Courses
MASTER OF EDUCATION

COUNSELING (COUN)
COUN 6123-6623 Seminar in Counselor Education
Seminar on current issues and trends in professional counseling and guidance. Same as PSYC 6123-6323.
Offered: Summer.

COUN 6325 Vocational and Aptitude Assessment
Assessment of individuals and groups through interpretation of achievement, aptitude, interests, values and self-esteem measures with attention to cultural differences and norming practices. Includes critical analysis of representative tests. Same as PSYC 6325.
Fee: $50.
Offered: Spring or Trimester II.

COUN 6351Guidance and Counseling Services
Philosophy, objectives and programs for guidance and counseling services in educational settings. Role of counselor, current issues and problems and referral sources. Includes a copy of the Comprehensive Guidance Program for Texas Public Schools.
Offered: Fall or Trimester I

COUN 6353 Career Resource and Technology
Introduction to resources, materials and information available for occupational opportunities, training, interviewing skills and resume writing. Covers computer assisted career guidance system and web based resources. Labor market information will be utilized. Emphasis
will be on developing a career resource center. Same as PSYC 6353.

COUN 6358 Life Planning and Career Development
Same as PSYC 6358.
Fee: $50.
Offered: Fall, Summer

COUN 6359 Applied Learning and Development
Overview of the theoretical foundations of educational psychology; student characteristics and diversity; basic principles of human learning and motivation to include: perception, memory, problem-solving, transfer, cognitive development and group processes. Application of basic psychological principles in educational and clinical settings. Same as EDUC 6359 & PSYC 6359.
Offered: Trimester II, Trimester III and Summer.

COUN 6385 Professional Internship: School Counselor
One-year experience where the student is employed as a School Counselor and jointly supervised by the University and an accredited school. Course requires documentation of at least 50 percent time on the job spent as a partner teacher in the direct instruction/guidance
of large groups, small groups and individual students utilizing effective classroom management and counseling techniques. Lesson plans will be aligned to the appropriate TEKS. May be repeated once for credit.
Fee: $30.
Offered: Fall and Spring

COUN 7333 Psychopathology: Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Same as PSYC 7333
Offered: Spring.

COUN 7351 Life Span Developmental Psychology
Same as PSYC 7351.
Offered: Fall

COUN 8301Group and Family Processes
Same as PSYC 8301.
Offered: Spring, Summer

COUN 8302 Counseling Theories: Methods and Techniques
Same as PSYC 8302.
Offered: Fall.

COUN 8303 Professional Practice: Skills and Issues
Same as PSYC 8303.
Offered: Spring, Summer.

COUN 8352 Pre-Practicum Counseling Laboratory: Basic Interviewing Skills
Same as PSYC 8352
Offered: Spring.

COUN 8355 Child and Adolescent Counseling
Same as PSYC 8355.
Offered: Fall, Summer.

COUN 8356 Normal Family Processes Across Cultures
Same as PSYC 8356.
Fee: $15.
Offered: Spring, Summer.

COUN 8380 Practicum: School Counseling I
Supervised experience in practical application and integration of principles and techniques of counseling in a selected educational setting; seminar to supplement and evaluate field experience. Requires a minimum of 125 direct service hours and 225 total hours.
Prerequisites: 18 semester hours in graduate psychology including COUN 8302, COUN 8352 and COUN 6351.
Fee: $20.
Offered: Fall, Spring.

COUN 8381Practicum: School Counseling II
Continuation of COUN 8380. Students must demonstrate competence with elementary, middle school and high school students or with individuals served by a community agency or a career
resource center. Requires a minimum of 125 direct service hours and
225 total hours.
Prerequisite: COUN 8380.
Fee: $20.
Offered: Fall, Spring.

Education (EDUC)
EDUC 4341G General Linguistic Theory
Same as CDIS 4383G and ENGL 5383G.
Offered: Fall.

EDUC 4345G Reading in the Schools
A consideration of various theories of teaching reading as a critical examination of related materials, texts and curriculum guides. Resources for dyslexia and other reading disorders. Five clock hours of field experience in a local school reading program.
Fee: $5.
Offered: Trimester I.

