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EPSY 7400/7406 ED PSYCH & EDUCATIONAL IMPLICA (3) LEC. 3. Educational psychology theory and research addressing critical problems, challenges, and opportunities in education or other growth-oriented settings. Content ranges from the study of learning to educational evaluation and authentic assessment. May count either EPSY 7400 or EPSY 7406

EPSY 7410 THE INDIVIDUAL IN THE TEACHING-LEARNING PROCESS (3) LEC. 3. The study of human growth, development, and motivation theory and research, including culture, socio-economic status, language, gender and race as a base for understanding individual differences and their sources.

EPSY 7420/7426 LEARNING THEORY AND EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE (3) LEC. 3. Advanced study of learning theory and research with an emphasis on application to effective design, implementation, and evaluation of instruction. May count either EPSY 7420 or EPSY 7426.

EPSY 7430 MOTIVATION AND ACHIEVEMENT (3) LEC. 3. Social, cultural, and psychological antecedents of achievement motivation are examined. This process requires reviewing theories and research, and emphasis is placed on discerning implications for practice and policy.

EPSY 7440 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT: SKILLS AND REFLECTION (3) LEC. 3. Advanced study and analysis of existing classroom management discipline models including observation research activity.

EPSY 7450 PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PERSONALITY DYNAMICS (3) LEC. 3. Survey of different theories and models of personality leading to in-depth study of theories and models most applicable for use in conceiving of and building personal and professional development plans.

EPSY 7900 DIRECTED STUDIES (1-6) IND. SU. Special study in which the student's learning efforts are guided toward desired objectives. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

EPSY 7970 SPECIAL TOPICS IN FOUNDATION OF EDUCATION (3-6) LEC. Consideration of historical, philosophical, social, psychological, measurement, statistics or research issues, and their impact on education.

EPSY 8410/8416 LEARNING IN THE SOCIAL CONTEXT (3) LEC. 3. Examination of the complex nature of learning as a socially- shared and individualized process. Topics may include the social construction of knowledge, scaffolded instruction, cognitive apprenticeships, and problem based learning. May count either EPSY 8410 or EPSY 8416.

EPSY 8430 TOPICAL SEMINAR IN LEARNING, COGNITION, AND INSTRUCTION (3) LEC. 3. An intensive and advanced study of research and theory on selected topics. Examples include folk theories of mind and alternative methods of studying thinking.

EPSY 8440 ED PSYCH APPRENT SEMINAR (3) LEC. 3. Focuses on the historical foundations of educational psychology as well as possibilities for future disciplinary development.

EPSY 8540 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH APPRENTICESHIP SEMINAR (3) LEC. 3. A structured context for students to begin applying what they have learned from their research methods and statistic courses. Students will design and conduct research that contributes to the educational psychological knowledge base.

EPSY 8640 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION APPRENTICESHIP SEMINAR (3) LEC. 3. A structured opportunity for students to begin applying educational psychological concepts and theories in the classroom. Students will study theories of learning and instruction and begin to translate and implement these theories into practice.

EPSY 8990/8996 RESEARCH AND DISSERTATION (1-10) DSR. Individualized support and direction for students writing their dissertations. Course may be repeated with changes in topic.