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Spring Registration 2022 is in full swing. Have you considered these Online courses in Adult Education?

This spring, we are offering convenient online evening courses that cover topics in adult learning pertinent to many fields, such as medical training, social work and social sciences, workplace training, professional development, management, and business. Contact the course instructor to reserve your seat.

EDPY 520 – Survey of Adult Education – Wednesdays, 5:05pm – 7:45pm. Taught online, synchronously. Contact mary-hammon@utk.edu to be added.

  • Covers the historical development and philosophies of adult ed programs, adult ed agencies & associations, etc.
  • Explores the literature and issues surrounding the processes of adult education, and diversity of continuing education.

EDPY 521 – Program Planning in Adult Education – Mondays, 5:05pm – 7:45pm. Taught online, synchronously. Contact mmisawa@utk.edu to be added.

  • Theories and methods in planning and operating educational programs.
  • Useful in many career contexts such as medical training, workplace training, professional development, management, etc.

EDPY 625 – Advanced Seminar in Adult Learning – Tuesdays, 5:05pm – 7:05pm. Taught online, synchronously. Contact qsun8@utk.edu to be added.

  • Advanced adult learning concepts, theories, research trends, and methodologies.

 

Interested in a career in teaching adults? For more information on the PhD program in Adult Learning, click here.

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Spring Registration has begun. Have you considered these Online EDPY courses?

These Educational Psychology courses make excellent electives in a variety of career paths, such as business, social sciences, medical training, and psychology — and, they are conveniently online!

For more information on the full Ed Psych Online Masters program offered by the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, click here.

EDPY 506 – Intro to Educational Research (2 sections) – Wednesdays, 5:05pm – 7:45pm OR Thursdays, 5:05pm – 7:45pm. Taught online, synchronously. Contact mary-hammon@utk.edu to be added.

  • Quantitative & Qualitative Research Skills.
  • Analyzing scholarly research.
  • Developing research plans

EDPY 524 – Learning in the Workplace – Tuesdays, 5:05pm – 7:45pm. Taught online, synchronously. Contact mary-hammon@utk.edu to be added.

  • Theories on formal and informal learning in the workplace.
  • Major trends in facilitating workplace learning.

EDPY 537 – Assessment in Applied Ed Psych – Mondays, 5:05pm – 7:05pm. Taught online, synchronously. Contact mary-hammon@utk.edu to be added.

  • Survey of standardized tests of intelligence, achievement, aptitude, vocational interest, attitudes, and personality.
  • Principles of test construction and analysis.

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The Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling wants to congratulate the graduates from seven of our programs who earned their degrees and recipients from two of our graduate certificate programs who completed necessary requirements during the spring 2019 semester.

To see photos of our recent graduates, please go to the “EPC Graduates” album on our EPC Facebook page.

Madeline Birch Auge
MS in Educational Psychology – Applied Educational Psychology

Jillian Mei-Li Blueford
PhD in Counselor Education

Rita Bourbon Gray
MS in Education – Instructional Technology
Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching & Learning

Brenda Katz Murphy
PhD in Education – Learning Environments & Educational Studies

Christine Kay Patti
PhD in Education – Learning, Design & Technology

Ashley Kennedy Scheyder
MS in Counseling – School Counseling

Amanda Carol Sexton
MS in Educational Psychology – Adult Education

Nancy Elaine Thacker
PhD in Counselor Education
Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Research Methods in Education

*If you are one of the graduates listed above and would like to have your photo added to our EPC Graduates Facebook album, then please email your picture to Synthia Clark sclark41@utk.edu.

**If you were an Educational Psychology and Counseling student who graduated during this time frame, yet have unintentionally been omitted from this list, please send your name, degree, and major/concentration to Synthia Clark sclark41@utk.edu. We will add you to the list after receiving this information from you and confirming your graduation status.


Louis RocconiLouis Rocconi, assistant professor, won an AccessLex Institute/Association for Institutional Research (AIR) grant in the amount of $50,000.

