Graduate Courses in Education

EDUC 5301  Research Methodology (3-0)  An introduction to social science research.  The student will demonstrate competency in in reading and interpreting research and will use the APA style and format.  Demonstrated competency in research design will be shown through written products and presentations.  Must be taken within first 12 hours of graduate coursework.  No substitutions for this course without written permission from the Education Department Chair.

EDUC 5302 The Principalship (3-0). Examines the role of the administrator as an educational leader with a study of individual conferencing, group dynamics, and public opinion.

EDUC 5304 Public School Supervision (3-0). A course designed especially for school administrations, directors of curriculum, and supervisors in which the course content examines the role and function of the supervisor of instruction for all grade levels.

EDUC 5306 Advanced Testing (3-0). An analysis of clinical tests of individual intelligence with emphasis on the Wechsler Scales and the Revised Stanford Binet, and individual achievement tests. Prerequisite: EDUC 5315

EDUC 5308 Elementary Reading (3-0). A study of reading problems from the standpoint of maturation and growth of the pupil, together with the adoption of reading materials to the needs and stages of reading readiness of the child.

EDUC 5310 Educational Statistics (3-0). This course is designed to provide graduate students with the knowledge of the use of statistics as it relates to the organization and interpretation of numerical data when viewing specific populations of study in the school system. This course can be utilized by all graduate programs when looking at data within the field of education.

EDUC 5313 Career Counseling (3-0). This course will study human career development across the life span, historical concepts and foundations, career decision-making processes, career counseling techniques for diverse and multicultural populations, systems of career information, and the application of these to career counseling in school and community settings.

EDUC 5314 Personality and Counseling Theories (3-0). A study of traditional and contemporary theories of personality as they relate to the process and practice of counseling in a pluralistic society.

EDUC 5315 Standardized Assessment Principles (3-0). A course which studies the basic principles of standardizing testing, the planning, implementation and coordination of testing programs

EDUC 5316 The Multicultural Learner (3-0). A course designed to investigate the relationship of various cultures of the U.S. with emphasis on Texas and the Southwest and the implications for education.

EDUC 5317 History and Philosophy of Education (3-0). A survey of the historical development of educational systems and philosophies, with emphasis on the contributions of Western Civilization to American educational thought.

EDUC 5318 Administration of Personnel Services (3-0). A study of student personnel, selection and placement of teachers, and other problems arising from human relations in the public schools.

EDUC 5319 School Law (3-0). A study of general laws applying to all states concerning education; an in-depth study of cases and decisions affecting current education.

EDUC 5324 Advanced Educational Psychology (3-0). An advanced study in the sets of circumstances that are present when human learning occurs including the conditions that govern learning beyond the traditionally studied prototypes of response conditioning and association.

EDUC 5327 Readings and Research. A course taught on an individual basis wherein special topics are studied. Course content varies according to needs of the student.

EDUC 5328 Bilingual Education: Principles and Curriculum (3-0). A survey of the psychology and philosophy of Bilingual Education. Methods and materials used in teaching the bilingual child.  The course will also include the historical and legal aspects of bilingual education.

EDUC 5329 Methodology of Second Language Teaching (3-0). Methods of second language teaching. Emphasis on language acquisition and development.

EDUC 5336 Instructional Leadership (3-0). An investigation of the processes and procedures used to evaluate instructional and administrative personnel in the public schools. Special attention is given to the role of the principal and supervisor in this process. Included in the content are programs of clinical supervision and staff development.

EDUC 5338 Professional Development and Appraisal System (3-0). An investigation of the PDAS Training for appraisers in the Professional Development and Appraisal System (PDAS) instrument developed by the Texas Education Agency. Included in the content are statutory requirements, historical development, domains, criteria indicators, and exceptional quality. Prerequisite: EDUC 5336

EDUC 6303 Counseling Supervision and Consultation(3-0). A study of the theoretical foundations, current issues, and effective practices of counseling supervision and professional consultation with emphasis on legal, ethical, multicultural, gender, age, and lifestyle concerns in the supervisory relationship, as well as the principles of collaborative consultation.  Prerequisite:  Permission of Instructor.