EDUC 4367G Organizing School Programs: Early Childhood
Identification and development of organizational plans for classroom management, physical facilities, equipment and materials; methods and procedures for recording the development of children with emphasis on inclusive settings; ways to communicate and work with parents. Same as SPED 4367G.
Prerequisite: EDUC 6317
Offered: Fall, Spring.

EDUC 5105G-5605G Selected Topic in Teacher Education
In-depth study of specialized topic chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

EDUC 5301G Introduction to the TExES EC-4th Generalist: Content,
Theory and Application Survey of theories and pertinent information in child development
and related educational application to the content areas: language arts, science, math, social studies, fine arts and physical education. Direct practice and preparation for the TExES EC-4th Generalist examination is provided.
Offered: Fall, Spring.

EDUC 5354G Instructional Media
Same as LIBS 5351G.
Offered: Trimester I

EDUC 5370G Methods of Teaching Math and Science
Application of different pedagogical approaches in schools including effective instructional strategies, content standards and best practices in math and science; to teach for student
understanding integrating technology, the TEKS and TAKS.
Fee: $40.
Offered: Fall, Spring.

EDUC 6106-6606 Selected Topics in Education
In-depth study of specialized topic chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

EDUC 6300 Education Technology Foundations
An overview of topics in the area of educational technology. Topics include terminology, applications, hardware systems, social issues, ethical issues and historical trends.
Offered: Trimester I.

EDUC 6303 Technology Applications in Education
A study of technology applications for teachers, covering such topics as education technology concepts, ethical strategies and analysis of various technology tools. Prepares teachers for effective use of technology in classroom problem-solving, communication, planning, organizing and evaluation.
Fee: $20.
Offered: Fall, Spring

EDUC 6304 Multicultural Foundations of Education
Specific effects of multicultural environments on student learning to include considerations of variations in beliefs, traditions and values across cultures. Cultural, linguistic diversity and exceptional learners’ specific needs are reviewed in relation to cultural milieu; to include the child, the family, assessment, effective communication and collaborative procedures and their relation to the total educational program.
Offered: Fall, Trimester III, Distance Learning offered Trimester I.

EDUC 6305 Curriculum Development in Multicultural Educational Settings
Definitions, theories, characteristics of curriculum which guide professionals in preparing curricula; processes of curricular change. Particular emphasis on class, race and gender issues involved in the development and change of curriculum.
Offered: Trimester I, Trimester II, Trimester III.

EDUC 6309 Seminar in Math, Science and Technology
Seminar on current issues and trends in math, science and technology learning and teaching.

EDUC 6311 Research Methods and Procedures
Study of statistics, analysis of research design and methodology, use of library resources and evaluation of current literature; completion of a research project required. Must be taken during first nine semester hours of program. Same as SPED 7385
Offered: Fall, Spring, Trimester III, Distance Learning offered Trimester II

EDUC 6317 Advanced Early Childhood Growth and Development
An in-depth study of theories in child development. Includes: 1) normal and exceptional intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of the child from prenatal period; 2) application of these theories to naturalistic settings; 3) effects of varying environmental and cultural backgrounds; 4) observations of child development in various settings.
Fee: $10.
Offered: Trimester I.

EDUC 6318 Curriculum and Instruction: Early Childhood
Procedures and materials employed in early childhood programs, including atypical populations, development of skills necessary for motor perceptual, cognitive and social emotional development utilizing play; observations and experiences with young children with
emphasis on inclusive settings.
Prerequisite: EDUC 6317.
Offered: Fall, Spring.

EDUC 6319-6619 Thesis
Prerequisites: EDUC 6311, approval of topic, consent of thesis director.

EDUC 6321-6621Seminar in School Administration
Administrative problems studied in specific school situations; development of individual capabilities in resolving persistent problems.

EDUC 6322 Seminar in Supervision
Special topics and issues related to needs of individual students specializing in professional supervision.

EDUC 6344 Critical Issues in Reading Assessment and Interventions
Examines issues critical to meeting needs of students with reading difficulties, including assessment of strengths and weaknesses and development of interventions based on assessment data. Interventions will be developed from current research that establishes best practices.
Fee: $10.
Offered: Spring.

EDUC 6345 Assessment and Evaluation: Students with Exceptionalities
Same as SPED 6345 and PSYC 6345.
Fee: $25.

