Graduate Catalog
Counseling

DOUGLAS C. STROHMER, PhD
Chair
Room 100, Ball Hall
(901) 678-2841

E-mail: anhollwy@memphis.edu

http://www.memphis.edu/cepr

I. The Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Research offers graduate degree programs in three program areas: MS and EdD degrees in Counseling, MS and PhD degrees in Educational Psychology and Research, and a PhD degree in Counseling Psychology. Admission to each of these programs is handled separately. Each has its own admission criteria, and application must be made for a particular program before an applicant is considered for that program. Any person admitted to one of these programs who desires to transfer to another program within the department must make formal application to that program and will be evaluated competitively against the same criteria and on the same time schedule as all other applicants for that program. The time to degree completion for the EdD degree in Counseling, the PhD degree in Educational Psychology and Research, and the PhD degree in Counseling Psychology is limited to 10 years, an exception to the general Graduate School policy.

The departmental objective is to prepare advanced educational leaders to be both sophisticated practitioners and researchers. Programs in Counseling and Counseling Psychology have a strong scientist-practitioner base. Programs in Educational Psychology and Research have a strong research emphasis. The graduate degrees within the department will qualify students as university and college teachers, counselors, psychologists, program evaluators, and researchers in educational and counseling environments, as well as provide them with the skills necessary to fill a variety of roles in other settings in which knowledge of human development, learning and cognition, research and evaluation methods is essential.

All graduate students within the department will demonstrate generalized competency in core areas of psychological inquiry. Generalized competency may be demonstrated either by passing examinations or completing designated coursework in three of the four general domains:

      1. Research methods and data analysis

      2. Measurement and evaluation

      3. Human development

      4. Learning and cognition

Every graduate student is expected to comply with the general requirements of the Graduate School (see Admissions Regulations, Academic Regulations, and Minimum Degree Requirements) and the program requirements of the degree being pursued

II. MS Degree Program in Counseling

Major: Counseling

Concentrations:

     Clinical Mental Health Counseling

     Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling

     Rehabilitation Counseling

     School Counseling

The Master’s degree programs in Counseling prepare entry level counseling professionals with a broad knowledge base in fundamental social/behavioral science (human development, learning and cognition, personality theory, and emerging research on visible ethnic populations and gender differences), counseling and helping skills (individual and group counseling, and assessment), research and evaluation tools, and professional identity, role and function. The concentrations in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The Rehabilitation Counseling concentration is accredited by the Council of Rehabilitation Counseling (CORE).

Program objectives are: (1) comprehension of concepts and theories underlying the profession of counseling; (2) ability to collect, analyze, and interpret individual and group data, and to generate and test hypothesis related to human behavior; (3) ability to effectively counsel in both individual and group settings: (4) ability to formulate, implement, and evaluate appropriate counseling programs and interventions; (5) ability to understand and demonstrate ethical behavior and the legal and ethical implications of that behavior; and (6) development of sensitivity and understanding of the needs of persons who are culturally different, including the ability to (a) examine attitudes and myths regarding the culturally different client and (b) the sociopolitical forces impacting the culturally different client.

A. Program Prerequisites
Students need 6 semester hours of course work at the upper division undergraduate or the graduate level in psychological or cultural foundations.

B. Program Admission
Program admission for concentrations in the Counseling program

  1. Applicants must apply to the Graduate School and to the program. The Master of Science degree in Counseling is a limited access program; not all eligible candidates are admitted. To be considered for admission, applicants must provide:
    1. official undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts of all academic work completed,
    2. submit a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score,
    3. complete a program admission application including appropriate goals essay,
    4. provide three letters of academic and/or professional reference,
    5. undergo an interview with the faculty.
  2. Deadline for the completion of all admissions requirements is March 1 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester. The program selection committee selects students after all application materials and the personal interview are completed. Program admissions forms are available in the department office.

All college transcripts and test score information should be sent directly to Graduate Admissions.

For both the MS and EdD degrees, applicants may choose to expand the information on their application by providing the Personal Potential Index (PPI) Evaluation Report. The guidelines for this process are below. However, this information is NOT required.

PPI STATEMENT
You can create an ETS PPI account and review the ETS PPI Information Bulletin, which explains the service, at http://www.ets.org/ppi/applicants/start/

PPI - Steps At A Glance

  • Create an ETS PPI account to begin the process.
  • Provide contact information for the evaluators you would like to complete an ETS PPI evaluation.
  • ETS sends an email to each evaluator inviting them to access the ETS PPI system and complete your evaluation.
  • Each evaluator logs in to the ETS PPI system to rate you on six personal attributes and provide an overall evaluation. Evaluators also may provide optional comments for each attribute as well as for the overall rating.
  • You are notified via e-mail when each time that one of your evaluators completes their PPI.
  • **THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP** After all of your evaluators have completed their PPI reports, you must log back into your PPI account, designate the University of Memphis Office of Graduate Admissions to receive an ETS PPI Evaluation Report and select the evaluations that are to be included in the report. Our office cannot access your PPI recommendations until you complete this step.
  • Once you designate the University of Memphis to receive an ETS PPI Evaluation Report, ETS creates an evaluation report and sends it electronically to the University of Memphis, Office of Graduate Admissions. Allow up to 5 days for the report to be processed and sent to the University of Memphis.View a sample PPI Report.

The evaluators/faculty members you choose should be individuals you believe are best able to objectively comment on your intellectual and professional achievements and potential.

We may call or write your recommenders for more information.

C. Program Requirements

  1. The School Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling programs are a minimum of 48 semester hours. Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling are 60-semester hour programs.
  2. MS program core (18 hours): COUN 7411, COUN 7531, COUN 7541, COUN 7551, COUN 7571, and EDPR 7521.
  3. All students are to maintain good standing (3.0 or better cumulative grade point average) and at least a B- in all required courses.
  4. Concentration requirements:
    1. Clinical Mental Health Counseling (42 hours): COUN 7561, 7630, 7710, 7730, 7750, 7885; EDPR 7117; CPSY 7700; practicum COUN 7631 (3 hours) and internship COUN 7632 (9 hours); 6 hours elective.
    2. Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling (42 hours): COUN 6901, 6913, 6921, 7630, 7710, 7750, 7885,  7912; CPSY 7700; practicum COUN 7941 (3 hours) and internship COUN 7942 (9 hours), EDPR 7117.
    3. Rehabilitation Counseling (30 hours): COUN 6901, 6913, 6921, 7750, 7912, EDPR 7117; 3 hours of electives approved by advisor; practicum COUN 7941 (3 hours) and internship COUN 7942 (6 hours).
    4. School Counseling (30 hours): COUN 7542, 7561, 7640, 7730, 7750, and EDPR 7117; 3 hours of supportive electives; practicum COUN 7641 or 7645 (3 hours) and internships COUN 7642 and 7646 (6 hours). SPED 7000 or COUN 6901 must be taken if students do not hold a valid teaching license. Students who do not have a valid teaching license must take one semester hour special problems course COUN 7990.
  5. All programs include clinical components, practica, and internships; each student's effectiveness will be evaluated by faculty and supervisors. Prior to contact with clients in practicum and internship, students are expected to provide evidence of good judgment and appropriate emotional functioning. Final decisions regarding student effectiveness will be predicated upon factors that include course grades, demonstrated clinical competence, personality factors, and any relevant test scores.
  6. Comprehensive examination.

D. Obtaining Advanced Standing

The Rehabilitation Counseling program may award up to 9 credit hours based on previous education. Such credits may be provided to students who have a BS degree in programs such as Rehabilitation Counseling, Rehabilitation Services, or Disability Studies. Undergraduate course work in COUN 4913, 4921, or their equivalent from another university will be considered. Specific courses and number of transfer credits are determined by the program faculty, including the program coordinator and the department head.

In order to receive advanced standing credits, the following steps must be followed:

  • The student will submit a copy of their transcript to the admission committee.
  • The admission committee will review each accepted applicant's transcript for the possibility of advanced standing credits. Courses for which the student has training or experience that is determined to be substantially equivalent to course content will be recommended for advanced standing credit. These courses are limited to certain basic courses in the curriculum in addition to elective and special topics courses. Student interviews and/or supporting documents will be required in most cases.
  • The admission committee's recommendations will be presented to the department head, who will review them, and in turn present them to the program faculty.
  • Upon final approval, the student will submit an approved “Master's Transfer Credit Evaluation Form” to the Graduate School in order for the credits to be posted to the student's transcript.

III. MS Degree Programs in Educational Psychology and Research

Major: Educational Psychology and Research

Concentrations:

     Educational Psychology

     Educational Research

The Master’s degree programs in Educational Psychology and Research prepare educational leaders for scholarly expertise with a knowledge base for critical thinking in human development across the life span, cognitive processes applied to education, educational research methods and statistics.

Program objectives are: (1) ability to contribute to the professional field through research presentations and writing; (2) preparation for careers as academicians in institutions of higher education, applied researchers and/or scholarly work; (3) development of leadership skills for professional organizations and the ability to contribute to the field through professional service activities.

A. Program Admission

1. Applicants must submit a completed application packet, including:

  1. application to the Graduate School,
  2. application to the program,
  3. official transcripts for undergraduate and graduate studies,
  4. official report of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores,
  5. a 500 word statement of purpose and intended area of concentration,
  6. three letters of recommendation.

2.  Applicants to the MS program are evaluated two times a year. All application information must be received by November 1 for spring semester admission, and April 1 for fall semester admission. Applications for international students are only accepted in the fall (November 1 deadline). Late submissions may be considered on an individual basis, but will normally be deferred to the following semester. The admission committee may request a personal interview. Multiple criteria will be used when considering applicant admission, including, but not limited to, undergraduate and graduate grade point average, GRE scores, personal goals statement, relevant employment history, and letters of recommendation. Admission forms are available in the departmental office.

B. Program Requirements

1. All programs are a minimum of 36 semester hours.

2. MS program core (12 credits):

  1. Research (6 credits): EDPR 7521 and 7511 or 7541
  2. Learning & Cognition (3 credits): EDPR 7121
  3. Human Development (3 credits): at least one from EDPR 7111, 7112, 7117

3. Concentration in Educational Psychology or Educational Research (15 credits): courses to be taken within the area of concentration will be planned with the major advisor.

4. Electives to be taken outside of the major (6 credits).

5. Research project/thesis (3 credits-EDPR 7000): Each MS student is expected to complete an independent research project or thesis as a culminating experience. NOTE: Students electing to write a thesis should familiarize themselves with the Thesis/Dissertation Preparation Guide before starting to write.

