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Course Listing

Counseling
CourseTitleCredits
COU 505Introduction to Rehabilitation Counseling.

A study of the process and practice of rehabilitation counseling, including intake, individual assessment, planning, utilization of client and community resources, implementation and follow-up.

3
COU 507Vocational Evaluation and Job Placement of People with Severe Disabilities.

Exploration of services offered by rehabilitation facilities in working with people with severe disabilities. Beginning knowledge and skills will be developed in vocational evaluation, work adjustment and job placement.

3
COU 510Survey of Abnormalities.

This course includes an introduction to behavioral disorders. Psychological, biological and social factors in the development, diagnosis and treatment of psychopathology are studied.

3
COU 519Introduction to Student Affairs.

The purpose of this course is to provide a survey and overview of student affairs theory and practice. It introduces students to the foundational philosophies of the profession, examines the integration of student affairs functions and administrators in higher education, explores the variety of roles student affairs professionals play on college campuses, and seeks to develop and understanding of institutional cultures and the professional's role within those cultures

3
COU 520Professional Orientation in Counseling.

An overview of the counseling profession, including specialty areas, legal and ethical responsibilities, certification and licensure requirements, and the importance of professional identity.

3
COU 521Seminar: Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

A survey of the medical, psycho-social, and legal aspects of alcohol and drug abuse.

3
COU 522Family Counseling.

A survey of selected family counseling theories and techniques.

3
COU 523Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling.

Orientation to ethical standards and research relevant to ethical behavior of counselors in rehabilitation, mental health and school settings.

3
COU 524The School Counselor.

A general survey on the role and responsibility of the school counselor K-12.

3
COU 525Vocational and Educational Information.

Career development theories and use of occupational and educational information in counseling.

3
COU 526Medical Orientation to Counseling.

A study of physical disabilities and their relationship to vocational counseling and rehabilitation.

3
COU 527Couples Therapy.

An in-depth study of the methods and strategies of the major models of couple’s therapy.

3
COU 528Group Counseling.

Application of group techniques and processes in counseling.

  • Prerequisite(s): COU 533 and permission of instructor.
3
COU 529Child and Adolescent Therapy.

Specialized training in the techniques and strategies in child and adolescent therapy.

3
COU 530Crisis Counseling.

This course will provide an overview of roles and responsibilities of human service professionals in crisis intervention. Volunteerism, assessment and case management for crisis situations in educational, community agency, medical, emergency management and human resources will be examined.

3
COU 531Theories of Counseling.

A survey of selected counseling theories.

3
COU 533Counseling Skills and Techniques.

Application of individual counseling skills to build client rapport and move clients toward change.

  • Prerequisite(s): COU 520, COU 531 and permission of instructor. Grade of B or better to continue in program. May repeat one time.
3
COU 534School Counseling Programs.

An in-depth study on the role and responsibilities of the professional school counselor will be provided. The course is designed to provide students with practical experience in needs assessment, program development and implementation, and program evaluation. Students will understand the role of the school counselor as an educational leader and advocate for social justice in the school setting.

3
COU 535Multicultural Counseling.

Counseling culturally different clients.

3
COU 536Diversity Issues in Student Affairs.

This course provides an introduction to human diversity and its impact on student affairs practices. Some aspects of diversity to be addressed include culture, ethnicity, lifestyle, socioeconomic status, religion, age, gender, appearance and abilities. Identity development models and the effects of privilege, oppression and acculturation on individuals and groups will be explored.

3
COU 537Organization and Group Dynamics.

In this course, the application of group techniques and processes of groups will be covered. Students will gain knowledge and skills to work in groups with groups and as a group leader within the field of student affairs.

3
COU 538Advanced Group Techniques.

Participation as client and therapist in the application of group counseling techniques.

  • Prerequisite(s): COU 528.
3
COU 539Professional Counseling Practices.

A foundational course in theoretical and applied information on community counseling services that includes a variety of delivery systems, staffing procedures, emergency services, treatment paradigms and collaboration among mental health professionals.

  • Prerequisite(s): COU 520, COU 531.
3
COU 540Special Studies in Counseling.