EDUC 6304 Organization and Theory in School Administration (3-0). Current trends, issues and problems in the elementary and secondary schools involving the planning, organizing, administering and evaluating the total school system.

EDUC 6307 School Public Relations (3-0). A course designed to acquaint the school administrator and the teacher with the techniques of dealing with the public in such a way as to give it an intelligent understanding of the aims, the scope, the achievements and the problems of an educational program.

EDUC 6308 Advanced Human Growth and Development (3-0). A study of the life-span human developmental process encompassing physical, social, and emotional theories of development.

EDUC 6309 Human Growth & Development w/Emphasis on Adult Learning Pedagogy (3-0).  A study of of human development from adolescence through adult with learning theory application for different modes of pedagogical delivery.

EDUC 6310 Advanced Early Childhood Curriculum (3-0).  An advanced study of curriculum development ast pertains to early childhood classrooms.

EDUC 6311 Advanced Studies in Early Childhood Language Acquisition & Development (3-0). Advanced studies in language acquisition and development with special emphasis on theories of psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics and their implications for first and second language learning.

EDUC 6312 Advanced Studies in Early Childhood Methods and Classroom Management (3-0). An advanced study of the growth and development of infancy and early childhood with emphasis on developmentally appropriate methods and materials for early literacy development and programs.

EDUC 6313 Teaching Reading in the Content Area (3-0). Development of reading skills in middle, junior high and high school reading and subject area content classes.

EDUC 6314 Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Disabilities (3-0). Symptoms and causes of reading disabilities; methods of diagnosis and remediation reading problems.

EDUC 6315 Curriculum Theory and Development (3-0). A course which examines curriculum theory and development in grades K-12; emphasis on trends, development of curricular unit and courses of study, and on federal, state, and local curricular influences.

EDUC 6316 Seminar In Counseling (3-0) . Various courses which address special issues and topics in counseling.  Students may enroll in more than one Seminar if the topics are different.  Prerequisite:  Permission of Instructor.

EDUC 6317 Organization and Supervision of Reading Programs (3-0). A course designed for organization and administration of regular and corrective reading programs in the public schools. Emphasis is on the integration of reading and writing skills and diagnostic principles and procedures in the classroom instructional program. Intended to assist the school administrator, district supervisor and reading specialist with managing decision making processes effectively.

EDUC 6318 Multiculturalism and Diversity in Counseling (3-0). This course is based on the premises that all counseling is cross-cultural, orccurring in a context influenced by institutionall and societal biases and norms, and is a culture-bound profession. Course content will focus on examining one's own assumptions, values, biases and worldview perspectives; constructing an understanding of the worldview perspectives of culturally different students; clients; and developing culturally appropriate intervention strategies and techniques.

EDUC 6319 Psychopathology (3-0).  This course will investigate abnormal behavior as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.  Prerequisite:  Student must have earned a grade of B or higher in EDUC 5314 and have permission of the instructor.

EDUC 6320 Substance Use, Abuse and Addiciton (3-0).  This course will examine the use, abuse, and addiction of drugs and alcohol in a postmodern multicultural and diverse society.  Emphasis will be placed on the physiological, psychological, and sociological aspects of abuse/addiction, their impact on the individual, family, and community, and evidence-based treatment approaches.

EDUC 6321 Techniques of Counseling I (3-0). An experiential course in professional counseling practice designed to develop communication and conceptualization skills essential to an effective and culturally relevant counseling relationship. Prerequisite: Student must have earned a grade of B or higher in ED 5314.

EDUC 6322 Techniques Of Counseling II (3-0). An advanced experiential course in which students are required to demonstrate proficiency in counseling concepts, skills, and techniques that are sensitive to human diversity, with a major emphasis on students developing insight into their own theoretical orientations. Prerequisite: Student must have earned a grade of B or higher in ED 6321.

EDUC 6323 Marriage and Family Counseling (3-0).  the generali purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the stages of family development, family dynamics, and techniques of marriage and family counseling, family consultation, and parent education.

