Educational Psychology - EPSY


EPSY 7400 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.

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 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.

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 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. 3-6. Consideration of historical, philosophical, social, psychological, measurement, statistics or research issues, and their impact on education. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

EPSY 8410 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.

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