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Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2006–2007 and 2007–2008; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

A full explanation of course numbers is given in General Information. In brief, the first digit of a course number indicates the semester hour value of the course. The second and third digits indicate the rank of the course: if they are 01 through 19, the course is of lower-division rank; if 20 through 79, of upper-division rank; if 80 through 99, of graduate rank.

Applied Learning and Development

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

ALD | Applied Learning and Development

The information in parentheses after a course number is the Texas Common Course Numbering (TCCN) designation. Only TCCN designations that are exact semester-hour equivalents of University courses are listed here. Additional TCCN information is given in Appendix A.

Lower-Division Courses

001. First-Year Interest Group Seminar. Restricted to students in the First-Year Interest Group Program. Basic issues in various applied learning and development disciplines. One lecture hour a week for one semester.

301C. Freshman Seminar. Restricted to first-semester freshmen. Small-group seminar involving reading, discussion, writing, and oral reports. Introduction to University resources, including libraries, computer and research facilities, and museums. Several sections are offered each semester, with various topics and instructors. Two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester.

301D. Connecting Research Experience. Restricted to freshmen and sophomores. Supervised research associated with the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Admission to the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program.

118C, 218C, 318C. Forum Seminar Series. Restricted to freshmen and sophomores. Lectures and discussions on various contemporary issues. Emphasis on multidisciplinary perspectives and critical discourse. For 118C, two lecture hours a week for eight weeks; for 218C, two lecture hours a week for one semester; for 318C, three lecture hours a week for one semester, or two lecture hours and one hour of supervised research a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

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Upper-Division Courses

320. Cognition, Human Learning, and Motivation. Current and classical theories concerning conditioning paradigms, learning and remembering, attention, knowledge representation and retrieval, comprehension and production of language, problem solving, and the ways emotion influences learning. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 or the equivalent.

320C. Connecting Research Experience. Supervised research associated with the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and admission to the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program.

321. Play in Early Childhood Development. Theoretical and empirical bases for observing children in play; cognitive, social, and communicative stages related to developmental theory; children's adjustment related to social and emotional theories; motivational value of play. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with fieldwork to be arranged. Required for the academic specialization in childhood studies. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 or the equivalent.

322. Individual Differences. Introduction to individual differences among people through the life span. Examines areas of exceptionality within the context of typical development: current research trends; theoretical and legal considerations; and practice-related issues, including family involvement, cultural and linguistic diversity, and educational perspectives. Orientation to assistive technology. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with fieldwork to be arranged. Required for certification in generic special education. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 or the equivalent.

323. Language Acquisition. Language structure; sequence, process, cognitive and social aspects of language acquisition and use; language variation. Required for certification in early childhood education. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 or the equivalent.

324. Literacy Acquisition. Processes of becoming literate; cognitive insights that move a child to literacy; relationships between reading and writing and among individual characteristics, social factors, and literacy growth. This course or Psychology 338K is required for the reading specialization. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 or the equivalent.

325. Second Language Acquisition. Acquisition by children or adults of English as a second language. Simultaneous acquisition of two languages, adding a second language, language processing, order of acquisition, role of the first language. Required for certification in bilingual education. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 or the equivalent.

326. Language of Children with and without Disabilities. Restricted to special education majors. Physiological, prelinguistic, and linguistic components of language; theoretical framework of communication and language development in monolingual and bilingual populations; problems of language development in special populations; language assessment tools. Technological skills component. Required for certification in generic special education.

327. Sociocultural Influences on Learning. Human learning in multisocial, multilingual, and multicultural contexts; realities of society and their impact on learning; social concerns such as prejudice, stereotyping, cross-cultural attitudes, bilingual issues, parent and community involvement. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Psychology 301 or the equivalent.

328. Applied Human Learning. Development, cognition, language, and sociocultural influences in learning contexts; child assessment, identification of learning styles, and tests and measurements. Fieldwork to provide a theoretical basis for professional assessment, referral, and placement. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with fieldwork to be arranged. Prerequisite: Admission to the professional development sequence of the Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development degree program.

