Coursework: Pre-Approved Courses

These lists are of coursework that fulfill ITP requirements for School of Education students (ELPA, EPS, Ed Psych) and coursework for Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Social Work, and Political Science students.

Home departments are noted for each course, as are instructor names when taught by program faculty.

Core interdisciplinary experiences for all participants

Interdisciplinary (all students)

  • Interdisciplinary Training Seminar in Education Sciences (every semester: Borman and others; SOC 875, 1 cr.)
  • Internship in Research-to-Practice (1 semester)
  • Course on Education Policy Across the Disciplines (1 semester)
  • Research Practicum on RCTs and Grant Writing (ELPA 940; 1 semester)

Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, Educational Policy Studies and Educational Psychology

*School of Education Students only. Courses are listed in program sequence.

Statistics/Econometrics (Select a series within a discipline)  

  • Economic Statistics and Econometrics I & II (ECON 709/710)
  • Multivariate Statistical Inference for Political Research (Poli Sci 813: Weimer)
  • Statistical Analysis of Psychological Experiments (PSY 610)
  • Statistics for Sociologists II & III (SOC 361/362)
  • Statistical Methods Applied to Education I and II (ED PSY 760/761)

Research Methods(1 course)

  • Advanced Research Methods in Educational Administration (ELPA 825)
  • Econometric Methods (ECON 715)
  • Evaluation Research (EP/SW 945)
  • Design and Analysis of Psychological Experiments (PSY 710)
  • Design of Single Case Research (ED PSY 743)
  • Intro to the Design of Educational Experiments (ED PSY 762)
  • Public Program Evaluation (Poli Sci/PA 871)
  • Research and Measurement in School Psychology (ED PSY 948)
  • Research Methods in Sociology (SOC 750)
  • Statistical Analysis and Design in Educational Research (ED PSY 861)

Experimental Design (all students take 1 or more)

  • Design and Analysis of Psychological Experiments (PSY 710)
  • Design and Analysis of Quasi-Experiments for Causal Inference (ED PSY 963: Steiner)
  • Evaluation Research (EP/SW 945)
  • Introduction to the Design of Educational Experiments (EP 762: Kim)
  • Pro-seminar in Experimental Psychology (PSY 701, psych students only)
  • Statistical Analysis & Design in Educational Research (EP 861)

Measurement (all students take 1 or more)

  • Advanced Seminar in Education Measurement and Stats (EP 971)
  • Labor Economics (ECON 750)
  • Measurement and Questionnaires for Survey Research (SOC 752)
  • Structural Equation Modeling (EP 960: Kaplan; SOC 952)
  • Surveys and Other Quantitative Data Collection Strategies (ELPA 827)
  • Test Construction (ED PSY 771: Bolt)

Advanced Statistics (all students take 2 or more)

  • Advanced Quantitative Inquiry (ELPA 940)
  • Advanced Seminar in Education Measurement and Stats (ED PSY 971)
  • Applied Econometrics (ECON 899)
  • Design & Analysis of Quasi-Experiments for Causal Inference (ED PSY 963: Steiner)
  • Factor Analysis, Multidimensional Scaling, & Cluster Analysis (ED PSY 773: Bolt)
  • Hierarchical Linear Modeling (ED PSY 964: Bolt)
  • Mathematical Economics I (ECON 703)
  • Regression Models in Education (ED PSY 763)
  • Seminar: Bayesian Methods for Education Research (ED PSY 711)
  • Seminar: Mathematical and Statistical Applications in Sociology
    – course topics change (SOC 952)
  • Structural Equation Modeling (ED PSY 960: Bolt, Kaplan)

Disciplinary Training for SoE students.

All SoE students must take at least 2 disciplinary courses from economics, political science, psychology, sociology, or social work. Please email the ITP Director with your selection, course descriptions, and justification* This list contains pre-approved classes, but Is not exhaustive

