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Educational Psychology

5499.ILT: Instructional Technology and Learning   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0500.
Introduces characteristics and applications of basic instructional and computer technology in the teaching-learning process. Studnets will gain hands-on experience in the use of computer and adaptive and/or augmentative hardware and software.

5501. ILT: Multimedia Learning   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0501.
Provides conceptual discussion and hands-on exploration of technology applications including graphic, photographic, multimedia, audio, and video materials.

5502. ILT: Desktop Publishing and Web Design   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0502.
Presents elements of effective design characteristics for written and web pages will be discussed. Web page maintenance will also be presented. Students will create documents and web pages using appropriate software applications.

5505. ILT: Authoring Systems   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0505.
Students explore capabilities of various authoring software. Based on instructional design principles, students will develop an interactive learning environment that includes various elements of sound, graphics and motion.

5523. Introduction to Educational Psychology   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0523.
The application of psychological theories to the learning processes and development of children and adolescents including the principles and procedures of assessment and evaluation as they relate to academic achivement and to teaching-learning activities. The primary objective is to facilitate a clear understanding of the complex and dynamic processes of learning and development as they related to the principles of learning and teaching.

5529. Tests and Measurements   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0529
Prerequisite: Ed. 5325 or equivalent.
An introduction to tests and measurements. Reliability, validity, interpretation of standardized test manuals. Survey of standardized aptitude, achievement, and personality tests. Students learn how to construct valid classroom tests.

5531. Learning Theories and Education   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0531
This survey course covers the nature of theory, the epistemological foundations of learning, and major theories of learning. Focusing on application in educational settings, the course includes associationist, behaviorist, cognitive information processing, and constructivist learning theories.

5541. Concepts in Human Development   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0541.
Covers the major theoretical orientations and methodological approaches to human development. Uses a life-span approach to cognitive, social, and physical development, genetic influences, parental influences, language and perceptual development, intelligence, peer influences, parenting practices, moral development, and the development of gender identity among other issues.

5551. Introduction to Program Evaluation   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0550.
Methods and approaches to evaluation; planning and conducting evaluations; problems confronting the evaluator; professional issues.

8621. Academic Assessment and Remediation   (4 s.h.)
Formerly: 0621
Prerequisite: Ed. Psy. 5529 or equivalent; limited to matriculated graduate students or those with permission of instructor.
A survey of standardized and informal techniques for analyzing academic difficulties in reading, mathematics, spelling, and written expression, together with practical corrective techniques.  Emphasis on prescriptive teaching and monitoring of intervention effectiveness using curriculum-based measures.

8625. Intermediate Educational Statistics   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0625.
Prerequisite: Ed. 5325 or equivalent.
Survey of issues, problems, and approaches involved in using ANOVA, correlational, and nonparametric procedures. Emphasizes guidelines for selecting statistical tests, computer-aided computation, and interpretation of results.

8627. Introduction to Research Design   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0627.
Prerequisite: Ed. 5325 or equivalent.
How to design a valid research study. Emphasizes quantitative and qualitative research design issues, internal vs external validity, ethical issues, how to write the research report, etc.

8629. Test Construction and Validation   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0629.
Prerequisite: Ed. Psy. 5529 or equivalent.
Students will plan, develop, construct, revise, and validate an instrument. Methods for assessing reliability and validity (especially construct validity) are emphasized. Item analysis techniques are included. Basic approach and components of Item Response Theory (IRT), including introduction to the Rasch models.

8638. Seminar in Instructional Theories   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0638.
Examines contemporary instructional theories and models. Includes consideration of variousconceptions of the learner and the instructional process.

8639. Instructional Design and Development   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0639.
Prerequisite: Ed. Psy. 5499 and Ed. Psy. 8638.
Covers strategies and techniques for creating or modifying instructional resources. Empasis will be given to instructional design models for the systematic design of instruction, including adaptive and/or augmentative technoloogy. Students will employ a specific instructional design model and apply select instructional theories in the design of an instructional unit.

8735. Proseminar in Learning   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0735.
Prerequisite: Ed Psy 5531 or permission of instructor.
Extended treatment of selected topics in educational psychology concentrating on issues dealing with learning and instruction.

8741. Proseminar in Human Development   (3-12 s.h.)
Formerly 0741.
Prerequisite: Ed. Psy. 5541 or permission of the instructor.
Extended treatment of selected topics in human growth and development.

8825. Advanced Statistics   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0825
Prerequisite: Ed Psy 8625.
A survey of statistical techniques involving both between groups and correlational analyses. Students use SPSS to analyze data.

8826. Multivariate Research Methods   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0826.
Prerequisite: Ed. Psy. 8625.
Limited to matriculated doctoral students or those with permission of instructor. A survey of multivariate data analysis procedures, with a focus on parametric techniques. Students use computer library programs (SPSS) to analyze data.

8827. Advanced Analysis of Variance   (3 s.h.)
Formerly 0827.
Prerequisite: Ed. Psy. 8625. Limited to matriculated doctoral students or those with permission of instructor.
Emphasizes parametric analyses of variance and covariance, and their nonparametric analogs. Students use computer library programs (SPSS) to analyze data.

8960. Seminar Series: Problems in Educational Psychology   (3, 6 or 9 s.h.)
Formerly 0985.
Limited to matriculated doctoral students and those with permission of instructor. Specified problems, research, and practice in educational psychology. May be repeated for credit when approved by the instructor. Specific offerings change from semester to semester; contact Department for current offerings.

8970. Seminar Series: Problems in Educational Psychology   (3 ,6 or 9 s.h.)
Formerly 0986.
Limited to matriculated doctoral students and those with permission of instructor. Specified problems, research, and practice in educational psychology. May be repeated for credit when approved by the instructor. Specific offerings change from semester to semester; contact Department for current offerings.

8980. Seminar Series: Problems in Educational Psychology   (3, 6 or 9 s.h.)
Formerly 0987.
Specified problems, research, and practice in educational psychology. May be repeated for credit when approved by the instructor. Specific offerings change from semester to semester; contact Department for current offerings.

9287. ILT: Practicum in Instructional Technology   (3 s.h.) Formerly 0708. Prerequisite: Ed.Psy. 500, Ed.Psy. 8638, Ed.Psy. 8639, and 3 technology courses.
Provides for one hundred hours of hands-on experiences working in a professional organization consistent with the student's goals and objectives.

9982. Independent Study in Educational Psychology   (1-6 s.h.)
Formerly 0989.
Limited to matriculated doctoral students and those with permission of instructor. A course intended to meet the needs of students who desire to carry on individual investigation.

9996. Master's Thesis in Educational Psychology   (6 s.h.)
Formerly 0997.
Limited to those who plan to complete the master's degree by writing a thesis.

9991. Apprenticeship in Educational Psychology   (3-12 s.h.)
Formerly 0981.
Limited to matriculated doctoral students and those with departmental approval. Supervised apprenticeship in an educational activity central to educational psychology. Examples of possible apprenticeships are: research apprenticeship, educational program evaluation apprenticeship, educational product development apprenticeship, and teaching apprenticeship.

9999. Dissertation in Educational Psychology (3-9 s.h.)

Formerly 0999.

Limited to those elevated to candidacy.