Educational Psychology & Counseling Department

Curriculum Requirements

Adult Education

Core Courses (24 Credit Hours)
EDPY 506      Introduction to Educational Research Foundations
An introduction to methods and procedures of quantitative and qualitative research, with an emphasis on acquiring skills in analyzing scholarly research and developing fundamental research plans.

EDPY 507      Survey of Educational Psychology
Educational psychology is the pivotal point at which scientific psychology and educational practice come together.  This course explores the dominant culture of the field, its foundational contributors, major areas of study and dominant perspectives, and the contributions of scholars with alternative perspectives.

EDPY 512      Motivation in Learning
An examination of key theories, constructs, and important research findings that shed light on what motivation is, how it affects learning, and ways it can be applied in practice. Although this course focuses on educational settings, motivation theories can be applied to a wide range of learning situations beyond formal education.

 EDPY 513      Reflective Practice in Education and Psychology
Concepts, theories and processes of reflective practice applied to educational settings.

EDPY 521      Program Planning and Operations
Theories and methods from research and practice in planning and operating educational programs.  The focus is on the practice of planning educational programs.  Concepts can be applied in a variety of contexts such as professional development, health education, training in the workplace, or parent education.

EDPY 525      Adult Learning
Key characteristics of adult learners, current theory and research on adult learning, and implications for teaching and learning concepts.

EDPY 573      Meeting Needs of Nontraditional and Underachieving Learners
Primarily an application course that focuses on a comprehensive approach to learning and teaching based on principles derived from educational psychology research with emphasis from the socio-historical theories of Vygotsky and Feuerstein.

 EDPY 574      Facilitating Change in Educational Environments
Provides graduate level knowledge and skills pertaining to the dynamics of change in educational settings for an internal or external change agent as well as strategies for serving as a facilitator of social construction of knowledge whether a teacher/instructor or a leader of change with colleagues.

Adult Education Concentration (12 Credit Hours)
EDPY 520      Survey of Adult Education
Historical development, philosophies of adult education agencies, associations, programs, issues, and literature illustrating process of adult education and diversity of continuing education.

 EDPY 522      Adult Development
Theory and research in human development and change over lifespan and the implications for learning in formal and informal contexts.

EDPY 527      Ethical Issues in Adult Education
Controversies confronting the field of adult education; development of critical analysis skills by looking at controversies from different perspectives.

 EDPY 524      Learning in the Workplace
Theories and concepts on formal and informal learning in the workplace including a focus on major trends in facilitating workplace learning.

NOTE: For the most recent course descriptions please check the Graduate Catalog.


Updated 11/03/2016

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