6. MS Comprehensive Examination. Upon completion of coursework, each MS degree student will complete a written comprehensive examination covering the domains of research methods and data analysis, measurement and evaluation, human development, and learning and cognition. The exam will be administered by the student’s advisory committee and coordinated by the student’s advisor. An oral examination may follow if it is deemed necessary by the advisory committee.

IV. EdD Degree Program

       Major: Counseling

The EdD program in Counseling is designed to prepare advanced professional practitioners in counseling, student personnel services, and counselor education with particular program emphases on multicultural and urban settings. Entry into the program presumes a master’s degree in counseling wherein one has acquired knowledge and skills in human development, helping relationships, group counseling, lifestyle and career development, assessment techniques, research and evaluation and clinical experiences in applied settings. The EdD is designed for individuals seeking advanced preparation as educational leaders in the role of professional counselor and researcher and who may seek additional credentials in counselor supervision and counselor education. The EdD is not appropriate for individuals seeking preparation or licensure as a psychologist.

Program objectives are: (1) comprehension of concepts and theories underlying the profession of counseling; (2) ability to collect, analyze, and interpret individual and group data, and to generate and test hypotheses related to human behavior; (3) ability to effectively counsel in both individual and group settings: (4) ability to formulate, implement, and evaluate appropriate counseling programs and interventions; (5) ability to understand and demonstrate ethical behavior and the legal and ethical implications of that behavior; and (6) development of sensitivity and understanding of the needs of persons who are culturally different, including the ability to (a) examine attitudes and myths regarding the culturally different and (b) the sociopolitical forces impacting the culturally different client.

A. Program Prerequisites

A master’s degree in counseling that meets CACREP or CORE standards for core knowledge and skills. Students with a master’s degree in counseling that does not contain all core areas can be considered for admission, but will be required to complete additional coursework prior to enrolling in doctoral level courses.

B. Program Admission

1. Applicants must apply to the Graduate School and to the program. The Doctor of Education degree in Counseling is a limited access program; not all eligible candidates are admitted. To be considered for admission, applicants must:

  1. provide official undergraduate and graduate transcripts of all academic work completed,
  2. submit a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score,
  3. complete a program admission application including appropriate goals essay,
  4. provide three letters of academic and/or professional reference,
  5. undergo an interview with the faculty, and submit a writing sample.

2. The program selections committee selects students after all application materials and the personal interview are completed. Deadline for the completion of all admissions requirements is March 1 for the fall semester. Students are admitted one time per year and must begin their coursework during the fall semester.

C. Program Requirements

1. Thirty three (33) semester hours in the major, including COUN 8501, 8510, 8511, 8530 (6-hrs.), 8730, 8750, 8831, 8841, and 8885; CPSY 8203.

2. Nine (9) semester hours in research (EDPR 8541, 8542, and 8561).

3. Nine (9) semester hours in a specialty area (such as marriage and family, crisis intervention, career, rehabilitation, school, mental health counseling, etc.).

4. Nine (9) semester hours of dissertation. NOTE: Students should familiarize themselves with the Thesis/Dissertation Preparation Guide before starting to write.

5. All students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and make no less than a B- in all required courses.

V. PhD Degree Programs

     Major: Educational Psychology and Research

     Concentrations:

           Educational Psychology

           Educational Research

The PhD degree program in Educational Psychology and Research is designed to prepare advanced educational leaders for university teaching, applied research, or other professional roles in the areas of human development (infant, child, and adolescent development; adult development and aging), learning (motivation and cognitive processes applied to education), educational research methods and statistics, measurement and program evaluation.

Since the purpose of doctoral-level training is to prepare students to conduct research in a specialized area, individuals with no interest in research should not apply to this major.

Program objectives are: (1) ability to contribute to the professional field through research presentations and writing; (2) preparation for careers as academicians in institutions of higher education, applied researchers and/or scholarly work; (3) development of leadership skills for professional organizations and the ability to contribute to the field through professional service activities.

A. Program Admission

Applicants to the PhD program are evaluated two times a year. Completed application packets must be received by November 1 for spring semester admission, and April 1 for fall admission. Applications for international students are only accepted in the fall (November 1 deadline). Late submissions may be considered on an individual basis, but will normally be deferred to the following semester. The admission committee may request a personal interview. Multiple criteria will be used when considering applicant admission, including, but not limited to, undergraduate and graduate grade point average, GRE scores, personal goals statement, relevant employment history, and letters of recommendation. The number of students admitted to the PhD program will depend on availability of adequate faculty supervision. Admission forms are available in the departmental office. The completed application must include:

1. Letters of recommendation from at least three persons familiar with the applicant’s academic background and aptitude for graduate work, specifying in detail the applicant’s capabilities for graduate study and for future performance and scholarship.

2. A statement of 500-1000 words indicating the intended area of concentration, the applicant’s present interests and career goals, research and applied interests, and prior research and applied experience.

3. A willingness to be interviewed by members of the Educational Psychology & Research faculty, should that be required.

B. Program Requirements

1. Credit Hours: A minimum of 54 hours of graduate credit beyond the master’s degree.

2. Core Competency: All students upon admission into the doctoral program need to demonstrate competencies in the departmental core domains (research methods; human development; and learning and cognition) as prerequisites for further coursework. Students may demonstrate their competency by (a) having earned at least a 3.0 in a master's level course in each of the above domains, or (b) passing proficiency exams. Doctoral students without proficiency in any of these core domains must complete the appropriate entry level course before more advanced coursework. These entry level courses will not count toward the minimum of 54 hours required.

3. Core (24 credits):

  1. Research (18 credits): EDPR 8541, 8542, 8561; 2 of 8543, 8549, or 8562 or an approved equivalent, and at least 3 credits of supervised research (EDPR 8081). All doctoral degree students are expected to be active in collaborative research with members of the faculty. This includes the research-based residency project approved by the major advisor that must result in a paper submitted to a refereed journal or a refereed professional conference.
  2. Learning & Cognition (3 credits): at least one from EDPR 8149, 8150, 8151.
  3. Human Development (3 credits): at least one from EDPR 8111, 8112, 8113, 8114, 8131, 8161.

4. Concentration in Educational Psychology or Educational Research (15 credits): courses to be taken within the area of concentration will be planned with the major advisor.

5. Electives to be taken outside of the major (3 credits).

6. Comprehensive Examination: Upon completion of coursework each doctoral student will complete a 9-hour written comprehensive examination covering both the educational research and the educational psychology components of their programs. The examination will place emphasis on the student’s area of concentration, will be administered by the student’s advisory committee, and will be coordinated by the student’s advisor. An oral examination will follow the written examination.

7. Dissertation and Final Defense (12 credits-EDPR 9000): A dissertation acceptable to the faculty is a requirement for all doctoral students. The dissertation must embody the results of an extended research effort that is an original contribution to the existing body of research within the area of concentration. The dissertation should reflect the candidate’s ability to conduct independent research and interpret in a logical manner the facts and phenomena revealed by the research. Upon completion of the dissertation, each student will orally defend the research undertaken. NOTE: Students should familiarize themselves with the Thesis/Dissertation Preparation Guide before starting to write.

VI. PhD Degree Programs

      Major: Counseling Psychology

The Counseling Psychology program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association and prepares psychologists who embody a scientific approach to understanding and working with both specific and general problems in human behavior. The program is interdisciplinary and is organized around the scientist-practitioner model of critical thinking. It is implemented through didactic and experiential activities that emphasize research, development, evaluation, and learning as bases for prevention and remediation to assist persons of all ages and all life styles with improving and optimizing their well-being. The program has sufficient flexibility for students to pursue their own interests.

A. Program Prerequisites (or their equivalent) at the masters level: Group Processes, Assessment/Evaluation, Career Counseling, Counseling Theories, Practicum/Clinical Techniques, Research/Data Analysis. Students who have not completed these courses prior to entering the doctoral program must complete them early during their course of studies at the University of Memphis and prior to taking advanced courses in the same topic area.

B. Program Admission

A limited number of applicants are admitted once each year only for admission in the Fall semester; applicants for Spring admission are not considered. All application credentials must be received by December 5 for an applicant to be considered. Applicants to the doctoral program in Counseling Psychology typically hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) in counseling, psychology, or a related mental health area. Applications from students having a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in counseling, psychology, or a related mental health area will be considered if they have had substantial academic, clinical, or research work experience beyond the undergraduate degree.

     Multiple criteria will be used when considering applicant admission, including, but not limited to, competitive GRE scores, undergraduate and graduate grade point average, personal statement, letters of recommendation, clinical and research experience, and interviews. A completed application packet will include the following: Graduate School application, departmental application, GRE scores, graduate transcripts, and four letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant’s academic record and potential for graduate study in counseling psychology.

C. Program Requirements

  1.  Program prerequisites as noted above. 

  2. 15 semester hours in Substantive Psychology including 3 semester hours in each of Biological Bases of Behavior, Social Bases of Behavior, Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behavior, Individual Behavior, History and Systems of Psychology

  3. 6 semester hours in Counseling Psychology Foundations and Professional Issues, CPSY 8101 & 8201

  4. 6 semester hours in Psychometric Theory and Methods, CPSY 8575 & 8576, or approved alternatives

  5. 12 semester hours in Research Methods/Data Analysis, EDPR 8541, 8542, 8543, or approved alternatives; CPSY 8203

  6. 18 semester hours in Counseling, CPSY 8102, 8202, 8577; COUN 8721, 8750 or approved alternative, 8841

  7. For students who enter with a master's degree that included clinical practicum, 6 semester hours in counseling psychology practicum, CPSY 8200. Minimum of 400 clock hours, of which 150 must be direct contact hours, is required. Students may enroll in 9 additional credits of CPSY 8200, CPSY 8300, or a combination of the two courses as electives. No more than a total of 15 practicum or advanced practicum credits will count toward the program requirements. Students entering with a bachelor's degree and no supervised clinical practicum will be required to take 9 hours of counseling psychology practicum (CPSY 8200). These students may count up to 18 credits of practicum or advanced practicum toward the program requirements.

  8. 15 semester hours of Electives in a Concentration

  9. Residency Project and Comprehensive Examinations: Upon completion of the core counseling psychology coursework and a research-based residency project, each doctoral student will complete a written comprehensive examination covering the core counseling psychology domains and an oral examination.

 10. 12 semester hours in Dissertation, CPSY 9000. NOTE: Students should familiarize themselves with the Thesis/Dissertation Preparation Guide before starting to write.

