EDUC-6964 (3) Capstone: Inquiry in the Content Areas

Supports students in using and building on the ideas and content encountered in previous coursework. Requires students to conceptualize, design and implement an original research project in content area that will serve as exit requirement for the degree. Reads and engages in research and theory associated with Teacher Research (i.e. research conducted by teachers for professional purposes). Prerequisites: Restricted to Educ-Curriculum & Instruction (EDCI) graduate students only.

EDUC-7015 (3) Teaching Internship in Teacher Education

One-semester teaching internship in an undergraduate or graduate foundations course.

EDUC-7055 (3) Philosophy of Education

Examines exemplars of educational philosophy from ancient times to the present day, emphasizing their relevance and application to current controversies in education (e.g., multiculturalism, gender equity, and school choice). Formerly EDUC 5055. Prerequisites: Restricted to Graduate Students only.

EDUC-7105 (3) Collaboration to Meet Special Needs

Covers effective collaboration practices involving the special education teacher, other educational personnel, students, and parents. Bilingual special education considerations in collaboration will be described. Issues regarding inclusion will be explored. Practical application to teaching and learning will be made. Strategies for disseminating information and collaborative activities will be discussed.

EDUC-7316 (3) Intermediate Statistical Methods

Studies sampling theory and inferential statistics; advanced applications for testing of hypotheses regarding central tendency, variability, proportion, correlation, and normality; chi-square and the analysis of frequency data; multiple regression and prediction; introduction to the analysis of variance; and related computer programs for statistical analysis. Prereq., EDUC 5716.

EDUC-7326 (3) Experimental Design and Analysis 1

Focuses on experimental and quasi-experimental designs in educational research; applications of the general linear mode; power and statistical efficiency; randomization and control; multiple comparisons; factorial experiments and interaction with fixed-factor and mixed design; analysis of covariance; effects of assumption violations; and related computer programs for statistical analysis. Prereqs., EDUC 5726 and 7316.

EDUC-7336 (3) Methods of Survey Research and Assessments

Examines theory and techniques involved in each stage of survey research, including problem formulation, questionnaire development, interview and mailed surveys, assessing reliability and validity, sampling plans, data reduction (e.g., factor analysis), and analysis of continuous and categorical data. Prereqs, EDUC 5726 and 7316.

EDUC-7346 (3) Ethnographic Methods in Educational Research

Explores the history of ethnography and its translation into educational research. Students practice participant observation, interviewing, journal writing, artifact searches, qualitative analysis and interpretation, and styles of reporting. Prereq., EDUC 6325 or equivalent doctoral level course in anthropological or sociological theory, or sociology of education.

EDUC-7376 (3) Theory and Practice of Educational and Psychological Measurement

Introduces theories of measurement and applications, and presents classical test theory. Includes quantitative concepts, methods, and computational techniques for the development, application, and evaluation of measurement instruments in social/ behavioral science and education. Prereq., EDUC 5716.

EDUC-7386 (3) Educational Evaluation

Builds an understanding of the range of approaches taken by educational evaluators, focusing particularly on the evaluation of programs. Explores the nature of different evaluation perspectives and how these disparate views translate into methodological and conceptual models. Students develop a familiarity with the most common and influential approaches to evaluation.

EDUC-7396 (3) Multivariate Analysis

Introduces contemporary advanced multivariate techniques and their application in social science research. Methods include multivariate regression and analysis of variance, structural equation models, and hierarchical/multi-level models. Prior experiencewith Anova and multiple regression is assumed. Prerequisites: Restricted to Graduate Students only.

EDUC-7416 (3) Seminar: Research Methodology

Presents selected topics for advanced study in educational research, statistics, measurement, and evaluation.

EDUC-7436 (3) Item Response Theory

Includes one-, two-, and three-parameter logistic models for dichotomously-scored items and partial credit models for polychotomously-scored items; applications of the models to problems such as equating of test forms, test design, computerized adaptive testing, and the detectionof item bias. Prereqs., EDUC 7316, 7376.

EDUC-7446 (3) Seminar: Policy Issues in Education

Explores major policy issues confronting U.S. education and examines the nature and undertaking ofeducational policy studies. Learn to approach policy issues from a contextual perspective that highlights systemic forces and analyzes and applies differing policy instruments. While a wide variety of policies are covered in the course, it particularly emphasizes issues of educational equity.

EDUC-7456 (3) Advanced Multivariate Methods: Multi-level and Latent Variable Modeling

Covers in depth two advanced multivariate models common to social science research: latent variable (structural equation) models and multi-level (hierarchical) models. Topics may be taught with a particular analytic context, such as measurement of change (longitudinal analysis) or experimental design. Prereq., EDUC 7396 or equivalent.

EDUC-7775 (1-2) Topics in Cognitive Science

Reading of interdisciplinary innovative theories and methodologies of cognitive science. Students participate in the ICS Distinguished Speakers series that hosts internationally recognized cognitive scientists who share and discuss their current research. Session discussions include analysis of leading edge and controversial new approaches in cognitive science. Restricted to students enrolled in ICS Cognitive Science Academic Programs. Same as LING 7775, CSCI 7772, PSYC 7775, SLHS 7775, and PHIL 7810. Prerequisites: Restricted to Graduate Students only.

EDUC-8014 (3) Doctoral Seminar: Multiculturalism and Education

Addresses the sociopolitical context of multiculturalism and education, and the sociocultural context of learning. Examines critical issues involved in making schooling responsive to an increasingly multicultural and multilingual society. Required for all doctoral students. Prereqs., EDUC 8210, 8220, 8230 8240, 8250 and 8260. Prerequisites: Restricted to EDCI, EECD, EPSY, EFPP or REME PhD graduate students only.

EDUC-8025 (3) Seminar: Curriculum Theories

Examines in depth recent developments in curriculum theory highlighting conceptual, contextual, and normative issues. Substantially explores distinct curricular traditions, corresponding conceptions of the good life along with related approaches to reason and emotion. Focuses on the works of prominent curriculum theorists.

EDUC-8045 (3) Philosophical Issues in Educational Research

Familiarizes students with important concepts and issues from the philosophy of science and, to a lesser extent, political theory and ethics; grounds such concepts and issues in the literature (often in terms of primary philosophical sources); and stimulates students to apply this material to the field of educational research in an informed way. Restricted to EDCI, EECD, EPSY, EFPP or REME PhD graduate students only. Prerequisites: Restricted to EDCI, EECD, EPSY, EFPP or REME PhD graduate students only.

EDUC-8055 (3) Theoretical Issues in Education Policy

Provides students with an examination of the theories behind education policy analysis. Takes a thematic approach to the study of policy in order to understand how policy agendas are set; how democratic deliberation should be linked with research and policy; and the relationship between politics, social structures, research, and policies. Prerequisites: Restricted to EDCI, EECD, EPSY, EFPP or REME PhD graduate students only.