  • Advanced Study of the Young Child (HDFS 662)
  • Cognition, Development & Instruction (PSY 711: Alibali)
  • Data Visualization (COMP SCI 765)
  • Economic Theory: Macroeconomics (ECON 712: Durlauf)
  • Educational Policies to Reduce Inequality (SOC 901: Grodsky)
  • Educational Role of Family in Early Childhood Development (HDFS 841)
  • Experimental Psychology of Human Learning (PSY 671)
  • Health Policy and Policy Design (PA 864)
  • Human-Computer Interaction (PSY 770)
  • Inequality, Race and Public Policy (PA 520)
  • Information Visualization (PSY 711)
  • Intermed Social Psychology: Individual and Society (SOC 730)
  • Labor Economics (ECON 750: Taber)
  • Language and Cognitive Development (PSY 715: Alibali)
  • Perceptual and Cognitive Sciences (PSY 733: Seidenberg, Alibali)
  • Quantitative Economic Policy (ECON 880)
  • Seminar: Race & Ethnic Relations (SOC 922)
  • Seminar: Sociology of Education (SOC/EPS 908)
  • Sociology of Education (SOC/EPS 648)
  • State and Local Government Finance (PA 891)
  • Theory of Public Finance and Fiscal Policy (ECON 742)
  • Workshop on Public Economics (ECON 968: Scholz)

Education in Context

SoE students are encouraged, but not required to take courses from the education in context course list.

  • Adolescent Development (ED PSY 721)
  • Child Development (ED PSY 720)
  • Education in Developing Societies (EPS 760)
  • Education Policy and Reform (PA 974)
  • Evaluation for Administrative Decision Making in Education (ELPA 826: Borman)
  • Financing Postsecondary Education (ELPA 831)
  • Ideas of the University: Images of Higher Learning in 21st Century (ELPA 881)
  • Inequality, Race and Public Policy (PA 520)
  • Instructional Leadership and Teacher Capacity (ELPA 847)
  • Intro to Debates in Higher Education Policy (EPS 518)
  • Introduction to Policy Analysis (PA 873)
  • Introduction to the Learning Sciences I & II (ED PSY 795/796)
  • Issues in Educational Policy Analysis (ELPA/EPS/PA 765)
  • Policymaking Process (PA 874)
  • Politics of Education (ELPA 870)
  • Politics of Poverty, Inequality & Public Policy (PA 883)
  • Professional Development and Organizational Learning (ELPA 848)
  • Race, Poverty, and Inequality in Suburban Schools (EPS 780)
  • School Finance and Resource Allocation (ELPA/EPS/PA 830)
  • Seminar in the Politics of Education (ELPA 965)
  • Seminar in Urban Education (EPS 911)
  • State and Local Government Finance (PA 891)
  • The American Community College (ELPA 940)
  • Theories of Social and Educational Change (EPS 870)
  • Theory and Issues in Human Development (ED PSY 725)
  • Urban School Leadership (ELPA 940)
  • Workshop in Public Affairs (PA 869)

Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Social Work and Political Science

*For non-School of Education Students. Courses are listed in program sequence.

Statistics/Econometrics (in disciplinary home)

  • Economic Statistics and Econometrics I & II (ECON 709/710)
  • Multivariate Statistical Inference for Political Research (Poli Sci 813: Weimer)
  • Statistical Analysis of Psychological Experiments (PSY 610)
  • Statistics for Sociologists II & III (SOC 361/362)
  • Statistical Methods Applied to Education I and II (ED PSY 760/761)

Research Methods (in disciplinary home)

  • Advanced Research Methods in Educational Administration (ELPA 825)
  • Design of Educational Experiments (ED PSY 762)
  • Econometric Methods (ECON 715)
  • Evaluation Research (ED PSY/SW 945)
  • Design and Analysis of Psychological Experiments (PSY 710)
  • Design of Single Case Research (ED PSY 743)
  • Public Program Evaluation (Poli Sci/PA 871)
  • Quantitative Methods for Social Science Research (SW 948)
  • Research and Measurement in School Psychology (ED PSY 948)
  • Research Methods in Sociology (SOC 750)
  • Statistical Analysis and Design in Educational Research (ED PSY 861)

Experimental Design (all students take 1 or more)

  • Design and Analysis of Psychological Experiments (PSY 710)
  • Design and Analysis of Quasi-Experiments for Causal Inference (ED PSY 963)
  • Evaluation Research (ED PSY/SW 945)
  • Introduction to the Design of Educational Experiments (ED PSY 762: Kim)
  • Pro-seminar in Experimental Psychology (PSY 701, psych students only)
  • Statistical Analysis & Design in Educational Research (EP 861)

