Educational Policy Studies (EDPS)

Subject Number Title Hours Catalog Description General Education Category
EDPS 104 Race, Place, and Schooling: African Americans and Education 3 hours. Examination of the social, political, cultural and economic factors shaping African Americans educational experiences in the United States historically and currently. Same as AAST 104. Individual and Society, and US Society course.
EDPS 361 Education in Urban Context 3 hours. Cross-disciplinary, critical analysis of relationships between public schools and their urban contexts, with attention to implications for teaching and learning. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or above and admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program.
EDPS 412 Politics of Urban Education 3 OR 4 hours. Relations between school governance and politics. The role of educational interest groups, school boards, professional educators, and citizens in formulation and execution of educational policy. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.
EDPS 449 Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Ed: Perspectives, Policies, and History 3 hours. Perspectives, policies, history, and foundations of Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education. Emphasis on the effects of changing economic, political, legal, social, and views of human development. Same as EPSY 449 and SPED 449.
EDPS 453 Topics in Educational Policy Studies 3 OR 4 hours. Topics are announced at the time the class is scheduled. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.