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2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
    
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Graduate Courses


 
  
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    EPP 723 - Diagnostic and Prescriptive Strategies: Psychopathology


    Credits 3

    Designed to explore variables and intervention strategies with emphasis on assessment-based interventions and focus on brief counseling theories and techniques for school psychologists and other school-based practitioners.

    Formerly
    (EPC 723)

    Prerequisites
    Admission to doctoral program or consent of instructor.

  
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    EPP 750 - Advanced Test Analysis in School Psychology


    Credits 3

    Functional and theoretical approach for interpretation and inquiry applications with cognitive and affective scales typical in school-based practice. Emphasis on advanced statistical analysis for synthesizing data in diagnostic and validation studies.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to doctoral program or consent of instructor.

  
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    EPP 760 - Psychoeducational Issues of Diverse Learners


    Credits 3

    Provides skills needed to work with diverse learners in a psychoeducational setting. The learner will be expected to understand multicultural issues concerning assessment, counseling, second-language acquisition, and/or general cultural diversity.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to program or consent of instructor.

  
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    EPP 761 - Role and Function of the School Psychologist


    Credits 3

    Primarily designed for prospective school psychologists but also for those interested in field of school psychology. In-depth survey of field with its related problems and issues. Local, regional, and national issues studied from a practical field perspective.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    EPP 762 - School Psychology Intervention with Practicum


    Credits 3

    Supervised practice with children in school and clinic settings with intervention recommendations.

    Notes
    May be repeated up to a maximum of nine credits.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to program and consent of instructor.

  
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    EPP 763 - Psychoeducational Academic and Diagnostic Assessment


    Credits 3

    Teaches students how to effectively perform psychological, academic, and diagnostic testing as part of a general psychoeducational evaluation. Students will also be given skills in diagnosing educational and psychological disorders.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to program or consent of instructor.

  
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    EPP 764 - School Psychology Seminar


    Credits 1

    Review of issues and research in the field of school psychology.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of four credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    EPP 765 - Advanced Assessment Seminar:


    Credits 1 – 9

    Designed to provide functional skills in assessment in the diagnosis and evaluation phase of counseling to provide skills in the administration, scoring, and interpretation of clinical instruments.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to program or consent of instructor.

  
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    EPP 766 - School Psychology Professional Paper


    Credits 2

    Scholarly paper on a topic pertinent to the profession of school psychology.

    Prerequisites
    Admission to program and consent of instructor.

  
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    EPP 767 - School-Based Neuropsychological Assessment


    Credits 3

    Provides functional skills in neuropsychological assessment for school psychologists with attention to organization of the human nervous system, brain-behavior relationships, and developing recommendations for instructional interventions based on neurocognitive strengths and weaknesses.

  
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    EPP 769 - Internship in School Psychology


    Credits 3

    Supervised school-based experience as a school psychologist intern.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    EPP 761 (may be taken concurrently).

  
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    EPP 773 - Social Science Contributions in Education


    Credits 2

    Utilization of theory, data, and methodology from various social sciences to gain an appreciation and understanding of the forces and interactions among societies, institutions, and individuals in the realm of educational theory and pedagogy. a) Anthropological perspectives. b) Sociological perspectives. c) Economic perspectives.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    EPY 699 - Special Topics


    Specialized instruction in counseling and human development services concerned with specific problem areas or specific approaches to counseling and delivery systems. Specific topics designed to help students develop in-depth understanding of particular topic or issue.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with EPY 499. Credit at the 600 level requires additional work.

  
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    EPY 700 - Special Problems: EPY


    Credits 1 – 6

    Specialized instruction in general professional education designed to develop depth in understanding of current EPY problems.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

  
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    EPY 701 - Proseminar in Educational Psychology


    Credits 1 – 2

    Introduction to graduate studies in educational psychology. Topics may include, but are not limited to: teaching apprenticeship, professional organizations, creating a vita, evaluation and assessment, institutional review board training, peer review process, use of PsychInfo and other topics relevant to graduate studies.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of two credits.

    Prerequisites
      (may be taken concurrently) or equivalent.

  
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    EPY 702 - Research Methods


    Credits 3

    Early entry graduate-level survey of research methods with emphasis on comprehension of educational research literature. Includes scientific method, locating and summarizing published research, sampling, measurement, statistics, research design, and critique of published research

  
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    EPY 703 - Teachers as Producers and Consumers of Educational Research


    Credits 3

    Entry graduate-level survey of research methods with a dual emphasis on 1) comprehension of educational research literature (teachers as consumers of educational research) and 2) designing and conducting classroom-based research (teachers as producers of educational research).

