Graduate Course Descriptions

The following directory lists the graduate courses which the University expects to offer, although the University in no way guarantees that all such courses will be offered in any given academic year, and reserves the right to alter the list if conditions warrant. Click on the links below for a list of courses in that subject area. You may then click “View Classes” to see scheduled classes for individual courses.

5092. Practicum

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 21 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

The implementation and application of theory in the student's area of specialization.

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5094. Capstone in Secondary Transition

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Serves as a capstone for the Transition to Adulthood graduate certificate. Provides students the opportunity to independently design and complete activities to demonstrate specific transition competencies through the creation of a portfolio. This project has been designed as a vehicle for ensuring that all students in this certificate program have mastered the teaching and administrative competencies necessary for implementing a successful secondary transition program for individuals with disabilities.

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5108. Students with Special Needs in the Classroom Environment

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Methods for identifying, planning for, and working effectively with children with special needs in the general education classroom. Intended for non-SPED majors only.

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5113. Beginning Reading Supports for Students with Learning Difficulties

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Provides graduate level students with knowledge and skills related to supporting early reading success for students with disabilities and at risk for experiencing learning difficulties.

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5114. Adolescent Reading Supports for Students with Learning Difficulties

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Research-based instructional interventions and infrastructure supports (e.g., SRBI, RtI) necessary to improve reading comprehension outcomes for struggling adolescent readers including students with high-incidence disabilities.

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5115. Writing Supports for Students with Learning Difficulties

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Writing instruction and assessment designed to support K-12 students who are at-risk for or experiencing learning difficulties or disabilities, with an emphasis on incorporating evidence-based methods into a rich, engaging, and meaningful writing curriculum.

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5116. Assessment in Special Education

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Application of assessment in special education focusing on current purposes, policies, and practices in schools.

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5119. Policy, Law, and Ethics in Special Education

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

The impact of policy and law on the professional role of special educators.

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5121. Developmental Foundations of Exceptionality

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An exploration of the link between normative theory and research in child development with assessment, understanding, and intervention for children and youth with exceptionalities.

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5123. Instructional Strategies and Adaptations for Students with Special Learning Needs

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Principles and practices for the provision of effective instruction for students with special learning needs.

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5135. Creating and Sustaining a Positive School Climate

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to students admitted to UCAPP (RG 4362).

Grading Basis: Graded

Designed to help aspiring school administrators develop practices and processes for establishing and sustaining a positive school climate for the purpose of improving student achievement.

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5140. Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An examination of relevant legislation and recommended practices related to person-centered transition planning for students with disabilities in post-school and adult life, including postsecondary education, employment, community participation, and independent living.

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5141. Classroom and Behavior Management for Special Educators

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), including theoretical and empirical support, three-tiered model, and implementation strategies.

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5142. Individualized Positive Behavior Support

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: EPSY 3125 or 5141

Grading Basis: Graded

Approaches for adapting programs to the behavioral, social and emotional needs of exceptional learners.

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5145. Issues in Postsecondary Disability Services

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An examination of issues relating to the assurance of equal educational access for students with disabilities in postsecondary settings.

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5146. Advanced Topics in Secondary Transition

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An in-depth overview of the transition planning process. Highlights the importance of person-centered planning, encouraging self-determination, and involving individuals and families in the assessment and transition programming process.

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5161. Assistive Technology for Access

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: EPSY 5160 (RG296).

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to alternate access to the computer as a tool for the performance of educational tasks. Exploration of alternate and adaptive pointing and keyboard devices as well as software to enhance accessibility and productivity for persons with motor impairment, sensory challenges, and cognitive difficulties. Assistive technology solutions and applications for persons with significant disabilities in the educational environment.

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5170. Family Centered Practices in Early Childhood Intervention

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Illustrates the centrality of the family in the life of infants and young children with disabilities and, subsequently, early childhood intervention. This course relies on outside readings, discussions, and completion of performance-based competencies where concepts are interpreted and applied to early childhood intervention.

