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Educational Psychology (EDEP)

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EDEP 201 Introduction to Teaching as a Career (3) An experience-based introduction to teaching as a career. Repeatable one time. (Cross-listed as EDEF 201)

EDEP 303 Experiential Introduction to Humanistic Education (3) Participation in exercises designed to enable potential teachers to become more aware of themselves, especially as related to interaction in school settings. CR/NC only.

EDEP 311 Psychological Foundations (3) Principles of learning and individual differences; relationships of these factors to classroom experience. DS

EDEP 327 Self-Regulated Learning (3) Theory and use of self-regulated learning strategies in academic contexts.

EDEP 399 Directed Reading (V) Individual reading or research. Pre: consent.

EDEP 408 Fundamentals of Research in Education (3) Introduction to the methodology of systematic study of problems in education: principles of research design, data processing, technical writing, and evaluation of research proposals and reports. DS

EDEP 411 Seminar in Contemporary Perspectives in Educational Psychology (3) In-depth analysis of contemporary issues in education from the theoretical and methodological perspectives of the faculty in educational psychology. Repeatable one time. Pre: 303, 311, or consent. DS

EDEP 416 Student Assessment (3) Development and analysis of assessment procedures in educational settings.

EDEP 429 Introductory Statistics (3) Use of descriptive statistics in analyzing test scores; application of linear correlation and regression; introduction to an understanding of inferential statistics. DS

EDEP 432 Human Motivation and Education (3) Application of motivation theory and research to understanding and increasing human motivation for education.

EDEP 500 Master’s Plan B/C Studies (1) Enrollment for degree completion. Pre: master’s Plan B or C candidate and consent.

EDEP 509 Cooperative Learning (2) Introduction to theories underlying cooperative learning and experience with various cooperative learning methods from both student’s and teacher’s perspectives. CR/NC only.

EDEP 510 Topics in Cooperative Learning (2) Educators who have studied and are implementing cooperative learning are provided opportunities to jointly reflect on their experiences in the context of relevant theory.

EDEP 601 Introduction to Quantitative Methods (3) Introduction to quantitative methods in behavioral sciences. Review of elementary statistical methods. Introduction to general linear model as principle of data analysis. (Meets EdD common inquiry methods requirement or elective.) Pre: 429 or consent. (Cross-listed as PSY 610 and SW 651)

EDEP 602 Computer Analysis of Data (3) The analysis and interpretation of behavioral science data using common statistical software packages. (Cross-listed as SW 652)

EDEP 603 Design and Analysis of Psychological Experiments (3) Analysis of variance and other modes of assessing results of experiments. Relation of analysis to design. Pre: 601, PSY 610, or SW 652; or consent. (Cross-listed as PSY 611 and SW 653)

EDEP 604 Multiple Regression in Behavioral Research (3) Advanced application of general linear model to complex problems of data analysis. Relation of analysis of variance and co-variance to regression analysis. Non-linearity and treatment of missing data. Pre: 601 and 602, or consent. (Cross-listed as PSY 612 and SW 654)

EDEP 605 Factor Analysis (3) Theory and method of factor analysis and related methods of multivariate analysis. (Cross-listed as PSY 613 and SW 655)

EDEP 606 Multivariate Methods (3) Multivariate forms of multiple linear regression, analysis of variance and co-variance. Multiple discriminant analysis, canonical correlation, and principal-components analysis. Pre: 603 and 604, or consent. (Cross-listed as PSY 614 and SW 656)

EDEP 607 Nonparametric Methods for Behavioral Science (3) Conditions for valid applications of nonparametric statistical techniques in education and behavioral sciences; theoretical and methodological perspectives. (Cross-listed as PSY 615 and SW 657)

EDEP 608 Introduction to Educational Research (3) Fundamental design and evaluation procedures in educational research. Determining needs, defining objectives, research design, instrumentation, data collection, and evaluation. (Meets EdD common inquiry methods requirement or elective.)

EDEP 611 Inquiry Approach to Educational Psychology (3) Foundations of educational psychology through the vehicle of an exploratory study. Inquiry approach stresses learning theory, measurement techniques, and research skills in education.

EDEP 612 Statistical Power in Behavioral Research (3) Theory and techniques of power analysis for significance testing of means, proportions, correlations or variances, estimation of effect size, and necessary sample size.

EDEP 616 Measurement and Evaluation (3) Theory of measurement and evaluation; analysis of tests and scales emphasizing statistical and psychological analysis of experimental and standardized tests and scales. (Cross-listed as PSY 616 and SW 658)

EDEP 626 Scaling: Measurement of Attitude and Perception (3) Theory and methods of major unidimensional and multidimensional scaling techniques. Examples from education, sociology, and psychology. (Cross-listed as PSY 617)

EDEP 629 Educational Statistics (3) Statistical inference including applications of parametric and nonparametric methods to educational problems. (Cross-listed as EDEA 629)

EDEP 631 Adolescence and Education (3) Discussion-based course presenting an overview of educational psychology applied to teaching adolescents, including theory and research on human learning, adolescent development and its social context, and student assessment.

EDEP 661 Development and Learning (3) Analysis and critique of (Piagetian) developmental stage theory and traditional behavioristic and cognitive learning theories; introduction to current models of learning and development. Pre: consent.

EDEP 662 Social Context of Learning (3) Research methods and theories relating social mediation and learning group structures to intellectual growth.

EDEP 663 Models of Cognitive Learning (3) Cognitive models of knowledge acquisition, organization, and utilization; theory and research relating learning and cognition to interactive instructional models.

EDEP 664 Instructional Psychology (3) Application of learning theory and cognitive skills training in instructional settings.

EDEP 665 Social Cognition and Competence (3) Systematic analysis of social reasoning abilities conjunctive with or prerequisite to effective social interaction in educational settings.

EDEP 695 Plan B Master’s Project (3) Independent study for students working on a Plan B Master’s Project. A grade of Satisfactory (S) is assigned when the project is satisfactorily completed. Pre: graduate standing in EDEP.

EDEP 699 Directed Reading and/or Research (V) Individual reading and/or research. Pre: consent.

EDEP 700 Thesis Research (V) Research for master’s thesis.

EDEP 708 Educational Research Methods (3) Research techniques and thesis development.

EDEP 711 Practicum in Educational Psychology (V) Supervised practicum in teaching or program evaluation as each is reflected by professional activities of the members of the faculty. Pre: consent of supervisory professor.

EDEP 745 Creative Learning Strategies for Adults (3) Analysis of psychology of adult learner; forces that affect learning in dynamics of individual, group, and organizational behavior; concept of lifelong learning vis-à-vis development of creative strategies that assist maturing, self-directed persons to develop their potentialities. (Cross-listed as EDEA 745 and NURS 745)

EDEP 768 (Alpha) Seminar in Educational Psychology (3) Current issues and problems in the context of education: (B) General; (C) Learning; (D) Measurement; (E) Statistics; (F) Psycho-social development; (G) Educational evaluation; (H) Research methodology. Pre: consent. Seminar may be repeated for credit as topics vary.

EDEP 800 Dissertation Research (V) Research for doctoral dissertation.