Academic Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Sep 22, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Click here to view the Texas Common Course Numbering System.

Each course includes an academic discipline prefix followed by four numerals (Example: HIST 3305). The first numeral indicates the academic level of a course; Academic Achievement is indicated by a “0”; freshman-level courses by a “1”; sophomore-level courses by a “2”; junior/senior-level courses by a “3” or “4”; courses restricted to graduate students by a “5.”

After taking a higher level course, a student is not allowed to take the prerequisite of the course for credit. For example, if a student successfully completed MATH 1304 - College Algebra, the student would not be allowed to take ACAC 0325 - Pre-Algebra and ACAC0326 - Elementary Algebra or MATH1300 - Intermediate Algebra.

The second digit indicates the semester hour credit given for the course. The third and fourth digits represent the position of the course in the sequence of offerings by the discipline.

Example: HIST 3305

  HIST - History curriculum
  3 - Junior level course
  3 - Three semester hours credit
  05 - Fifth course in the sequence of history courses

Other indicators used in the numbering system include:

  1. Career and Technology courses are indicated by CTED prefix.
  2. Hyphenated numbers, which indicate that the first semester course is usually a prerequisite to the second (GERM 1301-1302).
  3. Directed Study Courses indicated by a section number of 99 (HIST 3305.99).
  4. Practicum Courses indicated by a 60-69 in the final two digits (EDUC 4361).
  5. Experimental/Special Courses indicated by a 79X in the final digits (ENGL 4379X).
  6. Honor Courses indicated by a 90-99 in the final two digits (MATH 4691).

Not every course is offered regularly. Students should consult the Schedule of Classes to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

***CHIN, FREN, GERM, LATN, and SPAN 1301 and CHIN, FREN, GERM, LATN, and SPAN 1302 may be taught at external campuses as three-hour courses without additional emphasis given to the communicative aspect.**

** BIOL 1300, BIOL 2301, BIOL 4307,GEOL 1301, GEOL 1304, GEOL 3302, GEOL 3304, GEOL 3305, GEOL 3309, GEOL 4307, and ENVS 3301 may be taught at external campuses as three hour courses without labs and without fees.**

Course Numbering System

Number  Eligibility
0100-0300 Developmental or Ensemble course
1000-1400 Freshman course
2000-2400 Sophomore course
3000-3400 Junior course
4000-4600 Senior course
5000-6600 Graduate course

Please note, when searching courses by Code or Number, an asterisk (*) can be used to return mass results. For instance a Code search of ” 23* ” can be entered, returning all 2300 level courses.

 

Computer Science

  
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    CSCI 3361 - Programming Language Survey and Concepts


    3 hrs

    Survey of distinctively-varied programming languages, including investigation and comparison of different programming language paradigms and programming language concepts. Prerequisite(s): CSCI 2313  
  
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    CSCI 3364 - Design and Analysis of Algorithms


    3 hrs

    Fundamental techniques for  designing and analyzing computer algorithms, including asymptotic analysis; divide-and-conquer algorithms and recurrences; greedy algorithms; data structures; dynamic programming; graph algorithms; and randomized algorithms. Prerequisite(s): CSCI 2313  & MATH 3307 
  
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    CSCI 3365 - Software Engineering I


    3 hrs

    Introduces theory and practice for software engineering. Topics include software life cycle, requirements, specification and analysis, software architecture and detailed design, and testing. Prerequisite(s): CSCI 2365 , MATH 2406 , & MATH 2407  or equivalent
  
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    CSCI 3375 - Computer Architecture


    3 hrs

    Introduction to the functional components of computer systems; their hardware implementation and management at different levels; their interaction, characteristics, and performance as well as their practical implications for computer programming. Prerequisite(s): CSCI 2350 
  
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    CSCI 4316 - Special Topics in Computer Science


    3 hrs

    Topics selected from mobile app development, cloud computing, security and privacy, computer graphics, cryptography, or other selected fields in Computer Science. Note: Students may repeat the course for credit upon a change in content. Prerequisite(s): School approval.
  
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    CSCI 4352 - Operating Systems


    3 hrs

    Concepts and design of different components of operating systems. Topics addressed include process management, scheduling and resource management, file systems, I/O, and security issues. Prerequisite(s): CSCI 2313  & CSCI 2350 .
  