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5171. Evaluation and Assessment of Infants and Young Children with Disabilities or Delayed Development

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Designed for students who are preparing to work with infants and young children who have disabilities (birth through age five) and their families. Focuses on five functions of assessment relative to young children with disabilities: identification and referral, evaluation to determine eligibility for special education, assessment for program planning, monitoring of individual child progress and program evaluation.

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5172. Intervention of Early Childhood Disabilities or Delayed Development and Their Families

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Illustrates the importance of well planned and executed interventions for infants and young children with high needs and/or disabilities who receive early childhood services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Creation of intervention programs with integrated (across developmental domains) outcomes that stem from a functional assessment and a collaborative team process. This includes interventions and services designed to maximize natural learning opportunities and the use of evaluation tools and progress monitoring for individual children and families as required for federal reporting. Outside readings, class discussions, interactive web-based assignments and completion of performance-based competencies where concepts are interpreted and applied to infants and young children and their families.

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5173. Teaching and Collaborating of Infants and Young Children with Disabilities and their Families

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Provides a foundation for the inclusion of infants and young children with disabilities and their families into inclusive community settings and programs. Inherent within this framework is the ability for personnel to demonstrate strategic planning to accomplish this on a family, community and program. Outside readings, in-class activities, and individual and group applications of competencies.

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5183. Lectures in Education

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Staff members and authorities in education and related fields discuss selected problems.

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5188. School-based Practicum in Communication Disorders

6.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to MA students in Communication Disorders.

Grading Basis: Graded

100 clock hours of practicum in assessment, treatment, and prevention of communication disorders in children Pre-K-Grade 12.

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5194. Seminar

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 21 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Analysis of the issues and research in the field of education.

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5195. Workshop in Education

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 15 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Professional personnel to work cooperatively on problems arising out of actual school situations.

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5198. Curriculum Laboratory

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 15 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Reorganization of courses, reorientation of the program of studies, articulation of administrative units, and development of new materials are considered in relation to the local situation. Students make individual studies of their specific problems, and group studies of related problems.

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5199. Independent Study in Education

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 18 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Students requesting this course should have a significant background in education and should present to the instructor problems, well-defined and well laid out for investigation, which hold special interest for them and which will be pursued on the plane of advanced study.

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5215. Professional Seminar in Learning Technologies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Professional issues in the wise integration of learning technologies to classroom instruction.

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5220. Introduction to Educational Technology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Instructional applications of productivity software and educational technology.

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5221. Wise Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning Environments

1.00 - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the Integrated Bachelor's/Master's teacher preparation program. Recommended preparation: master's student status in IB/M program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Technology integration into classroom teaching for teacher preparation.

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5225. Learning Technology Applied in Schools

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Open to 2 Summers MA program in Learning Technology open to cohort members only

Grading Basis: Graded

Applied project work integrating technology into classroom instruction.

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5230. Web-Based Learning

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: EPSY 5240, EPSY 5510, EPSY 5220, EPSY 5520

Grading Basis: Graded

Design, development, delivery and evaluation of web-based instruction.

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5235. Design and Production of Multimedia Presentations

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Students will prepare presentations using slides, motion pictures, audiotapes and overhead transparencies; and will explore application of other technological developments to multimedia uses.

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5240. Interactive Learning Environments

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: EPSY 5220 and EPSY 5510 (RG705).

Grading Basis: Graded

Broad overview of the interactive learning environments (ILEs) that are being used in Education. Introduces students to current research in development and implementation of ILEs.

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5245. Capstone Course in Learning Technologies

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Open to 2 Summers MA program in Learning Technology open to cohort members only

Grading Basis: Graded

E-Portfolio preparation, technology-based professional development design, and program completion artifacts.

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5266. Instructional Media and Game Design

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduces students to narrative - the means by which humans share and contextualize information - within the context of instructional game design, the application of game mechanics and design processes in traditionally non-game contexts (sometimes called "gamification"). Through a deconstruction of media and storytelling, we will discuss how to optimally develop engaging, informative, and cooperative educational environments.

