ELPHD Course Descriptions

Exceptional Learning Ph.D. Course Descriptions
College of Education

Course Descriptions

ABAP 7120. Positive Behavior Support & Families.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Prerequisite: Admission to Doctoral Program. Issues and practices associated with partnering with families in designing, implementing and evaluating positive behavior support for their children with challenging behavior.

ABAP 7910. Independent Study in Early Childhood Special Education.
Lec. 2. Cr. 2.
Prerequisite: Admission to Doctoral Program and consent of instructor. Advanced study of an individual basis focusing on an area directly related to young children with special needs and their families.

ABAP 7920. Topics, Issues & Research in Early Childhood Special Education.
Lec. 2. Cr. 2.
Prerequisite: Admission to Doctoral Program and consent of instructor. Advanced study of a topic or topics relevant to research and/or practice in early childhood special education, early intervention or young children and positive behavior support.

CUED 7030. Rural Schools and Communities.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Prerequisite: Admission to Doctoral Program. An in-depth study of the historical, cultural, and economic characteristics of rural places and the role of schools and agencies in shaping the destiny of those places and their citizens.

CUED 7430. Specialized Applications of Technology to Education.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Prerequisite: CUED 6430. Application of current media technologies to maximize student learning with instructional design strategies appropriate for each technology.

ECED 7220. Early Childhood Instruction and Materials                                   
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Planning objectives, activities, and materials for children, teaching techniques, and evaluation of curricula.

EDU 7000. Trans-Concentration Seminar.
Lec. 1. Cr. 1.
Prerequisite: Admission to Doctoral Program. An introduction to the Ph.D. in Exceptional Learning familiarizing students with the procedures, requirements, and expectations of the program.

EDU 7010. Educational Policy and Cultural Diversity.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Prerequisite: Admission to Doctoral Program. A study of the impact of culture in society and its significance for formulating policy design to serve diverse groups effectively and equitably.

EDU 7020. At-Risk Populations: Research, Service, and Delivery.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Prerequisite: Admission to Doctoral Program. A survey of at-risk and diverse populations, their common and unique characteristics, and the research base for designing and implementing effective prevention and intervention strategies.

EDU 7040. Program Planning and Proposal Development.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Prerequisite: Admission to Doctoral Program. Theoretical perspectives, models, and effective practices in the development, planning, and evaluation of programs and services in a variety of educational settings.

EDU 7050. Advanced Learning and Cognition.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Prerequisite: Admission to Doctoral Program. Advanced theory, research, and applications in human learning, memory, and cognitive processes, holding at the center of the investigation specifics of diverse and at-risk populations.

EDU 7060. Issues in Education.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Prerequisite: Admission to Doctoral Program. An examination and analysis of contemporary trends and issues in education, including leadership, legal, and ethical issues.

EDU 7300. Research Design.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Prerequisite: Admission to Doctoral Program and EDU 7420. Overview of planning, designing, and conducting experimental and non-experimental research in order to maximize research validity.

EDU 7310. Research in Literacy.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Prerequisite: Admission to Doctoral Program. Analysis of current research and best practices in literacy.

EDU 7320. Single Subject Design.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Prerequisite: EDU 7300 and admission to Doctoral Program. An in-depth analysis of single-subject research design and the application of this research methodology in applied settings.

EDU 7330. Qualitative Inquiry in Education.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Prerequisite: EDU 7010 and admission to Doctoral Program. An analysis of assumptions and types of procedures and criteria for evaluation in qualitative and interpretive research methods.

EDU 7340. Ethnographic Inquiry in Education.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Prerequisite: Admission to Doctoral Program and EDU 7330. An analysis of both theoretical and practical dimensions of conducting qualitative research.

EDU 7420. Quantitative Inquiry in Education I.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Prerequisite: Admission to Doctoral Program and introductory course in statistics. In-depth training and understanding of common descriptive and inferential statistical techniques for conducting research and engaging in scholarly activities.

EDU 7430. Quantitative Inquiry in Education II.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3
Prerequisite: Admission to Doctoral Program and EDU 7300 and EDU 7420. In-depth analysis that reinforces and expands common descriptive and inferential statistical techniques and includes advanced material appropriate for more complex research problems.

EDU 7440. Technology Applications for Institutional Dissemination of Information
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Prerequisite: Admission to Doctoral Program. Analysis of creation, collection, and distribution of institutional information.

EDU 7920. Research Seminar in Education.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Prerequisite: EDU 7300, 7310 or 7320, 7330, 7340, 7420, 7430 and admission to Doctoral Program. In-depth examination of experimental, quasi-experimental, and evaluation research as applied to dissertation research.

EDU 7950. Doctoral Seminar: Special Topics in Education.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Consent of the student's doctoral chairperson required.

EDU 7990. Research and Dissertation.
Cr. 3, 6, 9.
Prerequisite: EDU 7300, 7310 or 7320, 7330, 7340, 7420, 7430 and admission to Doctoral Program.

EDUB 7010. Advanced Systematic Instruction.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
An in-depth study of instructional methodologies for persons with moderate and severe disabilities.

EDUB 7030. Functional Analysis of Behavior.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Prerequisite: Admission to Doctoral Program. Instruction in the functional analysis of severe and challenging behaviors.

EDUB 7040. Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Prerequisite: Admission to Doctoral Program. A comprehensive overview of assessment methods used in the evaluation of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

EDUB 7050. Intervention and Treatment in Autism Spectrum Disorders .
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Prerequisite: Admission to Doctoral Program. A comprehensive overview of research-based practices in the design and delivery of intervention and treatments to students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

EDUB 7810. Practicum in Behavior Analysis.
Cr. 3.
Prerequisite: EDUB 7010, 7030: SPED 6050: Admission to Doctoral Program. Supervised practice in development and application of behavioral intervention.

EDUC 7400. Programs and Service Delivery Models                                  
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Prerequisite: Admission to Doctoral Program. Analysis and comparison of organizations, program design, leadership, administrative, and supervisory practices.

EDUC 7450. Doctoral Seminar: Young Children and Families                       
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Prerequisite: Admission to Doctoral Program. Inquiry into social policy, theory, research, issues, and intervention practices and personnel preparation.

EDUL 7000. Seminar in Literacy.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Prerequisite: Admission to Doctoral Program. Discussion of current research in the literacy field.

EDUL 7800. Professional Development in the Educational Setting.
Cr. 3.
Prerequisite: Admission to Doctoral Program. Supervised practicums, observation, simulation, internships, and externships in education.

EDUP 7410. Advanced Program Planning and Evaluation Methods I.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3
Prerequisite: EDPY 7310 and EDU 7040. Exploration of advanced quantitative methods used to evaluate programs and improvement initiatives.

EDUP 7420. Advanced Program Planning and Evaluation Methods II.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Prerequisite: EDU 7040 and EDUP 7410. Integration of assessment data into the strategic planning process.

EDUP 7810. Supervised Practicum in Program Planning and Evaluation.
Cr. 3-9.
Consent of the student's doctoral chairperson is required.

EDUS 7500. STEM Education Foundations                                                
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Pre-requisite: Admission to doctoral program. Introduction to the educational, political, economic, and socio-cultural foundations of the STEM and STEM education disciplines including the history and development of STEM education with attention to the STEM content in P-16 settings. Topics include: introduction to the nature of each of the STEM and STEM education disciplines; investigation of related political, economic, and socio-cultural foundations; and frameworks for constructing personal perspectives and philosophies of integrative STEM education.

EDUS 7510. STEM Curriculum & Assessment                                                
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
 
Pre-requisite: Admission to doctoral program. Current trends in STEM curriculum development and assessment. Topics include: defining objectives; planning for improvement; organization of instructional materials; and STEM curriculum evaluation.

 EDUS 7540. STEM Education Pedagogy                                                            
Lec. 3. Cr. 3. 
Pre-requisite: Admission to doctoral program. Signature pedagogies unique to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education; strengths and limitations associated with signature pedagogies; and insights into pedagogical strategies that can serve to enhance practices within chosen STEM fields.

 EDUS 7550. STEM Education Trends and Issues                                        
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Pre-requisite: Admission to doctoral program. Introduction to contemporary P–16 STEM education trends and issues, including both integrative and within-discipline trends/issues. Topics such as STEM literacy, integrative STEM teaching/learning, purposeful design and inquiry, legislative initiatives, and change theory are among those addressed in this course.

 EDUS 7530. STEM Education Research                                                            
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Pre-requisite: Admission to doctoral program; EDU 7420 and EDU 7010. Survey of the educational research practices of STEM disciplines; investigates the approaches used in studying the teaching/learning processes within the context of each discipline; similarities, distinctions and overlaps among questions posed, research designs, and investigations into best practices with respect to improving teaching and learning among STEM disciplines.

EDUS 7560. STEM Learners and Learning                                                
Lec. 3. Cr. 3. 
Pre-requisite: Admission to doctoral program. Designed to explore the theoretical bases for STEM learning. Topics will include the development of STEM learning environments; research on learning in STEM; and STEM learner exceptionalities.

EDUS 7515. STEM Education Seminar                                                            
Lec. 1. Cr. 1.
Pre-requisite: Admission to doctoral program. Designed as a general exploration into the issues surrounding the development of a STEM literate populace through education. This exploration will be facilitated by a blend of readings, discussions, and personal reflections.

EDUS 7520. STEM Technology Seminar                                                            
Lec. 1. Cr. 1.
Pre-requisite: Admission to doctoral program. Focused on STEM-specific technologies (e.g., Vernier probes, TI-Navigation systems, LoggerPro software, etc.), how to use them, and the issues surrounding their use in STEM education.

EDUS 7580. STEM Education Field Study                                                 
Lec. 2. Cr. 2.
Pre-requisite: Admission to doctoral program. Applied study in one or more educational institutions. Research, evaluation, curricular, and instructional STEM projects are examples of appropriate areas of study.

EDUS 7570. STEM Education Policy & Leadership                                   
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Pre-requisite: Admission to doctoral program. The course explores topics in STEM education with attention to STEM education policy and leadership.

ENGL 6010. Teaching Composition.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Theories and pedagogies of teaching writing in the middle schools, secondary schools, and on the college level.

HEC 6610. Families: Normative/Catastrophic Issues                                   
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
In-depth study of family stress and effective coping mechanisms that relate to normative transitions and crisis events.

READ 6100. Uses of Technology in Reading and Language Instruction.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Analysis of literacy issues in the Information Age; examines implications of technology on literacy instruction; media and visual will be considered.

READ 6310. Assessment and Intervention.
Lec. 2. Pract. 2. Cr. 3.
Prerequisite: One reading course. Nature and causes of reading difficulties. Diagnostic and remedial procedures. Supervised practice in testing and remedial teaching.

READ 6350. Secondary School Reading Program.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Advanced reading skills, content area reading skills, organization and supervision of secondary reading programs.

READ (LSCI) 6600. Literature Across the Curriculum.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Prerequisite: LSCI 4500/5500 or READ/LSCI 4570/5570. Uses of literature in English/language arts, science, social studies, math, and other curricular areas. Equal emphasis on enhancement of content areas and integration across content areas.

READ 7010. Literacy Across the Curriculum.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Explores multiple views of literacy and its integration across the curriculum.

READ 7020. Family Literacy.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Issues related to enhancing literacy of all family members.

READ 7370. Linguistics: Theory and Application for Educators
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Explores language structures and first and second language acquisition and development.

SPED 6000. Behavioral Interventions and Supports.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
The design, implementation, and evaluation of behavioral interventions and individualized behavioral supports for children and youth with disabilities who display challenging behavior.

SPED 6050. Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
An introduction to the application of applied behavior analysis including the theoretical origins and development of behavioral supports for individuals with learning and behavioral challenges.

SPED 6120. Early Childhood Special Education Evaluation, Assessment, and Methods.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Prerequisite: CFS 2400 and CFS 2410 or SPED 5010 or consent of instructor. Assessment, planning, and intervention procedures specific to child, environment, and family. Design and evaluation of intervention plans.

SPED 7110. Family Collaboration.
Lec. 3. Cr. 3.
Concepts, issues, and support strategies related to partnering with families having members with disabilities.

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