EDP - EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Department of Educational Psychology, Research & Social Foundations (EDU)


EDP - 1550 ADAPTIVE LEARNING IN COLLEGE
[3 hours] Examines a variety of cognitive, affective, and social factors associated with academic performance in college. Major emphasis is placed on applications to learning and college success.


EDP - 3110 LEARNING AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES
[3 hours] Focuses on selected research findings and theoretical principles on learning and individual differences. Considers relationships of this body of information to learning and performance in a variety of contexts.


EDP - 3120 PSYCHOLOGY OF COPING AND ADAPTATION
[3 hours] Reviews and analyzes principles, research findings, coping models, as well as personal and situational factors associated with coping and adaptational processes in a variety of life circumstances.


EDP - 3200 APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY FOR TEACHERS
[3 hours] Examination of the ways in which psychological principles can be applied to the planning and implementation of meaningful instruction in elementary and secondary classrooms. Prerequisite: Admission to Multi-age or Vocational Education licensure programs


EDP - 3210 CHILD DEVELOPMENT FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
[2 hours] Introduction to the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of children in the preschool and elementary grades with implicationsfor instruction that matches developmental abilities and cultural background of students. Prerequisite: TSOC 1500 and 2500; EDP 3200


EDP - 3220 ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT FOR SECONDARY EDUCATORS
[2 hours] Examination of the physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and personality development of adolescents. Provides education majors with the background necessary to identify and solve problems related to adolescent growth, development, and learning. Prerequisite: TSOC 1500, 2500; EDP 3200


EDP - 3230* HUMAN DEVELOPMENT FOR K-12 EDUCATORS
[3 semester hours] This course will examine concepts in the physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and personality development of children and adolescents. It will provide a necessary background for future teachers to deal effectively with children and youth and to better understand the issues and problems they face. Integrated field and clinical experiences will provide contexts for these concepts as they are exemplified in the lives of young people. Prerequisite: Admission to the Multi-age licensure program.

*course is pending final approval


EDP - 3240* CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT FOR MIDDLE GRADES EDUCATORS
[3 semester hours] Preservice teachers will construct a more comprehensive and scientific framework for human development that incorporates the biological, social, and psychological factors that interact across multiple cultural contexts to shape the developmental process. Throughout the course students will consider the ways in which an understanding of development can be used to guide teacher behavior--in interacting with children and youth, their families, other professional educators, and the broader community; in creating effective environments for learning; in assessing what learners know and are able to do; in structuring developmentally appropriate content learnings; and in creating powerful lessons which promote meaningful learning, retention, and interdisciplinary integration. Prerequisite: Admission to the Middle Grades licensure program. *course is pending final approval


EDP- 3250* ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING
[3 semester hours] Preservice teachers will construct a more comprehensive and scientific framework for human development that incorporates the biological, social, and psychological factors that interact across multiple cultural contexts to shape the developmental process. Throughout the course students will consider the ways in which an understanding of development can be used to guide teacher behavior--in interacting with adolescents, their families, other professional educators, and the broader community; in creating effective environments for learning; in assessing what learners know and are able to do; in structuring developmentally appropriate content learnings; and in creating powerful lessons which promote meaningful learning, retention, and interdisciplinary integration. Prerequisite: Admission to the Adolescent licensure program. *course is pending final approval


EDP - 3260* CHILD DEVELOPMENT FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS
[2 hours] Preservice teachers will construct a more comprehensive and scientific framework for human development that incorporates the biological, social, and psychological factors that interact across multiple cultural contexts to shape the developmental process. Throughout the course students will consider the ways in which an understanding of development can be used to guide teacher behavior in interacting with young children, their families, other professional educators, and the broader community; in creating effective environments for learning; and in assessing what learners know and are able to do. Prerequisite: Admission is restricted to students seeking licensure as early childhood educators. *pending final approval


EDP- 3280* INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING
[3 semester hours] This course will focus on major conceptions of learning as applied to education, including basic principles of conditioning, information processing, and social learning. Concepts such as designing instructional events, classroom management, student assessment and evaluation will be explored. Prerequisite: Admission to the initial teacher licensure program in Special Education.

*course is pending final approval


EDP - 3290* LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT
[3 semester hours] This course will examine concepts in the areas of physical, cognitive, social, and personality development of children, adolescents, and adults. Normative development as well as deviations from these norms will be major foci. Prerequisite: Admission to the initial teacher licensure program in Special Education.

*course is pending final approval


EDP - 4120 ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO DISCIPLINE
[3 hours] Reviews a variety of models, constructs, and methodologies for addressing behavior and discipline problems, especially within school and family settings. Emphases are placed on individual and group approaches to discipline.


EDP - 4210 CHILD BEHAVIOR AND DEVELOPMENT
[3 hours] Examines the physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and personality development of children. Provides helping professionals with background to identify and solve problems related to child growth and development.


EDP - 4220 ADOLESCENT BEHAVIOR AND DEVELOPMENT
[3 hours] Examines the physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and personality development of adolescents. Provides helping professionals with background to identify and solve problems related to adolescent growth and development.


EDP - 4230 ADULT DEVELOPMENT
[3 hours] An overview of life-span development analyzing cognitive, physical, personality and social development from early adulthood through the later years.


EDP - 4330 BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT
[3 hours] Theoretical and practical study of behavioral and cognitive approaches to behavior management. Students will design, develop, implement and evaluate management plans for themselves and others.


