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Educational Psychology – Courses

Educational Psychology (ED_PSYCH) Courses

ED_PSYCH 400 Quantitative Reasoning in Education (Prerequisite: MATH 220 or STAT 360): Introductory course for data-driven decisions using quantitative reasoning.

ED_PSYCH 401 Classroom Assessment, Elementary (Prerequisite: TCH LRN 301): Principles and practice of high-quality classroom assessment in the elementary schools.

ED_PSYCH 404 Large-Scale Synthesis of Social Science Data: Practical and methodological understandings of and ability to analyze and synthesize large-scale data; presentation and communication of results from synthesized large-scale data.

ED_PSYCH 468 Classroom Assessment  (Prerequisite: TCH LRN 317; TCH LRN 464; TCH LRN 465; TCH LRN 466): Principles and practice of high-quality classroom assessment in secondary schools.

ED_PSYCH 502 Theoretical Foundations of Learning and Instruction: Historical and contemporary theories of learning and instruction: application of theory in counseling and teaching settings.

ED_PSYCH 503 Advanced Educational Psychology: Contemporary theories, models, and empirical research in educational psychology.

ED_PSYCH 504 Classroom-focused Research Methods: Methods, design, implementation, and application of results in classroom context.

ED_PSYCH 505 Research Methods I: Research methods; literature review; design, implementation, and interpretation of results.

ED_PSYCH 508 Educational Statistics: Introductory course for graduate students in applied statistics for the behavioral sciences. Recommended preparation: ED PSYCH 505. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

ED_PSYCH 509 Educational Measurements: Test Development and Assessment: Theory and use of standardized educational measurement instruments; intelligence, aptitude, and achievement tests; measurement of outcomes.

ED_PSYCH 510 Assessment of Learning: Assessment of student learning, school and district evaluation; particularly appropriate for school administrators.

ED_PSYCH 511 Classical and Modern Test Theory (Prerequisite: ED PSYCH 508; ED PSYCH 509): Large-scale educational assessment and test development and evaluation; history and policy uses of achievement tests.

ED_PSYCH 521 Topics in Educational Psychology (May be repeated for credit); cumulative maximum 6 hours. Recent research, developments, issues, and/or applications in selected areas of educational psychology.

ED_PSYCH 563 Principles of Research: The centrality of literature review and the understanding of methods used in educational research; practice in designing research questions. (Crosslisted course offered as ED RES 563, ED PSYCH 563).

ED_PSYCH 564 Qualitative Research (Prerequisite: ED RES 563): Theoretical underpinnings of qualitative research; familiarity with published qualitative research in education; practical research skills. (Crosslisted course offered as ED RES 564, ED PSYCH 564).

ED_PSYCH 565 Quantitative Research (Prerequisite: ED PSYCH 508; ED RES 563): Statistical literacy in educational research; parametric and non-parametric methods. (Crosslisted course offered as ED RES 565, ED PSYCH 565).

ED_PSYCH 568 Quasi-Experimental Design (Prerequisite: ED PSYCH 505 or ED RES 563; ED RES 565): Integration and application of research skills in writing proposals, dissertations, papers for publication; interpreting, critiquing, and synthesizing research studies.

ED_PSYCH 569 Seminar in Quantitative Techniques in Education (May be repeated for credit, cumulative maximum 6 hours;  Prerequisite: ED RES 565): Application of parametric and nonparametric statistics, data processing using computer packages in educational research.

ED_PSYCH 570 Introduction to Program Evaluation (Prerequisite: ED PSYCH 505 or ED RES 563): Introduction to strategies and techniques for evaluation of educational and social programs.

ED_PSYCH 571 Theoretical Foundations and Fundamental Issues in Program Evaluation (Prerequisite: ED PSYCH 570): Examine the history of the field, the ideas and practices of theorists who formed the field and how their work has influenced program evaluation.

ED_PSYCH 572 Introduction to Systematic Literature Reviews and Meta-Analyses (Prerequisite: ED PSYCH 505 or 508): Introduction to the steps involved in conduction systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

ED_PSYCH 573 Motivation Theories: Antecedents, consequences, and processes of motivated behavior examined from theoretical, empirical, and applied perspectives. (Crosslisted course offered as ED PSYCH 573, KINES 514.)

