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Educational Psychology

School/College: School of Education

Degrees Conferred:

  • M.S. in Educational Psychology
  • Ed.S. in School Psychology
  • Ph.D. in Educational Psychology

Contents

Overview

The Department of Educational Psychology resides in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and prepares graduate students for a variety of clinical, research, and teaching professions at the master's or doctoral level.

The Master of Science in Educational Psychology is designed to serve those who want to increase their understanding of human behavior from conception through adulthood, research and evaluation of learning, and teaching in informal and formal educational settings. The program permits concentrations in School Counseling, Community Counseling, School Psychology, Human Development and Learning, and Educational Statistics and Measurement. The Department also offers certification sequences to qualify students as school psychologists and school counselors.

The goal of the Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology is to prepare psychologists, researchers and educational professionals to effectively work on the unique challenges of promoting education, learning, and mental health in urban environments. The four areas of emphasis in the doctoral program are Counseling Psychology, Learning and Development, Educational Statistics and Measurement, and School Psychology.

The Counseling Psychology and School Psychology specializations at the master's and doctoral level are accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Graduate Faculty

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Distinguished Professor
Fouad, Nadya, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Chair
Professors
Hains, Anthony, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Sapp, Marty, Ed.D., University of Cincinnati
Stoiber, Karen, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Walker, Cindy, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign
Wester, Stephen, Ph.D., University of Florida
Associate Professors
Azen, Razia, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Baskin, Thomas, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison
Korell, Shannon, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Lamborn, Susie, Ph.D., University of Denver
Newell, Markeda, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin- Madison
Zhang, Bo, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Assistant Professors
Arndt, Leah, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison
Klingeil, David, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Kwon, Kyongboon, Ph.D., University of Georgia
Lawson, Christopher, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nguyen, Jacqueline, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Master of Science in Educational Psychology

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Application
Before applying

Please see the Educational Psychology Web site for department-specific application requirements.

Applicants should indicate the concentration for which they wish to be considered on their application

  • Community Counseling
  • Learning & Development
  • Research & Evaluation
  • School Counseling
  • School Psychology
Admission

An applicant must meet Graduate School requirements plus these departmental requirements to be considered for admission to the program

  1. An undergraduate GPA of 3.00.
  2. At least 18 undergraduate credits in education or related social sciences. Applicants may be admitted with specific program-defined course deficiencies provided that the deficiencies amount to no more than two courses. The student is expected to satisfy deficiency requirements within three enrolled semesters. The deficiencies are monitored by the Graduate School and the individual graduate program unit. No course credits earned in making up deficiencies may be counted as program credits required for the degree.
  3. Applicants who have a GPA lower than 3.00 but above 2.5 may be recommended for probationary admission with appropriate supporting documentation.
  4. Personal interviews may be required prior to admission.
  5. Applicants for programs in counseling, educational statistics and measurement, and school psychology are required to submit three letters of recommendation.
  6. Initial advisor assignment will be made by the area chair of the concentration to which the applicant has applied.
Major Professor as Advisor

The student must have a major professor to advise and supervise the student's studies as specified in Graduate School regulations. A student who is not assigned to an advisor at time of admission should immediately contact the Department Chair.

Credits and Courses

Each concentration has unique requirements; the student should consult the descriptions of each concentration to determine specific requirements. Descriptions are available from the Department.

Students seeking an emphasis in counseling are required to complete 48 credits.

Thesis

Optional. Up to 6 degree credits may be awarded for thesis research.

Comprehensive Examination

The student who writes a thesis must pass a final oral examination in defense of that thesis. The student who does not write a thesis must pass a final oral or written comprehensive examination.

Time Limit

The student must complete all degree requirements within five years of initial enrollment.

Community Counseling and School Counseling

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The counseling program in the Department of Educational Psychology offers two distinct concentration areas: Community Counseling and School Counseling. Given UWM's location in the largest urban area in Wisconsin, the counseling faculty is committed to training multiculturally competent community counselors and school counselors to serve clients in urban environments. Both concentrations share a core preparation in the areas of counseling and educational psychology. As students make progress in their program of studies, their focus will take on a more specialized training with content specific courses and field placements where they will refine their counseling skills in practical settings.

The concentrations train counselors to work with a diverse group of clients in urban settings and to deliver services in an ethical manner, as outlined by professional codes of conduct. They share in common courses comprising an Educational Psychology core of studies, a general Counseling core of studies, and a Concentration core. The Educational Psychology core provides knowledge for understanding research and professional scholarship, techniques of educational and psychological measurement, and typical human growth and development across the life-span. The Counseling core courses provide training in basic helping processes and relationships, career development, social and diversity issues in counseling, group work, appraisal of client issues, counseling theory, and the role of family systems. The Concentration core provides training in advanced strategies for helping clients change, and opportunities for increasing competency with specific populations through field placement. Fieldwork in Counseling and Supervised Practicum in Counseling involve the refinement of more advanced and sophisticated counseling skills in placements in actual counseling settings. Students are required to spend 20 hours each week during the semester at their placement site (an exception to this hour requirement is described below for students interested in seeking experience in dual concentrations). Each concentration requires 48 credits.

Community Counseling

The Community Counseling concentration prepares students for work in a variety of community settings such as mental health clinics, community agencies, counseling centers, colleges and universities, and business and industry. Students arrange their program of studies in consultation with their advisors so that the 48 credits earned toward a master's degree will meet selected state certification requirements.

School Counseling

The School Counseling concentration prepares students to work as school counselors. The program is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Students are trained to apply the principles of learning, human development, counseling, and research and measurement within the schools. Preparation is designed to enable students to deliver school counseling programs and services to schools and the community. Students arrange their program of studies in consultation with their advisors so that the 48 credits earned toward a master's degree also will satisfy Wisconsin State Certification requirements. Certification is available as a K-12 School Counselor and as a Bilingual Counselor.

The School Counseling Certification program is for students who already possess a master's degree. Certification students are admitted to the school counseling certification and enroll as non-degree candidates. They need to meet the requirements for school counselor certification, which are generally fewer than the credits required for the M.S. Final selection of courses is determined by consultation with an advisor. Certification is available as a K-12 School Counselor and as a Bilingual Counselor. The requirements for this certification program meet the certification standards of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Admission

Admission to the master's concentrations in counseling takes place twice a year. Deadline date for department receipt of completed applications is November 1 for spring semester admission and February 15 for fall.

If you are interested in applying to one of the master's concentrations in counseling, please see the Educational Psychology Web site for more information. A student handbook containing detailed information on each program is available online; it can be accessed by clicking on the specific program of interest in the left-hand navigation bar. For further questions not addressed on the Web site, contact the Department of Educational Psychology at edpsydpt@uwm.edu.

Students who seek admission to the Community or School Counseling concentrations within the counseling area must apply through the Graduate School for admission to the Department of Educational Psychology. Please note that Graduate School deadlines are earlier because they receive, evaluate, and send completed graduate school applications to the Department. Upon admission, the student is assigned to a faculty member of the Department of Educational Psychology-Counseling Area who shall serve as the student's advisor.

The Counseling Area follows the admissions requirements of the Graduate School and the Department of Educational Psychology.

