Youth Development

The Youth Development program provides students with strong grounding in research and theory concerning the cognitive, social, emotional, moral, and physical development of youth, as well as knowledge of contextual and institutional factors that lead to positive developmental outcomes for youth. The program has two primary strands: (A) An Applied Strand aimed at producing high-quality professionals to work within the field of youth development, and (B) a Research Strand aimed at providing students planning to seek doctoral degrees with preparatory training and background in developmental theory, research methods, and statistics.

Interdepartmental graduate concentrations in Survey Research Methodology and Violence Studies are available to students in this program.

Admission and Degree Requirements

Educational Psychology Courses

EPSY 400. Print-based Instruc Materials. 3 hours.

Focuses on the design and development process for creating and presenting print-based instructional materials for various learning contexts, to include basic analysis, design, layout, and development guidelines. Course Information: Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): EPSY 380.

EPSY 405. Ed Assessment and Evaluation. 3 hours.

Design, administration and scoring of assessments and evaluations useful in educational contexts for measuring different types of learning, program and developmental outcomes, from simple to complex. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): EPSY 255; or junior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.

EPSY 413. Youth Development Colloquium. 1 hour.

Focuses on current issues and trends in the field of youth development. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above.

EPSY 414. Develop Prgms Youth Urb Cntxts. 3 hours.

Survey, evaluation, and development of models and programs designed to facilitate growth, development and learning for diverse youth. Specific focus will be on the urban context. Course Information: Previously listed as CI 416. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor or enrollment in the Youth Development Program.

EPSY 415. Fieldwork Human Dev & Learning. 3 hours.

Experience working with programs that foster the developmental needs of young people in urban contexts. Students will design, implement and evaluate programs that promote personal development and independent action among youth. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Previously listed as CIE 415. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): EPSY 363; and junior standing or above. Recommended background: EPSY 414. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Practice.

EPSY 416. Program Quality. 3 hours.

An overview of theories and methods in exploring the system of program development, quality implementation, and evaluation. Relevant for those working in diverse settings and with diverse youth. Course Information: Recommended background: coursework in psychology or educational psychology.

EPSY 420. Social Devel of Urban Children. 3 or 4 hours.

General principles of social development and how these principles need to be modified for this population of children. Course Information: Same as PSCH 420. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Admission to a graduate program in education or psychology; or consent of the instructor.

EPSY 426. Dev, Health, Wellness. 4 hours.

Focuses on the developmental processes in cognitive, social/emotional, language, and physical domains. Special consideration will be given to the interaction:health, wellness, social, cultural, and interpersonal environments of children. Course Information: Previously listed as EPSY 526. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): EPSY 255 or the equivalent. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Practice.

EPSY 429. Constructivist Approach to Dev. 3 or 4 hours.

Piaget's and Vygotsky's theories of development of knowledge. Empirical and logico-mathematical forms of knowledge. Thought and action. Thought and language. Course Information: Same as PSCH 429. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): EPSY 255; or ED 422; or EPSY 426; or consent of the instructor or equivalent.

EPSY 430. Online Instruct Design and Dev. 3 hours.

Focuses on the design and development process for creating interactive e-learning for various learning contexts. Course Information: Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): EPSY 380.

EPSY 440. Engaging Mutimedia Instruction. 3 hours.

Focuses on the design and development of interactive instructional animations that may stand-alone or be integrated as part of a learning program. Course Information: Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): EPSY 380.

EPSY 446. Character Early Adolescence. 3 hours.

Physiological, social, emotional and cognitive development of early adolescence. The relationship between these developmental characteristics and success in the middle grades. Course Information: Same as PSCH 423. Prerequisite(s): Admission to a program in psychology or education; or approval of the College of Education or consent of the instructor, EPSY 210 or EPSY 255 or ED 421 or ED 422.

EPSY 449. Erly Childhd/Spec Ed Perspectv. 3 hours.

Perspectives, policies, history, and foundations of Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education. Emphasis on the effects of changing economic, political, legal, social, and views of human development. Course Information: Same as SPED 449 and EDPS 449.

EPSY 450. Assess & Eval of Learn Outcome. 3 hours.

Designed to develop knowledge and skills in systematically evaluating student learning and instructional technology product outcomes related to program goals and standards. Course Information: Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): EPSY 380.

EPSY 451. Mgmt & HR for Leaders in ECE. 3 hours.