EDUC 6346 Classroom Assessment
Measurement and evaluation in the cognitive and affective domains with emphasis on evaluation in the classroom, test analysis and construction; unobtrusive measurement.
Offered: Summer, Distance Learning offered Trimester III.

EDUC 6348 Curriculum and Instruction in Reading
An examination of the current theories of reading, supporting research and relationships to current reading methods of instruction and curriculum designs. Technological based materials will be evaluated, along with their use as a method of instruction. Credit may not be earned for this course and EDUC 4345G.
Offered: Summer.

EDUC 6349 Assessment Practices for the Multicultural Classroom
Measurement and evaluation in the cognitive and affective domains; test analysis and construction; rubrics. Emphasis on different theoretical models of teaching and assessment and their application in the classroom. A broad range of models of teaching/assessment issues is discussed with attention to social, cultural and gender differences as factors important for effective classroom instruction and assessment.
Prerequisite: EDUC 6305.
Offered: Trimester II, Trimester III.

EDUC 6359 Applied Learning and Development
Overview of the theoretical foundations of educational psychology; student characteristics and diversity; basic principles of human learning and motivation to include: perception, memory, problem-solving, transfer, cognitive development and group processes. Application of basic psychological principles in educational and clinical settings. Same as COUN 6359 & PSYC 6359.
Offered: Trimester II, Trimester III and Summer.

EDUC 6361Instructional Techniques for Content Areas: Bilingual
Techniques for teaching mathematics, science and social studies in Spanish including technical vocabulary building in Spanish, classroom management and conceptual development in content areas.
Fee: $10.
Offered: Spring.

EDUC 6363 Reading and Language Arts: Bilingual
Diagnosis of language and reading abilities of the student in English and Spanish; prescribing and development of appropriate learning activities based upon diagnosis; field experience in local bilingual/bicultural reading and language arts programs.
Offered: Spring.

EDUC 6364 Advanced English as a Second Language Methodology
Current philosophies and approaches to second language acquisition and instruction; socio-cultural influences; utilization of various techniques from mimicry-memorization to creative expression in teaching of English as a second language. Credit may not be earned for this course and EDUC 4364 or ENGL 5386/ 5386G.
Offered: Fall.

EDUC 6368 Organizing the Classroom to Accommodate Diversity
Comprehensive study of research based classroom management principles. Seminar format is used to facilitate development and evaluation of classroom management skills that will enhance learning and foster students’ personal growth. A broad range of techniques is presented with attention to social, cultural and gender differences as factors important to effective classroom management.
Prerequisite: EDUC 6305.
Offered: Trimester I, Trimester III.

EDUC 6369 Clinical Practice in Reading
Supervised practice with students with reading problems in a clinical setting. The experience will include reading diagnosis; development and implementation of interventions. Data will be
gathered and case studies written.
Fee: $25.
Offered: Summer.

EDUC 6371 Curriculum Development
Definitions, theories and characteristics of curriculum which guide professionals in preparation of curricula and processes of curricular change.
Offered: Spring, Summer, Distance Learning Course Trimester I.

EDUC 6372 Leadership in Instructional Technology
The role of the school leaders in communication, collaboration, mentoring, coaching and consulting as related to technology in instruction.
Offered: Distance Learning Course Trimester I.
Fee: $10.

EDUC 6374 Diagnosis and Remedial Reading
Techniques and devices for the discovery of learning difficulties and handicaps and the formulation of remedial programs and procedures in the light of diagnosis.
Offered: Trimester II.

EDUC 6375 Content Area Reading in the Secondary School
Course is designed to teach detailed and practical explanations for reading and study strategies needed by students to acquire and use new information. Techniques for teaching these strategies in a broad range of disciplines, as well as ways to help students become
more effective readers of content materials. Assessment procedures are also included.
Offered: Fall, Trimester II.

EDUC 6376 Designing Professional Development Teachers
Critical examination of convergent research for application in the school environment. Identification of professional development needs and development of adult learning situation to promote positive change.
Offered: Distance Learning Course Trimester II.

EDUC 6377 Teaching Educational Technology
Methodology for instruction in educational technology. Topics include methods for teaching information processing, evaluation techniques, how to teach diverse populations information processing, automated management, keyboarding instruction and computer lab management.
Offered: Tri III, Distance Learning Course Trimester II.

