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Graduate Courses

** ED 5361 Internship I. Required for post-baccalaureate certification seeking to satisfy the teaching requirement by teaching full-time as a teacher of record in an accredited school, jointly supervised by University faculty and school district personnel. This is the first semester of the required two-semester post-baccalaureate internship. Grading will be on a Pass/Fail basis. Prerequisite: Must have been accepted into an ASU post-baccalaureate initial teacher certification program that requires acceptance into the ASU Educator Preparation Program.

** ED 5362 Internship II. Required for post-baccalaureate certification candidates seeking to satisfy the teaching requirement by teaching full time as a teacher of record in an accredited school, jointly supervised by University faculty and school district personnel. This is the second semester of the required two-semester post-baccalaureate internship. Grading will be on a Pass/Fail basis. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of Education 5361, Internship I at Angel State University.

ED 6300 Language Arts in the Elementary School (3-0). Designed to examine the various approaches and current issues in the teaching of language arts in the elementary classrooms, including an intensive study of design, methodology, assessment, and materials.

ED 6305 Approaches to Teaching Reading (3-0). Various approaches to reading instruction are studied including basal, whole-language, literature-based, and individualized with computer-assisted instruction. Basic concepts and principles of reading instruction are examined.

ED 6307 Corrective Reading (3-0). Examines causal factors of reading disabilities. Informal and formal diagnostic procedures in reading instruction are explored. Corrective reading strategies and techniques are discussed. Prerequisite: Education 6305 or equivalent.

ED 6308 Laboratory Practicum in Reading. 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: Education 6305 and 6307 or consent of instructor.

ED 6309 Teaching Reading in the Content Field (3-0). Focuses upon the teaching of reading skills in the content areas. Comprehension, critical thinking, and study skills are emphasized.

ED 6310 Curriculum and Methodology Trends (3-0). Designed to explore elementary and secondary school curriculum and instructional trends as well as current controversies in education.

ED 6312 A Survey of Literature for Children (3-0). Designed to assist students in the selection and use of literature for the development, implementation and evaluation of literature programs that emphasize a strong multicultural component.

ED 6322 Technology Applications (3-0). An introduction to microcomputer applications and technology for experienced educators with emphasis upon the practical application of the technology to the educator’s work environment. Major topics include (1) designing microcomputer environments in the schools, (2) selecting and evaluating hardware and courseware, (3) developing computer literacy curriculum, and (4) managing and supervising school computer programs. Hands-on experience with microcomputer hardware and software will be stressed.

ED 6327 Social and Cultural Influences on Learning (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.

ED 6329 Learning Theories (3-0). This course examines how human learning occurs, the factors that influence learning, and the theories that have influenced teaching and learning. Topics include, but are not limited to, behavioral, social-cognitive, constructivism, and motivation to learn theories.

ED 6330 Behavior Management (3-0). The study of various classroom management, behavior management, and behavior modification techniques appropriate for all students. The course teaches educators to apply effective behavior management strategies to all individuals in a variety of settings. Emphasis will be on the adaptation of techniques department upon student age and grade level.

ED 6331 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.

ED 6348 Individual Testing (3-0). A specialized study focusing on the administration, interpretation, and reporting results of individual intelligence tests and other diagnostic instruments emphasizing the identification of learning problems and recommendations for individual learning plans. Prerequisites: Education 6362, 6365, and permission of instructor.

ED 6351 Human Growth and 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.

ED 6361 Psychology of Children with Cognitive Disabilities (3-0). A study of the nature and types of mental differences and other cognitive problems. Topics include measurement of intelligence as it effects mental and personality development, collaborative school-home learning and management issues, and appropriate discipline techniques. *Prerequisite: Education 6362. ED 6361 and ED 6364 must be taken concurrently or permission of instructor is required.

ED 6362 The Education of Exceptional Children (3-0). An introduction to the basic principles of special education programs focusing on school-home learning problems.

ED 6364 Methods and Materials for Teaching Students with Special Needs (3-0). A course designed to address the special techniques required for teaching individuals with cognitive differences. Topics include curriculums, assessment methods, instructional and behavioral strategies, methods of documentation and monitoring individual progress. ED 6361 and ED 6364 must be taken concurrently or permission of the instructor is required.

ED 6365 Appraisal of Diagnostic Techniques and Assessment Instruments(3-0). Development of diagnostic techniques using a wide variety of assessment instruments to diagnose areas associated with learning problems, emphasizing assessment for planning, monitoring, and evaluating student progress. Prerequisite: Education 6362.

ED 6367 Issues in the Education of Individuals with High Incidence Disabilities(3-0). Study of the characteristics of children with learning and behavioral disorders. Management and motivation techniques and positive behavior supports will be presented. A field component will be required. Prerequisite: Education 6362. ED 6367 and ED 6377 must be taken concurrently or permission of the instructor is required.

ED 6368 Language Disorders of Children (3-0). A study of the language and behavioral symptomatology of language-impaired children. Linguistics, sociological, and psychological influences on oral and written language behavior are explored. Techniques will be presented to screen for aphasia and central auditory disturbances. A field experience component will be required. Prerequisite: Education 6362.

ED 6369 Laboratory Practicum in Special Education. Designed to develop the skills, techniques, and competencies associated with the role of the educational diagnostician. Individuals will work under the supervision of a certified education diagnostician and a faculty member. Grading will be either pass or fail. Prerequisite: Education 6362 plus an additional six hours in special education and the consent of the instructor.

ED 6377 Issues in the Education of Individuals with Low Incidence Disabilities (3-0). A study of problems related to the education of individuals with learning differences. Special attention is given to the design of differentiated instruction and behavioral strategies to assist student learning. A field component will be required. Prerequisite: Education 6362. ED 6367 and ED 6377 must be taken concurrently or permission of the instructor is required.

ED 6379 Management and Supervision of Reading Programs (3-0). Designed to explore the management and supervision of a school district’s reading program. Administrative and supervisory techniques for developing and improving the K-12 reading curriculum are emphasized.

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

ED 6382 Advanced Research in Special Education (3-0). This course is designed to introduce educators to the process of reviewing, evaluating, conducting, and disseminating educational research. Students will have the opportunity to design, conduct, and present a research project.

ED 6391 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.

ED 6393 Individual Research. A specialized course which may be directed reading or research for superior students under the direction of a graduate faculty member. (Course may be repeated only with departmental approval.

* Other College of Education courses may be found in the Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Diagnostics, Guidance and Counseling, Reading, School Administration, Special Education, and Student Development and Leadership sections.

** A maximum of two 5000-level courses totaling no more than eight semester credit hours may be taken for graduate credit by graduate students and applied to the graduate degree plan. Permission of the Graduate Advisor or Head of the Department and the Graduate Dean is required.