Designed for directors, supervisors and managers in early childhood programs. Focuses on the administrator's role in staff development and human relations, including recruitment, hiring, retaining, training, support and evaluation of personnel.

EPSY 452. Legal, Fiscal & Mgmt in ECE. 3 hours.

Provides students with opportunities to learn and apply current theories of administration in order to improve their skills in managing early childhood education programs.

EPSY 453. Ed Program & Marketing in ECE. 3 hours.

Designed for directors and managers in early childhood programs. Focuses on development and implementation of a program philosophy, curriculum for typically and atypically developing children; and promoting a positive image to the public.

EPSY 461. Seminar and Fieldwork in HDL. 3 hours.

The culminating course for students in the Child and Youth Development and Early Childhood Education concentration of the Human Development and Learning BA program. Students have opportunities to bridge theory and research with professional practice. Course Information: Field work required. Prerequisite(s): ECE 426 and ECE 427 and ECE 455 and ECE 456 or equivalent. For CYD concentration: EPSY 385, 420, 445, 414 or equivalent. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture and one Practice.

EPSY 465. Students High Incidence Disab. 3 hours.

Uses major theoretical frameworks of human development to examine the characteristics and development of students with high incidence disabilities, ages 3-21. Course Information: Same as SPED 465. Field work required. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Practice.

EPSY 466. Lang Develop,Diversity&Disabil. 3 hours.

Theory and research on language development in children with disabilities, in the context of typical development. Models for language assessment and intervention. Course Information: Same as SPED 466.

EPSY 467. Students w/Low Incidence Disab. 3 hours.

Explores characteristics and development of children and youth with low incidence disabilities, ages 3-21, as well as how schools address their instructional needs. Course Information: Same as SPED 467.

EPSY 482. Coll. w/Family, Comm, and Prof. 3 hours.

Explores the dynamics of professional collaboration with families, addressing characteristics, structures, and processes of collaboration for children and youth with and without disabilities. Course Information: Same as SPED 482. Previously listed as EPSY 582. Field work required. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Practice.

EPSY 494. Topics in Ed Psychology. 1-4 hours.

Seminar on a pre-announced topic focusing on methodology, research and educational implications of recent models of learning, problem solving, and thinking. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

EPSY 496. Independent Study. 1-4 hours.

Students carry out independent study under the direction of educational psychology faculty member. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above; and consent of the instructor.

EPSY 500. Proseminar Educ Psychology I. 2 hours.

Socializes students into Educational Psychology, and covers professional development (e.g., importance of CV, presenting at a conference, IRB, grant proposals), and areas of emphasis (e.g., learning, assessment, statistics, measurement). Course Information: Same as PSCH 550. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Ph.D. in Educational Psychology or Education programs; or consent of the instructor.

EPSY 501. Theories of Educ Psychology. 4 hours.

Covers critical theories that drive the research and practice of educational psychology, including theories and research that pertain to student achievement, motivation, beliefs, assessments, teaching, and learning across the life span. Course Information: Same as PSCH 551. Prerequisite(s): EPSY 500 and admission to the Ph.D. in Education program or the Ph.D. in Psychology program; or consent of the instructor.

EPSY 502. Social Psychology of Ed. 4 hours.

Social psychological factors influencing academic and social outcomes in schools. Achievement motivation, peer relations, social values in relation to student characteristics and school practice. Course Information: Same as PSCH 517. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Ph.D. in Education program or the Ph.D. in Psychology program; or consent of the instructor.

EPSY 503. Quantitative Inquiry in Ed. 4 hours.

Introduces theory and assumptions behind parametric statistics. Also provides hands-on experience in conducting basic quantitative research (t-test, correlation, regression, analysis of variance). Course Information: Same as ED 503. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Ph.D. in Education program or consent of the instructor.

EPSY 504. Rate Scale&Quest Des&Analysis. 4 hours.

Development and administration of rating scales and questionnaires, analysis of data, and reporting of results. The focus is on rating scales. Course Information: Extensive computer use required. Previously listed as EPSY 550. Prerequisite(s): EPSY 503 or the equivalents or consent of the instructor.

EPSY 505. ANOVA and Regression. 4 hours.

Detailed coverage of the principles of ANOVA models, multiple correlation, and multiple regression techniques as tools for the analysis and interpretations of educational and behavioral science data. Course Information: Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): EPSY 503; or consent of the instructor. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in a Lecture/Discussion and a Laboratory/Discussion.

