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2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin

Department of

Educational Psychology and Learning Systems

College of Education

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Chair: Betsy Becker; Professors: Becker, Dennen, Driscoll, Ebener, Eklund, Klein, Pfeiffer, Shute, Tenenbaum; Associate Professors: Almond, Canto, Darabi, Dong, Jeong, Ke, Losh, Osborn, Paek, Phillips, Roehrig, Turner, Yang; Assistant Professors: Chow, Gabana, Jenkins, Krach, Swanbrow Becker, Zhang; Professors Emeriti: Branson, Kaufman, Keller, Kelly, Oosterhof, Pargman, Peterson, Prevatt, Reardon, Reiser, Sampson, Tate, Wager

The Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems offers degrees only at the master's, specialist, and doctoral levels. However, the department does offer several undergraduate courses that are components of the teacher education curriculum. For more information about the department, refer to the Graduate Bulletin.

The following graduate-level programs and certificates are offered by the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems:

  • Educational Psychology
    • Learning and Cognition M, D
    • Sports Psychology M, D
    • Measurement and Statistics M, S, D
  • Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies
    • Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies M, D
  • Psychology and Counseling Services
    • Career Counseling Combined M/S
    • Mental Health Counseling Combined M/S
    • School Psychology S
    • Combined Program in Counseling Psychology and
      School Psychology D
  • Graduate Certificate in Human Performance Technology
  • Graduate Certificate in Online Instructional Development
  • Graduate Certificate in Measurement and Statistics

Definition of Prefixes

APK––Applied Kinesiology

DEP—Developmental Psychology

EDF—Education: Foundations and Policy Studies

EDG—Education: General

EDP—Educational Psychology

EGI—Education: Gifted

EME—Education: Technology and Media

IFS—Interdisciplinary Florida State University Courses

MHS—Mental Health Services

PCO—Psychology for Counseling

PET—Physical Education Theory


RCS—Rehabilitation Counseling Services

SDS—Student Development Services

SLS—Student Life Skills (Learning)

SOW—Social Work

SPS—School Psychology

SYP—Social Processes

Undergraduate Courses

APK 4400. Sport Psychology (3). This course explores selected psychological theories and applications relevant to sport and exercise behavior.

APK 4401. Introduction to Exercise Psychology (3). This course is designed for students interested in the psychosocial issues related to exercise behaviors. The course introduces both the theories and practices inherent in the field of exercise psychology. In addition, this course covers intervention strategies to promote exercise behaviors and long-term adherence to a physically active lifestyle.

APK 4402. Applied Sport Psychology (3). Prerequisite: APK 4400. This course examines current research and practice in applied sport psychology settings (e.g., athletes, coaches, athletic trainers), and the application of these concepts. The approach taken in the course is a scientist-practitioner approach; the course relies on the "science of practice." The primary goal is to acquire the skills of a proficient and skilled practitioner, athlete, or coach that relies on a sound conceptual-theoretical foundation.

APK 4403. Performance Psychology (3). This course is designed for students interested in the psychosocial issues related to performance (e.g., music, dance, military, etc.). The course introduces both the theories and practices inherent in the field of performance psychology. In addition, it covers intervention strategies used in order to combat several mental performance issues.

EDF 4210. Educational Psychology: Developing Learners (3). This course is designed to introduce students to concepts of human development, learning, and motivation as foundations for the planning and implementation of classroom instruction. Students are expected to acquire and use theoretical knowledge to inform decisions about strategies for helping learners develop, learn, and achieve.

EDF 4423. Methods of Educational Research (3). This course surveys selected types of educational research and appropriate related techniques, with an emphasis on criteria of validity.

EDF 4430. Classroom Assessment (3). This course prepares prospective teachers for activities related to assessing students, including establishing validity evidence, enhancing generalization of observations, using traditional and alternative assessment strategies, interpreting and using data to improve achievement, and utilizing assessment in the process of learning.

EDF 4423. Methods of Educational Research (3). This course surveys selected types of educational research and appropriate related techniques, with an emphasis on criteria of validity.

EDF 4905r. Directed Individual Study (1–3). May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours.

EME 2040. Introduction to Educational Technology (3). This course is an introduction to the use of educational technology in teaching and learning. Students learn to use personal computers and other technology for communication, presentations, and resource acquisition.

EME 3949r. Cooperative Education Work Experience (0). (S/U grade only.)

EME 4905r. Directed Individual Study (1–3). (S/U grade only.) May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours.

IFS 3111. Becoming and Being Leaders: Motivating Self and Others (3). This course examines theories and research that focus on aspects of self-motivation as well as motivating groups. The course covers topics in the domains of educational psychology, leadership studies, sport psychology, counseling psychology, and social psychology. Students come to understand underlying mechanisms of becoming, and being, leaders within their domains.

MHS 4003. Introduction to the Psychology of the Gifted (3). Prerequisites: Senior standing and 3.0 GPA in major. This course examines current issues in intelligence, creativity, talent development, and giftedness. Course topics include theories of intelligence, the four P's of creativity, conceptions of giftedness, and why certain groups of students are underrepresented in gifted programs.