EDUC 6325 Communications For School Administrators (3-0). An understanding and expertise of educational communications focusing on ethics, persuasion, and logic. Oral, written, and nonverbal communication will be analyzed.

EDUC 6326 Advanced Strategies in Couples and Family counseling (3-0).  the course is designed to assist advanced counseling students in the full integration of theories and skills in relationship counseling and family therapy.  Students will develop professional competence in assessment, treatment planning, and therapeutic interventions for effectively counseling couples and families of multicultural and diverse backgrounds.

EDUC 6327 Marriage, Divorce, and Family Mediation (3-0).  This course provides advanced counseling students with cutting-edge knowledge of the models and methods of mediation.  Emphasis is placed on the strategies and skills necessary for counselors to competently provide professional mediation assistance to families and couples, as well as the evaluative, transformative, and therapeutic practices employed before, during and after relationship dissolution and divorce.

EDUC 6328 Methodology in Reading/Language Arts in Bilingual Education (3-0). A study of methods and materials for teaching Spanish language skills for bilingual students. Special emphasis on the integration of reading and writing skills and diagnostic principles and procedures in the classroom instructional programs. Fifty percent of the class may be taught in Spanish.

EDUC 6329 Methodology in Content Area Instruction in Bilingual Education (3-0). Methods and techniques of presenting science, social studies, and mathematics including organization for Spanish instruction as well as a survey of media and materials for use in bilingual classroom will be included. Fifty percent of the class may be taught in Spanish.

EDUC 6330 Play Therapy (3-0). This course will develop knowledge and skills to enhance the counseling relationship with diverse clients of all ages by utilizing play media to facilitate expression, self-understanding, catharsis, and personal growth and development. The basic theories and applications of play-related and action-based approaches will be explored, with special emphasis on the counselor's own unique contribution to the therapeutic relationship and the emotional needs of the client.

EDUC 6331 Advanced Strategies in Play Therapy (3-0).  This course is designed to provide counselors with advanced knowledge and skill in a wide rande of nonverbal approaches for working effectively with diverse and multicutural clients of all ages.  Emphasis is on the history, theories, techniques, and applications of play therapy, action-oriented counseling and the thrapeutic use of the expressive arts.

EDUC 6332  Consultation for Professional School Counselors (3-0).  This course examines theory and methods of consultation as a student-centered process for counselors to collaborate with colleagues, administrators, teachers, parents, and community agencies.  Content includes the state model, certificaton exam, ethical/leagal issues and effective skills for consulting in schools that serve multicultural and divers populations.

EDUC 6333 Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Counseling (3-0). This course will examine legal, ethical and professional standards and issues affecting the practice of professional counseling in schools, community agencies, and private practices in the multicultural and diverse society of the twenty-first century. Ethical standards will be discussed from an historical and practice perspective, as well as legal issues that affect and/or conflict with the professional practice fo counseling. Ethical decision-making models will be examined, and professional issues distinctive to the specific practice settings of counseling will be presented.

EDUC 6334 Natural Science for the Secondary Classroom Teacher (3-0). This course is designed to provide graduate students with the advanced knowlegde and techniques when teaching the student in the public school. The class is an online course which provides laboratory, field and classroom management techniques to ensure safety of students and the ethical care and treatment of organisms and specimens. Process of scientific inquiry and its role in science instruction and the nature of science and processes that are common in all science are emphasized. This course can be utilized by graduate education students seeking electives in education and specializes in giving credit to the student seeking a general master's degree.

EDUC 6335 Integrated Physics and Chemistry for Secondary Teacher (3-0). This course is designed to provide the graduate student with the advanced knowledge and techniques to successfully teach physics and chemistry to the student in the public schools. The class is an online course which provides a vast understanding of the components of physics and chemistry to advance techniques for success in the classroom. This course can be utilized by graduate education students seeking electives in education and specializes in giving credit to the student seeking a general master's degree.

