2017-18 Academic Catalog

Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Foundations

Department Head: David Morse
Office: 508 Allen Hall

The Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Foundations prepares individuals at the undergraduate and graduate levels to function in a variety of professional settings that include K-12 schools, community counseling centers, human services agencies, business settings, rehabilitation agencies, community colleges, four-year colleges, and universities. The department offers the Bachelor’s degree, Master of Science degree, the Educational Specialist degree, and the Doctor of Philosophy degree. Special areas of interest in the department are psychometry, educational psychology, school psychology, clinical mental health counseling, school counseling, rehabilitation counseling, and student affairs in higher education.

  1. Undergraduate Degree. The B.S. degree in Educational Psychology is a non-teaching option. This program provides students with a general background of psychological topics and principles as they relate to education. Additionally, students complete an emphasis or a minor. Students who enroll in this program pursue a diversity of careers. Some of the vocational areas for which this program can prepare students are as follows: child care centers, seminary, the armed services (ROTC students), business settings, mental health agencies, and graduate work in counselor education, educational psychology, and school psychology. Students majoring in Educational Psychology have to earn a grade of “C” or better on all EPY major core courses (43 hours of the curriculum). Students must have a GPA of 2.25 for acceptance into the program (except Freshmen) and a GPA of 2.25 to graduate from the program.
  2. Minor (for non-majors). For the 18 hour minor in EPY, students may choose to complete any 18 hours from the following: EPY 2513, EPY 3063, EPY 3143, EPY 3253, EPY 3503, EPY 3543, EPY 4033, EPY 4073, EPY 4313, EPY 4513, EPY 4553, EPY 4683.
  3. Undergraduate Educational Foundations courses required in teacher education programs in the College of Education are offered in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Foundations. Courses include the following: EDF 3333, EDF 3413, EDF 3423, and EDF 4243.
  4. Graduate Degrees. The Department offers M.S., Ed.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Counselor Education with areas of emphasis in five concentrations: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, School Counseling, College Counseling, and Student Affairs in Higher Education. The department also offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Educational Psychology and a Specialist degree in School Psychology. Preparation in Educational Psychology can be obtained in the concentration areas of School Psychometry and general Educational Psychology at the Master’s (M.S.) level; School Psychology at the specialist (Ed.S.) level; and in the areas of general Educational Psychology (college teaching) and School Psychology at the doctoral (Ph.D.) level.
  5. Student Retention Procedures: Professions engaged in protection of the public health and welfare charge their members with the responsibility of monitoring potential new members. Therefore, the Counselor Education and Educational Psychology faculty believe a component of their responsibility to their students, their professions, and the eventual consumers of services provided by graduates, is the necessity to monitor not only students’ academic progress but also the personal characteristics of students that will affect their performance in therapy. These characteristics should be of a quality so as to NOT interfere with the students’ professionalism or helping capacity. Accordingly, the department has adopted a policy outlining student retention procedures. This policy is printed in the Department of Counselor Education and Educational Psychology Graduate Program Handbook.
  6. Financial Assistance for Graduate Students. Many students hold assistantships in the Department, the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Housing and Residence Life, Social Science Research Center, College of Education, and the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision.

Educational Psychology Major (EPY) (Non-teaching Option)

Major Advisors: Anastasia Elder, David Morse, Dinetta Karriem, Kasia Gallo
Office: 508 Allen Hall

General Education Requirements

English Composition
EN 1103English Composition I3
or EN 1163 Accelerated Composition I
EN 1113English Composition II3
or EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II
Mathematics
MA 1313College Algebra3
Math above College Algebra excluding:3
Structure of the Real Number System
Problem Solving with Real Numbers
Informal Geometry and Measurement
Science
BIO 1123Animal Biology3
Lab science from General Education courses3
Math/Science Elective
Choose one of the following:3
Math above College Algebra excluding
Structure of the Real Number System
Problem Solving with Real Numbers
Informal Geometry and Measurement
OR
Science from General Education courses
Humanities
History course3
Literature course3
Fine Arts
See General Education courses3
Social Sciences
SO 1003Introduction to Sociology3
General Education course excluding EPY prefixes3
Major Core
PSY 1013General Psychology3
EPY 2513Human Growth and Development3
EPY 3063Psychology of Individual Differences and Exceptional Ability3
EPY 3503Principles of Educational Psychology3
EPY 3543Psychology of Adolescence3
EPY 4033Application of Learning Theories in Educational and Related Settings3
EPY 4073Personal and Motivational Factors in Education3
EPY 4214Educational and Psychological Statistics4
EPY 4313Measurement and Evaluation3
EPY 4553Creativity/Innovation3
EPY 4513Introduction to Research in Educational Psychology3
EPY 4683Advanced Issues in Educational Psychology3
PSY 3623Social Psychology3
PSY or SO elective above 30003
Human/Cultural Diversity Elective
Choose one of the following:3
Cultural and Racial Minorities
Society and the Individual
Contemporary Social Problems
Contemporary Woman
Society and Religion
Cultural and Racial Minorities
Societies of the World
Oral Communication Requirement
CO 1003Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Computer Literacy
See advisor for computer literacy requirements.
Writing Requirement
EPY 3513Writing in the Behavioral Sciences3
Additional Requirements
Humanities6
General Electives 112
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In addition to the University and Major cores above, a choice of one special interest area of 18 hours(see below) and 12 hours of electives are required for the degree total to reach 124 hours.

