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EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (EPSY)
College of Education and Human Development
Educational Psychology
 
EPSY 1600 - Special Topics: Developing Special Educational and Human Service Programs
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 15.0 cr]; Prereq-#; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Explores the concepts, issues, and practices in developing special education and human services for persons with disabilities. Appropriate for persons in paraprofessional positions.



EPSY 1905 - Freshman Seminar
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Fr; fall, offered periodically)
Interdisciplinary seminar. Topics specified in Class Schedule.



EPSY 2601 - Understanding Differences, Disabiliities and the Career of Special Education
(4.0 cr; A-F only, fall, every year)
Impact of disabilities on individual/family. Support systems for persons with disabilities, approaches for advocacy. Employ reflective practices when considering concept of disability.



EPSY 3101 - Creativity and Intelligence: an Introduction
(3.0 cr; =[EPSY 5101]; OPT No Aud, fall, offered periodically)
Classic/contemporary theories of creativity/intelligence, their development, implications for behavioral/social sciences and psychological/educational practices.



EPSY 3119 - Learning, Cognition, and Assessment
(3.0 cr; =[EDHD 5001]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Principles of learning, cognition, cognitive development, classroom management, motivation, instruction, and assessment. Topics: behaviorism, cognitive and social constructivism, human information processing theory, intelligence, knowledge acquisition, reasoning skills, scholastic achievement, standardized testing, reliability, validity, student evaluation, performance assessment, and portfolios.



EPSY 3132 - Psychology of Multiculturalism in Education (DSJ)
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Course critically examines social and cultural diversity in the United States, confronting social issues of poverty, handicappism, homophobia, racism, sexism, victim-blaming, violence, and so on, and presenting models for change. Students examine how and why prejudices develop.



EPSY 3133 - Practicum: Service Learning, Psychology of Multiculturalism in Education
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; Prereq-[3132 or &3132], #, enrollment in APECS minor; fall, offered periodically)
Thirty hours of service learning in multicultural communities. Students work with children, youth, or adults in ESL tutoring or after-school youth programs. Sensitivities/competencies related to multicultural issues in U.S. society.



EPSY 3264 - Basic and Applied Statistics (MATH)
(3.0 cr; =[EPSY 5231, EPSY 5261]; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Introductory statistics. Emphasizes understanding/applying statistical concepts/procedures. Visual/quantitative methods for presenting/analyzing data, common descriptive indices for univariate/bivariate data. Inferential techniques.



EPSY 3300 - Special Topics in Educational Psychology
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; fall, offered periodically)
Current issues in educational psychology or related coursework in areas not normally available through regular curriculum offerings.



EPSY 3301 - Introduction to Educational Psychology (SOCS)
(3.0 cr; =[EPSY 5114]; OPT No Aud, fall, every year)
History, current work. Future promise of educational psychology. Major topics in educational psychology. Focuses on interplay between theory, empirical research, and practical applications.



EPSY 3302 - Introduction to Communication Skills for Educational and Community Settings
(3.0 cr; OPT No Aud, fall, every year)
Working with diverse individuals/groups in educational/community settings. Communication skills/concepts. Self-reflection on communication style.



EPSY 3303 - Educational Psychology Undergraduate Research Practicum
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-3264, minor in applied psychology for educational/community settings; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Supervised research experience. Students are matched with University faculty members and their research projects.



EPSY 3701 - Practicum: Field Experience in Special Education
(2.0 cr; =[EPSY 5701]; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Observations/supervised support of teaching practice in schools or agencies serving children with disabilities in integrated programs.



EPSY 4300 - Special Topics in Educational Psychology
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Current issues in educational psychology or related coursework in areas not normally available through regular curriculum offerings.



EPSY 5101 - Intelligence and Creativity
(3.0 cr; =[EPSY 3101]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Contemporary theories of intelligence and intellectual development and contemporary theories of creativity and their implications for educational practices and psychological research.



EPSY 5112 - Knowing, Learning, and Thinking
(4.0 cr; A-F or Aud, spring, summer, every year)
Principles of human information processing, memory, and thought; mental operations in comprehension and problem solving; developing expertise and automaticity; emphasis on applied settings.



EPSY 5113 - Psychology of Instruction and Technology
(3.0 cr; spring, offered periodically)
Introduction to adult learning and instructional design. Application of core foundational knowledge to development of effective learning environments for adults. Topics include philosophy, learning theories, instructional models, development and experience, individual differences, evaluation, assessment, and technology.



EPSY 5114 - Psychology of Student Learning
(3.0 cr; =[EPSY 3301]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Principles of educational psychology: how learning occurs, why it fails, and implications for instruction. Topics include models of learning, development, creativity, problem-solving, intelligence, character education, motivation, diversity, special populations.



EPSY 5115 - Psychology of Adult Learning and Instruction
(3.0 cr; fall, every year)
Survey of adult learning/instruction. Emphasizes instructional design, learning theories, experience, individual differences, evaluation, tests/measurement, technology. Implications for curricular/instructional design in higher education, continuing education, professional/business related training.



EPSY 5119 - Mind, Brain, and Education
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3301 or equiv; OPT No Aud, spring, even academic years)
How educationally relevant skills/concepts develop in both typical/atypical children.



EPSY 5135 - Human Relations Workshop
(4.0 cr; fall, summer, every year)
Experiential course addressing issues of prejudice and discrimination in terms of history, power, and social perception. Includes knowledge and skills acquisition in cooperative learning, multicultural education, group dynamics, social influence, effective leadership, judgment and decision-making, prejudice reduction, conflict resolution.



EPSY 5151 - Cooperative Learning
(3.0 cr; spring, every year)
Participants learn how to use cooperative learning in their setting. Topics include theory and research, teacher's role, essential components that make cooperation work, teaching social skills, assessment procedures, and collegial teaching teams.



EPSY 5157 - Social Psychology of Education
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Overview of social psychology and its application to education. Participants study the major theories, research, and major figures in field. Class sessions include lectures, discussions, simulations, role-plays, and experiential exercises.



EPSY 5191 - Education of the Gifted and Talented
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, spring, summer, every year)
Theories of giftedness, talent development, instructional strategies, diversity and technological issues, implications for educational practices and psychological inquiry, and international considerations.



EPSY 5200 - Special Topics: Psychological Foundations
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 30.0 cr]; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Focus on special topics in psychological and methodological concepts relevant to advanced educational theory, research, and practice not covered in other courses.



EPSY 5216 - Introduction to Research in Educational Psychology and Human Development
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5261 or intro statistics course; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Designing/conducting a research study. Reviewing literature, formulating research problem, using different approaches to gather data, managing/analyzing data, reporting results.



EPSY 5220 - Special Topics: Quantitative Methods
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 30.0 cr]; fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Focus on special topics in methodological concepts involving theory, research, and practice in statistics, measurement, evaluation, and statistics education not covered in other courses.