ED_PSYCH 574 Seminar in Educational Psychology (May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 hours; Prerequisite: Graduate student in Educational Psychology): Reading and discussion of papers in the educational psychology literature and the presentation of student’s work.

ED_PSYCH 575 Multilevel Modeling (Prerequisite: ED PSYCH 565): Introduction to multilevel modeling techniques; examines the use of these techniques in the social sciences. Recommended preparation: ED PSYCH 569.

ED_PSYCH 576 Factor Analytic Procedures (Prerequisite: ED PSYCH 565): Introduction to factor analytic techniques; examines the use of factor analysis in the social sciences. Recommended preparation: ED PSYCH 569.

ED_PSYCH 577 Item Response Theory (Prerequisite: ED PSYCH 511). Introduction to item response theory and its use in the social sciences.

ED_PSYCH 597 Educational Psychology Internship (May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 hours): Supervised internship experience in educational psychology, measurement and evaluation.

ED_PSYCH 600 Special Projects or Independent Study (May be repeated for credit): Independent study, special projects, and/or internships. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor before enrolling in 600 credit, which cannot be used toward the core graded credits required for a graduate degree.

ED_PSYCH 700 Master’s Research, Thesis, and/or Examination (May be repeated for credit): Independent research and advanced study for students working on their master’s research, thesis and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 700 credit.

ED_PSYCH 702 Master’s Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination (May be repeated for credit): Independent research in special problems, directed study, and/or examination credit for students in a non-thesis master’s degree program. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 702 credit. S, U grading.

ED_PSYCH 800 Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination (May be repeated for credit; Prerequisite: Admitted to the Educational Psychology PhD program): Independent research and advanced study for students working on their doctoral research, dissertation and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 800 credit.

Educational Research (ED_RES) Courses

ED_RES 562 Epistemology, Inquiry, and Representation (Prerequisite: Doctoral standing in education; ED PSYCH 505 or concurrent enrollment): Epistemological assumptions and methodological strategies of research.

ED_RES 563 Principles of Research (Prerequisite: COUN PSY 501, ED RES 562, or admission to EdD program): The centrality of literature review and the understanding of methods used in educational research; practice in designing research questions. (Crosslisted course offered as ED RES 563, ED PSYCH 563).

ED_RES 564 Qualitative Research (Prerequisite: ED RES 563): Theoretical underpinnings of qualitative research; familiarity with published qualitative research in education; practical research skills. (Crosslisted course offered as ED RES 564, ED PSYCH 564).

ED_RES 565 Quantitative Research (Prerequisite: ED PSYCH 508; ED RES 563). Statistical literacy in educational research; parametric and non-parametric methods. (Crosslisted course offered as ED RES 565, ED PSYCH 565).

ED_RES 566 Research Seminar (May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 hours. Prerequisite: Doctoral standing in Education): Presentation and analysis of research; professional development in research presentation.

ED_RES 567 Discourse Analysis (Prerequisite: ED RES 562; ED RES 564): Examination of and preparation for discourse analysis research approach.

ED_RES 568 Critical Ethnography (Prerequisite: ED RES 562; ED RES 564): In-depth focus on issues in qualitative research and ethnography and critical ethnography.

ED_RES 569 Arts-Informed Perspectives in Educational Research (Prerequisite: ED RES 562; ED RES 564): Exploration and application of alternative forms of qualitative research and representation through the arts.

ED_RES 570 Action Research: Philosophical assumptions and methodological strategies of action research; theoretical and practical foundations for conducting action research studies in schools and other organizations.

ED_RES 571 Doctoral Dissertation Preparation: Conceptualization and development of a structured dissertation prospectus; socializes students to academic culture.

ED_RES 572 Survey Design and Development Research Methods (Prerequisite: ED PSYCH 508): Introduction to survey and questionnaire design and research techniques.

ED_RES 573 Pscyhophysiological Measurement I: Overview of principles, theory, and applications of psychophysiological assessment.

ED_RES 574 Pscyhophysiological Measurement II: Overview of principles, theory, and applications of psychophysiological assessment.

ED_RES 575 Introduction to Neuroimaging and Electroencephalography: Overview of principles, theory, and applications of psychophysiological assessment using neuroimaging and electroencephalography. Recommended preparation: ED PSYCH 508 or equivalent.

ED_RES 576 Neurocognition Science Laboratory Rotation (May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 3 hours): Hands on applications of principles and theory of psychophysiological assessment in a laboratory setting.

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