EDU 7315. Designing Learning Environments (3 credits)
This course focuses on examining causal instruments that impact student achievement and seek explanatory mechanisms that can be affected by implementing, sustaining, scaling, and evaluating evidence-based instructional practices.
EDU 7316. Organizational Theory (3 credits)
This course focuses on examining people-organization relationships of the person, group, organization, and social system, and evaluate the impact this relationship has on school effectiveness and student achievement
EDU 7317. Policy Analysis (3 credits)
This course focuses on examining education policy at federal, state, and local levels to articulate and evaluate essential factors that enhance or impede implementation of policy directives in complex environments
EDU 7318. Program Evaluation (3 credits)
This course focuses on developing proficiency using research design principles and integrating analytic techniques to examine and evaluating the effectiveness of programs for improving student achievement.
EDU 7319. Synthesis: Integrating Domains and Areas of Emphasis (1 credit; offered each semester in 1 and 2)
This course is designed to integrate learning experiences and domains across courses, cognates, and internship experiences to allow students to develop facility analyzing multidimensional facets of complex systems.
EDU 7301. Professional Seminar: Paradigms of Education Research
This course provides an introduction to the department of Literacy, Language, and Learning, to contemporary research in education, and to the paradigms and methods of education research. Students will acquire a foundation for the coursework, independent scholarship and research they will undertake in the doctoral program.
EDU 7311. Quantitative Statistics for Education Research (3 credits)
This course introduces statistical techniques for educational research, and promotes the ability to interpret statistical concepts. Techniques covered include analysis of variance, multiple comparisons, non-parametric statistics, simple linear regression, and multiple correlation.
EDU 7302. Advanced Quantitative Research Methods (3 credits)
Doctoral professional seminar emphasizing research designs in education including experimental, quasi-experimental, single-case, evaluation, survey, and other designs. Although statistical methods are discussed for various designs, the emphasis is on concepts, procedures, and internal and external validity issues. Applications to the review of research and writing of methods sections for grants and dissertations.
EDU 7312. Intermediate Quantitative Statistics in Education (3 credits)
Doctoral seminar that continues EDU 7311 of statistical methods including analysis of variance, basic regression, and other intermediate statistical methods.
EDU 7303. Mixed Methods: Quantitative and Qualitative Research (3 credits)
Research designs and statistical methods for studies that combine quantitative analysis with qualitative inquiry; Review of literature employing mixed methods; Computer methods of analysis.
EDU 7313. Advanced Assessment Methods (3 credits)
This course focuses on theories and methods of evaluating and designing assessments (such as tests, scales, questionnaires, surveys and observations) for a broad range of uses in educational research and for clinical evaluations in special education and psychology. Other topics include psychometric methods, classical and item-response theory, statistics used in reliability and validity of tests, and reviewing published tests.
EDU 7314. Advanced Multivariate Statistics (3 credits)
This course is a continuation of EDU 7312, including multiple regression, discriminant function, canonical correlation, basic structural equation modeling, factor analysis and hierarchical linear models; other methods used in research and assessment by visiting lecturers or guest speakers; and computer applications.