  
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    EPY 705 - Child Counseling


    Credits 2

    Focuses on children’s position in and impact upon the family, emotional development, assessment of behavioral and emotional problems, adjustment issues at school and social/developmental situations. Models of counseling children, models of parent education, and models of parent and school interaction, ethical and legal responsibilities in regard to children, and current research presented.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

  
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    EPY 707 - Adolescent Development


    Credits 3

    Examines physical, cognitive, social, and moral development of adolescents. Theories of identity development, including ethnic identity development, and their applications to counseling, education, and curriculum development discussed. Social relations, aspects of sexuality, and special problems/issues of adolescence.

  
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    EPY 708 - Human Learning and Development


    Credits 3

    Graduate-level introduction to basic concepts in educational psychology with emphasis on development, learning, and motivation.

    Prerequisites
    Undergraduate degree not in behavioral science or consent of instructor.

  
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    EPY 709 - Classroom Assessment


    Credits 3

    Compares and contrasts traditional and alternative assessment procedures including factors such as: philosophical basis, purposes, roles of teacher, student and administrators, interpreting and reporting results, and strengths and limitations. The role of assessment in promoting learning also discussed.

    Prerequisites
    EPY 707 or EPY 708 (may be concurrent) or consent of instructor.

  
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    EPY 710 - Survey Methods and Design


    Credits 3

    Systematic analysis of survey design and research conducted using survey techniques with emphasis on how to effectively plan and conduct mail, electronic, and other self-administered.

    Prerequisites
    EPY 702 or consent of instructor.

  
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    EPY 711 - Human Growth and Development


    Credits 3

    Emphasis on implications of human growth and life-span development (childhood through adulthood) for counseling, research and instruction. Topics include prenatal development and birth, death and dying, and physical, perceptual, cognitive, moral, personality, and language development.

    Prerequisites
    EPC 701 or consent of instructor.

  
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    EPY 712 - Foundations of Learning and Cognition


    Credits 3

    Systematic analysis of concepts and principles of human learning with emphasis on their application to instruction and counseling. Topics include classical and operant conditioning, information-processing and memory, the neurophysiology of learning, and personality and social factors in learning.

  
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    EPY 716 - Evaluation Research Methods


    Credits 3

    Addresses the definition and purposes of evaluation research including its potential uses and limitations. Examines models of evaluation research and their application in a variety of settings.

    Notes
    Students are strongly encouraged to complete EPY 711 prior to enrolling in this course.

    Prerequisites
    EPY 702  or EDH 707  ; EPY 721 

  
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    EPY 717 - Analysis of Applied Learning Principles and Educational Media


    Credits 3

    Introduction to the processes and products of educational media development/selection through the study of contributions, evaluation criteria, and production requirements essential for optimal learning situations. Includes practice in applying learning principles to educational media.

  
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    EPY 718 - Qualitative Research Methodologies


    Credits 3

    Qualitative approaches to exploring phenomena related to educational and other social contexts. Attention given to theoretical and practical considerations of case studies, ethnographies, participant observation and narrative reports; discussion of criteria for establishing goodness of qualitative studies.

    Notes
    Field work using qualitative methods required.

    Prerequisites
    EPY 702

  
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    EPY 719 - Advanced Qualitative Research


    Credits 3

    Qualitative approaches to exploring phenomena related to educational and other social contexts. Analysis of data and presentation of findings. Specific emphasis on analysis of discourses from participant observation and/or interview data.

    Notes
    Field work using qualitative methods may be required.

    Prerequisites
    EPY 702 and EPY 718

  
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    EPY 720 - Research Design in Education


    Credits 3

    Principles of research design as applied to empirical data with particular emphasis on quantitative data analysis and interpretation. Includes research design, data collection, data analysis and research report.

    Prerequisites
    Epy 702, EPY 721 and consent of instructor.

  
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    EPY 721 - Descriptive and Inferential Statistics: An Introduction


    Credits 3

    Descriptive indices of central location and dispersion, correlation and regression, hypothesis testing and basic inferential techniques. Emphasis on intuitive understanding and applications in educational/behavioral measurement and research.

  
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    EPY 722 - Inferential Statistics and Experimental Design


    Credits 3

    Intermediate- level coverage of inferential statistics and experimental design analysis covering commonly used techniques in educational and behavioral research with computer applications.

