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School of Education and Psychology Graduate Bulletin 2012-2014

Graduate Courses: EDUC 546-598

EDUC 546 READING AND WRITING ASSESSMENT 3
Exploration of strategies for observing and evaluating students’ reading and writing abilities. Assessment of portfolios, journals, essays, and oral reading will be addressed. Prerequisite: EDUC 360 or equivalent.
EDUC 551 ACTION RESEARCH 3
Methods of classroom-based research for the practicing teacher. Includes problem definition, hypothesis or research question development, research design, data collection and interpretation, and application and reporting of findings. Prerequisite: Teacher certification or permission on instructor. Offered summer only.
EDUC 556 CURRICULUM PLANNING 3
Examines the purposes, products, and processes of curriculum design in terms of personal and social values. Explores interactions between curriculum content and students, teachers, and community. Offered even summers.
EDUC 561 METHODS OF RESEARCH (OR PSYC 561) 3
Procedures in the selection and evaluation of research projects and techniques in the analysis of research data. A formal research proposal is developed as the course progresses. Prerequisite: PSYC 501 and 502 or equivalent courses.
EDUC 562 METHODS OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH (OR PSYC 562 )
History, theory, and procedures of qualitative research. Includes evaluation of published research and the design of a qualitative research project. Prerequisite: EDUC 561.
EDUC 565 PRACTICUM IN READING 2-4;4
Supervised experiences with elementary-age children, where instructional techniques, management, and assessment can be observed and practiced. Formal application is required. Graded S or NC.
EDUC 571 ACTION RESEARCH LAB 1-4;4
Application of the theory of action research in the K-12 educational setting. Students will design, execute, evaluate and report their classroom-based or school-based action research. Prerequisite: EDUC 551.
EDUC 575 READINGS: (Topic) 2-4
Advanced study confined to topic areas where the student can demonstrate prior knowledge and skills. Conducted in consultation with a faculty member. Written and/or oral reports are required. Prerequisite: Permission of the student’s adviser.
EDUC 581 PROFESSIONAL PROJECT 2-6
Planning and implementation of a significant project in education. Developed in close consultation with a department faculty member, the professional project typically concludes with a formal report and/or public presentation. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Graded S or NC.
EDUC 590 THESIS 2-8
The planning, execution, and formal presentation of original research in education. Completed under the guidance of a faculty committee appointed by the department in consultation with the student. Prerequisite: EDUC 561 and graduate standing. Graded S or NC.
EDUC 598 GRADUATE SEMINAR (OR PSYC 598) 1;3
Discussion periods in which faculty and students explore significant issues through the examination and analysis of recent research and literature in education. One quarter hour; maximum, three. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Graded S or NC.
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