0213. -- HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT (5). LEC. 4, LAB. 2. Pr., sophomore standing. Teacher and the school in the direction, measurement and evaluation of individual growth and development by using various sociological, philosophical and psychological theories. Laboratory experiences required.
0214. -- PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION (5). LEC. 4, LAB. 2. Pr., sophomore standing. The psychological dimensions of the educational process. The processes, conditions and evaluation of learning and related methodologies of teaching. Laboratory experiences and evaluation of the Pre-teaching Field Experience. For description of the Pre-teaching Field Experience Program, see Professional Requirements, Sect. C under College of Education.
0270. -- INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL ANALYSIS IN THE HUMAN SCIENCES (3). LEC. 3. Pr., MATH 0140 or 0160. The fundamentals of research design and analysis in nursing, education and related human sciences. Practical experience in the application of the binomial, normal curve, Poisson and Chi-square distribution functions in research design. Required in Professional Nursing Curriculum. Non-nursing students must have departmental approval.
0300. -- EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (5). LEC. 4, LAB. 2. Pr., sophomore standing. Learning and motivation from a developmental perspective for gaining insight into an understanding of the learning process and the individual involved in this process. Provides an integrated theoretical base for educational practice. Enrollment limited to education majors.
0320. -- SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION (5). LEC. 4, LAB. 2. Pr., junior standing. Relationship of the school and contemporary society and the influence of cultural heterogeneity upon the teaching-learning process. Laboratory experiences focus on mastering basic tools for studying the school as a dynamic social system.
0350. -- CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION (5). LEC. 4, LAB 2. Pr., junior standing. Analysis of education giving emphasis to the act of teaching both in theory and practice. Regardless of disciplinary emphasis, the concerns of educational purpose, curriculum and pedagogy is the focus. Students will select one of the following disciplinary options: (a) philosophy of education, (b) history of education, (c) social foundations of education, (d) comparative education. Enrollment limited to education majors.
0400. -- MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN EDUCATION (5). LEC. 4, LAB. 2. Pr., FOUN 0300 or equivalent and junior standing. Measurement and evaluation as an integral part of the teaching-learning process. Focus is on (a) identifying and defining intended learning outcomes, (b) constructing or selecting tests and other evaluation instruments that are relevant to specified outcomes and (c) interpreting and using results in determining attainment of educational goals and improving learning and instruction. Enrollment limited to education majors.
0446. -- DIRECTED INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-10). The student's learning efforts are guided toward desired objectives. Includes evaluation by professor and student of work accomplished at regular intervals.
0480. -- PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION (5). Educational movements and ideas in Western culture which influence modern educational practices. Evaluation of laboratory experiences and the Professional Internship through philosophical analysis of educational concepts and problems.
0520. -- EDUCATIONAL SOCIOLOGY (4-5). Pr., SOCY 0201 or equivalent. The school as a social institution. Group interaction, formal and informal structure and organization and the relationship of education to other social institutions.
0534. -- PERSONALITY DYNAMICS AND EFFECTIVE BEHAVIOR (4-5). Pr., 10 hours of psychology. Analysis of adaptive and maladaptive behavior. Not open to students majoring in psychology.
0600. -- EDUCATION IN MODERN SOCIETY (4-5). Analysis and interpretation of the interaction of historical, philosophical and sociological considerations affecting education in modern society.
0601. -- SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION (4-5). Analysis of man as a social being, his social relationships and inventions and value patterns. Direction and support of educational developments in relation to various socioeconomic structures.
0610. -- MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION OF THE INDIVIDUAL IN EDUCATION (4-5). Pr., FOUN 0400 or departmental approval. An in-depth study of the principle and techniques of measurements and evaluation which are applicable to educational settings. Emphasis will be given to both the theoretical and the practical. Special problems and issues will also be examined.
0615. -- FOUNDATIONS OF CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT (4-5). Analysis and comparison of various theories of classroom management.
0617. -- ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (4-5). Major psychological theories and research which have direct implications for educational practice. Topics include learning, the learner, individual differences, motivation, discipline, measurement and evaluation, with emphasis on the practical and the theoretical.
0618. -- IMPLICATIONS OF LEARNING THEORY FOR EDUCATION (4-5). Pr., FOUN 0300 or equivalent. Theories of learning, including the appropriate aspects of acquisition, transfer, motivation and retention, with comparative analysis of theories and educational implications.
