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EDUC 4331G - CHILDREN'S LITERATURE FOR EDUCATORS

Reading needs and interests of children; standard aids for selection of materials; factors in selecting, evaluating and using materials, including multi-ethnic, multicultural materials; in various formats; using and interpreting materials in the elementary/middle school curriculum. Includes both imaginative and analytical writing. Offered: Fall, Summer

EDUC 4341G - GENERAL LINGUISTIC THEORY

Same as CDIS 4383G and ENGL 5383G. Offered:Fall

EDUC 4345G - READING IN THE SCHOOLS

A consideration of various theories of teaching reading as a critical examination of related materials, texts and curriculum guides. Resources for dyslexia and other reading disorders. Five clock hours of field experience in a local school reading program. Fee: $5 Offered: Fall

EDUC 4364G - ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE METHODOLOGY

Same as: ENGL 5386G Offered: Fall

EDUC 4367G - ORGANIZING SCHOOL PROGRAMS: EARLY CHILDHOOD

Identification and development of organizational plans for classroom management, physical facilities, equipment and materials; methods and procedures for recording the development of children with emphasis on inclusive settings; ways to communicate and work with parents.

Prerequisite: EDUC 6317 Offered: Fall

EDUC 5105G - SELECTED TOPIC IN TEACHER EDUCATION

In-depth study of specialized topic chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

EDUC 5205G - SELECTED TOPIC IN TEACHER EDUCATION

In-depth study of specialized topic chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

EDUC 5305G - SELECTED TOPIC IN TEACHER EDUCATION

In-depth study of specialized topic chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

EDUC 5351G - INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA

In-depth study of audio-visual and technology-based materials and equipment and their utilization in the teaching processes; instructional design and development; production, selection, organization, use and evaluation of these materials and equipment for library and classroom use. Offered: Fall

EDUC 5370G - METHODS OF TEACHING MATH AND SCIENCE

Application of different pedagogical approaches in schools including effective instructional strategies, content standards, and best practices in math and science to teach for student understanding integrating technology, the TEKS and TAKS. Fee: $40 Offered: Fall, Spring

EDUC 5405G - SELECTED TOPIC IN TEACHER EDUCATION

In-depth study of specialized topic chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

EDUC 5505G - SELECTED TOPIC IN TEACHER EDUCATION

In-depth study of specialized topic chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

EDUC 5605G - SELECTED TOPIC IN EDUCATION

In-depth study of specialized topic chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

EDUC 6106 - SELECTED TOPICS IN EDUCATION

In-depth study of specialized topic chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite:Consent of instructor

EDUC 6206 - SELECTED TOPICS IN EDUCATION

In-depth study of specialized topic chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite:Consent of instructor

EDUC 6300 - EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATIONS

An overview of topics in the area of educational technology. Topics include terminology, applications, hardware systems, social issues, ethical issues and historical trends. Offered: Distance Learning Course, Fall

EDUC 6304 - MULTICULTURAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION

Specific effects of multicultural environments on student learning to include considerations of variations in beliefs, traditions and values across cultures. Cultural, linguistic diversity and exceptional learners' specific needs are reviewed in relation to cultural milieu; to include the child, the family, assessment, effective communication and collaborative procedures and their relation to the total educational program. Offered: Fall, Summer, Distance Learning offered Fall

EDUC 6305 - CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION IN MULTICULTURAL SETTINGS

A study of curriculum organization, instructional methods, teaching cycle, scope and sequence of Knowledge and Skills in Texas Essential knowledge and skills (TEKS). Attention to proficiency in teaching pedagogy with diverse students. Practical applications of models of teaching. Eight clock hours of field experience in schools. Fee:$10.00 Offered: Spring

EDUC 6306 - SELECTED TOPICS IN EDUCATION

In-depth study of specialized topic chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite:Consent of instructor

EDUC 6309 - SEMINAR IN MATH, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Seminar on current issues and trends in math, science and technology learning and teaching.