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Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

EDC | Curriculum and Instruction

Lower-Division Courses

101E. Orientation to Teaching in the Elementary School. Open to all University students. Discussion sessions and assignments in public schools; designed to help students make teaching career decisions. One discussion hour and three hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit.

101S. Orientation to Teaching in the Secondary School. Open to all University students. Discussion sessions and assignments in public schools; designed to help students make teaching career decisions. One discussion hour and three hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit.

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Upper-Division Courses

Admission to the professional development sequence of upper-division courses for teacher certification requires formal acceptance. Information about admission requirements is available from the Office of the Dean, George I. Sánchez Building 216.

331E. School Organization and Classroom Management in Elementary Schools. Administrative structure of elementary schools; concepts, principles, and strategies for establishing an orderly classroom environment, preventing inappropriate behavior, and promoting student involvement in academic work. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, and sixteen to twenty hours of fieldwork a week in an elementary school. Curriculum and Instruction 331C (Topic 1: School Organization and Classroom Management in Elementary Schools) and 331E may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Admission to the professional development sequence of courses, completion of seventy-two semester hours of coursework, and a University grade point average of at least 2.50.

331S. School Organization and Classroom Management in Secondary Schools. Administrative structure of secondary schools; concepts, principles, and strategies for establishing an orderly classroom environment, preventing inappropriate behavior, and promoting student involvement in academic work. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with at least sixty hours of fieldwork in a secondary school. Curriculum and Instruction 331C (Topic 2: School Organization and Classroom Management in Secondary Schools) and 331S may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Admission to the professional development sequence of courses, completion of seventy-two semester hours of coursework, and a University grade point average of at least 2.50.

332S. Designs for Instruction. One of the beginning courses in the professional development sequence for approved programs in secondary education. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with a single seven-hour media competency evaluation to be arranged. Prerequisite: Admission to the professional development sequence of courses, completion of seventy-two semester hours of coursework, a University grade point average of at least 2.50, and concurrent enrollment in Curriculum and Instruction 331S.

333W. Introduction to Teaching. Open to all upper-division students. Overview of the objectives, organization, and operation of schools; the teaching process; teaching as a professional career. Two lecture hours and two hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

350. Topics in Educational Studies. Analysis of selected topics and problems in education. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic 1: Introduction to the Philosophy of Education. Same as Philosophy 319K.

350E, 650E, 950E. Elementary Grade Teaching Practicum. Supervised practicum in early childhood through grade four classroom teaching, conducted in cooperating schools, as part of the teacher preparation program. Consists of teaching, analysis, and evaluation. Two lecture hours and at least fifteen, thirty, or forty-five hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher preparation program and consent of the Office of Student Field Experiences.

350M, 650M, 950M. Middle Grade Teaching Practicum. Supervised practicum in middle grade classroom teaching, conducted in cooperating schools, as part of the teacher preparation program. Consists of teaching, analysis, and evaluation. Two lecture hours and at least fifteen, thirty, or forty-five hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. Some sections are offered on the pass/fail basis only and some sections are offered on the letter-grade basis only; consult the Course Schedule. No more than nine semester hours of this course may be taken for credit. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher preparation program and consent of the Office of Student Field Experiences.

350S, 650S, 950S. Secondary School Teaching Practicum. Supervised practicum in secondary classroom teaching, conducted in cooperating schools, as part of the teacher preparation program. Consists of teaching, analysis, and evaluation. Two lecture hours and at least fifteen, thirty, or forty-five hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. Some sections are offered on the pass/fail basis only and some sections are offered on the letter-grade basis only; consult the Course Schedule. No more than nine semester hours of this course may be taken for credit. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher preparation program and consent of the Office of Student Field Experiences.

350W, 650W, 950W. All-Level Teaching Practicum. Supervised practicum in elementary, middle school, and secondary classroom teaching. Conducted in cooperating schools as part of the teacher preparation program. Consists of teaching, analysis, and evaluation. Two lecture hours and at least fifteen, thirty, or forty-five hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to the teacher preparation program and consent of the Office of Student Field Experiences.