EPSY 5221 - Principles of Educational and Psychological Measurement
(3.0 cr; fall, every year)
Concepts, principles, and methods in educational/psychological measurement. Reliability, validity, item analysis, scores, score reports (e.g., grades). Modern measurement theories, including item response theory and generalizability theory. Emphasizes construction, interpretation, use, and evaluation of assessments regarding achievement, aptitude, interests, attitudes, personality, and exceptionality.



EPSY 5243 - Principles and Methods of Evaluation
(3.0 cr; =[OLPD 5501]; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Introductory course in program evaluation; planning an evaluation study, collecting and analyzing information, reporting results; overview of the field of program evaluation.



EPSY 5244 - Survey Design, Sampling, and Implementation
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[5221 or 5231 or 5261 or equiv], [CEHD grad student or MEd student]; fall, every year)
Survey methods, including mail, phone, and Web-based/e-mail surveys. Principles of measurement, constructing questions/forms, pilot testing, sampling, data analysis, reporting. Students develop a survey proposal and a draft survey, pilot the survey, and develop sampling/data analysis plans.



EPSY 5245 - Advanced Survey Data Analysis for Categorical and Rating Scale Data
(1.0 cr; Prereq-5244, 5261; spring, every year)
Practical course. Specific nature of survey data (typically categorical or ordinal). Appropriate data analytic methods.



EPSY 5246 - Evaluation Colloquium: Psychological Foundations
(1.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; =[OLPD 5524]; Prereq-5243 or EdPA 5501; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Informal seminar of faculty and advanced students interested in the issues and problems of program evaluation.



EPSY 5247 - Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Grad student; fall, every year)
Introduction to qualitative methods of inquiry. Contrasting different research traditions (e.g., case study, phenomenology, ethnography, social interactionism, critical theory). Practice with field notes, observations, and interviewing. Use of NVIVO to track/code data.



EPSY 5261 - Introductory Statistical Methods
(3.0 cr; =[EPSY 5231, EPSY 3264]; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Application of statistical concepts/procedures. Graphs, numerical summaries. Normal distribution, correlation/regression analyses, probability, statistical inferences for one or two samples. Hypothesis tests, Chi-square tests. Conceptual understanding/application of statistics.



EPSY 5262 - Intermediate Statistical Methods
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3264 or 5261 or equiv; fall, spring, every year)
Application of statistical concepts/procedures. Analysis of variance, covariance, multiple regression. Experimental design: completely randomized, block, split plot/repeated measures.



EPSY 5271 - Becoming a Teacher of Statistics
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5261 or equiv; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Current methods of teaching first courses in statistics. Innovative teaching methods, materials, and technological tools. Types of first courses, reform recommendations, goals for student learning, recommended content, teaching methods, technology, student assessment.



EPSY 5272 - Statistics Teaching Internship
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad student, #; S-N only, fall, spring, every year)
Supervised teaching experience.



EPSY 5281 - Introduction to Computer Operations and Data Analysis in Education and Related Fields
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Statistics course; fall, odd academic years)
How to use the computer to access/analyze information. National, state, local, and specialty Web sites that contain data of interest to social scientists. Using EXCEL, SPSS, SAS, and R for data analysis.



EPSY 5300 - Special Topics in Educational Psychology
(1.0 - 9.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Current issues in educational psychology or related areas not normally available through regular curriculum offerings.



EPSY 5400 - Special Topics in Counseling Psychology
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Theory, research, and practice in counseling and student personnel psychology. Topics vary.



EPSY 5401 - Counseling Procedures
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Upper div student; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Emphasis on the counseling relationship and principles of interviewing. Case studies, role playing, and demonstration. For individuals whose professional work includes counseling and interviewing.



EPSY 5415 - Child and Adolescent Development and Counseling
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Grad student or MEd student or K-12 [counseling endorsement or licensure] student; A-F or Aud, fall, summer, every year)
Development, issues, and needs of children, kindergarten through high school ages. Counseling/developmental theory/strategies, family/social environment. Cultural diversity, legal/ethical issues in counseling children/adolescents.



EPSY 5421 - Leadership and Administration of Student Affairs
(3.0 cr; =[OLPD 5724]; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Theoretical approaches, administrative structure, and evaluation methods used in college/university student affairs.



EPSY 5432 - Foundations of Individual/Organizational Career Development
(3.0 cr; spring, odd academic years)
Introduction to individual and organizational career development theory and practice. Examines critical issues in work patterns, work values, and workplaces in a changing global society, with implications for career planning, development, and transitions, emphasizing personal and organizational change. For nonmajors: serves students in adult ed, HRD, IR, college student advising, and other related fields.



EPSY 5435 - Introduction to School Counseling
(3.0 - 6.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-CSPP grad student in school counselor prog or #; A-F only, fall, spring, every year)
History/evolution of school counselor role in schools. Duties/demands of school counselor. Examine comprehensive guidance programming in K-12 schools. Issues in school counseling profession.



EPSY 5436 - Crisis Management and Consulting in Schools
(3.0 cr; Prereq-CSPP grad student in school counselor program or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Issues, topics, problems. Diversity in school counseling. Review, discussion, analysis of current literature. Students develop prevention, intervention, guidance programs for K-12 schools.



EPSY 5451 - College Students Today
(3.0 cr; =[OLPD 5704]; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Issues involving diverse populations of students in colleges/universities. Student development theory, students' expectations/interests, how college affects student outcomes. Role of curricular/extracurricular activities and of student-faculty interactions.



EPSY 5461 - Cross-Cultural Counseling
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Effect of cross-cultural/cross-national psychological differences in human traits/characteristics. Framework for development/implementation of counseling interventions.



EPSY 5604 - Transition From School to Work and Community Living for Persons With Special Needs
(3.0 cr; fall, every year)
Use of strategies/models for improving transition of youth from school to work and community living. Course content that specifically addresses all phases of student assessment, individualized transition planning. Parent, family, and student involvement in designing post school options. Community-based services (employment, residential living, social and recreational services, etc). Comprehensive interagency approaches.



EPSY 5605 - Collaborative Practices for the Special Educator
(3.0 cr; A-F only, fall, every year)
Skills/knowledge required to consult/collaborate with school personnel, families, other professionals to maintain effective educational support.



EPSY 5609 - Family-centered Services
(2.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Methods for collaborating with families in education of children with disabilities. Family-centered approach to design of educational plans/procedures. Multicultural perspectives of family life/expectations for children.



EPSY 5611W - Research-based Practices in Academic and Behavior Disabilities (WI)
(3.0 cr; A-F only, fall, every year)
Research that provides conceptual basis to aid in understanding of students with academic difficulties. Develop critical thinking skills through examination of research-based practices.



