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USA Undergraduate/Graduate Bulletin 2011-2012

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (EPY)

EPY 251 Human Growth and Development 3 cr

A study of the physical, mental, social, and emotional development of young people from conception to late adolescence.

EPY 315 The Adolescent in the School 3 cr

Assists future educators to understand adolescent development and behavior of students in the middle and high schools. Issues and problems include: The school’s role in the social, emotional, and intellectual development of middle and secondary school students from diverse, multicultural backgrounds; student-teacher and peer relationships; and the academic and vocational planning process.

EPY 351 Human Growth and Development 3 cr
A study of the physical, mental, social, and emotional development of young people from conception to late adolescence. Includes a school-based field experience component. Co-requisite: EDF 315. Requires clear background check.
EPY 355 Evaluation of Teaching and Learning 3 cr
The application of formative and summative evaluative concepts in building and interpreting tests in the educational setting.
EPY 455* Evaluation of Teaching and Learning (W) 3 cr

The application of formative and summative evaluative concepts in building and interpreting tests in the educational setting.

EPY 490 Special Topics 3 cr

Study of a significant topic, theory, model, or problem in behavioral studies. May be repeated once for credit when the content varies.

EPY 494 Directed Study 1-3 cr

Directed individual study and research. Pre-requisite: Consent of department chair (No more than two directed studies can be counted toward the Bachelor’s degree and Class B Certificate.)

EPY 502 Psychological Principles of Learning 3 cr

Psychology of learning as it pertains to education. Emphasis is on both the practical application of learning principles in educational and training classroom situations and theories of learning.

EPY 521 Human Development and Behavior 3 cr

A study of the crucial developmental principles of human development and behavior focusing on: developmental tasks over the life span; growth patterns of the diverse subcultures emphasizing attitudes, values, and learning styles: family, school, and community impact on people of all ages living and growing in a multicultural society.

EPY 525 Assessment and Research in Education 3 cr
This course presents the basic concepts for teachers-in-training, in the areas of research and assessment. The research skills should enable course participants to read and interpret scholarly works in their field, so that they can apply concepts and insights in their professional work. The assessment skills enable the teachers-in-training to construct valid and reliable assessment instruments, to imperpret standardized test scores of their students, and to use disaggregated data to improve instruction and assessment.
EPY 555 Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation 3 cr

Understanding and interpreting the meaning of test scores. Technical qualities desired in a test. Techniques for obtaining information about clients and/or students. Using this information in counseling, consulting, and teaching. Cultural bias in tests. Problems of testing and obtaining information about clients and/or students with diverse backgrounds.

EPY 556

Individual Intelligence Testing:

3 cr
The Wechsler Intelligence Scales

Includes basic theories of intelligence, basic concepts and principles of intelligence testing, and extensive practice in administering, scoring, and interpreting the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, and the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scales of Intelligence in a wide variety of educational settings. Competencies in consulting with other professional personnel and parents will be emphasized. Pre-requisite: A grade of "B" or above in EPY 555.

EPY 557 Individual Intelligence Testing: 3 cr
The Stanford-Binet Scale

Includes basic theories of intelligence, basic concepts and principles of intelligence testing, and extensive practice in administering, scoring, and interpreting the Stanford-Binet Scale in a wide variety of educational settings. Competencies in consulting with other professional personnel and with parents will be emphasized. Pre-requisite: A grade of "B" or above in EPY 555.

EPY 558 Individual Intelligence Testing: 3 cr
The Kaufman Scales

The Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children and the Kaufman Adolescent and Adult Scale are the basic instruments used for extensive practice in administering, scoring, and the interpretation of intelligence. The various theories of intelligence, especially those of Horn and Cattell, Luria, Sperry and Neisser are emphasized. Pre-requisite: EPY 555.

EPY 590 Special Topics 3 cr

Guided supervision in the completion of learning tasks in educational psychology such as program design and revision, study of a significant topic, theory, model, and supervision of selected learning activities to acquire specific counseling and testing skills.

EPY 594 Directed Study and Research 1-3 cr

Students explore through directed study problems and issues of special interest or significance in Educational Psychology. No more than three semester hours of any departmental 594 courses can be accepted toward a degree program. Pre-requisite: Consent of the Department Chair.

EPY 602 Advanced Theories of Learning 3 cr

A study of the major psychological theories, models, research, and principles that apply to the teaching and learning process. Special attention will be given to cognitive approaches. Pre-requisite: A grade of "B" or above in EPY 502 or equivalent.

EPY 610 Individual Differences Among Learners 3 cr

Examination of individual and developmental differences as related to learning, performance, and behavior. Intelligence, attitudes, cognitive and learning styles, anxiety, prior knowledge, and locus of control are among the topics discussed. Models and methods for using learner characteristics in instructional design, teaching practices, and research are considered.

*Only for students admitted to teacher candidacy.

Department of Professional Studies
College of Education

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