Measurement (all students take 1 or more) presence

  • Advanced Seminar in Education Measurement and Stats (ED PSY 971)
  • Evaluation Research (SW/ED PSY 945)
  • Labor Economics (ECON 750)
  • Structural Equation Modeling (ED PSY 960: Kaplan; SOC 952)
  • Surveys and Other Quantitative Data Collection Strategies (ELPA 827)
  • Test Construction (ED PSY 771: Bolt)
  • Measurement and Questionnaires for Survey Research (SOC 752)

Advanced Statistics (all students take 2 or more)

  • Advanced Quantitative Inquiry (ELPA 940)
  • Advanced Seminar in Education Measurement and Stats (ED PSY 971)
  • Applied Econometrics (ECON 899)
  • Design & Analysis of Quasi-Experiments for Causal Inference (ED PSY 963: Steiner)
  • Factor Analysis, Multidimensional Scaling, & Cluster Analysis (ED PSY 773: Bolt)
  • Hierarchical Linear Modeling (ED PSY 964; Kim)
  • Mathematical Economics I (ECON 703)
  • Regression Models in Education (ED PSY 763)
  • Seminar: Bayesian Methods for Education Research (ED PSY 711)
  • Seminar: Mathematical and Statistical Applications in Sociology – course topics change (SOC 952)
  • Structural Equation Modeling (ED PSY 960: Bolt, Kaplan)

Education in Context
All non SOE students take at least 2 courses outside their disciplinary homes, plus others in their own disciplines

  • Adolescent Development (ED PSY 721)
  • Advanced Study of the Young Child (HDFS 662)
  • Cognition, Development & Instruction (PSY 711: Alibali)
  • Child Development (ED PSY 720)
  • Critical Issues in Ed Policy Analysis (ELPA 940: Borman)
  • Data Visualization (COMP SCI 765)
  • Education Policies to Reduce Inequality (SOC 901: Grodsky)
  • Education Policy and Reform (PA 974)
  • Evaluation for Administrative Decision Making in Education (ELPA 826: Borman)
  • Education in Developing Societies (EPS 760)
  • Educational Role of Family in Early Childhood Development (HDFS 841)
  • Experimental Psychology of Human Learning (PSY 671)
  • Economic Theory: Macroeconomics (ECON 712: Durlauf)
  • Human-Computer Interaction (PSY 770)
  • Intro to Debates in Higher Education Policy (EPS 518)
  • Introduction to Policy Analysis (PA 873)
  • Financing Postsecondary Education (ELPA 831)
  • Issues in Educational Policy Analysis (ELPA/EPS/PA 765)
  • Ideas of the University: Images of Higher Learning in 21st Century (ELPA 881)
  • Inequality, Race, & Public Policy (PA 520)
  • Instructional Leadership and Teacher Capacity (ELPA 847)
  • Introduction to the Learning Sciences I & II (ED PSY 795 and 796)
  • Issues in Educational Policy Analysis (Pub Affr 873)
  • Issues in Educational Assessment (ELPA/EPS/PA 765)
  • Labor Economics (ECON 750: Taber)
  • Language and Cognitive Development (PSY 715: Alibali)
  • Migration and Education (EPS 780)
  • Minority Serving Institutions in Higher Education (ELPA 882)
  • Perceptual and Cognitive Sciences (PSY 733: Sidenberg, Alibali)
  • Policymaking Process (PA 874)
  • Politics of Education (ELPA 870)
  • Politics of Poverty, Inequality & Public Policy (PA 883)
  • Principles of Cognitive Development (ED PSY 711)
  • Professional Development and Organizational Learning (ELPA 848)
  • Race, Poverty, & Inequality in Suburban Schools (EPS 780)
  • School Finance & Resource Allocation (ELPA/EPS/PA 830)
  • Seminar in the Politics of Education (ELPA 965)
  • Seminar in Urban Education (EPS 911)
  • Seminar: Race and Ethnic Relations (SOC 922)
  • Seminar: Sociology of Education (SOC/EPS 908)
  • Sociology of Education (SOC/EPS 648)
  • State and Local Government Finance (PA 891)
  • The American Community College (ELPA 940)
  • Theory and Issues in Human Development (ED PSY 725)
  • Theories of Social and Educational Change (EPS 870)
  • Theory of Public Finance and Fiscal Policy (ECON 742)
  • Urban School Leadership (ELPA 940)
  • Workshop in Program and Policy Analysis (PA 869)
  • Workshop in Public Affairs (PA 869)
  • Workshop on Public Economics (ECON 968: Scholz)