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2001, 2002, 2003. Trends and Issues In Education (1,2,3)
Individualized study of problems or issues in pertinent areas of education.

3002. Introduction to Diversity (3)
Multidisciplinary introduction to concepts and issues of diversity in American society and schools.

3200. Introduction to American Education (3)
Historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations of American education, including multiculturalism. Organizational, financial, and legal bases of education at federal, state, and local levels. Curricular purposes in American ladder of educational institutions. Teaching as profession. Current issues and trends.

4400. Foundations of School Learning, Motivation, and Assessment (3)
Theories of learning, motivation, and assessment provide a foundation for understanding classroom as instructional system.

4551, 4552, 4553 . Trends and Issues In Education (1,2,3)
Individualized study of problems or issues in pertinent areas of education.

5001. Education in a Global Perspective (3)
Comparative study of selected national educational systems, curricula, teacher preparatory programs, evaluation systems, and current issues within context of global realities, demands, and needs.

5002. Foundations of Multicultural Education (3)
Aspects of teaching that view cultural differences as educational assets.

5001. Education in a Global Perspective (3)
Comparative study of selected national educational systems, curricula, teacher preparatory programs, evaluation systems, and current issues within context of global realities, demands, and needs.

5002. Foundations and Multicultural Education (3)
Aspects of teaching that view cultural differences as educational assets.

6001. Introduction to Differences in Human Learning in Schools (3)
Examines race, ethnicity, socio economic class, gender, sexual preference, and exceptionality relative to historical, philosophical, social, cultural, political, and legal issues in schools.

6415. Techniques of Teaching in the High School (3)
Effective teaching techniques used to direct learning in the American secondary school.

6423. History and Philosophy of Education (3)
Institutional development of public education in US with interpretation of political, philosophical, and social forces influencing this development.

6424. Action Research and Curriculum Development (3)
Introduces curriculum design, theory, and action research to assist with knowledge, skills, and dispositions in support of reflective practioners. Foundations, history, and research methods of action research applied to educational settings, including action inquiry as curriculum development tool. Overview of models of curriculum theory and concrete applications of curriculum development and action inquiry.

6430. Statistics in Education (3)
Frequency distribution, central tendency, measurements of variability, sampling and reliability, correlation, regression, prediction, and methods of applying statistics in measurement and evaluation of instructional programs.

6454. Foundations of American Education (3)
For students entering education graduate work. Educational history, philosophy, sociology, government, and economics. Introduction of pertinent materials.

6480. Introduction to Research (3)
Development and use of research, research methods, applied research, basic research, methods of reasoning, fallacies in reasoning, statistical methods, thesis writing, survey research, and evaluation of research.

6482. Trends and Issues in Educational Research for Practitioners (3)
Recent developments in educational research and implications for educational practitioners as research consumers. Emphasis on identification, analysis, application, and evaluation of developments in literature through field-based research.

6551, 6552, 6553. Problems and Issues in Education (1,2,3)
May be taken for 1, 2, or 3 s.h., depending upon depth of topics. Class meetings may or may not be required. Hours for courses and requirements for completion arranged with instructor. Courses may be repeated for maximum of 9 s.h. Prerequisite: Consent of Chair. Individualized or specialized study of problems or issues in pertinent areas of education. Variable titles and content.

6950. Global Considerations in Educational Theory and Policy: Economics and Democracy (3)
Global economic forces responsible for recent educational reforms. Evaluation of impact of those forces on domestic and foreign populations. Considers future of public school role in advancing democratic citizenship and social justice.

7001. Advanced Research and Evaluation (1,2,3)
EDUC 6480 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Scientific approach to problems in education. Utilizes advanced methodological and statistical techniques leading to design and evaluation of actual projects.

7410, 7411, 7412. Special Topics (1,2,3)
May be repeated for credit. Focus on special topics in education.

7420. Advanced Educational Statistics (3)
EDUC 7001 or consent of instructor. Major types of quantitative models and their practical application to data analysis in educational research. Emphasis on appropriateness of types of models for different research problems, use of models as a basis for data interpretation, and management of data analysis projects.

7430. Qualitative Research in Education (3)
Field project required. Major types of research methods and techniques and their applicability to clarification and understanding of educational problems. Field project develops basic and advanced skills for conducting qualitative research in educational settings.

7440. Applied Educational Research (3)
EDUC 6480 or consent of instructor. Instructional systems-based strategies and methodology for identifying and using research findings in school practice. Emphasis on critical evaluation of current educational trends. Use of research information considered an advanced form of behavioral technology.