Selected Interest Areas

Available in counseling/clinical applications, the developing child, kinesiology, human resources and industrial applications, law and order, youth and teen studies, and speech/language pathology.  See advisor for details.

Counselor Education Courses

COE 1001 First Year Seminar: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. First-year seminars explore a diverse arrary of topics that provide students with an opportunity to learn about a specific discipline from skilled faculty members

COE 1323 Career Planning: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Provides students with a basis for making career decisions and selecting an academic major

COE 2990 Special Topics in Counselor Education & Educational Psychology: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

COE 3313 Rehabilitation Services: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Concepts, philosophies, and methods of rehabilitation services for physically, emotionally, or mentally disabled people

COE 4000 Directed Individual Study in Counselor Education & Educational Psychology: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

COE 4013 Facilitative Skills Development: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Introduction to the theory and practice of helping with emphasis on the development of basic communication skills. Applicable to a variety of settings

COE 4023 Introduction to Counseling: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Overview of counseling as a profession including specialty areas. Theories and techniques used in counseling. This course is not for Counselor Education majors

COE 4050 Seminar for Guidance Counselors: 1-6 hours.

Three hours lecture. Hour to be arranged. A study of current issues and trends in the field of guidance

COE 4303 Rehabilitation of Visually Impaired Persons: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Special issues and procedures related to vocational rehabilitation of persons with visual impairments

COE 4353 Assistive Technology in the Rehabilitation Process: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Undergraduates: COE 3313. Graduates: COE 6393, COE 8373 or permission of the instructor). Three hours lecture. Diverse applications of technologies are reviewed for potential impact with all forms of disability. Examines various roles played by technology in total rehabilitiation process

COE 4363 Introduction to Sign Language: 3 hours.

Development of basic sign language skills, study of special needs of deaf persons, and understanding use of interpreters. (Same as EDX 4953/6953)

COE 4513 Paraprofessionals in Student Affairs: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Fundamental concepts and philosophies underlying the paraprofessional's role in college student affairs. Includes supervised and paraprofessional experience

COE 4713 Issues in Aging: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An examination and integration of gerontological issues related to mental health of the elderly

COE 4743 Gender Issues in Counseling: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Overview of gender issues and their relationship to the counseling process

COE 4903 Developmental Counseling and Mental Health: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. One hour laboratory. Methods of identifying and meeting normal emotional and social needs of children and adults. Emphasis on maintaining better mental health conditions in schools

COE 4990 Special Topics in Counselor Education & Educational Psychology: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

COE 6013 Facilitative Skills Development: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Introduction to the theory and practice of helping with emphasis on the development of basic communication skills. Applicable to a variety of settings

COE 6023 Introduction to Counseling: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Overview of counseling as a profession including specialty areas. Theories and techniques used in counseling. This course is not for Counselor Education majors

COE 6050 Seminar for Guidance Counselors: 1-6 hours.

Three hours lecture. Hour to be arranged. A study of current issues and trends in the field of guidance

COE 6303 Rehabilitation of Visually Impaired Persons: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Special issues and procedures related to vocational rehabilitation of persons with visual impairments

COE 6313 Resources for Visually Impaired Persons: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Survey of issues, techniques, and resources for independent living, orientation and mobility, and communication of visually impaired persons

COE 6323 Sensory Aid Technology: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Survey of sensory devices. Includes practice with computer assistive devices designed to enhance employment and communication skills of persons with visual impairments

COE 6353 Assistive Technology in the Rehabilitation Process: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Undergraduates: COE 3313. Graduates: COE 6393, COE 8373 or permission of the instructor). Three hours lecture. Diverse applications of technologies are reviewed for potential impact with all forms of disability. Examines various roles played by technology in total rehabilitiation process

COE 6363 Introduction to Sign Language: 3 hours.

