General Education Course Descriptions

GEDU  603 - Methodology of Educational Research (3)

An introduction to the process and methods of educational research articles and to developing a preliminary plan or proposal for research in the field.

GEDU  700 - Philosophical Foundations of Education (3)

Philosophical foundations of modern educational thought and practice in America, it also explores contemporary educational ideologies in the U.S.
College restricted to School of Education. Degrees restricted to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  704 - Psychological Foundations of Education (3)

Systematic exploration and critical investigation of the theoretical foundations and the practical problems and issues encountered in the application of psychology to education.
College restricted to School of Education. Degrees restricted to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  706 - Applied Educational Statistics (3)

A conceptual and procedural understanding of descriptive and inferential statistical procedures in educational research.
College restricted to School of Education. Degrees restricted to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  708 - Research Methods in Education (3)

Introduction to quantitative and qualitative educational research traditions, procedures, theories, and methods. Includes practical applications to educational problems. Recommended that 0704-706 be taken before 0704-708.
College restricted to School of Education. Degrees restricted to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  711 - Survey Research (3)

Introduction to the logic and methods of survey research. Common problems of conceptualizing, planning, conducting and analyzing surveys along with strategies, designs procedures and techniques used to solve such problems.
College restricted to School of Education. Degrees restricted to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  714 - Educational and Psychological Measurement (3)

Principles of classical, modern (item-response theory), and cognitive test theory applied to educational and psychological measurement and their application to doctoral research. Applications to both norm-referenced and criterion-referenced testing orientations will be stressed throughout the course. The focus will be on test development and test evaluation.
College restricted to School of Education. Degrees restricted to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  723 - Participatory Critical Pedagogy Research (3)

A discussion of the theoretical foundations of participatory critical pedagogy research as well as a description of effective processes to conduct research utilizing this methodology. Students will be encouraged to (a) define and/or refine the methodology of their own dissertation and (b) acquire experience in the process of dialogic retrospection - the praxis of dialogue as an emancipatory tool, the creation of a text from dialogue transcripts and the analysis of the generative themes contained in the dialogue.
College restricted to School of Education. Degrees restricted to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  725 - Skills for Scholarly Writing (3)

This course is designed to assist doctoral students to learn a style for scholarly writing, including the dissertation. Dissertation writing requires a distinctive type of writing, an academic, scholarly approach that meets local conventions, in contrast to an "essayist," term paper method of writing or a popular periodical style. The tasks, activities, and discussions of this course will include attention to approaches to formal writing that retain clarity, logic and interest, applications of APA as appropriate to dissertation writing, and a review of common grammatical usage.
College restricted to School of Education. Degrees restricted to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. Restricted to Doctoral level