EPSY 5612 - Understanding of Academic Disabilities
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Introduction to issues related to the education of students with academic disabilities (learning disabilities, mild mental intellectual disabilities, and emotional/behavioral disabilities) including history, definition, assessment, classification, legislation, and intervention approaches.



EPSY 5613 - Foundations of Special Education I
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Organization of educational programs/services for people with disabilities. First course for students seeking to become licensed in special education.



EPSY 5614 - Assessment and Due Process in Special Education
(4.0 cr; Prereq-5613 or equiv or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Assessment, planning, implementing educational programs for people with disabilities.



EPSY 5615 - Advanced Academic Interventions
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5612; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Designing, implementing, and evaluating individual educational plans (IEPs) for special education service in learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders, and mild mental/intellectual disabilities.



EPSY 5616 - Classroom Management and Behavior Analytic Problem Solving
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Assumptions, principles, procedures of problem solving approach to analyzing behavior/programs for classroom management. Conducting observations, intervening, evaluating behavioral change.



EPSY 5617 - Academic and Social Interventions for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities
(3.0 cr; Prereq-EPsy 5611 and 5613 or #; A-F only, fall, every year)
Use problem solving model to make data-based decisions regarding implementation/evaluation of instruction for students with academic/behavioral difficulties.



EPSY 5618 - Specialized Interventions for Students With Mild/Moderate Disabilities in Reading & Written Language
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Historical/contemporary perspectives, empirical evidence relating to reading/written language instruction/assessment designed to improve outcomes of students with disabilities. Field work in tutoring.



EPSY 5619 - Specialized Interventions in Mathematics for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities
(3.0 cr; A-F only, spring, every year)
Mathematics interventions using data-based, decision-making approach. Instructional strategies. Prevention/remediation of mathematics difficulties.



EPSY 5621 - Assessment and Instructional Design for Students with Developmental Disabilities
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5613, 5614; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Methods/materials course. Functional/standards-based approaches to promoting academic learning in students with developmental disabilities.



EPSY 5622 - Programs and Curricula for Students with Developmental Disabilities
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5621 or [5661 and 5662]; summer, every year)
Developing programs/curricula for students with moderate, severe, profound developmental delays, as well as severe multihandicapping conditions. Special consideration given to preparing children/youth for integrated community environments.



EPSY 5624 - Biomedical and Physical Impairments of Students with Developmental Disabilities
(2.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, summer, every year)
Anatomy, physiology, kinesthiology. Central/peripheral nervous system. Prenatal, perinatal, postnatal development. Physically disabling conditions. Management/education procedures.



EPSY 5625 - Education of Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool Children with Disabilities: Introduction
(2.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Overview of the issues, problems, and practical applications in designing early intervention services for young children with disabilities and their families.



EPSY 5626 - Seminar: Developmental Disabilities and Instructional Management
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[5621, 5622] or #; fall, summer, every year)
Data-based strategies for school and nonschool instruction of learners with developmental disabilities including assessment, design, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum and instruction: curriculum content, concept and task analysis, classroom arrangements, natural and instructional cues, corrections, and consequences.



EPSY 5627 - Seminar: Advanced issues in Learning Disabilities
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Special Education graduate or licensure student or #; A-F only, fall, summer, every year)
Read, reflect, lead discussions related to issues in field of LD. Topics examined through relevant research in field of LD.



EPSY 5628 - Characteristics of Moderate to Severe Learning Disabilities
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Special Education graduate or licensure student or #; A-F only, fall, summer, every year)
Characteristics of moderate/severe Learning Disabilities including (but not limited to) cognitive processing, language, attention/memory, co-existing conditions. Dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia.



EPSY 5629 - Strategic Instructional Methods for Students Academically At-Risk
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Special Education graduate or licensure student or #; A-F only, fall, summer, every year)
Knowledge/skills needed to teach KU-CRL research-based learning strategies for students considered academically at-risk. Content relevant to basic skills/content instruction for students in K-12 settings will be included.



EPSY 5631 - Module 1: Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication
(1.0 cr; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Terms/concepts related to augmentative/alternative communication. Myths/facts regarding AAC.



EPSY 5632 - Module 2: Evidence-based Methods for AAC Assessment and Intervention
(2.0 cr; Prereq-5631 or #; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Evidence-based tools to conduct augmentative/alternative communication (AAC) assessments. AAC intervention plans. Data-driven strategies to evaluate progress.



EPSY 5633 - Module 3: Speech-generating Devices and High-Tech AAC
(1.0 cr; Prereq-5631 or #; A-F only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Identifying, funding, customizing high-tech augmentative/ alternative communication (AAC) interventions. Manufacturer/community resources. Data-driven strategies to evaluate progress.



EPSY 5634 - Module 4: Assistive technology with Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students
(1.0 cr; =[02016]; Prereq-Special Education licensure student or #; A-F only, spring, summer, every year)
Theoretical/applied study communication modalities for children/adults who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Assessment/development of models including gestures, speech reading, Cued Speech, sign language, Picture Exchange Communication Systems, high/low tech devices.



EPSY 5636 - Sensory Impairments of Students With Developmental Disabilities
(2.0 cr; Prereq-5613, 5614; fall, every year)
Characteristics of learners with visual/auditory impairments. Design of instructional programs to remediate or circumvent disabilities, including use of prosthetic devices.



EPSY 5641 - Foundations of Education for Individuals Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
(2.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; A-F only, fall, summer, every year)
Philosophical foundations of education for deaf/hard of hearing (DHH) persons. Engage in problem solving related to characteristics/rights of DHH persons. Psychological, educational, social-emotional, economic issues influencing education of DHH children/their families.



EPSY 5642 - Early Childhood Intervention for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Preservice teacher in deaf education licensing program or #; summer, every year)
Early identification/assessment. Family-centered, interdisciplinary servicing. Program development for infants, toddlers, preschoolers who are deaf/hard of hearing. Presentations, discussions, activities.



EPSY 5644 - Language Development and Programming for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children
(3.0 cr; fall, summer, every year)
Comparative study of the development of functional language in communicatively disabled and nondisabled individuals. Philosophies, programs, and practices focusing on the development of language with deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Models of assessment and instruction for use in educational settings.



EPSY 5646 - Reading and Writing Practices with Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children
(2.0 cr; Prereq-5644; A-F only, spring, summer, every year)
Language reading connection/best practices for instruction with deaf/hard of hearing/students with co-occurring disabilities. Final project includes balanced literacy unit of instruction implemented with DHH student. Ions. Effective instructional approaches.



EPSY 5647 - Aural and Speech Programming for Persons Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing
(3.0 cr; fall, summer, every year)
Study of the speech and hearing mechanisms, causes of hearing loss, and rehabilitation. Emphasis on instructional practices, aural rehabilitation in the educational setting, adaptive technology, and adaptations to optimize functional skills with individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.