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5301. Group Processes in Counseling

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Experiential and theoretical introduction to group process and dynamics.

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5304. Foundations and Contents of School Counseling

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Basic philosophical and professional premises of the counseling profession. History of counseling profession, counselor's roles and functions, role of research/theory in counseling, and professional ethics. Individual group, and preventive counseling approaches.

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5306. Principles of Career Development in Counseling

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Career development and career psychology. Adolescents and adults.

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5307. Professional Orientation of School Counseling

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Principles and practices of pupil personnel work in educational institutions including all aspects of pupil personnel services; the role of the school counselor as a pupil personnel worker; and as a consultant on teacher-pupil relations.

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5308. Counseling: Theory and Practice

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: EPSY 5307 (RG291).

Grading Basis: Graded

Contemporary theories and practices of essential helping skills.

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5309. Gender Role Conflict Issues for Helping Professionals

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Intensive review of gender role socialization in a workshop setting, emphasizing men's and women's gender role conflicts across the life span. Lectures, readings, discussions, self assessments, and media are used to explicate core concepts and themes.

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5313. Multi-Cultural Parent-Professional Alliances

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Alliance-building processes between helping professionals and parents. Multi-cultural relationship development.

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5314. Appraisal Procedures in Counseling

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: EPSY 5306 and 5602 (RG307).

Grading Basis: Graded

Use of instruments for estimating abilities, achievements, interest and personality; interpretation of appraisal procedures in counseling.

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5315. Counseling: Advanced Practice

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: EPSY 5308 (RG308).

Grading Basis: Graded

Continuing the work begun in EPSY 5308; to strengthen and extend helping skills.

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5316. Cross-Cultural Counseling

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: EPSY 5308 and EPSY 5315 (RG311).

Grading Basis: Graded

Theories, skills and practices of counseling with culturally different persons in mental health settings.

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5317. Field Work in Counseling and Personnel

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Supervised experience in counseling and related practices in schools and agencies with a concurrent supervisory seminar.

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5318. Human Growth and Development over the Lifespan: Implications for Counselors

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

A review of human growth and development over the lifespan using psychosocial theory with an emphasis on individual and family transitions, learning processes, personality, developmental crises, gender role conflicts and transitions, ethical issues, and strategies to optimize human potential.

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5319. School Counseling Internship

3.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Post practicum experience in school counseling under the supervision of a fully trained and certified professional school counselor for the duration of one school year along with an accompanying on-campus seminar. All core courses in the school counseling program must be completed prior to beginning the internship.

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5320. Critical Issues in School Counseling

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to the broad profession of counseling; the ethical standards of the American Counseling Association and the American School Counseling Association; and a review and analysis of the critical and emerging issues and incidents facing today's professional school counselors.

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5339. Assistive Technology for Curriculum Access

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

This course will explore the range of assistive technology devices and software for curriculum access from the preschool through secondary environments.

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5396. Directed Student Teaching for Students in the Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates

9.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to students in the Teaching Certification Program for College Graduates, others with permission (RG2794).

Grading Basis: Graded

Supervised student teaching in special education.

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5402. Individual Differences in Learners

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Foundations for individual differences among elementary and secondary school pupils.

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5403. Intellectual Assessment

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: EPSY 5602, which may be taken concurrently, and enrollment in the School Psychology program (RG293).

Grading Basis: Graded

Administration of the standard instruments of intellectual assessment and synthesis of the test information into an assessment report.

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5404. Pupil Behavior: Studies in Clinical Diagnosis

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Diagnosis of school problems, report writing for school purposes, and an analysis of needs for referral.

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5405. Applied Behavior Analysis

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to theories and application of behavioral techniques.

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5406. Consultation Theories and Practices

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Theories and practices of professional consultation with an emphasis on actual interventions in schools, corporations and social service agencies.

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5408. Ethics in Educational and Professional Psychology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Explores the nature of professional virtue in psychology and related educational and human service disciplines.

