Houston Baptist University Catalog

Professional Education (EDUC) Course Descriptions


EDUC 2320, Learning and Development
This is a comprehensive study of child and adolescent development (cognitive, social, physical, and emotional development) combined with examination and analysis of learning theory and other factors and principles that affect learning. Observation and experience in schools is included. (Students who wish to enter the Teacher Preparation Program must earn a C or better in this course.)

EDUC 2330, Foundations of American Educational Thought
This course of study introduces the historical, philosophical, and sociological influences that have shaped the dynamic nature of private and public educational systems in the United States. Emphasis is placed on the Christian influence on education, great educational leaders, as well as examining the future of education. A great variety of selected classical readings are included with authors such as William Penn, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Noah Webster, Ralph Waldo-Emerson, G. Stanley Hall, John Dewey, Booker T. Washington, Jane Addams, W.E.B. DuBois, E.L. Thorndike, and others. An overview of the many facets and issues of teaching are introduced. (Students who wish to enter the Teacher Preparation Program must earn a C or better in this course.)

EDUC 4100 TExES State Certification Exam Preparation Seminar
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program, a degree plan on file in the Registrar's Office, and completion of at least 90 hours of degree-plan specified coursework.
This course assists students in understanding the state and federal standards for their chosen certification areas. Students complete intensive reviews for their Pedagogy and Professionalism (PPR) and content area certification exams. They must successfully complete PPR and content area practice exams. This course must be completed prior to entering Student Teaching.

EDUC 4181 Special Topics
A service course designed to permit the offering of topics of current interest, additional field work and special workshops. May also be used for individual study, in which a minimum of 30 clock hours of directed study is required for each semester hour of credit. Topics and projects are selected on the basis of student interest and need.

EDUC 4281 Special Topics
A service course designed to permit the offering of topics of current interest, additional field work and special workshops. May also be used for individual study, in which a minimum of 30 clock hours of directed study is required for each semester hour of credit. Topics and projects are selected on the basis of student interest and need.

EDUC 4290 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
For course description and prerequisite(s) for this course, please contact the Dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences.

EDUC 4294 Senior Seminar: Classroom Management
This course involves an exploration of means for creating and maintaining optimal learning environments and helping children and adolescents develop into considerate, responsible adults. It includes independent observation which must be completed during student teaching or the CDEV practicum. (Offered also as CDEV 4294, INDC 4294.)

EDUC 4301 Curriculum and Instruction in the Elementary School
Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program.
This course is designed to provide an integrated and in-depth understanding of principles of curriculum and instruction, as well as practical experiences in instructional design for elementary school contexts and learners. Multiple approaches to learning, the roles of teachers in the teaching-learning process, as well as current Texas state curriculum requirements and guidelines are explored. The effective use of media/technology is included. Field work is required. This course must be taken with EDUC 4312. (Also offered as EDUC 5313.)

EDUC 4306 Educational Applications of Technology
Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program
A broad spectrum of technology application is explored including the use of word processing, software evaluation, Internet use, multimedia, and telecommunications. Technology is used for communication, management, teaching, and learning. Software is reviewed and evaluated.

EDUC 4311 Curriculum and Instruction in the Secondary School
Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program
This course is designed to provide an integrated and in-depth understanding of principles of curriculum and instruction, as well as practical experiences in instructional design for secondary school contexts and learners. Multiple approaches to learning, the roles of teachers in the teaching-learning process, as well as current Texas state curriculum requirements and guidelines are explored. The effective use of media/technology is included. Field work is required. This course must be taken with EDUC 4312. (Also offered as EDUC 5314.)

EDUC 4320, Teaching Methodology for Secondary Teachers
Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Preparation Program; EDUC 4301 or 4311
This course combines campus-based instruction with field-based experiences. Students observe as well as plan and present lessons in their designated content area. An emphasis is placed upon content specific instructional methods, using data to make instructional decisions and application of classroom management skills. This course must be completed before student teaching.

EDUC 4325, Educating Gifted Learners
Prerequisite(s): EDUC 4301 or 4311
This course presents an overview of the intellectual and developmental characteristics of the gifted and talented as well as an introduction to identification techniques, instructional approaches, educational programs, and special problems. The course focuses on classroom educational practices designed to meet the unique needs of the gifted and talented students. Historical, legal, and conceptual foundations of gifted education are examined as well as current research relevant to the education of gifted learners.

