Required Courses

EDUC-729 Introduction to Educational Research 1 cr.
Overview of educational research; identification of research topics and development of a research proposal.
Equivalent to EDUC-740, 421-729.

EDUC 745 Assessment of Learning 3 cr.
Assessment for instructional decision making. Historical perspectives, trends, current research, methods and purposes of assessing learners. Advanced principles and techniques used in assessing learners. Applied practice in using formative assessment strategies to examine the effects of instruction on learning. Role of assessment of student learning in professional development planning.

EDUC-750 Curriculum Theory and Practice 3 cr.
A study of curriculum theory and its application. An analysis and development of a rationale, writing educational objectives, identifying a body of knowledge, specifying methodology, and conducting curriculum evaluation.
Equivalent to 421-750.

EDUC-782 Instructional Analysis 4 cr.
Social/political forces utilized in planning and implementing instruction. Principles and strategies for a self-analysis of teaching behavior. Examination of the social aspects of teacher learning and knowledge production and the relationships between learning and instruction.
Equivalent to 421-782, 421-720

EDUC 780 Action Research 4 cr.
Action research as a tool for instructional decision making. Historical perspectives, trends, current research, methods and purposes of action research. Principles and appropriate techniques used in conducting action research. Field-based practice in using action research to examine the effects of instruction on learning.

EDUC-790 Professional Portfolio 2 cr.
Principles of professional portfolio development for educators.

EDPSY-730 Advanced Psychology of Learning 2 cr.
The theories and principles of learning are studied with emphasis upon totalistic models of classroom learning.