MHS 4905r. Directed Individual Study (1–3). May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours.

SDS 3340r. Introduction to Career Development (1–3). This course focuses on the principles and practices of career planning and management, including use of self-assessment, career resources, and employability skill guides. May be repeated to a maximum of three semester hours.

SDS 3802r. Experiential Learning (0). (S/U grade only.) This course focuses on engaging students to "try on" a professional environment through an experiential learning opportunity. Experiential learning occurs through a variety of activities including: internships, field work, service learning, projects, undergraduate research, fellowship, leadership, clinical experience, co-op, and practicum. Experiential learning assists students in identifying and strengthening skills needed to succeed in their intended career field. The course also focuses on how student's experiences can put theory into practice within their intended post-baccalaureate work settings. Through goal-setting, reflection and self-evaluation, this course facilitates professional growth.

SDS 4481. Communication and Human Relations (3). This course focuses on the relevant dimensions of the helping relationship and the development of effective communications skills

SLS 1122. Strategies for Academic Success (1). This course offers a positive intervention to facilitate academic success and to promote retention for first-time-in-college students who are in academic difficulty after their first term of full-time enrollment at Florida State University. Focus is on the development of study skills required for college-level work as well as on the identification and minimization of barriers that impede individual student achievement.

SLS 2206. Chart Your Course: Living the Creed (1). This course invites students who are new to FSU's Campus to embody the principles found in the Seminole Creed: Truthfulness, Respect, Excellence, Freedom of Speech and Inquiry, Diversity, Justice, Citizenship, and Discovery. Students apply critical thinking skills as evidenced by information literacy and problem solving skills, as they research and enact a plan for professional and personal success.

SLS 3407. Strategies for Veteran Success (0–1). (S/U grade only.) This course is designed as a proactive measure to facilitate the transition from military service to college with the ultimate goal of promoting student veteran retention, graduation, and job placement. The purpose of the course is to facilitate development of study and life management skills that are critical to success in an environment that is structured to encourage personal connections with fellow student veterans as well as campus resources.

SLS 3717. Peer Tutoring (1). This course provides training in various areas related to peer tutoring for both group and individual tutoring and is applicable across disciplines. Course content is analyzed through the exploration of contemporary theory, group activities, readings, lectures, class discussions and online assignments. Critical inquiry, tutoring 'best practices,' and service learning play important roles.

Graduate Courses

APK 5404. Sport Psychology (3).

APK 6412. Sport and Exercise Psychology Ethics (3).

DEP 5068. Life-Span Human Development (3).

EDF 5300. Motivation and Emotion (3).

EDF 5400. Basic Descriptive and Inferential Statistics Applications (4).

EDF 5401. General Linear Model Applications (4).

EDF 5402. Advanced Topics in Analysis of Variance Applications (3).

EDF 5404. Bayesian Data Analysis (3).

EDF 5406. Multivariate Analysis Applications (3).

EDF 5409. Causal Modeling (3).

EDF 5410. Nonparametric Analysis Applications (3).

EDF 5431. Classroom Assessment (3).

EDF 5432. Measurement Theory I (3).

EDF 5434. Measurement Theory II (3).

EDF 5435. Theory of Scaling (2).

EDF 5442. Inquiry and Measurement for Practitioners (3).

EDF 5448. Scale and Instrument Development (3).

EDF 5462. Evaluation of New Educational Programs and Practices (3).

EDF 5481. Methods of Educational Research (3).

EDF 5484. Educational Data Analysis (3).

EDF 5906r. Directed Individual Study (1–3). (S/U grade only.)

EDF 5910r. Supervised Research (1–9). (S/U grade only.)

EDF 5916. Research Proposal Writing (1).

EDF 5940r. Supervised Teaching (1–4). (S/U grade only.)

EDF 5942r. Field Laboratory Internship (1–8). (S/U grade only.)

EDF 6057. Large-Scale Assessment (3).

EDF 6482. Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Research Design (3).

EDF 6499. Discourse and Conversation Analysis (3).

EDF 6683. Family Support for Learning (3).

EDF 6755. Theoretical and Practical Issues in Education (3).

EDF 6937r. Seminar in Advanced Research Problems (1–3).

EDF 7418. Multilevel Modeling (3).

EDF 7489. Meta-analysis (3).

EDG 6328. Alternate Views of Teaching and Learning (3).

EDG 6362. Instructional Systems Research Seminar (3).

EDG 6363. Practicum in Experimental Learning Research (3).

EDP 5216. Theories of Learning and Cognition in Instruction (3).

EDP 5217. Principles of Learner Motivation (3).

EDP 5275. Development of Children in School (3).

EDP 5285. Group Processes in Instruction (3).

EDP 5935. Topics in Educational Psychology (3).

EME 5077. Mobile Learning (3).

EME 5078. Design of Online & Digital Adaptive Learning (3).

EME 5405. Media, Text, and Technology (3).

