Judith Herb College of Education







 

Academic Programs

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Department of Educational Foundations & Leadership
The University of Toledo
Main Campus
Gillham Hall, 5th floor
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Mailing address:
The University of Toledo
Main Campus
MS 921
Toledo, OH 43606-3390

Department Secretary:
Ruth Ann Easterwood
Gillham Hall Room 5000
419.530.2461
ruthann.easterwood@
utoledo.edu

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Interim Chair
Dr. Gregory Stone
Gillham Hall Room 5400-M
gregory.stone@utoledo.edu

Educational Psychology Program

Course Descriptions

Below you will find the Educational Psychology program course descriptions for both the MA and PhD degrees. Courses are offered different semesters and different academic years. Check the posted course offerings for each semester on the university website:  http://www.utoledo.edu/offices/registrar/sch_classes.html. If you have any questions about these courses, please contact us at 419-530-2461. 

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Basic Educational Psychology (EDP: 5110/7110)
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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.

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Adolescent Behavior and Development (EDP: 5220/7220)
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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.  

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Cultural Perspectives in Learning and Development (EDP: 6150/8150)
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This course aims to develop a broader understanding of the role of culture in psychological processes and the implications of such psychological understanding for a culturally diverse society.

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Social Development (EDP: 6250/8250)
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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. 

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Behavior Management (EDP: 5330/7330)
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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. 

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Child Behavior and Development (EDP: 5210/7210)
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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. 

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Adult Development (EDP: 5230/7230)
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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. 

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Thinking and Reasoning in School Contexts (EDP: 6360/8360)
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Analysis of theory and research about thinking and reasoning in school subjects and school learning.

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Instructional Psychology (EDP: 5320/7320)
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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.

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Motivation Theory and Application (EDP: 6140/8140)
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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.

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Cognition and Technology (EDP: 6190/8190)
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The collaborative study of a specific topic in educational psychology by a group of advanced students under the direction of one or more professors.

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Bullying and Its Implications (EDP: 6190/8190)
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The collaborative study of a specific topic in educational psychology by a group of advanced students under the direction of one or more professors. 

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Self and Identity (EDP: 6190/8190)
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The collaborative study of a specific topic in educational psychology by a group of advanced students under the direction of one or more professors.

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Last Updated: 3/23/15