Credits and Courses
Educational Psychology Core, 9 cr
Ed Psy 624 Educational Statistics I
Ed Psy 640 Human Development: Theory and Research
Ed Psy 720 Techniques of Educational and Psychological Measurement
Counseling Core, 21 cr
Couns 710 Counseling: Theories and Issues
Couns 711 Foundations of Career Development
Couns 714 Essentials of Counseling Practice
Couns 715 Multicultural Counseling
Couns 774 Trauma Counseling 1: Theory and Research
Couns 800 Group Counseling Theory
Couns 904 Family Systems: Theory, Research, and Practice
For Community Counseling
Couns 600 Introduction to Community Counseling
Couns 775 Supervised Practicum 1 in Community Counseling
Couns 812 Clinical Studies in Counseling
Couns 820 Counseling Appraisal and Clinical Decision-making
Couns 970 Supervised Practicum 2 in Community Counseling
Electives, 3 cr
For School Counseling
Couns 602 Introduction to School Counseling
Couns 764 Supervised Practicum 1 in School Counseling
Couns 810 Counseling in the Schools
Couns 816 Counseling Children and Adolescents
Couns 968 Supervised Practicum 2 in School Counseling
Elective, 3 cr (Note: ExcEduc 600, Survey of Exceptional Education, is required for non-teachers in place of the elective)

In addition to the courses listed above, students must complete a comprehensive examination, a master's paper, or a thesis (no more than three thesis credits to apply towards the degree).

Learning & Development

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The Learning and Development concentration provides students with the psychological foundations of education. The program emphasizes the perspective of the learner and concentrates on the following content areas: cognition, development, and social. The program focuses on research skills as they apply to education and training, throughout the lifespan, in a broad range of settings.

Requirements

Students are required to complete 30 credits for the master's degree. Students complete 9 credits of core courses, 15 credits of a concentration, and 6 elective credits. Students' programs of studies are developed in consultation with their assigned advisor.

Educational Statistics and Measurement

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The Educational Statistics and Measurement concentration is designed to provide students with the knowledge necessary to execute research and evaluate and critique existing research. Course work exposes students to the general principles of inferential statistics, research methodology and experimental design, psychometrics, and categorical and qualitative research methods.

Requirements

Students are required to complete 30 credits for the master's degree. Students complete 13 credits of core courses, which include 624, 720, 724, and 728; 6 credits in Learning and Development; and 11 elective credits, 6 of which must be in Educational Statistics and Measurement. Students' programs of studies are developed in consultation with their assigned advisor.

School Psychology

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The School Psychology concentration incorporates the scientist-practitioner model and provides a concrete link between theory, research, and practice. The program prepares students for employment in school and mental health settings. Students are prepared to provide psychological services to children, adolescents, and families; to conduct research; and to empirically evaluate the efficacy of their psychoeducational interventions and assessment procedures.

The following degree options are available: Master of Science Degree in Educational Psychology with a concentration in School Psychology; Education Specialist Degree in School Psychology; and, a Ph.D. in Urban Education: Specialization in School Psychology. The Ph.D. Program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

Credits and Courses

Master's Degree Requirements (30 credits minimum)

School Psychology Core, 12 credits
Ed Psy 751 Professional and Historic Issues in School Psychology
Ed Psy 752 Pediatric Psychopathology
Ed Psy 755 Assessment and Intervention: School Age
Ed Psy 851 Assessment and Intervention: Personality, Social and Emotional Functioning
Educational Methods and Intervention Strategies, 3 cr
Ed Psy 760 Academic Intervention and Alternative Assessment
Educational Statistics and Measurement, 9 cr
Ed Psy 624 Educational Statistical Methods I OR Ed Psy 724 Educational Statistical Methods II
Ed Psy 720 Techniques of Educational & Psychological Measurement
Ed Psy 728 Techniques of Educational Research
Human Development, 3 cr
Ed Psy 640 Human Development: Theory and Research (or other course chosen in consultation with advisor)
Research, 3 cr
Ed Psy 790 Research or Thesis
Master's Examination, or Thesis/Paper

Upon successful completion of 30 graduate credits, the student is eligible to become a candidate for the Master of Science in Educational Psychology. The master's degree is awarded pending successful completion of a master's thesis, paper, or comprehensive examination.

Education Specialist in School Psychology

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Upon completion of the master's degree in Educational Psychology (i.e., 30 graduate credits and successful completion of the master's exam, paper or thesis), the student will be considered for the Education Specialist Degree program in School Psychology. The student must file an application for the Ed. S. with the Graduate School. Admission to the Ed. S. program is dependent upon recommendation of the student's advisor and final approval of the school psychology faculty. Decisions will be made on the basis of successful completion of master's degree requirements, a minimum of at least one "satisfactory" annual review, and adequate demonstration of knowledge through review of the student's progressive portfolio (see the School Psychology Student Handbook for these evaluations).

Students who are not recommended for admission into the Education Specialist Degree program are not eligible for school psychology certification through UWM.

Credits and Courses

Education Specialist Degree (Ed. S.) (39 credits minimum)

Advanced Professional and Clinical Practice, 24 cr
Ed Psy 732 Cognitive Behavioral Intervention Strategies in Education
Ed Psy 952 Pediatric Psychology in an Urban Setting
Ed Psy 955 Advanced Therapeutic Interventions
Ed Psy 974 Beg. Practicum in School Psychology (3 credits)
Ed Psy 975 Adv. Practicum in School Psychology (6 credits)
Ed Psy 976 M.S. Internship in School Psychology (6 credits)
School Psychology Electives, 6 cr
Ed Psy 579 Current Topics in Educational Psychology (with appropriate topic)
Ed Psy 589 Workshop in Educational Psychology
Ed Psy 779 Current Topics in Educational Psychology (with appropriate topic)
Learning, 3 cr
Ed Psy 631 Cognition: Learning, Problem Solving and Thinking (or other course chosen in consultation with advisor)
Educational Methods & Intervention Strategies, 6 cr
Ed Psy 852 Social, Psychological, Biological Basis of Learning Disorders
Couns 805 Consultation Strategies for Counselors and School Psychologists
CurrIns 747 Diagnosis and Treatment of Reading Disability
ExcEduc 715 Issues and Trends in Exceptional Education OR other course chosen in consultation with advisor
Education Specialist Final Project

Upon completion of all course work, including practicum, students will demonstrate their professional knowledge by completing a Education Specialist Final Project. The Final Project will demonstrate the student's knowledge and proficiency in a clinical area such as innovative assessment practices, consultation, psychosocial therapy, or behavioral/academic intervention planning. Students will demonstrate their knowledge and proficiency by successfully completing one of the following projects

  • Produce a videotape showing a consultation session with a consultee
  • Produce a videotape of a therapy session with a child or adolescent
  • Develop a treatment manual for reducing psychosocial, behavioral or academic problems in children or adolescents
  • Develop a parenting program for families with difficult or at-risk children
  • Develop materials for an in-service program for teachers or parents (i.e., power point presentation, overheads, or manual)
  • Develop a school-wide prevention program for at-risk students
  • Develop an innovative assessment program for reducing academic, behavioral and/or psychosocial problems

The Education Specialist Final Projects are due at the end of the internship. Projects will be judged to be acceptable by the school psychology faculty in charge of the internship and the student's advisor. Recommendations for satisfactory completion of all of the Education Specialist degree requirements will be made by the student's advisor, and will be forwarded to the department chair.

