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Educational Psychology Ph.D.

Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Contact Information
Department of Educational Psychology, 250 Educational Science Building, 56 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-6083; fax: 612-624-8241).
  • Program Type: Doctorate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 66 to 97
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The educational psychology program has four tracks: school psychology; special education; psychological foundations of education (learning and cognition/educational technology, social psychological and social developmental processes in educational psychology including human relations); and quantitative methods in education (including measurement, evaluation, statistics, and statistics education).
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Special Application Requirements:
Applicants must apply online submitting a department application, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of goals and interests. In addition, school psychology applicants must also submit a critical issue essay, answering the following questions: Identify a critical problem facing contemporary schools in America or another country. What do you think are the social, political, and/or economic factors that are contributing to this problem? What specific solutions might you propose to tackle the problem? Applications should be accompanied by official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. The GRE is required for all tracks. An interview is required for those who make the initial cut in school psychology. Applications to school psychology (deadline November 15); special education (deadline December 1); psychological foundations and quantitative methods in education (deadlines December 1 and March 1) are accepted for fall admission only. To be considered for fellowship nominations, applications must be submitted by the Nov. 15 (School Psych) or Dec. 1 deadlines. Applicants must submit the following test score(s): GRE General Test
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 550
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 6.5
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
42 to 73 credits are required in the major.
0 to 9 credits are required outside the major.
24 thesis credits are required.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
Students must complete credits in EPSY core courses (6 credits in statistics, 3 credits in measurement/evaluation, 6 credits in research methods, 9 credits from at least two areas: learning/cognition, social/personality, history/systems), 9 credits EPSY electives and 24 thesis credits. Further required credits are detailed within subplan requirements.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Psychological Foundations of Education
The psychological foundations of education track prepares students for research and teaching positions in colleges and universities. Students have also gone on to positions in professional settings such as schools, private industry, human service organizations, health science units, and government agencies. The goal of the psychological foundations track is to apply and generate knowledge of psychological processes and methodological procedures involved in learning and teaching. The track offers emphases in learning and cognition/educational technology or social psychological and social developmental (including human relations) processes in educational psychology. Students typically choose one of these areas in addition to achieving broad competence in all aspects of the curriculum.
Students take 72 credits distributed as follows: 24 credits EPSY core requirements, 9 credits EPSY electives, 18 credits in the area of emphasis in PsyF (12 PSYF credits can be used to satisfy EPSY core and elective requirements), 9 credits of coursework outside of ed psych, and 24 thesis credits.
Ed Psych Core Course Requirements
Psychological foundations students must take 3 credits in history/systems, 3 credits in learning/cognition, 3 credits in social/personality, 6 credits in research methods, 6 credits in statistics and 3 credits in measurement/evaluation. Courses taken to satisfy EPSY core requirements must be taken on an A-F grade basis.
History/Systems
PsyF students must take EPSY 8905.
EPSY 8905 - History and Systems of Psychology: Landmark Issues in Educational Psychology (3.0 cr)
Learning/Cognition
Students in the learning area of PsyF can satisfy this requirement with required learning emphasis courses from the list below. Students in the social area of PsyF must take one of the following courses: EPSY 5101, 5112, 5113, 5114, 5115, 5119 or 5191.
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· EPSY 5101 - Intelligence and Creativity (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5113 - Psychology of Instruction and Technology (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5114 - Psychology of Student Learning (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5119 - Mind, Brain, and Education (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5191 - Education of the Gifted and Talented (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8112 - Mathematical Cognition (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8116 - Reading for Meaning: Cognitive Processes in the Comprehension of Texts (3.0 cr)
Social/Personality
Students in the social area of PsyF can satisfy this requirement with required social emphasis courses from the list below. Students in the learning area of PsyF must take one of the following courses: EPSY 5151, 5157 or 8157.
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· EPSY 5151 - Cooperative Learning (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5157 - Social Psychology of Education (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8157 - Key Topics and Issues in Applying Social Psychology to Education (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5135 - Psychology of Individual Differences (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5202 - Attitudes and Social Behavior (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5204 - Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5205 - Applied Social Psychology (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5207 - Personality and Social Behavior (3.0 cr)
· PSY 8201 - Social Cognition (3.0 cr)
· PSY 8202 - Close Relationships (3.0 cr)
· PSY 8208 - Social Psychology: The Self (3.0 cr)
· CPSY 8302 - Developmental Psychology: Social and Emotional Processes (4.0 cr)
Research Methods
EPSY 5216 - Introduction to Research in Educational Psychology and Human Development (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8216 - Seminar: Research Processes in Psychological Foundations of Education (3.0 cr)
Statistics
6 credits required
EPSY 8251 - Statistical Methods in Education I (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8252 - Statistical Methods in Education II (3.0 cr)
Measurement/Evaluation
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· EPSY 5221 - Principles of Educational and Psychological Measurement (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5243 - Principles and Methods of Evaluation (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5862 - Psychological Measurement: Theory and Methods (3.0 cr)
EPSY Electives
9 credits of EPSY electives can be satisfied by additional courses in the area of emphasis.
External Courses
Psych foundations students must take a minimum of 9 credits of coursework outside of Educational psychology in consultation with advisor.
Courses in Area of Emphasis
Students must take additional courses in their area of emphasis in consultation with advisor. EPSY courses will satisfy 3 credits ed psych learning or social core requirement and 9 credits EPSY electives.
Learning/Cognition Emphasis
Required Learning and Cognition Courses
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· EPSY 5101 - Intelligence and Creativity (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5113 - Psychology of Instruction and Technology (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5114 - Psychology of Student Learning (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5119 - Mind, Brain, and Education (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5191 - Education of the Gifted and Talented (3.0 cr)
Specialization Courses in Learning and Cognition
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· EPSY 8112 - Mathematical Cognition (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8113 - The Psychology of Scientific Reasoning (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8114 - Seminar: Cognition and Learning (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8116 - Reading for Meaning: Cognitive Processes in the Comprehension of Texts (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8117 - Writing Empirical Paper and Research/Grant Proposals in Education and Psychology (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8290 - Special Topics: Seminar in Psychological Foundations (1.0-6.0 cr)
-OR-
Social Emphasis
Required Social Psychology or Social Development Courses
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· EPSY 5151 - Cooperative Learning (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5157 - Social Psychology of Education (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5135 - Psychology of Individual Differences (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5202 - Attitudes and Social Behavior (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5204 - Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5205 - Applied Social Psychology (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5207 - Personality and Social Behavior (3.0 cr)
Specialization Courses in Social Psychology or Social Development
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· EPSY 8117 - Writing Empirical Paper and Research/Grant Proposals in Education and Psychology (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8157 - Key Topics and Issues in Applying Social Psychology to Education (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8290 - Special Topics: Seminar in Psychological Foundations (1.0-6.0 cr)
· PSY 8201 - Social Cognition (3.0 cr)
· PSY 8202 - Close Relationships (3.0 cr)
· PSY 8208 - Social Psychology: The Self (3.0 cr)
· CPSY 8302 - Developmental Psychology: Social and Emotional Processes (4.0 cr)
Quantitative Methods in Education
The quantitative methods in education (QME) track prepares students for a wide variety of careers, including positions in college and university teaching and research, research and evaluation centers, test publishing firms, public school systems, state departments of assessment, and private industry. The goal of the QME track is to provide students with broad but rigorous methodological skills so that they may conduct research on methodologies, may help to train others in methodology, or will have the skills necessary to conduct research in related fields. The QME track offers emphases in measurement, evaluation, statistics, and statistics education. Students typically choose one of these areas in addition to achieving competence in all aspects of the curriculum.
Students take 72 credits distributed as follows: 27 credits EPSY core requirements, 9 credits EPSY electives, 18 credits QME core requirements, 12 additional credits in the area of emphasis in QME (18 QME credits can be used to satisfy EPSY core and elective requirements), and 24 thesis credits.
Ed Psych Core Course Requirements
Students must take 9 credits in at least two of these areas: learning/cognition, social/personality or history/systems; and 9 credits in research methods. (QME core courses will satisfy EPSY core requirements for 6 credits in statistics and 3 credits in measurement/evaluation; 9 credits in EPSY electives can be satisfied by additional courses in the area of emphasis.) Courses taken to satisfy EPSY core requirements must be taken on an A-F grade basis.