11. 9 semester hours in Predoctoral Internship, CPSY 8800. A full-time one-year internship in Counseling Psychology in an agency approved by the Director of Training is required.

D. Enrollment

The counseling psychology program is a full-time program of study. Students who enter with a master's degree are able to complete the required coursework in three years and complete a one-year internship in their fourth year. Students who enter with a bachelor's degree are able to complete the required course work in four years and complete a one-year internship in their fifth year. Candidates for the PhD degree in counseling psychology are expected to carry a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester. It is necessary to enroll in 12 credit hours per semester (6-9 in summer) in order to complete the program coursework in the expected time periods.

E. Professional Competency

Candidates for the PhD in counseling psychology are specializing in a profession. The PhD degree represents more than the accumulation of the specified number of semester hours credit. The student has responsibility to the public and to the psychology profession to ensure that satisfactory levels of professional and research competencies are attained.

VII. Graduate Certificate in Career and College Counseling

A. Admission to program

  1. Students currently admitted to a graduate program at the U of M or other university in the social or behavioral sciences, or students already holding a graduate degree in the social or behavioral sciences, may apply for admission to the Graduate Certification Program in Career and College Counseling.
  2. Non-degree seeking students who hold a bachelor's degree or higher who meet the University of Memphis's graduate school requirements. Students must apply to both the certification program and graduate school as a non-degree seeking student.

Application Process

  1. In state student must submit copy of their Tennessee Bureau of Investigations background check. http://www .memphis. edu/tep/pdfs/TBI-Background Check. pdf
  2. Out of state students must submit proof of a commensurate state endorsed background check.
  3. If you are eligible to apply for the certification program
    • Complete the certification application
    • Submit two letters of recommendation from a current or previous employers, and or previous university instructor
    • Student GRE scores
    • A sealed copy of official student transcripts
    • Copy of background check
    • A letter describing the reasons why the student is applying for the certification programs that discusses how the program supports students prior interests and experience and future career goals.
  4. For students with no graduate program experience, a minimum undergraduate grade point of average of 2. 7 5 is recommended for admission at the undergraduate level.

B. Program Requirements

The online program is designed to be completed in one year across four semesters: Summer I & II, Fall and Spring. The classes are designed to build student's knowledge base incrementally and it is recommended that courses are taken in the following sequence

1. General Education including transfer of 19 hour pre-major paths

2. Major Field Core:

  • SCHL 7000/8000 College Admission Counseling (3 hours) Summer I
  • COUN 7000/8000 Strategies for College and Career Counseling in K-12 Settings (3 hours) Summer II
  • COUN COUN 7000/8000 School Counseling to Close the Achievement Gap (3 hours) Fall
  • COUN 7000/8000 Capstone Course in College and Career Counseling (3 hours) Spring

NOTE: Students concurrently enrolled in the Masters program or working toward school counseling licensure can substitute this capstone course for a Secondary Practicum or Internship class. Students electing this option can expect to spend time in a high school and college setting working alongside the college counselors, academic advisors, and career counselors.

VIII. Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Disabilities Studies

A. Programs Admissions

Applicants will apply to the specific certificate program (i.e. Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Disabilities Studies). They should submit:

1. transcript of undergraduate degree program and transcripts of prior and current graduate study;

2. three letters of recommendation; and

3. a letter describing reasons for wishing to take a graduate certificate in the area of disability studies and how the program corresponds with prior experience and anticipated career plans.

B. Program Requirements

Required Courses:

COUN 6913 Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Rehabilitation (3 Credit Hours)
COUN 6901 Principles and Techniques of Rehabilitation Counseling (3 Credit Hours)
UNIV 7400 Family Disability Law and Practice (3 Credit Hours)

Choose one 3-hour elective from the following list:

ANTH 6531 Alcohol, Drugs and Culture
PLAN 7201 Community Facilities Planning
CJUS 7510 Law and Society
POLS 7111 Issues in Health Services Administration
HADM 7114 Long Term Care Administration
HADM 7115 Public Health Systems
PSYC 7217 Social Psychology
PADM 6208 Mental Health Policy and Law
PADM 7604 Social Science and the Law
SOCI 7411 Social Stratification
SOCI 7512 Deviance and Diversity
COMM 7012 Seminar in Health Communication
NUTR 7212 Applied Nutrition for Health
HPRO 7182 Health Promotion
HPRO 7702 Contemporary Health Issues
HPRO 7703 Lifetime Physical Activity and Health
SPED 7000 Psycho-Educational Problems of Exceptional Children and Adults
UNIV 7796 Independent Study

Total Hours Required: 12

IX. Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Studies in Education

Program Objectives:

1. The certificate will provide students with an understanding of the epistemological and theoretical groundings associated with qualitative research.

2. The certificate is intended to provide students with knowledge and experience in various qualitative methodologies and methods.

3. The certificate will assist students in constructing their own qualitative research projects following from epistemology -> theory -> methodology -> method ->  analysis/interpretation -> representations -> conclusions.

4. The certificate will increase critical thinking skills in relation to general qualitative scholarship, including prevailing theories, ethical considerations, and emerging perspectives.

5. The certificate will provide space for students to practice different methodologies, methods, and types of representation, including both traditional and creative analytic practices.

6. The certificate program will prepare students to be effective reviewers and critical consumers of qualitative presentations, papers, and journals.

7. The certificate program will provide students with opportunities to practice graduate level instruction so that they will enter the job market with concrete teaching experience.

A. Program Admissions

Students who are currently enrolled in a Doctoral program at the University of Memphis or other universities will be eligible for rolling admission application.

To apply to the Graduate Certificate Program in Qualitative Studies in Educational Research, students must fill out the University of Memphis online application. They must also submit the following documents to the qualitative certificate coordinator:

1. a 2-3 page personal essay about their research interests, prior preparation and experience related to the objectives of the program, and their long-­‐range career/professional plans

2. a letter of recommendation from their major professor/committee member supporting the certificate’s requirements of a fully qualitative dissertation

Doctoral* students in good standing will be admitted to the Qualitative Studies in Educational Research Certificate Program on the recommendation of the student's major professor/committee member and subject to a successful review of application materials by the qualitative methodologists in the Educational Research program in the School of Education, Health and Human Sciences. The qualitative methodologists, with consideration of all materials, will make final decisions regarding student acceptance to the program.

*Qualified Master’s students are eligible based on advisor’s recommendation.

B. Program Requirements

The certificate requires 12 semester hours of credit. All students must complete 9 hours of core courses and 3 hours of an elective. For students with substantial proof of scheduling issues, there is the option to make up credits through a 1-­‐3 hour directed readings with the qualitative methodologists or approved qualitative faculty.

1. Required core courses (9 credits):

EDPR 7/8561: Introduction to Qualitative Research in Education

EDPR 7/8562: Designing Qualitative Research

EDPR 7/8565: Qualitative Methods and Analysis

2. Example Electives (3 credits unless otherwise noted)*:

EDPR 7/8563: Applied Qualitative Theories and Methodologies

EDPR 7/8566: Writing Up Qualitative Research (Week-­‐long Summer Retreat)

EDPR 8008: Directed Readings in Qualitative Research

EDPR 8081: Supervised Research in Qualitative Inquiry

ANTH 7/8075: Methods in Anthropology (4 credits)


ANTH 7/8076: Anthropological Data Analysis (4 credits)  

SOCI 7/8320: Seminar in Methods of Social Research

SOCI 7/8325: Seminar in Qualitative Research Methods

COMM 7/8332: Seminar in Communication Research: Advanced Qualitative Research Methods

COMM 7/8434: Qualitative Research Methods

PSYC 7/8312: Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology

*We recognize that there are many courses across campus that can enrich our elective selection. However, due to extensive possibilities we cannot list all current and future “potential” electives. Therefore, if a student feels that a course outside of EDPR is appropriate as an elective, we ask that the student fill out the petition for elective form to be reviewed and approved by the qualitative coordinator.                  

C. Graduate Requirements

In order to graduate with the certificate, students must:

1. complete all Certificate Program course requirements with a B or above average

2. complete a fully qualitative dissertation

3. have a qualitative methodologist sit on their dissertation committee

4. submit the Certificate in Qualitative Studies in Educational Research Completion Form online

5. submit appropriate certificate completion form from the University of Memphis graduate school for program coordinator’s signature

 

X. Graduate Certificate in Quantitative Studies in Educational Research

A. Admission

Admission to the program will be based on competitive selection from the pool of applicants 

  • Complete admission to The University of Memphis and the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
  • Have a minimum score of (250 computer based or 100 Internet based) on the TOEFL (for students for whom English is a second language).
  • A minimum of a BS/BA in a related field with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale.

B. Program Requirements

  • Prerequisites: EDPR 7/8541 or equivalent and EDPR 7521 or equivalent. 

Participants complete 15 credits hours of graduate work. Six (6) credits are obtained from completing:

  1. EDPR 7/8542: Statistical Methods Applied to Education (3)
  2. EDPR 7/8511: Introduction to Measurement and Evaluation (3)

And nine (9) credits are selected from: 

  1. EDPR 8549 : Multivariate Methods in Education (3)
  2. EDPR 8544: Application of Multiple Regression (3)
  3. EDPR 7/8531: Computer as a Research Tool (3)
  4. EDPR 7/8543: Research Design and Analysis (3)
  5. EDPR 7/8512: Psychometric theory (3)

C. Progression/Retention

  • All students in the certification program must maintain a 3.0 graduate GPA.
  • A cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 or better is required for certification.
  • All courses towards certification must be completed within 3 years.

COUNSELING SERVICES (COUN)

In addition to the courses below, the department may offer the following Special Topics courses:
COUN 7006-15. Special Topics in Counseling and Personnel Services. (1-3). Study of current topics in the area of counseling and personnel services. May be repeated with a change in content.

COUN 7820-29–8820-29.  Special Topics in Counseling. (1-3). Study of current topics in the area of counseling. May be repeated with a change in content; see on-line class listings for topics. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

 


COUN 6611 - Intro To Counseling (3)
Exploration of history, principles and administration of counseling services in community agencies, schools, business, and industry. Survey of applicable counseling services, skills, and techniques.

COUN 6781 - Strat Crisis Intrvntn (3)
Process of crisis intervention; study and practice in understanding crisis-induced dysfunctional behavior, recognizing crisis situations, and crisis counseling procedures.

COUN 6783 - Alcohol/Drug Abuse Ser (3)
Survey of human services for treating alcoholics and substance abusers; overview of treatment strategies and philosophies.

