6000-7000 Graduate Level Courses in Education


6304 Organization and Theory in 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.

6308 Advanced Human Growth and Development (3-0)
A study of the human life span from conception to death, with emphasis on childhood and adolescence and the implications of effective academic and interpersonal experiences.

6309 Administration of the UIL Program (3-0)
A course designed to provide students the oppportunity to study the University Interscholastic League organization and operation for governing interscholastic competition in the public schools of Texas.

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

6311 Emergent Literacy and Language Development (3-0)
This course will focus upon the correlation between the development of language and literacy during the preschool, kindergarten and primary grades.

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.

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

6314 Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Disabilities (3-0)
Symptoms and causes of reading disabilities; methods of diagnosing and remediating problems. Prerequisite: or ED 5308.

6315 Design and Implementation of the Instructional Program (3-0)
A course which examines curriculum theory and development in grades K-12; emphasis on trends, development of curricular units and courses of study and on federal, state and local curricular influences.

6316 Seminar in Counseling (3-0)
Issues and topics in counseling; may be repeated twice if course content varies.

6317 Organization and Supervision of Reading Programs (3-0)
The organization and administration of regular and corrective reading programs in the public schools. The emphasis is on the integration of reading and writing skills and diagnostic principles and procedures in the classroom instructional program.

6318 Literacy Through Literature (3-0)
This course will focus upon using literature in the elementary, junior high and secondary classroom to teach the skills necessary for independent reading. Prerequisite: ED 5308.

6320 School Support Services (3-0)
A study of the management of school services for which a chief administrator of an educational unit is responsible.  Course content includes attendance, accounting, physical plant and facilities, construction and maintenance, human resources, nutrition, and transportation.

6341 Psychopathology (3-0)
A course which examines diagnostic features, the history, organization and criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fourth Edition (DSM IV), plus the prevalence and causes of mental illness and a survey of treatment methodologies. Prerequisite: Approval of instrucor.

6342 Addictive Disorders (3-0)
Introduces counseling students to the field of addictions, including basic pharmacology, conceptualizations or additions, assessment, models of treatment, prevention, and family issues. Prerequisite: approval of advisor..

6343 Mental Health Assessment (3-0)
A course in the methods of assessment of mental health problems presented in inpatient and outpatient settings. Includes current methodology of counseling and treatment of such problems and referral sources for specialized treatment Prerequisite: Approval of advisor.

6344 Counseling in Multicultural Society (3-0)
Designed to help the students develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to provide effective counseling in a multicultural and pluralistic society. Issues addressed include awareness of one's own worldview and that of others; racism, stereotyping, and discrimination; demographic community, and family charecteristics of various minority groups; and the application of theory, technique, and ethics to multicultural counseling. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

6345 Family Therapy (3-0)
A course designed to study the techniques of counseling families, including: identifying the changing roles of contemporary family members; practice with a variety of theoretically consistent interventions; appropriate response to families engaged in alternative lifestyles. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

6346 Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling (3-0)
A course to familiarize students with ethical and legal practice in the field of counseling; included are standards of ethical practice and their application to the various areas of counseling, ethical decision making, major ethical and legal issues, and ethical responses to unethical behavior. Prerequisite: ED 5314

6371 History and Principles of Career and Applied Technology Education (3-0)
A course in the history, development and operation of career technology education programs, including the impact and implications of state and federal legislation and regulation.

6372 Information Resources for Career Development (3-0)
A course designed to train counselors in the collection, evaluation and the interpretation to data related to the labor market and market trends. Emphasis is placed upon sources of information (government, industry, professional) and the means by which such information can be used by teachers, counselors, students and parents.

6373 Career and Technology Student Identification, Placement and Follow-Up (3-0)
A course designed to develop counselor competences in the identification, placement and follo9w-up of students who may participate in career and technology education programs. Emphasis is placed on involvement at the appropriate grade levels as an alternative or in addition to college preparation for career entry and advancement.

6375 Foundations of Educational Technology (3-0)
Education Specialization. This course provides students with an overview of the historical, theoretical, and philosophical foundations of educational technology.  Current trends and research, emerging technology, and critical issues will be examined and the student will have the opportunity to apply newly acquired technological knowledge and skills to a variety of educational environments.