Learning/Cognition, Social/Personality, History/Systems
Take 9 or more credit(s) including 2 or more sub-requirements(s) from the following:
learning/cognition
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· EPSY 5101 - Intelligence and Creativity (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5113 - Psychology of Instruction and Technology (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5114 - Psychology of Student Learning (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5119 - Mind, Brain, and Education (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5191 - Education of the Gifted and Talented (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8112 - Mathematical Cognition (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8116 - Reading for Meaning: Cognitive Processes in the Comprehension of Texts (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8707 - Principles of Behavior Analysis and Learning (3.0 cr)
· CPSY 8301 - Developmental Psychology: Cognitive Processes (4.0 cr)
· PSY 5014 - Psychology of Human Learning and Memory (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5015 - Cognition, Computation, and Brain (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5054 - Psychology of Language (3.0 cr)
· PSY 8042 - Proseminar in Cognition, Brain, and Behavior (3.0 cr)
· social/personality
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· EPSY 5135 - Human Relations Workshop (4.0 cr)
· EPSY 5151 - Cooperative Learning (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5157 - Social Psychology of Education (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8132 - Personality Development and Socialization (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8157 - Key Topics and Issues in Applying Social Psychology to Education (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8819 - Emotion & Childhood Psychopathology (3.0 cr)
· CPSY 8302 - Developmental Psychology: Social and Emotional Processes (4.0 cr)
· CPSY 8606 - Advanced Developmental Psychopathology (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5101 - Personality: Current Theory and Research (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5135 - Psychology of Individual Differences (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5202 - Attitudes and Social Behavior (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5204 - Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5205 - Applied Social Psychology (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5207 - Personality and Social Behavior (3.0 cr)
· PSY 8201 - Social Cognition (3.0 cr)
· PSY 8202 - Close Relationships (3.0 cr)
· PSY 8208 - Social Psychology: The Self (3.0 cr)
· SOC 8721 - Theories of Social Psychology (3.0 cr)
· history/systems
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· EPSY 8905 - History and Systems of Psychology: Landmark Issues in Educational Psychology (3.0 cr)
Research Methods
QME students must take these 3 research methods courses.
EPSY 5244 - Survey Design, Sampling, and Implementation (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5247 - Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8215 - Advanced Research Methodologies in Education (3.0 cr)
Statistics
6 credits of statistics will be satisfied by QME core course requirements.
EPSY 8251 - Statistical Methods in Education I (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8252 - Statistical Methods in Education II (3.0 cr)
Measurement/Evaluation
3 credits of measurement or evaluation will be satisfied by QME core course requirements.
EPSY 5221 - Principles of Educational and Psychological Measurement (3.0 cr)
or EPSY 5243 - Principles and Methods of Evaluation (3.0 cr)
EPSY Electives
9 credits of EPSY electives can be satisfied by additional QME core courses and courses in the area of emphasis.
QME Core Course Requirements
Students must take these courses, including an 8xxx level measurement course selected in consultation with advisor (minimum 18 credits total).
EPSY 5221 - Principles of Educational and Psychological Measurement (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5243 - Principles and Methods of Evaluation (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8251 - Statistical Methods in Education I (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8252 - Statistical Methods in Education II (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8264 - Advanced Multiple Regression Analysis (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8xxx measurement course (minimum 3 credits)
Courses in Area of Emphasis
Students must take minimum 12 credits in their area of emphasis (in consultation with advisor). EPSY courses will satisfy 9 credits ed psych elective core requirement.
Evaluation Emphasis
For other possible courses, check with your adviser.
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· EPSY 5246 - Evaluation Colloquium: Psychological Foundations (1.0 cr)
· EPSY 8222 - Advanced Measurement: Theory and Application (4.0 cr)
· EPSY 8225 - Operational Measurement: Test Score Quality Assurance, Standard Setting, and Equating (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8226 - Item Response Models: Theory and Applications (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8265 - Factor Analysis (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8267 - Applied Multivariate Analysis (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8268 - Hierarchical Linear Modeling in Educational Research (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8282 - Statistical Analysis of Longitudinal Data (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5056 - Case Studies for Policy Research (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5061 - Ethnographic Research Methods (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5521 - Cost and Economic Analysis in Educational Evaluation (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5528 - Focus Group Interviewing Research Methods (1.0-3.0 cr)
· OLPD 8502 - Program Evaluation Theory and Models: Qualitative and Quantitative Alternatives (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Measurement Emphasis
For other possible courses, check with your adviser.
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· EPSY 5246 - Evaluation Colloquium: Psychological Foundations (1.0 cr)
· EPSY 5271 - Becoming a Teacher of Statistics (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8222 - Advanced Measurement: Theory and Application (4.0 cr)
· EPSY 8225 - Operational Measurement: Test Score Quality Assurance, Standard Setting, and Equating (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8226 - Item Response Models: Theory and Applications (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8265 - Factor Analysis (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8266 - Statistical Analysis Using Structural Equation Methods (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8267 - Applied Multivariate Analysis (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8268 - Hierarchical Linear Modeling in Educational Research (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8282 - Statistical Analysis of Longitudinal Data (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Statistics Emphasis
For other possible courses, check with your adviser.
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· EPSY 5246 - Evaluation Colloquium: Psychological Foundations (1.0 cr)
· EPSY 5271 - Becoming a Teacher of Statistics (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8222 - Advanced Measurement: Theory and Application (4.0 cr)
· EPSY 8225 - Operational Measurement: Test Score Quality Assurance, Standard Setting, and Equating (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8226 - Item Response Models: Theory and Applications (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8265 - Factor Analysis (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8266 - Statistical Analysis Using Structural Equation Methods (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8267 - Applied Multivariate Analysis (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8268 - Hierarchical Linear Modeling in Educational Research (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8271 - Statistics Education Research Seminar: Studies on Teaching and Learning Statistics (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8282 - Statistical Analysis of Longitudinal Data (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Statistics Education Emphasis
EPSY 5271 - Becoming a Teacher of Statistics (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8271 - Statistics Education Research Seminar: Studies on Teaching and Learning Statistics (3.0 cr)
MathEd (MTHE) course (minimum 3 credits)-consult with adviser
Additional course (minimum 3 credits)-consult with adviser
School Psychology
School psychology is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association, the Minnesota Board of Teaching, and the National Association of School Psychologists. Through coursework and practica/internships, students develop competencies in assessment, consultation, intervention and program development, research, and evaluation. Graduates are employed as psychologists in local schools, university clinics and hospitals, community mental health centers, and as trainers/researchers in universities. Since 1988, training has focused on the delivery of psychological services in schools and school communities to promote children's and adolescent's academic, social, and behavioral success. The school psychology track integrates didactic and experiential components of training and applied research. Students develop specific competencies through a broad range of applied experiences, including field placements, practica assignments, and a full-year internship.
Students take 97 credits distributed as follows: 24 credits EPSY core requirements, 9 credits EPSY electives, 49 credits School Psychology required courses (9 credits can be used to satisfy EPSY elective requirement), and 24 thesis credits.
Ed Psych Core Course Requirements
Students must take 9 credits in at least two of these areas: learning/cognition, social/personality or history/systems; 6 credits in research methods; 6 credits in statistics; 3 credits in measurement/evaluation and 9 credits EPSY electives. Courses taken to satisfy EPSY core requirements must be taken on an A-F grade basis.
Learning/Cognition, Social/Personality, History/Systems
Take 9 or more credit(s) including 2 or more sub-requirements(s) from the following:
learning/cognition
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· EPSY 5101 - Intelligence and Creativity (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5113 - Psychology of Instruction and Technology (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5114 - Psychology of Student Learning (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5119 - Mind, Brain, and Education (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5191 - Education of the Gifted and Talented (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8112 - Mathematical Cognition (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8116 - Reading for Meaning: Cognitive Processes in the Comprehension of Texts (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8707 - Principles of Behavior Analysis and Learning (3.0 cr)
· CPSY 8301 - Developmental Psychology: Cognitive Processes (4.0 cr)
· PSY 5014 - Psychology of Human Learning and Memory (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5015 - Cognition, Computation, and Brain (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5054 - Psychology of Language (3.0 cr)
· PSY 8042 - Proseminar in Cognition, Brain, and Behavior (3.0 cr)
· social/personality
School Psychology students must take EPSY 8819
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· EPSY 5135 - Human Relations Workshop (4.0 cr)
· EPSY 5151 - Cooperative Learning (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5157 - Social Psychology of Education (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8132 - Personality Development and Socialization (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8157 - Key Topics and Issues in Applying Social Psychology to Education (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8819 - Emotion & Childhood Psychopathology (3.0 cr)
· CPSY 8302 - Developmental Psychology: Social and Emotional Processes (4.0 cr)
· CPSY 8606 - Advanced Developmental Psychopathology (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5101 - Personality: Current Theory and Research (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5135 - Psychology of Individual Differences (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5202 - Attitudes and Social Behavior (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5204 - Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5205 - Applied Social Psychology (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5207 - Personality and Social Behavior (3.0 cr)
· PSY 8201 - Social Cognition (3.0 cr)
· PSY 8202 - Close Relationships (3.0 cr)
· PSY 8208 - Social Psychology: The Self (3.0 cr)
· SOC 8721 - Theories of Social Psychology (3.0 cr)
· history/systems
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· EPSY 8905 - History and Systems of Psychology: Landmark Issues in Educational Psychology (3.0 cr)
Statistics
EPSY 8251 - Statistical Methods in Education I (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8252 - Statistical Methods in Education II (3.0 cr)
Measurement/Evaluation
EPSY 5221 - Principles of Educational and Psychological Measurement (3.0 cr)
Research Methods
6 credits required
EPSY 8822 - Research in School Psychology (3.0 cr)
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· EPSY 5216 - Introduction to Research in Educational Psychology and Human Development (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8215 - Advanced Research Methodologies in Education (3.0 cr)
EPSY Electives
9 credits of EPSY electives can be satisfied by school psychology course requirements.