Development of basic sign language skills, study of special needs of deaf persons, and understanding use of interpreters. (Same as EDX 4953/6953)

COE 6373 Vocational Assessment of Special Needs Persons: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. (Prerequisite: EPY 8263 or equivalent). Comprehensive vocational assessment, counseling, and individual planning for special needs persons. Job/training analysis, vocational interest/aptitude tests, work samples, and situational assessment. (Same as TKT 8653)

COE 6513 Paraprofessionals in Student Affairs: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Fundamental concepts and philosophies underlying the paraprofessional's role in college student affairs. Includes supervised and paraprofessional experience

COE 6713 Issues in Aging: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An examination and integration of gerontological issues related to mental health of the elderly

COE 6743 Gender Issues in Counseling: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Overview of gender issues and their relationship to the counseling process

COE 6903 Developmental Counseling and Mental Health: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. One hour laboratory. Methods of identifying and meeting normal emotional and social needs of children and adults. Emphasis on maintaining better mental health conditions in schools

COE 6990 Special Topics in Counselor Education & Educational Psychology: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

COE 7000 Directed Individual Study in Counselor Education & Educational Psychology: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

COE 8000 Thesis Research/ Thesis in Counselor Education & Educational Psychology: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

COE 8013 Counseling Skills Development: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: COE 6013 and COE 8023). Three hours lecture. Theory and practice of counseling with emphasis on development of advanced skills required for assisting clients

COE 8023 Counseling Theory: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Study of the major counseling theories

COE 8043 Group Techniques and Procedures: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: COE 8013). Three hours lecture. Group counseling theory, dynamics, processes, and leadership functions

COE 8053 Practicum: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: COE 8013, 8023, and consent of department). Seminar and supervised field experience

COE 8063 Research Techniques for Counselors: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Methods of research and evaluation in counseling

COE 8073 Cultural Foundations in Counseling: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Examination of individual differences due to socialization acquired in distinct cultural and socioeconomic environments. Implications for counseling

COE 8093 Seminar in Counseling: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: COE 8123 or equivalent). Seminar in counseling trends and approaches with application to various settings and problems

COE 8143 Grief Counseling for Loss and Bereavement: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course is designed to provide students with understanding of grief and loss responses, and counseling approaches for working with bereaved and grieving individuals

COE 8150 Academic School Year Field Experience Practicum: 1-9 hours.

Prerequisite: COE 8043, COE 8903, and EPY 8263). First semester of the supervised academic year field experience in school counseling. (Variable credit)

COE 8163 Spirituality in Counseling: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Didactic instruction of developmental models and clinical interventions related to the interface of spirituality and counseling

COE 8173 Counseling Gifted Students: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Counseling functions that relate to the total development of gifted students. Directed Individual Study and utilization of resources necessary for optimal growth

COE 8183 Utilizing Art and Art Therapy in Counseling: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Didactic instruction of development models, theoretical approaches and practical intervention related to the interface of creative arts and counseling practice

COE 8203 Placement and Career Development Counseling: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Studies of career development and academic/job placement; occupational classification schemes; trends in the world of work; compiling and utilizing career information in counseling

COE 8293 Supervised Project: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of department). Study of a topic in counseling or student development

COE 8303 Family Counseling Theory: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. (Prerequisite: COE 8023). Study of the theory and practice of family counseling

COE 8353 Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Rehabilitation legislation and the rehabilitation counseling process

COE 8363 Psychological Aspects of Disability: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Psychological and social factors influencing adjustment of disabled persons

COE 8373 Medical Aspects of Disability: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Involves a detailed survey of physical disabilities, their resulting functional limitations and rehabilitation implications. Also includes discussion of appropriate rehabilitation technology

COE 8383 Job Placement in Rehabilitation: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Process of job placement for disabled persons

COE 8533 Literature of Student Affairs: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Provides an overview of student affairs in higher education through extensive reading in the field and individual study of specific aspects

COE 8573 College Counseling Services: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Counseling, prevention and student development services on the university and community college campus

COE 8623 Advanced and Ethical Issues in Counseling: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: COE 8023). Three hours lecture. Advanced study of professional, legal, and ethical issues in counseling

COE 8633 Psychosocial Rehabilitation: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Counseling techniques that assist in the community adjustment of seriously mentally ill clients

COE 8703 Principles of Clinical Mental Health Counseling: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Overview of the history, philosophy, trends, and practice of mental health counseling

COE 8730 Internship: 1-9 hours.

(Prerequisite: COE 8053.) Supervised field experience

COE 8740 Academic Year Field Experience Semester II-Internship: 1-9 hours.

(Prerequisite: COE 8150 or its equivalent). Second semester of the supervised academic year field experience in school counseling. (Variable credit)

COE 8743 Counseling LGBTQ: Awareness, Mental Health & Advocacy: 3 hours.

