The core courses for the College of Education graduate programs are shown below. These courses are no longer required for all graduate majors in the College of Education. Contact the appropriate division to obtain specific core requirements.
COE 501 Introduction to Research and Evaluation in Education. (3) F, S, SS
Overview of educational inquiry from controlled, quantitative to qualitative, naturalistic. Emphasis on locating and critically interpreting published research.
COE 502 Introduction to Quantitative Methods. (3) F, S, SS
Topics in statistical analysis, measurement, and research design. Exploratory data analysis, estimation theory, and statistical inference. Use of computers for data analysis. Cross-listed as EDP 502.
COE 503 Introduction to Qualitative Research. (3) F, S, SS
Terminology, historical development, approaches (including ethnography, ethnomethodology, critical theory, grounded theory, and hermeneutics), and qualitative versus quantitative social sciences; methods of inquiry. Cross-listed as EDP 503.
COE 504 Learning and Instruction. (3) F, S, SS
Introduction to psychology of learning and instruction. Includes the foundations of learning theories and their application to educational practice. Cross-listed as EDP 504.
COE 505 American Education System. (3) F, S, SS
Political, social, historical, and philosophical analyses of American education at all levels. Examination of primary sources, legal findings, and case studies.
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