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Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Courses

Courses in Education-Graduate (EDG)  

EDG 5360 Teaching Internship (3-0). Supervised practice in applying instructional skills in organized settings. (May be repeated once for credit.)

EDG 5660 Clinical Teaching (6-0). Observation of and participation in supervised teaching in appropriate public school settings for students seeking teacher certification.

EDG 6300 Curriculum Development (3-0). Learn to design curriculum appropriate for all students using feedback from continuous and appropriate assessment. Design lessons that are based on valid learning theories, have clear goals and objectives, consider student diversity, and account for external influences.

EDG 6301 Social and Cultural Influences (3-0). Designed to present a broad base of knowledge about culture and learning. Approaches, materials, and research will be investigated. Specific skills for identifying learning problems and solving them through classroom instruction will be featured.

EDG 6302 Tests and Measurements in Education (3-0). A study of typical methods of measuring intelligence, achievement, special aptitudes, and personality. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation and use of tests. Elementary statistical terms and processes are studied.

EDG 6303 Lifespan Development (3-0). A study of human development through the life span, with emphasis on childhood and adolescence including physiological, social, emotional, cognitive, language, and cultural influences.

EDG 6304 Applied Research (3-0). This course will focus on collecting and interpreting data to achieve a stated educational goal for each individual student. Concepts of tests and measurements will be emphasized for interpreting research results and gathering data for applied research. Students will develop a project based upon their research. Student will apply concepts learned within their own classroom under the guidance of the professor.

EDG 6305 Legal and Ethical Principles (3-0). Designed to explore the field of knowledge of federal, state, and local school laws pertinent to school administration and to facilitate effective decision making in this area of school administration.

EDG 6310 Behavior Management (3-0). Learn to organize a positive and productive learning environment. Integrate the study of the physical and emotional environment to develop effective classroom management techniques and student behavior modification theory.

EDG 6311 Instructional Supervision (3-0). Designed to acquaint students with current literature regarding instructional supervision including such topics as theories of leadership, communication, change, organization, and decision making.

EDG 6312 Learning Theories (3-0). Learn to apply evidence-based instructional methods through the study of incidence and etiology of different learning styles.

EDG 6313 Foundations of the Public School System (3-0). Develop an understanding of the organization and structure of the public school system. Learn to fulfill the professional role and responsibilities of the classroom teacher, adhering to the legal and ethical requirements of the profession.

EDG 6314 Effective Instruction and Assessment (3-0). Learn effective and practical instructional methods that utilize appropriate technology and engage students in a variety of formats. Study responsive instruction practices that incorporate continuous assessment into the delivery.

EDG 6315 Content Area Instruction (3-0). A course designed to study higher level thinking skill development in the content areas for diverse classrooms. Includes unit preparation, evaluation of curriculum materials, adapting learning experiences, theories and techniques of literacy, Internet applications and assessments.

EDG 6316 Instructional Issues: Theory and Practice (3-0) Designed to explore the theory and practice of effective instructional practices in diverse classrooms. Focus on research relevant to factors influencing instructional effectiveness and the interaction among instructional and learning variables. Includes current issues in instruction such as instructional technology and others.

EDG 6320 Individual Counseling (3-0). An introduction and orientation to basic counseling skills, emphasizing the methods or techniques used to provide counseling treatment intervention to individuals.

EDG 6321 Group Counseling (3-0). The theory and types of groups, including dynamics and the methods of practice with groups.

EDG 6322 Introduction to School and Community Counseling (3-0). A study of techniques and methods used by counseling personnel to help students individually and in groups with educational planning, vocational choice, and interpersonal relations.

EDG 6323 Theories of Counseling (3-0). An introduction to the fundamental counseling theories with emphasis on application of theories to counseling practice.

EDG 6324 Career and Occupational Counseling (3-0). A study of the basic principles related to educational-vocational planning, including practical experiences in administering, reviewing, and evaluating occupational and career standardized data profiles.

EDG 6325 Practicum in Counseling (0-0-3) Three semester hours of supervised practical experience under the supervision of a certified school counselor. Education 6349 (160-clock hours) meets the requirements for the professional certificate in school counseling required by the State Board for Educator Certification. Grading will be on a pass/fail basis. Prerequisite: Permission of Graduate Advisor.

EDG 6326 Education of Exceptional Children (3-0). The nature, needs and problems of exceptional children and how these relate to educational provisions are studied. The status of individuals with disabilities in society will be emphasized. Federal and state laws ensuring the rights of individuals with disabilites in society will be stressed.