A study of current topics in counseling. May be repeated for credit when topic changes.

3
COU 541Seminar in Research.

A survey of research methods in rehabilitation counseling and vocational rehabilitation. Emphasis will be placed on knowledge, skills, values, and ethics in rehabilitation counseling and the research relevant to current issues.

3
COU 542Psychosocial Aspects of Counseling.

Reviews the psychological and social aspects of individuals and family response to disability and chronic illness, including findings of research on the adjustment process and on the relationship of psycho physiological and social variables to the acquisition and maintenance of health and illness/disability.

3
COU 543Theories of College Student Development.

This course examines major bodies of theory related to college student development and the contexts in which that development occurs. The course entails course readings, participation in a variety of formats during class sessions, essay writing, conducting a literature review, a group project, and goal setting/reflection.

3
COU 544Research and Program Evaluation in Student Affairs.

History, philosophy, purpose and functions of student affairs in varied higher education settings. Student affairs services, issues, problems, and models for designing, implementing, managing, and evaluating student affairs programs.

3
COU 545Leadership and Administration in Student Affairs.

An introduction to student affairs practice in higher education. The course will examine the historical, philosophical and theoretical roots of the profession, as well as the nature of the work student affairs professionals perform, the skills and competencies underlying the work of student affairs and the professional standards of the profession.

3
COU 546Ethical and Legal Issues in Student Affairs.

This course examines ethical issues in student affairs along with ethical decision-making models and the CAS Standards.

3
COU 551Finance in Student Affairs.

This course is designed to introduce higher education and student affairs professionals to the finance and resource management of higher education. The main objective is to provide leaders and practitioners with an understanding of the key concepts and issues related to federal, state and individual roles in the financing of higher education.

3
COU 559Assessment in Counseling.

An in-depth look at the characteristics, use, administration, and interpretation of educational, vocational, and psychological tests as a counseling professional. Emphasis is placed on reliability and validity of tests.

3
COU 581Interviewing and Helping Skills.

This course will teach the student the art of interacting with people both verbally and non-verbally. The skills learned in class can help not only in student affairs but in personal communication with friends. Emphasis will be placed on the understanding of the principles of interviewing and on the demonstrated application of these skills by the student.

3
COU 585Lifespan Development.

This course is an overview of theory and current research concerning the growth and development of individuals over the lifespan. The major intent of the course is to relate theory and research to present concerns of those who work in the helping professions. Theoretical models related to the cognitive, physiological, psychological, and social development of humans throughout the lifespan are applied to present-day situations.

3
COU 590Supervision of School Counselors.

A one hour course providing supervision of school counselors who are on probationary certificates.

1
COU 591Mental Health Psychopathology.

Biopsychosocial framework for the study of mental health and mental disorders. Client conceptualization, assessment and treatment planning.

  • Prerequisite(s): Completion of Tier I courses.
3
COU 592Rehabilitation of the Severely Disabled.

An in-depth study of the process of rehabilitation with special emphasis on the case management and service provision to individuals with severe and multiple disabilities.

3
COU 593Pre-Practicum.

Participation in critiquing interviewing/counseling skills and supervising skill development.

3
COU 594Practicum in Counseling.

One hour individual instruction, one and a half hour group supervision and 16 hours lab are required per week.

  • Prerequisite(s): Completion of Tier I courses and COU 591 and admission to candidacy and program approval. Course 528 can be taken concurrently with practicum. May be repeated once for an additional three hours credit.
3
COU 595Internship in Counseling.

Six hours credit. A post-practicum field placement requiring a minimum of 600 clock hours of supervised counseling experience. Placements may include such settings as rehabilitation centers, schools and community agencies. (Pass-Fail)

  • Prerequisite(s): COU 594 and program approval. Students must seek approval of internship coordinator prior to making contact with a potential intern site.
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COU 596Practicum in Student Affairs and Higher Education.

This practicum course provides on-site professional learning experiences in an identified student affairs office on campus. The practicum combines weekly responsibilities under the leadership of a site supervisor.