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5420. Roles and Functions of School Psychologists

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

The roles and functions of school psychologists, including the development of the specialty, delivery models, assessment, and interventions. Addresses the provision of comprehensive and integrated school psychological services as outlined by the National Association of School Psychologists and the health service provider specialty of professional psychology of the American Psychological Association.

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5425. Procedures in Academic Assessment

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Provide students with knowledge and skills related to conducting multi-method academic assessments (e.g., various norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests, curriculum-based assessment, direct observation, interviews, review of permanent products, etc.); understanding the assessment of various educational diagnoses (e.g., learning disabilities, intellectual disability); and using academic assessment results to design effective academic interventions.

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5430. Childhood Development and Psychopathology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Addresses competencies related to child and adolescent mental disorders, the classification of these disorders, and the basis for diagnosis.

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5440. Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Intervention in Schools

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Provides students with knowledge and skills related to varied evidence-based methods in psychology and education to promote the social, emotional, and behavioral health and well-being of youth in schools.

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5445. Counseling in School Psychology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Provides students with both instruction and practice in counseling individuals and groups within school contexts using a prevention framework. Focus on evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral interventions that address the range of referral questions presented in school settings.

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5450. Issues of Cultural Diversity in School Psychology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: Enrolled in a graduate-level training school psychology program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to multicultural issues in education. Examines the theoretical, empirical, and practical literature relevant to culturally and linguistically diverse students and families.

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5455. History and Systems of Psychology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Addresses the history and systems of psychology, using a lens that integrates theoretical, empirical, and applied perspectives. Key figures and events in the history of psychology are explored, providing connections to the current status of the field, the many sub-disciplines of psychological research, and the applied specialties.

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5491. School Psychology Internship

3.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Post practicum experience in School Psychology under the supervision of a fully trained and certified professional School Psychologist for the duration of one school year along with an accompanying on-campus seminar. All core courses in the School Psychology program must be completed prior to beginning the internship.

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5510. Learning: Its Implication for Education

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Nature and types of learning, transfer of training, motivation, nature of instructional outcomes, with particular attention to individual differences among elementary and secondary school pupils.

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5515. Professional Seminar in Cognition & Instruction

1.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

A professional seminar designed to present topics, paradigms, models, and theories in the various fields of educational psychology. The current research programs of the graduate faculty in Cognition and Instruction are presented for discussion in a seminar format.

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5520. Instructional Design

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Overview of the field of instructional design: instructional theories, prescriptive models, instructional strategies, issues and trends as they relate to the comprehensive development of instructional systems.

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5530. Theories of Learning, Cognition and Instruction

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Behavioral and cognitive psychology as it applies to instruction.

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5540. Research Ethics in Education and Psychology

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Ethical issues related to educational and psychological research, including working with institutional review boards, informed consent, deception research, conducting research, reporting research findings, sharing and storing data, record keeping, and APA, APS, ACA, and AERA ethics policies.

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5601. Principles and Methods in Educational Research

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Methods of research in education designed for Master's level students.

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5602. Educational Tests and Measurements

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

The development of measurement and evaluation techniques.

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5605. Quantitative Methods in Research I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Quantitative procedures and analysis of computer output including descriptive and inferential statistics through one-way analysis of variance.

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5607. Quantitative Methods in Research II

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Quantitative procedures and analysis of computer output including factorial analysis of variance, analysis of covariance, and multiple regression.

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5610. Applied Regression Analysis for the Education Sciences

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Multiple regression analysis and related techniques with applications to research in education. Topics include assumptions and inference; matrix representations; diagnostics and remedial measures; polynomial regression and interaction models; treatment of categorical independent variables, autocorrelation of errors in time series data, problems of missing values and selection bias, and logistic and ordinal regression models.

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5613. Multivariate Analysis in Educational Research

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An extension of EPSY 5607. Practical emphasis on multiple regression, canonical correlation, multivariate analysis of variance and covariance, discriminant function analysis, and factor analysis.