    Prerequisites
    EPY 721

  
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    EPY 723 - Theory and Practice of Human Measurement I


    Credits 3

    Measurement of human characteristics using applications of classical measurement theory and introduction to the more recent item response theory models. Topics include test planning, scaling, item and test construction, item analysis, reliability and validity.

    Prerequisites
    EPY 721 (EPY 721 may be taken concurrently).

  
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    EPY 724 - Theory and Practice of Human Measurement II


    Credits 3

    Human measurement emphasizing methods of test and trait validation. Topics include factor analysis, discriminant analysis, item response theory, test equating, and current issues in measurement.

    Prerequisites
    EPY 721, 722, 723 (EPY 722 may be taken concurrently).

  
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    EPY 725 - Item Response Theory and Applications


    Credits 3

    Introduction to item response theory (IRT) and applications. Models and assumptions, item parameter and person ability estimation, scale construction and selected computer applications of IRT to educational measurement.

    Prerequisites
    EPY 723 and EPY 724

  
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    EPY 726 - Advanced Evaluation Research Methods


    Credits 3

    Addresses application of evaluation research theory and methods through a project-bases curriculum in order to provide in-depth examination of essential elements of the evaluation process.

    Prerequisites
    EPY 716

  
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    EPY 728 - Applied Classroom Research


    Credits 3

    Provides students with basic knowledge and skills necessary to conduct research within a classroom. Introduces elements required to begin and conduct an action research project, including purpose/rationale, literature review, data collection, analysis and interpretation, and communicating results.

    Prerequisites
    EPY 702 or EPY 703 and EPY 718

  
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    EPY 729 - Qualitative Case Study Research


    Credits 3

    Focuses on case studies within education. Students conduct in-depth, naturalistic case studies in educational settings to learn about theory, methodology, and methodological issues relevant to disciplined qualitative case study. Conducting interviews, data collection, coding, and analysis in a qualitative case study design.

    Prerequisites
    EPY 702 and EPY 718

  
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    EPY 730 - Advanced Research Methods


    Credits 3

    Compares strengths and weaknesses of experimental research designs, using this knowledge to improve design sensitivity. Includes hypothesis testing, threats to validity, power, and effect size. Considers controversies in quantitative research literature.

    Prerequisites
     ,   and  .

  
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    EPY 732 - Multiple Regression and Path Analysis


    Credits 3

    Intermediate-level inferential statistics for experimental and non-experimental educational research covering general linear models including analysis of variance, regression (simultaneous, variable-selection, hierarchical approach), and path analysis, integrated with the use of statistical computer packages.

    Prerequisites
    EPY 722

  
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    EPY 733 - Multivariate Statistics


    Credits 3

    Advanced-level statistics including commonly used multivariate statistical procedures in educational and behavioral inquiries with computer applications.

    Prerequisites
    EPY 722, EPY 730 (EPY 730 may be taken concurrently).

  
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    EPY 734 - Latent Variable Models: Factor Analysis and SEM


    Credits 3

    Designed for those who want to become familiar with applied latent variable modeling and popular computer programs used to carry out the analysis. Topics include exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation models with observed and/or latent variables and with single or multiple groups.

    Prerequisites
    EPY 721, EPY 732 or consent of instructor.

  
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    EPY 736 - History of Education in the United States


    Credits 3

    Story of factors and conditions which have been influential in shaping educational thought, ideals, theories, and practices of current American education.

  
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    EPY 737 - Social Foundations in Education


    Credits 3

    Study of schools and other socialization agents as they interact within the community and the larger society. Also includes intercultural education.

  
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    EPY 738 - Interpretive Analysis of Text and Discourse


    Credits 3

    Qualitative approaches to text and discourse analysis from different theoretical perspectives will be contrasted. Data from various textual and discourse oriented sources including narratives, audio and/or video tapes, and written artifacts analyzed in depth through hands-on projects. May include use of software programs specific to qualitative data analysis.

    Prerequisites
    EPY 702 or 703 and EPY 718, or equivalent.

  
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    EPY 741 - Essential Relationship Skills for College Teaching


    Credits 3

    Focuses on developing helping relationships between educators and adult learners. Presents conceptual basis for theories of effective helping, communication skills, conditions and issues affecting helping relationships, educator as reflective practitioner, and self-motivation in adult learners, providing a forum for interdisciplinary interaction common to all helping professionals.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    EPY 745 - Categorical/Nonparametric Data Analysis


    Credits 3

    Introduction to categorical/nonparametric data analysis, for use in small samples or when cases consist of categories or ranks. Topics include contingency tables (including loglinear models), nonparametric tests for ordinal and interval data, logistic and Poisson regression.