3
Education Psychology
CourseTitleCredits
EPS 502Applied Behavior Analysis.

Functional assessment and data-based treatment for students with disabilities.

  • Prerequisite(s): EPS 560.
3
EPS 544Individual Academic Assessment.

The administration and interpretation of tests designed to measure achievement, adaptive and maladaptive behavior, and social/emotional behavior for use in educational planning and interventions with disabled students.

3
EPS 545Individual Intelligence Testing.

The administration and interpretation of intelligence tests, report writing, selection and interpretation of assessment batteries, including measures of social/emotional behavior.

  • Prerequisite(s): EPS 559.
3
EPS 550Research Methods.

Advanced study of research procedures.

3
EPS 555Practicum In Diagnostic Evaluation.

Supervised experience in administration and interpretation of various psycho-educational instruments resulting in written diagnostic evaluation reports or supervised practicum experience providing instruction to children with disabilities.

  • Prerequisite(s): EPS 545 and consent of instructor.
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EPS 559Tests and Measurement.

An in-depth look at the characteristics, use, administration and interpretation of educational, vocational and psychological tests. Emphasis is placed on determining reliability and validity of tests.

3
EPS 560Learning and Cognitive Development.

Study of the basic processes of learning that determine student learning and cognition with emphasis on applications to the instruction or treatment of students with disabilities.

3
EPS 561Social Basis of Behavior.

Seminar of the effects of the social environment, including culture on individual behavior.

3
EPS 563Individual Case Consultation.

Techniques of individual case consultation in school psychology. Includes consultation with parents, teachers, administrators and other mental health or educational professionals.

3
EPS 565School Psychology.

Advanced study of consultation, assessments and intervention strategies in the school system. Preparation for national certification as a school psychologist.

3
EPS 575Advanced Graduate Studies.

Independent instruction. May be repeated under different topics: Educational psychology topics, counseling topics, special education topics, and speech-pathology topics.

3
EPS 580Human Neuroscience.

Structure and function of the human nervous system, including an introduction to issues of development and neural dysfunction that can interfere with behavior.

3
EPS 585Advanced Human Growth and Development.

A study of current research related to emotional, social and mental development.

3
EPS 589Thesis Research.

Individual study.

  • Prerequisite(s): 12 semester hours graduate education and permission of major professor.

Note: A student must register for 589 and/or 590 each semester or summer session until the thesis is completed; however, a student may not register the first time for 590 until the thesis prospectus has been approved.

3
EPS 590Thesis Writing.

Individual study.

  • Prerequisite(s): 589 and permission of major professor.

Note: A student must register for 589 and/or 590 each semester or summer session until the thesis is completed; however, a student may not register the first time for 590 until the thesis prospectus has been approved.

3
EPS 595Internship.

A post-practicum field placement requiring supervised exposure to best practices in school settings.

3
EPS 602Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis.

Functional assessment and data- based treatment for students with disabilities. Special emphasis will be placed on derived stimulus relations.

  • Prerequisite(s): EPS 502.
3
EPS 623Professional Legal and Ethical Issues in Psychology.

Advanced study of professional, legal and ethical issues relating to the practice of school psychology, behavior analysis and counseling.

3
EPS 629Child and Adolescent Therapy.

Specialized training in techniques and strategies utilized in child and adolescent therapy.

3
EPS 650Advanced Research Methods.

Advanced study of research topics, complex experimental designs and statistical methods.

3
EPS 651Multivariate Statistics and Neural Network Data Analysis.

Advanced study of multivariate statistical methods, including discriminate analysis, repeated measures analysis, a priori, and ad-hoc procedures. Neural networking procedures will address non-linear data modeling and identifying complex patterns among diversified data types.

3
EPS 653Advanced Single Case Research Methods.

This course is an advanced study of the issues and procedures inherent to experimental methodology. The literature informing educational psychology consists of many philosophies and methods. However, scientific inquiry has rules, regardless of philosophy. In this course, students will study those rules, evaluate their use in contemporary literature and apply them to their own interests.

3
EPS 655Practicum.

Supervised experience in the assessment and intervention of children and families.