6376 Inquiry-Based Research Methods (3-0)
Education Specialization. This course examines methods and approaches to graduate level research, including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method inquiry.  Special attention will be given to inquiry-based approaches and social constructivist learning theories, as well as the ethical research of human subjects.  *Must be taken within the first 12 hours of coursework.

6377 Instructional Design (3-0)
Education Specialization. This course provides students with an insight into the theories and process that guide effective instructional design.  A systems-approach to designing instruction will be examined, along with methods to evaluate instructional methods.

6378 Integration of Technology into the Curriculum (3-0)
Education Specialization. This course examines the advantages and challenges of effectively integrating technology into the curriculum in an effort to promote student motivation, engagement, and learning.  Technologies assisting school personnel in assessment, evaluation, record-keeping, and data collection will be examined as well. *Recommended to be taken before ED 6379 Implementation of Ed Tech Program in the Educational Setting.

6379 Implementation of Ed Tech Program in the Educational Setting (3-0)
Education Specialization. This course examines best-practices for the implementation of educational technology programs in the educational environment through the development of specific goals and a strategic plan.  Although educational settings will be emphasized, strategies can be applied to a variety of settings and occupations. *Recommended to be taken after ED 6378 Integration of Technology into the Curriculum.

6380 Special Topics in Educational Technology (3-0)
Education Specialization. This special topics course provides the student with the opportunity to examine the role of educational technology in a variety of settings, through a case-study type approach.  Emphasis will be placed on project/problem-based learning and critical analysis.

6381 Critical Issues in Ed Tech (3-0)
Education Specialization. Students will examine their role as the agent of change and how that role affects and influences the diffusion of technology and the delivery of its services in setting.  Probable sociological, financial, and educational implications of the application of change will be examined, as well as approaches to reduce the occurrence of undesirable consequences.

6382 Basic Application of Media and Technology (3-0)
Education Specialization. This course identifies available technologies used to enhance instructional design and delivery.  Concentration will be placed on the utilization of multimedia, print materials, audiovisual, computer and web-based technologies, and digital formatting for educational and instructional purposes.

6383 Educational Technology Capstone with Portfolio Development (3-0)
Education Specialization. This course is reserved for students enrolled in the final semester of the Educational Technology graduate program.  Students will utilize an electronic portfolio to present an approved topic of research and/or review of program for peer and faculty committee presentation. Enrollment must be approved by advisor.

7300 Advanced Applications of Media and Technology (3-0)
Education Specialization. This course explores the uses of multimedia in the classroom and extends the teachers skill base in the development of advanced multimedia examples to support and enhance the curricula. Throughout the course students will gain experience in and still and motion digital editing, audio and animation production.

7301 Clinical Practice in Counseling (3-0)
Practical experiences in counseling which include supervised and videotaped counseling experiences. Prerequisite: Must be taken in the final semester of coursework.

7302 Management of Guidance, Counseling, and Human Service Programs (3-0)
A professional orientation course covering program development, organization, management and accountability; professional organizations; codes of ethics; legal aspects of practice; standards of preparation; position functions. Prerequisite: ED 5314

7303 Techniques of Counseling (3-0)
A course in counseling practice which applies knowledge of personality and human development to the processes of therapeutic change and developmental guidance; emphasis on a variety of counseling and guidance techniques, methods and ethics in individual application and crisis intervention. Prerequisite ED 5314.

7304 Leadership in Educational Administration (3-0)
A critical examination of the theory and practice of leadership. The behaviors, skills, attributes, beliefs and attitudes for leadership will be researched and investigated. Special attention will be given to the difference between the concept of leadership and the concept of management in organizations. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

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 when the course content varies.

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. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

7307 Advanced Seminar in Administration (3-0)
A course designed especially for preparing administrators for the superintendency; emphasis on decision-making modes and leadership change strategies.

7308 The Superintendency (3-0)
This course examines the role of superintendent of the local school district. Major emphasis will focus upon the role and relationship required in a climate of restructuring and change for quality education. Prerequisite: must have completed professional mid-management administrator requirements.