School Psychology Course Requirements
Students must take EPSY 8813 twice for a total of 4 credits, EPSY 8818 twice for a total of 4 credits and EPSY 8841 twice for a total of 6 credits. EPSY courses will satisfy 9 credits ed psych elective core requirement.
EPSY 5802 - History & Scientific Bases of Psychology (3.0 cr)
EPSY 5851 - Engaging Diverse Students and Families (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8811 - Assessment in School Psychology I: Foundations of Academic Assessment (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8812 - Assessment in School Psychology II: Intellectual and Social-Emotional Domains (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8813 - Introductory Practicum in School Psychology (2.0 cr)
EPSY 8815 - Behavioral and Social Emotional Prevention and Intervention (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8816 - Academic Prevention and Intervention (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8817 - Problem Analysis and Consultation in School Psychology (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8818 - Intermediate Practicum in School Psychology (2.0 cr)
EPSY 8821 - Issues in School Psychology (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8823 - Ethics and Professional Standards in School Psychology (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8831 - Comprehensive School Practicum in School Psychology (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8832 - Advanced Practicum in School Psychology (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8841 - Practicum: Instruction and Supervision in School Psychology (3.0 cr)
Internship
There are two options for internship registration: * Students completing an internship after defending their dissertation must register for EPSY 8843 both fall & spring semesters of the internship year (2 credits total). * Students completing an internship before dissertation defense must register for EPSY 8842 both fall & spring semesters of the internship year (1 credit each term).
EPSY 8843 - Internship - School Psychology (1.0 cr)
or EPSY 8842 - Internship: School Psychological Services (1.0-10.0 cr)
Special Education
The special education track offers specializations in deaf/hard-of-hearing, emotional behavior disorders, early childhood special education, learning disabilities, autism, and developmental disabilities. Early involvement in research projects and the development of original research programs in such areas as instructional strategies, social and cognitive development, behavioral and psychological management, child development, and technology are encouraged. Special projects and training programs supplement academic studies. The special education track focuses on the attainment of core competencies and related skills, since special education professionals share many common concerns and goals. A complementary emphasis is placed on problems unique to or extremely influential in the field, including social and cultural perceptions about disabilities; and federal, state, and local legislation regarding prevention and the care, treatment, education, training, and support of persons with disabilities.
Students take 66 credits distributed as follows: 24 credits EPSY core requirements, 9 credits EPSY electives, 18 credits special ed course requirements (9 credits can be used to satisfy EPSY elective requirement), and 24 thesis credits.
Ed Psych Core Course Requirements
Students must take 9 credits in at least two of these areas: learning/cognition, social/personality or history/systems; 6 credits in research methods; 6 credits in statistics; 3 credits in measurement/evaluation and 9 credits EPSY electives. Courses taken to satisfy EPSY core requirements must be taken on an A-F grade basis.
Learning/Cognition, Social/Personality, History/Systems
Take 9 or more credit(s) including 2 or more sub-requirements(s) from the following:
learning/cognition
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· EPSY 5101 - Intelligence and Creativity (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5113 - Psychology of Instruction and Technology (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5114 - Psychology of Student Learning (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5119 - Mind, Brain, and Education (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5191 - Education of the Gifted and Talented (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8112 - Mathematical Cognition (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8116 - Reading for Meaning: Cognitive Processes in the Comprehension of Texts (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8707 - Principles of Behavior Analysis and Learning (3.0 cr)
· CPSY 8301 - Developmental Psychology: Cognitive Processes (4.0 cr)
· PSY 5014 - Psychology of Human Learning and Memory (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5015 - Cognition, Computation, and Brain (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5054 - Psychology of Language (3.0 cr)
· PSY 8042 - Proseminar in Cognition, Brain, and Behavior (3.0 cr)
· social/personality
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· EPSY 5135 - Human Relations Workshop (4.0 cr)
· EPSY 5151 - Cooperative Learning (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5157 - Social Psychology of Education (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8132 - Personality Development and Socialization (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8157 - Key Topics and Issues in Applying Social Psychology to Education (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8819 - Emotion & Childhood Psychopathology (3.0 cr)
· CPSY 8302 - Developmental Psychology: Social and Emotional Processes (4.0 cr)
· CPSY 8606 - Advanced Developmental Psychopathology (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5101 - Personality: Current Theory and Research (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5135 - Psychology of Individual Differences (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5202 - Attitudes and Social Behavior (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5204 - Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5205 - Applied Social Psychology (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5207 - Personality and Social Behavior (3.0 cr)
· PSY 8201 - Social Cognition (3.0 cr)
· PSY 8202 - Close Relationships (3.0 cr)
· PSY 8208 - Social Psychology: The Self (3.0 cr)
· SOC 8721 - Theories of Social Psychology (3.0 cr)
· history/systems
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· EPSY 8905 - History and Systems of Psychology: Landmark Issues in Educational Psychology (3.0 cr)
Research Methods
EPSY 8694 - Research in Special Education (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8706 - Single Case Designs in Intervention Research (3.0 cr)
Statistics
EPSY 8251 - Statistical Methods in Education I (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8252 - Statistical Methods in Education II (3.0 cr)
Measurement/Evaluation
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· EPSY 5221 - Principles of Educational and Psychological Measurement (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5243 - Principles and Methods of Evaluation (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5244 - Survey Design, Sampling, and Implementation (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5247 - Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5614 - Assessment and Due Process in Special Education (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8222 - Advanced Measurement: Theory and Application (4.0 cr)
· EPSY 8225 - Operational Measurement: Test Score Quality Assurance, Standard Setting, and Equating (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8226 - Item Response Models: Theory and Applications (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8265 - Factor Analysis (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5862 - Psychological Measurement: Theory and Methods (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5865 - Advanced Psychological and Educational Measurement (4.0 cr)
EPSY Electives
9 credits of EPSY electives can be satisfied by special ed course requirements.
Special Ed Course Requirements
Students take 18 special ed credits in consultation with advisor. EPSY courses will satisfy 9 credits ed psych elective core requirement.
EPSY 8600 Special Topics: Special Education Issues - Grant Writing Seminar (3 credits)
EPSY 8701 - Doctoral Core Seminar: Special Education I (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8702 - Doctoral Core Seminar: Special Education II (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8xxx - Special Ed elective in consultation with adviser, 3 cr. (EPSY 8707 recommended, but not required)
EPSY 8xxx - Special Ed elective in consultation with adviser, 3 cr. (EPSY 8708 recommended, but not required)
EPSY 8xxx - Special Ed elective in consultation with adviser, 3 cr.
 
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EPSY 8905 - History and Systems of Psychology: Landmark Issues in Educational Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Critical issues in learning and cognition, statistics and measurement, counseling, school psychology, social psychology of education, and special education. prereq: Ed psy PhD student
EPSY 5101 - Intelligence and Creativity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01874
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Contemporary theories of intelligence and intellectual development and contemporary theories of creativity and their implications for educational practices and psychological research.
EPSY 5113 - Psychology of Instruction and Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
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
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01814 - EPsy 3301/EPsy 5114
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course is designed for students to engage in advanced study in the psychology of student learning, cognition, and development as it applies to educational psychology. Topics include: principles of learning, cognitive development, behaviorism, motivation, intelligence, reasoning, instruction, and assessment.
EPSY 5119 - Mind, Brain, and Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
How educationally relevant skills/concepts develop in both typical/atypical children. prereq: 3301 or equiv
EPSY 5191 - Education of the Gifted and Talented
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Theories of giftedness, talent development, instructional strategies, diversity and technological issues, implications for educational practices and psychological inquiry, and international considerations.
