Counselor Education (EDP)
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The bolded first line begins with a capitalized abbreviation that designates the subject area followed by the course number and title. The credit hour value is also displayed.
Components: Indicates that the course has multiple components, such as lecture (LEC) and laboratory (LAB). The corresponding component hours are included in parentheses. For example, LEC (2), LAB (3).
The course description outlines what topics are covered in the course.
Prerequisites: Coursework to be completed and/or requirements required before taking the course.
Corequisites: Course(s) that must be taken in the same term.
"Recommended courses": Prerequisites or corequisites that are not required for enrollment in a particular course but would aid the student in successful completion of that course.
General Education Key: Indicates the General Education area for which the course may fulfill a requirement.
- SD - Science Distributive Requirement
- BSD - Behavioral and Social Science Distributive Requirement
- HD - Humanities Distributive Requirement
- AD - Arts Distributive Requirement
- EC - English Composition Requirement
- I - Interdisciplinary Requirement
- J - Diverse Communities Requirement
- W - Writing Emphasis Requirement
- SE - Speaking Emphasis Requirement
- ET - Ethics Requirement
- F - Foreign Languages Culture Cluster
- AR - Arabic Culture Cluster
- ASL - American Sign Language Culture Cluster
- CC - Classical Civilizations Culture Cluster
- FA - French & Francophone Area Culture Cluster
- GER - German Culture Cluster
- IT - Italian Culture Cluster
- REE - Russian & Eastern European Culture Cluster
- SP - Spanish Culture Cluster
Distance Education: Indicates if a course is approved to be offered via distance education. See the class schedule for details.
Consent: Department must give permission for a student to enroll in a course. Generally done through an electronic code that is created in myWCU, allowing the student to then enroll themselves into the course.
Typically Offered: Indicates what semester the course is typically offered.
Repeatable for Credit: Indicates if a student can take the course more than once and obtain credit. Verify the maximum allowable number of credits with the department.
Cross Listed: Indicates if there are any other course offerings that are considered equivalent to the course listing.
EDP 501. Young Adolescent/Adolescent Cognition, Development and Learning Theories. 3 Credits.
This course is a study of the physical, personal, social and emotional development of early through late adolescence in the context of classroom teaching; it also examines selected learning theories. There is a field component.
EDP 531. Principles Of Educational Testing. 3 Credits.
This course is designed to develop in teachers the skills important in the three areas of educational testing: teacher-made tests (objective and essay); computerized programs for grading and reporting results, and for improving the test quality through item-analysis procedure; and the evaluation of the psychometric characteristics of standardized tests.
Typically offered in Fall & Spring.
EDP 550. Advanced Educational Psychology. 3 Credits.
Processes by which skills, understanding, concepts, and ideals are acquired; teaching practices in relation to basic research concerning learning; similarities and differences in theories of learning.
EDP 553. Assessment for Learning Early Grades. 3 Credits.
This course is designed to provide students the knowledge and skills to use multiple developmentally appropriate assessments (authentic, screening, diagnostic, formative, and summative) to guide instruction related to standards, to monitor results of intervention and their implications for instruction for all students, and report assessment results.
Pre / Co requisites: EDP 553 requires a prerequisite of EGP 520.
EDP 554. Assessment for Learning- Middle Grades. 3 Credits.
This course is designed to provide middle grade candidates the knowledge and skills to use multiple developmentally appropriate assessments (authentic, screening, diagnostic, formative, and summative) to guide instruction related to standards, to monitor results of interventions and their implications for instruction for all students, and report assessment results.
Pre / Co requisites: EDP 554 requires prerequisite of MGP 520, EDP 501, EDA 542; field clearances.
EDP 569. Adolescent Development & Learning. 3 Credits.
Mental, physical, emotional, and social development and behavior of the adolescent with emphasis on various types of learning. Case studies are used.
EDP 570. Cognition and Transformation. 3 Credits.
A course in helping students understand theories of learning as they relate to the pre-k through high school learner as well as the cognitive and social development of the learner. The goal of the course is to understand the student's cognitive and social needs within the framework of his or her education and social contexts and to empower the student to create educational and social change.