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ED 260: Basic Statistics - 3 cr.
Explores common descriptive statistics, probability and probability distributions, hypothesis testing of single and multiple populations, tests, correlations, and other common techniques used in educational research. Use of SPSS statistical package. Three hours of lecture. Three hours credit (pass/no credit).

ED 704: Foundations of Educational Research - 3 cr.
Prerequisite: PSYC 216 or equivalent or consent of department. A study of research methods in education and their empirical foundations, with emphasis on interpreting the literature in the field. The candidate will develop a written research proposal. Three hours of lecture.

ED 720: Curriculum - 3 cr.
A systematic study of the history, theory and practice of curriculum development in American education. Three hours of lecture.

ED 750:  Principles of Guidance - 3 cr.
A survey of guidance including historical perspective, principles, organization, and technique.  Three hours of lecture.

ED 755:  Guidance Practicum
Prerequisite:  15 hours in specialty area toward program including ED 750 and/or permission of the department.  Supervised experience in working with children and youth in a school guidance program.  A minimum of 80 hours of practical experience will be required.  Three hours of lecture/lab.

ED 798: M. ED. Final Project - 3 cr.
Prerequisite: M. Ed. candidacy, 30 hours toward degree plan, including ED 704. A research project developed and executed by the candidate. The candidate will present findings in an oral presentation and a written manuscript. The document will include an extensive review of existing research on the topic, methodology and data analysis implemented by the candidate, and discussion. The class includes 20 hours of field experience. Class will meet for informational seminars and students will work 1:1 with instructor. Candidate to receive three hours credit.

EDL 707: Utilizing Data for School Improvement - 3 cr.
This course focuses on the collection and analysis of data sources relevant in educational settings and emphasizes analyses of work samples, observations, inquiry data, artifacts, and standardized test scores. Throughout the course students collect and analyze school improvement data.

PSYC 709: Advanced Human Development - 3 cr.
A survey of human development across the lifespan through the integration of theories and current research to study physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development. Three hours of lecture.

PSYC 720: Theory and Practice of Counseling Psychology - 3 cr.
Prerequisites: Six hours of personality, and/or advanced human development courses. Study of the major counseling theories including the psychodynamic, humanistic, and cognitive-behavioral approaches, and an introduction to systems theory. Three hours of lecture.

PSYC 721: Analysis of the Individual - 3 cr.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Counseling or School Psychology, or consent of the department. Techniques and materials available for study of the individual; interpretation and synthesis of individual inventory data and their application in the counseling process. Three hours of lecture.

PSYC 722: Group Process - 3 cr.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Counseling or Educational Psychology. An introduction to the group process in general, as well as to the formation of a broad variety of therapeutic and counseling groups. Includes a review of theory based techniques from a variety of orientations. Three hours of lecture.

PSYC 732: Social and Cultural Foundations in Counseling - 3 cr.
Prerequisite: Three hours of counseling theory. An overview of social and cultural backgrounds of minority groups and how the various backgrounds affect an individual's participation in, and responsiveness to, counseling. Emphasis on adjusting counseling techniques to fit the social and cultural background of the client. Three hours of lecture.

PSYC 733: Career and Lifestyle Development in Counseling - 3 cr.
A survey of the basic concepts underlying the process of career development with an emphasis on theory-driven vocational assessment and counseling techniques used across the life-span. Three hours of lecture.