EDUC 4340 Action Research
The Action Research model is explored and students complete an Action Research project. Preparation for certification exams is also a component of the course. Students take this course immediately preceding student teaching or concurrent with student teaching if student teaching in the Fall quarter.

EDUC 4381 Special Topics
A service course designed to permit the offering of topics of current interest, additional field work and special workshops. May also be used for individual study, in which a minimum of 30 clock hours of directed study is required for each semester hour of credit. Topics and projects are selected on the basis of student interest and need.

EDUC 4400, Student Teaching Seminar
Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee
This course is founded on foundational research-based content and best practices in education concerning the topics of classroom management, assessment and professional development. Classroom management is focused on the exploration of means for creating and maintaining optimal learning environments and helping children and adolescents develop into considerate, responsible adults. Other components explored and revisited include classroom assessment, home/school communication and the roles and responsibilities of teaching. Students complete the professional E-Portfolio during this course.

EDUC 4461 Student Teaching in Elementary School Spanish
Prerequisites: Approval to Student Teach by the Center for the Preparation of Professional Educators (CPPE)
This course is a field-based student teaching experience in elementary school Spanish for the student preparing for all-level certification. The student teacher works with an experienced teacher in a school setting for one-half of an academic semester. This course must be taken concurrentlywith another four-hour student teaching course; this provides a full semester of student teaching experience.

EDUC 4462 Student Teaching in Secondary School Spanish
Prerequisites: Approval to Student Teach by the Center for the Preparation of Professional Educators (CPPE)
This course is a field-based student teaching experience in secondary school Spanish for the student preparing for all-level certification. The student teacher works with an experienced teacher in a school setting for one-half of an academic semester. This course must be taken concurrentlywith another four-hour student teaching course; this provides a full semester of student teaching experience.

EDUC 4471, Student Teaching in the EC-6 Classroom
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
This course must be taken concurrentlywith another four-hour student teaching course; this provides a full semester of student teaching experience.

EDUC 4472, Student Teaching in Special Education
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
This course must be taken concurrentlywith another four-hour student teaching course; this provides a full semester of student teaching experience.

EDUC 4481 SPECIAL TOPICS
For course description and prerequisite(s) for this course, please contact the Dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences.

EDUC 4484, Student Teaching in Elementary PE
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
This course must be taken concurrentlywith another four-hour student teaching course; this provides a full semester of student teaching experience.

EDUC 4485, Student Teaching in Secondary PE
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
This course must be taken concurrentlywith another four-hour student teaching course; this provides a full semester of student teaching experience.

EDUC 4486, Student Teaching in the ESL Classroom
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
This course must be taken concurrentlywith another four-hour student teaching course; this provides a full semester of student teaching experience.

EDUC 4487, Student Teaching in the Bilingual Classroom
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
This course must be taken concurrentlywith another four-hour student teaching course; this provides a full semester of student teaching experience.

EDUC 4489, Student Teaching in Pre-School
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
This course must be taken concurrentlywith another four-hour student teaching course; this provides a full semester of student teaching experience.

EDUC 4493, Student Teaching in Elementary Art
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
This course must be taken concurrentlywith another four-hour student teaching course; this provides a full semester of student teaching experience.

EDUC 4494, Student Teaching in Elementary School Music
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
This course must be taken concurrentlywith another four-hour student teaching course; this provides a full semester of student teaching experience.

EDUC 4495, Student Teaching in Secondary School Subjects
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
This course must be taken concurrentlywith another four-hour student teaching course; this provides a full semester of student teaching experience.

EDUC 4496, Student Teaching in Secondary Art
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
This course must be taken concurrentlywith another four-hour student teaching course; this provides a full semester of student teaching experience.

EDUC 4497, Student Teaching in Secondary School Choral Music
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
This course must be taken concurrentlywith another four-hour student teaching course; this provides a full semester of student teaching experience.

EDUC 4498, Student Teaching in Secondary School Instrumental Music
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
This course must be taken concurrentlywith another four-hour student teaching course; this provides a full semester of student teaching experience.

EDUC 4671 Student Teaching in the Bilingual EC-4 Classroom

Prerequisites: demonstration of second language proficiency and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
This course is a field-based student teaching experience in a bilingual classroom, where instruction is delivered in two languages. A student teacher works with an experienced teacher for twelve weeks. (Offered also as EDUC 5671.)

EDUC 4870, Student Teaching in the EC-4 Classroom
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.


