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EPSY - Educational Psychology

EPSY 347 Educational Psychology for Elementary Teachers (3)

Provisional or full admittance to PTEP required. Study the relationships between theory, research, and practice in learning, memory, child development, motivation, and educational assessment for elementary classroom settings.

EPSY 348 Educational Psychology for Middle School Teachers (3)

Provisional or full admittance to PTEP required. Study the relationships between theory, research, and practice in learning, memory, child development, motivation, and educational assessment for middle school classroom settings.

EPSY 349 Educational Psychology for Secondary Teachers (3)

Provisional or full admittance to PTEP required. Study the application of principles derived from research on learning, memory, adolescent development, motivation, and educational assessment and measurement to secondary classroom settings.

EPSY 530 Life Span Developmental Psychology (3)

Human growth and development from conception through senescence, focusing on cognitive, affective, social and psychomotor development throughout the life span.

EPSY 540 Theories and Principles of Learning (3)

A survey of classical and contemporary theory and research related to human cognition. Topics include the study of learning processes, memory and higher cognitive functions.

EPSY 622 Directed Studies (1-4)

Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour.) Repeatable, maximum concurrent enrollment is two times.

EPSY 630 Child and Adolescent Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: EPSY 530 or equivalent. Physical, social and emotional development of children from conception through puberty, stressing normal development and major development theories.

EPSY 631 Psychology of Youth, Adulthood and Aging (3)

Prerequisite: EPSY 530 or equivalent. Cognitive, social and physical developments that affect transitions in youth, adulthood and senescence.

EPSY 635 Individual Differences in Cognition (3)

Prerequisite: EPSY 540 or equivalent. Examine individual differences between learners from a cognitive viewpoint. Review verbal, mathematical and spatial abilities, cognitive styles, problem solving and gender and cultural differences. Seminar format.

EPSY 654 Seminar in College Teaching (3)

Practices, issues and research in college teaching. Instructional models and methods, course planning, cognition, testing and grading, student-teacher interaction and ethics.

EPSY 661 Trends and Issues in Educational Psychology (3)

Majors only. Examines professional, philosophical, theoretical issues and trends across the discipline. Students practice and receive feedback regarding written and oral communication skills.
S/U graded.

EPSY 663 Apprenticeship (1-3)

Consent of instructor. Work with faculty member on professional endeavors such as research, writing, course planning or public service. Requires 3 hours per week for each credit. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of nine credits.

EPSY 674 Measurement I: Educational Testing (3)

Prerequisite: SRM 600. Construction and evaluation of tests and other measures. Topics include score and norm interpretation, reliability and validity. Item construction and analysis, rating scales and questionnaires.

EPSY 675 Measurement II: Advanced Techniques (3)

Prerequisite: EPSY 674. Classical and modern measurement theory and methods. Derivations of reliability and validity formulae, test bias, item response theory, logistic models, score equating, standards, individual prediction and classification.

EPSY 680 Research Issues in Cognition and Development (3)

Covers contemporary research methodologies in cognition and development. Topics include interviews, observations, classroom research, computer-based data collection, protocol analysis, and philosophical and ethical issues. Repeatable, maximum of nine credits.

EPSY 681 Cognition and Instruction I (3)

An introductory overview of various theoretical and applied perspectives on cognition and instruction, including behavioral, cognitive, meaningful learning, and situated cognition. Includes significant classroom-based observational and clinical interview experiences.

EPSY 682 Cognition and Instruction II (3)

Prerequisite: EPSY 681 or EPSY 540. Assumes basic knowledge of cognitive and instructional theory. Focuses on research in development, cognition and instruction, subject matter, and social and cultural contexts of learning.

EPSY 684 Advanced Seminar in Human Development (3)

Prerequisite: EPSY 530. For Graduate students wishing to develop advanced competency. Periodically, seminar may focus on topic reflecting instructor's interest area or on developing a student's inquiry. Repeatable, maximum of nine credits.

EPSY 685 Advanced Seminar in Learning and Cognition (3)

Prerequisite: EPSY 540. Pursue original research into learning and cognitive processes under the guidance of a faculty member. Arranged to reflect faculty and students' interests. Repeatable, maximum of nine credits.

EPSY 686 Advanced Seminar in Measurement and Assessment (3)

For graduate students wishing to develop a competency in psychological and educational measurement. The seminar will focus on an advanced topic in contemporary measurement and assessment. Repeatable, maximum of nine credits.

EPSY 692 Internship in Educational Psychology (1-9)

Consent of instructor. Full-or part-time assignment in a field-based setting under supervision. Students work a minimum of 3 hours per week for each hour of credit. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of 18 credits.

EPSY 694 Practicum (1-9)

Consent of instructor. Experiential learning in an on-campus setting in conjunction with supervision by a faculty member. Students work a minimum of 3 hours per week for each hour of credit. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of 18 credits.

EPSY 695 Special Topics in Educational Psychology (1-3)

Specialized topics or contemporary issues. Topics vary. Repeatable, maximum of two times, under different subtitles.

EPSY 699 Thesis (1-6)

Empirical investigation under the direction of a graduate faculty member. Thesis must be approved by the faculty committee and submitted in appropriate style and format to the Graduate School. S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations.

EPSY 797 Doctoral Proposal Research (1-4)

Doctoral students must earn 4 hours as partial fulfillment of requirements for the doctorate. Check with the Graduate School regarding appropriate procedures and formats. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of four credits.

EPSY 799 Doctoral Dissertation (1-12)

Must earn 12 hours as partial fulfillment of requirements for the doctorate. Dissertation must be approved by and defended before the dissertation committee. S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations.

EPSY 999 Graduate School Continuous Registration (1)

To permit a graduate student to continue making progress in a degree program.
S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations.


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