EPSY 8112 - Mathematical Cognition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Cognitive science research. Papers investigating how adults/children understand fundamental mathematical concepts. Papers drawn from psychology, neuroscience, education literatures. prereq: 5114 or equiv
EPSY 8116 - Reading for Meaning: Cognitive Processes in the Comprehension of Texts
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Cognitive processes that take place during reading comprehension/implications of these processes for instruction/assessment.
EPSY 5151 - Cooperative Learning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
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
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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 8157 - Key Topics and Issues in Applying Social Psychology to Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course, designed for advanced graduate students, covers a number of classic and contemporary topics in social psychological theory, research, and methods, examining core theories and how they have persisted or changed over time and how those theories and approaches have been applied to research in and issues of education broadly conceived.
PSY 5135 - Psychology of Individual Differences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Psy 3135/5135
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Differential methods in study of human behavior. Psychological traits. Influence of age, sex, heredity, and environment in individual/group differences in ability, personality, interests, and social attitudes. prereq: [3001W or equiv] or [5862 or equiv] or instr consent
PSY 5202 - Attitudes and Social Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Theory/research on social psychology of beliefs/attitudes. Persuasion principles. prereq: 3201 or instr consent
PSY 5204 - Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduction to interpersonal relationship theory/research findings. prereq: Honors or grad student or instr consent
PSY 5205 - Applied Social Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Applications of social psychology research/theory to domains such as physical/mental health, education, the media, desegregation, the legal system, energy conservation, public policy. prereq: 3201 or grad student or instr consent
PSY 5207 - Personality and Social Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02458
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Conceptual/methodological strategies for scientific study of individuals and their social worlds. Applications of theory/research to issues of self, identity, and social interaction. prereq: 3101 or 3201 or honors or grad student or instr consent
PSY 8201 - Social Cognition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Social psychological theory/research on social inference and reasoning processes. Psychology of prejudice/stereotyping. prereq: Psych PhD candidate
PSY 8202 - Close Relationships
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Classic/contemporary theory/research on close relationships. Emphasizes romantic relationships. prereq: 5204 or instr consent
PSY 8208 - Social Psychology: The Self
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Social psychological theory and research concerning the self and social behavior. prereq: Psych background especially in personality and soc psych
CPSY 8302 - Developmental Psychology: Social and Emotional Processes
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Normative issues and individual differences in social development from infancy through adolescence. Emphasizes developmental psychopathology, life span considerations. prereq: Doctoral student, instr consent
EPSY 5216 - Introduction to Research in Educational Psychology and Human Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Designing/conducting a research study. Reviewing literature, formulating research problem, using different approaches to gather data, managing/analyzing data, reporting results. prereq: 5261 or intro statistics course
EPSY 8216 - Seminar: Research Processes in Psychological Foundations of Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Advanced examination of research processes in educational psychology. Invited faculty discuss specific research designs. Students refine/implement research projects and present them in class. prereq: [5216, admitted to doctoral program in psych foundations] or instr consent
EPSY 8251 - Statistical Methods in Education I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02313
Prerequisites: [EPSY 5261 or equiv] or undergrad statistics course
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Statistical Methods in Education I is the first course in an entry-level, doctoral sequence for students in education. This course covers estimation and hypothesis testing with a particular focus on ANOVA and an introduction to multiple linear regression. Prepares students for EPSY 8252/8262. prereq: [EPSY 5261 or equiv] or undergrad statistics course
EPSY 8252 - Statistical Methods in Education II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02314
Prerequisites: [8251, 8261 or equiv]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Statistical Methods in Education II is the second course in an entry-level, doctoral sequence for students in education. This course focuses on multiple linear regression and provides an introduction to linear mixed models. prereq: [8251, 8261 or equiv]
EPSY 5221 - Principles of Educational and Psychological Measurement
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
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
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EdPA 5501/EPsy 5243
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introductory course in program evaluation; planning an evaluation study, collecting and analyzing information, reporting results; overview of the field of program evaluation.
PSY 5862 - Psychological Measurement: Theory and Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Types of measurements (tests, scales, inventories) and their construction. Theory/measurement of reliability/validity. prereq: 3801H or MATH 1271 or grad student
EPSY 5101 - Intelligence and Creativity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01874
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Contemporary theories of intelligence and intellectual development and contemporary theories of creativity and their implications for educational practices and psychological research.
EPSY 5113 - Psychology of Instruction and Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
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
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01814 - EPsy 3301/EPsy 5114
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course is designed for students to engage in advanced study in the psychology of student learning, cognition, and development as it applies to educational psychology. Topics include: principles of learning, cognitive development, behaviorism, motivation, intelligence, reasoning, instruction, and assessment.
EPSY 5119 - Mind, Brain, and Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
How educationally relevant skills/concepts develop in both typical/atypical children. prereq: 3301 or equiv
EPSY 5191 - Education of the Gifted and Talented
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Theories of giftedness, talent development, instructional strategies, diversity and technological issues, implications for educational practices and psychological inquiry, and international considerations.
EPSY 8112 - Mathematical Cognition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Cognitive science research. Papers investigating how adults/children understand fundamental mathematical concepts. Papers drawn from psychology, neuroscience, education literatures. prereq: 5114 or equiv
EPSY 8113 - The Psychology of Scientific Reasoning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
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. prereq: 5114 or equivalent
EPSY 8114 - Seminar: Cognition and Learning
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced study in critical analysis and application of contemporary psychological theory and research in cognition and learning for education.
EPSY 8116 - Reading for Meaning: Cognitive Processes in the Comprehension of Texts
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
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
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
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'. prereq: instr consent
EPSY 8290 - Special Topics: Seminar in Psychological Foundations
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 15.0]
Prerequisites: #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Students formulate research designs. Learning and cognition, social psychology, measurement, and statistics. prereq: instr consent
EPSY 5151 - Cooperative Learning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
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
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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.
PSY 5135 - Psychology of Individual Differences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Psy 3135/5135
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Differential methods in study of human behavior. Psychological traits. Influence of age, sex, heredity, and environment in individual/group differences in ability, personality, interests, and social attitudes. prereq: [3001W or equiv] or [5862 or equiv] or instr consent
PSY 5202 - Attitudes and Social Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Theory/research on social psychology of beliefs/attitudes. Persuasion principles. prereq: 3201 or instr consent
PSY 5204 - Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduction to interpersonal relationship theory/research findings. prereq: Honors or grad student or instr consent
PSY 5205 - Applied Social Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Applications of social psychology research/theory to domains such as physical/mental health, education, the media, desegregation, the legal system, energy conservation, public policy. prereq: 3201 or grad student or instr consent
PSY 5207 - Personality and Social Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02458
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Conceptual/methodological strategies for scientific study of individuals and their social worlds. Applications of theory/research to issues of self, identity, and social interaction. prereq: 3101 or 3201 or honors or grad student or instr consent
EPSY 8117 - Writing Empirical Paper and Research/Grant Proposals in Education and Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
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'. prereq: instr consent
EPSY 8157 - Key Topics and Issues in Applying Social Psychology to Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course, designed for advanced graduate students, covers a number of classic and contemporary topics in social psychological theory, research, and methods, examining core theories and how they have persisted or changed over time and how those theories and approaches have been applied to research in and issues of education broadly conceived.
EPSY 8290 - Special Topics: Seminar in Psychological Foundations
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 15.0]
Prerequisites: #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Students formulate research designs. Learning and cognition, social psychology, measurement, and statistics. prereq: instr consent
PSY 8201 - Social Cognition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Social psychological theory/research on social inference and reasoning processes. Psychology of prejudice/stereotyping. prereq: Psych PhD candidate
PSY 8202 - Close Relationships
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Classic/contemporary theory/research on close relationships. Emphasizes romantic relationships. prereq: 5204 or instr consent
PSY 8208 - Social Psychology: The Self
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Social psychological theory and research concerning the self and social behavior. prereq: Psych background especially in personality and soc psych
CPSY 8302 - Developmental Psychology: Social and Emotional Processes
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Normative issues and individual differences in social development from infancy through adolescence. Emphasizes developmental psychopathology, life span considerations. prereq: Doctoral student, instr consent
EPSY 5101 - Intelligence and Creativity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01874
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Contemporary theories of intelligence and intellectual development and contemporary theories of creativity and their implications for educational practices and psychological research.
EPSY 5113 - Psychology of Instruction and Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
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
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01814 - EPsy 3301/EPsy 5114
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course is designed for students to engage in advanced study in the psychology of student learning, cognition, and development as it applies to educational psychology. Topics include: principles of learning, cognitive development, behaviorism, motivation, intelligence, reasoning, instruction, and assessment.