EPSY 5648 - Communication Systems for Children with Disabilities
(2.0 cr; spring, summer, every year)
Applied study of assessment, selection, and application of alternative communication strategies for infants, children, and youth with disabilities. Emphasis on children with hearing loss and additional disabilities.



EPSY 5649 - Models of Instructional Programming With Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[5641, 5644] or #; spring, summer, every year)
Design/development of portfolios for various models of educational service delivery systems for individuals with hearing loss. Emphasizes consultation skills, curriculum management/modifications, material/technology applications, and support service adaptations.



EPSY 5651 - Evident-Based Practices in Deaf Education
(2.0 cr; =[02019]; Prereq-Special Education licensure student or #; A-F only, fall, spring, every year)
Problem solving related to individual needs of students including educational policies/educational procedures in variety of educational settings.



EPSY 5656 - Advanced Issues in Emotional Behavior Disorders
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, summer, every year)
Emphasis on children, youth, young adults. How emotional behavior disorders affects functioning in school/post-secondary life.



EPSY 5657 - Interventions for Behavioral Problems in School Settings
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5616, 5611; A-F or Aud, spring, summer, every year)
Comprehensive behavioral programs for students with social/emotional disabilities. Instructing students with social/emotional disabilities.



EPSY 5658 - Characteristics of Moderate to Severe Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Special Education graduate or licensure student; A-F only, fall, summer, every year)
Applying principles of assessment/individualized intervention for students with severe emotional behavior disorders(EBD).



EPSY 5661 - Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder
(3.0 cr; A-F only, fall, every year)
Knowledge/skills needed to promote learning/success for school age children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Definition, etiology, and characteristics of ASD. Current research/issues. Collaborative problem solving, family-professional partnerships, educational programming.



EPSY 5662 - Assessment and Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders
(2.0 cr; Prereq-5661, Spec Ed grad or licensure student or #; A-F only, summer, every year)
Selection/use of assessment procedures that may be used to screen/identify children with autism spectrum disorders.



EPSY 5663 - Assessment and Intervention for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5661, Special Ed grad or licensure student or #; A-F only, spring, every year)
Selection/use of range of procedures, including non-biased, specific assessments to screen/identify children with autism spectrum disorders. Specific intervention strategies designed to teach beginning communication/social skills to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).



EPSY 5664 - Transitions for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
(2.0 cr; Prereq-5661, [Spec Ed grad or licensure student or #]; A-F only, summer, every year)
Legal/practical aspects of transition planning, specifically for students with ASD.



EPSY 5681 - Education of Preschool Children With Disabilities: Methods and Materials
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[5616, 5625] or #; A-F only, spring, every year)
Methods and materials available to maximize developmental and educational outcomes for young children with disabilities, age 3 to 5, and their families in home, community, and school-based settings. Develop, implement, and evaluate individualized education and family service plans.



EPSY 5682 - Education of Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Methods and Materials
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-[5616, 5625] or #; A-F only, spring, every year)
Methods/materials available to maximize developmental and educational outcomes for young children with disabilities, birth to age 3, and their families in home, community, and school-based settings. Students develop, implement, and evaluate individualized education/family service plans.



EPSY 5690 - Experimental Teaching Seminar: MEd Culminating Project
(2.0 cr; =[EPSY 5991]; Prereq-#; A-F only, fall, spring, every year)
Experimental teaching utilizing data based instruction for affecting student growth. Conduct experimental teaching project during student teaching year. Guided through formal writing process for submitting short literature review or research report for M.Ed.



EPSY 5701 - Practicum: Field Experience in Special Education
(2.0 cr [max 24.0 cr]; =[EPSY 3701]; Prereq-[5614, [FOE or SpEd grad or licensure student]] or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Observations and supervised support of teaching practice in schools or agencies serving children with disabilities in integrated programs.



EPSY 5702 - Practicum in Autism Spectrum Disorder
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5616, 5661, 5609, one of [5622 or 5644 or SLHS 5606], enrolled in Autism Spectrum Disorder certificate program, #; A-F only, fall, spring, every year)
Four hundred hours of supervised work in settings where individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder are served. On-site supervision is provided by qualified professionals. A University supervisor conducts on-site observations. Bi-weekly seminars.



EPSY 5703 - Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5616, 5657, Psy 4011, Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate student, #; A-F only, spring, every year)
Four hundred hours of supervised experience in applied behavior analytic intervention with individuals with significant challenging behavior and learning difficulties. On-site supervision is provided by qualified professionals. A University supervisor conducts on-site observations. Bi-weekly seminars.



EPSY 5704 - Practicum in Middle/Secondary Settings
(1.0 cr; S-N only, fall, every year)
Preparation for practicing principles required for successful inclusion. Address model for best practices/requirements specified by Minnesota Board of Teaching.



EPSY 5705 - Practicum in ECSE/Elementary Settings
(1.0 cr; S-N only, fall, spring, every year)
Principles for successful inclusion of students with moderate disabilities. Address model for best practices.



EPSY 5706 - Practicum in Moderate to Severe Developmental Disabilities
(2.0 cr; Prereq-Special Education licensure program or #; S-N only, fall, spring, every year)
Practicing principles required for successful inclusion. Address model for best practices/requirements specified by Minnesota Board of Teaching.



EPSY 5707 - Practicum in Moderate to Severe Learning Disabiliites
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[Special Education graduate or licensure student], #; S-N only, fall, spring, every year)
Moderate/severe learning disabilities. Transfer of theoretical knowledge to practical application. Role of LD teacher in variety of settings.



EPSY 5708 - Practicum in Moderate to Severe Emotional/Behavioral Disorders
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[Special Education grad or licensure student], #; S-N only, fall, spring, every year)
Moderate/severe emotional behavior disorders. Transfer of theoretical knowledge to practical application. Role of EBD teacher in variety of settings.



EPSY 5720 - Special Topics: Special Education
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Lab/fieldwork approach. Generating action plan. Creating set of observation field notes. Collecting data. Specific problems/possibilities related to special education.



EPSY 5741 - Student Teaching: Academic and Behavioral Strategist
(6.0 cr; S-N only, spring, every year)
Transfer of theoretical knowledge to practical application. Responsibilities of special education teacher in variety of settings.



EPSY 5742 - Student Teaching: Autism Spectrum Disorders
(6.0 cr; Prereq-Special Education licensure program or #; S-N only, fall, every year)
Transfer of theoretical knowledge to practical application. Role/responsibilities of special education teacher in settings of elementary/secondary age.



EPSY 5751 - Student Teaching: Deaf and Hard of Hearing
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-#; fall, spring, every year)
Students participate in educational programming for infants, children, and youth who are deaf or hard of hearing. On-site, directed experiences under supervision of master teachers of deaf/hard of hearing students.



EPSY 5752 - Student Teaching: Learning Disabilities
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-#; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Supervised experience in teaching or related work in schools or other agencies serving children and adolescents with learning disabilities.