Certification as a School Psychologist

Students completing the M.S. concentration and the Ed.S. in School Psychology are eligible for certification as a School Psychologist in the State of Wisconsin. School Psychologists are eligible and encouraged to obtain National Certification as a School Psychologist (NCSP) by taking the national certification examination.

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology

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The goal of the Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology is to prepare psychologists, researchers and educational professionals to effectively work on the unique challenges of promoting education, learning, and mental health in urban environments. The four areas of emphasis in the doctoral program are:

  • Counseling Psychology
  • Learning and Development
  • Educational Statistics and Measurement
  • School Psychology

See the Educational Psychology Web site for more information on these areas.

Admission

To be considered for admission to the program applicants must complete the Graduate School application, and satisfy all UWM Graduate School admission requirements in addition to the following program requirements:

  • Submission of scores on the General Test portion of the Graduate Record Examination; test taken within last five years.
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0; graduate GPA of at least 3.5 required.
  • A letter outlining the applicant's academic and professional background, declaration of Area of Concentration (Counseling Psychology, Learning and Development, Educational Statistics and Measurement, or School Psychology) as well as specific research interests and goals for the Ph.D. program. This statement should be submitted to the Graduate School and must be complete and thorough as it provides information that is central to the admission decision. This letter will serve in lieu of the Graduate School's "Reasons for Graduate Study" statement.
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant's intellectual achievement and potential.

A master's degree is not required for admission. However, it is recommended that students seeking admission to the Learning and Development area have a master's degree in educational psychology that includes a thesis or master's paper derived from empirical research before admission. Students with a master's degree and no thesis or master's paper must complete an equivalency paper prior to taking their preliminary exams (see other requirements below).

Advising and the Major Professor

Upon admission to the doctoral program in Educational Psychology, students are assigned a temporary advisor in their area of emphasis (e.g., Counseling Psychology, Learning and Development, Educational Statistics and Measurement, or School Psychology). This person is available to discuss initial course selection and provide general advice about the program. After beginning the program and before filing a Student Academic Plan, students should seek a Major Professor. The permanent Major Professor may—but does not have to be—the same person who is the temporary advisor. Students must select an advisor in their area of emphasis. Selection of a Major Professor is by mutual consent between the student and the faculty member. Students should notify the Training Director within their emphasis when the Major Professor has been selected.

Residence

The student must meet minimum Graduate School residence requirements of one continuous academic year of full-time graduate studies at UWM. This can be satisfied by completing at least 8 graduate credits in each of two consecutive semesters, or 6 or more graduate credits in each of three consecutive semesters, exclusive of summer sessions. Residence credit cannot be earned at the master's level.

Program of Study
Core Educational Psychology Requirements:

All doctoral students are required to complete 36 core credits in the areas of Psychological Foundations, Urban Foundations, and Research Methods. In many cases, students entering with a Master's degree will have completed some of these courses. Courses taken during Master's preparation may be counted in meeting the core requirements. Elective credits are taken in consultation with the major professor.

Psychological Foundations Core: Students must take 12 credits minimum of psychological foundations (social, cognitive, affective, or biological basis of behavior); students without Ed Psy 631 and Ed Psy 640 must take these courses as part of their 12-credit minimum.

Urban Foundations: 3 credits minimum.

Research Methods Core: 15 credits

All doctoral students must show documentation that they have acquired research skills needed for dissertation work. To fulfill this requirement students must successfully complete 13 credits of coursework in the area of research methods at the 700 level or above, including Ed Psy 724 and six credits at the 800 level or above. Students should consult the specific requirements for their area of specialization for additional requirements, as the requirements for each area of specialization may exceed those specified here.

Psychological Foundations Core (12 credits from the following courses):
Ed Psy 631 Cognition: Learning, Problem Solving and Thinking*
Ed Psy 640 Human Development: Theory and Research*
Ed Psy 734 Contexual Determinants of Motivation
Ed Psy 735 Social Cognition in Educational Psychology
Ed Psy 741 Cognitive Development
Ed Psy 742 Personality Theories and the Educational Process
Ed Psy 743 Human Development: Study of Infancy and Early Childhood
Ed Psy 746 Human Development: Study of the Adolescent
Ed Psy 747 Human Development: Study of the Adult
Ed Psy 748 Psychology of the Immigrant Child.
Ed Psy 831 Cognition: Theory and Research
Ed Psy 833 Psychology of Race and Ethnicity
Ed Psy 834 The Psychology of Achievement Motivation
Ed Psy 844 The Multicultural Family
Ed Psy 845 Immigrant Child in Developmental Perspective
* Required of all Students
Urban Foundations (3 credits minimum):
Educ 701 Urban Education Issues*
Research Core (15 credits from the following courses):
Ed Psy 624 Educational Statistical Methods I*
Ed Psy 626 Workshop in the Computerized Analysis of Educational Data*
Ed Psy 724 Educational Statistical Methods II*
Ed Psy 720 Techniques of Educational and Psychological Measurement
Ed Psy 728 Techniques of Educational Research
Ed Psy 820 Multiple Regression and Other General Linear Models
Ed Psy 821 Psychometric Theory and Practice
Ed Psy 822 Modern Test Theory
Ed Psy 823 Structural Equation Modeling
Ed Psy 824 Advanced Experimental Design and Analysis
Ed Psy 825 Multivariate Methods
Ed Psy 826 Analysis of Cross-Classified Categorical Data
Ed Psy 827 Survey Research Methods in Education
Ed Psy 829 Instrument Development
Ed Psy 922 Seminar in Measurement and Evaluation
Ed Psy 929 Seminar in Statistics and Research Design
Ad Ldsp 729 Qualitative Research Methodology
* Required of all Students
Core Concentration Requirements

All students must complete core courses in their area of concentration. Minimum credit requirements vary with the area of concentration due to accreditation and certification requirements.