0619. -- EDUCATIONAL IMPLICATIONS OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (4-5). Pr., FOUN 0300 or equivalent. A critical study of major concepts and principles of human development.
0620. -- MOTIVATION TO LEARN (4). Pr., FOUN 0617 or FOUN 0618. Motivation theory and research related to education are considered along with new conceptualizations and directions. Enhancing motivation of learners, particularly in classrooms, is the focus.
0634. -- HISTORY OF EDUCATION (4-5). An examination of the emergence of education as a formal institution, tracing its historical development from early Greek times to the present and emphasizing the historical antecedents which have helped to shape the role and functions of education in Western culture.
0636. -- PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION IN AMERICA (4-5). Major American contributions to the philosophy of education and their influence on educational practice. Need for, and procedures in, re-examining concepts in light of recent scientific and cultural developments.
0640. -- EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (4-5). Psychology as it is applied in education. Central subject matter is the learner, the teacher and the teaching-learning process. Open only to students in the Fifth Year Programs.
0641. -- CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION (4). An investigation of major contemporary issues influencing schooling in America, studied within a historical, philosophical and sociological context.
0642. -- MEASUREMENT IN EDUCATION (4-5). Measurement, concepts and techniques appropriate for the design, implementation, analysis and interpretation of evaluating teaching and learning activities. Emphasis is on teacher-made evaluation procedures and evaluation of teaching effectiveness. Open only to Fifth Year Program students.
0643. -- HISTORICAL FOUNDATIONS OF ELEMENTARY PEDAGOGY (4). History of the major contributions to pedagogical reform at the elementary level. Emphasis is given to intellectual history and particularly to those ideas that set precedent for contemporary methods. Open only to students in the Fifth-Year Program in Elementary Education.
0645. -- CURRENT PROBLEMS AND ISSUES IN THE FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION (4-5). Pr., teaching experience. Interpretation of selected issues in the sociological, psychological, historical and philosophical foundations of education which affect the total educational enterprise and its relation to society.
0646. -- DIRECTED INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-6). (S-U Option). Special study in which the student's learning efforts are guided toward desired objectives. Include evaluation by professor and student at regular intervals.
0647. -- FOUNDATIONS IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION (4-5). Introduction to principles and processes related to curricular and instructional development, designs and utilization. Emphasis on historical developments, problems in curricular organization and evaluation, forces affecting curriculum change and current issues and significant research that contribute to the general knowledge of curriculum and instruction.
0650. -- SEMINAR IN FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION (3-10). May be repeated for credit not to exceed 10 hours. Consideration of historical, philosophical, social, psychological and research issues and their impact on education.
0660. -- EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND PHILOSOPHY (4). An advanced study of fundamental elements of the idea of scientific research in education. The social, professional and intellectual elements of the systematic and experimental study of education will be the central topics.
0661. -- RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENTATION IN EDUCATION (4-5). Emphasis given to research methods, design of experiments and evaluation; data sources, research planning elements of scientific method and proposal writing. Current trends in educational research.
0663. -- THEORY AND METHODOLOGY OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH (4-5). Pr., FOUN 0661. An introduction to such naturalistic research approaches as ethnography, historiography, systematic observation and case study as they apply to educational theory and practice.
0672. -- APPLIED EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS I (4-5). Pr., FOUN 0661 and passing score on entry exam, including basic mathematical operations, elementary algebra and elementary knowledge of research terminology. An introduction to basic statistical concepts and their application to educational research problems. Topics include issues related to descriptive statistics and basic inferential statistics.
0673. -- APPLIED EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS II (4-5). Pr., FOUN 0672. Concepts and applications of analysis of variance and analysis of covariance as they relate to educational research issues.
0702. -- SOCIAL CHANGE AND EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (4-5). Interpretive analysis of major current theories of social change and their practical application in improving the school and directing social innovations which sustain educational improvements.
0703. -- SOCIAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND AMERICAN EDUCATION (4-5). An investigation of the educational responses to social and cultural pluralism in contemporary American society.
0705. -- URBANIZATION AND EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (4-5). Developments in the concentration of population, wealth and cultural dissemination in urban areas. The changing character of this concentration and its impact on educational agencies regarding different population groups and different areas of educational service.