EPSY 5753 - Student Teaching: Early Childhood Special Education
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-#, completion of all course requirements for license in ECSE; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Supervised experience in teaching or related work in schools, agencies, or home settings with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities and their families.



EPSY 5754 - Student Teaching: Social and Emotional Disabilities
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-Completion of licensure courses for social and emotional disorders, #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Teach students with social and emotional disorders at public schools and other appropriate sites. Attend a weekly seminar on student teaching competencies.



EPSY 5755 - Student Teaching: Developmental Disabilities, Mild/Moderate
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Completion of all licensure coursework, #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Supervised student teaching, or special practicum project, in schools or other agencies serving students at elementary/secondary levels who have mild to moderate developmental disabilities.



EPSY 5756 - Student Teaching: Developmental Disabilities, Moderate/Severe
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Completion of all licensure coursework, #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Supervised student teaching, or special practicum projects, in schools or other agencies serving students at elementary/secondary levels who have moderate to severe developmental disabilities.



EPSY 5761 - Student Teaching in Early Childhood Special Education Settings for Children Aged Three to Five Years
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Licensure candidate in Early Childhood/Early Childhood Licensure Program, completion of all other licensure requirements for ECSE, #; completion of Birth-3 student teaching should be completed after age 3-5 student teaching when possible; S-N only, fall, spring, every year)
Student teachers work closely with their cooperating teacher and University supervisor to design/implement programming for children in classrooms. Course includes a seminar with discussion, cooperative learning experiences, and some lectures.



EPSY 5762 - Student Teaching in Early Childhood Special Education for Children Aged Birth to Three Years
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Licensure candidate in Early Childhood/Early Childhood Licensure Program, completion of all other licensure requirements for ECSE, #; completion of Birth-3 student teaching should be completed after age 3-5 student teaching when possible; S-N only, fall, spring, every year)
Student teachers work closely with cooperating teacher and University supervisor to design/implement programming for families with children aged birth-to-three in their homes. Course includes seminar with discussion, cooperative learning experiences, and some lectures.



EPSY 5800 - Special Topics in School Psychology
(1.0 - 9.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; fall, spring, every year)
Current issues in school psychology or areas not normally available through regular curriculum offerings.



EPSY 5801 - Assessment and Decision Making in School and Community Settings
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Introduction to psychological and educational assessment for individuals who work with children, especially those experiencing academic and behavior problems. Study of standardized group and individual tests of intelligence, achievement, socio-emotional functioning, perception, reading, mathematics, adaptive behavior, and language.



EPSY 5802 - Foundations of Developmental Psychology Across the Lifespan
(3.0 cr; A-F only, fall, every year)
Theories/research regarding human development across lifespan focusing on different contexts that shape development. Theoretical frameworks applied to study of human development. Cognitive, social, emotional development. Research methods in developmental psychology.



EPSY 5849 - Observation and Assessment of the Preschool Child
(3.0 cr; spring, summer, every year)
Introduction to assessment principles and practices, including observational assessment methods, for children (birth to 5). Intended primarily for teachers in training and others interested in basic information regarding assessment and its relationship to intervention services for young children.



EPSY 5851 - Engaging Diverse Students and Families
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Honors senior or grad student; fall, spring, every year)
Theoretical, practical, scientific issues involved in school psychological practice/training/research. Theoretical/empirical bases for developing appropriate dispositions, practices, strategies. Illustrative lectures, discussions, group activities, case studies, presentations.



EPSY 5853 - Biological Bases of Behavior
(3.0 cr; A-F only, fall, every year)
Biological basis of behavior with emphasis on relationship between functions/structures of brain.



EPSY 5991 - Independent Study in Educational Psychology
(1.0 - 8.0 cr [max 20.0 cr]; =[EPSY 5690]; Prereq-#; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Self-directed study in areas not covered by regular courses. Specific program of study is jointly determined by student and advising faculty member.



EPSY 8112 - Mathematical Cognition
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5114 or equiv; fall, even academic years)
Cognitive science research. Papers investigating how adults/children understand fundamental mathematical concepts. Papers drawn from psychology, neuroscience, education literatures.



EPSY 8113 - The Psychology of Scientific Reasoning
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5114 or equivalent; spring, odd academic years)
Research at intersection of cognitive science, educational psychology, science education. What psychology tells us about how people think, reason, make decisions. Read empirical research that explores psychological processes that underlie scientific reasoning.



EPSY 8114 - Seminar: Cognition and Learning
(3.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; fall, every year)
Advanced study in critical analysis and application of contemporary psychological theory and research in cognition and learning for education.



EPSY 8115 - Psychology of Instruction and Technology
(3.0 cr; spring, odd academic years)
Seminar including, but not limited to, learning and instructional theories, advanced and emerging technologies, and measurement and evaluation.



EPSY 8116 - Reading for Meaning: Cognitive Processes in the Comprehension of Texts
(3.0 cr; Prereq-#; fall, every year)
Cognitive processes that take place during reading comprehension/implications of these processes for instruction/assessment.



EPSY 8117 - Writing Empirical Paper and Research/Grant Proposals in Education and Psychology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-#; spring, every year)
Scientific writing skills. Focuses on logic/argumentation. Each student produces an empirical paper or research proposal. Breaks down the writing process into components: one component per week. Each week, students write a section of their paper/proposal and critique others'.



EPSY 8132 - Personality Development and Socialization
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Personality or child psych course; spring, every year)
Major research and theoretical work. Developmental and educational influences on personality.



EPSY 8215 - Advanced Research Methodologies in Education
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5221, 5247, [8252 or equiv], #; fall, every year)
Quantitative research methods. Models of scientific inquiry. Role of theories/research design. Role of measurement error in quantitative data-based inference. Qualitative methods of inquiry. Quantitative/qualitative methodologies in methodologically-oriented studies in educational measurement, evaluation, stats.



EPSY 8216 - Seminar: Research Processes in Psychological Foundations of Education
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[5216, admitted to doctoral program in psych foundations] or #; A-F or Aud, spring, odd academic years)
Advanced examination of research processes in educational psychology. Invited faculty discuss specific research designs. Students refine/implement research projects and present them in class.



EPSY 8220 - Special Topics: Seminar in Quantitative Methods
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 15.0 cr]; fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Seminars focus on specialized current topics in methodology in statistics, measurement, evaluation, and statistics education, including primary-source readings and in-depth exploration of advanced methodologies.



EPSY 8221 - Psychological Scaling
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[5221 or equiv], [8252 or equiv]; spring, odd academic years)
Topics in uni/multidimensional scaling. Measurement theory/statistics. Rating scales, category scaling methods. Magnitude estimation, paired comparisons, multi-attribute scaling, multidimensional scaling.



