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  The Graduate School of Education 2022-2024 Courses Graduate GSE Courses (15) Educational Psychology (290)  

Educational Psychology (290)

Graduate Courses (Educational Psychology 290)

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15:290:501 Introduction to Educational Tests and Measures (3)

Preparation and interpretation of classroom tests, sources of information on standardized tests, criteria for their evaluation, methods of scoring, and interpretation of scores. Basic statistical concepts necessary for understanding and using tests.

Not open to students who have completed 16:960:531 or equivalent. Not recommended for doctoral students.
15:290:518 Psychology of Personality (3) Major historical and contemporary theories of personality. Prerequisite: Background in child and general psychology.
15:290:553 Developing a Maker Mindset (3) This course will examine the maker movement and its integration into education, including maker-centered learning activities and their effects on student cognition and motivation. Participants will gain hands-on experience designing and safely fabricating in 2D and 3D with makerspace tools such as laser cutters and 3D printers; and creating new products with electronics, textiles, and coding/Arduino. Participants will complete all phases of the design and fabrication process, and explore connections to the maker community.
15:290:554 Designing/Facilitating Maker-Centered Learning Environments (3) This course will examine best practice in designing, setting up, and facilitating a makerspace or maker-centered learning environment. Topics include selecting age-appropriate tools and advocating for a makerspace; creating learning environments; developing integrated curricula and instructional strategies to support engaged learning and creativity; supporting diverse learners; and effective educational assessments. Participants will gain experience planning and developing integrated maker-centered instructional lessons in interdisciplinary teams. Prerequisite: 15:290:553.
15:290:555 Makerspace Safety and Emergency Lab (1) A companion to 15:290:554, the 1-credit Makerspace Safety and Emergency Lab (five classes with lab component) is intended for those supervising children or adolescents in loco parentis in spaces or with equipment having a safety risk, and who are responsible for teaching or administering safety procedures to users. Participants will receive training on how to demonstrate safety procedures for makerspace equipment, provide guided practice to new users, and evaluate for proficiency in safety. They will also gain proficiency in how to respond to accidents and hazards in the workplace consistent with OSHA regulations, and to put structures in place to prevent them. Proper operation of expensive makerspace equipment to avoid damage to machinery is also addressed.
15:290:559 Maker Education Capstone (3) This course is designed to allow students to synthesize what has been learned in the Maker Education Certificate program, and is open only to students pursuing the certificate program. Students will engage in a project of substantial depth that applies the knowledge and skills acquired in the program to real-life learning activities. Students will research, design, and simulate a significant, original piece of curriculum, detailed lesson, or other significant maker-centered learning experience. Prerequisites: 15:290:553, 15:290:554, and 15:290:555.
15:290:583 Biological Bases of Behavior (3) Brain structure and functional specialization; neurological bases of movement sensation, vision, audition, language, spatial perception, memory, emotion, and executive function; emphasis on characteristics and educational treatment of developmental and acquired disorders of children. Each student is expected to develop a class presentation based on intensive study of one disorder.
15:290:601 Independent Study in Educational Psychology (3) Gives students in the Department of Educational Psychology an opportunity for independent study (either a literature review or nonthesis research) under the supervision of a faculty member, in areas of their own interest. Open to advanced students with permission of an educational psychology faculty member.
15:290:605 History and Systems of Psychology (3) Philosophical and scientific antecedents of psychology; history of the schools and systems of thought that contribute to modern psychology, including structuralism, functionalism, behaviorism, gestalt, psychoanalysis, and cognition; recurring issues in psychological thought. Open only to matriculated doctoral students in programs in the Department of Educational Psychology.
15:290:622 Individual Cognitive Assessment (3) Training in the administration, scoring, and interpretation of standardized individual test of cognitive abilities; emphasis on Wechsler scales for children and adults. Considerable practicum time required. Prerequisites: 15:291:515 or 15:295:502, and permission of instructor.
15:290:701 Dissertation Study in Educational Psychology (BA) Open to advanced students with permission of adviser. Required of all students who wish to write doctoral dissertations in any of the curricula of the Department of Educational Psychology.
15:290:800 Matriculation Continued (0) Continuous registration may be accomplished by enrolling for at least 3 credits in standard course offerings, including research courses, or by enrolling in this course for 0 credits. Students actively engaged in study toward their degree who are using university facilities and faculty time are expected to enroll for the appropriate credits.
15:290:866 Graduate Assistantship (E-BA) Students who hold graduate assistantships are required to enroll for 3 or 6 E credits per semester in this course.
15:290:877 Teaching Assistantship (E-BA) Students who hold teaching assistantships are required to enroll for 3 or 6 E credits per semester in this course.
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