EDUF - Education: Foundations

EDUF 4115 Classroom Management (2-0-2) 

Corequisite: ARTE 4485, EDCI 4485, PELM 4485, or SPED 4485. Focuses on the concepts, principles and theories in implementing best practice classroom management. Surveys traditional approaches to behavior management and their limitations. Examines ways of creating positive, productive school climates and of structuring classrooms for success. Investigates methods which encourage home/school partnerships and the collaborative implementation of classroom discipline and management strategies.

EDUF 4205 Technology for the 21st Century Classroom (1-2-2) 

Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. Co-requisite: concurrent enrollment in an approved course with field placement in a P-12 classroom. This course immerses teacher candidates in a technology-rich learning environment designed to build teacher skills in the following areas: use of modern technology, integration of Georgia Performance Standards, new designs for teaching and learning, classroom management and enhanced pedagogical practice. (S/U grading)

Prerequisite(s): Admitted to Teacher Education with a score of Y

EDUF 5899U Independent Study (0-0-2-6) 

Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education and Department Chair Approval. This course is designed to accommodate the special needs of students requiring a specific area of expertise. Course may be repeated once for credit.

Prerequisite(s): Admitted to Teacher Education with a score of Y

EDUF 6000 M.Ed. Exit Examination (0-0-0) 

Satisfactory grade indicates completion of the exit examination for the M.Ed. degree. (S/U grading).

Restriction(s):

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

EDUF 6111 Assessment in Education (1-0-1) 

Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. This course focuses on developing appropriate assessments to evaluate classroom instruction and using assessment data to improve teaching and learning in the P-12 classroom.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

EDUF 6115 Educational Psychology: Achievement for Diverse Learners (3-0-3) 

The interrelationship between motivation, learning and teaching, including critical thinking skills, with emphasis on application to the needs of diverse learners.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

EDUF 6116 Educational Research Methods (3-0-3) 

Introduction to qualitative and quantitative research methods and statistical procedures. Emphasis on systematic teacher inquiry and data-driven decision making to improve student achievement.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

EDUF 6117 Adult Learners and Learning (3-0-3) 

This course provides adult learning theories, models, principles, and strategies, applied to the workplace. Throughout this course, an atmosphere conducive to adult learners will be modeled to exhibit strong interpersonal skills that facilitate application of adult learning theories across practice. The course is targeted for those who work with adults.

EDUF 6125 Classroom Management (2-0-2) 

Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Education. Concepts, principles, theories, and strategies for best practice classroom management. Focus is on creating and maintaining positive and productive school climates and classroom success. Home-school partnerships and collaborative implementation of classroom discipline are emphasized.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

EDUF 6795 Seminar: Foundations of Collaborative Student Support (1-0-1) 

Seminar designed to enhance understanding of professional educators regarding the interrelated roles of school personnel; a collaborative teaching strategy employed to better prepare teachers, counselors, and leaders for the job of improving student academic success and achievement.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Education, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education, Master of Music, Master of Science or Specialist in Education degrees.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

EDUF 7115 Psychology of Teaching (3-0-3) 

An advanced critical examination of research and theories relevant to effective teaching, including motivation, learning theories, at-risk students, classroom management, cooperative learning, self-esteem, social learning and others.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Specialist in Education degree.

EDUF 7116 Applied Educational Research: Assessing and Monitoring Student Achievement (3-0-3) 

Advanced applications of qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods research with consideration of historical, descriptive, correlational, causal-comparative, and experimental studies. Emphasis on data collection and analysis to assess and monitor student achievement.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Specialist in Education degree.

EDUF 7117 Quantitative Research (3-0-3) 

Designed to advance participants ability to gather, analyze, interpret, and utilize data for making decisions. Material will be presented to facilitate conceptual understanding of fundamental statistical methods used by educators, leaders, and counselors. Emphasis is on data collection and analysis to assess and monitor individual and program improvement.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Specialist in Education degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

EDUF 7118 Qualitative Research Methods (3-0-3) 

Qualitative research course is designed to build upon master's level educational research course. Advanced applications of qualitative assumptions, theories, and practices will be presented. Emphasis is on design, collection and analysis of qualitative data to assess and monitor professional practice.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in a Specialist in Education degree.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

EDUF 7128 Advanced and Multivariate Statistical Methods (3-0-3) 

Prerequisite: Admission into Doctoral Degree Program and completion of EDUF 7126. Advanced statistics class examining the simultaneous analysis of multiple independent and dependent variables. Emphasis on data collection and analysis to answer complex questions asked by educators and leaders. Cutting-edge analytic technology will be included.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

EDUF 7999 The Dissertation (0-0-3) 

Prerequisite: Admission into the Doctoral Degree Program and EDUF 7129. This course is designed to assist candidates as they complete the development of a dissertation proposal, select a committee, present the proposal to the committee for approval, conduct a study, analyze, present and discuss data, complete and defend the dissertation. The candidate will be enrolled in this course for a minimum of nine semester hours. The chair of the committee will serve as the instructor of record.

Repeatability: Repeatable for credit up to 6 times or 21 hours.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

EDUF 8000 Ed.D. Dissertation Defense (0-0-0) 

Doctoral Program Director approval required. A satisfactory grade in the course indicates a successful oral defense of the dissertation, the completion of edits and approval by the advisor or committee, and submission to the library. Degree candidates must be enrolled during the semester of their defense. S/U grading.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Education degree.

EDUF 8106 History of Reform in American Education: The K-12 Leader (3-0-3) 

This course critically examines education as a social, cultural and reform phenomenon. The history of education and reform in the United States is analyzed with primary focus on the K-12 Leader. The course is organized chronologically, moving from the colonial period to now, concentrating on three periods in time: the common school system movement in the early nineteenth century, education reform in the early twentieth century, and, education reform since World War II. The course is structured thematically around the role of gender, ethnicity and race, change in and out of schools as factors that influence K-12 schools.