EPSY 5119 - Mind, Brain, and Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
How educationally relevant skills/concepts develop in both typical/atypical children. prereq: 3301 or equiv
EPSY 5191 - Education of the Gifted and Talented
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Theories of giftedness, talent development, instructional strategies, diversity and technological issues, implications for educational practices and psychological inquiry, and international considerations.
EPSY 8112 - Mathematical Cognition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Cognitive science research. Papers investigating how adults/children understand fundamental mathematical concepts. Papers drawn from psychology, neuroscience, education literatures. prereq: 5114 or equiv
EPSY 8116 - Reading for Meaning: Cognitive Processes in the Comprehension of Texts
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Cognitive processes that take place during reading comprehension/implications of these processes for instruction/assessment.
EPSY 8707 - Principles of Behavior Analysis and Learning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historical development of behavioral science. Thinking about learning/behavior, applying principles to common human experiences. Scholarly leadership skills. prereq: [Grad student, foundational course in [learning or psychology]] or instr consent
CPSY 8301 - Developmental Psychology: Cognitive Processes
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Perceptual, motor, cognitive, and language development, and biological bases of each. Conceptual framework of research issues. prereq: Doctoral student, instr consent
PSY 5014 - Psychology of Human Learning and Memory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Human memory encoding/retrieval. How we adaptively use memory. Brain systems that support memory. Episodic/semantic memory. Working/short-term memory. Procedural memory. Repetition priming. Prospective remembering. Autobiographical memory. prereq: 3011 or 3051 or honors or grad student
PSY 5015 - Cognition, Computation, and Brain
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Human cognitive abilities (perception, memory, attention) from different perspectives (e.g., cognitive psychological approach, cognitive neuroscience approach). prereq: [Honors or grad] or [[jr or sr], [3011 or 3031 or 3051 or 3061]] or instr consent
PSY 5054 - Psychology of Language
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theories/experimental evidence in past/present conceptions of psychology of language. prereq: Grad or [[jr or sr], [3011 or 3031 or 3051 or 3061]] or instr consent
PSY 8042 - Proseminar in Cognition, Brain, and Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Advanced topics in cognition, brain, and behavior. Lecture, discussion, and student-led presentations of research papers on core topics of attention, memory, emotion, categorization, thinking, and language, and intersections between these areas. prereq: Psy grad student or instr consent
EPSY 5135 - Human Relations Workshop
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
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
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
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
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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 8132 - Personality Development and Socialization
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Major research and theoretical work. Developmental and educational influences on personality. prereq: Personality or child psych course
EPSY 8157 - Key Topics and Issues in Applying Social Psychology to Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course, designed for advanced graduate students, covers a number of classic and contemporary topics in social psychological theory, research, and methods, examining core theories and how they have persisted or changed over time and how those theories and approaches have been applied to research in and issues of education broadly conceived.
EPSY 8819 - Emotion & Childhood Psychopathology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This seminar is designed to provide an overview of historical and current perspectives on emotion and childhood psychopathology, including current diagnostic and classification systems, with emphasis on specific disorders. The course will focus on disorders that are typically observed by psychologists working in schools and other applied settings.
CPSY 8302 - Developmental Psychology: Social and Emotional Processes
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Normative issues and individual differences in social development from infancy through adolescence. Emphasizes developmental psychopathology, life span considerations. prereq: Doctoral student, instr consent
CPSY 8606 - Advanced Developmental Psychopathology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Alternative formulation of childhood disorders, emphasizing competency training rather than medical nosology. prereq: Doctoral student or instr consent
PSY 5101 - Personality: Current Theory and Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Current theory and research on personality functioning and personality structure. Descriptive, biological, evolutionary, cognitive, developmental, cultural, and narrative perspectives on personality. prereq: Psy 3001W and either Psy 3101 or Psy 3135 OR Psychology PhD student
PSY 5135 - Psychology of Individual Differences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Psy 3135/5135
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Differential methods in study of human behavior. Psychological traits. Influence of age, sex, heredity, and environment in individual/group differences in ability, personality, interests, and social attitudes. prereq: [3001W or equiv] or [5862 or equiv] or instr consent
PSY 5202 - Attitudes and Social Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Theory/research on social psychology of beliefs/attitudes. Persuasion principles. prereq: 3201 or instr consent
PSY 5204 - Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduction to interpersonal relationship theory/research findings. prereq: Honors or grad student or instr consent
PSY 5205 - Applied Social Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Applications of social psychology research/theory to domains such as physical/mental health, education, the media, desegregation, the legal system, energy conservation, public policy. prereq: 3201 or grad student or instr consent
PSY 5207 - Personality and Social Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02458
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Conceptual/methodological strategies for scientific study of individuals and their social worlds. Applications of theory/research to issues of self, identity, and social interaction. prereq: 3101 or 3201 or honors or grad student or instr consent
PSY 8201 - Social Cognition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Social psychological theory/research on social inference and reasoning processes. Psychology of prejudice/stereotyping. prereq: Psych PhD candidate
PSY 8202 - Close Relationships
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Classic/contemporary theory/research on close relationships. Emphasizes romantic relationships. prereq: 5204 or instr consent
PSY 8208 - Social Psychology: The Self
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Social psychological theory and research concerning the self and social behavior. prereq: Psych background especially in personality and soc psych
SOC 8721 - Theories of Social Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Prominent contemporary theories of sociological social psychology, including structural (social structure and personality) perspectives, social relationships and small group processes (exchange, equity, expectation states theories), and symbolic interactionism. Classical writings, theoretical statements, and empirical studies.
EPSY 8905 - History and Systems of Psychology: Landmark Issues in Educational Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Critical issues in learning and cognition, statistics and measurement, counseling, school psychology, social psychology of education, and special education. prereq: Ed psy PhD student
EPSY 5244 - Survey Design, Sampling, and Implementation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: [5221 or 5231 or 5261 or equiv], [CEHD grad student or MEd student]
EPSY 5247 - Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: Grad student
EPSY 8215 - Advanced Research Methodologies in Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
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 8251 - Statistical Methods in Education I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02313
Prerequisites: [EPSY 5261 or equiv] or undergrad statistics course
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Statistical Methods in Education I is the first course in an entry-level, doctoral sequence for students in education. This course covers estimation and hypothesis testing with a particular focus on ANOVA and an introduction to multiple linear regression. Prepares students for EPSY 8252/8262. prereq: [EPSY 5261 or equiv] or undergrad statistics course
EPSY 8252 - Statistical Methods in Education II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02314
Prerequisites: [8251, 8261 or equiv]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Statistical Methods in Education II is the second course in an entry-level, doctoral sequence for students in education. This course focuses on multiple linear regression and provides an introduction to linear mixed models. prereq: [8251, 8261 or equiv]
EPSY 5221 - Principles of Educational and Psychological Measurement
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
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
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EdPA 5501/EPsy 5243
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introductory course in program evaluation; planning an evaluation study, collecting and analyzing information, reporting results; overview of the field of program evaluation.
EPSY 5221 - Principles of Educational and Psychological Measurement
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
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
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EdPA 5501/EPsy 5243
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introductory course in program evaluation; planning an evaluation study, collecting and analyzing information, reporting results; overview of the field of program evaluation.
EPSY 8251 - Statistical Methods in Education I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02313
Prerequisites: [EPSY 5261 or equiv] or undergrad statistics course
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Statistical Methods in Education I is the first course in an entry-level, doctoral sequence for students in education. This course covers estimation and hypothesis testing with a particular focus on ANOVA and an introduction to multiple linear regression. Prepares students for EPSY 8252/8262. prereq: [EPSY 5261 or equiv] or undergrad statistics course
EPSY 8252 - Statistical Methods in Education II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02314
Prerequisites: [8251, 8261 or equiv]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Statistical Methods in Education II is the second course in an entry-level, doctoral sequence for students in education. This course focuses on multiple linear regression and provides an introduction to linear mixed models. prereq: [8251, 8261 or equiv]
EPSY 8264 - Advanced Multiple Regression Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: [8252 or equiv], regression/ANOVA course, familiarity with statistical analysis package
EPSY 5246 - Evaluation Colloquium: Psychological Foundations
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01052 - EdPA 5524/EPsy 5246
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Informal seminar of faculty and advanced students interested in the issues and problems of program evaluation. prereq: 5243 or EdPA 5501
EPSY 8222 - Advanced Measurement: Theory and Application
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: EPsy 8222/Psy 5865
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Generalizability theory, item response theory, factor models for test items, binomial model. Application to problems of designing, linking assessments. Includes computer lab. prereq: [5221 or PSY 5862 or equiv], [8252 or equiv]
EPSY 8225 - Operational Measurement: Test Score Quality Assurance, Standard Setting, and Equating
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Principles/practices of test score quality assurance, standard setting/equating. Operational testing programs. Focus on achievement tests. prereq: 5221, [8252 or eqiv]
EPSY 8226 - Item Response Models: Theory and Applications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
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. prereq: [5221 or Psy 5862 or equiv], [8252 or equiv]
EPSY 8265 - Factor Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: [8252 or equiv or #]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Factor analytic techniques/applications. Component, common factor, confirmatory analysis. Factor extraction, estimating number of dimensions. Rotation, factor scores, hierarchical factor analysis. prereq: [8252 or equiv or instr consent]
EPSY 8267 - Applied Multivariate Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
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. prereq: [8252 or equiv], familiarity with matrix algebra, knowledge of a computerized statistics package
EPSY 8268 - Hierarchical Linear Modeling in Educational Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: [8252 or equiv]
EPSY 8282 - Statistical Analysis of Longitudinal Data
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: [8252 or equiv]
OLPD 5056 - Case Studies for Policy Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Qualitative case study research methods and their applications to educational policy and practice. Emphasis on designing studies that employ open-ended interviewing as primary data collection technique.