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5621. Construction of Evaluation Instruments

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

The theory and construction of assessment instruments in the affective domain.

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5710. Introduction to Gifted Education and Talent Development

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Issues encountered in developing giftedness and talents in students: the nature of exceptional abilities, the history of special provisions, major scientific studies dealing with superior abilities, and contemporary educational systems and models.

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5720. Developing Schoolwide Enrichment Programs

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An overview of the theory and research behind and components within the Schoolwide Enrichment Model. Practical techniques for implementing the model in classrooms and school districts.

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5740. Strategies for Differentiating the Grade Level Curriculum

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Instructional and managerial techniques for use within or between classrooms to address learning differences among students. Strategies for improving academic achievement and success of diverse learners. Current and promising practices, as well as relevant research.

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5750. Enhancing Creativity in the Classroom

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

The identification of creative thinking and problem solving and the development and implications of creativity training materials and teaching strategies for the classroom.

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5760. Improving Students' Thinking Skills

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Designed for teachers and administrators who wish to acquire more information about current research, trends and practices within the field of thinking skills instruction. An overview of the field, with special emphasis on research-based practices, major programs, and models for the improvement of thinking skills.

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5780. Social and Emotional Components of Giftedness and Talent Development

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Review of current research on affective growth and potential adjustment problems of gifted and talented youth. Vocational concerns, self-concept, self-esteem, and the teacher's role in preventing or remediating affective problems related to giftedness.

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5850. Introduction to the Science of Creativity

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

The goals of this class are to be able to compare and contrast major definitions, theories and measures of creativity; to explain how creativity interacts with other related constructs (such as intelligence, personality and motivation); critique past empirical work on creativity; and to apply past research toward forming your own research question.

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6103. Grant Writing

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

The grant proposal writing process is covered, beginning with identification of potential funding sources through developing skill in writing major components and providing proposal critiques.

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6194. Doctoral Seminar

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 21 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Cooperative study of developments and problems in the student's area of study.

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6240. Academic Motivation: Theory, Research and Practice

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: EPSY 5510 (335) (RG4148)

Grading Basis: Graded

Examines theory, research and practice related to motivation, particularly the motivation to learn in academic settings. Introduces students to the field of the psychological study of motivation to learn in school settings; to explore the conceptual and practical value of framing of school and learning from a motivational and developmental perspective; to assist students in exploring how motivational theory and research may relate to their own areas of interest and help them in integrating motivational constructs into their research; and for participants to learn from each other and together read interesting new work on motivation to learn (a caring community is the crucible within which learning of enduring value unfolds). Designed for graduate students who are studying issues related to motivation to learn in school settings during the first two decades of life.

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6301. Advanced Group Processes

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Participant/observers in a basic group course. Processing and analyzing of group processes.

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6302. Prevention and Intervention in Schools, Education, and the Community

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

The theory, practice, and science of primary prevention of human problems in schools, education, and the community. Prevention concepts and case studies are presented by the faculty. Students give analysis and critique of course content and develop personal perspectives on prevention interventions and skills in the context of their careers.

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6304. The Psychology of Men and Boys In Counseling and Education

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

The negative effects of men's socialization and gender role conflicts are reviewed from the theory and empirical research in the psychology of men. Lectures, discussions, experiential activities, and psychobiographies of famous men and women are used to promote personal learning and psychoe-ducational outcomes. Implications for counseling, teaching, and more positive views of men are explored.

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6469. Single Subject Research in Education

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introductory and advanced content related to features, types, development, and use of "Single Subject Research Designs" to study of interventions and programs for improving the academic and social behavior outcomes for children and youth in schools.

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6491. Doctoral Internship in School Psychology

3.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Intensive, one year supervised experience in school psychology setting totalling 1,500 or 2,000 hours of service.

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6494. Doctoral Practicum

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 21 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

The implementation and application of theory in the student's area of specialization.

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6550. Situated Cognition

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: EPSY 5520, 5510, and 5530 (RG309).

Grading Basis: Graded

Theory, research and applications of situated cognition and situated learning.