Three hours lectures. This course addresses knowledge, skills, and advocacy for counselors who work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, intersex, questioning, and gender-non conforming individuals and communities

COE 8750 Internship: 1-9 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of department). Supervised field experience for Ed.S students

COE 8753 Stress Management Counseling: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Course content includes cognitive behavioral assessment and application of relaxation and stress management strategies as a mental health/counseling intervention

COE 8763 Counseling the Sexually Abused Client: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: COE 8023). Three hours lecture. Diagnosis and treatment of persons who have been sexually abused

COE 8773 Counseling the Chemically Dependent Client: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Information about the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of chemical dependence

COE 8783 Counseling the Chemically Dependent Family: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: COE 8773.) Three hours lecture. Provide information on the effects of chemical dependence on the family and counseling programs for this disorder

COE 8803 Crisis Response in Counseling: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: COE 8013, COE 8023, or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Exposure to theory and practice in crisis response in counseling. Therapeutic strategies for intervening in crisis situations on an individual, group, and systems level

COE 8813 Counseling Elderly Clients: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Concepts, attitudes, and skills needed to provide counseling for elderly clients

COE 8903 School Counseling Services: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Overview of a comprehensive school counseling program

COE 8913 Counseling Children: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Didactic instruction and discussion of counseling techniques useful in community and school settings to work with early school-aged children

COE 8923 Seminar in School Counseling: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: COE 8903). Three hours lecture. Overview of effective, comprehensive school counseling programs, program accountability, and best practice models in school counseling

COE 8990 Special Topics in Counselor Education & Educational Psychology: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

COE 9000 Dissertation Research/ Dissertation in Counselor Education & Educational Psychology: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

COE 9013 Counseling Supervision: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. (Prerequisite: COE 8730 and 8013). The theory and practice of providing counseling supervision for practicing counselors and student development professionals

COE 9023 Advanced Counseling Theory: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: COE 8023). Three hours lecture. Study of selected counseling strategies. Development of a personal approach to counseling

COE 9033 Advanced Seminar: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Advanced study of a topic in counseling

COE 9043 Advanced Group Work and Systems: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: COE 8023,COE 8013,COE 8043 and Educational Specialist or Doctoral Standing , or consent of instructor). One hour lecture. Four hours laboratory. Advanced studies in group counseling theory, systems theory, group leadership, and standards of training and practice for group workers

COE 9053 Advanced Multicultural Counseling: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites:COE 8013,COE 8023,COE 8043,COE 8053,COE 8063 or an equivalent course,COE 8073 or an equivalent course, COE 8730,Educational Specialist or Doctoral standing or consent of the instructor). Three hours lecture. The course emphasizes advanced multicultural knowledge, skill development, and research competencies for counselors

COE 9083 Advanced Assessment Techniques for Counseling: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: COE 8063 and EPY 8124 or equivalent courses; Educational Specialist or Doctoral standing or consent of instructor).Advanced knowledge, skill and practice in selecting, administering, scoring and interpreting personality, behavioral, career, and family assessments

COE 9740 Advanced Doctoral Practicum: 1-9 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of department). First supervised field experience for doctoral students

COE 9750 Internship: 1-9 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of department). Second supervised field experience for doctoral students

Educational Foundations Courses

EDF 1001 First Year Seminar: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. First-year seminars explore a diverse arrary of topics that provide students with an opportunity to learn about a specific discipline from skilled faculty members

EDF 2990 Special Topics in Educational Foundations: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EDF 3333 Social Foundations of Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A study of the sociological, historical, political, legal, and philosophical bases of American education

EDF 3413 Writing for Thinking: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Completion of EN 1103 and 1113 or equivalent with grade of C or better in each and junior standing). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Designed to enhance participants' writing/thinking skills and to prepare participants to use writing as a learning process with groups they teach or lead

EDF 3423 Exploring Diversity Through Writing: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:Admission to Teacher Education). Three hours lecture. Using writing to explore issues of diversity in the classroom. Creating a learning community for diverse learners

EDF 4000 Directed Individual Study in Educational Foundations: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EDF 4243 Planning for the Diversity of Learners: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites:Admission to Teacher Education) Three hours lecture. Study of variables contributing to the creation and management of a positive learning environment for the complexity and diversity of middle and high school students

EDF 4990 Special Topics in Educational Foundations: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EDF 6243 Planning for the Diversity of Learners: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites:Admission to Teacher Education) Three hours lecture. Study of variables contributing to the creation and management of a positive learning environment for the complexity and diversity of middle and high school students

EDF 6990 Special Topics in Educational Foundations: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EDF 7000 Directed Individual Study in Educational Foundations: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EDF 8243 Middle School Diversity: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A study of the theory and techniques for educating diverse middle school learners

EDF 8323 Comparative Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Contemporary educational movements in Denmark, France, Great Britain, India, the Soviet Union, and the United States; technical changes and their effects (taught every spring)

EDF 8353 Principles of Curriculum Development: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An examination of principles, problems, and practices influencing curriculum planning; relationships between elementary and secondary school curriculums; research in general curriculum problems