Counseling Psychology Concentration (21 credits):
Couns 803: Vocational Psychology
Couns 807: Advanced Counseling Strategies (students must take the 3 cr option)
Couns 814: Professional, Ethical, and Legal Issues in Counseling Psychology
Couns 815: Advanced Multicultural Counseling
Couns 840: Psychological Assessment
Couns 860: Capstone Research in Counseling Psychology
Couns 917: Supervision of Counseling
Learning/Development Concentration (15 credits from the following courses):
Ed Psy 734 Contexual Determinants of Motivation
Ed Psy 735 Social Cognition in Educational Psychology
Ed Psy 741 Cognitive Development
Ed Psy 742 Personality Theories and the Educational Process
Ed Psy 743 Human Development: Study of Infancy and Early Childhood
Ed Psy 745 Human Development: Study of Middle Childhood
Ed Psy 746 Human Development: Study of the Adolescent
Ed Psy 747 Human Development: Study of the Adult
Ed Psy 831 Cognition: Theory and Research
Ed Psy 833 Psychology of Race and Ethnicity
Ed Psy 834 The Psychology of Achievement Motivation
Ed Psy 844 The Multicultural Family
Ed Psy 845 Immigrant Child in Developmental Perspective
See Learning and Development for more information
Educational Statistics and Measurement Concentration (24 credits from the following courses):
Ed Psy 720 Techniques of Educational and Psychological Measurement
Ed Psy 728 Techniques of Educational Research
Ed Psy 820 Multiple Regression Analysis
Ed Psy 821 Psychometric Theory and Practice
Ed Psy 822 Modern Test Theory
Ed Psy 824 Advanced Experimental Design and Analysis
Ed Psy 825 Multivariate Methods
Ed Psy 823 Structural Equation Modeling
Ed Psy 826 Analysis of Cross-Classified Categorical Data
Ed Psy 827 Survey Research Methods in Education
Ed Psy 829 Instrument Development
Ed Psy 922 Seminar in Measurement and Evaluation
Ed Psy 929 Seminar in Statistics and Research Design
See Educational Statistics and Measurement for more information
School Psychology Concentration (24 credits †):
Ed Psy 732 Cognitive Behavioral Intervention Strategies in Education *
Couns 805 Consultation Strategies for Counselors and School Psychologists *
Ed Psy 851 Assessment and Interventions: Personality, Social and Emotional Functioning *
Ed Psy 952 Pediatric Psychology in Urban Settings *
Ed Psy 955 Advanced Therapeutic Interventions *
Ed Psy 960 Evidence-Based Practices in School Psychology: Prevention & Intervention *
† Students in the School Psychology concentration must also complete 6 credits in Educational Interventions in order to meet certification requirements
* required within concentration
See School Psychology for more information
Other Requirements

In addition to the requirements listed below, please refer to the program handbook for each concentration.

Students Entering Without a Master's

For the Counseling Psychology concentration, students entering without a Master's degree in Counseling must also complete Couns 710, 711, 714, 715, 800 and 970 in order to meet accreditation/certification requirements.

In the School Psychology concentration, students entering without a master's degree in School Psychology must complete Ed Psy 751, 752, 755, 760, and 851.

Practicum

Students in the Counseling Psychology and School Psychology concentrations are required to complete practicum requirements to become licensed.

Internship

Following Practicum, students in the Counseling Psychology and School Psychology concentrations are required to complete a year-long internship in order to be licensed.

Publishable Paper

Students are required to work with faculty to have a "publishable" paper within 30 credits of admission to the doctoral program. This may be their master's theses and/or master's papers, where original research is generated or a critical review of research is developed. It may also be a collaborative effort, such as publishing a chapter or article with a faculty advisor or other faculty collaborator.

Minor

Counseling Psychology and School Psychology students must complete 9 credits in the Department of Psychology. The minor will be optional for students in Learning & Development and Educational Statistics and Measurement, based on consultation with an advisor.

Doctoral Preliminary Examination

The Doctoral Preliminary Examination is taken at the end of a student's coursework. A description of the Preliminary Examination is provided in the doctoral handbook corresponding to the student's specialization area within Educational Psychology.

The Preliminary Examination consists of a written component and, in some specializations, an oral component. The purpose of the Preliminary Examination is to determine whether the student demonstrates understanding of coursework and related bodies of knowledge and is qualified to proceed with dissertation planning. A minimum of three faculty members in the specialization area shall participate on a student's Preliminary Examination.

Proposal Hearing

A doctoral student qualifies as a "doctoral candidate" upon completion of the doctoral Student Academic Plan, successful completion of the Doctoral Preliminary Examination for the Ph.D. degree, and successfully passing a dissertation proposal hearing. The hearing is open and the date, time and location must be announced by the Doctoral Coordinator. Each member of the committee must sign the doctoral dissertation proposal hearing form, and indicate approval or disapproval. A simple majority of all committee members is required. No absentee ballots are acceptable.

Dissertation Defense

The candidate must write a dissertation that demonstrates the ability to pursue independent research. The candidate must pass an oral exam in defense of the dissertation.

Exit Requirements

Contingent upon satisfactory completion of program requirements, passage of the preliminary qualifying examination, and successful oral defense of the dissertation, the Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology will give final approval of the Ph. D. in Educational Psychology.

Time Limit

It is expected that most students will complete all degree requirements within six years of initial enrollment in the doctoral program. All requirements MUST be completed within ten years from the date of initial enrollment.

Courses: Educational Psychology

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Courses numbered 300-699 are Undergraduate/Graduate. Courses numbered 700 and above are Graduate only.