EPSY 506. Item Response Theory. 4 hours.

Statistical inference with item response theory models, useful to measure an individual's performance on a test or questionnaire. Models include parametric, non-parametric, unidimensional, multidimensional, and cognitive. Course Information: Same as PSCH 506. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): ED 501 and EPSY 503 and EPSY 546 or the equivalent. Appropriate score on the department placement test. Graduate or professional standing required or consent of the instructor.

EPSY 507. Analyzing Rating Data. 1-4 hours.

An introduction to various statistical approaches for detecting rater effects and monitoring rater performance. Course Information: Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): ED 501 and ED 503 or the equivalent; or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: EPSY 504 and EPSY 505 and EPSY 506 and EPSY 512 and EPSY 546; and EPSY 547.

EPSY 508. Proseminar in EPSY II. 3 or 4 hours.

Covers proper scientific writing, including the process of scientific argumentation, crafting research questions and ideas, how to write all components of a scientific article, dissertation, conference presentations, and grant proposal. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): ED 503 and ED 505 and ED 506 and enrollment in the PhD program in Educational Psychology or approval of instructor. Recommended background: ED 502.

EPSY 509. Research Design in Education. 4 hours.

Emphasis is placed on discriminating theoretical and program evaluation research, distinguishing the parts of the study, and designing a research proposal. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Admission to a graduate program.

EPSY 510. Theory of Statistics. 4 hours.

The foundations of statistical analysis and probability modeling, including probability theory, parameter estimation, axioms and principles of rational decision-making, and large-sample theory. Course Information: EPSY 546 or EPSY 547 or EPSY 563; and graduate or professional standing; or consent of the instructor or equivalent.

EPSY 512. Hierarchical Linear Models. 4 hours.

Parametric and semiparametric approaches to hierarchical linear modeling, for the analysis of continuous and categorical multivariate data. These approaches extend on classical linear regression analysis. Course Information: Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): EPSY 546 or EPSY 547 or EPSY 563; and graduate or professional standing; or consent of the instructor or equivalent.

EPSY 514. Non-Parametric Modeling. 4 hours.

Contemporary nonparametric and semiparametric models that make minimal assumptions about the data-generating process, in order to permit more accurate conclusions in data analysis. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): ED 501 and EPSY 503 or the equivalent; and appropriate score on the department placement test.

EPSY 517. Seminar in Urb Youth Devl. 4 hours.

In-depth analysis of topics and issues in the field of youth development and its relation to youth program development, with special attention to the urban context. Course Information: Previously listed as CIE 517. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

EPSY 518. Intro Youth Dev Practice. 3 hours.

Students will be engaged in bridging theory and research to their professional practice with young people in an urban context. The first in a two-course sequence. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): EPSY 517. Recommended background: EPSY 414 and EPSY 416. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Practice.

EPSY 519. Curr Instr&Assess/Primary Grds. 5 hours.

Language arts, mathematics, science, social studies and fine arts curriculum development and instruction in the primary grades. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): EPSY 429 and EPSY 520; and consent of the instructor. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Practice.

EPSY 520. Intro Curriculum & Practice. 6 hours.

Focuses on creating curriculum, designing learning environments, curriculum and instruction, and developing sensitive and responsive interactions with young children (ages birth- 8) in community and school-based settings. Course Information: Field work required. Prerequisite(s): EPSY 426 or ED 422; and consent of the instructor. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Practice.

EPSY 521. Student Teaching in ECE. 1-12 hours.

This is a required course for students opting to add an initial PEL with endorsements in ECE and ECSE. The course focuses on planning, curriculum, instruction, assessment and collaborating with families and staff. Course Information: Field work required. Meets Illinois State requirement for PEL with endorsements in ECE and ECSE by providing supervised student teaching experiences. Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in EPSY 520; and consent of the instructor. Recommended Background: Candidacy in PEL program.

EPSY 522. Internship in Early Childhood. 0-12 hours.

Instructional methods in curricula in Early Childhood Education. Course Information: May be repeated. Full-time fieldwork required in early childhood education classroom. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. Co-Requisites: Requires concurrent registration in EPSY 523. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Practice.

EPSY 523. Adv Curriculum & Practice. 3 hours.

This is a required course for students opting to add an initial PEL with endorsements in ECE and ECSE. This course focuses on planning, curriculum, instruction, assessment and collaborating with families and staff. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in EPSY 520.

