5000 Level Graduate Courses in Education


5302 The Principalship (3-0)
A course designed especially for elementary and secondary school principals in which the role, scope and function of the principalship is thoroughly studied. Must be taken within the first 12 semester credit hours. 

5305 Technology in the Educational Setting (3-0)
This course will focus upon technology for content-area instruction, instructional software, multimedia presentations, telecommunications, data organization and student projects. Issues regarding equity, copyright law and fair use will be included.

5306 Assessment of Individual Intelligence (3-0)
Required for educational diagnostician certification. Students will administer, score and interpret major assessment instruments used to determine eligibility and services provided through special education. Legal requirements and ethical practices will be stressed. Prerequisite: Instructor's approval.

5307 Graduate Research (3-0)
A course designed to broaden the perspectives of graduate students and to introduce them to the techniques of research and the various fields of graduate work offered on this campus. Must be completed in first 12 sch.

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

5310 Organization and Structure of the Public School Curriculum (3-0)
A course designed for post-baccalaureate students pursuing teacher certification. Emphasis will be upon developmentally appropriate curriculum design, qualitative and quantitative evaluation and classroom organization.

5311 Improvement of Instruction in the Public School (3-0)
A course designed for post-baccalaureate students pursuing teacher certification. Emphasis will be upon learner-centered practices in specific academic areas and effective teaching behaviors for diverse learners.

5312 Advanced Survey, Exceptional Children (3-0)
A survey of exceptional children involving categorical identification, terminology, advocacy litigation, legislation at the national and state levels, and state guidelines, involving special populations.

5313 Career Development and Life Planning (3-0)
A study of career development theory; systems of career awareness, exploration, preparation and growth and their application to career counseling, career guidance, career decision making, life planning and career education.  Prerequisite: ED 7302.

5314 Personality and Counseling Theory (3-0)
A study of human personality dynamics as related to counseling theory and practice, emphasis on modern humanistic and phenomenological theories as they apply to counseling and developmental guidance.

5315 Assessment in Counseling (3-0)
An introduction to testing and assessment for use in counseling individuals and groups, including: basic psychometric theories and approaches to appraisal; psychometric statistics; factors influencing appraisals, data and information gathering; and use of appraisal results in the helping process. Also addresses test selection, test administration, and the dynamics of test interpretation.

5316 Diversity and Public Education (3-0)
A study of theory, research and methodology relative to the needs of multicultural and special student populations.

5317 History and Philosophy of Education (3-0)
A survey of the historical development of educational systems and philosophies with emphasis on the contrubitions of eastern civilization to American educational thought.

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

5320 Advanced Methodology for Exceptional Children (3-0)
An advanced study of ways to organize, modify and supplement the traditional curriculum, to provide appropriate learning activities and to evaluate progress on an individual basis for the exceptional student.

5321 Foundations of Special Education Law (3-0)
A course designed to provide an understanding of the laws governing the area of special education, focusing on current law such as IDEA, Section 504, and ADA, as well as the legal aspects of the development and implementation of IEPs and IFSPs. Previous cases effecting special education will be examined.

5322 Behavior Management (3-0)
Strategies designed to affect behavioral change in students with unique problems; includes management techniques, parent communication and utilization of ancillary professional personnel.

5323 Appraisal of Educational Disabilities (3-0)
Required for educational diagnostician certification. Students will administer, score and interpret major academic achievement tests uses to identify educational disabilities and design appropriate instruction and services. Students will examine current trends in programs designied for early identification and invervention of possible educational disabilities. Factors involved in multicultural assessment will be addressed. Prerequisite: Instructor's approval.

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.

5325 Advanced Educational Remediation (3-0)
An advanced study of ways to design and implement instructional intervention for the remediation, compensation or adjustment to the exceptional learner's deficiency in order to design and implement individualized instruction programs. Additional focus on functional assessment of behavior and academic performance in order to develop positive behavioral supports as well as intervention plans.

5327 Readings and Research (3-0)
A course taught on an individual basis wherein special topics are studied. Course content varies according to needs of the student. Prerequisite: Approval of advisor and instructor.

5330 Introduction to School Administration (3-0)
An overview of school administration which includes roles, functions and duties of those who administer and supervise in the schools. Policy development, planning, goal setting, program evaluation and accreditation standards are also included. Must be taken in the first 12 semester credit hours.

5336 Leadership and Evaluation of Instruction (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. Included in the content are programs of clinical supervision and staff development. Prerequisite: Approval of advisor.

5338 Professional Development Appraisal System (3-0)
An investigation of the PDAS training for appraisers in the Professional Development Appraisal System developed by the Texas Education Agency. Included are statutory requirements, historical development, domains, criteria, indicators, exception quality and holistic expectations. Prerequisite: ED 5336.

5339 Administration of Year-Round Schools (3-0)
An investigation of the year-round education concept from an administrative perspective. Study will include the educational philosophy, curriculum, benefits, difficulties, constraints, finances, personnel issues and community issues. Various year-round plans will be examined. On-site visits will be made to year-round schools in the area. Prerequisite: approval of advisor.

5350 Nature of Gifted and Talented Students (3-0)
Introduction to the intellectual, social and emotional characteristics of gifted and talented individuals with emphasis on educational needs. Includes varied concepts of giftedness and research findings on creativity.

5351 Curriculum for Gifted and Talented Students (3-0)
Methods and materials to meet the needs of gifted, talented and creative students. Individual assessment, curriculum modification, instructional materials and classroom organization will be covered. Includes theories and models of creativity and high-level thinking.

5352 Social/Emotional Development of the Gifted and Talented (3-0)
Affective growth and potential adjustment problems of gifted students. Emphasis on self-concept, career concerns, peer relationships and family interactions.

5353 Program Planning for Gifted and Talented Students (3-0)
Instruments and procedures for identification of gifted, talented and creative students. Program models and evaluation and implementation of programs are also covered.

5360 Professional Roles and Responsibilities (3-0)
A course that provides an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of teaching that includes knowledge of legal and ethical issues and requirements for teachers; professional knowledge and skills needed for communicating and collaborating with professional colleagues, the community, and families; and the importance of family involvement in children's education. A course designed to meet the needs of those seeking initial teacher certification through the PBICP alternative certification route.