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    CSCI 4354 - Concepts of Database Systems


    3 hrs

    Overview of a database system and its components; physical organization of data; data models; relational databases; and query processing. Prerequisite(s): CSCI 2313  

Counseling

  
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    CNSL 5140 - Comprehensive Examination in Counseling


    1 hrs

    Administration of the comprehensive examination which students must pass in order to receive the M.A. in counseling. Course Fee: Additional testing fee.
  
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    CNSL 5301 - Lifespan Development


    3 hrs

    Physical, cognitive, emotional and social changes that occur from conception until death and how these changes apply to the process of counseling.
  
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    CNSL 5302 - Research Methods and Data Analysis


    3 hrs

    Development of research skills and the interpretation of research results. Prerequisite: Students must have either completed an undergraduate statistics or a quantitative research methods course, or passed the CLEP or DANTES statistics test, or taken the statistics tutorial before registering for this course. Prerequisite(s): Students must have either completed an undergraduate statistics or a quantitative research methods course, or passed the CLEP or DANTES statistics test, or taken the statistics tutorial before registering for this course.
  
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    CNSL 5303 - Social and Cultural Foundations in Counseling


    3 hrs

    Study of cultural factors, poverty, ethnicity, ageism, and disabilities and how these factors impact and affect cognitions, emotions, behavior and social interactions in both the school and community setting. Ethical issues related to multicultural aspects of counseling will be addressed as well.
  
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    CNSL 5304 - Group Counseling with Adults and Children


    3 hrs

    Group therapy, theories and techniques; emphasis on developing skills for conducting group counseling within the framework of various models.
  
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    CNSL 5305 - Psychoeducational Testing and Appraisal


    3 hrs

    Survey of the various principles, applications, and issues in psychoeducational testing and appraisal; test development, validity and reliability; basic statistics; interviewing techniques; intelligence, personality, career, projective and behavior tests and assessments; current laws and regulations regarding special education, academic interventions, and Individualized Education Programs.
  
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    CNSL 5306 - Career and Vocational Counseling and Guidance


    3 hrs

    Role of career theory and information in counseling for career development; concepts, techniques, and resources to assist students to effectively work with clients throughout the life span; practical application of career theory to counseling, group guidance, job search and placement.
  
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    CNSL 5307 - Ethics and Legal Issues in Counseling


    3 hrs

    Review of critical issues in the practice of school and mental health counseling; ethical standards, legal requirements, client rights, and practice issues with special populations, and licensure/certification.
  
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    CNSL 5308 - Substance Abuse: Assessment and Treatment


    3 hrs

    Use and abuse of substances; sociocultural, historical, legal, and clinical issues related to drug use; theories and therapeutic approaches for treatment and prevention.
  
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    CNSL 5309 - Psychopharmacology


    3 hrs

    Examines the basic principles of neuroscience and pharmacology and applies this information to understand the proper use of the major classes of psychiatric medications and the role of the counselor in facilitating proper treatment.
  
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    CNSL 5313 - Counseling Skills and Techniques


    3 hrs

    The counseling and consultation process including essential interviewing skills, micro-skills, intervention strategies, and other factors such as counselor and client characteristics that influence the helping process in individual, family, and group settings.
  
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    CNSL 5314 - Counseling Theories


    3 hrs

    Advanced study of theories of the major counseling models from psychoanalysis through the postmodern period.
  
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    CNSL 5315 - Theories and Techniques in Marital and Family Therapy


    3 hrs

    Critical analysis of therapies, emphasizing recent trends and applied techniques.
  
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    CNSL 5317 - Topics in Working with Children: Counseling, Play Therapy, and the Exceptional Child


    3 hrs

    Survey of different approaches in counseling children; application of counseling models to children with varying social/emotional problems; diagnosis, assessment, case formulations/treatment plans and ethical consideration; parent and child interviewing strategies; play therapy; current research trends, theoretical and legal considerations, and practice-related issues.
  
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    CNSL 5318 - Topics in Adult Psychopathology and Emotionally Disturbed Children


    3 hrs

    Symptoms and etiological factors of the major psychological disorders; abnormal behavior and the multiaxial diagnostic system of the DSM-V; historical and current approaches for children with learning and emotional-behavior disorders; advanced instruction, therapeutic techniques, and research related to best practices; ethics and legal aspects of mental health.
  
