Houston Baptist University Catalog

Education ( EDUC ) Course Descriptions

  • EDUC 2320 Learning and Development

    Prerequisite(s): None

    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 Educator Preparation Program must earn a C or better in this course.)

  • EDUC 2330 Foundations of American Educational Thought

    Prerequisite(s): None

    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 Educator Preparation Program must earn a C or better in this course.)

  • EDUC 4381 Special Topics/Independent Study

    Prerequisite(s): None

    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • EDUC 4000 Clinical Teaching Seminar

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Educator Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee
    Corequisite(s): Enrollment in clinical teaching in student’s area of certification

    This course is founded on foundational research-based content and best practices in education concerning the topics of classroom management, assessment and professional development. The seminar for clinical teachers is interactive includes exploration of issues of particular interest and value to students as they complete their Educator Preparation Programs. These issues include the process of acquiring a teaching position (applications, resumes, interview skills, etc.), classroom management/discipline, ethical and legal issues related to teaching, communication with parents, portfolio construction and other issues encountered during clinical teaching. Support and encouragement in the form of sharing and problem solving will occur during each of the weekly sessions.

  • EDUC 4100 TExES State Certification Preparation Seminar

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Educator Preparation Program and a degree plan on file in the Office of the Registrar and completion of at least 90 credit hours of degree plan specified course work

    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 clinical teaching.

  • EDUC 4181 Special Topics/Independent Study

    Prerequisite(s): None

    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • EDUC 4281 Special Topics/Independent Study

    Prerequisite(s): None

    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • EDUC 4301 Curriculum and Instruction in the Elementary School

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Educator 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.

  • EDUC 4302 Classroom Culture, Climate, and Safety

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the EPP
    Corequisite(s): None

    This course has emphasis on helping pre-service teachers to recognize the importance of developing knowledge about the culture and backgrounds of children and families in order to establish positive interactions within the classroom community. Best practices in classroom and behavior management for classrooms in general and special education will be included. As part of this, training will include using social-emotional learning strategies and content for recognizing, understanding, and responding to trauma, stress, developing trauma-sensitive classroom spaces, and using trauma-informed approaches to foster positive relationships. Suicide prevention will also be included.

  • EDUC 4311 Curriculum and Instruction in the Secondary School

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Educator 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.

  • EDUC 4320 Teaching Methodology for Secondary Teachers

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to Educator Preparation Program and (EDUC 4301 or EDUC 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 clinical teaching.

  • EDUC 4340 Action Research

    Prerequisite(s): None

    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 either immediately preceding clinical teaching or concurrent with clinical teaching if clinical teaching occurs in the fall semester.

  • EDUC 4381 Special Topics/Independent Study

    Prerequisite(s): None

    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • EDUC 4400 Clinical Teaching Seminar

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Educator Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee
    Corequisite(s): Clinical teaching in student’s area of certification

    This course is founded on foundational research-based content and best practices in education concerning the topics of classroom management, assessment and professional development. The seminar for clinical teachers is interactive includes exploration of issues of particular interest and value to students as they complete their Educator Preparation Programs. These issues include the process of acquiring a teaching position (applications, resumes, interview skills, etc.), classroom management/discipline, ethical and legal issues related to teaching, communication with parents, portfolio construction and other issues encountered during clinical teaching. Support and encouragement in the form of sharing and problem solving will occur during each of the weekly sessions.

  • EDUC 4461 Clinical Teaching in Elementary School Spanish

    Prerequisite(s): Approval for clinical teaching by the Center for the Preparation of Professional Educators (CPPE)
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 4400 and EDUC 4462

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the undergraduate Educator Preparation Program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for half of the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. This course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree and certification in Languages Other Than English Spanish Grades (EC-12). The corerequisite of EDUC 4462 provides a full semester of clinical teaching experience.

  • EDUC 4462 Clinical Teaching in Secondary School Spanish

    Prerequisite(s): Approval for clinical teaching by the Center for the Preparation of Professional Educators (CPPE)
    Corerequisite(s): EDUC 4400 and EDUC 4461

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the undergraduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for half of the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. The corequisite of EDUC 4461 provides a full semester of clinical teaching experience. This course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree and certification in Languages Other Than English Spanish Grades (EC-12).