“I am honored to receive this grant and grateful to AccessLex and the Association for Institutional Research for supporting my research.”

The project being funded by this grant is titled “Measuring quality in legal education: Examining the relationship between law school rank and student engagement.”

The purpose of Rocconi’s study is to examine how law school rankings, such as US News and World Report, relate with other indicators of law school quality, especially student engagement. Student engagement more accurately describes what students experience while enrolled and has been linked to desirable outcomes such as high academic performance, diverse interactions, and satisfaction. Rankings play an integral role in students deciding which school to attend and what job placements they receive after graduating. So, it’s important to understand if, and how, rankings measure this experience.

​The AccessLex Institute/AIR Research and Dissertation Fellows Program is a grant competition promoting scholarship on issues related to access, affordability and value of legal education specifically, and graduate and professional education more broadly.


Two faculty members and five students from the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling were recognized at the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet on April 16, 2019.

See below for a description of each individual’s award.


Extraordinary Professional Promise

Honors awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate professional promise in teaching, research, or other contributions.

Terry Gibson, ESM student

Terry O. Gibson Jr.
PhD Candidate in Evaluation, Statistics & Measurement

“Receiving the Extraordinary Professional Promise award was inspirational and made me feel a sense of accomplishment.”


Marlon Johnson, Counselor Ed

Marlon Johnson
PhD Candidate in Counselor Education

“It’s humbling to be acknowledged as someone who can make an impact in the field of Counselor Education. I’m often resistant to exploring and experiencing acknowledgements like this. I work hard like my colleagues, knowing that we do it all to better our communities and our profession. I’m overwhelmed with joy and hope to continue to make a difference after graduation!”


photo of Ashley Scheyder

Ashley Scheyder
MS in School Counseling ’19

“Receiving the Extraordinary Professional Promise Award is such an honor. I am so thankful for my entire graduate experience with the counseling program and I know that this award reflects the hard work of many others that have supported me and poured into me in various ways. I would not me the person that I am today if it were not for this program and I am thankful that they have challenged and helped me to grow while still allowing me to be myself along the way. I am so excited to begin my professional journey in School Counseling, and receiving this award reminded me that I am ready and that there are many people right next to me cheering me on along the way.”


Mary Wynn

Mary Wynn
MS Student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

“I am so appreciative for our program and the counseling field. I always knew I wanted to help people, but it was a journey to find my way to the counseling profession. Now that I’m here, my spirit is overflowing with exuberant gratitude! I love what we do! We get to help and empower clients through individual counseling and psychoeducation, and we are working to break down systemic barriers through social justice advocacy. I love that our program doesn’t ask us to put on a façade of perfection, rather we are called to openness and self-awareness to harness our life experiences, to attune our perceptions and biases. I am so thankful for my cohort, professors, and mentors who have seen me and invested their time to help me grow.”



Excellence in Teaching

Honor bestowed by the Office of the Chancellor and the Teaching Council of the Faculty Senate to honor outstanding work in the classroom.

Lauren Moret

Lauren Moret
Assistant Professor



Excellence in Advising

Honor bestowed by the Office of the Chancellor and the Teaching Council of the Faculty Senate to honor outstanding work in advising.

Jennifer Ann Morrow

Jennifer Ann Morrow
Associate Professor

“Over the past 21 years I have gotten to work with some amazing students and colleagues. Thank you for continuing to remind me why I love what I do.”


LGBTQ Student Leadership Award

Award given by the Commission for LGBT People to a student who demonstrates a commitment to advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues on campus.

Thacker

Nancy Thacker
PhD in Counselor Education ’19

“I am honored to receive the LGBT Student Leadership Award. Working for the Commission for LGBT People at UT Knoxville for the past three years has been the most rewarding experience. I am grateful for the opportunities I have had to serve the UT Knoxville LGBTQ+ community alongside a group of strong, persistent, and dedicated LGBTQ+ social advocates. ”