364, 664. Internship. Internship in an all-level teaching field. Three or six lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in the appropriate student teaching course.

365C. Knowing and Learning in Math and Science. Same as UTeach-Natural Sciences 350. Psychological foundations of learning; problem solving in mathematics and science education utilizing technology; principles of expertise and novice understanding of subject matter; implications of high stakes testing; and foundations of formative and summative assessment. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required. Curriculum and Instruction 365C and 371 (Topic 21: Knowing and Learning in Math and Science) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Admission to the UTeach-Natural Sciences program, a University grade point average of at least 2.50, and UTeach-Natural Sciences 101 or consent of the UTeach adviser in the College of Natural Sciences.

365D. Classroom Interactions. Same as UTeach-Natural Sciences 355. Principles of delivering effective instruction in various formats (lecture, lab activity, collaborative settings); examination of gender, class, race, and culture in mathematics and science education; overview of policy related to mathematics and science education. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required. Curriculum and Instruction 365D and 371 (Topic 20: Classroom Interactions) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Admission to the UTeach-Natural Sciences program, a University grade point average of at least 2.50, UTeach-Natural Sciences 110, and credit or registration for Curriculum and Instruction 365C or UTeach-Natural Sciences 350 (or credit for Curriculum and Instruction 371 [Topic 21: Knowing and Learning in Math and Science]).

365E. Project-Based Instruction. Same as UTeach-Natural Sciences 360. Foundations of project-based, case-based, and problem-based learning environments; principles of project-based curriculum development in mathematics and science education; classroom management and organization of project-based learning classrooms. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required. Curriculum and Instruction 365E and 371 (Topic 22: Project-Based Instruction) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Admission to the UTeach-Natural Sciences program, a University grade point average of at least 2.50, and Curriculum and Instruction 365D or UTeach-Natural Sciences 355 (or Curriculum and Instruction 371 [Topic 20: Classroom Interactions]).

370E, 670E. Elementary School Subjects. Curriculum content and organization, teaching procedures, materials, and research in elementary school subjects. Three class hours a week for one or two semesters, including fieldwork in elementary schools. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Topics 3, 4, 5, and 15 are offered only as 370E. Topic 19 is offered only as 670EA and 670EB; either half may be taken for independent credit. Prerequisite: A University grade point average of at least 2.50.

Topic 1: Reading. Additional prerequisite: Admission to the professional development sequence of courses.

Topic 2: Language Arts. Additional prerequisite: Admission to the professional development sequence of courses.

Topic 3: Science. Additional prerequisite: Admission to the professional development sequence of courses.

Topic 4: Social Studies. Additional prerequisite: Admission to the professional development sequence of courses.

Topic 5: Mathematics. Additional prerequisite: Mathematics 316L or consent of the mathematics education faculty; and admission to the professional development sequence of courses.

Topic 15: Special Adaptations for the Deaf.

Topic 19: Reading/Language Arts. Additional prerequisite: Admission to the professional development sequence of courses.

Topic 20: Teaching English as a Second Language. The methods, teaching strategies, and materials for developing and assessing English language proficiency in culturally and linguistically diverse populations within the context of the elementary school curriculum.

Topic 21: Kinesiology.

370S. Secondary School Subjects. Curriculum content and organization, teaching procedures, materials, and research in one secondary school subject. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. The topic in the appropriate field is required for secondary school teacher certification. Prerequisite: Admission to the professional development sequence of courses, completion of ninety semester hours of coursework, and six semester hours of upper-division coursework in the appropriate subject.

Topic 1: Advanced Methods in English, Language Arts, and Reading. Restricted to students in the UTeach-Liberal Arts program. Additional prerequisite: UTeach-Liberal Arts 303E (or 303).

Topic 3: Advanced Methods in Social Studies. Restricted to students in the UTeach-Liberal Arts program. Additional prerequisite: UTeach-Liberal Arts 303S (or 303).

Topic 5: Advanced Methods in Foreign Language. Restricted to students in the UTeach-Liberal Arts program. Additional prerequisite: UTeach-Liberal Arts 303L (or 303).