EPSY 525. Advanced Adolescent Develop. 3 hours.

Examines current theory and research on physiological, intellectual, emotional, and social development during the adolescent years. Examines relationship amongst individual, interpersonal, and contextual factors related to adolescent development. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): EPSY 446 or EPSY 502 or ED 421 or ED 422 or ED 445; or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Coursework in Educational Psychology or Psychology.

EPSY 526. Develop Infant & Early Child. 4 hours.

Consideration of development in the preschool years. Stress on theory, research, individual child study, and educational implications. Course Information: Same as PSCH 520. Prerequisite(s): ED 422 or PSCH 422 or the equivalent.

EPSY 528. Advanced Youth Dev Practice. 4 hours.

Students will be engaged in implementing their designed field work project in an urban youth development organization. The second in a two-course sequence. Course Information: Field work required. Prerequisite(s: EPSY 517 and EPSY 518. Recommended background: EPSY 414 and EPSY 416. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Practice.

EPSY 530. Achievement Motivation. 4 hours.

The psychology of achievement motivation will be explored from the perspectives of personality, social, and educational psychology. Course Information: Same as PSCH 525. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in education or psychology or consent of the instructor.

EPSY 531. Gender, Sexuality Development. 4 hours.

Focuses on the development of gender and sexuality in adolescence, the ways in which this development impacts growth in other areas, and the impact that social, contextual, and cultural factors have on these processes. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Dicusssion and one Discussion.

EPSY 535. Human Dvlpmnt for School Ldrs. 4 hours.

Deepens school leaders' understanding of human development across the lifespan, from birth to adult learning in schools; includes attention to differentiated instruction, SpEd inclusion, and ELL learners in all age groups. Course Information: Same as EDPS 535. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

EPSY 546. Educ Measurement. 4 hours.

Contemporary models for the analysis of data arising from multiple-choice tests, rating-scale questionnaires, or experts' judgments of examinee performance. Test equating is also covered. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): ED 501, and ED 503 or EPSY 503 or the equivalent or consent of the instructor.

EPSY 547. Multiple Regress in Educ. 4 hours.

Introduction to multiple correlation and regression techniques as tools for the analysis and interpretation of educational and behavioral science data. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): EPSY 503.

EPSY 553. Assessment for Teachers. 4 hours.

Plan, construct, administer, score, and report on classroom assessments that measure a wide variety of learning outcomes, from simple to complex; select and use standardized achievement tests; developing defensible grading procedures. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): EPSY 421 and EPSY 422; or consent of the instructor.

EPSY 560. Ed Program Evaluation. 4 hours.

An introduction to concepts, approaches, techniques, and practices of educational program evaluation. Students work toward acquiring knowledge and skills to plan and conduct evaluations of programs, projects, curriculum and institutions. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): EPSY 503; or consent of the instructor. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation, one Lecture-Discussion and one Practice.

EPSY 561. Assess /Measurement Pro. 4 hours.

Plan, construct, administer, score, and report on classroom assessment; select and use standardized achievement tests; develop defensible grade procedures; measure issues in classroom assessment; validity and reliability of classroom assessments. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): ED 421 and ED 422; or consent of the instructor.

EPSY 562. Large-Scale Testing. 4 hours.

An introduction to large-scale assessments, including planning, constructing, administering, scoring, and reporting on large-scale tests. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): EPSY 503 or the equivalent; or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: EPSY 553 or EPSY 561. Prior experience in designing, administering, scoring, and/or reporting on large-scale tests.

EPSY 563. Adv Analysis Variance/Ed Res. 4 hours.

A continuation of the topics covered in introductory statistics. Focuses on experimental design and analysis of variance (ANOVA) techniques as tools for analysis and interpretation of educational and behavior science Data. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): EPSY 503.

EPSY 583. Multivariate Analysis of Data. 4 hours.

Multivariate analysis: data screening, multivariate analysis-variance (MANOVA), multivariate analysis of covariance (MANCOVA), discriminant function analysis (DFA), profile analysis (PA), principal component analysis (PCA), EFA, CFA and SEM. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): EPSY 505 or EPSY 547 or EPSY 563.

EPSY 593. PhD Research Project. 1-8 hours.

Students design, implement, and analyze results of a research problem in this area of specialization. Completed study is reviewed by faculty. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Ph.D. in Education program.

EPSY 594. Spcl Topics in Ed Psych. 1-4 hours.