  • EDUC 4471 Clinical Teaching in the EC-6 Classroom

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 4400 and EDUC 4472

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the undergraduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for half of the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. The prerequisite of EDUC 4472 provides a full semester of clinical teaching experience. This course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree and certification in the EC-6 and Special Education (EC-12).

  • EDUC 4472 Clinical Teaching in Special Education

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 4400 and EDUC 4471

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the undergraduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for half of the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. The corerequisite of EDUC 4471 provides a full semester of clinical teaching experience. This course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree and certification in EC-6 and in Special Education Grades (EC-12).

  • EDUC 4481 Special Topics/Independent Study

    Prerequisite(s): None

    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • EDUC 4484 Clinical Teaching in Elementary PE

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 4400 and EDUC 4485

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the undergraduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for half of the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. The corequisite of EDUC 4485 provides a full semester of clinical teaching experience. This course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree and certification in Physical Education (EC-12).

  • EDUC 4485 Clinical Teaching in Secondary PE

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 4400 and EDUC 4484

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the undergraduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for half of the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. The corequisite of EDUC 4484 provides a full semester of clinical teaching experience. This course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree and certification in Physical Education (EC-12).

  • EDUC 4487 Clinical Teaching in the Bilingual Classroom

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 4400

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the undergraduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. This course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree and certification in Bilingual Generalist-Spanish (EC-6).

  • EDUC 4493 Clinical Teaching in Elementary Art

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 4400 and EDUC 4496

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the undergraduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for half of the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. The corequisite of EDUC 4496 provides a full semester of clinical teaching experience. The course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree and certification in Art (EC-12).

  • EDUC 4494 Clinical Teaching in Elementary School Music

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 4400 and (EDUC 4497 or EDUC 4498)

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the undergraduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for half of the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. The corequisite of either EDUC 4497 or EDUC 4498 provides a full semester of clinical teaching experience. The course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree and certification in Art (EC-12).

  • EDUC 4495 Clinical Teaching in Secondary School Subjects

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 4400

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the undergraduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. This course is part of the preparation for both a BS degree and high school certification (grades 7-12) in the chosen teaching field.

  • EDUC 4496 Clinical Teaching in Secondary Art

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 4400 and EDUC 4493

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the undergraduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for half of the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. The corequisite of EDUC 4493 provides a full semester of clinical teaching experience. The course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree and certification in Art (EC-12).

  • EDUC 4497 Clinical Teaching in Secondary School Choral Music

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 4400 and EDUC 4494

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the undergraduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for half of the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. The corequisite EDUC 4494 provides a full semester of clinical teaching experience. The course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree and certification in Art (EC-12).

  • EDUC 4498 Clinical Teaching in Secondary School Instrumental Music

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 4400 and EDUC 4494

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the undergraduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for half of the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. The corequisite EDUC 4494 provides a full semester of clinical teaching experience. The course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree and certification in Art (EC-12).

  • EDUC 4800 Clinical Teaching

    Prerequisite(s): Approval of application for clinical teaching.
    Corequisite(s): None

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the undergraduate Educator Preparation Program. This course must be takenduring one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course, students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for thesemester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. This course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree andcertification offered through the Texas Education Agency. Students enrolled in clinical teaching must also enroll in and attend EDUC4400 Clinical Teaching Seminar.

  • EDUC 4872 Clinical Teaching in All-Level Special Education

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 4400

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the undergraduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. The course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree and certification in Special Education (EC-12).

  • EDUC 4873 Clinical Teaching in the EC-6 Classroom

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 4400

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the undergraduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. This course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree and certification in the EC-6.

  • EDUC 4876 Clinical Teaching in the EC-6Bilingual Classroom

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Teacher Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in HBU undergraduate educator preparation programs. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. Students enrolled in clinical teaching must also enroll and attend EDUC 4400 Clinical Teaching Seminar. This course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree and certification in EC-6 with Bilingual.

  • EDUC 4893 Clinical Teaching in the Middle School Grades

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Educator Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in HBU undergraduate educator preparation programs. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. Students enrolled in clinical teaching must also enroll and attend EDUC 4400 Clinical Teaching Seminar. This course is part of the preparation for both the BS degree and certification in grades four through eighth (4-8) in a chosen teaching field.

