Graduate Courses in Education

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 5307 Graduate Research (3-0). A course designed to broaden the perspectives of graduate students and to introduce them to the techniques of research.

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. Prerequisite: EDUC 4308

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 5312 Advanced Survey, Exceptional Children (3-0) A survey of exceptional children involving categorical identification, advocacy litigation, legislation at the national and state levels, and state guidelines, abnormalities and behavior disorders which negatively affect learning.

EDUC 5313 Career Counseling (3-0). A study of 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; the use of test data in educational decision-making.

EDUC 5316 The Multicultural Learner (3-0). A course designed to investigate the relationship of various cultures of 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 5320 Teaching Students with Mild Disabilities (3-0). An advanced study of ways to assess and remediate learning problems in academic areas with emphasis on reading, language arts, mathematics, functional academics, and information gathering skills. Also, assistive and adaptive technology solutions to learning problems will be examined. Prerequisite: EDUC 5312 or permission of the instructor

EDUC 5321 Appraisal of Educational Disabilities I: Practicum. Required for educational diagnostician certification. Students will administer, score, and interpret major academic achievement tests used to identify educational disabilities, and to develop instructional strategies. Factors involved in multicultural assessment will be addressed. Prerequisite: EDUC 5312 or permission of instructor.

EDUC 5322 Behavior Management (3-0). Strategies designedto affect behavioral change in students with unique problems; includes management techniques, parent communication, and utilization of ancillary professional personnel. Prerequisite: EDUC 5312 or permission of instructor

EDUC 5323 Appraisal of Educational Disabilities II: Practicum (3-0) Students will identify and employ appropriate instruments to assess infants/young children and family needs. In addition, students will identify and employ appropriate instruments to assess transition/vocational needs of teenagers/young adults with disabilities. Also, students will develop and administer authentic/curriculum based assessment devices in order to determine appropriate IEP goals. Prerequisite: EDUC 5312 or permission of instructor.

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 5325 Teaching Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities (3-0) Students will examine functional academic, social/emotional, language, motor, pre-vocational/vocational, communication and daily living skill needs of children evidencing moderate/severe learning problems and/or evidencing significant physical/health problems. Students will design functional curricula and develop effective instructional strategies. Technology adaptations and accommodations and as well as integration in inclusive settings will be reviewed. Prerequisite: EDUC 5312 or permission of instructor.

EDUC 5326 Emotional/Behavior Disorder (3-0) An in depth examination of educational procedures for teaching students with emotional/behavioral disabilities is undertaken. An emphasis is placed on characteristics, assessment, and instructional strategies for teachers to use when instructing students who exhibit emotional/behavior problems. Prerequisite: EDUC 5312 or permission of instructor.

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.

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 5340 Law for Special Populations (3-0) An examination of the laws, and litigation impacting special education students, families and educators. Emphasis is placed on types, origins, and needs of special programs, understanding Section 504 students, The Americans with Disabilities Act, Title I (Chapter I) students, and special education purposes. Prerequisite: EDUC 5312 or permission of instructor

EDUC 5342 Technology in Special Education (3-0) A review of technological devices, adaptation of computer input and output processes, and software designed specifically for exceptional students. Prerequisite: EDUC 5312 or permission of instructor.

EDUC 5350 Family/Professional Collaboration (3-0) rovides professionals with an in-depth understanding of concepts, strategies, and issues that surround working with families and other collaborative partners of students who experience disabilities. The course presents concepts and strategies necessary to prepare candidates for effective collaborative partnerships including family-professional interactions. Field experience required. Prerequisite: EDUC 5312 or permission of instructor

EDUC 6303 Counseling Supervision and Consultation(3-0). Astudy 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.

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 6310 Advanced Kindergarten Techniques and Materials (3-0). A course in advanced methodology peculiar to the development of kindergarten techniques and materials.

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 Education (3-0). An advanced study of the growth and development of infancy and early childhood with detailed case studies of a kindergarten child.

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 diagnosing and remediating reading problems. Prerequisite: EDUC 5308

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 and psychotherapy, regularly including Marriage and Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Counseling with Older Adults, and Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling. Students may enroll in more than one Seminar if the topics are different.

EDUC 6317 Organization and Supervision of Reading Programs (3-0). A course designed for organizartion 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. Prerequisite: Student must earn a grade of B or better and/or permission of instructor.

EDUC 6319 Psychopathology (3-0). A study of abnormal behavior as defined by the DSM-IV including dual diagnosis drug addiction and mental disorders requiring either hospitalization or intensive clinical treatment.

EDUC 6320 Chemical Dependency Counseling (3-0). This course addresses prevention and treatment issues involved in chemical abuse and addictions for persons working in schools, community agencies, and criminal justice facilities.

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 inED 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 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 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. 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. 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 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 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 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 7302 Management of Counseling Programs(3-0) . An examination of the mission, philosophy, and function of counseling programs in schools, universities, and community agencies, 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.

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. 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 mid-management certification program.

EDUC 7312 Practicum in Reading. 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.

EDUC 7313 Administration Internship. 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 18 s.c.h. of administration coursework.

EDUC 7314 Internship in Instructional Leadership. 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 everyday supervisory duties. Prerequisite: completion of a minimum of 18 s.c.h. of supervisor coursework.

EDUC 7315 Group Counseling (3-0). An experiential course in which students develop competence in counseling diverse groups of individuals through exploration of group dynamics, processes, and therapeutic interventions. Prerequisite: Student must have earned a grade of B or higher in ED 5314.

EDUC 7316 Practicum in Counseling. A course which provides field experiences in appropriate school or agency settings. Students spend a minimum of 150 clock hours of approved activities under supervision for each registration of the course. Approved internship settings may include: schools, colleges, special education, substance abuse, mental health, career development settings. May be taken twice. Prerequisite: EDUC 6322, completion of a minimum of 30 s.c.h. of required counseling courses, and approval of advisor. Students must show proof of professional liability insurance prior to registration.

EDUC 7318 Practicum/Internship in Special Education (3-0). A course which provides field experience in special education in a T.E.A. accredited public, private, or parochial school; students spend a minimum of 90 clock hours under supervision of school and university faculty. Prerequisite: Completion of 24 hours of special education coursework.