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    CNSL 5319 - Human Sexuality: Assessment and Treatment Issues


    3 hrs

    An exploration of the many aspects of human sexuality including historical traditions, gender and sexual identity, anatomy and physiology, arousal and responsiveness, STDs and wellness issues, love and affection, infertility and pregnancy, and sexuality throughout the lifespan; particular emphasis on clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of the various paraphilias and sexual disorders as well as counseling issues associated with sexual abuse.
  
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    CNSL 5330 - Topics in Counseling


    3 hrs

    Selected topics relevant to both community and school counseling which may include but is not limited to such topics as substance abuse issues in counseling, sexuality issues in counseling, parenting skills training, death and bereavement issues in counseling, and crisis intervention and management. Prerequisite(s): Statistics, an undergraduate quantitative research methods course, or the statistics tutorial.
  
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    CNSL 5360 - Practicum in Counseling


    3 hrs

    Selected, organized opportunities for students to apply and integrate knowledge, theories and concepts of counseling and school counseling practice; building on previous life and work experience as well as developing new areas of professional competence; integration of cognitive learning, professional competence, values and ethics, and life experience; types of counseling and methods to enhance skill and critical analysis of the counseling practice, program development, and the responsibility and integrity to provide professional counseling services in the community and/or school setting. The number of direct and indirect hours will vary but will meet requirements in the state in which the student is seeking licensure and/or certification. Prerequisite(s): CNSL 5307 , a minimum of 24 credit hours in the counseling program, purchase of malpractice insurance, and a signed site agreement.
  
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    CNSL 5361 - Internship in Counseling


    3 hrs

    Practical experience in a mental health or school counseling setting as an intern; student provides a broad array of counseling services under the supervision of a licensed practitioner as accepted by the state board of counselors; additional individual and group supervision, as well as didactic information about counseling in both a school counseling setting and a mental health setting. The number of direct and indirect hours will vary but will meet requirements in the state in which the student is seeking licensure and/ or certification. Prerequisite(s): CNSL 5360 
  
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    CNSL 5362 - Advanced Internship in Counseling


    3 hrs

    Advanced experience with a broader range of clients than provided in the practicum and internship programs; meets the requirements for students seeking LPC license or school counseling certification; opportunities to perform counseling services with minimal supervision in their chosen field. The number of direct and indirect hours will vary but will meet requirements in the state in which the student is seeking licensure and/or certification. Prerequisite(s): CNSL 5361 

Criminal Justice

  
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    CRIJ 5304 - Drug Trafficking


    3 hrs

    A study of the national and international history, manufacture, and transport of narcotic drugs, focusing on the entry of drugs into the United States and distribution throughout the United States.
  
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    CRIJ 5305 - Human Trafficking


    3 hrs

    Overview of the issue of human trafficking as a local, national, and global concern; crimes encompassed by human trafficking; legislative efforts to combat it.
  
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    CRIJ 5306 - Community Based Corrections


    3 hrs

    Examines the concept of community corrections from various perspectives, introducing new philosophies within corrections to establish successful rehabilitation programs in the community and outside of traditional prison setting; analysis of different programs being implemented nationally to include electronic monitoring, boot camps, and restorative justice programs.
  
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    CRIJ 5307 - Planning and Financial Management in Criminal Justice Agencies


    3 hrs

    Examination of public sector budgeting from the perspective of agency and departmental managers in criminal justice; analysis of issues involved in planning. developing, tracking, and implementing an agency or departmental budget.
  
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    CRIJ 5308 - Correctional Leadership


    3 hrs

    Development and evaluation of policies and procedures in all parts of the correctional administration arena; examination of judicial decisions which impact the legal status of correctional institutions’ operations and offender confinement; practical and operational decisions relating to corrections administration.
  
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    CRIJ 5340 - Criminal Justice Capstone


    3 hrs

    Application of major criminal justice theories of deviant, delinquent, or abnormal behaviors and crime to evaluate the primary elements of the justice system: law enforcement, courts, and corrections; analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of current issues in the criminal justice system through a critical thinking, problem-solving process. Prerequisite(s): Completion of all core courses + at least four specialization courses in the program.

Early Childhood Development

  
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    ECHD 2301 - Early Childhood Curriculum and Planning


    3 hrs

    Focuses on planning and implementing curriculum; includes activity plans, lesson plans, assessment forms, curriculum webs, room arrangements, puppet usage, and outdoor play.
  
