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Graduate Catalog 2012-13

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ADED: Adult Education

6001, 6002, 6003. Special Topics Seminar (1,2,3)
May be repeated for maximum of 6 s.h. P: Consent of instructor. Focused study in selected topics in adult education.
6240. Effective College Teaching (3)
Basic principles and practice of effective teaching at college level. Conceptual understanding and experiential skills in planning, implementing, and evaluating college instruction.
6307. Proposal Writing for Grants and Contracts (3)
Sources of support of sponsored programs. Design of proposals for research, training/education, public service, development, and other types of grants and contracts. Emphasis on practical application of knowledge and techniques for proposal preparation.
6379. Issues and Strategies in Adult Literacy (3)
Educational, psychological, social, cultural, and political problems that may be present for adults with low levels of literacy. Strategies and practical applications developed for understanding, motivating, and teaching under-educated adult.
6445. Introduction to Adult and Community Education (3)
P: Baccalaureate degree. Overview of adult education to aid student in conceptualizing social, historical, and philosophical nature of the field.
6446. Community Education and Community Development (3)
P: ADED 6445. Relationship between community education and community development and agencies and institutions in community. Techniques for assessing, coordinating, and delivering services through persons trained as community education specialists.
6450. Community, Junior, and Technical Colleges (3)
Philosophy, roles, organization, and historical foundations of community, junior, and technical colleges as specific institutions designed to meet educational needs of a rapidly changing society.
6453. The Adult Learner (3)
Uniqueness of adult as learner. Development and changes in adulthood that affect learning process.
6454. Educational Gerontology (3)
Developmental process of aging through sociological, physiological, and psychological aspects. Emphasis on overall educational implications, particularly resources and program planning related to all areas of older adult population.
6461. Introduction to Training and Development (3)
Current writings and research, models of training and development, and relationship between training and development and other human resource specialty areas.
6462. Seminar in Training and Development (3)
P: ADED 6461. Advanced understanding of current problems, issues, and trends in training and development in business, industry, health care, and governmental agencies.
6481. Development of Adult Education Programs (3)
Concepts, theories, processes, and practices essential to developing programs for adult learners.
6484. Organization and Administration of Adult Education (3)
Organizational practices, principles, and theories as applicable to adult education organizations. Emphasis on specific administrative policies and functions.
6487. Instructional Strategies in Adult Education (3)
Methods and techniques for effective instruction of adults in a variety of settings. Emphasis on concepts, theories, and principles relevant to the selection, use, and evaluation of instructional strategies.
6490. Issues and Trends in Adult Education (3)
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 s.h. P: Consent of instructor. Current issues, trends, and controversies that affect adult and continuing education practice, including emerging technological, sociocultural, economic, demographic, and ethical issues.
6491. Research Problems in Adult Education (3)
Advanced study on use, understanding, and critique of existing educational research, including methodologies, ethics of research, thesis, and manuscript preparation.
6492, 6493. Directed Readings in Adult and Community Education (1,2)
P: 12 s.h. of ADED coursework. Advanced exploration of literature in adult and community education under direction of adult education faculty.
6495. Educational Program Evaluation (3)
Components and processes of effective educational program evaluation.
6550. Leadership and Communication Skills in Education (3) Same as ELEM 6550
Teacher leadership, communication, and reflective practice in schools. Skill development enhances communication and collaboration with families, students, and educational professionals. Addresses organizational challenges and facilitates positive change.
6590. Multicultural Issues in Education (3)
Role of culture in varying learning venues and contexts, the socio-cultural and political nature of education, and the relationship of power in the teaching/learning transaction.
6600. Introduction to International Higher Education Administration (3)
Administrative aspects of international education on university campuses in the United States and abroad.
6690. Current Topics in International Higher Education Administration (3)
P: ADED 6600. Applied case study to addressing contemporary issues in international education.
6989, 6990. Internship in Adult Education (3,3)
Full-time or part-time experience under the supervision of an expert adult education practitioner.
7000. Thesis (1-6)
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 s.h.
7001. Thesis: Summer Research (1)
May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree. Students conducting thesis research may only register for this course during the summer.
7580. Introduction to Medical Education (3)
Review of the historical roots and continuum of medical education, instructional methods, accreditation requirements, and research of medical education.