    Notes
    Project involving analysis of the student’s own research data may be required.

    Prerequisites
    EPY 721, EPY 722, and EPY 732.

  
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    EPY 746 - Multilevel Statistical Models: Theory and Application


    Credits 3

    Intermediate-level coverage of linear and non-linear multilevel statistical models. Includes coverage of status and growth models. Emphasis on intuitive understanding and practical application.

    Prerequisites
    EPY 721, EPY 722, and EPY 732.

  
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    EPY 747 - Large Scale Secondary Data Analysis


    Credits 3

    Introduction to large scale secondary data analysis. Examination of the promise and pitfalls of working with secondary data sources. Overview of data management and analysis issues.

    Notes
    Practical skill development emphasized.

    Prerequisites
    EPY 721, EPY 722, and EPY 732.

  
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    EPY 749 - Thesis


    Credits 3 – 6

    Notes
    May be repeated but only six credits applied to the student’s program.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    EPY 702.

  
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    EPY 757 - Theory and Philosophy of Educational Psychology


    Credits 3

    Evolution of psychological learning theories, from their philosophical foundations to the present. Central issues include how psychological constructs such as the mind, knowledge representation, and attention impact learning and changes in our understanding of the nature of these constructs over time.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    EPY 760 - Advanced Seminars in School Counselor Education and Practice


    Credits 3

    Analysis of significant issues in counseling of current and continuing concern. Examination of historical, social, legal and philosophical dimensions of selected problem areas.

    Formerly
    (EPC 760)

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    EPY 767 - Human Learning and Cognition


    Credits 3

    Components of human memory and how these components affect learning. Emphasis placed on recent research and theory in working memory and long-term storage. Instructional implications of research discussed, especially with respect to skill acquisition, development of expertise, and cognitive strategy instruction.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    EPY 768 - Problem Solving, Reasoning, and Expertise


    Credits 3

    Acquisition of reasoning and problem solving expertise. Emphasis on models of memory and learning and their implications for expert performance in a variety of domains. Discusses issues such as creativity and intelligence, implications of the literature on expert performance for teaching and learning.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    EPY 770 - Cognition and Instruction


    Credits 3

    Examines research in the application of cognitive learning principals to instruction in specific domains, particularly reading, writing, mathematics, and science. Research on technological applications especially emphasized. Readings include both foundational and current research.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    EPY 772 - Contemporary Philosophies of Education


    Credits 3

    Intensive critical analysis of leading contemporary philosophies of education and their possible implications for practice.

  
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    EPY 777 - Cognitive Development


    Credits 3

    Overview of major theories, issues, and research in cognitive development. Primary emphasis on development of thinking and learning from childhood through adulthood.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    EPY 780 - Individual Instruction


    Credits 1 – 12

    Selected basic problems related to the field of counseling services. a) Testing. b) Curriculum. c) Supervision. d) Counseling. e) Area Problems. f) Research.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of 12 credits.

  
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    EPY 781 - Research in Educational Psychology


    Credits 3

    Individual research projects in educational psychology under the direction of a faculty member.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of 12 credits.

    Prerequisites
    EPY 702, EPY 721, EPY 722 and consent of instructor.

  
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    EPY 782 - Independent Study


    Credits 3

    Independent study of a selected topic in educational psychology under the direction/supervision of a faculty member.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of 12 credits.

  
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    EPY 783 - Directed Readings in Educational Psychology


    Credits 3

    In-depth study of a topic through selected readings under the direction of a faculty member.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    EPY 767

  
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    EPY 784 - Teaching Practicum


    Credits 3

    Individual study under the direction of a faculty member focusing on preparing to teach at the college level.

    Prerequisites
    EPY 723 or EPY 767 and consent of instructor.

  
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    EPY 786 - Applied Assessment in Educational and School Psychology


    Credits 1 – 4

    Application of assessment approaches used for the evaluation of students in school settings.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of four credits.

  
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    EPY 787 - Individual Research


    Credits 1 – 7

    Selected basic problems in personnel services.

    Prerequisites
    EPY 702

  
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    EPY 788 - Seminar in EPY


    Credits 1 – 6

    Selected topics in counseling and human development services. a) Principles and practices. b) Individual analysis. c) Occupational information. d) Placement. e) Follow-up evaluation. f) Research.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    EPY 789 - Seminar in Learning and Cognition


    Credits 3 – 12

    Selected topics in learning and cognition. Exploration of a specific aspect of learning and cognition. Topics may include, but are not limited to: memory, learning theory, motivation, text processing, individual differences, epistemological beliefs.