COUN 6901 - Prin/Tech/Rehab Counsel (3)
Overview of the broad field of rehabilitation, including the philosophical, social, psychological, and legal basis of rehabilitation, professional practice, and the counselor's role and function in the rehabilitation process.

COUN 6913 - Med/Psyc Aspects/Rehab (3)
Orientation to medical profession and its relationship to rehabilitation counseling; basic medical terminology, bodily systems, and DSM diagnosis; theories, application, and research in psychological adjustment of individuals with disabilities; understanding impact of external/environmental conditions on lives of individuals with disabilities. PREREQUISITE: Admission to master's program in counseling.

COUN 6921 - Vocational Dev/Occ Info (3)
Collection, evaluation, and use of occupational, educational, and related information in rehabilitation; familiarity with development of job descriptions and vocational surveys; study of labor market trends and theories of occupational choice.

COUN 7411 - Foundatns of Counseling (3)
Introduction to professional roles, responsibilities, and identity of counselor; counseling ethics, credentials, and sociocultural context of counseling. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in COUN degree program or consent of instructor.

COUN 7531 - Group Counseling Procss (3)
Organization and maintenance of effective groups; group participation, projects and readings to aid students in delineating their roles in various group settings. PREREQUISITE OR COREQUISITE: COUN 7411. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in COUN degree program or consent of instructor.

COUN 7541 - Theories Counsel & Pers (3)
(7581-8581). Person-centered, behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, reality, rational-emotive, Gestalt, psychoanalytic, and other appropriate theories; emphasis on theoretical concepts, principles, and dynamics as applied in practice. PRE- or COREQUISITE: COUN 7411. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in COUN degree program or consent of instructor.

COUN 7542 - Theories Chld Coun/Cons (3)
(7582-8582). Course provides an introduction to counseling children and adolescents as a means of facilitating healthy development and promoting academic achievement. Through didactic and experiential learning, students in school-based helping professions will develop skills to utilize child centered communication, creative therapies, consultation, and identify and implement theoretically and developmentally informed interventions.

COUN 7551 - Assessment Techniques (3)
(7651-8651). The basic principles, test and non-test appraisal instruments, and skills of diagnosis; selection, use, and interpretation of such instruments appropriate for individual appraisal. PREREQUISITE: EDPR 7511 or 7521; enrollment in COUN degree program or consent of instructor.

COUN 7561 - Career Counseling (3)
(7661-8661). Process of career development and planning, career and lifestyle counseling, planning, and development. PREREQUISITE OR COREQUISITE: COUN 7411. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in COUN degree program or consent of instructor.

COUN 7571 - Clinical Techniques (3)
(7690-8690). Implementation and practice of counseling theories; modeling, practice, and critique of counseling skills. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7411; 7541 or 7542; enrollment in COUN degree program or consent of instructor.

COUN 7630 - Clinical Mental Health Coun (3)
Overview of skills and knowledge unique to mental health counselors; topics include but not limited to: mental health service delivery, assessment for mental disorders, psychotropic medications, the history of mental health counseling, advocacy, social justice, and preventive mental health concepts. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7411, 7531, 7541, 7561 and enrollment in COUN degree program or consent of instructor. PRE- OR COREQUISITE: COUN 7551.

COUN 7631 - Pract Mental Health Coun (3)
(7892-8892). Supervised counseling experience in a community/mental health setting with varied clientele. The student will be involved in individual and group counseling activities appropriate to the setting. 150 hours. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7411, 7531, 7541, 7551, 7561, 7571, 7750, 7630; CPSY 7700; EDPR 7117, 7521; and program approval. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

COUN 7632 - Intern Cmty/Mntl Hlth (4-9)
(7698-8698). Supervised counseling experience in an appropriate community/mental health setting. The student will be involved in agency services for a minimum of 300 hours (half-time, for 4 hours) or 600 hours (full-time, for 9 hours). May be repeated by half-time students for a maximum of 9 semester hours. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7631 and program approval. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

COUN 7640 - Principles Schl Couns (3)
Organization and administration of components of counseling services in schools, role and function of the school counselor in K-12 system. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7411; enrollment in a school counseling degree program or consent of instructor.

COUN 7641 - Prac Elem Sch Coun (3)
(7692-8692). Supervised counseling with pre K-6 elementary age children; group discussions and individual interviews provide the student opportunities to interact with elementary children in a variety of multicultural settings; practice in appropriate techniques in interaction with elementary children. 150 hours. PREREQUISITE: Program approval. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

COUN 7642 - Intern Elem Sch Coun (3-6)
(7697). Supervised counseling experience in working with pre K-6 elementary school-aged children in multicultural settings. The student will be involved in services for a minimum of 300 (or half-time for 4 hours) or 600 (or full-time for 6 hours). May be repeated by half-time students for a maximum of 6 semester hours. PREREQUISITE: Program approval. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

COUN 7643 - Prac Middle School Coun (3)
Supervised counseling with adolescents in middle multicultural settings; assistance with individuals and groups and practice in providing assistance in educational, occupational, and personal decision making. 150 hours. PREREQUISITE: completion of core school counseling courses and permission of advisor.

COUN 7644 - Intern Middle School Coun (3-6)
Supervised counseling experience in working with adolescents in middle multicultural settings. The student will be involved in services for a minimum of 300 (or half-time for 4 hours) or 600 (or full-time for 6 hours). May be repeated by half-time students for a maximum of 6 semester hours. PREREQUISITE: all core school counseling courses taken plus practicum and advisor permission.

COUN 7645 - Prac Sec School Coun (3)
(7691-8691). Supervised counseling with adolescents in middle and/or high school multicultural settings; assistance with individuals and groups and practice in providing assistance in educational, occupational, and personal decision making. 150 hours. PREREQUISITE: Program approval. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

COUN 7646 - Intern Sec Sch Coun (3-6)
(7696-8696). Supervised counseling experience in working with adolescents middle and/or high school multicultural settings. The student will be involved in services for a minimum of 300 (or half-time for 4 hours) or 600 (or full-time for 6 hours). May be repeated by half-time students for a maximum of 6 semester hours. PREREQUISITE: Program approval. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

COUN 7700 - Spiritual Issues in Counseling (3)
Various spiritual worldviews and issues as well as counseling interventions and ethical concerns will be discussed in the context of recently developed multicultural and spiritual counseling competencies. This course focuses on the importance of spiritual and/or religious values and beliefs that impact the mental health and emotional well being of persons living in diverse communities. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7411, 7541 and enrollment in a COUN or CPSY degree program or consent of instructor.

COUN 7710 - Alcohol/Drug Coun (3)
Process of counseling alcoholic and drug dependent persons; modalities of treatment, philosophy of treatment and referral. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7541 and enrollment in a COUN or CPSY degree program or consent of instructor.

COUN 7720 - Sys Develp Family Thrpy (3)
(7780). Systems theory applied to families as a framework for family therapy; analysis of family systems at different stages of the family life cycle; history of family therapy, research, and professional ethical issues. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7541 and enrollment in a COUN or CPSY degree program or consent of instructor.

COUN 7721 - Thry/Tchnqs Fam Thrpy (3)
(8781). Major approaches to family therapy: structural, Bowenian, strategic, behavioral, communications, experiential, object relations; techniques and assumptions, traditional and current practices. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7541 and enrollment in a COUN or CPSY degree program.

COUN 7722 - Couple Coun/Therapy (3)
(8782). Marital and couple counseling and problem situations; phases of therapy, ethical dilemmas, research methodology in couple/family dysfunction. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7541 and enrollment in a COUN or CPSY degree program or consent of instructor.

COUN 7723 - Hum Sexulty Coun/Psyc (3)
Attitudes, values, beliefs, and theoretical concerns related to human sexuality; counseling strategies for individuals and couples regarding sex-related issues. PREREQUISITE: enrollment in a COUN or CPSY degree program or consent of instructor.

COUN 7730 - Crisis Intrvntn Coun (3)
Study and practice in understanding crisis theory and crisis-induced dysfunctional behavior, recognizing crisis situations, and the application of crisis intervention methods and strategies to help people in emotional crises return to a state of cognitive, affective, and behavioral equilibrium and functional coping. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in a COUN or CPSY degree program or consent of instructor.

COUN 7740 - Coun Victmzd Chld/Fam (3)
This course is designed to familiarize students with issues related to counseling sexually victimized children and their families. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7411, 7541 or 7542, and enrollment in a COUN or CPSY degree program, or consent of instructor.

COUN 7750 - Multicultural Counseling (3)
(8784). Theory and research on individual and group multicultural counseling with particular attention to ethnic and racial sectors of society in the US. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7411, 7541 and enrollment in a COUN or CPSY degree program, or consent of instructor.

COUN 7751 - Gender Issues In Coun (3)
(8783). Current issues related to counseling women and men including developmental theory, awareness of sex role socialization and biases, and appropriate approaches to counseling women and men. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in a COUN or CPSY degree program or consent of instructor.

COUN 7752 - Coun Gay/Lesbian/Bisexl (3)
Gay, lesbian, and bisexual issues in counseling and psychotherapy; affirmative psychotherapy techniques and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues, including identity formation, homophobia and heterosexism, relationships, parent and family dynamics, ethnic minorities, religion and morality, gender roles, AIDS/HIV, and suicidal ideation. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in a COUN or CPSY degree program.

COUN 7770 - Consult Theories/Pract (3)
prerequisite: Enrollment in a COUN or CPSY degree program or consent of instructor.

COUN 7771 - Clinical Hypnotherapy (3)
Explores theoretical views and pragmatic application of clinical hypnosis for therapeutic purposes; students will master basic therapeutic skills and ethical standards of clinical hypnosis while exploring pragmatic applications and limitations of various hypnotherapy techniques in counseling. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7571 and enrollment in a COUN or CPSY degree program or permission of instructor.

COUN 7780 - Seminar In Counseling (1-3)
(7672-8672). Devoted to current concerns and methodology in counseling. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours credit. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in a COUN degree program or permission of instructor.

COUN 7790 - Spc Prblms In Coun (1-3)
(7993). Individual investigation and report in the area of counseling under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in a COUN degree program or permission of instructor. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

COUN 7824 - College Admission Counseling (3)
This online course is designed to provide systematic training in counseling for the college admission and selection process. Students will be introduced to concepts and practical skills required for competency in working with diverse college applicant populations (e.g., the first generation college student, the learning disabled, the student athlete). The course will consist of remote lectures, presentations, learning activities, video viewings, class discussions boards, and a mini field-work placement designed to enhance knowledge of the college admission and selection process. Topics will include addressing inequities in college access and college-going, organizing a college counseling office, and developing a college-going high school culture.