EDUF 8111 Foundations of Educational Evaluation (3-0-3) 

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Ed.D. Program. This course provides an overview of the basic building blocks and key concepts used to design and implement an evaluation plan. Students will apply the theoretical, methodological, and practical principles used in evaluation research. The course will provide a systematic and scientific framework to develop an evaluation plan that can be used to evaluate a program or policy at universities, colleges, or school districts.

EDUF 8112 Curriculum Design and Evaluation (3-0-3) 

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Ed.D. Program. This course is a doctoral seminar to the field of curriculum design. The focus of the course is how curriculum is designed for various purposes and how curriculum can be evaluated to determine productivity and performance.

EDUF 8117 Qualitative Research Methods (3-0-3) 

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Ed.D. Program. The qualitative research course is designed to assist doctoral candidates with research methodology. Advanced applications of qualitative assumptions, theories, and practices will be presented. Emphasis is on the design, collection and analysis of qualitative data to assess and describe research development in qualitative environments.

EDUF 8118 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods (3-0-3) 

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Ed.D. Program and EDUF 8117 with a grade of B or above. This course will examine the value of qualitative research design in understanding social and behavioral phenomena with a primary focus on narrative approaches to qualitative inquiry.

Prerequisite(s): EDUF 8117 with a minimum grade of B

EDUF 8125 Mixed Methods Research in Education (3-0-3) 

Prerequisite: EDUF 8126 and EDUF 8117 with a passing grade of B or higher. This course provides an overview of mixed methods research, particularly as it relates to educational research. Specifically, mixed methods research is put into historical context, and examined as a third research paradigm. In doing so, attention is given to the progression and methodological uncertainties related to the definition, philosophical assumptions, designs and analytic approaches. The applied nature of the course will address strategies for conducting, reporting, and evaluating mixed methods research in education.

Prerequisite(s): EDUF 8126 with a minimum grade of B and EDUF 8117 with a minimum grade of B

EDUF 8126 Introduction to Statistical Methods in Education (3-0-3) 

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Ed.D.Program. Advance participants ability to gather, analyze, interpret, and utilize descriptive and inferential statistics. Facilitate conceptual understanding of fundamental statistical methods used by educators and leaders for individual and program improvement.

Restriction(s):

Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior students may not enroll.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

EDUF 8127 Quantitative Experimental Research (3-0-3) 

Prerequisite: EDUF 8126 with a passing grade of B or higher. This course is designed to advance students’ ability to analyze, interpret, and utilize data using experimental designs. Material will be presented to facilitate a conceptual and practical understanding of statistical methods beyond their fundamental knowledge so that students can effectively consume and produce scholarly research. The emphasis of this class rests on various univariate statistical models rooted in the ANOVA model, as well as analysis and interpretation.

Prerequisite(s): EDUF 8126 with a minimum grade of B

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students in the EDDEC21 program.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof or University College colleges.

EDUF 8128 Advanced and Multivariate Statistical Methods (3-0-3) 

Prerequisite: Admission into Doctoral Degree Program and completion of EDUF 8126. Advanced statistics class examining the simulataneous analysis of multiple independent and dependent variables. Emphasis on data collection and analysis to answer complex questions asked by educators and leaders. Cutting-edge analytic technology will be included.

Prerequisite(s): EDUF 8126

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

EDUF 8129 Developing the Dissertation Prospectus (3-0-3) 

Prerequisite: EDUF 8127, EDUF 8117, and EDUF 8125 with a passing grade of B or higher. This course is designed to prepare candidates to develop a dissertation prospectus for presentation to a committee and to gain the knowledge necessary to complete the EdD dissertation.

Prerequisite(s): EDUF 8127 with a minimum grade of B and EDUF 8117 with a minimum grade of B and EDUF 8125 with a minimum grade of B

Restriction(s):

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Level level students.

Enrollment limited to students in the College of Educ Health Prof college.

EDUF 8135 Survey and Questionnaire Design (3-0-3) 

Prerequisites: EDUF 8126 with a grade of B or higher. This course outlines the procedures for designing surveys and questionnaires. In addition, the course outlines the process for collecting and analyzing pilot data to determine validity and reliability. This course also outlines the procedure for designing and administering qualitative instruments, and analyzing data obtained from them. For both objectives, this course covers the process of collecting and analyzing pilot data to determine validity and reliability.

Prerequisite(s): EDUF 8126 with a minimum grade of B

EDUF 8136 Scholarly Writing in Education (3-0-3) 

This course provides an in-depth study of various publications within the field of education, the scholarly writing process, and the publication process. Students will analyze specific components of a selected publication to determine how authors construct their literature reviews, research findings, and discussion. Students will compose a scholarly writing piece based on their findings.

Restriction(s):

Students in a Doctor of Education degree may not enroll.

EDUF 8505 Selected Topics in Educational Foundations (3-0-3) 

This course provides an opportunity for in-depth examination of selected topics in educational foundations. Content may vary from semester to semester in an attempt to include topics of current interest and importance.

EDUF 8999 The Dissertation (0-0-1-3) 

Prerequisite: EDUF 8129 with a passing grade of C or higher. This course is designed to assist candidates as they complete the development of a dissertation proposal, select a committee, present the proposal to the committee for approval, conduct a study, analyze, present and discuss data, complete and defend the dissertation. The candidate will be enrolled in this course for a minimum of nine semester hours. The chair of the committee will serve as the instructor of record.

Prerequisite(s): EDUF 8129 with a minimum grade of C

Repeatability: Repeatable for credit up to 6 times or 21 hours.

Restriction(s):

Enrollment limited to students in a Doctor of Education degree.