3
EPS 661History and Systems.

This course covers the major occurrences and developments in the field of psychology and school psychology and the contributions of important leaders and their systems of thought.

3
EPS 665School Psychology.

Advanced study of consultation, assessments and intervention strategies in the school system. Preparation for national certification as a school psychologist.

3
EPS 666Verbal Behavior and Cognition.

A functional/analytic account of elementary language relations and complex private cognitive behaviors and emotional events that include thinking, verbal psychopathologic processes, anxiety, rule formation, and perspective taking. Course concepts apply to educational, psychotherapeutic and social interventions.

3
EPS 667Advanced Family Therapy.

In-depth study of the methods and strategies used in working with families based on relevant empirical research. Includes laboratory practice.

3
EPS 668Child and Family Assessment.

Review and practice of standard observational and self-report assessment methods for children and families. Includes laboratory practice.

3
EPS 670Advanced Child and Adolescent Therapy.

In-depth study of the methods and strategies used in working with children and adolescents based on relevant empirical research. Includes laboratory practice.

3
EPS 671Severe Developmental Disabilities and Autism.

Etiology, research, characteristics, assessment, and program components related to children and youth with severe developmental disabilities and autism. Study of methods for designing and providing appropriate educational interventions.

3
EPS 675Advanced Special Problems.

Specialized topics instruction. In- depth analysis of selected developments in psychology. This course is offered to advanced students who wish to study individual problems in psychological, technological, neurological, social, or philosophical foundations of school psychology and/or counseling strategies under faculty guidance. May be repeated under different topics.

3
EPS 685Child and Adolescent Psychopathology.

Comprehensive overview of etiology, identification (e.g., diagnostic nomenclature, DSM), and interventions for the emotional and behavioral disorders of children and adolescents.

3
EPS 690Dissertation.

Variable Credit. A doctoral dissertation is required for partial fulfillment of the degree. This reflects an original, scholarly contribution to the research literature relevant to school psychology and child and family issues. Students will work closely with the chair of their supervisory committee to formulate dissertation ideas. Students will register for this course a minimum of three times.

VC
EPS 695Internship.

Six semester hours. A post-practicum field placement requiring a minimum of 1,500 to 2,000 hours of supervised exposure to best practices in school setting.

6
Special Education
CourseTitleCredits
SPE 500Clinical Practicum in Orientation and Mobility.

Six semester hours, two hours lecture and 10 hours laboratory per week. Provides the student with the opportunity to study and practice the skills and concepts needed by individuals with visual impairments to safely travel in all environments.

3
SPE 503Special Education for the Classroom Teacher.

One hour seminar focusing on the special education student in the regular education classroom, especially the role of the classroom teacher in the education of the child with disabilities.

1
SPE 515Programs and Services for Individuals with Visual Impairment.

An overview of the field of visual impairment. Topics covered include the history of the development of educational and rehabilitation programs, legal definitions and requirements, and a brief examination of the agencies and resources that are available to support individuals with visual impairment.

3
SPE 516The Eye, Its Function and Health.

The structure, function and possible pathologies of the eye. Social, vocational and educational implications of visual problems together with skills in communicating with medical rehabilitation specialists.

3
SPE 517Communication Skills for People with Visual Impairment Braille.

Students are taught to transcribe and read contracted literary Braille and Nemeth code. They also are taught to use the slate and stylus. The course culminates with the administration of the Braille Proficiency Test that must be successfully completed in order to receive a bar code for the TExES Braille exam.

3
SPE 518Orientation and Mobility Skills and Concepts.

Development of sighted children versus children with visual impairment is considered. Body imagery, concept development, spatial awareness and mobility are considered and emphasized.

3
SPE 519Low Vision.

Visual assessment and intervention methods for people with low vision.

3
SPE 520Teaching Literacy Skills for Students with Visual Impairments.

This class examines important areas related to the development of literacy for students with visual impairments. Topics including pre-Braille skills, teaching Braille to students who also use print as one of their literacy tools, and literacy skills as they relate to students who have multiple impairments.