OLPD 5061 - Ethnographic Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practice in aspects of field methodology below the level of full field study; detailed reading; analysis of studies in anthropology and education for methodological content.
OLPD 5521 - Cost and Economic Analysis in Educational Evaluation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Use and application of cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit, cost-utility, and cost-feasibility in evaluation of educational problems and programs.
OLPD 5528 - Focus Group Interviewing Research Methods
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Students get an overview of the critical features of designing and conducting focus group interviews. Students practice moderating skills and then develop questions for a focus group project.
OLPD 8502 - Program Evaluation Theory and Models: Qualitative and Quantitative Alternatives
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Concepts, approaches, models, and theoretical frameworks for program evaluation that have developed since the 1960s. prereq: 5501 or EDPA 5501 or EPSY 5243
EPSY 5246 - Evaluation Colloquium: Psychological Foundations
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01052 - EdPA 5524/EPsy 5246
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Informal seminar of faculty and advanced students interested in the issues and problems of program evaluation. prereq: 5243 or EdPA 5501
EPSY 5271 - Becoming a Teacher of Statistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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. prereq: 5261 or equiv
EPSY 8222 - Advanced Measurement: Theory and Application
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: EPsy 8222/Psy 5865
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Generalizability theory, item response theory, factor models for test items, binomial model. Application to problems of designing, linking assessments. Includes computer lab. prereq: [5221 or PSY 5862 or equiv], [8252 or equiv]
EPSY 8225 - Operational Measurement: Test Score Quality Assurance, Standard Setting, and Equating
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Principles/practices of test score quality assurance, standard setting/equating. Operational testing programs. Focus on achievement tests. prereq: 5221, [8252 or eqiv]
EPSY 8226 - Item Response Models: Theory and Applications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
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. prereq: [5221 or Psy 5862 or equiv], [8252 or equiv]
EPSY 8265 - Factor Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: [8252 or equiv or #]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Factor analytic techniques/applications. Component, common factor, confirmatory analysis. Factor extraction, estimating number of dimensions. Rotation, factor scores, hierarchical factor analysis. prereq: [8252 or equiv or instr consent]
EPSY 8266 - Statistical Analysis Using Structural Equation Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 8265, [8252 or equiv]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
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. prereq: 8265, [8252 or equiv]
EPSY 8267 - Applied Multivariate Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
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. prereq: [8252 or equiv], familiarity with matrix algebra, knowledge of a computerized statistics package
EPSY 8268 - Hierarchical Linear Modeling in Educational Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: [8252 or equiv]
EPSY 8282 - Statistical Analysis of Longitudinal Data
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: [8252 or equiv]
EPSY 5246 - Evaluation Colloquium: Psychological Foundations
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01052 - EdPA 5524/EPsy 5246
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Informal seminar of faculty and advanced students interested in the issues and problems of program evaluation. prereq: 5243 or EdPA 5501
EPSY 5271 - Becoming a Teacher of Statistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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. prereq: 5261 or equiv
EPSY 8222 - Advanced Measurement: Theory and Application
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: EPsy 8222/Psy 5865
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Generalizability theory, item response theory, factor models for test items, binomial model. Application to problems of designing, linking assessments. Includes computer lab. prereq: [5221 or PSY 5862 or equiv], [8252 or equiv]
EPSY 8225 - Operational Measurement: Test Score Quality Assurance, Standard Setting, and Equating
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Principles/practices of test score quality assurance, standard setting/equating. Operational testing programs. Focus on achievement tests. prereq: 5221, [8252 or eqiv]
EPSY 8226 - Item Response Models: Theory and Applications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
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. prereq: [5221 or Psy 5862 or equiv], [8252 or equiv]
EPSY 8265 - Factor Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: [8252 or equiv or #]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Factor analytic techniques/applications. Component, common factor, confirmatory analysis. Factor extraction, estimating number of dimensions. Rotation, factor scores, hierarchical factor analysis. prereq: [8252 or equiv or instr consent]
EPSY 8266 - Statistical Analysis Using Structural Equation Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 8265, [8252 or equiv]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
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. prereq: 8265, [8252 or equiv]
EPSY 8267 - Applied Multivariate Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
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. prereq: [8252 or equiv], familiarity with matrix algebra, knowledge of a computerized statistics package
EPSY 8268 - Hierarchical Linear Modeling in Educational Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: [8252 or equiv]
EPSY 8271 - Statistics Education Research Seminar: Studies on Teaching and Learning Statistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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 8282 - Statistical Analysis of Longitudinal Data
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: [8252 or equiv]
EPSY 5271 - Becoming a Teacher of Statistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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. prereq: 5261 or equiv
EPSY 8271 - Statistics Education Research Seminar: Studies on Teaching and Learning Statistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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 5101 - Intelligence and Creativity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01874
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Contemporary theories of intelligence and intellectual development and contemporary theories of creativity and their implications for educational practices and psychological research.
EPSY 5113 - Psychology of Instruction and Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
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
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01814 - EPsy 3301/EPsy 5114
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course is designed for students to engage in advanced study in the psychology of student learning, cognition, and development as it applies to educational psychology. Topics include: principles of learning, cognitive development, behaviorism, motivation, intelligence, reasoning, instruction, and assessment.
EPSY 5119 - Mind, Brain, and Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
How educationally relevant skills/concepts develop in both typical/atypical children. prereq: 3301 or equiv
EPSY 5191 - Education of the Gifted and Talented
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Theories of giftedness, talent development, instructional strategies, diversity and technological issues, implications for educational practices and psychological inquiry, and international considerations.
EPSY 8112 - Mathematical Cognition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Cognitive science research. Papers investigating how adults/children understand fundamental mathematical concepts. Papers drawn from psychology, neuroscience, education literatures. prereq: 5114 or equiv
EPSY 8116 - Reading for Meaning: Cognitive Processes in the Comprehension of Texts
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Cognitive processes that take place during reading comprehension/implications of these processes for instruction/assessment.
EPSY 8707 - Principles of Behavior Analysis and Learning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historical development of behavioral science. Thinking about learning/behavior, applying principles to common human experiences. Scholarly leadership skills. prereq: [Grad student, foundational course in [learning or psychology]] or instr consent
CPSY 8301 - Developmental Psychology: Cognitive Processes
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Perceptual, motor, cognitive, and language development, and biological bases of each. Conceptual framework of research issues. prereq: Doctoral student, instr consent
PSY 5014 - Psychology of Human Learning and Memory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Human memory encoding/retrieval. How we adaptively use memory. Brain systems that support memory. Episodic/semantic memory. Working/short-term memory. Procedural memory. Repetition priming. Prospective remembering. Autobiographical memory. prereq: 3011 or 3051 or honors or grad student
PSY 5015 - Cognition, Computation, and Brain
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Human cognitive abilities (perception, memory, attention) from different perspectives (e.g., cognitive psychological approach, cognitive neuroscience approach). prereq: [Honors or grad] or [[jr or sr], [3011 or 3031 or 3051 or 3061]] or instr consent
PSY 5054 - Psychology of Language
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theories/experimental evidence in past/present conceptions of psychology of language. prereq: Grad or [[jr or sr], [3011 or 3031 or 3051 or 3061]] or instr consent
PSY 8042 - Proseminar in Cognition, Brain, and Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Advanced topics in cognition, brain, and behavior. Lecture, discussion, and student-led presentations of research papers on core topics of attention, memory, emotion, categorization, thinking, and language, and intersections between these areas. prereq: Psy grad student or instr consent
EPSY 5135 - Human Relations Workshop
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
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
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
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
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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 8132 - Personality Development and Socialization
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Major research and theoretical work. Developmental and educational influences on personality. prereq: Personality or child psych course
EPSY 8157 - Key Topics and Issues in Applying Social Psychology to Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course, designed for advanced graduate students, covers a number of classic and contemporary topics in social psychological theory, research, and methods, examining core theories and how they have persisted or changed over time and how those theories and approaches have been applied to research in and issues of education broadly conceived.
