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 (beginning with 2021 cohort)

Interdisciplinary (all students)

  • Interdisciplinary Training Seminar in Education Sciences (every semester: SOC 875, 1 cr.)
  • Course on Education Policy Across the Disciplines (1 semester, 3 cr.)
  • Research Practicum on RCTs (1 semester)

Program Specific Coursework

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)

  • ECON 709 and 710: Economic Statistics and Econometrics I & II
  • ED PSYCH 760 and 761: Statistical Methods Applied to Education I and II
  • POLI SCI 813: Multivariate Statistical Inference for Political Research
  • PSYCH 610: Statistical Analysis of Psychological Experiments
  • SOC 361 and 362: Statistics for Sociologists II & III

 

Research Methods (in disciplinary home)

  • ECON 715: Econometric Methods
  • SOC WORK/ED PSYCH 945: Evaluation Research
  • PSYCH 710: Design and Analysis of Psychological Experiments
  • POLI SCI/PUB AFFR 871: Public Program Evaluation
  • SOC WORK 948: Quantitative Methods for Social Science Research
  • SOC 750: Research Methods in Sociology

 

Experimental Design (all students take 1 or more)

  • ED PSYCH 762: Introduction to the Design of Educational Experiments
  • ED PSYCH 861: Statistical Analysis & Design in Educational Research
  • ED PSYCH 963: Design and Analysis of Quasi-Experiments for Causal Inference
  • PSYCH 710: Design and Analysis of Psychological Experiments
  • SOC WORK/ED PSYCH 945: Evaluation Research

 

Benefit-Cost Analysis (all students take 1 course)

  • TBA

 

Advanced Statistics (all students take 2 or more)

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

 

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

  • COMP SCI 765: Data Visualization
  • ECON 712: Economic Theory: Macroeconomics
  • ECON 742: Theory of Public Finance and Fiscal Policy
  • ECON 750: Labor Economics
  • ECON 968: Workshop on Public Economics
  • ED POL 518: Intro to Debates in Higher Education Policy
  • ED POL / SOC 648: Sociology of Education
  • ED POL 712: Education and the Civil Rights Movement
  • ED POL 745: Political Economy and Education
  • ED POL 760: Education in Developing Societies
  • ED POL/ELPA/PUB AFFR 765: Issues in Educational Policy Analysis
  • ED POL 780 Topics:
    • Migration and Education;
    • Race, Poverty, & Inequality in Suburban Schools
  • ED POL/ELPA/PUB AFFR 830: School Finance & Resource Allocation
  • ED POL 870: Theories of Social and Educational Change
  • ED POL 907: History of Education
  • ED POL/SOC 908 Seminar: Sociology of Education
  • ED POL 911: Seminar in Urban Education
  • ED PSYCH 711: Principles of Cognitive Development
  • ED PSYCH 720: Child Development
  • ED PSYCH 721: Adolescent Development
  • ED PSYCH 725: Theory and Issues in Human Development
  • ED PSYCH 795 and 796: Introduction to the Learning Sciences I & II
  • ELPA 826: Evaluation for Administrative Decision Making in Education
  • ELPA 831: Financing Postsecondary Education
  • ELPA 847: Instructional Leadership and Teacher Capacity
  • ELPA 848: Professional Development and Organizational Learning
  • ELPA 870: Politics of Education
  • ELPA 881: Ideas of the University: Images of Higher Learning in 21st Century
  • ELPA 882: Minority Serving Institutions in Higher Education
  • ELPA 940 Topics:
    • Critical Issues in Ed Policy Analysis
    •  The American Community College
    •  Urban School Leadership
  • ELPA 965: Seminar in the Politics of Education
  • HDFS 662: Advanced Study of the Young Child
  • HDFS 841: Educational Role of Family in Early Childhood Development
  • PSYCH 671: Experimental Psychology of Human Learning
  • PSYCH 711: Cognition, Development & Instruction
  • PSYCH 715: Language and Cognitive Development
  • PSYCH 733: Perceptual and Cognitive Sciences
  • PSYCH 770: Human-Computer Interaction
  • PUB AFFR 520: Inequality, Race, & Public Policy
  • PUB AFFR 869: Workshop in Program and Policy Analysis
  • PUB AFFR 873: Intro to Policy Analysis
  • PUB AFFR 874: Policymaking Process
  • PUB AFFR 883: Politics of Poverty, Inequality & Public Policy
  • PUB AFFR 891: State and Local Government Finance
  • PUB AFFR 974: Education Policy and Reform
  • SOC 901: Education Policies to Reduce Inequality
  • SOC 922 Seminar: Race and Ethnic Relations