EDUC 6311 - RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES

Study of statistics, analysis of research design and methodology, use of library resources and evaluation of current literature; completion of a research project required. Must be taken during first nine semester hours of program. Same as SPED 7385. Offered:Fall, Spring,Summer, Distance Learning offered Spring

EDUC 6317 - ADVANCED CHILDHOOD GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

In-depth examination of child development including both normal and exceptional development;specifically the cognitive, language, physical, social, and emotional developmental domains of the child from the prenatal period to early adolescence. Exploration of theoretical frameworks, current research, and application as well as examination of effects of varying environmental and cultural backgrounds on child growth and development. On-site observations of children in various contexts. Fee:20.00 Offered:Spring

EDUC 6318 - TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN

An integrated approach to curriculum, assessment and instruction based on aesthetic, affective, cognitive, language, motor, physical and social development of children (birth through age eight); identification of best practices in organizing the learning environment, materials, schedule and routines in naturalistic child-centered settings. Practical application of play-centered curricula. Fee:20.00 Prerequisite:EDUC 6317 Offered:Spring

EDUC 6319 - THESIS

Prerequisite:EDUC 6311; approval of topic, consent of thesis director.

EDUC 6321 - SEMINAR IN SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

Administrative problems studied n specific school situations; development of individual capabilities in resolving persistent problems.

EDUC 6322 - SEMINAR IN SUPERVISION

Special topics and issues related to needs of individual students specializing in professional supervision.

EDUC 6324 - OBSERVATION AND PRACTICE

Experience in various aspects of work in the school learning resources center, including reader services and records, organization of materials, use of materials with teachers and students, physical preparation of library-media and technology-based materials; 135 clock hours of practice required in an accredited school. Prerequisite: EDUC 6326, EDUC 6355. Offered: Fall,Spring

EDUC 6326 - CATALOGING AND CLASSIFICATION

Provides a basic understanding and utilization of MARC data, cataloging in context and subject arrangement of library materials; procedures of organizing print and non-print materials; consideration and use of basic tools; need and purpose of basic records, use of the on-line card catalog and printed indexes; physical preparation of materials. Offered: Spring of odd-numbered years

EDUC 6333 - YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE AND RELATED MEDIA

Reading needs and basic reading interests of young adults; standard aids for selection; factors in using, selecting, and evaluating materials in all formats including multicultural and multiethnic materials for adolescents; using and interpreting materials in the secondary school curriculum. Offered: Fall of odd-numbered years, Spring

EDUC 6344 - CRITICAL ISSUES IN READING ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTIONS

Examines issues critical to meeting needs of students with reading difficulties, including assessment of strengths and weaknesses and development of interventions based on assessment data. Interventions will be developed from current research that establishes best practices. Fee: $10 Offered: Spring

EDUC 6345 - ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION:STUDENTS WITH EXCEPTIONALITIES

Same as: PSYC 6345 and SPED 6345. Fee:25.00

EDUC 6346 - CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT

Emphasis on different theoretical models of instruction and assessment and their application in the classroom with a focus on curricular alignment. Through lesson study, planning and refinement of ''research lesson'' are developed to support long-term goals for student learning and professional development. Offered:Summer, Distance Learning offered Summer

EDUC 6348 - CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION IN READING

An examination of the current theories of reading, supporting research and relationships to current reading methods of instruction and curriculum designs. Technological based materials will be evaluated, along with their use as a method of instruction. Credit may not be earned for this course and EDUC 4345G. Offered: Spring

EDUC 6349 - INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT PRACTICES FOR THE MULTICULTURAL CLASSROOM

Examination of different theoreticals models of teaching and assessment with an emphasis on the interrelationship between curriculum, instruction and assessment including the design of high quality, developmentally appropriate, standards-aligned curriculum for a diverse student population;technology integration and creation of performance assessment, rubrics, test construction and modifications for students with learning differences are covered. Practical application of alignment of instruction and assessment. Offered:Summer