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

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

7311:I and 7311:II Superintendent Internship (0-3) and (0-3)
A course which provides the student with a minimum of 300 clock hours of reality experiences in the superintendency in a TEA-accredited public, private or parochial school; students work with a superintendent, assistant superintendent or business manager in the conduction of everyday central office administrative duties. Prerequisite: approval of advisor and completion of the school administration certification program. Clock hours must be accumulated during two consecutive semesters. 7311:I is required for enrollment in 7311:II.

7312 Practicum in Reading (0-3)
A course that provides an internship experience for students seeking the reading specialist certificate. Students spend a minimum of 160 clock hours under supervision planning and conducting reading intervention programs. Prerequisite: Must have completed 18 hours of reading or be in the last semester of coursework; consent of advisor.

7313 Administration Internship (0-3)
A course which provides reality experience in the principalship in a TEA-accredited public, private, or parochial school; students spend a minimum of 150 clock hours working with a principal and/or assistant principal in the conduction of everyday administrative duties.  Prerequisite: Approval of advisor and completion of a minimum of 18 - 24 semester hours of principalship coursework.

7315 Group Processes in Guidance and Counseling (3-0)
A course which develops competence in group processes used in counseling and guidance through role-playing, audio-visual techniques and group experiences as both a member and leader with individuals of all age levels. Prerequisite: ED 5314 and 7303.

7316 Internship in Guidance and Counseling (0-3)
A course which provides reality field experiences in counseling and guidance in an appropriate school or agency setting; students spend a minimum of 150 clock hours under supervision in the conduction of counseling and guidance activities. May be taken twice, with permission of advisor. Prerequisite: ED 5314, 7303, 7315, 7301 and consent of advisor.

7318 Practicum in Special Education (0-3)
A course which provides field experience in special education in a TEA-accredited public, private or parochial school; students spend a minimum of 100 clock hours under supervision of designated mentor and university faculty. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

7319 Practicum in Gifted and Talented (0-3)
A course which provides field experience in gifted and talented education programs in a TEA-accredited public, private or parochial school. Students spend a minimum of 100 clock hours under the supervision of school and university faculty. Prerequisite: completion of a minimum of 12 hours of gifted and talented coursework and permission of the instructor.

7321 Superintendent/School Board Relations (3-0)
Surveys the governance aspect of public education in Texas. Reviews roles, responsibilities and functions of the superintendent and board members.

7322 Superintendent Finance Issues (3-0)
An in-depth analysis of the superintendent's role in developing a comprehensive school district budget. All aspects of financing public schools in Texas are reviewed.

7404 Leadership in Educational Administration (3-4) This course provides a comprehensive overview of the leadership aspects of public school superintendency. This includes dealing with the board, the public, the school community and all stake holders within the district; viewing the big picture of being the CEO of a school district; keeping all entities fully informed on a continuing basis; long range planning on all levels; leading and managing campus-based planning committees and district planning committees; curriculum development and management; and all matters pertaining to school district leadership.  75 clock hours of internship with a practicing superintendent is required.

7408 The Superintendency  (3-4) This course clearly delineates the expectations of the Sul Ross State University Superintendency Certification program. The course is an introduction to school superintendency, providing a broad overview of the duties of a practicing superintendent, as well as the legal implications of the position. 75 clock hours of internship with a practicing superintendent is required.

7421 Superintendent/School Board Relations (3-4)  This course provides a comprehensive view of the legal ramifications a practicing superintendent faces both on a daily and long term basis, with specific focus on how this affects the working relationship with the Board of Trustees. This includes dealing with the Board of Trustees on/with the following: policy matters, working with Human Resources, keeping abreast with new and impending legislation and working with the Board and school community to develop long range predictions as to how possible future legislation and proposed legislation will affect the school community.  75 clock hours of internship with a practicing superintendent is required.

7422 Superintendent Finance Issues  (3-4) The course provides a comprehensive view of all financial matters which the practicing school superintendent must deal on both a daily and long range basis. Focus areas include budgeting, fiscal growth, facilities planning and the politics of each aspect of finance. 75 clock hours of internship with a practicing school superintendent are required.