EDUC 4871, Student Teaching in the Bilingual EC-4 Classroom
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.


EDUC 4872, Student Teaching in All-Level Special Education
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
This course is a field-based student teaching experience in special education classroom for students preparing for all-level special education certification. A student teacher works with an experienced teacher for an academic semester.

EDUC 4873, Student Teaching in the EC-6 Classroom
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.


EDUC 4876, Student Teaching in the Bilingual Classroom
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.


EDUC 4891, Student Teaching in Secondary School Subjects
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.


EDUC 4892, Student Teaching in Elementary and Special Education
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.


EDUC 4893, Student Teaching in the Middle School Grades
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.


EDUC 4894, Student Teaching in the High School Grades
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.


EDUC 5101, ACP Internship I
Prerequisites: Must have an ACP plan on file in the School of Education office and be employed in an EC-12 school as a teacher.
This is a field-based course required for students in the HBU Alternative Certification Program (ACP). To be encolled in the course, the student must be employed as a teacher in an EC-12 state-accredited school. HBU faculty will provide regular supervision and support for the student during the semester to assist the student in becoming a successful and effective teacher. (Offered Fall and Spring only.)

EDUC 5181 Special Topics
A service course designed to permit the offering of topics of current interest and special workshops. May also be used for individual study, in which a minimum of 40 clock hours of directed study is required for each semester hour of credit. Topics and projects are selected on the basis of student interest and need.

EDUC 5201, ACP Internship II
Prerequisite: EDUC 5101
This is a field-based course required for students in the HBU Alternative Certification Program (ACP). To be enrolled in the course, the student must be employed as a teacher in an EC-12 state-accredited school and have completed EDUC 5101 in the semester immediately prior (excluding summer). HBU faculty will provide regular supervision and support for the student during the semester to assist the student in becoming a successful and effective teacher. Preparation for the EC-12 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities certification exam is provided during this course. (Offered Fall and Spring only.)

EDUC 5281 Special Topics
A service course designed to permit the offering of topics of current interest and special workshops. May also be used for individual study, in which a minimum of 40 clock hours of directed study is required for each semester hour of credit. Topics and projects are selected on the basis of student interest and need.

EDUC 5302 Multimedia Instructional Strategies
This course is part of the introductory sequence of courses designed to introduce and train educators in the appropriate applications of instructional technology. Information acquisition will focus on methodologies and appropriate use of multimedia as an instructional tool. Application of skills will focus on demonstrated proficiency in manipulation of text, graphics, and sound. Problem-solving activities will focus on the integration of multimedia programs as appropriate. Participants will complete the design and development of an individual multimedia project and a group multimedia project, using advanced technical features and multiple sources of media. Participants will learn to use multimedia tools to enhance their own communication, expand their repertoire of instructional strategies, and lead students in creating their own multimedia projects

EDUC 5305 Technology Enhanced Instructional Design
Prerequisite: EDUC 5306
This course is designed to provide integrated and in-depth understanding of the principles and processes of technology-enhanced instructional design and curriculum development. Learning will be focused on the application of learner, instructional, and resource analyses with an emphasis on technology-enhanced resources, assessment, and computer-based curriculum management.

EDUC 5306 Educational Applications of Technology
A broad spectrum of technology application is explored including the use of word processing, software evaluation, Internet use, multimedia, and telecommunications. Technology is used for communication, management, teaching, and learning. Researching the roll technology plays in digital natives of today and how that influences teaching and learning will be examined with special emphasis on how to change digital immigrant teachers methodology and pedagogy. Students will also be exposed to and begin to demonstrate competencies related to the Master Technology Teacher Standards.

EDUC 5320, Teaching Methodology for Secondary Teachers
Prerequisite: Teacher Certification
This course combines campus-based instruction with a minimum of 25 clock hours of field-based experience in observation and the planning and presenting of lessons for prospective student teachers or interns. An emphasis is placed upon lesson presentation skills; lesson preparation and planning, using a variety of teaching methods including technology; application of classroom management skills; and research into the teaching of the specific content area for which the student is being certified.

EDUC 5325, Educating Gifted Learners
Prerequisite(s): None.
This course presents an overview of the intellectual and developmental characteristics of the gifted and talented as well as an introduction to identification techniques, instructional approaches, educational programs, and special problems. The course focuses on classroom educational practices designed to meet the unique needs of the gifted and talented students. Historical, legal, and conceptual foundations of gifted education are examined as well as current research relevant to the education of gifted learners.