  • EDUC 4894 Clinical Teaching in the High School Grades

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Educator Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee.

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in HBU undergraduate teacher preparation programs. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. Students enrolled in clinical teaching must also enroll and attend the EDUC 4400 Clinical Teaching Seminar. This option leads to grades seven through twelve (7-12) teacher certification in a chosen teaching field. In the undergraduate program, it also requires completion of a major in the teaching field. This major provides the specialization and depth of study necessary for Texas teacher certification.

  • EDUC 5000 Clinical Teaching Seminar

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Educator Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee
    Corequisite(s): Enrollment in clinical teaching in student’s area of certification

    This course is founded on foundational research-based content and best practices in education concerning the topics of classroom management, assessment and professional development. The seminar for clinical teachers is interactive includes exploration of issues of particular interest and value to students as they complete their Educator Preparation Programs. These issues include the process of acquiring a teaching position (applications, resumes, interview skills, etc.), classroom management/discipline, ethical and legal issues related to teaching, communication with parents, portfolio construction and other issues encountered during clinical teaching. Support and encouragement in the form of sharing and problem solving will occur during each of the weekly sessions.

  • EDUC 5101 Internship I

    Prerequisite(s): (Must have an Alternate Certification Program (ACP) plan on file in the School of Education or a Master’s with Initial Certification degree plan on file in the Registrar’s Office) and be employed in an EC-12 school as a teacher

    This is a field-based course required for students in the HBU Alternate Certification Program (ACP) or in a Master’s with Initial certification degree plan. To be enrolled 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/Independent Study

    Prerequisite(s): None

    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • EDUC 5201 Internship II

    Prerequisite(s): EDUC 5101 and be employed as a teacher in an EC-12 state-accredited school in the semester immediately prior (excluding summer)

    This is a field-based course required for students in the HBU Post-Baccalaureate with Certification Program or in a Master’s with Initial Certification degree plan. 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/Independent Study

    Prerequisite(s): None

    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • EDUC 5300 Clinical Teaching

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Educator Preparation Program and approval of the Teacher Education Committee
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 5000 and enrollment in clinical teaching in student’s area of certification

    Clinical teaching is among the final requirements in the graduate educator preparation program. This course must be taken during one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. In this course students are assigned to a classroom or classrooms for the semester from Monday through Friday for the entire school day. This course is part of the preparation for both a MED degree and certification (grades 4-8) in the chosen teaching field.

  • EDUC 5320 Teaching Methodology for Secondary Teachers

    Prerequisite(s): 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 5350 Science for Pre-Adolescents

    Prerequisite(s): 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(s): EDUC 5313 or EDUC 5314 or EDUC 6302 or EDUC 6312 or teacher certification

    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 5375 Essential Elements of Fine Arts and PE/Health

    Prerequisite(s): None

    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

    Prerequisite(s): EDUC 6302 or EDUC 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/Independent Study

    Prerequisite(s): None

    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • EDUC 6181 Special Topics/Independent Study

    Prerequisite(s): None

    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • EDUC 6281 Special Topics/Independent Study

    Prerequisite(s): None

    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • EDUC 6301 Classroom Management

    Prerequisite(s): None

    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

    Prerequisite(s): None

    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. Fieldwork is required.

  • EDUC 6304 Children, Adolescents, and Learning

    Prerequisite(s): None

    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 6312 Secondary School Curriculum and Instruction

    Prerequisite(s): None

    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. Fieldwork is required.

  • EDUC 6315 American Educational Reform

    Prerequisite(s): None

    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

    Prerequisite(s): None

    A study of a spectrum of research methods related to psychological and educational research. The course is designed to develop research knowledge and skills. Included are theory, techniques, designs, evaluation of research, and integration of findings into professional decision-making. (Offered also as EDAD 6310 and PSYC 6320.)

  • EDUC 6322 Curriculum and Instruction: Grades K-12

    Prerequisite(s): None

    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

    Prerequisite(s): None

    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

    Prerequisite(s): None

    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

    Prerequisite(s): None

    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/Independent Study

    Prerequisite(s): None

    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.