EME 5457. Introduction to Distance Learning (3).

EME 5601. Introduction to Instructional Systems (3).

EME 5603. Introduction to Systematic Instructional Design (3).

EME 5608. Trends and Issues in Instructional Design (3).

EME 5614. Design of Learning Games (3).

EME 5906r. Directed Individual Study (1–3). (S/U grade only.)

EME 6356. Learning and Web Analytics (3).

EME 6357. Evaluation of Training in HPT (3).

EME 6403. Designing for Online Collaborative Learning (3).

EME 6414. Web 2.0-Based Learning and Performance (3).

EME 6415. Development of Computer Courseware (3).

EME 6476. Internet Based Inquiry (3).

EME 6507. Development of Multimedia Instruction (3).

EME 6616. Case Studies in Instructional Systems (2).

EME 6631. Managing Instructional Development (3).

EME 6635r. Seminar in Advanced Instructional Systems Problems (1–3).

EME 6636. A System Approach to the Management of Change (3).

EME 6665. Synthesis, Analysis, and Argumentation in Instructional Systems Research (3).

EME 6677. Advanced Instructional Design and Development (3).

EME 6691. Performance Systems Analysis (3).

MHS 5005. Foundations of Counseling and Rehabilitation (3).

MHS 5007. Foundations of Mental Health Counseling (3).

MHS 5010. Foundations of School Counseling (3).

MHS 5060. Psychological and Multicultural Aspects of Counseling (3).

MHS 5310. Counseling Technology and Information Systems (3).

MHS 5340. Foundations of Career Development (3).

MHS 5341. Career Development Program Design and Evaluation (3).

MHS 5400. Introduction to Counseling Theories and Techniques (4).

MHS 5419. Systems Approach to Counseling (3).

MHS 5435. Theories and Fundamentals of Family Therapy (3).

MHS 5496. Current Issues in the Psychology of the Gifted (3).

MHS 5511. Group Counseling: Theory and Practice (3).

MHS 5710. Research in Human Services (3).

MHS 5800r. Practicum: Counseling Concepts and Case Management (4).

MHS 5801r. Practicum in Counseling and Rehabilitation (4).

MHS 5860r. Supervised Teaching (1–4). (S/U grade only.)

MHS 5905r. Directed Individual Study (1–3).

MHS 5915r. Supervised Research (1–4). (S/U grade only.)

MHS 6220r. Individual Appraisal in Counseling (3).

MHS 6300. Theories of Vocational Behavior (3).

MHS 6401. Evidence-Based Counseling/Psychotherapy (3).

MHS 6410. Behavior Management: Principles and Applications (3).

MHS 6466. Trauma & Crisis intervention (3).

MHS 6600. Consultation and Organizational Development (3).

MHS 6610. Supervision (3).

MHS 6630. Program Development and Evaluation in Counseling (3).

MHS 6715. Design and Critical Review of Research in Counseling (3).

MHS 6803. Seminar in Ethics, Law, and Clinical Supervision (3).

MHS 6805r. Advanced Group or Individual Counseling Practicum (1–4).

MHS 6820r. Counseling Internship (3–6). (S/U grade only.)

MHS 6938r. Special Topics in Counseling Psychology (3).

MHS 6946r. Field Practicum in Counseling Psychology (2–16). (S/U grade only.)

PCO 5095. Computer Applications in Counseling Psychology and Other Human Services (3).

PET 5054C. Motor Skill Learning (3).

PET 5216. Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology (3).

PET 5222. Cognitive Processes in Sport Psychology (3).

PET 5255. Social Bases of Physical Activity (3).

PET 5390. Measurement in Sport and Exercise Psychology (3).

PET 6087. Exercise Effect on Health and Quality of Life (3).

PET 6217. Stress and Motor Performance (3).

PET 6224. Exercise Effect on Cognitive Processes and Brain Functioning (3).

PSB 5066. Biological Bases of Learning and Behavior (3).

RCS 5080. Medical Aspects of Disability (3).

RCS 5250. Assessment in Counseling and Rehabilitation (3).

SDS 5820r. Internship (4–12). (S/U grade only.)

SOW 5153. Human Sexuality (3).

SPS 5055. Foundations of School Psychology (3).

SPS 5105. Social-Emotional Disorders of Children and Adolescents: Characteristics and Assessment (3).

SPS 5191. Assessment of Intelligence (4).

SPS 5192. Psychoeducational Assessment and Intervention (4).

SPS 5193. Laboratory in the Assessment of Social-Emotional Problems in Children and Adolescents (3).

SPS 5205. Consultation in the Schools (3).

SPS 5207. Advanced School-Based Consultation (3).

SPS 5615. Counseling Children and Adolescents (3).

SPS 5945r. Practicum in School Psychology (3–6). (S/U grade only.)

SPS 6948r. Internship in School Psychology (3–6). (S/U grade only.)

SYP 5105. Theories of Social Psychology (3).

For listings relating to graduate coursework for thesis, dissertation, and master's and doctoral examinations and defense, consult the Graduate Bulletin.