EDUC 5331 Mathematics for Pre-Adolescents
This course prepares prospective and practicing preschool, elementary school and middle school teachers to teach mathematics effectively. Students overview all aspects of the PK-6 mathematics curriculum and acquire an in depth knowledge of the content, methods, and materials involved in the development of mathematical processes and of the number and operations strand of preschool, elementary, and middle school mathematics. Classroom use of models and manipulatives is emphasized.

EDUC 5335 Clinical Teaching in the 4-8 Classroom
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and the approval of the Teacher Education Committee
This is a field-based student teaching experience in a middle grade (4-8) for students seeking certification in grades 4-8. The student teacher works with an experienced teacher in a school setting each school day for 12 weeks.

EDUC 5340 Social Studies for Pre-Adolescents
Prerequisite: EDUC 5313, 5314, 6302, or 6312 (or teacher certification)
This course provides an exploration of social studies content and skills as well as teaching/learning materials and strategies for developing content and skills at preschool through grade 6 levels. Essential knowledge and skills are emphasized. Field-based experiences and technology applications are required. (Offered also as INDC 4340)

EDUC 5350 Science for Pre-Adolescents
Prerequisite: None.
This course is an exploration of teaching science for educators in preschool through grade 6. Graduate students will examine a variety of science curricula as well as teaching/learning materials and strategies for developing new content and skills at preschool through grade 6 levels. Applications of knowledge and skills are emphasized. Technology applications are required.

EDUC 5360, Essential Elements of Math
Prerequisite: Teacher Certification. Any one Curriculum and Instruction course (EDUC 6202, 6312, or 6322).
This course prepares prospective and practicing preschool, elementary school and middle school teachers to teach mathematics effectively. Students acquire an in-depth knowledge of the content, methods, and materials involved in the development of mathematical processes and in development of the number and operations strand of preschool, elementary, and middle school mathematics. Classroom applications and use of models and manipulatives are emphasized. Fieldwork in which students teach mathematics in an elementary or middle school is required.

EDUC 5361 Student Teaching in Elementary School Spanish
Prerequisites: Approval to Student Teach by the Center for the Preparation of Professional Educators (CPPE)
This course is a field-based student teaching experience in elementary school Spanish for the student preparing for all-level certification. The student teacher works with an experienced teacher in a school setting for one-half of an academic semester. This must be combined with another four-hour student teaching course/experience so that the student comletes a full semester of student teaching.

EDUC 5362 Student Teaching in Secondary School Spanish
Prerequisites: Approval to Student Teach by the Center for the Preparation of Professional Educators (CPPE)
This course is a field-based student teaching experience in secondary school Spanish for the student preparing for all-level certification. The student teacher works with an experienced teacher in a school setting for one-half of an academic semester. This must be combined with another four-hour student teaching course/experience so that the student comletes a full semester of student teaching.

EDUC 5371 CLINICAL TEACH:EC-6 CLASSROOM
For course description and prerequisite(s) for this course, please contact the Dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences.

EDUC 5372 Clinical Teaching in Special Education
This course is a field-based student teaching experience consisting of placement in a special education classroom. (Offered also as EDUC 4372.)

EDUC 5373 Clinical Teaching in the 7-12 Classroom
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and the approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
This is a field-based student teaching experience in a secondary grade (8-12) for students seeking certification in grades 7-12. The student teacher works with an experienced teacher in a school setting each school day for 12 weeks.

EDUC 5374 Clinical Teaching in EC-6/Special Education EC-12 Classrooms
Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and the approval of the Teacher Education Committee. A completed student teaching application must be submitted by the deadline and approved prior to registering for this course.
This is a field-based student teaching experience in both elementary and secondary grades. The student teaching experience is divided between general and special education classes. This experience is for students seeking certification in EC-6 generalist with All-Level Special Education. The student teacher works with an experienced teacher in a school setting each school day for 12 weeks.

EDUC 5375 Essential Elements of Fine Arts and PE/Health
This course explores EC-6 fine arts, PE and Health content and methodology. It includes development of knowledge skills, and dispositions identified in the art, music, theatre, PE and Health TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills), as well as ways to integrate into learning in other content areas.