EDUC 6355 - THE LEARNING RESOURCES CENTER IN SCHOOL

Problems and methods of achieving effective service in the school learning resources center; organization and administrative of learning resources and objectives with standards for evaluating service to students and faculty. Offered: Fall of even-numbered years

EDUC 6356 - SELECTION AND ACQUISITION OF MATERIALS

Philosophy, principles, and practices of selecting and acquiring all types of library materials; use of selection tools and bibliographic sources for developing both print and non-print collections for school learning resources centers. Offered: Spring of even-numbered years

EDUC 6359 - APPLIED LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Overview of the theoretical foundations of educational psychology; student characteristics and diversity; basic principles of human learning and motivation to include: perception, memory, problem-solving, transfer, cognitive development and group processes. Application of basic psychological principles in educational and clinical settings. Same as COUN 6359, PSYC 6359. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

EDUC 6360 - INFORMATION SOURCES AND SERVICES

Selection, evaluation, and utilization of information sources including book, non-book, technology and telecommunication-based sources; developing techniques and methods for reference service. Offered: Summer of even-numbered years

EDUC 6361 - INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES FOR CONTENT AREAS:BILINGUAL

Techniques for teaching mathematics, science and social studies in Spanish including technical vocabulary building in Spanish, classroom management and conceptual development in content areas. Research in language development and academic Spanish for L1/L2 cognitive academic language learning approach strategies. This course is taught bilingual (English/Spanish). Prerequisite: Academic and oral language proficiency in Spanish and English. Offered: Spring Fee: $20

EDUC 6363 - READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS:BILINGUAL

Examines the development and assessment of literacy in the primary language (L1) and in the students' second language (L2). Transfer and diagnosis of literacy skills between languages including the current social nature of the biliteracy process. Research in the area of literacy assessment. Minimum of eight hours of field experience in bilingual classrooms. This course is taught bilingual (English/Spanish). Prerequisite:Academic and oral language proficiency in Spanish and English. Offered: Fall Fee: $20

EDUC 6368 - CLASSROOM ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT FOR MULTICULTURAL SETTINGS

Overview of basic principles of classroom organization and management of instructions, including theoretical knowledge about the science of classroom management. A broad range of techniques is presented with attention to social, cultural, and gender differences as factors important to effective classroom management, Code of ethics and standard practices for Texas educators including professional and ethical practices and conduct toward colleagues and students. Emphasis on practical application of theoretical frameworks of classroom management. Eight clock hours of field experience in schools. Offered: Summer Fee: $10

EDUC 6369 - CLINICAL PRACTICE IN READING

Supervised practice with students with reading problems in a clinic setting. The experience will include reading diagnosis; development and implementation of interventions. Data will be gathered and case studies written. Fee: $25 Offered: Summer

EDUC 6371 - CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

Definitions, theories and characteristics of curriculum which guide professionals in preparation of curricula and processes of curricular change. Offered: Spring, Summer, Distance Learning Course Fall.

EDUC 6372 - LEADERSHIP IN INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY

The role of the school leaders in communication, collaboration, mentoring, coaching and consulting as related to technology in instruction. Fee: $10

Offered: Distance Learning Course Fall

EDUC 6374 - READING DIAGNOSIS AND PRESCRIPTION

Overview of assessment and correction of reading difficulties;principles of intervention and corrective instruction, including use of the Response to Intervention (RTI) approach;informal and standardized instruments for diagnosing student strengths and weaknesses in reading;formulation of programs, appropriate strategies and procedures based on diagnosis,clinical practice in administration and interpretation of diagnostic instruments. Practical application of intervention design and implementation. Minimum of 8 hours of field experience in schools. Offered: Spring

EDUC 6375 - CONTENT AREA READING IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Principles, methods and materials for effective instruction in reading at the secondary level. Emphasis is placed on reading to learn with meaning-based strategies that help students construct meaning and become more effective readers in the content areas, appropriate reading levels, adaptation of materials in content areas and assessment procedures. Practical applications of reading strategies to help students become more effective readers. Minimum of eight hours of field experience in schools. Offered: Spring

EDUC 6376 - DESIGNING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS

Critical examination of convergent research for application in the school environment. Identification of professional development needs and development of adult learning situation to promote positive change. Offered: Distance Learning Course Spring

EDUC 6377 - TEACHING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

A study of instructional technology tools and integration strategies for teaching and learning. Topics include theory and practice of integration, with specific emphasis on instructional software, productivity software, multimedia, internet, and discipline-specific tools and applications. Offered: Summer, Distance Learning Course Spring.