497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G.
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work. Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st, cons instr, acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
505 Positive Psychology: Theory and Application in Learning Contexts. 1 or 3 cr. U/G.
Introduction to positive psychology and its application in school and learning settings. Prereq: jr st; grade of C or better in English 102(P) or score at level 4 on EPT.
541 Assessment in Science and Math I. 1 cr. U/G.
First of a three part assessment series for MACSTEP students. Counts as repeat of Ed Psy 579 with topic 'Alternative Assess-Sci/Math.' Prereq: jr st.
542 Assessment in Science and Math II. 1 cr. U/G.
Second in a three part assessment series for MACSTEP students. Counts as repeat of Ed Psy 579 with topic 'Alternative Assess-Sci/Math.' Prereq: jr st.
543 Assessment in Science and Math III. 1 cr. U/G.
Third of a three part assessment series for MACSTEP students. Counts as repeat of Ed Psy 579 with topic 'Alternative Assess-Sci/Math.' Prereq: jr st.
550 Social and Affective Issues in Urban Classrooms. 3 cr. U/G.
Explore the social/emotional aspects of children's development as related to schooling and present a framework for creating conducive classroom learning environments. Prereq: jr st; admis to School of Educ.
551 Social and Affective Issues: Case-Based Problem-Solving. 1 cr. U/G.
Students will critique various strategies presented in Ed Psy 550 and engage in a problem-solving process focusing on social/emotional issues and classroom interventions. Prereq: jr st; Ed Psy 550(P).
575 Infant and Early Childhood Assessment. 3 cr. U/G.
Theoretical and applied aspects of early childhood assessment. Experience administering specific individual and group (screening) tests. Assessment of language, cognition, motor, adaptive behavior, developmental delay. Prereq: jr st or grad st.
579 Current Topics in Educational Psychology: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U/G.
Specific topic and prerequisites announced in Schedule of Classes each time course is offered. May be retaken with change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: jr st.
624 Educational Statistical Methods I. 3 cr. U/G.
Overview of common statistical techniques used in educational research, including univariate and bivariate descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, one-way analysis of variance, and linear regression. Prereq: jr st.
626 Workshop in the Computerized Analysis of Educational Data. 1 cr. U/G.
Workshop in designing, implementing and interpreting the computer analysis of survey, research or test-program type data using a popular comprehensive statistical analysis package. Prereq: jr st & prior or conc reg in applied statistics course. Additional work required for grad cr.
631 Cognition: Learning, Problem Solving and Thinking. 3 cr. U/G.
Overview of historical theories of learning and current theories of cognition. Emphasis on application to instruction, school subjects, workplace training, self-directed learning. Prereq: jr st.
637 The Psychology of Informal Learning Contexts. 3 cr. U/G.
Overview of theory and research about how people learn in informal contexts, i.e. after-school settings, online immersive environments, science centers, museums and cultural institutions. Prereq: jr st.
640 Human Development: Theory and Research. 3 cr. U/G.
Survey of theory and research in human development from conception to death, emphasizing the child and adolescent periods of growth. Prereq: jr st.
710 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Issues in Schools. 3 cr. G.
Understanding of mental health disorders and treatment among children and adolescents in school-based settings. Developmental and risk factors associated with behavioral and emotional health problems.
711 Cultural Context of Children's Mental Health. 3 cr. G.
Influence of culture on the mental health of children; topography of cultural difference in the US, culture-bound syndromes, influence of cultural variables on mental health. Counts as repeat of Ed Psy 779 with same topic. Prereq: grad st
712 Mentally Healthy Classroom and School Environments. 3 cr. G.
Issues pertaining to socio-emotional learning in school settings; techniques, leadership, & collaboration for fostering emotionally healthy school environments. Prereq: grad st
713 Mental Health Needs in Urban Environments. 3 cr. G.
Introduction for educators to the unique context and characteristics of urban environments, cultivation of understanding of factors that can shape the mental health of developing children. Prereq: grad st
720 Techniques of Educational and Psychological Measurement. 3 cr. G.
Overview of principles of measurement in educational and psychological testing. Topics include test reliability, test validity, test bias, test score interpretation, and standardized tests. Prereq: grad st; Ed Psy 624(P)
724 Educational Statistical Methods II. 4 cr. G.
Applications of common statistical techniques used in educational research, including two-way analysis of variance, multiple mean comparisons, and multiple regression. Prereq: grad st; Ed Psy 624(P)
725 Improving Teaching and Learning with Classroom-Based Assessments. 3 cr. G.
Development and implementation of classroom-based assessment instruments within existing large-scale state and district accountability systems. Jointly offered w/ & counts as repeat of CurrIns 725. Prereq: grad st.
728 Techniques of Educational Research. 3 cr. G.
Study of major design and analysis strategies used in educational research with emphasis upon the critique of existing studies and the planning of future studies. Prereq: grad st & Ed Psy 624(P).
731 Cognition and the Design of Instruction. 3 cr. G.
Review of theories of human learning and cognition; emphasis on research on learning from text and the design of text and learning adjuncts. Prereq: grad st; Ed Psy 631(P) or equiv.
732 Cognitive Behavioral Intervention Strategies in Education. 3 cr. G.
Theory and application of effective behavioral treatments for children with adjustment problems in school. Emphasis on principles and techniques of cognitive and multimodal behavioral therapy. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
733 Educational Applications of Social Psychology. 3 cr. G.
Implications of theory and research in socialization, attitude development and change, group processes, social perception and role behavior for classroom practices and teacher-student interaction. Prereq: grad st.
734 Contexual Determinants of Motivation. 3 cr. G.
Review of research concerning the effects of teacher expectations, school and classroom climate, and psycho-social variables on student motivation. Focus on problem-solving. Prereq: grad st.
735 Social Cognition in Educational Psychology. 3 cr. G.
Theory and research on basic cognitive elements and processes used in understanding the self and others with emphasis on applications in educational and counseling settings. Prereq: grad st; Ed Psy 631(P) or 640(P); or cons instr.
741 Cognitive Development. 3 cr. G.
Examination of theory and research in cognitive development and applications to developmental assessment and instruction. Prereq: grad st; Ed Psy 640(P) or equiv or cons instr.
742 Personality Theories and the Educational Process. 3 cr. G.
A study of the major theories of personality growth and development. An emphasis upon the application of the theories to the educational process. Prereq: grad st.
743 Human Development: Study of Infancy and Early Childhood. 3 cr. G.
Study of physical, intellectual, social and emotional development from birth to six years. Prereq: grad st, Ed Psy 640(P) or cons instr.
745 Human Development: Study of Middle Childhood. 3 cr. G.
Study of the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development of children from 6-12 years of age. Prereq: grad st & Ed Psy 640(P) or equiv or cons instr.
746 Human Development: Study of the Adolescent. 3 cr. G.
Study of physical, intellectual, social and emotional development during adolescents. Prereq: grad st; Ed Psy 640(P) or cons instr.
747 Human Development: Study of the Adult. 3 cr. G.
Physical, social, affective and cognitive development which characterizes the period from young adulthood through aging. Prereq: grad st & Ed Psy 640(P) or equiv or cons instr.
748 Oral Language, Cognition, and Literacy. 3 cr. G.
Psychological and linguistic bases of speaking, reading, and writing in children and adults from diverse populations. Importance of language and cognition for literacy development. Ed Psy 748 & Linguis 748 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: grad st; college-level course in language acquisition or reading or child development or linguistics or cons instr.
751 Professional and Historical Issues in School Psychology. 3 cr. G.
Introduction to the practice of psychology in the schools. This course includes the history and systems of psychology, and professional practice issues. Prereq: grad st.
752 Pediatric Psychopathology. 3 cr. G.
Study of characteristics, definitions, developmental course, correlates, causes, contexts, and outcomes of psychopathology in children and adolescents. Explores interventions within a developmental systems perspective. Prereq: Ed Psy 755 or Couns 710 or equiv.
755 Assessment and Intervention: School Age. 3 cr. G.
Introduction to school psychology practices in assessment and intervention for school age students. Includes didactic and clinical experiences. Prereq: grad st; Ed Psy 720; cons instr.
756 Assessment and Intervention: Early Childhood. 3 cr. G.
Introduction to school psychology practices in assessment and intervention for early childhood children and families. Didactic and clinical experiences are included. Prereq: grad st; Ed Psy 755; cons instr.
760 Academic Intervention and Alternative Assessment. 3 cr. G.
Reviews and critiques major educational reforms in regular and exceptional education. Alternative assessment paradigms, context variables in classrooms, teacher-child interactions, and change strategies are examined. Prereq: grad st.; Ed Psy 755 (P)
779 Current Topics in Educational Psychology: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. G.
Specific topic and any additional prerequisites announced in schedule of classes each time course is offered. May be repeated with change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: grad st.
790 Research or Thesis. 1-3 cr. G.
Master's level course. Prereq: grad st & cons instr.
799 Independent Reading. 1-3 cr. G.