EDUC 5380, Essential Elements of Social Studies
Prerequisites: EDUC 6302 or 6312.
This course provides an in-depth study of social studies content and skills, as well as teaching/learning materials and strategies for developing content and skills at preschool through grade 12 levels. Teachers will apply content knowledge as they learn to implement and enhance classroom essential knowledge and skills; construct assessments that assess in a differentiated manner using multiple approaches to assessment; and create diagnostic assessment tools. Emphasis is placed on developing a professional perspective and knowledge base designed for service as a teacher leader at campus/district/national levels. Technology integration to enhance instruction is an integral element of the course.

EDUC 5381 Special Topics
A service course designed to permit the offering of topics of current interest and special workshops. May also be used for individual study, in which a minimum of 40 clock hours of directed study is required for each semester hour of credit. Topics and projects are selected on the basis of student interest and need.

EDUC 5384 Clinical Teaching in Elementary Physical Education
This course is a field-based teaching experience in elementary school physical education for the student preparing for all-level physical education certification. The student teacher works with an experienced teacher in a school setting for one-half of an academic quarter. (Offered also as EDUC 4384.)

EDUC 5385 Clinical Teaching in Secondary Physical Education
This course is a field-based teaching experience in secondary school physical education for the student preparing for all-level physical education certification. The student teacher works with an experienced teacher for one-half of an academic quarter. (Offered also as EDUC 4385.)

EDUC 5386 Clinical Teaching in the ESL Classroom
This course is a field-based student teaching experience in the ESL classroom. The student teacher works with an experienced teacher in the ESL school setting for one-half of an academic quarter. (Offered also as EDUC 4386.)

EDUC 5390 Clinical Teaching in Elementary Grades
(Offered also as EDUC 4390.)

EDUC 5393 Clinical Teaching in Elementary School Art
This course is a field-based student teaching experience in elementary school art for the student preparing for all-level certification. The student teacher works with an experienced teacher in a school setting for one-half of an academic quarter. (Offered also as EDUC 4393.)

EDUC 5394 Clinical Teaching in Elementary School Music
This course is a field-based student teaching experience in elementary school music for the student preparing for all-level certification. The student teacher works with an experienced teacher in a school setting for one-half of an academic quarter. (Offered also as EDUC 4394.)

EDUC 5396 Clinical Teaching in Secondary School Art
This course is a field-based student teaching experience in secondary school art for the student preparing for all-level certification. The student teacher works with an experienced teacher in a school setting for one-half of an academic quarter. (Offered also as EDUC 4396.)

EDUC 5397 Clinical Teaching in Secondary School Choral Music
This course is a field-based student teaching experience in secondary school choral music for the student preparing for all-level certification. The student teacher works with an experienced teacher in a school setting for one-half of an academic quarter. (Offered also as EDUC 4397.)

EDUC 5398 Clinical Teaching in Secondary School Instrumental Music
This course is a field-based student teaching experience in secondary school instrumental and/or band music for the student preparing for all-level certification. The student teacher works with an experienced teacher in a school setting for one-half of an academic quarter. (Offered also as EDUC 4398.)

EDUC 5672 ST TCH:EC-12 SP EDUC CLASSRM
For course description and prerequisite(s) for this course, please contact the Dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences.

EDUC 5673 Clinical Steaching in the EC-6 Classroom


EDUC 5674 Clinical Teaching in the EC-6 Bilingual Classroom


EDUC 5691 Clinical Teaching in Secondary School Subjects
Prerequisite: Approval of the Teacher Education Committee
This course is a field-based student teaching experience in a secondary school for students seeking secondary school certification. The student teacher works with an experienced teacher for twelve weeks. (Offered also as EDUC 4691.)

EDUC 5693 Clinical Teaching in Middle Grades


EDUC 5694, Clinical Teaching in High School Grades
Prerequisite: Approval of the Teacher Education Committee
This course is a field-based student teaching experience in grades 8-12 for students seeking certification in grades 8-12. The student teacher works with an experienced teacher in a school setting each school day for twelve weeks. (Offered also as EDUC 4694.)

EDUC 5870 ST TCH: EC-4 CLASSROOM
For course description and prerequisite(s) for this course, please contact the Dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences.

EDUC 5891 ST TCH: SECONDARY SCH SUBJ
For course description and prerequisite(s) for this course, please contact the Dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences.

EDUC 5894 ST TCH: HIGH SCHOOL GRADES
For course description and prerequisite(s) for this course, please contact the Dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences.

EDUC 6181 Special Topics
A service course designed to permit the offering of topics of current interest and special workshops. May also be used for individual study, in which a minimum of 40 clock hours of directed study is required for each semester hour of credit. Topics and projects are selected on the basis of student interest and need.