EDG 6340 Structure and Organization of the Public School System (3-0). A study of the organization and the administrative structure of the public school system with emphasis on Texas. An introduction to organizational theory.

EDG 6341 Role of the Principal (3-0). Designed to acquaint the student with the organization, program, curriculum, plant supervision, and education procedures for the elementary, middle, and senior high school.

EDG 6342 Personnel and Fiscal Management (3-0). This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills related to public school campus budgets, accountability procedures and human relations issues arising from fiscal decisions.

EDG 6343 School-Community Relationships (3-0). Online course. Designed to cover the principles, philosophy, and techniques for improving the educational program through building good relationships. Special attention is given to the different roles people play and the superintendent’s experiences with School Board relations and community relations. Readings and resources include the area of Leadership.
Prerequisite: Principal Certificate and permission of the Professor.

EDG 6344 School District Resource Management (3-0). Online course. Designed to develop knowledge and skills related to district budget procedures, revenues, state, county and school district finance. Other problems related to the history of public school financing, legislative actions and financing public education will be included. Prerequisite: Principal Certificate and permission of the Professor.

EDG 6345 Human Relationships in Educational Administration (3-0). Online course. Designed to explore the administrator’s professional relationships with teachers, parents, students, principals, other educational employees in the district, and the School board. Personnel and Human Resources areas as well as Staff Development are included in the course. Leadership opportunities abound in these areas and will be included in activities. Prerequisite: Principal Certificate and permission of the Professor.

EDG 6346 School Plant Planning and Maintenance (3-0). Online course. A study of the issues facing the school administrator and the School board in determining school building needs, planning for facilities, responsibilities of architects and contractors, equipping and furnishing school buildings, and maintaining and redesigning existing buildings. Other relevant topics include asbestos, bond issues and ethics. Prerequisite: Principal Certificate and permission of the Professor.

EDG 6347 Practicum in School Administration, field based (3-0). Designed to provide a field experience in school administration with emphasis on instructional leadership at different grade levels, public relations, personnel administration, and business management. Special seminars on selected topics, cooperatively designed by Graduate Advisor and public school administration, will be required. Grading
will be either pass or fail. Diagnosis of reading needs and appropriate instruction by students under supervision. Exploration of reading specialist role also included. Grading will be either pass or fail. Prerequisites: Permission of Graduate Advisor.

EDG 6348 Superintendent Internship in Education (3-0). Online course and field experience. Guided experiences in central office and superintendent administration under the supervision and direction of a central office administrator and a university professor. The internship is taken as the final course in the superintendent certification program. Grading is pass or fail. Prerequisite: Principal Certificate and permission of the Professor.

EDG 6361 American Higher Education (3-0). A comprehensive introduction to the basic philosophical tenements of American higher education including facts and fundamental theoretical concepts on which to build future understandings and research.

EDG 6362 College Student Development (3-0). An in-depth study of development theories that are unique to college-aged students. Examines issues facing college students including, but not limited to, sources of motivation, learning styles, development of values, relationship development, mental/physical and psychological development.

EDG 6363 Leadership (3-0). An examination of organization theory, models, and policies; governance, and management process; and leadership perspectives and leadership theory. A review of research and new conceptual perspectives will be included.

EDG 6365 Internship in Higher Education. Designed to provide a supervised internship experience specializing in two areas of student development positions commonly found in institutions of higher education. Grading will be on a pass/fail basis. Prerequisite: Permission of the Graduate Advisor.

EDG 6366 Student Affairs and Administrative Services (3-0). An examination of the institutional need for student affairs programs and the many different units that make up student affairs. Students will become familiar with the structure and function of the student affairs office and its context in higher education.

EDG 6367 Foundations of Academic Advising (3-0). This course examines the foundations of academic advising as an essential component of student success and retention in higher education. Topics include developmental advising, literature and research on academic advising, models and delivery systems, skills for effective advising, advising diverse populations, assessment, evaluation and reward systems for advisor and advising programs.

EDG 6369 Assessment of Student Outcomes (3-0). An examination of the philosophy and practice of assessment and evaluation of student outcomes data in higher education.

EDG 6381 Special Topics (3-0). A study of selected topics in education. (May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.)

EDG 6391 Individual Research (3-0). The types and methods of educational research. The student is expected to complete a research project or field study utilizing appropriate methods of educational research.

EDG 6399 Professional Practice (0-0-3). Practical application of acquired knowledge in an appropriate environment under the supervision of a qualified professional. Meets the practicum or internship requirements for a professional certificate. Grading will be either pass or fail. (May be repeated for credit.) Prerequisite: Permission of Graduate Advisor.