EDP - EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

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 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS
[2 hours]  Students in early childhood education will be introduced to emotional, social and cognitive factors in child development (birth to age eight) and examine how teachers can create optimal environments for students.

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 P-12 EDUCATORS
[3 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 filed and clinical experiences will provide contexts for these concepts as they are exemplified in the lives of young people.  Prerequisite: EDP 3200, admission to multi-age licensure program.

EDP - 3240 CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT FOR MIDDLE GRADES EDUCATORS
[3 hours]  Students will consider the ways in which an understanding of development can be used to guide teacher behavior. Biological, social and psychological factors will be considered.  Prerequisite: Admission to Middle-Grades Licensure program; Co-requisite: CI 4280, 4250 4260 or 4270 and CI 4290

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 FOUNDATIONS OF TEACHING AND LEARNING
[3 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 Special Education program.

EDP - 3290 LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT
[3 hours]  This course will examine concepts delineating the physical (including genetic influences), cognitive, social, and personality development across the life span. The course is designed to provide a necessary background in the concepts of development as they pertain to a life span orientation for students in special education. An emphasis will be placed on the application of developmental data issues and problems extant in working with special populations. Prerequisite: Admission to Special Education program.

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 in-service teachers and other educational personnel. Practical application of workshop topics will be emphasized.

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

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