    Prerequisites
    EPY 767 or consent of instructor.

  
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    EPY 790 - Research Seminar in EPY


    Credits 1 – 3

    Seminar for the advanced candidate stressing the exploration of current literature and research projects.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of advisor and instructor.

  
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    EPY 791 - Special Topics in Educational Psychology


    Credits 3

    In-depth study of special topics in educational psychology stressing the exploration of cutting-edge research on the topic. Topics may include, but are not limited to: false memory, goal theory, self-regulated learning, web-based data collection, discourse analysis.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of twelve credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    EPY 793 - Advanced Doctoral Practicum


    Credits 3 – 6

    Advanced practice supervised experience for doctoral students in school psychology and counseling.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a total of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    EPY 794 - Internship


    Credits 3 – 6

    Final activity intended to provide on-the-job experience in developing related competencies.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    EPY 799 - Dissertation


    Credits 3–24

    Culminating experience that may be: a) traditional, original research, b) field oriented and problem solving, or c) exploratory or generative research.Limited to doctoral candidates. 3-24 credits in increments of three.

    Notes
    May be repeated but only a maximum of 24 credits may be applied towards degree.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

  
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    ESP 700 - Problems in Special Education


    Credits 1 – 6

    Specialized instruction in special education designed to develop depth in understanding a current educational problem of the in-service teacher.

    Notes
    Maximum of six credits accepted toward degree from special education courses in EPY 700, ESP 700, and ICG 700.

  
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    ESP 701 - Introduction to Special Education and Legal Issues


    Credits 3

    Survey of the characteristics, training, and educational needs of students with disabilities. Designed for graduate students in special education, general education, nursing, counseling, psychology and related fields.

    Notes
    Required of all students in the Generalist Program who do not have a bachelor’s degree in special education.

  
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    ESP 702 - Psychological and Social Problems in Intellectual Disabilities


    Credits 3

    Study and interpretation of theories and research on the learning characteristics of person with intellectual disabilities: psychological and social contributions to educative/habilitative solutions in intellectual disabilities.

  
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    ESP 703 - Prescriptive and Precision Teaching with Intellectual Disabilities


    Credits 3

    Cognitive, adaptive, and diagnostic-prescriptive instructional strategies and behavioral interventions for persons with intellectual disabilities and diverse educational and community settings.

  
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    ESP 704 - Adaptive Curricular Programming for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities


    Credits 3

    In-depth analysis and application of curricular development and implementation for persons with intellectual disabilities in diverse educational settings.

  
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    ESP 705 - Psychological and Sociological Problems of Students with Emotional Disabilities


    Credits 3

    Study and interpretation of theories and research concerning learning characteristics and psychological and social aspects of the student with emotional disabilities within the school setting.

  
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    ESP 706 - Advanced Educational Strategies for Students with Emotional Disabilities


    Credits 3

    Evaluation of the behavioral characteristics of students with emotional disabilities applied to practical classroom strategies. Application of treatment strategies and relevant research to the educational problems of students with emotional disabilities.

    Prerequisites
    ESP 705

  
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    ESP 707 - Theories of Learning Disabilities


    Credits 3

    Study of the contemporary positions regarding learning disabilities. Curricular implications of positions emphasized.

  
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    ESP 708 - Advanced Education Strategies for Students with Disabilities


    Credits 3

    Advanced instructional methods and procedures applicable to the education of children with learning disabilities.

    Prerequisites
    ESP 701 or 707

  
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    ESP 709 - Diagnostic and Prescriptive Assessment for Diverse Learners


    Credits 3

    Establishment of educationally relevant diagnostic and prescriptive teaching procedures for students who are learners (i.e., students with/or at-risk for disabilities, including those who are second language learners). Emphasis upon both individual and group prescriptive classroom methodologies.

    Prerequisites
    ESP 701 or 708

  
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    ESP 712 - Applied Behavior Analysis


    Credits 3

    Evaluation of the application of behavior analysis in classroom, clinical, and consultative settings. Includes definition and characteristics of applied behavior analysis, basic principles of behavior, measurement and observation procedures, evaluation and analysis of behavior change, procedures for increasing and decreasing behavior, and systems applications.