For benefit of superior graduate students unable to secure needed content in regular courses. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
801 Urban Education: Doctoral Seminar in Educational Psychology. 3 cr. G.
Overview of theory and research in educational psychology with emphasis on problems and issues in urban settings. Prereq: grad st admis to urban educ doctoral prog; Educ 701.
820 Multiple Regression. 3 cr. G.
Basic and advanced topics in linear regression analysis, including prediction, mediation and moderation effects, curvilinear relationship, categorical predictors, and other general linear models like ANCOVA. Prereq: grad st; Ed Psy 724(P) or cons instr.
821 Psychometric Theory and Practice. 3 cr. G.
Advanced topics in psychometrics, covering classical test theory, generalizability theory, and item response theory, test bias, item analysis, and test equating and linking. Prereq: grad st; Ed Psy 724(P) or equiv; Ed Psy 720(P) or equiv.
822 Item Response Theory. 3 cr. G.
A survey of IRT models and their applications in measurement issues, such as latent trait estimation, model fit, differential item functioning, and computerized adaptive testing. Prereq: grad st; Ed Psy 724(P) or cons instr.
823 Structural Equation Modeling. 3 cr. G.
Study of applied structural equation modeling including path analysis, confirmatory factor analysis and other latent variable models; exposure to computer programs used for model analysis. Prereq: grad st; Ed Psy 825 (P) or 820 (P) or equiv; cons instr.
824 Advanced Experimental Design and Analysis. 3 cr. G.
Advanced topics in the design and statistical analysis of experiments applied to educational research, including n-way analysis of variance and repeated measures analysis of variance. Prereq: grad st; Ed Psy 724(P) or equiv
825 Multivariate Methods. 3 cr. G.
Multivariate analysis methods such as MANOVA, discriminant analysis, factor analysis, and principal components analysis, and their applications in the social sciences. Prereq: grad st; Ed Psy 724(P) or cons instr; Ed Psy 820(R).
826 Analysis of Cross-Classified Categorical Data. 3 cr. G.
Use of methods that include chi-square, log linear, and logistic regression models to analyze cross-classified categorical data with applications in the social sciences. Prereq: grad st; Ed Psy 724(P).
827 Survey Research Methods in Education. 3 cr. G.
Advanced topics in survey design, administration, and analysis. Topics include sampling designs, data collection mode, measurement error, and small- and large-scale survey data analysis techniques. Prereq: grad st; Ed Psy 724(P).
828 Program Evaluation in Education. 3 cr. G.
An examination of the issues related to educational program evaluation; application of statistical and measurement methods to evaluation strategies and designs. Prereq: grad st; Ed Psy 724(P).
829 Instrument Development. 3 cr. G.
Students will develop an instrument to measure some psychological construct of research interest. Topics include construct development, test and item specifications, item writing, conducting reliability and validity studies. Prereq: grad st; Ed Psy 724(P).
831 Cognition: Theory and Research. 3 cr. G.
A detailed look at cognitive theory and research underlying learning and instruction. Aimed at students who expect to use some aspect of cognitive theory in their research. Prereq: grad st; Ed Psy 631(P), 731(P) or course in human verbal learning.
832 Theory of Hierarchical Linear Modeling. 3 cr. G.
Theories and applications of the statistical techniques for analyzing multilevel data in which individuals are nested within clusters or repeated measures are nested within individuals. Prereq: grad st; Ed Psy 820(P) or cons instr.
833 Psychology of Race and Ethnicity. 3 cr. G.
Psychological research and theory concerning race, ethnicity and racial and ethnic relations in american society with applications to a variety of educational situations. Prereq: grad st.
834 The Psychology of Achievement Motivation. 3 cr. G.
Review of research on personality factors that influence achievement motivation. Designed for those interested in incorporating aspects of motivation theory into their research. Prereq: grad st; Ed Psy 734(P) or cons instr.
840 Theory and Issues in Human Development. 3 cr. G.
Study of theory, experimental design, and research in human development. Prereq: grad st; Ed Psy 640(P).
844 The Multicultural Family. 3 cr. G.
Course examines theory and research for studying development in the family context as it applies to ethnic minority groups in the u.s. Prereq: grad st; Ed Psy 640(P).
845 Immigrant Child in Developmental Perspective. 3 cr. G.
Examines immigrant children and families from a developmental perspective. Focus on current issues in theory and research on the study of immigrant children. Prereq: grad st; Ed Psy 640 (P)
850 Objective Personality Assessment. 3 cr. G.
Objective diagnostic techniques used in the personality assessment of school-age populations. Prereq: grad st, Ed Psy 755 & 756. Course in behavior disorders of children or in abnormal psychology recom.
851 Assessment and Interventions: Personality, Social and Emotional Functioning. 3 cr. G.
Introduction to school psychology practices of assessment and interventions for psychological, social, and emotional functioning of children and adolescents. Didactic and clinical experiences included. Prereq: Ed Psy 742 & 752; writ cons instr.
852 Social, Psychological, and Biological Basis of Learning Disorders. 3 cr. G.
Current assessment and intervention in the approaches to learning and emotional difficulties. Includes social, psychological, cultural, educational, and biological factors affecting children and adolescents. Prereq: grad st; Ed Psy 751 or Couns 710 or equiv.
853 Biological Basis of Childhood Disorders. 3 cr. G.
Current theory, research, and clinical findings in the biological basis of childhood disorders. Neurodevelopmental assessment and implications for intervention with cognitive behavioral, and psychosocial disorders. Prereq: grad st; Ed Psy 755 or cons instr.
879 Current Topics in Educational Psychology: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. G.
Specific topic announced in schedule of classes each time course is offered; any additional prerequistites are included in announcement. May be repeated with change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: grad st.
880 Proseminar in Urban Education: Educational Psychology. 2 cr. G.
An examination of selected problems and issues in urban education. Prereq: grad st; admis to urban educ doctoral prog.
888 Candidate for Degree. 0 cr. G.
Available for graduate students who must meet minimum credit load requirement. Fee for 1 cr assessed. Prereq: grad st.
922 Seminar in Measurement and Evaluation: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Specific topic and any additional prerequisites are announced in Timetable each time course is offered. May be repeated with change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: grad st & cons instr.
929 Seminar in Statistics and Research Design. 3 cr. G.
Specific topic and any prerequisites announced in schedule of classes each time course is offered. May be repeated with change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
939 Seminar in Human Learning. 3 cr. G.
Specific topic and any additional prerequisites announced in schedule of classes each time course is offered. May be repeated with change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
949 Seminar in Human Development: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Specific topic and any additional prerequisites announced in schedule of classes each time course is offered. May be repeated with change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
952 Pediatric Psychology in Urban Settings. 3 cr. G.
Theory, research and clinical practice addressing the mental health needs of children in urban settings. Risk and protective factors are explored within a resiliency framework. Prereq: Ed Psy 752(R), Ed Psy 755(R) or cons instr.
955 Advanced Therapeutic Interventions. 3 cr. G.
Develop theoretical understanding and competencies related to advance-level prevention and intervention work, including group prevention and intervention and family intervention. Prereq: grad st, writ cons instr, Ed Psy 732 or equiv.
959 Seminar in School Psychology: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Specific topic and any additional prerequisites announced in schedule of classes each time course is offered. May be repeated with change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
960 Evidence-Based Practices in School Psychology: Prevention & Intervention. 3 cr. G.
Evidence-based practices for school psychologists and other professionals working in school and clinic settings. Prereq: grad st.
974 Beginning Practicum in School Psychology. 1-3 cr. G.
Supervised practice in schools, clinics or institutions. Practical experience in administration and interpretation of psychological tests, preparation of case reports and staffing of cases under supervision. Prereq: grad st; enrollment in School Psych prog; cons instr.
975 Advanced Practicum in School Psychology. 3-9 cr. G.
Advanced psycho-diagnostic practice in schools, clinics or institutions under supervision of a psychologist. Prereq: grad st; Ed Psy 974; writ cons instr.
976 MS Internship in School Psychology. 1-6 cr. G.
Provides opportunity for masters students to acquire advanced clinical skills in consultation, interventions, and psychological assessment. Supervised experiences in schools. Prereq: grad st; completion of all course requirements for School Psychology certification; writ cons instr.
977 Advanced Practicum in Intervention and Supervision. 1-3 cr. G.
Training in the design, implementation, evaluation, and supervision of therapeutic or academic assessments and interventions. Sat/Unsat grade only. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st; Ed Psy 732 or equiv.
986 Doctoral Internship in School Psychology. 3-6 cr. G.
Provides opportunity for doctoral students to acquire advanced clinical skills in consultation, intervention, and assessment practices. Supervised experiences in school, mental health, and medical setting. Prereq: grad st; writ cons instr; admis to Urban Educ doctoral prog & identification of specific specialization.
990 Research or Thesis. 1-3 cr. G.
Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
999 Independent Reading. 1-3 cr. G.
For doctoral students unable to secure needed content in regular courses. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.