Seminar on a preannounced topic focusing on methodology, research, and educational implications of recent models of learning, problem solving, and thinking. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite(s): ED 421 and ED 422, or consent of the instructor.

EPSY 596. Independent Study. 1-4 hours.

Students carry out independent study in educational psychology under the direction of a faculty member. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): ED 490 or the equivalent, and consent of the advisor and instructor.

EPSY 598. Masters Research. 0-16 hours.

Research on the topic of the student's Master's thesis. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the thesis instructor.

EPSY 599. Thesis Research. 0-16 hours.

Research on the topic of the student's dissertation. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the dissertation advisor.

Education Courses

ED 402. Phil Ed & Urban School Policy. 3 hours.

Selected social and education philosophies and their impact on urban school curriculum design, school organization and control.

ED 403. Hist of Amer Ed Policy. 3 hours.

Political, economic, and cultural influences shaping the development of American education policy; emphasis on issues of education theory and practice in their historical settings.

ED 416. Practical Inquiry I. 3 hours.

Introduction to examining teaching through practitioner inquiry, including teacher performance assessment, as a way of learning to teach and beginning a lifelong process of professional development.

ED 417. Practical Inquiry II. 3 hours.

A developing examination of teaching through practitioner inquiry, including teacher performance teacher assessment, as a way of learning to teach and fostering a lifelong process of professional development.

ED 421. Advanced Educ Psychology. 3 hours.

Examines current theory and research on the teaching-learning process with particular attention to general learning and curriculum-relevant problem solving skills. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): EPSY 210; or graduate standing.

ED 422. Adv Devel Psych & Ed Proc. 3 hours.

Focuses on cognitive and social development from birth to early adolescence. Examines relations between development, learning, and educational processes. Course Information: Same as PSCH 422. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 100 and any one from EPSY 210, PSCH 259, PSCH 320 and consent of the instructor; or graduate standing.

ED 424. Social and Emotional Learning. 3 or 4 hours.

Research, theory, educational practices, and federal/state policies that promote the social, emotional, and academic competence of students who are in preschool, middle school, or high school. Course Information: Same as PSCH 424. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): PSCH 343 or equivalent; or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Experience working with children or adolescents.

ED 425. CIA Urban Sec Classroom. 4 hours.

Developing professional practice that meets the diverse learning needs of students from different backgrounds and experiences. Course Information: Previously listed as ED 330. Field experience in urban schools is required. Prerequisite(s): Admission to an approved teacher licensure program in secondary education, and ED 200, ED 210 and SPED 410 , and consent of the instructor and Council of Teacher Education. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Practice.

ED 430. Curriculum & Teaching. 3 hours.

Introduction to curriculum and teaching as areas of inquiry; implications of these areas of inquiry for educational practice; related contemporary problems and issues. Course Information: Credit is not given for ED 430 if the student has credit for CI 428. Prerequisite(s): Admission to graduate study in Education, or consent of the instructor.

ED 431. Improving Learning Environmts. 3 hours.

Analysis of structural, normative, and social dimensions of learning environments and their relationships to student learning. Exploration of change processes to improve those environments. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of the instructor.

ED 432. Instr Assess Urban Sec Educ. 5 hours.

Learning to teach, how to plan for diverse learners, design differentiated instruction, assess student learning and develop classroom discipline. Course Information: Field experience in urban schools is required. Prerequisite(s): Completion of education core courses in Graduate Teacher Certification Program: ED 402 or ED 403 and ED 445. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Practice.

ED 445. Adolescence & Schools. 3 hours.

Physiological, intellectual, and social development of adolescence. Relations between aspects of adolescent development and the academic and social demands of secondary schools. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): EPSY 210, or the equivalent, or graduate standing.

ED 450. Pre-Student Teaching. 1-12 hours.

This pre-student teaching experience immerses teacher candidates in classrooms in a supervised experience of learning to teach; and develop effective practices with an emphasis in arts, health and physical education. Course Information: May be repeated. Field work required. Field work: total of 180 hours, coordinated by the program director and in collaboration with field instructors. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or above and admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Urban Education, Concentration in Elementary Education.

ED 451. Student Teaching. 0-12 hours.

Student teaching is a full-time experience of learning to teach in a classroom with university mentoring and supervision. Course Information: May be repeated. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): ED 450 and admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Urban Education, Concentration in Elementary Education and senior standing. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion and one Practice.