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    ECHD 2302 - Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child


    3 hrs

    Health, safety, and nutritional needs of infant through school age children; emphasizes relationship between role of both caregivers and families in helping children establish healthy lifestyles.
  
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    ECHD 2303 - Creative Arts for Young Children


    3 hrs

    Theoretical framework, current brain research, and the background knowledge needed to design creative arts activities for young children; features dramatic arts, music, dance, and visual arts; understanding how to foster children’s development by providing a safe, sensory-appealing arts program.
  
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    ECHD 3301 - Principles of Caring for Preschool Children


    3 hrs

    Overview of basic principles and best practices in early childhood education; emphasizes an appropriate learning environment with practical applications based on current research; observing developmental levels, designing appropriate activities, and supporting children via learning.
  
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    ECHD 4301 - Math and Science for Young Children


    3 hrs

    Integration of math and science with other important elements of development for young children; common conceptual framework; problem solving emphasized for constructing the basic concepts.
  
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    ECHD 4312 - Partnering with Parents


    3 hrs

    Guidelines for creating effective partnerships with families; diversity of modern families; and examining elements that create successful partnerships and programs that work.
  
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    ECHD 4319 - Administration of Programs for Young Children


    3 hrs

    Emphasizes the director’s responsibility for being a leader in both program and people maintenance; business skills; funding; budgeting; selecting, training, and supervising staff; facility acquisition; purchasing equipment; and evaluating the program.

Economics

  
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    ECON 2307 - Principles of Macroeconomics


    3 hrs

    Overall economic behavior pertaining to national income, employment, and the level of prices; money, banking, and monetary policy; government spending, taxation, and fiscal policy. Note: Credit not awarded for ECON 2307 and ECON 4346 .
  
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    ECON 2308 - Principles of Microeconomics


    3 hrs

    Economics of the firm, the industry, and the household; allocation of resources through the price system under varying degrees of competition; examination of the effect of wages, rent, interest, and profit. Applications to current economic problems. Note: Credit not awarded for ECON 2308 and ECON 4346 . Prerequisite(s): ECON 2307 
  
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    ECON 3307 - Intermediate Macroeconomics


    3 hrs

    Aggregate economic analysis from the perspective of different schools of thought; effects of monetary and fiscal policy on aggregate economic variables such as income, prices, and economic growth. Prerequisite(s): ECON 2307  and ECON 2308 , or ECON 4346  or equivalent, and junior standing.
  
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    ECON 3308 - Intermediate Microeconomics


    3 hrs

    Theory of the consumer and firm; market equilibrium conditions under perfect and imperfect competition. Prerequisite(s): ECON 2307  and ECON 2308 , or ECON 4346  or equivalent, and junior standing.
  
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    ECON 3327 - Economic Development


    3 hrs

    Economic growth and development including case studies of various countries.
  
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    ECON 3329 - Labor Economics


    3 hrs

    Attitudes and problems of the worker in economic society; expression of behavior such as strikes, boycotts, and lockouts; various remedies such as benevolent employers, collective bargaining, government ownership of industry, political organization, and direct action. Prerequisite(s): ECON 2307  and ECON 2308 , or ECON 4346  or equivalent, and junior standing.
  
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    ECON 3331 - Environmental Economics


    3 hrs

    Theories of externalities and public goods applied to pollution and environmental policy. Trade-off between production and environmental amenities. Assessing nonmarket value of environmental amenities. Remediation and clean-up policies, associated costs, and socially responsible practices. Environmental quality and economic development. Biodiversity management.
  
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    ECON 3343 - International Economics


    3 hrs

    Causes and consequences of the international movement of goods and services. Comparative advantage, terms of trade, welfare effects, factor price and resource mobility implications. Tariffs, quotas and other artificial barriers to trade. International financial arrangements and the adequacy of international reserves and system of payments. Prerequisite(s): ECON 2307  and ECON 2308  or ECON 4346 
  
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    ECON 4343 - History of Economic Thought


    3 hrs

    Evolution of economic thought and theory from feudalism to mercantilism and physiocracy, to classical economics, to socialism and Marxism, to marginal and neoclassical economics; the infl uence of the times on economists and their theories. Prerequisite(s): ECON 2307  and ECON 2308  or ECON 4346  
  