EDUC 6379 Advanced Educational Technology
A study of emergent technology-based delivery and management of instruction. Topics include computer managed instruction, expert systems in instruction, artificial intelligence in instruction, authoring systems, virtual reality and a survey of other promising technologybased systems.
Prerequisite: EDUC 6300 or consent of instructor.
Offered: Distance Learning Course Trimester II.

EDUC 6381School Administration
Behavioral science concepts and principles of computer-age management and educational leadership for a multicultural society; focus on individual administrator’s attitudes, motivation, perception and skills.
Offered: Spring, Summer of odd-numbered years.

EDUC 6382, 6682 Internship: Middle Management
Knowledge, skills and experiences at the performance level under joint guidance and direction of school administration officials and education administration teaching staff; experiences with all administrative jobs and positions except that of superintendent.
Offered: Fall, Spring.

EDUC 6383 Business Administration of Public Schools
Principles of finance and organization of business management functions in public schools, including internal structure, use of computers, budgeting, accounting, purchasing, control of supplies, taxation, bonds, school construction, building maintenance and operation, transportation, food services, legal relationships, insurance, funding of special projects, and local, state and federal relationships.
Offered: Fall, Summer of even-numbered years.

EDUC 6384 School Law
Legal bases for organizing and conducting public and private school systems; statutes and court decisions affecting educational functions.
Offered: Spring.

EDUC 6386, 6387 Internship I, II: Elementary
Elementary teaching experience where the student is employed as a teacher of record and jointly supervised by the University and an accredited school. Attendance at internship seminars is required during first semester of teaching. Pass/Fail.
Offered: Trimester I, Trimester II.
Fee: $30.

EDUC 6388, 6389 Internship I, II: Secondary
Secondary teaching experience where the student is employed as a teacher of record and jointly supervised by the University and an accredited school. Attendance at internship seminars is required during first semester of teaching. Pass/Fail.
Offered: Trimester I, Trimester II.
Fee: $30.

EDUC 6391School Supervision
Scope, procedures and processes, organization and administration, and planning of supervision; application of principles of supervision to the teaching-learning situation in a multicultural community.
Offered: Fall.

EDUC 6395 Telecommunications for Instructional Purposes
A study of the use of telecommunications technologies for teaching and learning. Topics include the internet, tele-class teaching and multi-technology distance learning systems.
Offered: Trimester III, Distance Learning Course Trimester III.

EDUC 7382 The Principalship
Organizational and administrative structure of elementary, middle and secondary schools, including special reading, special education, vocational education, bilingual and multicultural education, federal programs. Includes needs assessments, appropriate personnel and program evaluative criteria, personnel selection and use of computers in classrooms and offices.
Offered: Fall, Summer of odd-numbered years.

EDUC 7392 School Supervision: Elementary, Middle and Secondary
Initiation and management of change; use of consultants in promoting the educational program, supervisory techniques, e.g., interaction analysis, targets for improvement, videotape usage and analysis of teaching; supervisory relationships; organizing a progressive supervisory program.

EDUC 8303 The Superintendency
Administrative problems studied in specific situations involving decision-making at the superintendent level; development of individual capabilities in approaching higher level decision processes for individuals and management teams.

EDUC 8312-8612 Internship for Superintendents
The internship for superintendents is on a cooperative basis with school districts. The internship will provide knowledge, skills, and experiences under the joint guidance of a district superintendent and the educational administrative professor with the superintendent specialty. This is a semester program of guided administrative experiences at the superintendent’s level.

EDUC 8314 School-Community Interaction
The student shall be able to describe a plan for improving the school’s relationship to the community it serves and to whose control it must respond, demonstrate skills in effective twoway communication and the rapport of mutual acceptance, use techniques to effect changes in the attitudes of school personnel toward parent and community relationships and involvement, and application of community resources.

EDUC 8315 The Superintendent of Schools, the Administrative Team and Personnel Management
Competencies in the following areas shall be acquired: organizational planning, administrative communication, selection and evaluation of personnel, and functions of regulatory groups on a
local, state and national level.

EDUC 8316 Advanced School Business Administration
The student shall be able to understand, evaluate, select and implement the most advanced current business concepts and practices available in today’s technology of school business
operations.

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