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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EDF6941

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-05-29
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1649 2007-05-11
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Measurement and Research ED 171100000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Robert F. Dedrick 9745722

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    EDF 6941 Practicum in Measurement, Evaluation, and Research

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? Y
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    1-4 I - Internships (Including Practicum) S - S/U Only
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    Pursuing the M. Ed. Program in Measurement And Evaluation or Graduate Certificate in Research Methods and CI


    Course Description

    Practicum provides individuals in the Measurement and Evaluation opportunities to apply research and evaluation skills in applied settings (e.g., local school districts, Centers within the University). May be repeated up to 8 hours.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Methodological skills and professional dispositions that are developed within the program will be reinforced and further developed through the practicum.

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    Course is part of a required sequence in the major. This course would not service other programs.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    This course has not been offered before.

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Doctoral degree meeting departmental requirements of at least 50% of doctoral coursework in the areas of educational statistics, measurement and evaluation.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Upon completion of the practicum, students will be able to...

    1. Identify, conceptualize and write a problem statement for the research/evaluation situation.

    2. Develop and implement a research/evaluation design to address the research/evaluation problem.

    3. Analyze and interpret data needed to address the research/evaluation problem.

    4. Report in writing the results and interpretations of the research/evaluation study to various stakeholders.

    5. Report orally the results and interpretations of the research/evaluation study to various stakeholders.

    6. Work collaboratively with members of the research/evaluation project.

    7. Reflect on the learning experience provided by the practicum and offer areas of professional development that were strengthened and areas that need further development.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    As the culmination of the practicum experience, students will:

    (1) produce a written report summarizing the project

    (2) make an oral presentation of the project

    (3) complete a self-reflection based on the practicum experience.

    Each student will have a supervisory committee with a minimum of two department faculty who will evaluate the studentís knowledge and skills, along with writing and oral presentation skills (see Blackboard for rubrics for evaluation of written work and oral presentation).

    C. Major Topics

    Course participants will spend most of their time in the setting where the project is being implemented. These settings may include local school districts, Centers and Institutes at the University, other post-secondary institutions, and community organizations. Students will assume major responsibility for planning and implementing the research or evaluation project. Specific activities may include developing the research or evaluation design, creating measures, analyzing data, and disseminating the results. Course participants will meet approximately 4 times per semester to discuss the practicum experiences.

    D. Textbooks

    AERA/APA/NCME. Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing. (1999). Washington, DC: APA.

    American Psychological Association. (2002). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

    Gall, M. D., Gall, J. P., & Borg, W.R. (2003). Educational research: An introduction. White Plains, NY: Longman Inc.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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