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    ECON 4344 - Industrial Organization


    3 hrs

    Theoretical and empirical study of the structure, conduct and performance of manufacturing firms and industries; analysis of strategic choice through game theory. Economic concentration, scale economies, entry barriers, and collusive oligopoly practices. Evaluation of how well American industrial performance meets societal goals. Prerequisite(s): ECON 2307  and ECON 2308  or ECON 4346  
  
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    ECON 4345 - Public Finance


    3 hrs

    Extension of economic theory to the public sector of the economy. Development of economic theory of public expenditures and taxation at the federal, state, and local levels. Prerequisite(s): ECON 2307  and ECON 2308  or ECON 4346  
  
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    ECON 4346 - Survey of Economics


    3 hrs

    Survey course covering macroeconomics and microeconomics. Note: Credit not awarded for ECON 2307  or ECON 2308  and ECON 4346.
  
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    ECON 5310 - Managerial Economics


    3 hrs

    Basic economic concepts and their application to managerial decision-making; demand and cost analysis, forecasting, pricing decisions, capital budgeting and capital management, and decision-making under conditions of risk and uncertainty. Prerequisite(s): BUAD 5302 

Education

  
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    EDUC 2301 - Introduction to Teaching


    3 hrs

    Acquaints students with the teaching profession and assist students in deciding whether to teach elementary , middle or high school; admission process for teacher education begins. Field experiences: 5 hours.
  
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    EDUC 2307 - Child and Adolescent Development


    3 hrs

    Characteristics of child and adolescent development and its impacts learning and growth. Field experience: 6 hours.
  
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    EDUC 3301 - Principles and Practices in Education


    3 hrs

    Survey course of the teaching-learning process, and factors impacting teaching and learning. Prerequisite(s): EDUC 2301  or consent of instructor. Field experience: 12 hours.
  
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    EDUC 3302 - Instructional Strategies and Practices


    3 hrs

    Students develop effective lesson plans and learn various models to teach those lessons. Prerequisite(s): EDUC 3301 ; consent of the instructor. Field experience: 8 hours.
  
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    EDUC 3313 - Educating Students from Diverse Backgrounds


    3 hrs

    Impact of culture, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion and special populations on learning; identifies ways to enhance learning and motivation. Field experience: 6 hours.
  
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    EDUC 4301 - Teaching Science in Elementary and the Middle School


    3 hrs

    Emphasizes the content, materials, and methods for teaching science. Prerequisite(s): EDUC 3302  or consent of instructor. Field experience: 6 hours.
  
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    EDUC 4303 - Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary and Middle School


    3 hrs

    Emphasizes the content, materials, and methods for teaching social studies. Prerequisite(s): EDUC 3302  or consent of instructor. Field experience: 6 hours.
  
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    EDUC 4305 - Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary and Middle School


    3 hrs

    Emphasizes the content, materials, and methods for teaching math. Prerequisite(s): EDUC 3302  or consent of instructor. Field experience: 6 hours.
  
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    EDUC 4313 - Classroom Management


    3 hrs

    Learning to build a system for classroom management that creates a positive learning environment. Prerequisite(s): Taken in the semester prior to student teaching or with consent of instructor. Field experience: 6 hours.
  
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    EDUC 4318 - Becoming a Teacher


    3 hrs

    Prepares students for the state certification exams with emphasis on the TExES PPR. Prerequisite(s): Taken with student teaching or as the capstone course.
  
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    EDUC 4328 - Curriculum and Assessment for Secondary School


    3 hrs

    A classroom interactive approach to the study of curriculum and assessment. Examination of major curriculum trend and issues. Emphasis on new curriculum innovations and emphasizes. Prerequisite(s): EDUC 3302  Field experience: 8 hours.
  
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    EDUC 4360 - Clinical Teaching


    3 hrs

    Direct clinical teaching in a selected campus classroom. During clinical teaching it is a requirement that the student take the state test for Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility (EC-12 PPR). Course Fee: $100.00 + Mileage fee for distances greater than 30 miles .
  
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    EDUC 4461 - Elementary Clinical Teaching


    4 hrs

    Direct observation and student teaching in a selected elementary and middle school classrooms. Prerequisite(s): Completion of all course work or permission from the coordinator of the education department; acceptance in the Teacher Education Program and advancement to Student Teaching as determined by the Teacher Education Advisory Committee. Course Fee: $100.00 + Mileage fee for distances greater than 30 miles.
  
