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Ideas from educational psychology, cognitive psychology, and various academic disciplines are presented in order to improve students' learning ability in academic and applied settings. Strategies for information acquisition, studying, test taking, error analysis, time management and motivation.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
EDPS 121
Prereqs: First semester international freshman or transfer student.
United States education and culture in the context of globalization and intercultural communication with emphasis on tools for academic achievement.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 9
Two main elements, self-assessment and career information, and the relation between the two make up the course. Active exploration, examination, and pursuit of career possibilities, and theoretical considerations, and their relationship to the individual. First credit focuses on self-assessment; second credit on informational resource use.
Credit Hours: 1-2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation
Ideas from cognitive psychology, educational psychology, and various other disciplines (i.e., art, music, and chess) presented to help students understand learning and talent development, improve academic learning skills, and improve personal talents.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 6
Guided participation in schools and/or selected agencies offering programs for children/youth.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Course Delivery: Classroom
Credit towards the degree may be earned in only one of EDPS 109 or 209.
Comprehensive examination of learning theory and practice of learning strategies related to motivation, time management, memory, lecture note taking, text processing, knowledge representation, test review, test taking, and error analysis in academic settings.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 6
Fundamental concepts and principles of human development with reference to cognitive and social/emotional development from infancy to early adolescence. Biosocial forces which affect behavior and development in children in relation to educational practice.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 6
Fundamental concepts and principles of human development with reference to cognitive and social/emotional development from late childhood to early adulthood. Biosocial forces which affect behavior and development in adolescents as they relate to educational practice.
This course is a prerequisite for: EDPS 362, EDPS 457
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 6
Recommended concurrent enrollment with EDPS 251. EDPS 297 assignments assume knowledge of content from EDPS 251 or equivalent course.
Guided participation in schools/agencies offering programs for youth. Participating students are provided with introductory experiences working with youth in educational contexts, opportunities for one-on-one instruction and support, and prepared for subsequent advanced practicum experiences. Placements range from after-school academic programs to middleschool and highschool classrooms.
This course is a prerequisite for: SPED 454
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Introduction to positive psychology. Learn to identify personal strengths and assets that lead to flourishing as human beings; Explore major topics of positive psychology that lead to happiness and well-being.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 6
Procedures for describing data. Concepts related to selecting psychomotor tests; constructing and evaluating cognitive paper and pencil examinations; utilizing computer technology in delivering, collecting, and evaluating information.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 3
Prereqs: Sophomore standing.
Interpersonal relationships as they affect education. Third hour directed observation and case studies.
Credit Hours: 2-3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: EDPS 251, CYAF 160, PSYC 289 or instuctor permission.
This course provides elementary education majors with training in theories and research-based practice in learning, motivation, and assessment that supports teaching and learning within diverse elementary educational settings. Topics include human cognition, theories of motivation, classroom management, and classroom-based assessment.
This course is a prerequisite for: SPED 401A, SPED 401B, TEAC 304, TEAC 307, TEAC 311, TEAC 313, TEAC 315
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 6
EDPS 397
Professional Practicum Experience III Crosslisted as SPED 397, TEAC 397
Prereqs: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
Guided observations and/or clinical experiences in schools and/or agencies offering programs for children and/or youth. A. Elementary Level (1-10 cr) An accompanying seminar is included where the professional role of the teacher is discussed. D. Unified Primary K-3 (EDPS, SPED 397D) (1-10 cr) I. Secondary Art (1-10 cr) J. Secondary Business Education (1-10 cr) L. Information Technology (1-10 cr) M. Secondary Industrial Education (1-10 cr) N. Secondary Language Arts (1-10 cr) O. Secondary Marketing Education (1-10 cr) P. Secondary Mathematics (1-10 cr) Q. Middle Level (1-10 cr) An accompanying seminar is included where the professional role of the teacher is discussed. R. Secondary Modern Languages (1-10 cr) V. Secondary Science (1-10 cr) W. Secondary Social Science (1-10 cr)
Credit Hours: 1-10
Max credits per degree: 10
Course Delivery: Classroom
EDPS 397A
Professional Practicum Experience III Elementary Crosslisted as SPED 397A, TEAC 397A
Prereqs: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
An accompanying seminar is included where the professional role of the teacher is discussed.
Guided observations and/or clinical experiences in schools and/or agencies offering programs for children and/or youth.