EDF 8363 Function and Methods of Research in Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The function of research in the development and conduct of the educational program; research methods and techniques in education and the contributions of research to public education; rules and principles governing evidence and conclusions

EDF 8383 Issues in Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A critical study of current issues in education (taught every summer)

EDF 8393 History of Education in the United States: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A history of the growth and development of education in the United States from earliest Colonial times to the present, including recent movements and trends (taught every summer)

EDF 8443 Evaluation of School Programs: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The course provides an overview of evaluation as an inquiry process. Frameworks and models for planning evaluation studies are discussed and applications are demonstrated

EDF 8553 Research in the Classroom: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An examination of research methods used by teachers in the classroom setting

EDF 8990 Special Topics in Educational Foundations: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EDF 9313 Philosophy of Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An examination of educational beliefs and justification

EDF 9373 Educational Research Design: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: EDF 8363 and EPY 8214 or equivalents; consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. A study of various designs of research and preparation of research proposals

EDF 9443 Single-Subject Research Designs for Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A detailed examination of single-subject research designs and their associated research methods including data collection and data evaluation techniques (taught spring of odd numbered years only). (Same as EPY 9443)

EDF 9453 Introduction to Qualitative Research in Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: EPY 8214,EDF 9373). Three hours lecture. Introduction to qualitative research, including theoretical considerations and applied methods, techniques, and analysis of field-based educational research

EDF 9463 Qualitative Data Collection in Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:EDF 9453). Three hours lecture. An in-depth examination of interviewing and observation as two primary qualitative data sources in educational settings

EDF 9473 Qualitative Data Analysis and Presentation in Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisiste:EDF 9463), Three hours lecture. Examination, application, and assessment of a range of approaches to analysis and presentation in the design of qualitative research studies in educational settings

EDF 9913 Dissertation Seminar: 3 hours.

Optional or elective course for specialized study in developing dissertation research . May be repeated once for credit

Educational Psychology Courses

EPY 1001 First Year Seminar: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. First-year seminars explore a diverse arrary of topics that provide students with an opportunity to learn about a specific discipline from skilled faculty members

EPY 2513 Human Growth and Development: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Psychological principles in the study of the child from birth to puberty; acquisition of motor skills; advance in perception; language, reasoning, and social behavior

EPY 2990 Special Topics in Educational Psychology: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EPY 3063 Psychology of Individual Differences and Exceptional Ability: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Individual differences and exceptional ability in children/youth that deviate from norm in physical, mental, emotional, and social characteristics. Definitions, etiology, identification, learning strategies, application

EPY 3143 Human Development and Learning Strategies in Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisities: PSY 1013 and admission to Teacher Education or consent of department head). Three hours lecture. A study of developmental perspectivies of learning with emphasis on teaching

EPY 3253 Evaluating Learning: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education). Three hours lecture. A study of instructional evaluation for the purpose of assessing individual pupil progress and general effectiveness of instruction

EPY 3503 Principles of Educational Psychology: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Application of psychological principles to the educational process; topics covered include learning, humanism, motivation, cognitive development, creativity, intelligence, exceptionality, classroom management, measurement, and evaluation

EPY 3513 Writing in the Behavioral Sciences: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:EN 1103 and EN 1113; junior standing; EPY majors should also enroll concurrently in EPY 3503). Three hours lecture. An introduction to writing skills in the behavioral sciences

EPY 3543 Psychology of Adolescence: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Physical, intellectual, emotional, and social growth processes from late childhood toward early adulthood; pubertal problems; mental hygiene of adolescence; family and peer relationships

EPY 3553 Giftedness/Creativity: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An introduction to giftedness and creativity emphasizing uniqueness of gifted/creative individuals; a survey of creative problem-solving approaches

EPY 4000 Directed Individual Study in Educational Psychology: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EPY 4033 Application of Learning Theories in Educational and Related Settings: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Critical review of literature on learning in applied settings

EPY 4053 Psychology and Education of the Mentally Retarded: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Definitions, etiology, evaluation, development, and learning strategies of the mentally retarded; the role of family, community, and school in programming for the mentally retarded

EPY 4073 Personal and Motivational Factors in Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Theories of personality development and motivation in education settings with special attention to culture and interpersonal relations

EPY 4113 Behavioral and Cognitive Behavioral Interventions: 3 hours.

The study of behavioral and cognitive-behavioral assessments and change procedures with special emphasis on non-school settings. This course cannot be used for special education certification

EPY 4123 Applications of School Psychology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Permission of instructor). Three hour lecture. Practical application of concepts and principles related to educational and school psychology, implementation and analysis of intervention procedures. 100 hours clinic work required

EPY 4133 Data-based Decision Making for Interventions in the School Setting: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Not for EPY majors)Three hour lecture. Data-based decision making and case methodology to teach theory, techniques, and procedures for educational support teams to address behavioral and academic difficulty in school-aged children

EPY 4214 Educational and Psychological Statistics: 4 hours.

Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory. A course in statistics for education and educational psychology majors. Analysis, description of and inference from various types of data

EPY 4313 Measurement and Evaluation: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Measurement and evaluation of learning activities and achievement of elementary school pupils and high school students; standardized tests; test construction; statistical techniques

EPY 4513 Introduction to Research in Educational Psychology: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. (Prerequisites: EPY 4214 and 3503). An introduction to conducting educational research focusing on planning and designing research for applied education settings

EPY 4553 Creativity/Innovation: 3 hours.

(Pre-requisite: Junior or graduate standing or consent of the instructor). Three hours lecture. Introduction to creativity/innovation emphasizing uniqueness of creative individuals. Exploration of origins of creative/innovative behavior. Application of creativity/innovation enhancing techniques

EPY 4683 Advanced Issues in Educational Psychology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Jr. Standing, EPY 3503, and EPY 3513). Topics to cover contemporary issues in educational psychology, job and graduate school placement and practical experience and/or observation

EPY 4990 Special Topics in Educational Psychology: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EPY 6033 Application of Learning Theories in Educational and Related Settings: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Critical review of literature on learning in applied settings

EPY 6073 Personal and Motivational Factors in Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Theories of personality development and motivation in education settings with special attention to culture and interpersonal relations

EPY 6113 Behavioral and Cognitive Behavioral Interventions: 3 hours.

The study of behavioral and cognitive-behavioral assessments and change procedures with special emphasis on non-school settings. This course cannot be used for special education certification

EPY 6123 Applications of School Psychology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Permission of instructor). Three hour lecture. Practical application of concepts and principles related to educational and school psychology, implementation and analysis of intervention procedures. 100 hours clinic work required

EPY 6133 Data-based Decision Making for Interventions in the School Setting: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Not for EPY majors)Three hour lecture. Data-based decision making and case methodology to teach theory, techniques, and procedures for educational support teams to address behavioral and academic difficulty in school-aged children

EPY 6214 Educational and Psychological Statistics: 4 hours.

Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory. A course in statistics for education and educational psychology majors. Analysis, description of and inference from various types of data

EPY 6313 Measurement and Evaluation: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Measurement and evaluation of learning activities and achievement of elementary school pupils and high school students; standardized tests; test construction; statistical techniques

EPY 6513 Ed Research: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. (Prerequisites: EPY 4214 and 3503). An introduction to conducting educational research focusing on planning and designing research for applied education settings

EPY 6553 Creativity/Innovation: 3 hours.

(Pre-requisite: Junior or graduate standing or consent of the instructor). Three hours lecture. Introduction to creativity/innovation emphasizing uniqueness of creative individuals. Exploration of origins of creative/innovative behavior. Application of creativity/innovation enhancing techniques

EPY 6610 Sem In Education Psy: 1-6 hours.

(Prerequisite: 9 hours in Psychology and consent of instructor). Credit and title to be arranged. One to six lectures. Examination of specific topics of interest to faculty and students

EPY 6990 Special Topics in Educational Psychology: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EPY 7000 Directed Individual Study in Educational Psychology: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EPY 8000 Thesis Research/ Thesis in Educational Psychology: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EPY 8113 History and Systems of Psychology: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Seminar class for students at the advanced level in psychology fields. Examines the history and systems in psychology

EPY 8123 Assessment of Infants, Toddlers, and Special Populations: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture and two hours practicum. Legal and professional aspects involve in assessment of young children. Administration, interpretation, and decision making in evaluation of infants, toddlers, and difficult-to-assess populations

EPY 8133 Crisis Prevention and Intervention in Schools and Related Settings: 3 hours.

Three hour seminar. Study of school crisis prevention and intervention strategies with emphasis on preventing, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from crisis impacting students and schools

EPY 8214 Advanced Educational and Psychological Statistics: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: EPY 4214/6214 or its equivalent.) Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory. A survey of advanced statistical methods with emphasis upon the design and analysis of research problems in education and psychology

EPY 8223 Psychological Foundations of Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The role of psychology in a changing context of organized education; the learner, content, structure, and management of the learning situation; studies of persistent problems

EPY 8253 Child & Adolescent Development & Psychopathology: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Critical survey of recent problems, methods, and research in both the normal and abnormal psychological development of children and adolescents

EPY 8263 Psychological Testing in Educational and Related Settings: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Principles and techniques involved in selecting, administering, scoring and interpreting tests of personality, interest, vocational aptitude, achievement, and intelligence

EPY 8273 Neuropsychology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Study of brain-based relationships with emphasis on neuroscience. Overview of assessment techniques, rehabilitation planning, and research contributions

EPY 8293 Cognitive and Affective Development: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The study of cognitive and affective development including the theories derived from the work of information-processing, Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, and current scholarship

EPY 8473 Middle Level Assessment and Evaluation: 3 hours.