COUN 7825 - Strategies Career Coun in K-12 (3)
This online course emphasizes a practical application of career theory to school settings to assist all students plan for life beyond high schools. The adoption of career and college readiness standards by an increasing number of states has created a need for school counselors to lead efforts to design and implement comprehensive K-12 career planning programs. This course aims to build specialization as participants develop the skills to design and implement cohesive career guidance programs informed by developmental theory, assessment, and the career decision-making process.

COUN 7826 - Schl Coun to Close Achvmnt Gap (3)
The education system is considered the premier vehicle for social mobility, yet student achievement data, graduation and matriculation rates continue to reflect broad societal inequalities. The purpose of this course is to train school counselors to assist marginalized students overcome the societal, familial, and educational barriers that impede positive educational and career outcomes. This course focuses on developing school counselor?s leadership and advocacy skills to design strategic guidance programs grounded in evidence based practices that target the achievement gap and facilitate educational equity for all students.

COUN 7827 - Capstone College & Career Coun (3)
The purpose of this capstone course is to provide students the opportunity to synthesize their knowledge of college and career counseling and develop their expertise in a field based setting of their choice. Students will spend between 45 to 100 hours in the field depending on the nature of their assignment (research or practice). Students are required to secure a field setting and approval from the program coordinator in advance of commencing this class. Students can choose from a broad array of field placements and activities reflecting their interests and intended specialization.

COUN 7841 - Adv Coun Thry & Tech (3)
(CPSY 7784-8784). Critical analysis of selected theories and techniques of counseling; emphasis on a variety of major theories and systems; provides a thorough theoretical base for developing a consistent approach to professional counseling. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7541 or 7542, enrollment in a COUN or CPSY degree program or permission of instructor.

COUN 7885 - Legal/Eth Issues Coun (3)
(CPSY 7785-8785). Examination of existing and needed legislation affecting counseling and psychology, review of critical court cases; ethical standards of professional counseling and psychological organizations; survey of responsibilities and liabilities. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in a COUN or CPSY degree program or permission of instructor.

COUN 7905 - Case Mgmt In Counseling (3)
Introduction to case management and procedures used in counseling and other human service settings; development of a conceptual understanding of case management, and ability to apply this knowledge to different types of populations and different types of treatment settings. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in a COUN degree program or permission of instructor.

COUN 7912 - Intro Psych Rehab Coun (3)
Psychiatric rehabilitation concepts and principles, techniques, history, treatment settings and modalities; emphasizing issues central to mental health consumers such as empowerment, the consumer movement, family intervention, cross-cultural issues, recovery and reintegration within the community. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in a COUN degree program or permission of instructor.

COUN 7941 - Prac In Rehab Counsel (3)
Supervised counseling experiences with persons with disabilities; application of appropriate theories, principles, and practices to personal counseling. PREREQUISITE: COUN 6901, 7411, 7531, 7541, 7571, and 7750; COUN program approval. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

COUN 7942 - Internshp Rehab Counsel (4-9)
Supervised field experiences in cooperation with the state rehabilitation agency and other human service agencies and facilities. PREREQUISITE: COUN 6913, 6921, 7551, 7912, 7941, and EDPR 7521; COUN program approval. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

COUN 8000 - Spec Culmn Experience (1-6)
Thesis, internship, field study, or special project designed under the direction of student's committee; serves as capstone experience in the Education Specialist Program. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

COUN 8501 - Doctoral Sem Coun (1-3)
Professional seminar designed for beginning doctoral students in counseling focuses on the development of professional identity as a leader in counseling; critical philosophical issues; research; new directions in theory and techniques; issues in counselor education and practice. Can be repeated for maximum of 3 credit hours.

COUN 8502 - Coun Residency Resrch Semn (3)
Supervised construction of the residency research project. Either under individual supervision or in concert with a research team completion of a research project suitable for publication in a national referred journal or presentation at a refereed professional conference. PREREQUISITE: COUN 8501.

COUN 8510 - Counselor Supervision (3)
(CPSY 7786-8786). Critical analysis of theories of counselor supervision, techniques associated with theories, and assessment of those supervision models; survey of research on counseling supervision issues. PREREQUISITE: Doctoral standing and Program approval.

COUN 8511 - Practicum in Counseling (3)
Supervised experience in appropriate settings; the student will be involved in varied supervision activities as needed. 150 hours. PREREQUISITE: Program approval. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

COUN 8512 - Teaching Counselor Education (3-6)
Supervised teaching of graduate students in a counseling course. Responsibilities include curriculum and syllabus construction, clinical critique, lecture development and delivery, course assessment, and other pedagogical activities to develop graduate teaching abilities in counselor education. PREREQUISITE: COUN 8501.

COUN 8530 - Doctoral Intern Counseling (3-12)
(7699/8699). Supervised experience in counseling and personnel services; complements course study with on-site professional experience focused on programmatic, career, and individual student goals. PREREQUISITE: Program approval. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

COUN 8571 - Clinical Techniques (3)
(7690-8690). Implementation and practice of counseling theories; modeling, practice, and critique of counseling skills. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7411; 7541 or 7542; enrollment in COUN degree program or consent of instructor.

COUN 8630 - Clinical Mental Health Coun (3)
Overview of skills and knowledge unique to mental health counselors; topics include but not limited to: mental health service delivery, assessment for mental disorders, psychotropic medications, the history of mental health counseling, advocacy, social justice, and preventive mental health concepts. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7411, 7541, and enrollment in COUN degree program or consent of instructor. PRE- OR COREQUISITE: COUN 7551.

COUN 8640 - Principles Schl Couns (3)
Organization and administration of components of counseling services in schools, role and function of the school counselor in K-12 system. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7411; enrollment in a school counseling degree program or consent of instructor.

COUN 8700 - Spiritual Issues in Counseling (3)
Various spiritual worldviews and issues as well as counseling interventions and ethical concerns will be discussed in the context of recently developed multicultural and spiritual counseling competencies. This course focuses on the importance of spiritual and/or religious values and beliefs that impact the mental health and emotional well being of persons living in diverse communities.

COUN 8710 - Alcohol/Drug Coun (3)
Process of counseling alcoholic and drug dependent persons; modalities of treatment, philosophy of treatment and referral. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7541 and enrollment in a COUN or CPSY degree program or consent of instructor.

COUN 8720 - Sys Develp Family Thrpy (3)
(7780). Systems theory applied to families as a framework for family therapy; analysis of family systems at different stages of the family life cycle; history of family therapy, research, and professional ethical issues. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7541 and enrollment in a COUN or CPSY degree program or consent of instructor.

COUN 8721 - Thry/Tchnqs Fam Thrpy (3)
(8781). Major approaches to family therapy: structural, Bowenian, strategic, behavioral, communications, experiential, object relations; techniques and assumptions, traditional and current practices. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7720 and enrollment in a COUN or CPSY degree program.

COUN 8722 - Couple Coun/Therapy (3)
(8782). Marital and couple counseling and problem situations; phases of therapy, ethical dilemmas, research methodology in couple/family dysfunction. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7720 and enrollment in a COUN or CPSY degree program or consent of instructor.

COUN 8723 - Hum Sexulty Coun/Psyc (3)
Attitudes, values, beliefs, and theoretical concerns related to human sexuality; counseling strategies for individuals and couples regarding sex-related issues. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in a COUN or CPSY degree program or consent of instructor.

COUN 8730 - Crisis Intrvntn Coun (3)
Study and practice in understanding crisis theory and crisis-induced dysfunctional behavior, recognizing crisis situations, and the application of crisis intervention methods and strategies to help people in emotional crises return to a state of cognitive, affective, and behavioral equilibrium and functional coping. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in a COUN or CPSY degree program or consent of instructor.

COUN 8740 - Coun Victmzd Chld/Fam (3)
This course is designed to familiarize students with issues related to counseling sexually victimized children and their families. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7411, 7541 or 7542, and enrollment in a COUN or CPSY degree program, or consent of instructor.

COUN 8750 - Multicultural Counseling (3)
(8784). Theory and research on individual and group multicultural counseling with particular attention to ethnic and racial sectors of society in the US. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7411, 7541 and enrollment in a COUN or CPSY degree program, or consent of instructor.

COUN 8751 - Gender Issues In Coun (3)
(8783). Current issues related to counseling women and men including developmental theory, awareness of sex role socialization and biases, and appropriate approaches to counseling women and men. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in a COUN or CPSY degree program or consent of instructor.

COUN 8752 - Coun Gay/Lesbian/Bisexl (3)
Gay, lesbian, and bisexual issues in counseling and psychotherapy; affirmative psychotherapy techniques and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues, including identity formation, homophobia and heterosexism, relationships, parent and family dynamics, ethnic minorities, religion and morality, gender roles, AIDS/HIV, and suicidal ideation. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in a COUN or CPSY degree program.

COUN 8770 - Consult Theories/Pract (3)
PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in a COUN or CPSY degree program or consent of instructor.

COUN 8771 - Clinical Hypnotherapy (3)
Explores theoretical views and pragmatic application of clinical hypnosis for therapeutic purposes; students will master basic therapeutic skills and ethical standards of clinical hypnosis while exploring pragmatic applications and limitations of various hypnotherapy techniques in counseling. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7571 and enrollment in a COUN or CPSY degree program or permission of instructor.

COUN 8780 - Seminar In Counseling (1-3)
(7672-8672). Devoted to current concerns and methodology in counseling. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours credit. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in a COUN degree program or permission of instructor.

COUN 8790 - Spc Prblms In Coun (1-3)
(7993). Individual investigation and report in the area of counseling under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in a COUN degree program or permission of instructor. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

COUN 8824 - College Admission Counseling (3)
This online course is designed to provide systematic training in counseling for the college admission and selection process. Students will be introduced to concepts and practical skills required for competency in working with diverse college applicant populations (e.g., the first generation college student, the learning disabled, the student athlete). The course will consist of remote lectures, presentations, learning activities, video viewings, class discussions boards, and a mini field-work placement designed to enhance knowledge of the college admission and selection process. Topics will include addressing inequities in college access and college-going, organizing a college counseling office, and developing a college-going high school culture.

COUN 8825 - Strategies Career Coun in K-12 (3)
This online course emphasizes a practical application of career theory to school settings to assist all students plan for life beyond high schools. The adoption of career and college readiness standards by an increasing number of states has created a need for school counselors to lead efforts to design and implement comprehensive K-12 career planning programs. This course aims to build specialization as participants develop the skills to design and implement cohesive career guidance programs informed by developmental theory, assessment, and the career decision-making process.