EPSY 8819 - Emotion & Childhood Psychopathology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This seminar is designed to provide an overview of historical and current perspectives on emotion and childhood psychopathology, including current diagnostic and classification systems, with emphasis on specific disorders. The course will focus on disorders that are typically observed by psychologists working in schools and other applied settings.
CPSY 8302 - Developmental Psychology: Social and Emotional Processes
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Normative issues and individual differences in social development from infancy through adolescence. Emphasizes developmental psychopathology, life span considerations. prereq: Doctoral student, instr consent
CPSY 8606 - Advanced Developmental Psychopathology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Alternative formulation of childhood disorders, emphasizing competency training rather than medical nosology. prereq: Doctoral student or instr consent
PSY 5101 - Personality: Current Theory and Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Current theory and research on personality functioning and personality structure. Descriptive, biological, evolutionary, cognitive, developmental, cultural, and narrative perspectives on personality. prereq: Psy 3001W and either Psy 3101 or Psy 3135 OR Psychology PhD student
PSY 5135 - Psychology of Individual Differences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Psy 3135/5135
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Differential methods in study of human behavior. Psychological traits. Influence of age, sex, heredity, and environment in individual/group differences in ability, personality, interests, and social attitudes. prereq: [3001W or equiv] or [5862 or equiv] or instr consent
PSY 5202 - Attitudes and Social Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Theory/research on social psychology of beliefs/attitudes. Persuasion principles. prereq: 3201 or instr consent
PSY 5204 - Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduction to interpersonal relationship theory/research findings. prereq: Honors or grad student or instr consent
PSY 5205 - Applied Social Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Applications of social psychology research/theory to domains such as physical/mental health, education, the media, desegregation, the legal system, energy conservation, public policy. prereq: 3201 or grad student or instr consent
PSY 5207 - Personality and Social Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02458
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Conceptual/methodological strategies for scientific study of individuals and their social worlds. Applications of theory/research to issues of self, identity, and social interaction. prereq: 3101 or 3201 or honors or grad student or instr consent
PSY 8201 - Social Cognition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Social psychological theory/research on social inference and reasoning processes. Psychology of prejudice/stereotyping. prereq: Psych PhD candidate
PSY 8202 - Close Relationships
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Classic/contemporary theory/research on close relationships. Emphasizes romantic relationships. prereq: 5204 or instr consent
PSY 8208 - Social Psychology: The Self
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Social psychological theory and research concerning the self and social behavior. prereq: Psych background especially in personality and soc psych
SOC 8721 - Theories of Social Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Prominent contemporary theories of sociological social psychology, including structural (social structure and personality) perspectives, social relationships and small group processes (exchange, equity, expectation states theories), and symbolic interactionism. Classical writings, theoretical statements, and empirical studies.
EPSY 8905 - History and Systems of Psychology: Landmark Issues in Educational Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Critical issues in learning and cognition, statistics and measurement, counseling, school psychology, social psychology of education, and special education. prereq: Ed psy PhD student
EPSY 8251 - Statistical Methods in Education I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02313
Prerequisites: [EPSY 5261 or equiv] or undergrad statistics course
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Statistical Methods in Education I is the first course in an entry-level, doctoral sequence for students in education. This course covers estimation and hypothesis testing with a particular focus on ANOVA and an introduction to multiple linear regression. Prepares students for EPSY 8252/8262. prereq: [EPSY 5261 or equiv] or undergrad statistics course
EPSY 8252 - Statistical Methods in Education II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02314
Prerequisites: [8251, 8261 or equiv]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Statistical Methods in Education II is the second course in an entry-level, doctoral sequence for students in education. This course focuses on multiple linear regression and provides an introduction to linear mixed models. prereq: [8251, 8261 or equiv]
EPSY 5221 - Principles of Educational and Psychological Measurement
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
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 8822 - Research in School Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Integrative, developmental series of discussions/activities about research in school psychology. Instruction/discussion regarding consumption, synthesis, conduct, dissemination of school psychology research.
EPSY 5216 - Introduction to Research in Educational Psychology and Human Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Designing/conducting a research study. Reviewing literature, formulating research problem, using different approaches to gather data, managing/analyzing data, reporting results. prereq: 5261 or intro statistics course
EPSY 8215 - Advanced Research Methodologies in Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
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 5802 - History & Scientific Bases of Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
The course is designed to provide discipline-specific knowledge comprising the core of psychology. Accordingly, students will attain substantial knowledge in (1) history and systems of psychology, (2) affective, (3) biological, (4) cognitive, (5) developmental, and (6) social aspects of behavior.
EPSY 5851 - Engaging Diverse Students and Families
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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. prereq: Honors senior or grad student
EPSY 8811 - Assessment in School Psychology I: Foundations of Academic Assessment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: Grad ed psy major with school psy subprog or instr consent
EPSY 8812 - Assessment in School Psychology II: Intellectual and Social-Emotional Domains
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Builds on EPsy 8811. Emphasizes gathering data on a child's intellectual and social-emotional functioning and educational progress. prereq: Grad ed psy major with school psy subprog or instr consent
EPSY 8813 - Introductory Practicum in School Psychology
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Students complete a variety of learning activities intended to foster familiarity with the school environment and role of the school psychologist including school observations, and formal and informal assessment techniques. All measures complement other facets of assessment presented in EPSY 8811 and 8812.
EPSY 8815 - Behavioral and Social Emotional Prevention and Intervention
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Theories and research-based practices underlying prevention and intervention practices to support studentsí behavioral, social, and emotional development. Applied projects and assignments in practicum placements. prereq: 8821, 8811, 8812
EPSY 8816 - Academic Prevention and Intervention
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theories and research-based approaches to prevention, instruction, and intervention practices to support studentsí cognitive and academic development in core curricular domains. Applied projects and assignments in practicum placements.
EPSY 8817 - Problem Analysis and Consultation in School Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Practical application of problem analysis and consultation models with school staff, parents, and students. Theories, approaches, and barriers to research-based indirect services in school psychology. Applied projects and assignments in practicum placements.
EPSY 8818 - Intermediate Practicum in School Psychology
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Students complete a variety of learning activities intended to foster familiarity with the role of the school psychologist including formal and informal assessment techniques, academic and social-emotional interventions, and consultation. All interventions and consultation activities are linked to didactic portions of EPSY 8815, 8816, 8817. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8815 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 8816
EPSY 8821 - Issues in School Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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. prereq: EPsy grad student with SchlPsy subprog
EPSY 8823 - Ethics and Professional Standards in School Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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. prereq: 8821
EPSY 8831 - Comprehensive School Practicum in School Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Supervised school field placement requiring assessment, consultation, prevention, and intervention activities.
EPSY 8832 - Advanced Practicum in School Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised field placement individualized to student interests and training goals. May require variety of assessment, consultation, prevention, and intervention activities.
EPSY 8841 - Practicum: Instruction and Supervision in School Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Didactic training/supervised experience teaching. Knowledge/skills in strategies for effective classroom instruction/supervision in individual/small group instruction. Construct teaching portfolio. prereq: Grad ed psy major with school psy subprog or instr consent
EPSY 8843 - Internship - School Psychology
Credits: 1.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Advanced field placement. Full-time supervised experience for one year or part-time for no more than two years. prereq: instr consent
EPSY 8842 - Internship: School Psychological Services
Credits: 1.0 -10.0 [max 99.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Advanced field placement. Full-time supervised experience for one year or part-time for no more than two years. prereq: Grad ed psy major with school psy subprog, instr consent
EPSY 5101 - Intelligence and Creativity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01874
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Contemporary theories of intelligence and intellectual development and contemporary theories of creativity and their implications for educational practices and psychological research.
EPSY 5113 - Psychology of Instruction and Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
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
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01814 - EPsy 3301/EPsy 5114
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course is designed for students to engage in advanced study in the psychology of student learning, cognition, and development as it applies to educational psychology. Topics include: principles of learning, cognitive development, behaviorism, motivation, intelligence, reasoning, instruction, and assessment.
EPSY 5119 - Mind, Brain, and Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
How educationally relevant skills/concepts develop in both typical/atypical children. prereq: 3301 or equiv
EPSY 5191 - Education of the Gifted and Talented
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Theories of giftedness, talent development, instructional strategies, diversity and technological issues, implications for educational practices and psychological inquiry, and international considerations.