ED 461. Polit/Soc-Cultural Perspect. 3 hours.

Students will examine issues of access and equity through legislation, litigation, and socio-cultural perspectives and be introduced to major theoretical frameworks that influence special education programs. Course Information: Same as SPED 461. Field work required. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Practice.

ED 470. Educ Pract w/Seminar I. 0-12 hours.

The first half of a two-segment sequence of practice teaching, including seminar, to meet certification requirements for teaching in grades six through twelve. Course Information: Graduate credit only with approval of the college. 1 to 12 hours. Prerequisite(s): Good academic standing in a teacher education program, completion of 100 clock hours of pre-student-teaching field experiences, and approval of the college or department of specialization. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Practice.

ED 471. Educ Pract w/Seminar II. 0-12 hours.

The second half of a two-segment sequence of practice teaching, including seminar, to meet certification requirements for teaching in grades six through twelve. Course Information: Graduate credit only with approval of the college. 1 to 12 hours. Prerequisite(s): Good academic standing in a teacher education program, completion of 100 clock hours of pre-student-teaching field experiences, credit or concurrent registration in ED 470, and approval of the college or department of specialization. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Conference and one Practice.

ED 472. Acad & Prosocial Behavior I. 3 hours.

The importance of school-wide and classroom structure and climate in the educational process. Strategies to promote academic success and desired social behavior. Course Information: Same as SPED 472. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): SPED 461 or ED 461 or the equivalent or consent of the instructor.

ED 473. Teach Math & Science w/Adapt. 3 hours.

Provides prospective teachers with assessment strategies and a range of adaptations, modifications, and interventions in math and science for students with disabilities. Course Information: Same as SPED 473. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): SPED 461. Course Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Practice.

ED 500. Philosophy of Ed Research. 4 hours.

Philosophical foundations of various forms of educational inquiry. Epistemological and ethical dimensions of different research approaches. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Ph.D. in Education program or consent of the instructor.

ED 501. Ed Data & Interpretation. 4 hours.

Data, interpretation, reliability, validity, accuracy, stability, and generalizability from different methodological perspectives; how research design, data collection, and interpretation vary with different philosophical approaches. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Ph.D. in Education program or consent of the instructor.

ED 502. Qualitative Inquiry in Ed. 4 hours.

Surveys methods for conceptualizing, gathering, managing, and interpreting qualitative data. Various ethnographic, historical, and narrative forms of inquiry are reviewed, as are the corresponding methods associated with each. Course Information: Extensive computer use required. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Ph.D. in Education program or consent of the instructor.

ED 503. Quantitative Inquiry in Ed. 4 hours.

Introduces theory and assumptions behind parametric statistics. Also provides hands-on experience in conducting basic quantitative research (t-test, correlation, regression, analysis of variance). Course Information: Same as EPSY 503. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Ph.D. in Education program or consent of the instructor.

ED 504. Urban Contexts and Ed Research. 4 hours.

A multidisciplinary approach for understanding research on learners and learning, schools and schooling, families, and communities in urban contexts. Course Information: Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): Admission to one of the PhD programs in the College of Education or consent of the instructor.

ED 505. Paradigms and Processes. 4 hours.

Offers a survey introduction to the history, contexts, paradigms and orientations, ethics, and processes of educational research. Course Information: Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): Admission to one of the PhD programs in the College of Education or consent of the instructor.

ED 506. Designs and Analyses. 4 hours.

Offers researchers an introduction to research in the field of education. It is the second of a two-course sequence and will introduce students to different types of research designs and analyses in the field of education. Course Information: Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): ED 505 and admission to one of the PhD programs in the College of Education or consent of the instructor.

ED 543. Research on Teaching. 4 hours.

Review and analysis of history, paradigms, methods, and findings of research on teaching. Focus on the development of research questions and strategy. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): ED 490 or ED 503 or CIE 578; and consent of the instructor.

ED 580. Colloquium-Diversity Second Ed. 2 hours.

Designed to provide candidates with opportunities to interact with experts who deal with various issues of diversity in education, to discuss those issues with their cohorts, and to explore ways of meeting students' diverse needs. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only.

ED 594. Special Topics in Educ. 1-4 hours.

Exploration of a topic not covered in existing course offerings. Course Information: May be repeated if topics vary. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

ED 596. Independent Study. 1-4 hours.

Students independently study related topics not covered by course, under faculty supervision. Course Information: May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the advisor.