Topic 7: Art. Additional prerequisite: Curriculum and Instruction 331S (or 331C) and 332S.

Topic 8: Music (Vocal). Additional prerequisite: Curriculum and Instruction 331S (or 331C) and 332S.

Topic 9: Music (Instrumental). Additional prerequisite: Curriculum and Instruction 331S (or 331C) and 332S.

Topic 10: Drama. Additional prerequisite: Curriculum and Instruction 331S (or 331C) and 332S.

Topic 11: Speech. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 12: Kinesiology. Additional prerequisite: Kinesiology 219S, 219T, 360, and Curriculum and Instruction 370E (Topic 21: Kinesiology); nine semester hours chosen from the following courses: Kinesiology 321M, 324K, 325K, 326K, 335; and credit or registration for the following topics of Kinesiology 119: (Topic 8: Swimming; Topic 11: Rhythmic Activities; Topic 12: Gymnastics; Topic 14: Tennis; Topic 15: Volleyball or Topic 17: Basketball; Topic 16: Ballroom Dance; Topic 18: Adventure Activities).

370W. All-Level School Subjects. Curriculum content and organization; teaching procedures, materials, and research in one school subject at all grade levels. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. The topic in the appropriate field is required for all-level school teacher certification. Prerequisite: Admission to the professional development sequence of courses.

Topic 1: English as a Second Language.

Topic 2: Art.

Topic 3: Music.

Topic 4: Theatre.

Topic 5: Foreign Language Education.

371. Upper-Division Seminar. An elective course for advanced students. Intensive investigations of instruction problems. Additional hours may be required for some topics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in education, or consent of the education adviser.

Topic 1: Community Literacy.

Topic 2: Reading Assessment and Development.

Topic 3: Informal Science Education. Three lecture hours and one three-hour field laboratory a week for one semester, with one four-hour Saturday field trip to be arranged. Additional prerequisite: Six semester hours of coursework in science or consent of instructor.

Topic 4: Spanish Language and Methods for the Bilingual Classroom Teacher I. Study of oral Spanish language skills. Additional prerequisite: Knowledge of Spanish.

Topic 5: English as a Second Language.

Topic 6: Spanish Language and Methods for the Bilingual Classroom Teacher II. Study of written Spanish language skills. Additional prerequisite: Knowledge of Spanish.

Topic 7: Early Childhood Education.

Topic 8: Early Childhood Program Development.

Topic 9: Secondary School Reading.

Topic 10: Secondary School Reading in the Content Subjects.

Topic 11: Practicum in Reading.

Topic 12: All-Level Senior Seminar in Reading.

Topic 13: Applied Linguistics and Methods in English as a Second Language.

Topic 14: Young Adult Literature.

Topic 15: Computing Tools for Educators.

Topic 16: Questioning Strategies.

Topic 17: Multicultural Education.

Topic 18: Critical Issues in Schooling. Legal and ethical issues in education; history of education; multiculturalism; community outreach; promoting nonviolence in schools; teacher professionalism. Additional prerequisite: Admission to the professional development sequence of courses.

Topic 23: Reading, Writing, and Assessment across Disciplines. Multidisciplinary theories and practices for teaching and evaluating literacy and critical thinking; linking school subjects such as math, science, social studies, and language arts. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, and two hours of fieldwork a week in a public school.

Topic 25: Adolescent Literacy. Restricted to students in the UTeach-Liberal Arts program. Methods, teaching strategies, and materials for developing adolescent readers. Includes struggling readers; using a variety of genres, trade books, and media; assessing adolescent readers; and models of reading and reading comprehension.

Topic 26: Curriculum Issues in Physical Education. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

371G. Guiding Young Children in Groups. Designed to provide students with frameworks for observing and interacting with young children in classroom settings, and to acquaint students with the teacher's varied roles in early childhood classrooms. Topics include cultural and linguistic diversity; supervising and interacting with children in a range of instructional groupings, including center-based and play-based learning activities and whole-group experiences; planning and implementing appropriate practices and strategies; and record-keeping and assessment. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, and twelve to sixteen hours of fieldwork a week in a public school. Curriculum and Instruction 371 (Topic 19: Guiding Young Children in Groups) and 371G may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in education, or consent of the education adviser; and admission to the professional development sequence of courses and a University grade point average of at least 2.50.