COUN 8826 - Schl Coun to Close Achvmnt Gap (3)
The education system is considered the premier vehicle for social mobility, yet student achievement data, graduation and matriculation rates continue to reflect broad societal inequalities. The purpose of this course is to train school counselors to assist marginalized students overcome the societal, familial, and educational barriers that impede positive educational and career outcomes. This course focuses on developing school counselor?s leadership and advocacy skills to design strategic guidance programs grounded in evidence based practices that target the achievement gap and facilitate educational equity for all students.

COUN 8827 - Capstone College & Career Coun (3)
The purpose of this capstone course is to provide students the opportunity to synthesize their knowledge of college and career counseling and develop their expertise in a field based setting of their choice. Students will spend between 45 to 100 hours in the field depending on the nature of their assignment (research or practice). Students are required to secure a field setting and approval from the program coordinator in advance of commencing this class. Students can choose from a broad array of field placements and activities reflecting their interests and intended specialization.

COUN 8831 - Adv Group Processes (3)
(CPSY 7731-8731). Advanced study of group processes as applied to counseling and student services; activities, functions, and dynamics of groups will be studied with actual experience and group work included. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7531 and advanced standing in Counseling program or permission of instructor.

COUN 8841 - Adv Coun Thry & Tech (3)
(CPSY 7784-8784). Critical analysis of selected theories and techniques of counseling; emphasis on a variety of major theories and systems; provides a thorough theoretical base for developing a consistent approach to professional counseling. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7541 or 7542, enrollment in a COUN or CPSY degree program or permission of instructor.

COUN 8885 - Legal/Eth Issues Coun (3)
(CPSY 7785-8785). Examination of existing and needed legislation affecting counseling and psychology, review of critical court cases; ethical standards of professional counseling and psychological organizations; survey of responsibilities and liabilities. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in a COUN or CPSY degree program or permission of instructor.

COUN 8905 - Case Mgmt In Counseling (3)
Introduction to case management and procedures used in counseling and other human service settings; development of a conceptual understanding of case management, and ability to apply this knowledge to different types of populations and different types of treatment settings. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in a COUN degree program or permission of instructor.

COUN 8912 - Intro Psych Rehab Coun (3)
Psychiatric rehabilitation concepts and principles, techniques, history, treatment settings and modalities; emphasizing issues central to mental health consumers such as empowerment, the consumer movement, family intervention, cross-cultural issues, recovery and reintegration within the community. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in a COUN degree program or permission of instructor.

COUN 9000 - Dissertation (1-9)
Credit may be earned over a period of several semesters. The dissertation may be an organized scientific contribution or a comprehensive analysis of theory and practice in a specific area. PREREQUISITE: Pass comprehensive exam, late doctoral status. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY (CPSY)

In addition to the courses below, the department may offer the following Special Topics courses:
CPSY 8570-8574. Special Topics in Counseling Psychology. (3). Current topics in counseling psychology. May be repeated with a change in content.

 


CPSY 7700 - Intrvntns Mntl Disordrs (3)
Covers assessment and diagnosis of mental disorders utilizing DSM-IV classification system and common counseling approaches for each of the major mental disorders; includes current understandings of the etiology, prevention, and treatment of each mental disorder; differential diagnosis using the DSM-IV manual; counseling approaches and case management; and psychopharmacology. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7630.

CPSY 7798 - Soc Just Coun & CPSY I (3)
Covers issues of social justice in counseling and counseling psychology and provides students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge to a local social justice issue through collaborative consultation, program evaluation, or clinical intervention. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7750-8750, Enrollment in COUN or CPSY graduate programs.

CPSY 7799 - Soc Just Coun & CPSY II (3)
Covers issues of social justice in counseling and counseling psychology in international settings. Provides students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge to an international social justice issue through collaborative consultation, program evaluation, or clinical intervention. Capstone of the course is a two-week immersion experience in another country. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7750-8750, Enrollment in COUN or CPSY graduate programs.

CPSY 8008 - Directed Readings CPSY (1-3)
Individually directed reading with written report required. May be repeated for maximum of 9 hours. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

CPSY 8101 - Found Coun Psyc (3)
(7684-8684). Designed to orient students and initiate their identification with the profession of Counseling Psychology; including history and future of Counseling Psychology; current issues in the field; and introduction to research, legal/ethical, and professional standards. PREREQUISITE: Enrolled in CPSY program.

CPSY 8102 - Seminar In Grp Cpsy (3)
(8793). Theoretical-philosophical and research base of group counseling and psychotherapy; supervised application. PREREQUISITE: Doctoral student.

CPSY 8200 - Coun Psyc Practicum (3-6)
(8694). Critical analysis of actual counseling interviews; various methods employed for recording and observing counseling sessions such as audio and video tapes and one-way vision screens. May be repeated for maximum of 12 semester hours. PREREQUISITE: Enrolled in CPSY program.Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

CPSY 8201 - Prfsnl Issues Cpsy (3)
Focus on professional identity, Counseling Psychology research, and legal/ethical issues; emphasizing professional issues, applications, and reading related to diversity and the urban environment. PREREQUISITE: Enrolled in CPSY program.

CPSY 8202 - Vocational Psychology (3)
(COUN 8769). Analysis of career development theory and research as applied to practice of career counseling; variables affecting career development in diverse populations. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7561 or equivalent.

CPSY 8203 - Sem Coun/Coun Psy Res (3)
(7683-8683). Designed to give the advanced graduate student in counseling or counseling psychology and research the opportunity to explore current research and research methodology and to design a research project. PREREQUISITES: Completion of 6 credit hours of statistics, and enrollment in CPSY PhD program or Counseling EdD program.

CPSY 8204 - Coun & Coun Psyc Rsrch I (3)
Intensive instruction in research design and implementation specific to Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology; addresses developing a research idea, literature review, design/methodology, data collection, writing, and supplementary topics, providing skills necessary to critique and conduct research.

CPSY 8300 - Adv Prac Coun Psyc (3)
Doctoral students who have completed 400 hours of required practicum will explore targeted clinical issues and populations in depth; combines didactic, experiential, and process components. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. PREREQUISITE: 6 hours of CPSY 8200. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

CPSY 8501 - Coun Psyc Research (1-3)
(7790-8790). Supervised practice in developing, designing, conducting, writing, and reporting on a variety of investigative formats in counseling research. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 semester hours. PREREQUISITE: Enrolled in CPSY program or consent of the instructor. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

CPSY 8573 - Resil/Wellns/Well Being (3)
Current topics in counseling psychology. May be repeated with a change in content. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

CPSY 8575 - Adult Pers Assessmnt (3)
Administration, scoring, and interpretation of psychodiagnostic instruments for individual personality assessment in adults. PREREQUISITE: CPSY 8700 or permission of instructor.

CPSY 8576 - Adult Cog Assessment (3)
Explores concepts of intelligence and cognition in adults, analyzes issues and controversies related to assessment of cognitive functioning, and develops competency in administration, scoring, and interpretation of assessment instruments. PREREQUISITE: Master's level assessment course or permission of instructor.

CPSY 8577 - Supervisn in Coun Psyc (3)
Implementation and critical analysis of theories of counseling psychology supervision, strategies associated with these theories, and assessment of supervision models; surveys research on issues related to supervision in counseling psychology. PREREQUISITE: CPSY 8200.

CPSY 8578 - Constructivist Psychotherapy (3)
Intensive experiential and coherence based psychotherapy course. Focus is on participation,demonstration, and clinical self awareness. Prerequisite: Counseling psychology doctoral student or consent of instructor.

CPSY 8600 - Coun Psyc Seminar (1-3)
Devoted to current concerns and methodology in Counseling Psychology. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 semester hours. PREREQUISITE: Doctoral student in Counseling, Counseling Psychology or consent of the instructor.

CPSY 8700 - Intrvntns Mntl Disordrs (3)
Covers assessment and diagnosis of mental disorders utilizing DSM-IV classification system and common counseling approaches for each of the major mental disorders; includes current understandings of the etiology, prevention, and treatment of each mental disorder; differential diagnosis using the DSM-IV manual; counseling approaches and case management; and psychopharmacology. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7630.

CPSY 8790 - Spc Prblms in Coun Psychology (1-3)
Individual investigation and report in the area of counseling psychology under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in COUN or CPSY doctor program or permission of instructor. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

CPSY 8798 - Soc Just Coun & CPSY I (3)
Covers issues of social justice in counseling and counseling psychology and provides students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge to a local social justice issue through collaborative consultation, program evaluation, or clinical intervention. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7750-8750, Enrollment in COUN or CPSY graduate programs.

CPSY 8799 - Soc Just Coun & CPSY II (3)
Covers issues of social justice in counseling and counseling psychology in international settings. Provides students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge to an international social justice issue through collaborative consultation, program evalution, or clinical intervention. Capstone of the course is a two-week immersion experience in another country. PREREQUISITE: COUN 7750-8750, Enrollment in COUN or CPSY graduate programs.

CPSY 8800 - Predoctoral Intrnshp (3-6)
(8890). Supervised internship in setting accredited by American Psychological Association or listed in APPIC directory. May be repeated for maximum of 9 semester hours. PREREQUISITE: Completion of all coursework, comprehensive examinations, and approval of dissertation topic. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

CPSY 9000 - Dissertation (1-12)
Credit may be earned over a period of several semesters. The dissertation may be an organized scientific contribution or a comprehensive analysis of theory and practice in a specific area. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AND RESEARCH (EDPR)

In addition to the courses below, the department may offer the following Special Topics courses:
EDPR 7001-06–8001-8006. Special Topics in Educational Psychology and Research. (1-3). (EDFD 7006-7015-8006-8015).Current topics in educational psychology and research. May be repeated with a change in content.

 


EDPR 7000 - Research Project (1-6)
Research project that is designed and completed under direction of student's advisor; capstone experience for Master's degree program. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

EDPR 7008 - Directed Readings (1-3)
(EDFD 7008). Individually directed reading; written report required, may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

EDPR 7009 - Practicum Ed Psych (3-6)
(EDPS 7109). Supervised experience in application of educational psychology and research principles and procedures for training activities in educational, industrial, or community settings. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor and approval of major advisor. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

EDPR 7081 - Supervised Research (1-6)
(EDFD 7081). Collaborative research with faculty within the major to include planning, design, management, analysis, and reporting of research. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours. PREREQUISITE: Minimum of 12 hours in major and permission of instructor Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

EDPR 7109 - Infant Development (3)
(EDPS 7109-8109). Infancy and toddlerhood from developmental research issues perspective; empirical studies and contemporary issues relating to factors influencing infant development.

