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Courses

Educational Psychology

5499. ILT: Instructional Technology and Learning   (3 s.h.)

Introduces characteristics and applications of basic instructional and computer technology in the teaching-learning process. Students gain hands-on experience in the use of computer and adaptive and/or augmentative hardware and software.

5501. ILT: Multimedia Learning   (3 s.h.)

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.)

Presents elements of effective design characteristics for written and web pages as well web page maintenance. Students create documents and web pages using appropriate software applications.

5505. ILT: Authoring Systems   (3 s.h.)

Explores capabilities of various authoring software. Based on instructional design principles, students develop an interactive learning environment that includes various elements of sound, graphics, and motion.

5523. Introduction to Educational Psychology   (3 s.h.)

This course covers 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 achievement and teaching-learning activities. The primary objective is to facilitate a clear understanding of the complex and dynamic processes of learning and development as they relate to the principles of learning and teaching.

5529. Tests and Measurements   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: ED 5325 or equivalent.

This course is an introduction to tests and measurements. It covers reliability, validity, and interpretation of standardized test manuals. It also surveys standardized aptitude, achievement, and personality tests. Students learn how to construct valid classroom tests.

5531. Learning Theories and Education   (3 s.h.)

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.)

This course covers the major theoretical orientations and methodological approaches to human development. It uses a life-span approach to cognitive, social, and physical development that includes genetic influence, 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.)

This course covers methods and approaches to evaluation, planning and conducting evaluations, problems confronting the evaluator, and professional issues.

8621. Academic Assessment and Remediation   (4 s.h.)
Prerequisite: ED PSY 5529 or equivalent or permission of instructor.

This course offers a survey of standardized and informal techniques for analyzing academic difficulties in reading, mathematics, spelling, and written expression, together with practical corrective techniques.  Emphasis is on prescriptive teaching and monitoring of intervention effectiveness using curriculum-based measures. Note: Limited to matriculated graduate students.

8625. Intermediate Educational Statistics   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: ED 5325 or equivalent.

This course is a survey of issues, problems, and approaches involved in using ANOVA, correlational, and nonparametric procedures. It emphasizes guidelines for selecting statistical tests, computer-aided computation, and interpretation of results.

8627. Introduction to Research Design   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: ED 5325 or equivalent.

This course covers how to design a valid research study. It emphasizes quantitative and qualitative research design issues, internal vs. external validity, ethical issues, and how to write the research report.

8629. Test Construction and Validation   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: ED PSY 5529 or equivalent.

Students plan, develop, construct, revise, and validate an instrument. Methods for assessing reliability and validity, especially construct validity, are emphasized. Item analysis techniques are included. The basic approach and components of Item Response Theory (IRT), including an introduction to the Rasch models, are taught.

8638. Seminar in Instructional Theories   (3 s.h.)

This course examines contemporary instructional theories and models. It includes consideration of various conceptions of the learner and the instructional process.

8639. Instructional Design and Development   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: ED PSY 5499 and ED PSY 8638.

This course covers strategies and techniques for creating or modifying instructional resources. Empasis is on instructional design models for the systematic design of instruction, including adaptive and/or augmentative technology. Students 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.)
Prerequisite: ED PSY 5531 or permission of instructor.

This course provides 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.)
Prerequisite: ED PSY 5541 or permission of instructor.

This course provides extended treatment of selected topics in human growth and development.

8825. Advanced Statistics   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: ED PSY 8625.

This course is 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.)
Prerequisite: ED PSY 8625.

This course is a survey of multivariate data analysis procedures, with a focus on parametric techniques. Students use SPSS to analyze data. Note:  Limited to matriculated doctoral students or those with permission of instructor.

8827. Advanced Analysis of Variance   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: ED PSY 8625 or permission of instructor.

This course emphasizes parametric analyses of variance and covariance, and their nonparametric analogs. Students use SPSS to analyze data. Note: Limited to matriculated doctoral students.

8960. Seminar Series: Problems in Educational Psychology   (3, 6, or 9 s.h.)

This course covers 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. Note: Limited to matriculated doctoral students or those with permission of instructor.

8970. Seminar Series: Problems in Educational Psychology   (3 ,6, or 9 s.h.)

This course covers 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. Note: Limited to matriculated doctoral students or those with permission of instructor.

8980. Seminar Series: Problems in Educational Psychology   (3, 6, or 9 s.h.)

This course covers 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.

8985. Teaching in Higher Education  (3 s.h.)

This course is required for any student seeking Temple University's Teaching in Higher Education Certificate.  The course focuses on the research on how people learn and best teaching practices, with the aim of preparing students for effective higher education teaching.  Course instructors model innovative teaching methods and uses of technology throughout the semester, providing an experiential component to the learning.

9287. ILT: Practicum in Instructional Technology   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: ED PSY 5499, ED PSY 8638, ED PSY 8639, and 3 technology courses.

Provides for 100 hours of hands-on experience working in a professional organization consistent with the student's goals and objectives.

9982. Independent Study in Educational Psychology   (1-6 s.h.)

This course is intended to meet the needs of students who desire to carry on individual investigation. Note: Limited to matriculated doctoral students or those with permission of instructor.

9991. Apprenticeship in Educational Psychology   (3-12 s.h.)

Credit is earned for a supervised apprenticeship in an educational activity central to educational psychology. Apprenticeships can be taken in the areas of research, educational program evaluation, educational product development, and teaching. Note: Limited to matriculated doctoral students and those with departmental approval.

9996. Master's Thesis in Educational Psychology   (6 s.h.)

Limited to those who plan to complete the master's degree by writing a thesis.

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

Limited to those elevated to candidacy.

 

Updated 10.28.09