EPS 7810 Directed Readings and Research
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 3.0
Prerequisites consent of the department chair
Description

Provides opportunity for students to focus attention on a specific area of interest. Directed reading may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).

EPS 7975 Seminar for Graduate Assistants
Credit Hours 3.0 TO 9.0
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course.
This course is designed to inform the students of policies and procedures needed to complete an assistantship. Professional ethics associated with teaching, research planning, management, and accounting procedures are reviewed. The course focuses on the teaching and research being conducted in order to further the understanding of all students involved in teaching and research. (Repeatable).

EPS 7990 Master’s Thesis
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 6.0
Prerequisites Restricted to master's-level students
Requirements The course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for this course.
Students earn credit for supervised development and preparation of the thesis. The thesis may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).

EPS 7991 Master’s Project
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 6.0
Requirements The project is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for the master’s project.
Students earn credit for supervised development and preparation of the master’s project. (Repeatable).

EPS 8360 Educational Policy Making and Analysis
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course offers an introduction to theories of the public policy making process with an applied focus on education policy. The course includes an overview of the stages of the policy process including agenda setting, formation, implementation, and evaluation, discussion of the intergovernmental structure of educational policy making in the United States including the formal and informal roles of governmental institutions and interest groups, and examination of the tools of policy analysis. Students utilize the frameworks and methods to review and analyze current issues in educational policy.

EPS 8800 Independent Study
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites consent of the department chair
Requirements contract between student and sponsoring Educational Policy Studies faculty member
Description

Provides in-depth study of selected area(s). It is highly personalized to meet the needs and career interests of the student. The independent study may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).

EPS 8810 Directed Reading and Research
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 3.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor and the department chair
Description

The student conducts intensive study and produces a formal report of his or her findings. The directed reading may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).

EPS 8950 Professional Development Seminar
Credit Hours 1.0
Description

This course provides students with guidance and information about the job-search process and related transitions. Students will develop skills relevant to job-seeking, such as: writing a CV, preparing research for publication, and drafting research statements.

EPS 8970 Seminar in Educational Policy Studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Study and exploration of selected issues related to policies and educational leadership are discussed. (Repeatable).

EPS 9260 Issues of Race, Class, and Gender in Education
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

Examines historical and contemporary interrelationships of hegemony, domination, and power undergirding sociocultural viewpoints, institutional forces, and policy discourses in education. Focuses upon the study of theory and praxis for equity and justice.

EPS 9270 Research in Educational Policy Studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

This course examines the poltical, conceptual, and ethical issues related to the development and implementation of educational policies. Selected policies affecting P-12 and postsecondary education are discussed. Research on policy issues is analyzed and criticized as one instance of the practice of educational research.

EPS 9980 Research Seminar in Educational Policy Studies
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites EPS 9260 and EPS 9270
Requirements A minimum grade of "C" is required for this course
Description

Students study course topics decided by the seminar participants as well as a topic of their own choosing. Emphasis is on critical analysis and communication across areas of policy studies.

EPS 9990 Dissertation
Credit Hours 3.0 TO 9.0
Requirements Course is graded as satisfactory/unsatisfactory
Description

A minimum grade of “S” is required for the completion of the dissertation.
Involves the research and writing of the doctoral dissertation. Dissertation may extend beyond one term. (Repeatable).