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  The Graduate School of Education 2014–2016 Courses Graduate GSE Courses (15) Educational Psychology (290)  

Educational Psychology (290)

Graduate Courses (Educational Psychology 290)

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.
15:290:520 Motor, Biological, and Neurological Development and Issues in Infancy and Early Childhood (3) Normal neuromotor and neuropsychological development from the prenatal period throughout the early years. Biological and medical conditions as a primary source of risk for developmental disabilities of various sorts; disruptions in motor development areas, facilitation of development through intervention and support. Effects of disruptions and issues affecting assessment and intervention. Prerequisite: Recently completed graduate course in child development or permission of instructor.
15:290:521 Child, Family, and Community: Relationships in Development (3)

Social/emotional development in infancy and early childhood and strategies for professionals to engage families. Topics include development of parent-child and teacher-child relationships; developmental sequences in infancy and early childhood in relation to life-span development issues; impact of various disabilities upon attachment and interaction and upon general family adjustment; methods of promoting optimal psychosocial and family development within the context of cultural variations.

Prerequisite: Recently completed graduate course in child development or permission of instructor.
15:290:522 Cognition and Language from Birth to Eight: Normal Development and Implications of Risk and Disability (3) Reviews recent research evidence concerning sequences of development in cognition and language in the first five years and the relationship between these domains of functioning; consideration of delays and disruptions in cognitive and language development following from various congenital disabilities and risk factors. Prerequisite: Recently completed graduate course in child development or permission of instructor.
15:290:523 Interdisciplinary Assessment of Infants and Young Children (3) Methods and issues in the assessment of infants and young children at risk and those with disabilities; formal and informal methods (medical, psychological, neuromotor, speech, and language); issues of prediction and its relationship to interventions. Prerequisites: Recently completed graduate course in child development and at least two of 15:290:520, 521, or 522; or permission of instructor.
15:290:525 Practicum in Applied Infant and Early Childhood Development (3) Service experiences based on student's goals; placements are available in a range of settings in which infants and young children, including those with risk or disability, and their families receive services such as assessment, intervention, or day care. A weekly seminar is required. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
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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