EDUC 6379 - ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

A study of emergent technology-based delivery and management of instruction. Topics include information literacy;digital media (video,audio,animations, etc.) design and production;management of digital information; advanced Web authoring; and technology-related legal, ethical, and societal issues. Prerequisite: EDUC 6300 or consent of instructor Fee: $20.00 Offered: Distance Learning Course Spring

EDUC 6380 - PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP: SCHOOL LIBRARIAN

One-year teaching experience where the student is employed as a school librarian and jointly supervised by the University and an accredited school. Course requires documentation of at least 50% time on-the-job spent as a partner teacher in the direct instruction/guidance of large groups small groups and individual students utilizing effective classroom management and counseling techniques. Lesson plans will be aligned to the appropriate TEKS. Pass-Fail.

May be repeated once for credit. Fee: $30 Offered: Fall, Spring

EDUC 6381 - SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

Behavioral science concepts and principles of computer-age management and educational leadership for a multicultural society; focus on individual administrator's attitudes, motivation, perception skills. Offered:Spring of even numbered years, Summer of odd-numbered years.

EDUC 6382 - PRINCIPAL INTERNSHIP

Knowledge, skills and experiences at the performance level under joint guidance and direction of school administration teaching staff; experiences with all administrative jobs and positions except that of superintendent. This course may be repeated for credit. Fee:$50 Offered: Spring

EDUC 6383 - BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Principles of finance and organization of business management functions in public schools, including internal structure, use of computers, budgeting, accounting, purchasing, control of supplies, taxation, bonds, school construction, building maintenance and operation, transportation, food services, legal relationships, insurance, funding of special projects, and local, state and federal relationships. Offered: Fall of odd-numbered years, Summer of even-numbered years.

EDUC 6384 - SCHOOL LAW

Legal bases for organizing and conducting public and private school systems, statutes and court decisions affecting educational functions. Offered: Spring

EDUC 6386 - INTERNSHIP I:ELEMENTARY

Elementary teaching experience where the students is employed as a teacher of record and jointly supervised by the University and an accredited school. Attendance at internship seminars is required during first semester of teaching. Pass/Fail Fee: $30 Offered:Fall, Spring

EDUC 6387 - INTERNSHIP II:ELEMENTARY

Elementary teaching experience where the student is employed as a teacher of record and jointly supervised by the University and an accredited school. Prerequisite: EDUC 6386. Pass/Fail Offered: Fall, Spring Fee: $30

EDUC 6388 - INTERNSHIP I:SECONDARY

Secondary teaching experience where the student is employed as a teacher of record and jointly supervised by the University and an accredited school. Attendance at internship seminars is required during first semester of teaching. Pass/Fail Fee: $30 Offered:Fall, Spring

EDUC 6389 - INTERNSHIP II:SECONDARY

Secondary teaching experience where the student is employed as a teacher of record and jointly supervised by the University and an accredited school. Prerequisite: EDUC 6388 Pass/Fail Offered: Fall, Spring Fee: $30

EDUC 6391 - SCHOOL SUPERVISION

Scope, procedures and processes, organization and administration, and planning of supervision; application of principles of supervision to the teaching-learning situation in a multicultural community. Offered: Fall

EDUC 6393 - SEMINAR IN SCHOOL LIBRARIANSHIP

Special problems, activities, and topics in school librarianship, educational technology, etc. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

EDUC 6395 - TELECOMMUNICATIONS FOR INSTRUCTIONAL PURPOSES

A study of the use of educational telecommunications for teaching and learning. Topics include the networking, teleconferencing, streaming media, and instructional application of the World Wide Web. Offered: Distance Learning Course Summer

EDUC 6399 - DIRECTED STUDIES IN SCHOOL LIBRARIANSHIP

Faculty supervision of an in-depth study and report of a topic in library and information science, instructional technology or other related fields. Limited to students who have completed all required courses.