  
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    ESP 713 - Affective Assessment Models


    Credits 3

    Study of affective behavioral testing procedures applicable to children and adolescents in public school settings. Emphasis on classroom observational techniques, as well as supplemental employment of data obtained through school relevant behavior rating scales and checklists, task analysis assessments, projective and group personality testing and case studies.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    ESP 714 - Advanced Seminar in Learning Disabilities


    Credits 3 - 6

    In-depth review of recent developments and research in the field of learning disabilities.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.

    Prerequisites
    ESP 607

    Corequisite
    ESP 611

  
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    ESP 715 - Communication Programming for Persons with Severe Disabilities


    Credits 3

    Critical study of disorders affecting communication of persons with severe disabilities. Emphasis on developmental considerations, ecological needs, clinical assessment, selection and implementation of augmentative systems, support services, funding, and research.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    ESP 717 A - Seminar in Advanced Curriculum Development


    Credits 1 – 9

    Critical study of current curricular models in special education. Areas of emphasis: mental retardation.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.

    Prerequisites
    ESP 701

  
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    ESP 717 B - Seminar in Advanced Curriculum Development


    Credits 1 – 9

    Critical study of current curricular models in special education. Areas of emphasis: emotional disturbance.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.

  
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    ESP 717 C - Seminar in Advanced Curriculum Development


    Credits 1 – 9

    Critical study of current curricular models in special education. Areas of emphasis: learning disabilities.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.

  
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    ESP 717 D - Seminar in Advanced Curriculum Development


    Credits 1 – 9

    Critical study of current curricular models in special education. Areas of emphasis: early childhood special education.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.

  
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    ESP 717 E - Seminar in Advanced Curriculum Development


    Credits 1 – 9

    Critical study of current curricular models in special education. Areas of emphasis: adaptive physical education.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.

  
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    ESP 717 F - Seminar in Advanced Curriculum Development


    Credits 1 – 9

    Critical study of current curricular models in special education. Areas of emphasis: parent education.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.

  
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    ESP 717 G - Seminar in Advanced Curriculum Development


    Credits 1 – 9

    Critical study of current curricular models in special education. Areas of emphasis: gifted education.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.

  
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    ESP 717 H - Seminar in Advanced Curriculum Development


    Credits 1 – 9

    Critical study of current curricular models in special education. Areas of emphasis: career education.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.

  
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    ESP 717 I - Seminar in Advanced Curriculum Development


    Credits 1 – 9

    Critical study of current curricular models in special education. Areas of emphasis: management and staff direction.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.

  
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    ESP 717 J - Seminar in Advanced Curriculum Development


    Credits 1 – 9

    Critical study of current curricular models in special education. Areas of emphasis: English Language Learners

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.

  
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    ESP 718 - Assessment of Persons with Severe Intellectual Disabilities


    Credits 3

    Emphasis on diagnosis and problems encountered in assessing individuals with severe intellectual disabilities. Practice observation techniques, develop and implement ecological inventories, developmental scales, and adaptive behavior scales.

    Prerequisites
    ESP 702 or consent of instructor.

  
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    ESP 719A - Advanced Oral and Written Language Instruction for Students with Disabilities


    Credits 3

    Overview course on language development, disabilities, and delays. Information and specific strategies for identifying oral and written language difficulties in students with disabilities. Emphasis on educational applications – designing and implementing instruction for students with disabilities.

    Prerequisites
    ESP 701

  
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    ESP 719B - Advanced Oral and Written Instruction Early Childhood


    Credits 3

    Methods and curriculum in early childhood literacy and early intervention strategies for inclusive education.

    Prerequisites
    ECE 709

  
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    ESP 720 - Field Experience in Special Education


    Credits 1 – 9

    Supervised experience in designing and using prescriptive teaching in the classroom. Areas include: (a) intellectual disabilities, (b) emotional/behavioral disabilities, (c) learning disabilities, (d) early childhood special education, (e) autism, and (f) gifted and talented. A maximum of nine credits may be applied to a graduate program.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.

  
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    ESP 722 - Multicultural Perspectives in Special Education


    Credits 3

    Introduces trends and issues in special education relative to students with disabilities who come from culturally diverse backgrounds. Educational programming and adaptations emphasized.

  
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    ESP 723 - Learning Strategies Instruction


    Credits 3

    Theoretical and practical aspects of implementing a learning strategy curriculum within elementary and secondary school environments. Class participants analyze, synthesize, and modify instructional strategies to meet the needs of students with disabilities.

    Prerequisites
    ESP 701

 

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