0720. -- EDUCATIONAL IMPLICATIONS OF COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT (4). Pr., FOUN 0619. An investigation of classic and contemporary theory and research on cognitive development of children and their relationship to educational practice.
0721. -- COGNITION AND INSTRUCTION (4). Pr., FOUN 0618. Fundamental ideas from theory and research regarding cognition and learning will be explored. At the end of the course, students should have an understanding of the cognitive learning processes that represent the most up-to-date knowledge available. Students will also examine the theoretical implications of cognitive and learning theories in relation to instruction.
0722. -- LEARNING AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN EDUCATION (4). Pr., FOUN 0618. Fundamental ideas from theory and research regarding individual differences in mental ability, cognition and learning will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on the most up-to-date knowledge available. Students will also examine the theoretical implications of this research for the field of education.
0737. -- DEVELOPMENT AND STATUS OF EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY (4-5). Pr., FOUN 0636 or consent of department head. Development of philosophy of education from the standpoint of its implications for educational practice. Several patterns of thought are considered including supernaturalism, idealism, realism, humanism, communism, existentialism and experimentalism.
0739. -- COMPARATIVE EDUCATION (4-5). Pr., two quarters of graduate study or consent of department head. Comparative study of selected educational systems in nations in various stages of development. Special attention is given to American education in cross cultural contexts.
0762. -- NONPARAMETRIC STATISTICAL ANALYSIS (4-5). Pr., FOUN 0661. (Credit not allowed to meet minimum research requirements for doctoral students.) Common nonparametric statistical tests with emphasis on nominal and ordinal data; estimation and multisample designs; education applications and statistical models.
0763. -- CATEGORICAL DATA ANALYSIS (4). Pr., FOUN 0775. Theory and practice of categorical data analysis is developed by addressing topics such as log-linear models, configural frequency analysis and logistic regression.
0775. -- MULTIVARIATE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH I (4-5). Pr., FOUN 0673. Concepts and educational applications of the general linear model as it relates to multiple regression analysis, trend analysis, discriminant analysis and canonical analysis.
0776. -- MULTIVARIATE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH II (4-5). Pr., FOUN 0775. Concepts and educational applications of the general linear model as it relates to multivariate analysis of variance and Hotelling's T.
0777. -- STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELING (4). Pr., FOUN 0776. Theory and practice of structural equation modeling techniques will be developed by expanding concepts of multiple linear regression and exploratory factor analysis to allow for correlated and causally related latent constructs.
0780. -- EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM AND CURRICULUM EVALUATION (4-5). Pr., FOUN 0610 and FOUN 0661 or departmental approval. An intensive and critical study of various views of program and curriculum evaluation in education. Methods of evaluating programs will be examined, using available models and data gathering procedures.
0782. -- TECHNIQUES OF SCALE CONSTRUCTION (4-5). Pr., FOUN 0610 or PSYC 0515 and FOUN 0672 or departmental approval. The rationale and development of instruments to assess attitudes will be presented and the analysis of data from questionnaires, surveys and other scale types will be considered. Students will be required to design and conduct a preliminary validation of an attitude scale.
0783. -- EVALUATION OF TEACHING (4). Topics include an examination of the theory and practice of teacher evaluation and development in the context of effective teaching. Emphasis will be placed on the practical application of clinical skills of teacher evaluation and development.
0785. -- THEORY AND FUNCTION OF EDUCATIONAL MEASUREMENT (4-5). Pr., FOUN 0610 and FOUN 0673 or equivalents. Theory and statistical properties of test scores, classical test score theory and latent trait models. Emphasis is on the conceptual as well as the technological applications of test theory to education.
0786. -- ITEM RESPONSE THEORY (4). Pr., FOUN 0775 and FOUN 0785. This course offers an examination of advanced measurement theory. Students will explore the various item response theory (IRT) models and their applications in measurement practice.
0795. -- RESEARCH PRACTICUM IN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (3).
0796. -- GRADUATE RESEARCH FORUM (1). (S-U Option). May be repeated but counted only once toward graduation. Presentations by graduate students of research project and/or findings. Analysis of procedures and findings.
0799. -- RESEARCH AND DISSERTATION (CREDIT TO BE ARRANGED.)
May be taken more than one quarter.
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