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Courses numbered 300-699 are Undergraduate/Graduate. Courses numbered 700 and above are Graduate only.

497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G.
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work. Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st, cons instr, acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
579 Current Topics in Counseling: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U/G.
Specific topic and prerequisites announced in Schedule of Classes each time course is offered. May be retaken with change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: jr st
600 Introduction to Community Counseling. 3 cr. U/G.
Survey of history of counseling; systems of counseling; credentialing in community counseling, counseling techniques; behavior modification and behavioral counseling; group processes in counseling. Prereq: jr st.
602 Introduction to School Counseling. 3 cr. U/G.
Survey of history of school counseling, counseling techniques, systems of counseling, group counseling in schools. Prereq: jr st
701 (606) Psychosocial Aspects of Disability in Rehabilitation Counseling. 3 cr. G.
Psychological adjustment to disabling conditions by clients and families; case management practices with non-physical disabilities; substance abuse among persons with disabilities. Prereq: grad st; Couns 601(C)
702 (605) Medical Aspects of Disability in Rehabilitation Counseling. 3 cr. G.
Medical and case management practices with common physically disabling conditions with emphasis on functional capacities and appropriate intervention resources (e.g., assistive technology). Prereq: grad st; Couns 601(C).
703 (607) Vocational Aspects in Rehabilitation and Exceptional Education. 3 cr. G.
Disability and case management practices for severely disabled persons. Emphasis on return to work interventions: vocational evaluation, work adjustment, job placement, accomodation, ergonomics. Jointly offered with & counts as repeat of ExcEduc 703. Prereq: grad st; Couns 601(C) or ExcEduc 679(P).
704 Multicultural Mental Health Guidelines and Ethics Overview. 3 cr. G.
Basic concepts in multicultural psychology and how they interact to shape the individual. Prereq: grad st
705 Multicultural Practice: Awareness and Knowledge of Others. 3 cr. G.
Understanding and knowledge related to mental health practices of individuals from diverse cultural groups. Prereq: grad st; Couns 704
710 Counseling: Theory and Issues. 3 cr. G.
Counseling theories and issues, associated research, and application of theory to counseling practice. Prereq: grad st; course in learning, human development &/or personality theory.
711 Foundations in Career Development. 3 cr. G.
Educational, psychological, and sociological bases for career development; evolution of career development research; consideration and application of educational-occupational-social information through individual and group counseling approaches. Prereq: grad st.
714 Essentials of Counseling Practice. 3 cr. G.
Experience and practice in basic counseling skills related to the helping process. Analysis of barriers and hazards in the counseling process. Prereq: grad st.
715 Multicultural Counseling. 3 cr. G.
Understanding the impact of culture on behavior and how to use that knowledge to increase effectiveness in counseling individuals from other cultures. Prereq: grad st; Couns 714(C).
740 Multicultural Mental Health Guidelines for Working with Latinos. 3 cr. G.
Information about the Hispanic/Latino population in the U.S. through concepts such as identity, acculturation, language, family values, religion, gender, and social class. Prereq: grad st; Couns 704 & 705 (P)
741 Multicultural Mental Health Guidelines for Working with LGBT Individuals. 3 cr. G.
Essential multicultural mental health information as it pertains to the LGBT population in the U.S. Areas related to demographics, historical factors, sociopolitical issues and their influence on mental health. Prereq: grad st; Couns 704 & 705 (P)
742 Multicultural Health Guidelines for Working with Asian Americans. 3 cr. G.
Understanding and knowledge related to mental health practices of individuals of Asian descent living in the U.S.; demographic, historical, and sociopolitical factors influencing mental health. Prereq: grad st; Couns 704 & 705 (P)
743 Multicultural Mental Health Guidelines for Working with African Americans. 3 cr. G.
Multicultural mental health information as it pertains to African Americans in the U.S.; addresses demographics, historical factors, and sociopolitical issues and their impact on mental health. Prereq: grad st; Couns 704 & 705 (P)
744 Multicultural Mental Health Guidelines, Working with First Nations Persons. 3 cr. G.
Pan-cultural information about the mental health issues facing the First Nations populations in North America. Prereq: grad st; Couns 704 & 705 (P)
745 Multicultural Mental Health Guidelines for Working with Men. 3 cr. G.
Understanding how the traditionally socialized male gender role affects the lives of men and therapeutic techniques for working with men from a gender sensitive perspective. Prereq: grad st; Couns 704 & 705 (P)
764 (774) Supervised Practicum 1 in School Counseling. 3 cr. G.
Practical, intensive and continuous experience in school settings that utilize counseling personnel. Retakable to 9 cr max. Sat/Unsat grade only. Prereq: grad st; field placement; Couns 710(P) & 714(P); cons instr; competency requirement.
765 (775) Supervised Practicum 1 in Community Counseling. 3 cr. G.
Practical, intensive, and continuous experience in community settings working with professional counseling personnel. Retakable to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st; field placement; Couns 710(P) & 714(P); cons instr; competency requirement.
774 Trauma Counseling I: Theory and Research. 3 cr. G.
Seminar examining impact of trauma experience on individuals, groups and communities following a catastrophic event. Explores traumatic events, mental injuries and impact on memory, learning, physical health and dysfunctional behavior. Couns 774, Nurs 774, OccThpy 774 , and Soc Wrk 774 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: grad st.
775 Trauma Counseling II: Diagnosis and Treatment. 3 cr. G.
Seminar on diagnosis and assessment instruments as well as intervention and therapeutic techniques used to address trauma issues in counseling acute and chronic traumatized clients. Couns 775, Nurs 775, OccThpy 775, and Soc Wrk 775 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: grad st; Couns 774, Nurs 774 , OccThpy 774 or Soc Wrk 774(P), or cons instr.
776 Supervised Practicum 1 in Rehabilitation Counseling. 3 cr. G.
Practical, intensive, and continuous experience in settings that utilize rehabilitation counseling personnel. Retakable to 9 cr max. Sat/Unsat grade only. Prereq: grad st; field placement; Couns 710(P) & 714(P); cons instr; competency requirement.
779 Current Topics in Counseling: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. G.
Specific topic and prerequisites announced in schedule of classes each time course is offered. Retakeable with change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: grad st.
790 Research or Thesis. 1-3 cr. G.
For graduate students needing to complete master's paper. Prereq: grad st (master's level in Couns/Rehab Couns); cons instr.
799 Independent Reading. 1-3 cr. G.
For the benefit of graduate students unable to secure needed content in regular courses. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
800 Group Counseling Theory. 3 cr. G.
Theories of groups, group counseling strategies, group structure, latent structural analysis, and educational methodologies. Prereq: grad st; Couns 710 & 714.