EDUC 5181, 5281, 5381, 6181, 6281, 6381 Special Topics
A service course designed to permit the offering of topics of current interest and special workshops. May also be used for individual study, in which a minimum of 40 clock hours of directed study is required for each semester hour of credit. Topics and projects are selected on the basis of student interest and need.

EDUC 6301 Classroom Management
A study of a broad spectrum of approaches to classroom management, including authoritarian, behavior-modification, group-process, instructional, and psycho-emotional-climate orientations. Examination of research regarding effective classroom management. Exploration of multiple strategies for handling common classroom management problems.(Offered also as EDAD 6307.)

EDUC 6302 Elementary School Curriculum and Instruction
This course provides a study of influencing factors and guiding principles for curriculum and instruction in the elementary school. It includes practical experience in instructional design as well as first-hand teaching experiences.

EDUC 6304 Children, Adolescents, and Learning
This course combines a study of learning (including both cognitive and behavioral perspectives), human development (childhood through adolescence), and assessment (traditional and performance; teacher-made and standardized). Related constructs such as motivation and self-esteem are explored.

EDUC 6307 Design of Print-Based Media
Prerequisites: EDUC 5306
Information acquisition activities include analysis of graphic and text layout design for various print-based media. Application competencies include creation and evaluation of documents using advanced standards and styles of publishing. Problem-solving activities will focus on matching the appropriate production software.

EDUC 6308 Distance Learning
Prerequisites: EDUC 5306
Information acquisition focuses on case studies and research efforts documenting effective and ineffective applications of distance learning technologies. Application of research findings will lead to the development of a distance learning prospectus. By participating in distance learning demonstrations and simulations, students will apply and test instructional strategies appropriate for learners in a remote learning scenario. Problem-solving activities will include delivery system design and program design.

EDUC 6312 Secondary School Curriculum and Instruction
This course provides a study of influencing factors and guiding principles for curriculum and instruction in the secondary school. It includes practical experience in instructional design as well as first-hand teaching experiences.

EDUC 6315, American Educational Reform
In this course of study the historical, philosophical, sociological and political influences of the past, present, and future issues and trends of American education are examined. Emphasis is placed on interconnectivity and impact on teaching and learning in both private and public venues. Study framed within this context provides opportunity for the professional educator to develop a deeper understanding of the current challenges faced in educational settings. A broad selection of readings range from traditional classical works to current perspectives on challenging issues such as: demographics, diversity, vouchers, charter schools, home schooling, accountability, high-stakes testing, special needs, giftedness, bilingual instruction, technology, and more.

EDUC 6320 Research Techniques and Procedures
A study of investigations relating to schooling with applications suitable to the role of the principal. Includes examination of reports from abstracts and original sources, valid research criteria in making written evaluations, and applications in specific field settings. (Offered also as EDAD 6310 and PSYC 6320.)

EDUC 6322 Curriculum and Instruction: Grades K-12
This course provides a study of influencing factors and guiding principles for curriculum and instruction in grades K-12. It includes practical experience in instructional design as well as first-hand teaching experiences. It is designed to provide integrated and in-depth understandings of principles and processes for curriculum and instruction, as well as practical experiences in planning and facilitating learning (instructional design, media/technology usage, and classroom teaching). The role of the student and teacher in the teacher-learning process as well as current Texas curriculum requirements, including Essential Knowledge and Skills, are explored.

EDUC 6330 Teaching Methodology for the Professional
Structured to meet the needs of those professionals who must design, organize, and present materials to various target populations, this graduate level course focuses on teaching methods, media, and evaluation of the learning process.

EDUC 6370 Critical Issues in Teaching Reading in the Elementary School
An analysis of issues important to effective development of reading abilities during the elementary school years. Emphasis is placed upon teaching comprehension processes and understanding factors which affect comprehension processes.

EDUC 6371 Critical Issues in Teaching Reading in the Secondary School
An analysis of issues important to effective development of reading abilities during the secondary school years. Emphasis is placed upon teaching comprehension processes and understanding factors which affect comprehension processes.

EDUC 6381 Special Topics
A service course designed to permit the offering of topics of current interest and special workshops. May also be used for individual study, in which a minimum of 40 clock hours of directed study is required for each semester hour of credit. Topics and projects are selected on the basis of student interest and need.