College of Education
EDF 500 Introduction to Research on Learning Credit, 3 hours
Resources and experiences to enable the student to become a discriminating consumer of learning research through the analysis and synthesis of current research reports.
EDF 505 Introduction to Social and Multicultural Education Credit, 1 hour
In conjunction with classroom discussions and projects, students will be immersed in a culturally diverse setting for a period of one week.
EDF 510 Comparative Educational Systems Credit, 3 hours
U.S. educational system compared to those of other countries with respect to laws pertaining to education, educational goals, organization and administration of education, facilities and equipment, school and college programs, education of teachers, and the like.
EDF 516 Theory and Practice of Communication Skills Credit, 3 hours
Day-to-day interactions with other persons. Topics include using verbal and nonverbal symbols, interactive listening, creating an interpersonal climate, developing and maintaining personal and professional relationships.
EDF 526 Assessment and Data Analysis for
Instructional Improvement Credit, 3 hours
Designed to familiarize the student with the purposes and formats of the various assessments used in public schools. Students will use student performance data to identify potential program weaknesses and formulate remedial strategies to address each weakness.
EDF 531 Problems and Issues in Public
Education Credit, 3 hours
Systematically identifying critical issues and problems of public education.
EDF 540 Applied Educational Research Credit, 3 hours
Familiarizes students with research that enhances the knowledge base in the profession and is applicable in a practical setting. Emphasis on applying research in a practical setting by the development of research skills regarding the research question, the literature review, the research design, the methodology, and the reference section. This experience prepares students to be discriminate evaluators of research and able to design research projects.
EDF 551 Selected Topics in Foundations of
Professional Studies Credit, 3 hours
Topics and issues of that comprise foundational knowledge appropriate for all graduate students of education. Emphasis on critical analysis and synthesis as a basis for sound professional decisions and actions.
EDF 561 Measurement and Evaluation in
Elementary Education Credit, 3 hours
Interrelation of teaching, learning, and evaluation. Includes developing skills in test construction to ensure valid measurement of achievement, developing skills in interpreting standardized test scores, evaluating the appropriateness of standardized tests, and developing the ability to utilize measurement data in making decisions regarding instructional needs in the elementary classroom. Prerequisites or corequisites: ED 511 and 546.
EDF 562 Measurement and Evaluation in
Secondary Education Credit, 3 hours
Interrelation of teaching, learning, and evaluation. Includes developing skills in test construction to ensure valid measurement of achievement, developing skills in interpreting standardized test scores, evaluating the appropriateness of standardized tests, and developing the ability to utilize measurement data in making decisions regarding instructional needs in the secondary classroom. Prerequisite: Admission to Alternative Fifth-Year Program. Corequisites: ED 518 and 550.
EDF 580 Advanced Human Growth and
Development Credit, 3 hours
Review of classic and current research in development. Critical analyses of behavioristic, psychoanalytic, psychobiological, and eclectic theories of growth and socialization are included.
EDF 600 Applied Research in Education and
Behavioral Sciences Credit, 3 hours
Application of specific research methodologies to individual research projects in the area of the student’s professional interest.
EDF 620 Social and Multicultural Foundations Credit, 3 hours
Designed to help educators and counselors function effectively with individuals in a culturally diverse society. Understanding necessary to describe, analyze, and appreciate cultural differences.
EDF 630 Advanced Educational Psychology Credit, 3 hours
Study of theories of learning and their relation to varying school procedures, the effects of emotional adjustment, intelligence, social factors, and motivation on the ability to learn.