EDPR 7110 - Erly Chldhd Dvlpmnt (3)
Introduction to contemporary theories, research and issues in young children?s physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development with an emphasis on the cultural nature of development.

EDPR 7111 - Child Psyc App To Educ (3)
(EDPS 7111-8111). Major theories of child psychology and their implications for educational practices with the preschool and elementary school child.

EDPR 7112 - Adol Psyc Appld Educ (3)
(EDPS 7112-8112). Advanced study of theories and research on the physical, psychological, social, cognitive, and cultural aspects of adolescent development; implications for education, treatment, secondary school personnel, and others who live and work with adolescents.

EDPR 7113 - Midlife/Adult Developmt (3)
(EDPS 7113-8113). Cognitive, emotional, and psychosocial theories and research on middle age and adult development.

EDPR 7114 - Psychology Of Aging (3)
(EDPS 7114-8114). Cognitive, emotional, and psychosocial developmental theories of aging and implications for life-span education.

EDPR 7115 - Child Dev/Begin Tchrs (3)
(EDPS 7115). Theories and research on the physical, psychological, social, cognitive, and cultural aspects of early childhood and child development with emphasis on implications for preschool and elementary classroom teacher. Open only to students admitted to licensure programs.

EDPR 7117 - Life-Span Human Dev (3)
Theories and research on the physical, psychological/emotional, social, cognitive, and cultural aspects of human development across the life span.

EDPR 7121 - Learning & Cognition (3)
(EDPS 7121-8121). Major theories of learning and cognition, intelligence theories, and their application to learning environments.

EDPR 7125 - Giftedness/Talent Development (3)
Advanced seminar in gifted student learning and development. Special emphasis placed on understanding relevant theories and research as applied to intellectual, social, and emotional functioning among gifted learners.

EDPR 7126 - Intro to Piaget's Work (3)
Seminar to introduce Jean Piaget's epistemological and psychological studies. May be repeated with a change in content.

EDPR 7131 - Cultural Diverse Stdnts (3)
(EDPS 7131-8131). Cultural differences among American student populations; emphasis on family structure, socialization of children, and cultural influences on student behavior.

EDPR 7149 - Sem Cognitive Processes (3)
(EDPS 7149-8149). Classic and current learning theory research, with emphasis on recent work in cognition, constructivism, and neuropsychology applied to education. PREREQUISITE: EDPR 7/8121.

EDPR 7150 - Motivation (3)
(EDPS 7150-8150). Theoretical and research viewpoints on motivation to learn; applications to educational settings. PREREQUISITE: EDPR 7/8121 or 7/8149 or permission of instructor.

EDPR 7151 - Individual Differences (3)
(EDPS 7151-8151). Theoretical foundations of instructional models designed to optimize student learning; topics include theories of intelligence, theories of learning, learning styles, gender differences, cultural differences, tracking and ability grouping, assessment, response to intervention, and the use of technology. All of these topics are explored as they relate to individual differences in learning.

EDPR 7155 - Understanding Respect Research (3)
Seminar with an emphasis on conducting literature and empirical research to learn how to conceptualize respect and how to study various respects in school and workplace.

EDPR 7161 - Moral Dvlpmnt & Educ (3)
(EDPS 7161-8161). Current theory and research on moral and ethical reasoning and development across the life span and educational implications.

EDPR 7165 - Social Devlpmnt/Child (3)
Current theory and research on children?s social development, with an emphasis on enculturation and socialization with parents, teachers, siblings, and peers in childhood.

EDPR 7511 - Measurmt & Evaluatn (3)
(EDRS 7511). Test construction; item and test statistics; interpretations and applications of standardized test results; reliability and validity estimation methods; and classical and modern measurement theories.

EDPR 7512 - Psychomet Thry/Ed Appl (3)
(EDRS 7512-8512). Psychometric principles and applications to tests, rating scales, questionnaires, and other standardized instruments used in educational research; problems associated with evaluation of items and instruments in terms of reliability and validity. PREREQUISITE: EDPR 7/8511 and 7/8541 or permission of instructor.

EDPR 7521 - Intro to Educ Research (3)
(EDRS 7521). Introduction to major concepts and processes underlying educational research; focus on knowledge necessary for critically appraising published research and preparing students as research consumers.

EDPR 7523 - Applied Educ Research (1-3)
(EDRS 7523-8523). Conducting and interpreting research concerned with learning and teaching; statistical and research methods, interpretation of literature, report writing, and development of proposal for research project.

EDPR 7531 - Computer As Res Tool (3)
(EDRS 7531-8531). Computer applications to research processes in education and the behavioral sciences; capabilities and limitations of computers in analysis of educational data; experience in the utilization of various (statistical) library programs. PREREQUISITE: EDPR 7/8541; or permission of the instructor.

EDPR 7541 - Stat Meth App Ed I (3)
(EDRS 7541-8541). Utilization and interpretation of statistical methods applied to education; topics include frequency distributions, central tendency, variability correlation, linear regression, introduction to probability, normal distribution, interval estimation, hypothesis testing via t-test and chi-square and computer utilization in statistical analysis. PREREQUISITE: EDPR 7521 or permission of instructor.

EDPR 7542 - Stat Meth App Ed II (3)
(EDRS 7542-8542). Includes one-way and two-way analysis of variance, a priori and post hoc tests of significance and an introduction to multiple linear regression; emphasis on student acquisition of practical intermediate univariate analytic and interpretative skills. PREREQUISITE: EDPR 7/8541 or permission of instructor.

EDPR 7543 - Res Design Analysis (3)
(EDRS 8543). Includes validity of research designs, complex analysis of variance, and analysis of covariance; emphasis is on practical advanced univariate and analytic and interpretative skills. PREREQUISITE: EDPR 7/8542 or permission of instructor.

EDPR 7544 - Mltpl Regres In Ed Res (3)
Path models; path analysis, structural equation modeling (SEM); applications of path analytic and SEM techniques in educational research. PREREQUISITE: EDPR 7/8542 or permission of instructor.

EDPR 7547 - Sampling/Survey Methods (3)
Examines sampling procedures, design/administration of sample surveys; strategies (simple-random, probability, non-probability, cluster, single and multistage), effect of strategy on sampling error, confidentiality/anonymity issues, questionnaire design, interview procedures, item development, question format, preparation of survey data for statistical analysis. PREREQUISITE: EDPR 7521 and 7-8542 or permission of instructor.

EDPR 7551 - Intro To Eval Systems (3)
(EDRS 7551-8551). Examines procedures and problems in utilization of evaluation and in identifying its purposes; treats the functions and methods of evaluation especially as affected by organizational behavior and political influences; evaluation methodology includes but is not limited to design considerations, data utilization, and concepts and methods of needs assessment. PREREQUISITE: EDPR 7521 and EDPR 7/8542 or permission of instructor.

EDPR 7554 - Nonparmtrc Stats Appl Educatn (3)
This course will address the statistical techniques appropriate when parametric assumptions about the nature of the data are not met. PREREQUISITE: EDPR 7/8542.

EDPR 7561 - Qualitative Mthds Educ (3)
(EDRS 7561-8561). This course provides an introductory overview of various qualitative research processes beginning with epistemological underpinnings, and continuing through theoretical perspectives, methodologies, methods, analysis, interpretation, and write up. Specifically, epistemological approaches of prediction, understanding, emancipation, and deconstruction will be introduced and discussed in relation to current qualitative trends in Education.

EDPR 7562 - Designing Qualitative Research (3)
This seminar provides a scholarly environment for graduate students completing qualitative theses or dissertations. Students spend time on IRB, theory, literature review, and methodology. Qualitative concepts from EDPR 8561 are revisited. PREREQUISITE: Students must have completed EDPR 7/8561 with a B or above.

EDPR 7563 - Apply Qual Theory/Methodology (3)
This advanced level qualitative course provides an in-depth look into macro level social theories and specific methodologies found in qualitative research. Students will immerse themselves in rigorous journal articles/full-length research books and spend considerable time comparing/contrasting and critiquing qualitative works. PREREQUISITES: Students must have completed EDPR 7/8561 with a B or above within the past two years and gain permission of the instructor.

EDPR 7565 - Qual Methods and Analysis (3)
This advanced level course provides an in-depth look into qualitative methods of interviewing, non-participant observation, participant observation, and personal journals. Students will learn from one another's successes and mistakes as they immerse themselves in rigorous fieldwork and then return to the classroom to participate in data analysis and peer debriefings. PREREQUISITES: Students must have completed EDPR 7/8561 with a B or above within the past two years and gain permission of the instructor.

EDPR 7566 - Writing Qualitative Research (3)
This intensive writing course will provide intensive support for graduate students who are writing qualitative research thesis/dissertations. It will provide daily one-to-one feedback, small group writing conferences, examples of differing genres of qualitative representation across multiple disciplines, and a structured setting that will allow students to focus on writing up research for a week without interruption. PREREQUISITES: Students must have completed EDPR 7/8561 with a B or above AND one other advanced qualitative course (EDPR 8562, EDPR 8563, or EDPR 8565), or permission of the instructor.

EDPR 7572 - Institutional Research (3)
(EDRS 7572-8572). Techniques of institutional analysis in designing self-studies, evaluating the teaching and learning environment and institutional planning. PREREQUISITE: EDPR 7521 and EDPR 7/8542 or permission of instructor.

EDPR 7581 - Behav Anlys/Case Dsgn (3)
Reviews essential theory, logic, concepts, principles, methods, and ethics of single-subject designs as they relate to behavior analysis. PREREQUISITE:SPED 7514-8514.

EDPR 7732 - Randomized Clinical Trials (3)
The purpose of this course is to provide students with a thorough grounding in the conduct of randomized clinical trials including design, management, evaluation, and resource acquisition.

EDPR 7996 - Thesis (1-6)
Prospectus must be approved by the faculty committee directing this research study. Application for writing thesis must be filed with the Director of Graduate Studies. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

EDPR 8004 - Report Qualitative Data (3)
(EDFD 7006-7015-8006-8015). Current topics in educational psychology and research. May be repeated with a change in content.