3
SPE 521Teaching the Expanded Core Curriculum to Students with Visual Impairments.

The expanded core curriculum includes areas such as self-care, cooking, home management, vocational awareness, social skills, and recreation and leisure skills. This class provides an opportunity to delve deeper into the importance of the expanded core curriculum and how it should be taught.

  • Prerequisite(s): Certification as a TVI or COMS or instructor approval.
3
SPE 532Educational Appraisal of Exceptional Children.

Fundamental concepts in measurement with emphasis upon the utility of various tests and assessment procedures.

3
SPE 539Principles of Behavior.

Management for classroom and community use with students with disabilities.

3
SPE 551Working with Academic Students Who Have Visual Impairments.

Resource materials, curriculum adaptations, equipment, current theories and techniques for teaching students who are blind and visually impaired.

  • Prerequisite(s): SPE 516.
3
SPE 552Instructional Strategies for Individuals with Visual and Multiple Impairments.

This course is designed to provide the student with knowledge and skills needed to work with people who have multiple impairments in addition to visual impairments. Topics include disabilities other than visual impairment, specific strategies for assessing and planning instruction for people with multiple impairments, and working with families.

  • Prerequisite(s): SPE 516.
3
SPE 553Technology for People with Visual Impairment.

Since technology in this field is changing so rapidly, it is not the objective of this course to teach the use of specific computer systems. Rather, it is aimed to give the student an understanding of the foundational principles of adaptive technology and of the operating and use principles for broad areas of equipment (e.g. screen readers).

3
SPE 556Infancy and Early Childhood for Individuals with Visual Impairment.

This class provides an in-depth examination of how learning takes place during the first five years of life of people with visual and visual/multiple impairments. It also provides students with vital information about educational programming and intervention strategies that apply to these children.

3
SPE 558Practicum in Special Education.

The practicum experience enables the student to apply academic learning experiences and to integrate the academic and practical aspects of his/her preparation program.

  • Prerequisite(s): Permission of adviser is required.
3
SPE 560Children with Behavioral Disorders.

The etiology, characteristics and remediation of behavior disorders in children.

3
SPE 561Medical and Educational Aspects of Sensory and Motor Disabilities.

The development of basic sensory discrimination and perceptual processes and abnormalities manifested by exceptional children.

  • Prerequisite(s): SPE 567.
3
SPE 562Instructional Strategies for Exceptional Learners.

Methods of evaluation and remediation of sensory and perceptual deficiencies.

  • Prerequisite(s): SPE 567.
3
SPE 564Early Childhood Special Education.

A comprehensive overview of the field, including medical aspects of serving young children with disabilities, methods, technology, transition, and interagency coordination.

  • Prerequisite(s): SPE 329 or 567.
3
SPE 565Educational Programming for Students with Autism.

Etiology, research, characteristics and program components related to children and youth with autism. Traditional and current causation will be discussed with subsequent implications drawn for providing appropriate educational interventions.

3
SPE 567Trends in Educating Exceptional Children.

An advanced survey course. Emphasis on current research.

3
SPE 568Seminar in Special Education.

Problems in special education, current research, implications for teaching.

  • Prerequisite(s): SPE 567.
3
SPE 570Special Studies in Special Education.

A study of current topics in special education. This variable three to six hour course provides the student the opportunity to apply and integrate academic training and experiences of his/her preparation program into special areas of selected research. May be repeated for credit when topic changes. (a) Gifted and Talented (b) Early Childhood Intervention (c) Multi-handicapped (d) Vocational Adjustment (e) Visually impaired.

  • Prerequisite(s): 12 semester hours in special education.
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SPE 571The Educational Diagnostician.

The roles and responsibilities of the educational diagnostician.

3
SPE 573Leadership in Visual Impairment.

Course is designed to facilitate effective and practical development of leadership qualities, training, advocacy and program development to improve the lives and/or educational outcomes of children, youth and adults who are blind or visually impaired.

3
SPE 593Intermediate Practicum in Orientation and Mobility.

Two hour seminar and five hours of lab per week. Practicum experience requiring a minimum of 60 hours of teaching orientation and mobility to individuals with a visual impairment under the supervision of the practicum supervisor.

