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USA Undergraduate/Graduate Bulletin 2014-2015

INTERDEPARTMENTAL EDUCATION (IDE)

IDE 010    Reading Exam    0 cr   

IDE 010 is a one hour reading exam that tests students current proficiency in communication skills. Failure to complete the exam as scheduled, with a passing score, will require the students to re-register for IDE 010.   

IDE 101     Freshman Seminar - Education     2 cr   

A course for first-time students that assists with maximizing the student's potential to achieve academic success and adjust responsibly to the individual and interpersonal challenges presented by college life. It provides an introduction to the nature of higher education and a general orientation to the functions and resources of the University.    

IDE 400    Positive Classroom Management     3 cr   

Emphasis is placed on ways to create a class and school environment that encourages responsible student behavior. William Glasser’s concept of Reality Therapy as a process for successful teacher-student involvement is examined.   

IDE 510    Educational Research and Evaluation    3 cr   

Course will examine research and evaluation methodology, its application to questions in education, and the application of research findings to problems in education. The student will read and evaluate research in education.   

IDE 525    Foundations of Teaching English as a
Second Language    3 cr   

A comprehensive survey of current research, methodology and materials in the field of English as a Second Language.   

IDE 540    Foundations of Career Education    3 cr   

The underlying philosophies behind the career education movement and various approaches to career education are discussed. Ways to increase the career options available to individuals and to facilitate more rational and valid career planning and preparation are explored through the career education phases: career awareness, career exploration, and career preparation.   

IDE 590    Special Topics    1-3 cr   

Current topics of special concern to educators. Not more than six hours may be earned in Special Topics courses.   

IDE 594    Directed Study and Research     1-3 cr   

Exploration of problems and issues of special interest or significance in education. Not more than three hours can be accepted for a degree.   

IDE 597    Student Teaching    3, 6 cr   

Observation and supervised teaching in selected schools with opportunity for study and discussion of problems and issues encountered. Pre-requisite: Permission of advisor.   
IDE 615    Assessment and
Evaluation for Leaders    3 cr   
This course will focus on the assessment and evaluation skills needed by educational leaders. The course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to carry out, and utilize effectively, the evaluations of programs, organizations, personnel, and students. The course will also cover how to create, interpret, and evaluate the reliability and validity of assessments.   

IDE 620    Quantitative Methods I     3 cr   

Basic quantitative methods for decision making in the educational environment. Computer application of basic descriptive and inferential statistics. Pre-requisite: IDE 510 with grade of "B" or better.    

IDE 621    Quantitative Methods II    3 cr   

Basic research designs, with appropriate statistical analysis. The course will consider strategies needed for, but not limited to, the following: N-of-One research surveys and needs assessments; ex post-facto designs, and true experimental designs. Pre-requisite: IDE 620 or equivalent.   

IDE 630    Quantitative Methods III     3 cr   

An extensive examination of the nature and character of experimental design in educational research. Includes the development of appropriate analytical techniques. Pre-requisite: IDE 510 and IDE 621 or equivalent.   

IDE 631    Introduction to Qualitative and
Mixed Methods Research
    3 cr   

Introduces students to the major kinds of qualitative research and mixed methods research. Attention is given to underlying philosophies, methods of data collection, theoretical perspectives, research design, sampling, data analysis and interpretation, validity types and strategies, and writing research reports. Prerequisite: IDE 510.   

IDE 635    Advanced Measurement and Evaluation    3 cr   

Nature and function of measurement in instructional design and development environments. Approaches to reducing test error, including establishing validity and reliability estimates. Item analysis and discrimination. Test development procedures for norm-based and criterion-referenced tests. Knowledge of descriptive statistics required. Pre-requisite: IDE 620.   

IDE 640    Instructional Development    3 cr   

Preparation of a modular program of instruction which incorporates all elements of the instructional-design process.   
IDE 645    Advanced Human Performance Improvement    3 cr   
This course provides students with knowledge and skills related to human performance improvement in relation to instructional design profession. It provides an overview of foundational theories of industrial-organizational psychology, organizational psychology, organizational behavior, and organizational development and change in relation to instructional design and performance improvement practices.   

IDE 650    Instructional Techniques    3 cr   

This course assists teachers in becoming more professional in instructional skills through the use of micro-teaching techniques and analysis of research in teaching.   

IDE 660    Program Research and Evaluation     3 cr   

Course strives to increase the effectiveness of instructional personnel in their use of research and evaluative techniques in instructional environments. Three major areas of focus are: the conceptualization of research and evaluative models appropriate for the population; the application of basic assessment concepts to the teaching-learning environment, and the analysis of basic and applied research in evaluation. Pre-requisite: IDE 510 or equivalent with a grade of "B" or better.   

IDE 665    Interaction Techniques in
Instructional Environments    3 cr   

This course concentrates on developing three major areas: the examination of psychological underpinning of various communicative models and concepts; the practicing of interactional skills, such as active listening, congruent sending, and conflict resolution; the building of a communication model for the student’s instructional environment.   

IDE 685    Educational Simulation and Games     3 cr   

Teaches the role and function of simulation and games as effective instructional and learning devices.   

IDE 690    Special Topics    3 cr   

Current topics of special concern to educators. Not more than six hours may be earned in Special Topics courses.   

IDE 692    Research Project Seminar    3 cr   

Survey of both current and classic research in education. Students will identify a research problem of significance in their area of specialization and develop a strategy or research design to solve this problem. Pre-requisite: IDE 510 or equivalent.   

IDE 694    Directed Study and Research    1, 3 cr   

Exploration of problems and issues of special interest or significance in education. Not more than three hours can be accepted for a degree.   

IDE 700     AU/USA Doctoral Program    1 cr   

Provides an opportunity for advanced graduate students and professors to pursue cooperative selected concepts and theoretical formulations. May be repeated as necessary.   

IDE 710    Research Seminar I     3 cr   

Students examine various research models and designs, complete literature reviews in assigned areas, and rotate among selected faculty to become familiar with research methods used to study instructional development. Data from the rotations are presented for critique. Admission to doctoral program is required.    

IDE 711    Research Seminar II     1 cr   

Students continue to examine various research models and designs, complete reviews in assigned areas, and rotate among selected faculty to become familiar with research methods used to study instructional development. Data from the rotations are presented for critique. Admission to doctoral program is required. Pre-requisites: 3 credit hours of IDE 710 and faculty advisor approval.    

IDE 790    Special Topics    1, 3 cr   

Current topics of special concern to educators. Not more than six hours may be earned in Special Topics courses.   

IDE 794    Directed Study and Research    1, 3 cr   

Exploration of problems and issues of special interest or significance in education. Not more than 3 hours can be accepted for a degree.   

IDE 799    Research/Dissertation    1-9 cr   

Independent research by the student under the sponsorship of the graduate faculty. Students are required to achieve doctoral candidacy before enrolling in the course. Pre-requisite: Doctoral candidacy. Faculty Advisor approval.

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