802 Advanced Group Counseling. 3 cr. G.
Familiarization with complex group dynamics and process observational skills. Prereq: grad st; Couns 800
803 Vocational Psychology. 3 cr. G.
Vocational theories and research; understanding of individual in relation to world of work; understanding of role of assessment in vocational counseling; multicultural vocational research and counseling. Prereq: grad st; Ed Psy 720; Couns 711 or equiv; Couns 714
805 Consultation Strategies for Counselors and School Psychologists. 3 cr. G.
Analysis of consultation models; investigation of intervention strategies; and evaluation of the consultation process. Prereq: 21 grad crs in Ed Psy &/or Couns.
807 Advanced Counseling Strategies: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. G.
Variable content lecture-laboratory class. This course provides an in-depth view of counseling strategies based on the precepts of a particular theoretical model. Specific topics and any additional prerequisites will be announced in the schedule of classes each time the course is offered. Prereq: grad st; Couns 714
810 Counseling in the Schools. 3 cr. G.
Exploration of counseling functions in schools. The rationale, scope and nature of school counseling. Theories, techniques and principles of counseling process are emphasized. Prereq: grad st; Couns 710 & 714.
812 Clinical Studies in Counseling. 3 cr. G.
Problem behaviors that clients bring to the counseling situation; stypical behaviors; techniques by which counselors deal with those behaviors. Emphasis on case material. Prereq: grad st; Couns 710 & 714.
814 Professional, Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling Psychology. 3 cr. G.
Examination of professional, legal and ethical issues affecting the practice of counseling psychology. Introduction to the scientist-practitioner model and the profession of counseling psychology. Prereq: grad st; 21 crs in Couns or equiv.
815 Advanced Multicultural Counseling. 3 cr. G.
Multicultural counseling models and related strategies for professionals working in multicultural educational and community settings. Prereq: grad st; Couns 714; Couns 715; Couns 774
816 Counseling Children and Adolescents. 3 cr. G.
This course will describe various counseling issues and strategies applicable to working with children and adolescents in both school and community settings. Prereq: grad st.
819 Group Assessment for Adults. 3 cr. G.
This course is designed to prepare students in adult group assessment. Students will become familiar with instruments used in personality, vocational, and interest assessment. Prereq: grad st; Ed Psy 624; Ed Psy 720
820 Counseling Appraisal and Clinical Decision-Making. 3 cr. G.
Course will integrate science of psychology with counseling practice in order to promote development of advanced interviewing skills and intake reporting. Prereq: grad st; Couns 710(P).
830 Proseminar 1: Introduction to Counseling Psychology; Multiculturalism. 3 cr. G.
Introduction to the profession; multicultural counseling and APA's code of ethics covered in depth. Prereq: grad st, cons instr
831 Proseminar 2: Psychotherapy Interventions. 3 cr. G.
Psychotherapy models and associated techniques. Prereq: grad st; cons instr
840 Psychological Assessment. 3 cr. G.
Use of psychological assessment in counseling psychology practice. Prereq: grad st; cons instr
841 Proseminar 4: Vocational Psychology; Social Justice. 3 cr. G.
Advanced vocational psychology including career theory, career counseling, and social justice. Prereq: grad st; cons instr
850 Proseminar 5: Supervision and Counsultation. 3 cr. G.
Provides an introduction to and practice in supervision in counseling psychology. Prereq: grad st; cons instr
860 (919) Capstone-Research in Counseling Psychology. 3 cr. G.
Analysis of research trends; examination of critical issues; reports of student research projects. Prereq: grad st; cons instr
873 Fieldwork in Student Personnel Services. 3-6 cr. G.
Prereq: grad st; major in area & cons instr
888 Candidate for Degree. 0 cr. G.
Available for graduate students who must meet minimum credit load requirement. Fee for 1 cr assessed. Prereq: grad st.
904 Family Systems Theory, Research, and Practice. 3 cr. G.
Introduction to systems theory, major approaches to family therapy, and the research on family systems concepts, in-session processes, and therapy outcomes. Prereq: grad st; Couns 710(P).
917 Supervision of Counseling. 3 cr. G.
An examination of research and strategies for the supervision of counseling; experience in the actual process of supervision. Prereq: grad st; Couns 970
968 Supervised Practicum 2 in School Counseling. 3 cr. G.
Supervised practice in cooperating K-12 school settings. Retakable to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st; field placement; Couns 774(P); cons instr; Sat/Unsat grade only.
970 Supervised Practicum 2 in Community Counseling. 3 cr. G.
Practice in cooperating colleges, agencies, and other community settings. Retakable to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st; field placement; Couns 775(P); cons instr; competency req.
971 Supervised Practicum in Group Counseling. 3-9 cr. G.
Controlled practicum in group counseling with cooperating schools, colleges and agencies. Prereq: master's degree in Ed Psy; acceptance by Couns area; letter of recomm from agency or school
972 Internship in Counseling I. 6 cr. G.
Practical experience in a cooperating school involving counseling procedures. Supervised by qualified staff at the employing unit and by counselor education faculty. Seminar participation required. Prereq: master's degree in Ed Psy with specialization in Couns & writ cons instr.
973 Internship in Counseling II. 6 cr. G.
Practical experience in a cooperating urban school involving counseling procedures. The intern counselor is supervised by qualified staff of the employing unit and by counselor education faculty. Seminar participation required. Prereq: grad st; Couns 972 & writ cons instr
974 Internship in Rehabilitation Counseling. 3-6 cr. G.
Supervised experience in a public or private rehabilitation agency. Stress on case management and counseling procedures with a variety of clients. Prereq: admis to rehab couns concentration; writ cons instr & agency.
975 Doctoral Practicum in Counseling 3. 3 cr. G.
A supervised counseling experience with emphasis on the process and techniques of assessment, individual, and group counseling. Opportunity for consultation and feedback on counseling issues. Sat/Unsat grade only. Retakable to 9 cr max. Prereq: grad st; field placement; admis to PhD prog in Urban Educ, cons instr.
976 Doctoral Practicum in Counseling 4. 3 cr. G.
A supervised counseling experience with a broad range of clients within a clinical setting. Opportunity for consultation and feedback on counseling issues, and experience at providing supervision of masters' level students. Retakable to 9 cr max. Sat/Unsat grade only. Prereq: grad st; field placement; admis to PhD prog in Urban Educ; Couns 975(P); cons instr.
977 Advanced Doctoral Practicum in Counseling-5. 3 cr. G.
Advanced supervised training in specialized areas of counseling psychology: psychological assessment; individual, family, or group therapy; and consultation in outpatient, inpatient, or community mental health settings. Retakable to 9 cr max. Sat/Unsat grade only. Prereq: grad st; field placement; admis to PhD program in Urban Ed; Couns 976(P); cons instr.
990 Research or Thesis. 1-3 cr. G.
Prereq: grad st; cons major professor.
999 Independent Reading. 1-3 cr. G.
For benefit of doctoral students unable to secure needed content in regular courses. Prereq: doctoral st & cons instr.

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