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    EDUC 4462 - Elementary Clinical Teaching


    4 hrs

    Direct observation and student teaching in a selected elementary and middle school classrooms. Prerequisite(s): Completion of all course work or permission from the coordinator of the education department; acceptance in the Teacher Education Program and advancement to Student Teaching as determined by the Teacher Education Advisory Committee. Course Fee: $100.00 + Mileage fee for distances greater than 30 miles.
  
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    EDUC 4464 - Secondary School Clinical Teaching


    4 hrs

    Direct observation and student teaching in a selected high school secondary classrooms. Prerequisite(s): Completion of all course work or permission from the coordinator of the education department; acceptance in the Teacher Education Program and advancement to Student Teaching as determined by the Teacher Education Advisory Committee. Course Fee: $100.00 + Mileage fee for distances greater than 30 miles.
  
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    EDUC 4465 - Secondary School Clinical Teaching


    4 hrs

    Direct observation and student teaching in a selected high school secondary classrooms. Prerequisite(s): Completion of all course work or permission from the coordinator of the education department; acceptance in the Teacher Education Program and advancement to Student Teaching as determined by the Teacher Education Advisory Committee. Course Fee: $100.00 + Mileage fee for distances greater than 30 miles.
  
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    EDUC 4661 - Elementary Clinical Teaching


    6 hrs

    Directed observation and student teaching in a selected elementary classroom. During student teaching it is a requirement that the student take the state test for Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility (EC-12 PPR) Course Fee: $100.00 + Mileage fee for distances greater than 30 miles.
  
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    EDUC 4662 - Middle School Clinical Teaching


    6 hrs

    Directed observation and student teaching in a selected middle school classroom. During student teaching it is a requirement that the student take the state test for Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility (EC-12 PPR) Course Fee: $100.00 + Mileage fee for distances greater than 30 miles.
  
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    EDUC 4663 - Secondary Clinical Teaching


    6 hrs

    Directed observation and student teaching in a selected high school classroom. During student teaching it is a requirement that the student take the state test for Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility (EC-12 PPR) Course Fee: $100.00 + Mileage fee for distances greater than 30 miles.
  
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    EDUC 4664 - All Level Clinical Teaching


    6 hrs

    Directed observation and student teaching in an elementary and secondary classroom. During student teaching it is a requirement that the student take the state test for Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility (EC-12 PPR) Course Fee: $100.00 + Mileage fee for distances greater than 30 miles.
  
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    EDUC 5102 - Master Comprehensive Test


    1 hrs

    Test will be composed of objective test item and constructed responses (essay). Measure major learning constructs. Oral component for areas of weakness revealed by the written examination. Prerequisite(s): Last term of graduate enrollment.
  
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    EDUC 5160 - Health and Physical Education for the Elementary Educator


    1 hrs

    Introduces students to health and physical education for teaching elementary school children. Focus on application of current state-mandated minimum standards and inclusion of physical education into the whole-child development process. Specifically includes using physical education to compliment the traditional academic fields.
  
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    EDUC 5260 - Overview of the Arts


    2 hrs

    This course guides students through an overview related to Fine Arts (Music, Theatre, and Art).
  
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    EDUC 5300 - Personal and Organizational Leadership


    3 hrs

    Student gains personal and professional leadership skills, progressing from dependency on others to independence, and finally to interdependence with others in the organization.
  
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    EDUC 5301 - Advanced Principles and Practices in Education


    3 hrs

    Development of skills related to the teaching learning process. Field experience: 14 hours.
  
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    EDUC 5302 - Research Methods in Education


    3 hrs

    Development of research skills appropriate for educational and instructional environments. Development of a research prospectus.
  
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    EDUC 5305 - Instructional Techniques


    3 hrs

    Proficiency is developed in the use of lesson planning and instructional models. Field experience: 8 hours.
  
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    EDUC 5306 - Classroom Management


    3 hrs

    Investigation of the major theories of classroom management and the state laws and administrative rules concerning student discipline and development of proficiency in a model. Field experience: 8 hours.
  
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    EDUC 5312 - Topics in Education


    3 hrs

    Emphasis is placed on current research and case studies of current issues in education. Course may be taken as a class or as an individual project and may be repeated.
  