A study of middle level assessment and instructional evaluation for monitoring individual student progress, general effectiveness of instruction, and communicating assessment results

EPY 8493 Social-Emotional and Behavioral Assessment: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: EPY 8263 or consent of the department). Three hours lecture. Theory and practice of social and behavioral assessment will be emphasized; including identification of presenting concerns, selection of assessment techniques, interpretation of data, and report writing

EPY 8513 Psychometric Theory: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: EPY 6214, EPY 8214, and EPY 8263). Three hour lecture. Classical and modern models and their application to solving measurement problems, including developing and evaluation assessment instruments

EPY 8523 Psychology of the Gifted: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Characteristics, identification and evaluation of gifted individuals. Social, physical, emotional, and intellectual development of the gifted

EPY 8533 Practicum in Teaching Educational Psychology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: EPY 8223). One hour lecture. Two hours practicum. Establishing objectives; selecting and organizing learning experiences; guiding and evaluating learning; supervised practicum in teaching educational psychology

EPY 8690 Supervised Experiences in School Psychology I: 1-6 hours.

(1-6). Applied supervised school psychology experiences in educational and related settings utilizing psychological principles and techniques in teaching/learning problems. May be repeated 4 times for credit

EPY 8703 School Psychology: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture, two hours field experience. A course covering the history, current objectives, organization and administration of school psychology combined with appropriate field experience

EPY 8723 Individual Assessment for Educational and Related Settings: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: EPY 8263 or equivalent). Two hours lecture, two hours practicum. Training in administering individual psychometric instruments; verbal and nonverbal linguistic techniques; interpretation of scores, writing psychometric reports

EPY 8763 Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: EPY 4113/6113, EPY 8253). Three hours lecture. The focus will be on the identification, analysis, treatment, and evaluation of behavioral problems presented by children and youth. Emphasis is on these topics as they are applied in a non-school setting

EPY 8773 Assessment and Interventions for Academic Skills Deficits: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Study of theories, techniques, and procedures that have been shown to prevent and remedy academic skills deficits

EPY 8780 Internship in School Psychology: 3,6 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor). Supervised professional experience in an appropriate setting. Three hundred clock hours required for three semester hours credit

EPY 8790 Supervised Experiences in School Psychology II: 1-6 hours.

Applied supervised school psychology experiences in educational and related settings unilizing psychological principles and tecnhiques in teacahing/learning problems. May be repeated 4 times for credit

EPY 8890 Supervised Experiences in School Psychology: III: 1-6 hours.

Applied supervised school psychology experiences in educational and related settings utlizing psychological principles and techniques in teaching/learning problems.May be repeated 4 times for credit

EPY 8933 Integrated Psycho-Educational Assessment: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: EPY 8723). Two hours lecture, two hours practicum. Development of interpretation, appraisal, and report writing skills for the WISC-R. S-B. and other psychometric instruments

EPY 8990 Special Topics in Educational Psychology: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

EPY 9000 Dissertation Research /Dissertation in Educational Psychology: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

EPY 9213 Advanced Analysis in Educational Research: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: EPY 6214 and EPY 8214, or equivalent course work). Three hours lecture. An examination of quantitative problem-solving methods, with special emphasis on modern techniques for investigating multivariable research problems in education

EPY 9263 Applied Research Seminar: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: EPY 6214, EDF 8363, and EDF 9373). Three hours lecture. Study of advances in thought on research approaches and doing research in educational psychology

EPY 9313 Education Evaluation Methods: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: EPY 8214; EDF 9373 or equivalent course work). Three hours lecture. Introduction to evaluation contract development procedures, and planning and management of program evaluation in education and related settings

EPY 9443 Single Subject Research Designs in Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A detailed examination of single-subject research designs and their associated research methods including data collection and data evaluation techniques (same as EDF 9443)

EPY 9703 Contemporary, Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues in School and Educational Psychology: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. (Prerequisite: consent of instructor). Psychology as a profession: Foundations of practice, roles and functions, professional issues and standards with emphasis on legal and ethical means in psychology

EPY 9713 Advanced Psychological Consulting: Theory and Practice: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor). Two hours lecture. Two hours practicum. Systematic investigation and application of psychological consultation and supervision in schools/human service settings. Consultation and supervision as applied to individuals and organizational structures

EPY 9723 Seminar in Contemporary Educational/School Psychology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: consent of instructor). Study of current issues and problems related to educational and school psychology

EPY 9730 Doctoral Internship in School Psychology: 3-6 hours.