EDUC 6336 Biology I for Secondary Teacher (3-0). This course is designed to provide the graduate student with the advanced knowledge and techniques to successfully teach Biology I to the student in the public school. The class is an online course which provides a vast understanding of the components of basic Biology to advance techniques for success in the class room. This course can be utilized by graduate education students seeking electives in education and specializes in giving credit to the student seeking a general master's degree.

EDUC 6337 Biology II for Secondary Teacher (3-0). This course is designed to provide the graduate student with the advanced knowledge and techniques to successfully teach Biology II to the student in the public school. The clas is an online course which provides a vast understanding of the components ofbasic Biology to advance techniques for success in the class room. This course can be utilized by graduate education students seeking electives in education and specializes in giving credit to the student seeking a general master's degree.

EDUC 6338 Techniques for Earth Science for the Secondary Teacher (3-0). This course is designed to provide the graduate student with the advanced knowledge and techniques to successfully teach Geology, Meteorology, Oceanography and Astronomy to the student in public school. This class is an online course with provides a vast understanding of the components of advanced Earth Science to enhance techniques for success in the classroom. This course can be utilized by graduate education students seeking electives in education and specializes in giving credit to the student seeking a general master's degree.

EDUC 6340  Bilingual and Bicultural Counseling Strategies (3-0).  This course offers a comprehensive and in-depth examination of current theories, research, and strategies in bilingual and bicultural counseling with clients of all ages.  Bilingual and bicultural individuals can effectively employ two different languages and successfully navigate in two different cultures.  Subsequently, language choice and cultural relevance are therapeutic strategies effectively employed by bilingual and monolingual counselors.

EDUC 6342  Counseling for Crisis, Trauma & Disaster (3-0).  This course prepares counselors to respond effectively in critical situations of crises, trauma, and disaster.  Students learn crisis assessment, diagnoses, post-traumatice patterns, intervention skills, managment, and cultural, ethical, and legal considerations for working with diverse and multicultural populations in community and governmental agencies, schools, hospitals and private practice.

EDUC 6344  Mindfulness-Based Approaches to Counseling (3-0).  This course explores mental helath, wellness, counseling, and cutting-edge neuroscience through the lens of mindfulness-based counseling paradigms.  Emphasis is placed on students developing knowledge and skills in the applications of mindfulness-based theories and strategies in the counseling process.

EDUC 6346  Counseling At-Risk Youth (3-0).  This course explores theory and practice related to counseling at-risk youth including the soical, multicultural, ethical, and legal issues associated with school failure and drop-out, teen pregnancy and sexuality, substance abuse, violence and criminal behavior.  Emphases are on skill development, prevention strategies and social justice factors.

EDUC 6350  Counseling counseling and Neurosciences (3-0).  This course provides students with an understanding of the relationships between neurological processes and counseling.  With emphases on counseling diverse populations, course topics include neurological processes associated with perceptions, cognitions, emotions, behaviors, neuroplasticity, neurogenesis, and psychoactice pharmacological agents used in mental health treatment.

EDUC 6352  Community Treatment Planning and Mental Health Advocacy (3-0).  This course provided an in-depth overview of the multidimensional community mental health systems, with perspective on the administrative, organizational, socio-cultural, advocacy and clinical aspects of policy formation, managed care, case-management, legal paradigms and trends in mental health services delivery.

EDUC 6360  Assessment and Counseling of the Older Adult (3-0).  This course offers counselors a comprehensive perspective of the aging process.  Common life experiences and transitions in later life create specific individual, marraiage and family needs which require unique treatment approaches.  Special emphasis is placed on assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment planning and implementation, and geronotological counseling strategies.

EDUC 6362  Death, Dying, & Bereavement Counseling (3-0).  This course explores the theories and conceptual frameworks for working with death, dying, and bereavement.  Students will increase their own affective development and sensitivity in working with clients who are struggling with issues of death, loss, and grief, and they will identify, clarify, and understand their own personal assumptions, biases, attitudes, and reactions.

EDUC 6364  Counseling and Human Sexuality (3-0).  This course provides counselors with the knowledge and skills for effectively working with clients of diverse backgrounds on issues related to human sexuality.  Physical, psychological and cultural aspects of sexuality will be explored with emphasis on enhancing mindful counselor self-awareness.