COAD: Counselor Education

6001, 6002, 6003. Special Topics (1,2,3)
May be repeated for maximum of 6 s.h. Focused study in selected significant and/or contemporary topics in adult education and/or counseling. Title varies with topic.
6004. Interpersonal Communication Skills (3)
For noncounselor education majors. Overview of communication skills useful in professional settings when assisting people with decisions about relationships and life choices.
6358. Classroom Assessment and Measurement (3)
Application of measurement techniques to classroom instruction. Preparation of classroom assessment instruments, application of statistical techniques, and use of standardized tests and assessment data to improve instruction and lead curriculum development.
6370. Counseling Children and Adolescents (3)
Developmental counseling approaches and techniques used with children and adolescents, including individual, group, and family procedures for prevention, development, and treatment as well as consultation processes.
6400. Introduction to Counseling and Human Services (3) Formerly COAD 5370
Issues and processes of counseling services and programs. Emphasis on history, philosophy, functions, and professional issues in counseling.
6401. Analysis of the Individual (3)
Techniques of test and nontest nature for studying individuals. Use of anecdotal records, rating scales, autobiographies, personal data blanks, sociometric devices, and case study. Taking, scoring, and interpreting of mental ability, aptitude, interest, and personality tests useful in counseling work.
6402. Career Development and Counseling (3)
World of work, types of occupational and educational information, sources of information, methods of disseminating the information, and career development theory.
6404. Counseling Theory and Techniques (3)
Approaches to counseling, interviewing methods, psychological factors underlying various methods, tools of counseling, and evaluation of counseling.
6405. Group Procedures (3)
Application of group methods in counseling. Group dynamics, group therapy, group techniques, and applications of these factors to counseling programs.
6406. Counseling in Schools (3)
P: COAD 6400, 6404; or consent of chair. Development and coordination of comprehensive school counseling program. Planning and management skills, roles of other school personnel, consultation skills, and ethical and professional issues in school counseling.
6407. Social and Cultural Issues in Counseling (3)
P: 6400. Seminar. Contemporary issues and trends in counseling related to cultural aspects of clients and society. Presents ideas about counseling relationships to encourage an expanded view of professional helping.
6408. Counseling the Exceptional Student (3)
Counseling theories and techniques relevant with exceptional students and their parents. Reviews characteristics and legislation regarding exceptional students. Emphasis on counseling process in dealing with problems of exceptional students.
6409. Counseling Skills and Techniques (3)
Fundamental skills development for subsequent professional studies of counseling. Emphasis on development of specific skills in counseling, testing, human relations, design of counseling strategies, and treatment plans.
6411. Student Affairs and College Counseling (3)
P: COAD 6400, 6404; or consent of instructor. Sociological, psychological, and historical bases of student affairs counseling in higher education. Procedures for developing, implementing, and managing student affairs counseling programs.
6412. Developmental Counseling and Learning: A Life-Span Approach (3)
P: COAD 6400. Application of human development theories to selection of appropriate counseling strategies and interventions with clients throughout the life span.
6414. Family Approaches in Professional Counseling (3)
P: COAD 6404 or consent of instructors. Survey of family approaches and interventions used by professional counselors in clinical and educational settings. Consideration of the ethical code of the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC) and related professional issues.
6415. Clinical Mental Health Counseling (3)
P: COAD 6400. History, philosophy, organization, management and delivery of counseling services in diverse clinical mental health settings. Focus on helping strategies that promote mental health wellness, personal growth, and development through preventive, developmental and remedial models of intervention.
6416. Concepts of Self (3)
P: COAD 6404 or equivalent. Personal frame of reference for students to examine how self-concept relates to human growth, achievement, and developmental change in counseling.
6482. Supervised Counseling Practicum (3)
Weekly on-campus group supervision and individual site supervision required. P: COAD 6400, 6404, 6409. Application of counseling skills and knowledge, including individual counseling and consultation, in clinical mental health, school or higher education setting.
6483. Counseling Concerns and Counseling Strategies (2)
P: COAD 6409 or consent of instructor. Seminar. Timely concerns of clients and effective strategies for intervention. Examines strategies used to help clients with topical issues.
6991. Counseling Internship I (3)
Requires both university and field supervision. P: Minimum grade of B or better in COAD 6482 and a minimum grade of B or better in either COAD 6406, 6411 or 6415. Supervised counseling experience including direct service provision at site specific to professional specialization.
6992. Counseling Internship II (3)
Requires both university and field supervision. P: Minimum grade of B or better in COAD 6482, 6991 and a minimum grade of B or better in either COAD 6406, 6411 or 6415. Supervised counseling experience including direct service provision at site specific to professional specialization.
7000. Thesis (1-6)
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 s.h.
7001. Thesis: Summer Research (1)
May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree. Students conducting thesis research may only register for this course during the summer.
7402. Seminar–Career Development (Theory and Program) (3)
P: COAD 6402 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Explores aspects of effective career development, successful career preparation, and life-long career planning. Practical application of career theory concepts to rapidly changing world of work and futuristic trends.
7404. Advanced Counseling and Consulting Strategies (3)
P: COAD 6404 or equivalent or consent of instructor. In-depth examination of various counseling strategies and approaches for practicing counselors. Study of selected consulting models and approaches.
7405. Practicum in Group Counseling (3)
P: COAD 6405 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Supervised practicum in group counseling. Emphasis on development of counseling skills through analyzing and leading small groups. Didactic content related to experiences in group work.
7408. Professional, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Counseling (3)
P: COAD 6409 or equivalent or consent of instructor. For advanced students in counseling.
7411. Administration and Management of Student Affairs in Higher Education (3)
P: COAD 6411 or consent of instructor. Managing and understanding student affairs agencies, workers in those agencies, and student needs that create those agencies. Considers planning, funding, budgeting, and direction of such agencies.
7480. Research Methods and Design in Counseling (3)
P: EDUC 6480 or master’s in counseling or equivalent or consent of instructor. Review of methodological problems in counseling research. Development and critique of research designs. Emphasis on application of research to work of counselor.
7482. Counseling Supervision (3)
P: Enrolled in EdS in counselor education; COAD 7404, 7405; or consent of instructor. Practicum experience in supervision of counselor trainees. Establishment of supervisory relationship, critiquing of tapes, and application of supervision principles.
7580. Introduction to Medical Education (3)
Review of the historical roots and continuum of medical education, instructional methods, accreditation requirements, and research of medical education.