EPSY 8112 - Mathematical Cognition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Cognitive science research. Papers investigating how adults/children understand fundamental mathematical concepts. Papers drawn from psychology, neuroscience, education literatures. prereq: 5114 or equiv
EPSY 8116 - Reading for Meaning: Cognitive Processes in the Comprehension of Texts
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Cognitive processes that take place during reading comprehension/implications of these processes for instruction/assessment.
EPSY 8707 - Principles of Behavior Analysis and Learning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historical development of behavioral science. Thinking about learning/behavior, applying principles to common human experiences. Scholarly leadership skills. prereq: [Grad student, foundational course in [learning or psychology]] or instr consent
CPSY 8301 - Developmental Psychology: Cognitive Processes
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Perceptual, motor, cognitive, and language development, and biological bases of each. Conceptual framework of research issues. prereq: Doctoral student, instr consent
PSY 5014 - Psychology of Human Learning and Memory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Human memory encoding/retrieval. How we adaptively use memory. Brain systems that support memory. Episodic/semantic memory. Working/short-term memory. Procedural memory. Repetition priming. Prospective remembering. Autobiographical memory. prereq: 3011 or 3051 or honors or grad student
PSY 5015 - Cognition, Computation, and Brain
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Human cognitive abilities (perception, memory, attention) from different perspectives (e.g., cognitive psychological approach, cognitive neuroscience approach). prereq: [Honors or grad] or [[jr or sr], [3011 or 3031 or 3051 or 3061]] or instr consent
PSY 5054 - Psychology of Language
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theories/experimental evidence in past/present conceptions of psychology of language. prereq: Grad or [[jr or sr], [3011 or 3031 or 3051 or 3061]] or instr consent
PSY 8042 - Proseminar in Cognition, Brain, and Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Advanced topics in cognition, brain, and behavior. Lecture, discussion, and student-led presentations of research papers on core topics of attention, memory, emotion, categorization, thinking, and language, and intersections between these areas. prereq: Psy grad student or instr consent
EPSY 5135 - Human Relations Workshop
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
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
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
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
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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 8132 - Personality Development and Socialization
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Major research and theoretical work. Developmental and educational influences on personality. prereq: Personality or child psych course
EPSY 8157 - Key Topics and Issues in Applying Social Psychology to Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course, designed for advanced graduate students, covers a number of classic and contemporary topics in social psychological theory, research, and methods, examining core theories and how they have persisted or changed over time and how those theories and approaches have been applied to research in and issues of education broadly conceived.
EPSY 8819 - Emotion & Childhood Psychopathology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This seminar is designed to provide an overview of historical and current perspectives on emotion and childhood psychopathology, including current diagnostic and classification systems, with emphasis on specific disorders. The course will focus on disorders that are typically observed by psychologists working in schools and other applied settings.
CPSY 8302 - Developmental Psychology: Social and Emotional Processes
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Normative issues and individual differences in social development from infancy through adolescence. Emphasizes developmental psychopathology, life span considerations. prereq: Doctoral student, instr consent
CPSY 8606 - Advanced Developmental Psychopathology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Alternative formulation of childhood disorders, emphasizing competency training rather than medical nosology. prereq: Doctoral student or instr consent
PSY 5101 - Personality: Current Theory and Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Current theory and research on personality functioning and personality structure. Descriptive, biological, evolutionary, cognitive, developmental, cultural, and narrative perspectives on personality. prereq: Psy 3001W and either Psy 3101 or Psy 3135 OR Psychology PhD student
PSY 5135 - Psychology of Individual Differences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Psy 3135/5135
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Differential methods in study of human behavior. Psychological traits. Influence of age, sex, heredity, and environment in individual/group differences in ability, personality, interests, and social attitudes. prereq: [3001W or equiv] or [5862 or equiv] or instr consent
PSY 5202 - Attitudes and Social Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Theory/research on social psychology of beliefs/attitudes. Persuasion principles. prereq: 3201 or instr consent
PSY 5204 - Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduction to interpersonal relationship theory/research findings. prereq: Honors or grad student or instr consent
PSY 5205 - Applied Social Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Applications of social psychology research/theory to domains such as physical/mental health, education, the media, desegregation, the legal system, energy conservation, public policy. prereq: 3201 or grad student or instr consent
PSY 5207 - Personality and Social Behavior
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02458
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Conceptual/methodological strategies for scientific study of individuals and their social worlds. Applications of theory/research to issues of self, identity, and social interaction. prereq: 3101 or 3201 or honors or grad student or instr consent
PSY 8201 - Social Cognition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Social psychological theory/research on social inference and reasoning processes. Psychology of prejudice/stereotyping. prereq: Psych PhD candidate
PSY 8202 - Close Relationships
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Classic/contemporary theory/research on close relationships. Emphasizes romantic relationships. prereq: 5204 or instr consent
PSY 8208 - Social Psychology: The Self
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Social psychological theory and research concerning the self and social behavior. prereq: Psych background especially in personality and soc psych
SOC 8721 - Theories of Social Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Prominent contemporary theories of sociological social psychology, including structural (social structure and personality) perspectives, social relationships and small group processes (exchange, equity, expectation states theories), and symbolic interactionism. Classical writings, theoretical statements, and empirical studies.
EPSY 8905 - History and Systems of Psychology: Landmark Issues in Educational Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Critical issues in learning and cognition, statistics and measurement, counseling, school psychology, social psychology of education, and special education. prereq: Ed psy PhD student
EPSY 8694 - Research in Special Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Design and implementation of research related to the unique developmental characteristics of exceptional learners.
EPSY 8706 - Single Case Designs in Intervention Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Design and analysis of single-case experiments to examine effects of interventions on individual behavior in school, home, and community.
EPSY 8251 - Statistical Methods in Education I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02313
Prerequisites: [EPSY 5261 or equiv] or undergrad statistics course
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Statistical Methods in Education I is the first course in an entry-level, doctoral sequence for students in education. This course covers estimation and hypothesis testing with a particular focus on ANOVA and an introduction to multiple linear regression. Prepares students for EPSY 8252/8262. prereq: [EPSY 5261 or equiv] or undergrad statistics course
EPSY 8252 - Statistical Methods in Education II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02314
Prerequisites: [8251, 8261 or equiv]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Statistical Methods in Education II is the second course in an entry-level, doctoral sequence for students in education. This course focuses on multiple linear regression and provides an introduction to linear mixed models. prereq: [8251, 8261 or equiv]
EPSY 5221 - Principles of Educational and Psychological Measurement
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
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
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EdPA 5501/EPsy 5243
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
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
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: [5221 or 5231 or 5261 or equiv], [CEHD grad student or MEd student]
EPSY 5247 - Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: Grad student
EPSY 5614 - Assessment and Due Process in Special Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Participants will learn basic standardized assessment and how it directly relates to special education. In addition, students will use the assessment as part of an ongoing process for making instructional programming decisions. Students will apply skills in designing and evaluating assessment plans and in making eligibility decisions.
EPSY 8222 - Advanced Measurement: Theory and Application
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: EPsy 8222/Psy 5865
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Generalizability theory, item response theory, factor models for test items, binomial model. Application to problems of designing, linking assessments. Includes computer lab. prereq: [5221 or PSY 5862 or equiv], [8252 or equiv]
EPSY 8225 - Operational Measurement: Test Score Quality Assurance, Standard Setting, and Equating
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Principles/practices of test score quality assurance, standard setting/equating. Operational testing programs. Focus on achievement tests. prereq: 5221, [8252 or eqiv]
EPSY 8226 - Item Response Models: Theory and Applications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
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. prereq: [5221 or Psy 5862 or equiv], [8252 or equiv]
EPSY 8265 - Factor Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: [8252 or equiv or #]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Factor analytic techniques/applications. Component, common factor, confirmatory analysis. Factor extraction, estimating number of dimensions. Rotation, factor scores, hierarchical factor analysis. prereq: [8252 or equiv or instr consent]
PSY 5862 - Psychological Measurement: Theory and Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Types of measurements (tests, scales, inventories) and their construction. Theory/measurement of reliability/validity. prereq: 3801H or MATH 1271 or grad student
PSY 5865 - Advanced Psychological and Educational Measurement
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: EPsy 8222/Psy 5865
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Topics in test theory. Classical reliability/validity theory/methods, generalizability theory. Linking, scaling, equating. Item response theory, methods for dichotomous/polytomous responses. Comparisons between classical, item response theory methods in instrument construction. prereq: 5862 or instr consent
EPSY 8701 - Doctoral Core Seminar: Special Education I
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Required for students with a family/life span focus on social development, behavioral interaction, and cultural interactions. prereq: EdPsy PhD student with spec ed subprog or instr consent
EPSY 8702 - Doctoral Core Seminar: Special Education II
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Required for students focusing on communication/language/academics. prereq: 8701 or instr consent