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INTERDEPARTMENTAL EDUCATION (IDE)
 
IDE 010 Reading and English Test 0 cr
All students in the College of Education are required to demonstrate proficiency in the communicative skills. The proficiency is measured by performance on the College of Education Reading Test (IDE 010).
 
IDE 400 Positive Classroom Management 3 cr
Emphasis is placed on ways to create a class and school environment that encourages responsible student behavior. William Glasser’s concept of Reality Therapy as a process for successful teacher-student involvement is examined.
 
IDE 510 Educational Research and Evaluation 3 cr
Course will examine research and evaluation methodology, its application to questions in education, and the application of research findings to problems in education. The student will read and evaluate research in education.
 
IDE 525 Foundations of Teaching English as a
Second Language
3 cr
A comprehensive survey of current research, methodology and materials in the field of English as a Second Language.
 
IDE 540 Foundations of Career Education 3 cr
The underlying philosophies behind the career education movement and various approaches to career education are discussed. Ways to increase the career options available to individuals and to facilitate more rational and valid career planning and preparation are explored through the career education phases: career awareness, career exploration, and career preparation.
 
IDE 590 Special Topics 1-3 cr
Current topics of special concern to educators. Not more than six hours may be earned in Special Topics courses.
 
IDE 594 Directed Study and Research 1-3 cr
Exploration of problems and issues of special interest or significance in education. Not more than three hours can be accepted for a degree.
 
IDE 597 Student Teaching 3, 6 cr
Observation and supervised teaching in selected schools with opportunity for study and discussion of problems and issues encountered. Prerequisite: Permission of advisor.
 
IDE 620 Quantitative Methods I 3 cr
Basic quantitative methods for decision making in the educational environment. Computer application of basic descriptive and inferential statistics.
 
IDE 621 Quantitative Methods II 3 cr
Basic research designs, with appropriate statistical analysis. The course will consider strategies needed for, but not limited to, the following: N-of-One research surveys and needs assessments; expost-facto designs, and two experimental designs. Prerequisite: IDE 620.
 
IDE 630 Advanced Research Design 3 cr
An extensive examination of the nature and character of experimental design in educational research. Includes the development of appropriate analytical techniques.
 
IDE 631 Qualitative Research in Education 3 cr
Covers major qualitative research approaches including phenomenology, ethnography, case study, and grounded theory. Techniques of qualitative data collection, validation, data analysis and interpretation, and writing research reports are stressed. Prerequisite: IDE 510 or IDE 692.
 
IDE 635 Advanced Measurement and Evaluation 3 cr
Nature and function of measurement in instructional design and development environments. Approaches to reducing test error, including establishing validity and reliability estimates. Item analysis and discrimination. Test development procedures for norm-based and criterion-referenced tests. Knowledge of descriptive statistics required. Prerequisite: IDE 620.
 
IDE 640 Instructional Development 3 cr
Preparation of a modular program of instruction which incorporates all elements of the instructional-design process.
 
IDE 650 Instructional Techniques 3 cr
This course assists teachers in becoming more professional in instructional skills through the use of micro-teaching techniques and analysis of research in teaching.
 
IDE 660 Program Research and Evaluation 3 cr
Course strives to increase the effectiveness of instructional personnel in their use of research and evaluative techniques in instructional environments. Three major areas of focus are: the conceptualization of research and evaluative models appropriate for the population; the application of basic assessment concepts to the teaching-learning environment, and the analysis of basic and applied research in evaluation.
 
IDE 665 Interaction Techniques in
Instructional Environments
3 cr
This course concentrates on developing three major areas: the examination of psychological underpinning of various communicative models and concepts; the practicing of interactional skills, such as active listening, congruent sending, and conflict resolution; the building of a communication model for the student’s instructional environment.
 
IDE 685 Educational Simulation and Games 3 cr
Teaches the role and function of simulation and games as effective instructional and learning devices.
 
IDE 690 Special Topics 3 cr
Current topics of special concern to educators. Not more than six hours may be earned in Special Topics courses.
 
IDE 692 Research Project Seminar 3 cr
Survey of both current and classic research in education. Students will identify a research problem of significance in their area of specialization and develop a strategy or research design to solve this problem. Prerequisite: IDE 510 or equivalent.
 
IDE 694 Directed Study and Research 1, 3 cr
Exploration of problems and issues of special interest or significance in education. Not more than three hours can be accepted for a degree.
 
IDE 700 AU/USA Doctoral Program 1 cr
Provides an opportunity for advanced graduate students and professors to pursue cooperative selected concepts and theoretical formulations. May be repeated as necessary.
 
IDE 710 Research Seminar 1 cr
Students examine various research models and designs, complete literature reviews in assigned areas, and rotate among selected faculty to become familiar with research methods used to study instructional development. Data from the rotations are presented for critique.
 
IDE 790 Special Topics 1, 3 cr
Current topics of special concern to educators. Not more than six hours may be earned in Special Topics courses.
 
IDE 794 Directed Study and Research 1, 3 cr
Exploration of problems and issues of special interest or significance in education. Not more than 3 hours can be accepted for a degree.
 
IDE 799 Research/Dissertation 1-9 cr

Independent research by the student under the sponsorship of the graduate faculty. Students are required to achieve doctoral candidacy before enrolling in the course. Prerequisite: Doctoral candidacy.

 

 

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