EPSY 8222 - Advanced Measurement: Theory and Application
(4.0 cr; =[PSY 5865]; Prereq-[5221 or PSY 5862 or equiv], [8252 or equiv]; spring, even academic years)
Generalizability theory, item response theory, factor models for test items, binomial model. Application to problems of designing, linking assessments. Includes computer lab.



EPSY 8224 - Performance Assessment Design and Analysis
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5221, [5262 or 8261 or 8251 or equiv]; spring, odd academic years)
Conceptualization, design, implementation, analysis of performance assessments as employed in both small-scale (e.g., classrooms), large-scale (e.g., statewide, national testing programs), professional (e.g., teacher assessment, professional certification) settings.



EPSY 8225 - Operational Measurement: Test Score Quality Assurance, Standard Setting, and Equating
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5221, [8252 or eqiv]; spring, odd academic years)
Principles/practices of test score quality assurance, standard setting/equating. Operational testing programs. Focus on achievement tests.



EPSY 8226 - Item Response Models: Theory and Applications
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[5221 or Psy 5862 or equiv], [8252 or equiv]; spring, odd academic years)
Item response theory. Application in education/psychology/ social science. 1-, 2-, 3-paramete models for dichotomous/graded response models. Partial credit models for polytomous data.



EPSY 8247 - Advanced Interviewing and NVIVO
(3.0 cr; Prereq-5247 or qualitative course or #; spring, every year)
Practice in designing, conducting, and analyzing interviews. Students design interview protocols, video/audio tape themselves conducting interviews, analyze their techniques, and critique others. Students use NVIVO to analyze data they have collected.



EPSY 8251 - Methods in Data Analysis for Educational Research I
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[EPSY 5261 or equiv] or undergrad statistics course; fall, every year)
Entry-level doctoral course. Two-semester sequence. In-depth coverage of widely used statistical methods and models. Prepares students for advanced statistical coursework including HLM and SEM.



EPSY 8252 - Methods in Data Analysis for Educational Research II
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[8251 or 8262 or equiv]; spring, every year)
Second in two-semester sequence of entry-level doctoral coursework for students in education. In-depth coverage of widely used statistical methods/models. Prepares students for advanced statistical coursework including HLM/SEM.



EPSY 8261 - Statistical Methods I: Probability and Inference
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3264 or 5261 or equiv; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Advanced theory, derivations of quantitative statistics. Descriptive statistics, probability, normal distribution. One-/two-sample hypothesis tests, confidence intervals. One-way analysis of variance, follow up tests.



EPSY 8262 - Statistical Methods II: Regression and the General Linear Model
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[8261 or equiv]; fall, spring, every year)
Analysis of variance designs (two-/three-way), repeated measures, correlation, simple/multiple regression methods, non-parametric procedures, multivariate analyses.



EPSY 8264 - Advanced Multiple Regression Analysis
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[8252 or equiv], regression/ANOVA course, familiarity with statistical analysis package; fall, every year)
General linear model used as context for regression. Matrix algebra, multiple regression, path analysis, polynomial regression, standardized regression, stepwise solutions, analysis of variance, weighted least squares, logistic regression.



EPSY 8265 - Factor Analysis
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[8252 or equiv or #]; spring, even academic years)
Factor analytic techniques/applications. Component, common factor, confirmatory analysis. Factor extraction, estimating number of dimensions. Rotation, factor scores, hierarchical factor analysis.



EPSY 8266 - Statistical Analysis Using Structural Equation Methods
(3.0 cr; Prereq-8264, [8252 or equiv]; spring, offered periodically)
Quantitative techniques using manifest/latent variable approaches for analysis of educational/social science data. Introduction to structural equation modeling approaches to multiple regression, factor analysis, path modeling. Developing, estimating, interpreting structural equation models.



EPSY 8267 - Applied Multivariate Analysis
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[8252 or equiv], familiarity with matrix algebra, knowledge of a computerized statistics package; spring, odd academic years)
Use/interpretation of results from several multivariate statistical techniques. Matrix algebra, variance/covariance, Hotelling's T2, GLM, MANOVA, MANCOVA, discriminant analysis, canonical correlations, dimensionality, principal components, latent composites, distance, hierarchical clustering.



EPSY 8268 - Hierarchical Linear Modeling in Educational Research
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[8252 or equiv]; fall, every year)
Conceptual framework of hierarchical linear models for nested data, their application in educational research. Nature/effects of nested data, logic of hierarchical models, mixed-effects models. Estimation/hypothesis testing in these models, model-checking, nonlinear models.



EPSY 8269 - Matrix Algebra for Statistical Modeling
(2.0 cr; Prereq-[8252 or 8262 or equiv]; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Linear/matrix algebra, including vector operations, applications to multivariate statistics. Procedures for solving systems of linear equations. Geometry of vectors/matrices. Regression/regression diagnostics in matrix framework. Uses SPSS MATRIX language.



EPSY 8271 - Statistics Education Research Seminar: Studies on Teaching and Learning Statistics
(3.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Introduction to classic/current research related to teaching/learning of statistics. Research from psychology, education, and statistics. Students focus on a particular research question and review the literature related to that question.



EPSY 8272 - Nonparametric Statistics in Education
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[8252 or equiv]; spring, odd academic years)
Estimation/inferential techniques outside normal-theory tests. One-, two-, K-sample procedures for between-/within-subject differences, including factorial analysis of variance/covariance. Contingency table analysis (tests of independence, homogeneity).



EPSY 8281 - Advanced Statistical Computing and Data Analysis
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[5261 or equiv]; fall, even academic years)
Cross-disciplinary course. Use SAS statistical package to perform data management, data analysis, report writing.



EPSY 8282 - Statistical Analysis of Longitudinal Data
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[8252 or equiv]; spring, every year)
Traditional/modern approaches to analyzing longitudinal data. Dependent t-test, repeated measures ANOVA/MANOVA. Linear mixed models, multilevel models, generalized models. Required labs using SAS computer program.



EPSY 8290 - Special Topics: Seminar in Psychological Foundations
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 15.0 cr]; Prereq-#; fall, spring, summer, offered periodically)
Students formulate research designs. Learning and cognition, social psychology, measurement, and statistics.



EPSY 8299 - Quantitative Methods in Education Internship
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; Prereq-EPsy MA or PhD student, QME track; S-N only, fall, spring, every year)
Practical experience in applying concepts and skills in measurement, statistics, and evaluation in a real-world setting under supervision of a research professional.



EPSY 8300 - Special Topics in Educational Psychology
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; fall, spring, every year)
Issues or related coursework in areas not normally available through regular curriculum offerings.



EPSY 8311 - Education Sciences Proseminar
(1.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; Prereq-Doctoral student, #; A-F only, fall, every year)
Education-related research issues. Problems of school-based research. Diverse research methodologies. Educational research, diversity of K?12 students. Role of lab-based studies in education research. Critiques of education research. Relation of cognitive theory to school-based research. Translating research into school-based practice.