  • Prerequisite(s): SPE 500.
3
SPE 594Advanced Clinical Practicum in Orientation and Mobility.

Two hours seminar and five hours lab per week. Supervised practicum experience requiring a minimum of 60 hours of teaching orientation and mobility to individuals with a visual impairment.

3
SPE 595Practicum in Orientation and Mobility.

Three to six hours credit. Supervised practicum experience requiring a minimum of 350 hours teaching orientation and mobility to individuals with a visual disability.

  • Prerequisite(s): SPE 500, SPE 593, SPE 594 and permission of instructor.
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Speech-Language Pathology
CourseTitleCredits
SPH 500Aphasia.

Language and communication disorders due to neuropathic deficits.

  • Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor and SPH 480.
3
SPH 501Phonological Disorders.

Advanced study of etiologies, symptomatology, evaluation and remediation of phonological disorders.

  • Prerequisite(s): 12 semester hours of speech-language pathology and audiology.
3
SPH 502Fluency Disorders.

Advanced study of the nature, etiology, evaluation and remediation of stuttering.

  • Prerequisite(s): 12 semester hours of speech-language pathology and audiology.
3
SPH 503Language Disorders in Children.

Study of the nature, etiology and remediation of language disorders in children.

  • Prerequisite(s): 12 semester hours of speech-language pathology and audiology or consent of instructor.
3
SPH 504Clinical Practicum: Speech Language Pathology.

Three semester hours, one hour lecture and six hours lab per week. May be repeated for additional credit.

  • Prerequisite(s): GPA of at least 3.0 in major courses and approval of screening committee; 25 observation hours.
3
SPH 505Augmentative and Alternative Communication.

Study of the patient populations for whom augmentative or alternative communication modalities are needed for successful communication of daily wants and needs, underlying etiologies, symptomalogy, evaluation and therapeutic interventions, including overview and experience with both low-technology and high-technology devices and how to determine when/how these should best be used.

3
SPH 506Dysphagia.

Study of the nature, etiology, evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders.

  • Prerequisite(s): SPH 233 and graduate standing.
3
SPH 507Speech Science.

Physical bases and processes of the production and perception of speech, language and hearing.

  • Prerequisite(s): SPH 210 and 233.
3
SPH 508Neuropathologies of Speech.

Etiology, symptomatology, assessment (including instrumentation), processes involved in arriving at a differential diagnosis, and therapeutic intervention for the dysarthrias and apraxias of speech associated with acquired or progressive neurogenic disorders and diseases.

  • Prerequisite(s): Completion of all leveling courses (as applicable).
3
SPH 509Seminar: Research In Speech-Language Pathology.

Advanced study of research techniques in speech-language pathology. Includes evaluation and analysis of research methodologies and experimental designs.

  • Prerequisite(s): 12 semester hours of speech language pathology and audiology and EPS 550.
3
SPH 510Special Studies In Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

A study of current topics in speech-language pathology and audiology. May be repeated when topic changes.

  • Prerequisite(s): 12 semester hours of speech-language pathology and audiology or consent of instructor.
3
SPH 511Advanced Audiology.

Advanced study of audiology, including instrumentation, administration and interpretation of screening audiometry. Includes study of prevalent types of hearing disorders in children and adults.

  • Prerequisite(s): 12 semester hours of speech-language pathology and audiology or consent of instructor.
3
SPH 512Voice Disorders.

Advanced study of normal versus abnormal anatomy and physiology of the respiratory, phonatory and resonatory system (including review of source-filter theory), that can lead to various types of etiologies: along with assessment and treatment of the resulting communication impairments.

  • Prerequisite(s): Completion of all leveling courses (as applicable).
3
SPH 514Craniofacial Anomalies.

Advanced study of the abnormal developments of anatomy and physiology presented by craniofacial anomalies (including cleft palate), and the resulting articulatory and resonatory problems associated with those impairments. Also covers the assessment and treatment of these disorders.

  • Prerequisite(s): 12 semester hours of courses in speech-language pathology.
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