EDUC 6406 - SELECTED TOPICS IN EDUCATION

In-depth study of specialized topic chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite:Consent of instructor

EDUC 6419 - THESIS

Prerequisite:EDUC 6311; approval of topic, consent of thesis director.

EDUC 6421 - SEMINAR IN SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

Administrative problems studied in specific school situations; development of individual capabilities in resolving persistent problems.

EDUC 6519 - THESIS

Prerequisite:EDUC 6311; approval of topic, consent of thesis director.

EDUC 6506 - SELECTED TOPICS IN EDUCATION

In-depth study of specialized topic chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite:Consent of instructor

EDUC 6521 - SEMINAR IN SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

Administrative problems studied in specific school situations; development of individual capabilities in resolving persistent problems.

EDUC 6606 - SELECTED TOPICS IN EDUCATION

In-depth study of specialized topic chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

EDUC 6619 - THESIS

Prerequisite:EDUC 6311; approval of topic, consent of thesis director.

EDUC 6621 - SEMINAR IN SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION

Administrative problems studied in specific school situations; development of individual capabilities in resolving persistent problems.

EDUC 6680 - STUDENT TEACHING

The student teaching experience will consist of twelve consecutive weeks of full-day observation and teaching at an assigned school. The student teacher will be responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating instructions in collaboration with the cooperating teacher. Weekly seminars will explore teaching-related topics. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Consent of MENTC Program Director Fee: $30.00. Offered: Fall, Spring

EDUC 7382 - THE PRINCIPALSHIP

Organizational and administrative structure of elementary, middle and secondary schools, including special reading, special education, vocational education, bilingual and multicultural education, federal programs. Includes needs assessment, appropriate personnel and program evaluation criteria, personnel selection and use of computers in classrooms and offices. Offered: Fall of even-numbered years , Summer of odd-numbered years.

EDUC 7392 - SCHOOL SUPERVISION: ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, AND SECONDARY

Initiation and management of change; use of consultants in promoting the educational program, supervisory techniques, e.g., interaction analysis, targets for improvement, videotape usage and analysis of teaching; supervisory relationships; organizing a progressive supervisory program.

EDUC 8303 - THE SUPERINTENDENCY

Administrative problem studied in specific situations involving decision-making at the superintendent level; development of individual capabilities in approaching higher level decision processes for individuals and management teams.

EDUC 8312 - INTERNSHIP FOR SUPERINTENDENTS

The internship for superintendents is on a cooperative basis with school districts. The internship will provide knowledge, skills, and experiences under the joint guidance of a district superintendent and the educational administrative professor with the superintendent specialty. This is a semester program of guided administrative experiences at the superintendent's level. Fee:$30

EDUC 8314 - SCHOOL-COMMUNITY INTERACTION

The students shall be able to describe a plan for improving the school's relationship to the community it serves and to whose control it must respond, demonstrate skills in effective two-way communication and the rapport of mutual acceptance, use techniques to effect changes in the attitudes of school personnel toward parent and community relationships and involvement, and application of community resources.

EDUC 8315 - SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS, THE ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM AND PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

Competencies in the following area shall be acquired organizational planning, administrative communication, selection and evaluation of personnel, and functions of regulatory groups on a local, state and national level.

EDUC 8316 - ADVANCED SCHOOL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

The student shall be able to understand, evaluate, select and select and implement the most advanced current business concepts and practices available in today's technology of school business operations.

EDUC 8612 - INTERNSHIP FOR SUPERINTENDENTS

The internship for superintendents is on a cooperative basis with school districts. The internship will provide knowledge, skills, and experiences under the joint guidance of a district superintendent and the educational administrative professor with the superintendent specialty. This is a semester program of guided administrative experiences at the superintendent's level. Fee:$60