EPSY 8333 - FTE: Master's
(1.0 cr; Prereq-Master's student, adviser and DGS consent; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
(No description)



EPSY 8400 - Topics: Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; fall, spring, every year)
Current issues in counseling and student personnel psychology, or related coursework in areas not normally available through regular curriculum offerings.



EPSY 8402 - Individual Counseling: Theory and Applications
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Grad ed psy major with CSPP subprog or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Traditional and contemporary theories of counseling and psychotherapy. Applications to various settings and populations.



EPSY 8403 - Social/Cultural Contexts: Counseling and Skills
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Grad ed psy major with CSPP subprog or #; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Broad personal dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, class, beliefs, disability, age, sexual orientation, and geographic origin. Societal and personal biases and stereotypes; multicultural concepts and culturally appropriate counseling procedures.



EPSY 8404 - Group Counseling: Theory, Applications, and Skills
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Ed psy MA or PhD student with CSPP subprog or #; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Theories, research, and procedures of group counseling and of groups such as psychoeducational groups. Applications to various settings and populations. Ethical issues in group work. Practice of group skills and techniques, including group participation and observation.



EPSY 8405 - Career Development: Theory, Skills, and Counseling Applications
(3.0 cr; Prereq-CSPP grad student; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Career development theory/practice over life span. Emphasizes career counseling for individuals/organizations, systems approaches to career programs in education/business. Traditional/contemporary theories/practices.



EPSY 8406 - Professional Ethics for Counselors and Psychologists
(3.0 cr; Prereq-CSPP grad student; A-F only, fall, every year)
Theory, research, and practice in counseling ethics. Scope/impact of professional ethics. Ethical decision making. Ethics and the law. Ethical practice in special settings. Scholarship/research in counseling ethics. Lectures, discussions, case studies, individual/group examination of original research.



EPSY 8407 - Assessing and Counseling Clients With Psychological Disorders
(4.0 cr; Prereq-CSPP PhD or MA student or #; A-F only, spring, every year)
Etiology, symptom patterns, and assessment/treatment for various psychological disorders. DSM diagnoses. Empirically validated psychological assessment and counseling methods. Field-based enquiry.



EPSY 8411 - Advanced Counseling Research
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Ed psy PhD student with CSPP subprog or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Focus on critically reviewing counseling research, qualitatively and quantitatively integrating research, and designing valid research.



EPSY 8412 - Seminar: Advanced Counseling Theory and Ethics
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Ed psy PhD student with CSPP subprog or #; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Comparative analysis of theoretical models and methods used in contemporary counseling and psychotherapy; ethical standards and models of ethical decision making for professional roles.



EPSY 8413 - Personality Assessment of Adolescents and Adults
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[8407 or PSY 5604H or PSY 8111 or PSY 8112], doctoral student, #; A-F only, spring, every year)
Assessment interviews, objective personality assessments (e.g., MMPI-2), projective tests (e.g., Thematic Apperception Test), and assessment report writing.



EPSY 8431 - Master's Research Seminar: CSPP
(3.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; Prereq-5261 or equiv, 5221 or equiv, EPsy MA student with CSPP subprog or #; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Survey of research methods, data-based decision making, basic research design skills, and research simulation.



EPSY 8444 - FTE: Doctoral
(1.0 cr; Prereq-Doctoral student, adviser and DGS consent; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
(No description)



EPSY 8452 - Psychological Aspects of Counseling Supervision
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Ed psy PhD student with CSPP subprog or #; fall, every year)
Theories, review of relevant research, demonstration, and in-class practice of supervision skills.



EPSY 8501 - Counseling Pre-Practicum
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[CSPP or genetic counseling] grad student; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Overview of basic helping skills through demonstration, in-class practice.



EPSY 8502 - Field Placement in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology
(2.0 cr; Prereq-8501 or #; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Students participate under supervision in practitioner activities within a counseling work environment.



EPSY 8503 - Counseling Practicum I
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; Prereq-8502 or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Beginning-level supervised practice in counseling with individuals and groups; emphasizes systematic evaluation of student's counseling practice through direct observations, video, and audio tapes.



EPSY 8504 - Counseling Practicum II
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; Prereq-8503 or #; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Intermediate supervised practice in counseling with individuals and groups; emphasizes ethical issues with systematic evaluation of student's practice through direct observations, video, and audio tapes.



EPSY 8509 - Supervision Practicum: CSPP
(1.0 - 2.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-[Ed psy PhD student with CSPP subprog] or #; fall, spring, every year)
Doctoral students meet weekly with master's prepracticum or practicum students for didactic supervision activities. Specific activities determined by master's prepracticum or practicum instructor. Doctoral students meet weekly with master's prepracticum or practicum instructor and other doctoral student supervisors for consultation/supervision.



EPSY 8512 - Internship: CSPP
(1.0 - 12.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-EdPsy PhD student with CSPP subprog; S-N only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Supervised internship in counseling psychology.



EPSY 8521 - Practicum in Student Affairs and Student Development
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-EdPsy MA or PhD student with CSPP subprog or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Supervised practice in university and college student development offices.



EPSY 8522 - Counseling Practicum: Advanced
(3.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-[Grad EPsy PhD student with CSPP subprog] or #; instructor consent required after 2 repeats; A-F only, fall, spring, every year)
Advanced skills practicum in counseling, counseling psychology, or student development.



EPSY 8600 - Special Topics: Special Education Issues
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; fall, spring, every year)
Current trends (e.g., schoolwide discipline, models of collaboration, and diversity) investigated by formulating research projects. Students write a media piece describing an issue and its impact on the community.



EPSY 8612 - Seminar: Students with Academic Difficulties
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Survey, analysis, and application of relevant theories and research related to current issues. Students in course develop skills in scholarly inquiry, writing, and debate.



EPSY 8651 - Seminar on Social and Emotional Disabilities
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Review and critical analysis of current trends and future directions of education of students with social and emotional disabilities.



EPSY 8666 - Doctoral Pre-Thesis Credits
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-Doctoral student who has not passed prelim oral; no required consent for 1st/2nd registrations, up to 12 combined cr; % for 3rd/4th registrations, up to 24 combined cr; doctoral student admitted before summer 2007 may register up to four times, up to 60 combined cr; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Doctoral Pre-Thesis Credits



EPSY 8694 - Research in Special Education
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, every year)
Design and implementation of research related to the unique developmental characteristics of exceptional learners.



EPSY 8701 - Doctoral Core Seminar: Special Education I
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-EdPsy PhD student with spec ed subprog or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Required for students with a family/life span focus on social development, behavioral interaction, and cultural interactions.



EPSY 8702 - Doctoral Core Seminar: Special Education II
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-8701 or #; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Required for students focusing on communication/language/academics.