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6601. Methods and Techniques of Educational Research

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: EPSY 5605 (or master's level introductory educational statistics class) (RG5749)

Grading Basis: Graded

A survey of the principal methods employed in the investigation of educational problems, including problem formulation, stating hypotheses, sampling, instrument design, types of research methods and design principles.

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6611. Hierarchical Linear Modeling

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Theory and applications of hierarchical linear modeling, including organizational and longitudinal multilevel models.

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6615. Structural Equation Modeling

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to structural equation modeling. Develop, modify, and interpret a variety of structural equation models commonly used in social science research. Linear models with only observed variables (path analysis), latent variable models without causal paths (confirmatory factor analysis), and latent variable models with causal paths (structural equation modeling). Conceptual understanding, application, and interpretation of structural equation models.

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6619. Advanced Modeling Using Latent Variable Techniques

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: EPSY 6611 and 6615 (RG5687)

Grading Basis: Graded

Covers several advanced modeling techniques, including multilevel confirmatory factor analysis, multilevel structural equation modeling, latent class analysis, factor mixture modeling, and growth mixture modeling. Emphasis will be on specification, application, evaluation, and interpretation of these models.

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6621. Program Evaluation

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: EPSY 5605, 5607 and 6601 (RG289).

Grading Basis: Graded

An overview of quantitative and qualitative procedures used in the evaluation of educational programs. Current trends and practical applications are stressed.

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6623. Advanced Program Evaluation

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: EPSY 6621; instructor consent required.

Grading Basis: Graded

Graduate seminar on advanced content related to evaluation context, evaluators, methods, and research, with emphasis on conducting evaluations, current trends, and practical applications.

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6636. Measurement Theory and Application

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An advanced course in measurement and evaluation. The course emphasizes current issues in measurement and the scientific procedures reflected in the literature that suggest alternative solutions to these issues.

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6637. Item Response Theory

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An advanced course in educational and psychological testing theory. This course emphasizes the principles and processes of the most sophisticated approach to educational test construction and scoring available today.

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6638. Advanced Topics in Item Response Theory

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: EPSY 6637

Grading Basis: Graded

Applications of IRT to measurement problems such as equating, detection of differential item functioning, and adaptive testing. Extensions of unidimensional dichotomous models to polytomous responses and multidimensional tests. Extensive use of Monte Carlo data to investigate psychometric issues.

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6639. Advanced Techniques for Psychometric Research

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Monte Carlo techniques for psychometric research. Design and carry out research studies for investigating new and existing psychometric and statistical procedures using simulated data. Estimation procedures for linear and nonlinear models for observed and latent variables. Students will develop their own custom computer programs and use existing software packages. Programs will primarily be written in Fortran 90.

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6651. Introduction to Methods for Causal Inference Using Educational Data

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: EPSY 5605 and EPSY 5607 (RG 5748)

Grading Basis: Graded

A survey of four main designs for making causal inferences from educational data and the rationales for the use of these designs. The designs considered are: Randomized experiments, regression discontinuity, instrumental variables and non-equivalent control group. The course introduces Campbell?s validity framework and applies this framework to the designs considered. Techniques for sample size planning and power analysis are introduced. Other topics covered include: mediation and moderation analysis and the ethics on research on human populations.

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6655. Advanced Causal Inference with Data

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: EPSY 6651 and EPSY 5610

Grading Basis: Graded

This course is an exploration of the problems that arise in making inferences about causal effects from non-experimental data and some potential solutions to those problems. Topics covered include: regression approaches to causal inference; paradoxes that arise when interpreting non-experimental data; the ?potential outcomes? approach to causal inference (often called Rubin?s Causal Model); univariate and multivariate matching methods; multivariate distance measures; propensity score estimation methods; using the propensity score to match, subclassify and weight; Instrumental Variables applications of Rubin?s Causal Model; Directed Acyclic Graphs.

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6770. Curricular Options for High Ability Learners

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Curriculum theory and techniques with special attention to the development of instructional materials.

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