Educational Psychology (EPSY)


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2301. iGeneration: Living and Learning on the Internet (3). Examines how the Internet transforms our social behavior and how we learn. Fulfills core Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.



3331. Adolescent Development: Applications for Middle-Level Classrooms (3). Study of physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development of and environmental influences on the development of young adolescents.

3380. Introduction to Educational Statistics (3). Emphasizes descriptive and basic inferential statistics on univariate measures for analyzing educational data and how certain variables lead to and are related to changes in others.



4000. Quantitative Methods (V1-9). Enhances skills in research methodology, data analysis, and statistical inference and prepares students for graduate school.

4381. Intermediate Educational Statistics (3). Methods of educational research. Methods of obtaining, processing, interpreting, and using significant educational data.

4383. Data Management and Processing in R (3). Introduces students to the R programming language. Covers data management, data structures, programming, graphics and basic statistical analysis.



5093. Internship in Education (V1-6). Supervised internships in applied educational settings.

5310. Philosophy of Education (3). Major western social philosophies and their application to the field of education in the United States.

5312. Philosophy of Qualitative Research (3). Study in philosophical perspectives informing qualitative research and their applications in educational research.

5314. History of Education (3). A study of the development of Western education with emphasis on pedagogical leaders and reformers.

5323. Cultural Foundations of Education (3). Analysis of linkages between school and community with special reference to the impact of the selection and allocation functions of schooling on minority groups.

5330. Motivation in Educational Settings (3). This course reviews various theories in motivation and their applications in education with an emphasis on the cognitive perspective of motivational processes.

5331. Human Development in Education (3). Interrelationships of social and psychological development through the lifecycle and implications for teaching and learning.

5332. Educational Psychology and Learning (3). Emphasis on the application of educational psychological principles to learning at all levels.

5333. Adolescent Learners (3). Environmental, social, developmental, and cognitive factors influencing learning in adolescence; application of learning theory to classroom environment and instructional design for adolescent learners.

5340. History and Systems in Educational Psychology (3). Study of the history and philosophies undergirding educational psychology. Includes examinations of emergent problems as they apply to school and educational psychology.

5349. Seminar in Educational Psychology (3). Research analysis and synthesis in the field of educational psychology. May be repeated for credit.

5356. Educational and Psychological Assessment and Decision Making (3). Analysis and administration of techniques and measures used in the practice of school psychology.

5360. Practical Educational Program Evaluation (3). Emphasis on providing knowledge and skills related to understanding and evaluating the effectiveness of educational programs.

5370. Seminar in Institutional Research and Institutional Effectiveness (3). Seminar exploring the foundations of institutional research and institutional effectiveness using case studies and educational psychology theories.

5379. Introduction to Educational Research (3). Introduction to the nature of research and its relationship to educational thought and practice. Focus on preparing research consumer.

5380. Introduction to Educational Statistics (3). An introductory course in statistics with major emphasis on univariate measures for analyzing educational data.

5381. Intermediate Educational Statistics (3). Prerequisite: EPSY 5380 or STAT 5302. Topics include multiple regression, analysis of variance and covariance, multiple comparison tests, and additional non-parametric tests.

5382. Qualitative Research in Education (3). Study in theoretical perspectives informing qualitative research in education including relevant issues and methodological criteria.

5383. Data Analysis With Statistical Software (3). Hands-on analysis of quantitative educational data using statistical software.

5385. Foundations of Educational Research (3). Methods of educational research; methods of obtaining, processing, interpreting, and using significant educational data.

5389. Individual Intelligence Testing (3). Use of individual appraisal instruments and techniques (WJ III, WISC IV) in educational evaluation of children, youth, and adults.

5390. Ethics, Standards, and Best Practices in School Psychology (3). Analysis of ethics, APA and NASP standards, and legislations, including IDEA, Section 504, and case law relevant for practice in settings in which school psychologists work.

5391. Assessment and Intervention in Schools (3). Assessment, evidence-based intervention development and implementation, and progress monitoring to promote social-emotional functioning, mental health, academic skills, and learning in schools.

5392. Practicum in School Psychology (3). Field-based integrative experience for school psychology students. Includes opportunities to learn and practice skills in assessment, intervention, consultation, and counseling. May be repeated

5395. Consultation in Schools (3). Practical application of consultation theory, models, and interventions to school-based issues to promote positive social and academic development and good mental health.



6000. Master's Thesis (V1-6).

6100. Professional Seminar in Educational Psychology (1). This course will orient EPSY Ph.D. students to the field of educational psychology, scholarly bodies of work, and program faculty and their research agendas.

6301. Structural Equation Modelings (3). Prerequisite: EPSY 5381 or consent of instructor. Study of multivariate techniques for analyzing educational data, including such topics as factor analysis and structural equation modeling.

6302. Survey Research in Education (3). The design and implementation of survey methodology in educational settings. Coverage of sampling techniques. Questionnaire design, analysis of data, and strategies for dissemination of findings to specific audiences.

6303. Educational Measurement (3). Prerequisites: EPSY 5356 and 6301. Study of psychometric theory, test and instrument development, and use of standardized instruments in educational research.

6304. Qualitative Research Methods (3). Prerequisite: EPSY 5382. Study of qualitative methods used in educational research. Includes application and problems.

6305. Qualitative Data Analysis in Education (3). Study of methods used in the analysis of data gathered through qualitative research methods and of ways of reporting these research findings.

6306. Longitudinal Data Analysis (3). Prerequisite: EPSY 6301 or consent of instructor. Study of techniques for analyzing longitudinal data, including panel designs and growth curve designs. Analyses may include longitudinal structural equation modeling, latent growth curve modeling, and advanced longitudinal techniques

6307. Case Study Research in Education (3). Study in design methods, issues and applications of case study research in education.

6332. Advanced Educational Psychology (3). Emphasis on the research and theories of educational psychology and the evaluation and synthesis of psychology theories.

6349. Doctoral Seminar in Educational Psychology (3). Prerequisite: Admission to doctoral program. Several topics in research and analysis in educational psychology. May be repeated for credit.

6385. Causal Inference in Research (3). Prerequisite: EPSY 5381 or consent of instructor. Threats to causal inference and how experimental and quasi-experimental research designs and analytic strategies address these threats.



7000. Research (V1-12).



8000. Doctor's Dissertation (V1-12). 

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