer Doctoral Seminar during their residency or at another time in the program. If a student is a GRA, GSA, or GTA, the number of credits that the student may take for this option is less and specified in the catalog.
- Students will complete a residency while enrolled in a minimum of eight semester hours of credit during each of three consecutive summer sessions and in a minimum of two Summer Doctoral Seminars following their first and second or third summers in residence.
- Students will complete a residency over a period of three consecutive years of continuous enrollment in a minimum of 36 semester hours of credit to include a minimum of two Summer Doctoral Seminars during the period of residency.