EDPR 8008 - Directed Readings (1-3)
(EDFD 7008). Individually directed reading; written report required, may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

EDPR 8009 - Practicum Ed Psych (3-6)
(EDPS 7109). Supervised experience in application of educational psychology and research principles and procedures for training activities in educational, industrial, or community settings. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor and approval of major advisor. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

EDPR 8081 - Supervised Research (1-6)
(EDFD 7081). Collaborative research with faculty within the major to include planning, design, management, analysis, and reporting of research. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours. PREREQUISITE: Minimum of 12 hours in major and permission of instructor Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

EDPR 8091 - Teaching For Grad Assts (1-3)
Overview and practical demonstrations of the art of teaching in educational psychology and research. Restricted to graduate assistants. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit hours. NOTE: EDPR majors may not use this course to fulfill degree requirements. PREREQUISITE: EDPR 7521 or permission of instructor. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

EDPR 8109 - Infant Development (3)
(EDPS 7109-8109). Infancy and toddlerhood from developmental research issues perspective; empirical studies and contemporary issues relating to factors influencing infant development.

EDPR 8110 - Erly Chldhd Dvlpmnt (3)
Introduction to contemporary theories, research and issues in young children?s physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development with an emphasis on the cultural nature of development.

EDPR 8111 - Child Psyc App To Ed (3)
(EDPS 7111-8111). Major theories of child psychology and their implications for educational practices with the preschool and elementary school child.

EDPR 8112 - Adol Psyc Appld Educ (3)
(EDPS 7112-8112). Advanced study of theories and research on the physical, psychological, social, cognitive, and cultural aspects of adolescent development; implications for education, treatment, secondary school personnel, and others who live and work with adolescents.

EDPR 8113 - Midlife/Adult Developmt (3)
(EDPS 7113-8113). Cognitive, emotional, and psychosocial theories and research on middle age and adult development.

EDPR 8114 - Psychology Of Aging (3)
(EDPS 7114-8114). Cognitive, emotional, and psychosocial developmental theories of aging and implications for life-span education.

EDPR 8117 - Life-Span Human Develop (3)
Theories and research on the physical, psychological/emotional, social, cognitive, and cultural aspects of human development across the life span.

EDPR 8121 - Learning & Cognition (3)
(EDPS 7121-8121). Major theories of learning and cognition, intelligence theories, and their application to learning environments.

EDPR 8125 - Giftedness/Talent Development (3)
Advanced seminar in gifted student learning and development. Special emphasis placed on understanding relevant theories and research as applied to intellectual, social, and emotional functioning among gifted learners.

EDPR 8126 - Intro to Piaget's Work (3)
Seminar to introduce Jean Piaget's epistemological and psychological studies. May be repeated wiith a change in content.

EDPR 8131 - Cultural Diverse Stdnts (3)
(EDPS 7131-8131). Cultural differences among American student populations; emphasis on family structure, socialization of children, and cultural influences on student behavior.

EDPR 8149 - Sem Cognitive Processes (3)
(EDPS 7149-8149). Classic and current learning theory research, with emphasis on recent work in cognition, constructivism, and neuropsychology applied to education. PREREQUISITE: EDPR 7/8121.

EDPR 8150 - Motivation (3)
(EDPS 7150-8150). Theoretical and research viewpoints on motivation to learn; applications to educational settings. PREREQUISITE: EDPR 7/8121 or 7/8149 or permission of instructor.

EDPR 8151 - Individual Differences (3)
(EDPS 7151-8151). Theoretical foundations of instructional models designed to optimize student learning; topics include theories of intelligence, theories of learning, learning styles, gender differences, cultural differences, tracking and ability grouping, assessment, response to intervention, and the use of technology. All of these topics are explored as they relate to individual differences in learning.

EDPR 8155 - Understanding Respect Research (3)
Seminar with an emphasis on conducting literature and empirical research to learn how to conceptualize respect and how to study various respects in school and workplace.

EDPR 8161 - Moral Dvlpmnt & Educ (3)
(EDPS 7161-8161). Current theory and research on moral and ethical reasoning and development across the life span and educational implications.

EDPR 8165 - Social Devlpmnt/Child (3)
Current theory and research on children?s social development, with an emphasis on enculturation and socialization with parents, teachers, siblings, and peers in childhood.

EDPR 8171 - Pro Sem in Edu Psychology (3)
(EDPS 8171). This course is designed to provide Educational Psychology doctoral students with an introduction to both the field of Educational Psychology and the program in Educational Psychology and Research. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor

EDPR 8511 - Measurmt & Evaluatn (3)
(EDRS 7511). Test construction; item and test statistics; interpretations and applications of standardized test results; reliability and validity estimation methods; and classical and modern measurement theories.

EDPR 8512 - Psychomet Thry/Ed Appl (3)
(EDRS 7512-8512). Psychometric principles and applications to tests, rating scales, questionnaires, and other standardized instruments used in educational research; problems associated with evaluation of items and instruments in terms of reliability and validity. PREREQUISITE: EDPR 7/8511 and 7/8541 or permission of instructor.

EDPR 8519 - Sem In Educ Measurement (3)
(EDRS 8519) Systematic investigation of current multivariate methods in the field of educational statistics. PREREQUISITE: EDPR 7/8542 or permissions of instructor.

EDPR 8531 - Computer As Res Tool (3)
(EDRS 7531-8531). Computer applications to research processes in education and the behavioral sciences; capabilities and limitations of computers in analysis of educational data; experience in the utilization of various (statistical) library programs. PREREQUISITE: EDPR 7/8541; or permission of the instructor.

EDPR 8541 - Stat Meth App Ed I (3)
(EDRS 7541-8541). Utilization and interpretation of statistical methods applied to education; topics include frequency distributions, central tendency, variability correlation, linear regression, introduction to probability, normal distribution, interval estimation, hypothesis testing via t-test and chi-square and computer utilization in statistical analysis. PREREQUISITE: EDPR 7521 or permission of instructor.

EDPR 8542 - Stat Meth App Ed II (3)
(EDRS 7542-8542). Includes one-way and two-way analysis of variance, a priori and post hoc tests of significance and an introduction to multiple linear regression; emphasis on student acquisition of practical intermediate univariate analytic and interpretative skills. PREREQUISITE: EDPR 7/8541 or permission of instructor.

EDPR 8543 - Res Design Analysis (3)
(EDRS 8543). Includes validity of research designs, complex analysis of variance, and analysis of covariance; emphasis is on practical advanced univariate and analytic and interpretative skills. PREREQUISITE: EDPR 7/8542 or permission of instructor.

EDPR 8544 - Mltpl Regres In Edu Res (3)
Path models; path analysis, structural equation modeling (SEM); applications of path analytic and SEM techniques in educational research. PREREQUISITE: EDPR 7/8542 or permission of instructor.

EDPR 8547 - Sampling/Survey Methods (3)
Examines sampling procedures, design/administration of sample surveys; strategies (simple-random, probability, non-probability, cluster, single and multistage), effect of strategy on sampling error, confidentiality/anonymity issues, questionnaire design, interview procedures, item development, question format, preparation of survey data for statistical analysis. PREREQUISITE: EDPR 7521 and 7-8542 or permission of instructor.

EDPR 8549 - Multivariate Meth Educ (3)
(EDRS 8549). Systematic investigation of current multivariate methods in the field of educational statistics. PREREQUISITE: EDPR 7/8542 or permission of instructor.

EDPR 8551 - Intro To Eval Systems (3)
(EDRS 7551-8551). Examines procedures and problems in utilization of evaluation and in identifying its purposes; treats the functions and methods of evaluation especially as affected by organizational behavior and political influences; evaluation methodology includes but is not limited to design considerations, data utilization, and concepts and methods of needs assessment. PREREQUISITE: EDPR 7521 and EDPR 7/8542 or permission of instructor.

EDPR 8554 - Nonparmtrc Stats Appl Educatn (3)
This course will address the statistical techniques appropriate when parametric assumptions about the nature of the data are not met. PREREQUISITE: EDPR 7/8542.

EDPR 8561 - Qualitative Mthds Educ (3)
(EDRS 7561-8561). This course provides an introductory overview of various qualitative research processes beginning with epistemological underpinnings, and continuing through theoretical perspectives, methodologies, methods, analysis, interpretation, and write up. Specifically, epistemological approaches of prediction, understanding, emancipation, and deconstruction will be introduced and discussed in relation to current qualitative trends in Education.

EDPR 8562 - Designing Qualitative Research (3)
This seminar provides a scholarly environment for graduate students completing qualitative theses or dissertations. Students spend time on IRB, theory, literature review, and methodology. Qualitative concepts from EDPR 8561 are revisited. PREREQUISITE: Students must have completed EDPR 7/8561 with a B or above.

EDPR 8563 - Apply Qual Theory/Methodology (3)
This advanced level qualitative course provides an in-depth look into macro level social theories and specific methodologies found in qualitative research. Students will immerse themselves in rigorous journal articles/full-length research books and spend considerable time comparing/contrasting and critiquing qualitative works. PREREQUISITES: Students must have completed EDPR 7/8561 with a B or above within the past two years and gain permission of the instructor.

EDPR 8565 - Qual Methods and Analysis (3)
This advanced level course provides an in-depth look into qualitative methods of interviewing, non-participant observation, participant observation, and personal journals. Students will learn from one another?s successes and mistakes as they immerse themselves in rigorous fieldwork and then return to the classroom to participate in data analysis and peer debriefings. PREREQUISITES: Students must have completed EDPR 7/8561 with a B or above within the past two years and gain permission of the instructor.

EDPR 8566 - Writing Qualitative Research (3)
This intensive writing course will provide intensive support for graduate students who are writing qualitative research thesis/dissertations. It will provide daily one-to-one feedback, small group writing conferences, examples of differing genres of qualitative representation across multiple disciplines, and a structured setting that will allow students to focus on writing up research for a week without interruption. PREREQUISITES: Students must have completed EDPR 7/8561 with a B or above AND one other advanced qualitative course (EDPR 8562, EDPR 8563, or EDPR 8565), or permission of the instructor.

EDPR 8572 - Institutional Research (3)
(EDRS 7572-8572). Techniques of institutional analysis in designing self-studies, evaluating the teaching and learning environment and institutional planning. PREREQUISITE: EDPR 7521 and EDPR 7/8542 or permission of instructor.

EDPR 8581 - Behav Anlys/Case Dsgn (3)
Reviews essential theory, logic, concepts, principles, methods, and ethics of single-subject designs as they relate to behavior analysis. PREREQUISITE:SPED 7514-8514.

EDPR 8732 - Randomized Clinical Trials (3)
The purpose of this course is to provide students with a thorough grounding in the conduct of randomized clinical trials including design, management, evaluation, and resource acquisition.

EDPR 9000 - Dissertation (1-12)
(EDFD 9000). Independent research for Doctoral degree. Credit may be earned over a period of several semesters. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

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