(Prerequisite: consent of instructor). Supervised internship involving the theory and practice of evaluations, consultation, interventions, research, and related activities within a school, clinic, or other human service agency

Higher Education Courses

HED 7000 Directed Individual Study in Higher Education: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

HED 8010 Practicum: 3-6 hours.

(Prerequisite: Approval of instructor). Three or six hours supervised field experience and seminar in Student Affairs/Higher Education administration. (Repeatable for up to 6 total credits)

HED 8113 Administration of Student Personnel Services in Higher Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: 27 hours of completed coursework in SA & HE program or approval of instructor). Three hours lecture. A leadership-focused capstone course applying theory to student affairs practice in the context of higher education organizations

HED 8123 University and Community College Governance: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Conceptual and theoretical understandings of organization and governance, along with the context, structure, and operations associated with higher education institutions

HED 8133 Curriculum and Instruction in Higher Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A study of teaching methods and techniques, development of course content and instructional aids, and evaluation of student performance in the college and university setting

HED 8143 U/Cc Seminar: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An in-depth analysis of current problems, strengths and issues confronting community college and university administrators and faculty

HED 8223 Seminar in Administration: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Administrative experience or graduate standing). Three hours lecture. Specialized study of selected problems in educational leadership. (Same as EDA 8223)

HED 8283 Educational Leadership: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Nature of educational leadership. The roles of leadership in staff and program development, diffusion of innovations, and the uses of power in making educational decisions. (Same as EDA 8283)

HED 8353 Applications of Theory to Educational Administration: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The nature of theory; types of educational administrative theories; uses of organizational and administrative theory in problem solving; applications of general systems theory. (Same as EDA 8353)

HED 8383 Ethical Decision Making in Educational Administration: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: HED 8283). Three hours lecture. Case studies are used to analyze educational decisions. Multiple decision models and ethical concepts are applied to problems and moral dilemmas. (Same as EDA 8383)

HED 8523 Student Development Theory: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Overview of theories of student development in higher education

HED 8543 Legal Issues in Student Affairs: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Legal and ethical issues related to the student experience and the field of Student Affairs in American higher education

HED 8553 Student Affairs in Higher Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Overview of the student affairs profession in higher education. Emphasis on history, philosophical foundations, organization, and the role of functional areas within student affairs divisions

HED 8563 Assessment Strategy in Student Affairs & Higher Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Introduces the methods and tools used in Student Affairs and higher education to design program assessment plans and strategies; provides opportunities to implement the use of these tools in specific Student Affairs settings

HED 8573 Applied Assessment in Student Affairs & Higher Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: HED 8563 or approval of instructor). Three hours lecture. Advanced methods for assessment in Student Affairs and Higher Education with a particular focus on basic statistical principles and implementing data collection, analysis, and reporting procedures

HED 8583 Administrative Competency in Stu Affairs & Higher Ed: Budgets & Supervision: 3 hours.

Three hour lecture. Examines the theory and application of budgeting and supervision practices in Student Affairs and Higher Education settings, with a particular focus on college students and college student organizations

HED 8593 Administrative Competency in Stu Affairs & Higher Ed: Technology, Communication, & Crisis: 3 hours.

Three hour lecture. Examines the theory and application of technology, communication, and crisis response practices in Student Affairs and Higher Education settings, with a particular focus on college students and college student environments

HED 8613 Academic Scholarship in Higher Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Introduces students to scholarly research, writing, and theoretical traditions in the academic fields of higher education through extensive reading and critique of literature

HED 8623 Diversity, Globalization and the College Student: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. History and theory of social identity within the context of higher education, and exploration of the student experience from the perspective of diverse identity groups, and the relationship of social identity to college student success

HED 8633 History of American Higher Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A study of the evolution of higher education in the United States. Focus is on its origin and trends along with the social, political, cultural, and economic contexts of institutions and their distinctive features

HED 8643 Advanced Legal Principles in Higher Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A study of the law as it affects administrators, employees, faculty, and students in higher education

HED 8653 Finance and Higher Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A study of financial policies, allocation, planning, and budgeting in higher education institutions with emphasis placed on financial analysis and management, patterns of expenditure, sources of revenue, expenditures, and grant writing

HED 8673 Planning and Institutional Research in Higher Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An overview of planning models and approaches, effective reporting techniques, and common functions carried out by institutional research offices. Focus is on concepts, methodologies, research practices, and information systems that support institutional decision-making for improvements

HED 8683 Policy Issues in Higher Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A study of the major policies that shape and inform American higher education. The course explores the theories of policy and policy-making along with the benefits, challenges, and controversies associated with federal, state, system, and institutional policies

HED 8990 Special Topics in Higher Education: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

HED 9000 Dissertation Research /Dissertation in Higher Education: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged