Education Foundations (EFD)

EFD 500  Research in Education  (3)  

An interpretation and conceptualization of research in education with a focus on how to locate, read, and analyze research as well as educational implications.

EFD 501  Tests and Measurements  (3)  

Emphasizes statistical underpinnings of testing, technical aspects of measurement, process of test development, interpretation of test scores, sources of testing information, and standardized instruments. Counselor Education students with a community agency counseling concentration may take PSY 512 in lieu of this course by advisement only.

EFD 502  Curriculum Development  (3)  

Overall process of curriculum construction and revision.

EFD 504  Statistical Applications Lab  (1)  

Corequisite(s): EFD 500 Research in Education.

For counselor education majors only. Application and interpretation of descriptive statistics in counseling research. Topics include properties of the normal distribution, defining and measuring variables, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, measures of variability, z-scores, correlation, and reliability computations. Computer software programs such as SPSS and MS Excel will be used to summarize, describe, present, and interpret data.

EFD 510  Proactive Orientation for Teachers  (3)  

Orientation to organizational theory, site-based management, leadership skills, decision-making skills, and problem-solving strategies in secondary schools.

EFD 515  Seminar in Schools and Learning  (2)  

Survey of the psychological, sociological, philosophical foundations of American education.

EFD 521  Independent Research  (1)  

Prerequisite(s): Approval of the instructor and approval of the department head.

EFD 522  Independent Research  (2)  

Prerequisite(s): Approval of the instructor and approval of the department head.

EFD 523  Independent Research  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Approval of the instructor and approval of the department head.

EFD 531  Philosophy of Education  (3)  

Contemporary philosophies of education, their historical development, and the beliefs tantamount to each.

EFD 532  Social Foundations of Education  (3)  

Analysis of current issues and trends throughout society with implications for education.

EFD 552  Diversity Issues in Education  (3)  

Study of issues in multiculturalism, globalism and comparative education as they influenced educational leadership, school curricular design and emerging educational policy.

EFD 560  Psychological Principles of Learning  (3)  

Advanced study of nature of knowledge, learning, and learner with emphasis on the teaching-learning process.

EFD 594  Seminar in Contemporary Education  (3)  

Selected contemporary problems in education.

EFD 615  Leadership in Education  (3)  

Study of theories, models, and techniques for enhancing effective leadership in group settings in the context of site based management; practical applications through self-analysis and skill development.

EFD 620  Measurement and Evaluation in Education  (3)  

Current issues in educational measurement and evaluation, including qualitative and quantitative data analysis and strategies for program development and improvement.

EFD 632  Assessment in Education  (3)  

Current issues in educational assessment, including qualitative and quantitative approaches, strategies for program development and improvement.

EFD 633  Funding for School Improvement  (3)  

Developing federal, state, and local grant resources to enhance school improvement.

EFD 645  Contemporary Challenges in Multicultural Education  (3)  

This course is designed to prepare leaders to meet the needs of a diverse student population and focus on education through sociological and cultural lenses.

EFD 670  Facilitating Quality Instruction in Mathematics with Colleagues  (3)  

Facilitating Quality Instruction in Mathematics with Colleagues (3) Provides opportunities to gather, interpret, and to work with teachers to evaluate materials and best practices related to the teaching of mathematics. Evidence of inquiry may include presentations, lesson plans, projects and lessons taught by teachers.

EFD 672  Facilitating Quality Instruction in Literacy with Colleagues  (3)  

Facilitating Quality Instruction in Literacy with Colleagues (3) provides opportunities to gather, interpret, and to work with teachers to evaluate materials and best practices related to the teaching of literacy. Evidence of inquiry may include presentations, lesson plans, projects and lessons taught by teachers.

EFD 681  Problems in Education I  (3)  

Prerequisites for ECE and EED majors: ECE/EED 631 and ECE/EED 642. Identification and analysis of problems specific to the current educational environment with emphasis on development of innovative and unique solutions. Must be taken after all basic and concentration requirements have been successfully completed.

EFD 682  Problems in Education II  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): EFD 681.

Continuation of identification and analysis of problems specific to the current educational environment with emphasis on development of innovative and unique solutions. Must be taken in the last semester of enrollment.

EFD 691  Advanced Research in Education I  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): To be taken towards the end of the program.

Identification and analysis of problems specific to the current educational environment with emphasis on development of innovative and unique solutions. Must be taken after all basic and concentration requirements have been successfully completed. (This course is cross-listed with IL 691; only one of these courses can be used for course credit.)

EFD 692  Advanced Research in Education II  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): EFD 691.

Continuation of identification and analysis of problems specific to the current educational environment with emphasis on development of innovative and unique solutions. Must be taken in the last semester of enrollment. (This course is cross-listed with IL 692; only one of these courses can be used for course credit.)