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Educational Psychology Specialist Certificate in Education and Special Education

Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
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Contact Information
Department of Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota, 250 Educational Science Building, 56 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-6083; fax 612-624-8241).
  • Program Type: Post-baccalaureate credit certificate/licensure/endorsement
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 60
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Certificate of Specialist in Educ/Spec Educ
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.
Special education 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 program 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.
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. Applications are accepted for fall admission only (deadline December 1). Applications should be accompanied by official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. The GRE General Test is required.
Applicants must submit their test score(s) from the following:
  • GRE
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 (GRE, 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
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A minimum GPA of 2.80 is required for students to remain in good standing.
Students take 60 credits distributed as follows: 15 credits EPSY core courses, 6 credits EPSY electives and 45 credits of coursework in special education (6 credits can satisfy EPSY elective requirement).
Ed Psych Core Course Requirements
Students must take 3 credits in statistics, 3 credits in measurement/evaluation, 3 credits learning/cognition, 3 credits social/personality, 3 credits in research methods and 6 credits EPSY electives. Courses taken to satisfy EPSY core requirements must be taken on an A-F grade basis.
Statistics
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· EPSY 8251 - Statistical Methods in Education I (3.0 cr)
Measurement/Evaluation
3 credits required from measurement or evaluation
measurement
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· EPSY 5221 - Principles of Educational and Psychological Measurement (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)
or evaluation
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· 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 8247 - Advanced Interviewing and NVIVO (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5501 - Principles and Methods of Evaluation (3.0 cr)
Learning/Cognition
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· EPSY 5101 - Intelligence and Creativity (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5112 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
· EPSY 5113 - Psychology of Instruction and Technology (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5114 - Psychology of Student Learning (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5115 {Inactive} (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 8115 - Psychology of Instruction and Technology (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 3 or more credit(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 8819 - Emotion & Childhood Psychopathology (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5101 - Personality Psychology (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)
· CPSY 8606 - Advanced Developmental Psychopathology (3.0 cr)
· SOC 8721 - Theories of Social Psychology (3.0 cr)
Research Methods
EPSY 8215 - Advanced Research Methodologies in Education (3.0 cr)
EPSY Electives
6 credits of EPSY electives can be satisfied by special education course requirements.
Special Education Course Requirements
EPSY courses will satisfy 6 credits Ed Psych elective core requirement.
EPSY 8694 - Research in Special Education (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8701 - Doctoral Core Seminar: Special Education I (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8702 - Doctoral Core Seminar: Special Education II (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8706 - Single Case Designs in Intervention Research (3.0 cr)
EPSY 8600 Special Topics: Grant Writing (3 cr.)
EPSY 8600 Special Topics: Math Res: Sts with Math Diff (3 cr.)
EPSY 8600 Special Topics: Reading Disabilities Research (3 cr.)
Electives
Students must take 15 credits electives from the following list. Other courses may be taken with permission of adviser.
Take 15 or more credit(s) from the following:
· EPSY 5221 - Principles of Educational and Psychological Measurement (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5851 - Engaging Diverse Students and Families (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 8600 - Special Topics: Special Education Issues (1.0-3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5344 - School Law (3.0 cr)
Specialist Project
Take 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· EPSY 8993 - Directed Study: Educational Psychology (1.0-10.0 cr)
· EPSY 8994 - Research Problems: Educational Psychology (1.0-6.0 cr)
 
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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 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 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 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 8247 - Advanced Interviewing and NVIVO
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Practice in designing, conducting, and analyzing interviews. Students design interview protocols, video/audio tape themselves conducting interviews, analyze their techniques, and critique others. Students use NVIVO to analyze data they have collected. prereq: 5247 or qualitative course or instr consent
OLPD 5501 - Principles and Methods of Evaluation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: EdPA 5501/EPsy 5243
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to program evaluation. Planning an evaluation study, collecting and analyzing information, reporting results; evaluation strategies; overview of the field of program evaluation.
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 8115 - Psychology of Instruction and Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Seminar including, but not limited to, learning and instructional theories, advanced and emerging technologies, and measurement and evaluation.
EPSY 8116 - Reading for Meaning: Cognitive Processes in the Comprehension of Texts
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 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.
PSY 5101 - Personality Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Psy 3101/5101
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: [3001W or equiv], [honors undergrad or grad 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
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
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 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 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 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
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 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 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 8600 - Special Topics: Special Education Issues
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Current trends (e.g., schoolwide discipline, models of collaboration, and diversity) investigated by formulating research projects. Students write a media piece describing an issue and its impact on the community.
OLPD 5344 - School Law
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Legal foundations of elementary/secondary education. Statutory themes, relevant case law, emergent policy issues. Implications for educational organizations and for administrative practice.
EPSY 8993 - Directed Study: Educational Psychology
Credits: 1.0 -10.0 [max 20.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Arranged independently with individual faculty members. prereq: instr consent
EPSY 8994 - Research Problems: Educational Psychology
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 18.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Research methodology, techniques, and literature. Students participate in formulating/executing research proposal. prereq: instr consent