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    EDUC 5318 - Becoming a Teacher


    3 hrs

    Prepares students for the state certification exams with emphasis on the TExES PPR. Prerequisite(s): Taken with student teaching or as the capstone course.
  
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    EDUC 5321 - Social Studies in the Elementary and Middle School


    3 hrs

    Emphasizes the content, materials, and methods for teaching social studies. Field experience: 6 hours.
  
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    EDUC 5322 - Science in the Elementary and Middle School


    3 hrs

    Emphasizes the content, materials, and methods for teaching science. Field experience: 6 hours.
  
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    EDUC 5323 - Mathematics in the Elementary and Middle School


    3 hrs

    Emphasizes the content, materials, and methods for teaching math. Field experience: 6 hours.
  
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    EDUC 5324 - Curriculum Topics in the EC-6 Classroom


    3 hrs

    Recognizing and meeting the unique needs of the elementary aged child with special emphasis on EC-6 content standards, lesson and unit planning in the elementary classroom, and elementary curriculum programs. Capstone course taken after 24 hours earned. Focus on preparing for the state test - elementary generalist.
  
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    EDUC 5328 - Instructional and Assessment Strategies II


    3 hrs

    An extension of EDUC 5305  and includes advanced techniques in planning, instructional strategies and assessments. Examination of major curriculum trends and as well as strategies being used to implement curriculum reforms. Prerequisite(s): EDUC 5305  Field experience: 8 hours
  
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    EDUC 5339 - Stress Management


    3 hrs

    A study of the stress reaction and its relationship to specific illnesses and diseases and effects on productivity, with focus on intervention techniques. Emphasis on stress modification techniques and their impact on learning.
  
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    EDUC 5346 - Equity and Excellence in the EC-12 Classroom


    3 hrs

    Critical analysis of diversity issues specific to the EC-12 classroom to ensure an equitable setting with the goal of excellence for all students. Field experience: 8 hours.
  
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    EDUC 5350 - Internship


    3 hrs

    Supervised teaching in elementary or secondary classrooms teaching in public schools or accredited private schools. Includes projects in the development of instructional strategies and techniques. Course appropriate for Post-Baccalaureate Certification requirements.
  
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    EDUC 5351 - Internship


    3 hrs

    Supervised teaching in elementary or secondary classrooms teaching in public schools or accredited private schools. Includes projects in the development of instructional strategies and techniques. Course appropriate for Post-Baccalaureate Certification requirements.
  
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    EDUC 5353 - Learning to Lead


    3 hrs

    Examines past and current research theory relative to leadership development. Explore major paradigms and paradoxes of organizational change and reform. Applies principles of organizational behavior in relation to organizational change.
  
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    EDUC 5366 - Topical Research in Education


    3 hrs

    Development of an in-depth, research-based paper centering on a self-selected topic in education and an oral presentation to a faculty panel. Prerequisite(s): EDUC 5302  
  
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    EDUC 5380 - Adult Development and Learning


    3 hrs

    Stages of adult development and how adults learn; strategies identified to assist the adult in development and self-actualization.
  
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    EDUC 5381 - Child and Adolescent Development and Learning


    3 hrs

    Characteristics of child and adolescent development and how it impacts learning and growth. Field experience: 6 hours.
  
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    EDUC 5382 - Brain Based Learning


    3 hrs

    Human learning from the viewpoints of brain-based physiology, behaviorism, social cognition, elemental cognition from developmental, sociocultural and contextual perspectives, metacognition; emotion intertwined with both motivation and learning. Educational implications of the principles and theories.
  
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    EDUC 5383 - Data Based Decision Making


    3 hrs

    Use of data to formulate decisions and courses of action. How data improves programs and decisions. Statistical methods monitors progress, change and trend analysis.
  
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    EDUC 5384 - Conflict Resolution


    3 hrs

    Analysis of the nature of conflict; methods to resolve conflict; emphasis on collaborative problem solving and mediation. Research project. Prerequisite(s): Graduate Admission.
  
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    EDUC 5385 - Group Dynamics


    3 hrs

    In-depth study of models for group processes, and training. Personal and interpersonal skills are developed through an investigation of group norms and development of effective teams. Different training techniques and facilitation skills are investigated and proficiency is developed in the use of group engagement models.
 

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