Credit Hours: 1-10
Max credits per degree: 10
Course Delivery: Classroom
EDPS 397D
Professional Practicum Experience III Unified Primary K-3 Crosslisted as SPED 397D, TEAC 397D
Prereqs: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
Guided observations and/or clinical experiences in schools and/or agencies offering programs for children and/or youth.
Credit Hours: 1-10
Max credits per degree: 10
Course Delivery: Classroom
EDPS 397M
Prereqs: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
Guided observations and/or clinical experiences in schools and/or agencies offering programs for children and/or youth.
Credit Hours: 1-10
Max credits per degree: 10
Course Delivery: Classroom
Comparative study of the foundations, trends, and problems of selected national systems of education as seen in cultural perspective.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
EDPS 450
Advanced study of the behavior and development of preschool and elementary school children.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Mental, social, and emotional development of boys and girls during the adolescent period.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Cognitive psychology and its applications in instruction. Memory, problem solving, cognitive process in reading, research approaches, and applications to teaching.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: EDPS 251, CYAF 160, PSYC 289 or instructor permission.
This course will provide secondary education majors with training in theories and research-based practice in learning, motivation, and assessment that supports teaching and learning within diverse secondary educational settings. Topics include human cognition, theories of motivation, classroom management, and classroom-based assessment generally and as applied to specific secondary education content areas.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 6
EDPS 459/859
Computation and interpretation of measures of central position, variability, and correlation; introduction to sampling, probability, and tests of significance.
This course is a prerequisite for: EDPS 470, EDPS 800, EDPS 900A, EDPS 900D, EDPS 900J, EDPS 900K, NUTR 486
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 3
Research and theoretical literature related to the relationship between various disabling conditions and the psychological functioning of the person with disability.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Research methods and findings, concepts, and principles of operant conditioning as related to the experimental analysis of human behavioral events and to the development of behavior engineering technologies.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Basic practices and related research in counseling and helping practices in educational or other youth-serving agencies. Specialized applications to populations presenting unique problems are offered in sections B through L. B. Special Practices for Handicapped Children and Youth (1 cr) Prereq or parallel: EDPS 465A/865A. D. Special Practices for Exceptionally Talented and Gifted (1 cr) Prereq or parallel: EDPS 465A/865A. E. Special Practices in the Elementary School (1 cr) Prereq or parallel: EDPS 465A/865A. K. Special Practices for Vocational Education/Development Programs (1 cr) Prereq or parallel: EDPS 465A/865A. L. Special Practices for Community Helpers Working with Adults (1 cr) Prereq or parallel: EDPS 465A/865A.
Credit Hours: 1-8
Max credits per degree: 8
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Investigation of the genesis, course, classification, and treatment of function and organic pathologies found in children and adolescents.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: EDPS 459/859 or equivalent.
Introduction to the construction, evaluation, and ethical use of measurement instruments commonly used in education and psychology. Test construction principles, item analysis, reliability, validity, ethical issues in testing, and evaluation of standardized tests.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
EDPS 471/871
Human Sexuality and Society Crosslisted as CYAF 471/871, PSYC 471/871, SOCI 471/871
Prereqs: Junior standing.
Open to advanced students planning careers in the professions in which knowledge of human behavior and society is important (e.g., helping professions, medicine, law, ministry, education, etc.).
Interdisciplinary approach to the study of human sexuality in terms of the psychological, social, cultural, anthropological, legal, historical, and physical characteristics of individual sexuality and sex in society.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
EDPS 478/878
Pro-seminar in Latin American Studies Crosslisted as ANTH 478/878, GEOG 478/878, HIST 478/878, LAMS 478, MODL 478/878, POLS 478/878, SOCI 478/878
Prereqs: Junior standing and permission.
Topical seminar required for all Latin American Studies majors.
An interdisciplinary analysis of topical issues in Latin American Studies.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
EDPS 490
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-12
Max credits per semester: 12
Course Delivery: Classroom
EDPS 493
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-12
Max credits per semester: 12
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Course Delivery: Classroom
EDPS 498/898
Prereqs: Permission.
Seminar on current issues or topics in educational psychology. Topics vary.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per semester: 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
EDPS 499H
Prereqs: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.
Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
EDPS 97 is Pass/No Pass only.
This is an eight week seminar course for first semester students in the General Studies Learning Community. Students will complete activities to identify interests, research majors that match their interests and complete a "Guided Professional Shadowing" experience to gain first-hand knowledge about a career of their choice.
Credit Hours: 0
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom

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