EPSY 8706 - Single Case Designs in Intervention Research
(3.0 cr; spring, offered periodically)
Design and analysis of single-case experiments to examine effects of interventions on individual behavior in school, home, and community.



EPSY 8707 - Principles of Behavior Analysis and Learning
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[Grad student, foundational course in [learning or psychology]] or #; A-F only, fall, every year)
Historical development of behavioral science. Thinking about learning/behavior, applying principles to common human experiences. Scholarly leadership skills.



EPSY 8708 - Functional Behavior Assessment
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[Grad student, one [learning or psychology] course] or #; A-F only, spring, every year)
Applications of principles of behavior. Historical/contemporary approaches. Functional analysis. Treatment of challenging behavior/learning problems.



EPSY 8772 - Seminar in Early Intervention
(2.0 cr; fall, spring, every year)
Explores research from diverse disciplines related to education of infants, toddlers, and preschool children with disabilities and their families. Discusses practical application of this research.



EPSY 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
(1.0 - 18.0 cr [max 50.0 cr]; Prereq-Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
(No description)



EPSY 8800 - Special Topics in School Psychology
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 9.0 cr]; spring, summer, every year)
Issues or related coursework in areas not normally available through regular curriculum offerings.



EPSY 8811 - Assessment in School Psychology I: Foundations of Academic Assessment
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Grad ed psy major with school psy subprog or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Theories and models of psychoeducational assessment of children and adolescents within home, school, and community. Conceptual and empirical foundations of eco-behavioral assessment that lead to efficient but comprehensive assessment of children presented from problem-solving perspective.



EPSY 8812 - Assessment in School Psychology II: Intellectual and Social-Emotional Domains
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Grad ed psy major with school psy subprog or #; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Builds on EPsy 8811. Emphasizes gathering data on a child's intellectual and social-emotional functioning and educational progress.



EPSY 8813 - Assessment Practicum in School Psychology
(2.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; Prereq-8821, grad ed psy major with school psy subprog or #, & 8811 or & 8812; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Students administer, score, and interpret standardized tests of intellectual, adaptive, and social-emotional assessment, and assess educational progress using both formal and informal instructional assessment strategies. All measures complement other facets of assessment presented in 8811 and 8812.



EPSY 8815 - Individual and System Socio-Emotional Interventions
(3.0 cr; Prereq-8811, 8812, 8813; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Theories, research, and practice underlying socio-emotional interventions for students. Systems consultation/organizational change.



EPSY 8816 - Individual and Systems Academic Interventions
(3.0 cr; Prereq-8811, 8812, 8813; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Theories, research, and practice underlying instructional/academic interventions for students. Systems consultation, organizational change.



EPSY 8817 - School Psychological Consultation
(3.0 cr; Prereq-EPSY 8811; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Practical application of applied behavioral theory guided by system ecological perspectives in problem-solving with school staff, parents, and students. Theories, stages, and issues of providing indirect services through consultation. Critical analysis of theory and research. Applied project in 8813 practicum placements.



EPSY 8818 - Intervention Practicum in School Psychology
(1.0 cr [max 2.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad ed psy major with school psy subprog, & 8815 or & 8816; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Students design, implement, and evaluate interventions for individuals or groups of children and for system-level concerns under supervision of practicing school psychologists. Students observe school psychologists collaborate with educators and parents in intervention-related activities.



EPSY 8821 - Issues in School Psychology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-EPsy grad student with SchlPsy subprog; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
School psychology as professional field of specialization in psychology/education. Historical, theoretical, and research basis of school psychology. How school systems operate. Common roles/functions of school psychologists. In-class discussion, didactic/field-based assignments.



EPSY 8822 - Research in School Psychology
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-[8860, 8861, 5616] or equiv, [grad ed psy major with school psy subprog] or #; A-F only, fall, spring, every year)
Integrative, developmental series of discussions/activities about research in school psychology. Instruction/discussion regarding consumption, synthesis, conduct, dissemination of school psychology research.



EPSY 8823 - Ethics and Professional Standards in School Psychology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-8821; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Ethics, law, and current educational issues applied to study/practice of school psychology. Ethical principles, state/federal laws governing educational practices. How mandates are applied to work of school psychologists in general/special populations (e.g., special education, ESL, ethnic/racial minorities). Students apply learning as researchers and practicing school psychologists in schools.



EPSY 8831 - Practicum: School Psychological Services
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad ed psy major with school psy subprog; fall, spring, every year)
Field placements in schools. Experiences may include consultation, assessment, direct service to individuals or groups, and report writing. Supervised on-site as well as by University through required participation in seminar.



EPSY 8832 - Clinical/Community Practice in School Psychology
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad ed psy major with school psy subprog; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Supervised experience in assessment and intervention planning of children referred to psychoeducational settings; training in broad range of approaches to problems of adjustment in school-age children and their families, schools, and community settings.



EPSY 8841 - Practicum: Instruction and Supervision in School Psychology
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad ed psy major with school psy subprog or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Didactic training/supervised experience teaching. Knowledge/skills in strategies for effective classroom instruction/supervision in individual/small group instruction. Construct teaching portfolio.



EPSY 8842 - Internship: School Psychological Services
(1.0 - 10.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad ed psy major with school psy subprog, #; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Advanced field placement. Full-time supervised experience for one year or part-time for no more than two years.



EPSY 8849 - Assessment in Early Childhood
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[8811, 8812] or equivalent in related programs; A-F or Aud, spring, odd academic years)
Training psychologists/researchers in use of various assessment tools, including observational assessment strategies, for children birth-age 7. Intended primarily for graduate level practitioners-in-training interested in applied information on assessment/intervention services.



EPSY 8850 - Doctoral Seminar in School Psychology: Research, Training, Practice, Policy Issues, and Action Plans
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[[Grad student in school psychology, coursework in school psychology] or advanced PhD student from related department], #; A-F only, fall, spring, every year)
Critical issues in school psychology, led by students or visiting professionals. Outside reading/research. Scientific findings/implications for training, practice, policy, and research. Students create professional-development plan.



EPSY 8888 - Thesis Credit: Doctoral
(1.0 - 24.0 cr [max 100.0 cr]; Prereq-Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 24 cr required; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
(No description)



EPSY 8905 - History and Systems of Psychology: Landmark Issues in Educational Psychology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Ed psy PhD student; spring, every year)
Critical issues in learning and cognition, statistics and measurement, counseling, school psychology, social psychology of education, and special education.



EPSY 8993 - Directed Study: Educational Psychology
(1.0 - 10.0 cr [max 20.0 cr]; Prereq-#; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Arranged independently with individual faculty members.



EPSY 8994 - Research Problems: Educational Psychology
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 18.0 cr]; Prereq-#; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Research methodology, techniques, and literature. Students participate in formulating/executing research proposal.



 
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