Educational Foundations (EDF)

EDF 502 Psy Mid Childhood Student3 Credit hours   

A course in the study of developmental principals relating to the physical, cognitive, social, and moral development of the middle childhood student 10-14 years old.

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EDF 513 Human Growth Dev Birth-8 Yr3 Credit hours   

This course examines the relationship between developmental principles in childhood and educational practice.

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EDF 514 Human Growth Dev Adolescence3 Credit hours   

This course examines the relationship between developmental principles in adolescence and educational practice.

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EDF 515 History Modern Education3 Credit hours   

Our debt to the ancient Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans. Em- phasis also is placed upon the movements since the beginning of the Renaissance.

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EDF 537 MAT Level I Clinical Exper0 Credit hours   

Thirty-five hours public school clinical experience in middle/secondary schools designed to provide an opportunity for MAT students to work with faculty, staff and students in a teaching environment. (CR: CI 515)

Co-req: CI 515
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EDF 580 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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EDF 581 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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EDF 582 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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EDF 583 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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EDF 585 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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EDF 586 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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EDF 587 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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EDF 588 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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EDF 610 Trends & Issues in Education3 Credit hours   

An investigation of current trends and issues in education through extensive reading, research and discussion. Implications for schools, classrooms, and teachers are the focus of the course.

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EDF 612 Educational Evaluation3 Credit hours   

A study of the fundamental skills needed to evaluate educational progress at the individual, classroom, program, and school levels.

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EDF 615 Hist of Education in US3 Credit hours   

Development of public and private educational systems in the United States.

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EDF 616 Adv Studies Human Develop3 Credit hours   

The nature of human growth and development from infancy to adulthood.

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EDF 617 Multiple Regression3 Credit hours   

A first course in Multiple Regression Analysis and its application to educational research. (PR: EDF 517 or Equivalent)

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EDF 618 Multilevel Analysis3 Credit hours   

An introduction to applied multilevel analysis and growth curve modeling for nested educational data. The nested data may have a repeated measures dependent variable.

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EDF 619 Educational Psychology3 Credit hours   

Study of learning theories and their applications to teaching.

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EDF 620 Mixed Methods Research3 Credit hours   

Integrates quantitative and qualitative approaches and applications to research, couching these models within developing theories for and approaches to mixed methods research in education and closely related fields.

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EDF 621 Educ Research & Writing3 Credit hours   

Research methods and techniques and their application.

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EDF 625 Qualitative Research Educ3 Credit hours   

Study of qualitative research methods: understanding historical and philosophical foundations of qualitative research and developing expertise in qualitative research strategies including participant observation, interviewing and inductive content analysis of data.

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EDF 630 Comparative Education3 Credit hours   

The study of the origins, nature, scope, basic literature and methodology of comparative education.

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EDF 635 Policy Studies in Education3 Credit hours   

The course focuses on current policy issues facing educat- ors today. The course offers conceptual and analytical tools for a critical examination of the uncertain political environment of schooling.

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EDF 636 Advanced Classroom Assessment3 Credit hours   

History, philosophy and advanced statistical methods for testing, measuring and evaluating pupil behavior are studied.

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EDF 637 MAT Level II Clinical Exper0 Credit hours   

Seventy-five hour secondary public school experience provides opportunity for preservice, master's-level teachers to put theory into classroom practice through observation, participation, reflection, individual/small group teaching, and up-front classroom teaching. (PR: EDF 537 and CI 515)

Pre-req: EDF 537 and CI 515.

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EDF 640 Literature1-3 Credit hours   

A program of reading, either extensive or intensive, and reports on a group of outstanding conributions to education; readings selected with guidance of advisor. Only one re- gistration for this course is permitted.

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EDF 641 Seminar2-3 Credit hours   

A guided program of readings, reports and discussions. No student may register for this course a second time.

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EDF 660 Philosophy of Education3 Credit hours   

Surveys basic philosophy schools and concepts and their application to educationsal practice.

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EDF 665 Sociology of Amer Schools3 Credit hours   

American school organizational patterns interpreted sociologically; role of power and bureaucracy, social and cultural change, stratification and social mobility, and values; analysis of school rituals and ceremonies.

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EDF 676 Statistical Methods3 Credit hours   

A foundation course in descriptive and inferential statistics as applied in education and the social sciences.

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EDF 677 MAT Level III Clinical Exper3-9 Credit hours   

Culminating clinical experience through directed activity in a clinical setting for MAT/PBC student.

Pre-req: EDF 537 and EDF 637.

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EDF 679 Problem Report1-3 Credit hours   

The preparation of a written report on a research problem, experiment or field project in education. This report is not a thesis; students must complete an additional 33 credit hours unless 697 is followed by 681 for 3 hours credit.

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EDF 681 Thesis3-6 Credit hours   

May be taken for 3 hours of credit by students whose reports in 679 were excellent and are of such character as to warrant further research. Students completing 679 and 681 for a total of 6 hours may qualify for the master's degree by earning an additional 26 hours of credit. Students com- pleting 681 must defend their thesis in an oral examination.

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EDF 703 Research Design3 Credit hours   

The purpose of this doctoral research methods course is to prepare College of Education doctoral students to design and carry out research at the doctoral level (PR: Admission to EdD Program)

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EDF 711 Survey Research in Education3 Credit hours   

Advanced research, theories, methods and procedures for conducting survey research in education.

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EDF 719 Intro to Doctoral Studies3 Credit hours   

This course is designed to introduce students to the tasks and processes involved in the completion of the doctoral requirements (PR: Admission to the Cooperative Doctoral Program)

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EDF 725 Adv Qualitative Research3 Credit hours   

Advanced study of selected topics in qualitative research. Emphasis on application of qualitative research knowledge and skills.

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EDF 776 Comp Analysis in Doctoral Res3 Credit hours   

This course provides the development of computer-based skills and competencies for applying statistical concepts and procedures when conducting research. (PR: EDF 676 or similar)

Pre-req: EDF 676 or EDF 517.

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