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The online Learning & Cognition (L&C) MS degree program is designed for students and professionals interested in learning, cognition, development and group processes in a variety of contexts, such as the classroom at any level, government, private enterprise, nonprofits, and other organizational settings. The purpose of the program is to produce graduates who have knowledge of a wide range of theories applicable to learning and cognition processes, insights into ways to effectively support human learning, and skills to critically read and evaluate research on learning. Those interested in research positions or pursuing a PhD are encouraged to complete the thesis track (only available face-to-face) rather than the exam track option.

Accreditation

Regionally accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Method of Delivery

Internet

Time to Completion

Two years, or six semesters

Careers

You may be a teacher or a supervisor concerned with adult learning processes to help develop employees who are prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st century workplace, or a professional who develops training seminars.

Core Courses

These courses may not be offered every semester.

  • EDF5400 Basic Descriptive and Inferential Statistics Applications (4)
    This course prepares students to both read and write papers containing basic statistical analyses. Topics covered include descriptive statistics, basic plots and graphing, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, correlational techniques, and introduction to the general linear model.
  • EDF5481 Methods of Educational Research (3)
    This course is a survey of selected types of educational research and appropriate related techniques; emphasis on criteria of validity.
  • EDF5916 Research Proposal Writing (1)
    This course provides the opportunity to develop a written research proposal (including literature review) and to select and specify the appropriate research design and data collection methods to answer one's research questions.
  • EDFxxx Capstone
    This course is under development.
  • SYP5105 Theories of Social Psychology (3)
    This course examines the major theoretical orientations in contemporary social psychology. Special attention is given to perspectives such as symbolic interactionism, social learning theory, expectation states/status characteristics theory, emotions work theory, and Goffman's dramatization theory.

Total Credit Hours

33

Application Procedures

Applicant's must have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or a comparable degree from an international institution, with a minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average (GPA) in all coursework attempted while registered as an upper-division undergraduate student working towards a bachelor's degree. GRE test scores should be in the 50th percentile for the verbal exam, the 20th percentile for the quantitate exam, and a minimum of 3.5 on the analytical writing. If English is your second language, the TOEFL is required. The TOEFL target scores are 575 for paper-based and 90 for internet-based. For additional application information please contact the College of Education.

Fees

The cost of this program is equal to tuition and fees for the Academic Year 2016-17 as stated on the Student Business Services website, plus a per credit hour distance learning fee (fees vary by course). Contact the department for more specific fee information relative to student status and location.

Fall 2016 Course Offerings

  • EDF5400 Basic Descriptive and Inferential Statistics Applications (4)
    This course prepares students to both read and write papers containing basic statistical analyses. Topics covered include descriptive statistics, basic plots and graphing, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, correlational techniques, and introduction to the general linear model.
  • EDF5916 Research Proposal Writing (1)
    This course provides the opportunity to develop a written research proposal (including literature review) and to select and specify the appropriate research design and data collection methods to answer one's research questions.
  • SYP5105 Theories of Social Psychology (3)
    This course examines the major theoretical orientations in contemporary social psychology. Special attention is given to perspectives such as symbolic interactionism, social learning theory, expectation states/status characteristics theory, emotions work theory, and Goffman's dramatization theory.

Summer 2016 Course Offerings

  • EDF5400 Basic Descriptive and Inferential Statistics Applications (4)
    This course prepares students to both read and write papers containing basic statistical analyses. Topics covered include descriptive statistics, basic plots and graphing, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, correlational techniques, and introduction to the general linear model.
  • EDF5431 Classroom Assessment (3)
    This course prepares prospective teachers for activities related to assessing students including establishing validity evidence, enhancing generalization of observations, using traditional and alternative assessment strategies, interpreting and using data to improve achievement, and utilizing assessment in the process of learning.
  • EDF5916 Research Proposal Writing (1)
    This course provides the opportunity to develop a written research proposal (including literature review) and to select and specify the appropriate research design and data collection methods to answer one's research questions.


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