EDUC 6366  Counseling and Sprituality (3-0).   This course will provide counselors with an exploration of theories and techniques appropriate for intergrating spirituality into the counseling process.  Spirituality and the search for meaning are central elements of the human experience, and they are considered important components of mental health and wellness.  Students will learn to assess a client's spiritual domain and develop teatment plans and counseling interventions based on various models of spiritual development.

EDUC 7302 Management of Counseling Programs(3-0) . An examination of the mission, philosophy, and function of counseling programs in schools systems with emphasis on program organization, administration, needs assessment, evaluation, legal and ethical issues, creating community coalitions and outreach, training support staff, and adopting and adapting culturally relevant prevention and intervention programs.  Prerequisite:  The grade of B or higher in EDUC 5314 and have instructors permission.

EDUC 7305 Workshop in Education (3-0). A special topics course in which the course content varies according to the instructor's course design. May be repeated two times when the course content varies.

EDUC 7306 School Finance (3-0). Consideration of problems relating to public school finance; guiding principles of finance; operational finance; trends; and needs in state and federal participation and support in school finance.

EDUC 7307 Advanced Seminar in Administration (3-0). A course designed especially for elementary and secondary principals and superintendents preparing for public school administration; emphasis on decision-making modes and leadership change strategies.

EDUC 7309 State and Federal Programs in the Public Schools (3-0). A study of federal and state programs currently being used in public schools.

EDUC 7310 Public School Buildings (3-0). A study of past and present building architecture with a special emphasis on building types.

EDUC 7311 Superintendent Internship (3-0). A course which provides the student with a minimum of 100 clock hours of reality experiences in the superintendency in a T.E.A. accredited public, private, or parochial school; students work with a superintendent, assistant superintendent or business manager in the conduct of everyday central office administrative duties. Prerequisite: must have completed the Principal Certification program.  Instructor approval only.

EDUC 7312 Practicum in Reading (3-0). A problems course which provides internship experiences for students seeking the reading specialist certificate. Prerequisite: completion of a minimum of 15 of the 24 s.c.h. required for reading specialist certification, including EDUC 5308, EDUC 6313, and EDUC 6314.  Instructor approval only.

EDUC 7313 Administration Internship (3-0). A course which proves reality experiences in the principalship in a T.E.A. accredited public, private, or parochial school; students spend a minimum of 100 clock hours working with a principal and/or assistant principal in the conduct of everyday administrative duties. Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 24 s.c.h. of administration coursework.  Instructor approval only.

EDUC 7314 Internship in Instructional Leadership (3-0).  A course which provides reality experiences in supervision in a T.E.A. accredited public, private, or parochial school; students spend a minimum of 90 clock hours working with a principal, assistant principal, or supervisor in the conduct of everday superviosry duties.  Prerequisite:  completetion of minimum of 18 s.c.h. of supervised coursework.  Instructor approval only.

EDUC 7315 Group Counseling (3-0).   This course will provide students with an experiential and interative opportunity to develop awareness and competence in counseling diverse groups of individuals through exploration of group dynamics, processes, and therapeutic interventions.  Prerequisite:  Student must have arned a brade of B or higher in EDUC 5314.

EDUC 7316 Practicum in Counseling (3-0).  This fieldwork experience will provide students with supervised practice in counseling in university-affiliated services and community settings.  Practicum students are supervised by university faculty as well as site-based supervisors.  Students must accumulate 160 total clock hours of counseling experience, with at least 100 hours of direct face-to-face counseling contact.  Students are required to maintain continuous erollment until all requirements are met.  

EDUC 7317 Internship in counseling (3-0).   This fieldwork experience provides advanced students with supervised practice in counseling in school, institution, and/or agency settings with clinical supervision by university instructors and site-based supervisors.  Interns must accumulate 160 toal clock hours of counseling expereience with at least 100 hours of direct face-to-face counseling contact.  Students are required to maintain continous enrollment until all requirements are met.