EDP - 4990 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
[1 - 3 hours] Directed study of a current topic in educational psychology. The student meets with the instructor at arranged intervals without formal classes. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor


EDP - 5110/7110 BASIC EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
[3 hours] A graduate level introduction to the field of educational psychology. Instruction will cover fundamentals of learning, motivation, cognition, individual differences, and instructional applications as well as a research-oriented approach to answering scientific questions.


EDP - 5120 ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO DISCIPLINE
[3 hours] Reviews a variety of models, constructs, and methodologies for addressing behavior and discipline problems, especially within school and family settings. Emphases are placed on individual and group approaches to discipline.


EDP - 5210 CHILD BEHAVIOR AND DEVELOPMENT
[3 hours] Current theory and research on physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and personality development are examined and used as the basis for identifying and solving problems related to child growth and development.


EDP - 5220 ADOLESCENT BEHAVIOR AND DEVELOPMENT
[3 hours] Current theory and research on physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and personality development are examined and used as the basis for identifying and solving problems related to adolescent growth and development.


EDP - 5230/7230 ADULT DEVELOPMENT
[3 hours] Emphasizes classical and modern theories of adulthood from a critical perspective, as well as applications of research on cognitive, physical, personality and social development from early adulthood through old age.


EDP - 5310/7310 ISSUES AND INNOVATIONS IN LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION
[3 hours] Reviews emergent theory, principles, and research findings on cognition and learning and applies these concepts to developing instructional experiences and conditions for optimizing classroom learning and performance.


EDP - 5320/7320 INSTRUCTIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
[3 hours] Theory and research in psychology that contributes to effective instruction. Topics include varieties and conditions of learning, information processing, learning analysis, constructivism, mastery learning, cooperative learning, norm & criterion-referenced measurement.


EDP - 5330/7330 BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT
[3 hours] Theory and research related to behavioral and cognitive approaches to behavior management. Students will carry out research based behavior management projects requiring behavioral analyses, observation, program design, development and evaluation.


EDP - 5950/7950* WORKSHOP IN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
[3 hours] Each workshop is developed around a topic of interest and concern to inservice teachers and other educational personnel. Practical application of workshop topics will be emphasized.

*course is pending final approval


EDP - 6130/8130 HUMAN COPING IN ADULTHOOD
[3 hours] Considers models, research methodologies, and constructs on coping in relation to a range of circumstances during the adult years. Emphasis is placed on coping behavior within an ecological context.


EDP - 6140/8140 MOTIVATION THEORY AND APPLICATION
[3 hours] Graduate-level study of conceptions of motivation in various settings. Emphasis is on understanding major concepts and principles, as well on application to such settings as classroom, counseling, and industry. Prerequisite: One of the following graduate level classes: EDP 5110/7110, 5210/7210, 5220/7220, or 5230/7230


EDP - 6190/8190 SEMINAR IN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
[3 hours] The collaborative study of a specific topic in educational psychology by a group of advanced students under the direction of one or more professors.


EDP - 6240/8240 THEORIES OF DEVELOPMENT
[3 hours] Analysis and evaluation of theories of development with emphasis on the philosophical and psychological evolutionary history of the theories and their usefulness for individuals in the helping professions. Prerequisite: EDP 5210 or 5220


EDP - 6250/8250 SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
[3 hours] Critical examination of theory and research on social behaviors such as attachment, aggression, and prosocial behavior, including their causes, how they affect the person and how they change with age. Prerequisite: EDP 5210 or 5220


EDP - 6260/8260 RESEARCH METHODS IN CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT
[3 hours] Builds upon basic understanding of development through direct experiences in child study. This course provides individual/small group experiences in the design, implementation, and written/oral presentation of original research. Prerequisite: EDP 5210 or 5220


EDP - 6270/8270 PARENTING: THEORY AND RESEARCH
[3 hours] Analysis and evaluation of the research on parenting across a variety of sociocultural contexts. Prerequisite: EDP 5320 or 5420


EDP - 6340/8340 THEORIES OF LEARNING
[3 hours] Intensive inquiry into the study of learning with particular emphasis on more recent theories. Theory application in a wide variety of settings will also be stressed.


EDP - 6350/8350 ADVANCED TOPICS IN COGNITION AND INSTRUCTION
[3 hours] Theory and research on cognition related to learning/instruction, to include study of expertise, knowledge learned from experience, analysis of ill-structured domains, tacit knowledge, and knowledge representation. Prerequisite: EDP 5110/7110, 5320/7320


EDP - 6360/8360 THINKING AND REASONING IN SCHOOL CONTEXTS
[3 hours] Analysis of theory and research about thinking and reasoning in school subjects and school learning Prerequisite: EDP 5210 or 5220


EDP - 6960 MASTER'S THESIS IN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
[1 - 3 hours] A formal, independent study culminating in a written discourse that advances our understanding of educational psychology. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor


EDP - 6980 MASTER'S PROJECT IN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
[1 - 3 hours] A formal, independent project applying principles of educational psychology to solve a particular problem and culminating in a written discourse.


EDP - 6990/8990 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
[1 - 3 hours] Directed study of a current topic in educational psychology. The student meets with the instructor at arranged intervals without formal classes. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.


EDP - 8180 INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR IN FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION
[1 hour] Course is crosslisted as RESM 8180 and TSOC 8180. The proseminar will enable doctoral students to improve their understanding of the research process. Students will learn to ask research questions, choose alternative methodologies, and interpret the validity of conclusions. Prerequisite: Completion of at least two research tools or instructor consent.


EDP - 8960 DISSERTATION RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
[1 - 12 hours] A formal, independent study culminating in a written discourse that advances our understanding of educational psychology. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

Last Updated: 5/5/14