371R. Reading Difficulties. Reading theory, assessment, materials, and instruction with emphasis on struggling readers; field experiences in reading tutoring. Three lecture hours a week for one semester with additional field hours to be arranged. Curriculum and Instruction 371 (Topic 24: Reading Difficulties) and 371R may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in education, or consent of the education adviser; and admission to the professional development sequence of courses and a University grade point average of at least 2.50.

377. Conference Course in Curriculum and Instruction. Independent studies in instructional methodology and curriculum. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

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Department of Educational Psychology

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

EDP | Educational Psychology

The information in parentheses after a course number is the Texas Common Course Numbering (TCCN) designation. Only TCCN designations that are exact semester-hour equivalents of University courses are listed here. Additional TCCN information is given in Appendix A.

Lower-Division Courses

110, 210, 310. Introduction to Educational Psychology. An elective course open to lower-division students in any division of the University. Principles of psychology, human development, learning, and teaching. One, two, or three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic 1 (TCCN: EDUC 1100, 1200, 1300): Individual Learning Skills.

Topic 2: Selected Topics.

312. Lower-Division Seminar. Issues and research in various areas of educational psychology and the behavioral sciences. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Upper-Division Courses

332. Psychological Foundations of Education. Scientific contributions to the understanding of human behavior and educational processes: cultural influences, processes of learning and socialization, classroom management, development, intellectual functioning, and educational achievement. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

162, 262, 362. The Individual and Education. Frames of reference for studying human behavior, self-concepts and individual attributes, individual and cultural nature of human learning, societal impacts on the individual personality, individualization of guidance and teaching. One, two, or three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing. Additional prerequisites may be required for some topics; these are given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Emergent Views of Intelligent Behavior.

Topic 2: Early Childhood.

Topic 3: Selected Topics.

Topic 4: Mexican Americans in the Schooling Process. Educational Psychology 362 is same as Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 8: Mexican Americans in the Schooling Process).

Topic 5: Chicano Educational Struggles. Educational Psychology 362 (Topic 5) is same as Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 25: Chicano Educational Struggles).

362T. Tests and Measurements. Fundamental psychometric concepts; educational and psychological measurement instruments; constructing, administering, scoring, and interpreting tests for educational and individual evaluation. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic 1: Tests and Measurements—Elementary.

Topic 2: Tests and Measurements—Secondary.

Topic 3: Tests and Measurements—Reading.

Topic 4: Tests and Measurements—Elementary/Secondary/Reading.

363. Personality and Behavior. Selected approaches to the study of the dynamics of behavior, its antecedents and its appraisal. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Educational Psychology 310 or another introductory behavioral science course.

Topic 1: Selected Topics.

Topic 2: Personality Development.

Topic 3: Human Sexuality.

Topic 4: Dynamics of Interpersonal Communication.

363M. Personality and Mental Health. Exposition of theories of personality, research literature on mental health and character development, applications of principles and theories to the educative enterprise; applications of personality theory to the guidance of children and youth. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in education or other behavioral sciences.

Topic 1: Character Development.

Topic 2: School Promotion of Mental Health.

Topic 3: Adolescent Development.

Topic 4: Life Span Adjustment.

367. Studies in Counseling and Psychotherapy. Nature of the counseling process, dynamics of behavior change, client-counselor roles and relationships; an experiencing of the group process as a basis for studying dynamics of individual and group behavior. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Completion of ninety semester hours of coursework, twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in behavioral sciences, and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Introduction to Individual Counseling and Psychotherapy.

169K, 269K, 369K, 469K. Upper-Division Seminar. Issues and research in various areas of educational psychology and the behavioral sciences examined in relation to human development. One, two, three, or four lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some topics are offered on the pass/fail basis only; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in education or other behavioral sciences, and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Career Planning. Additional laboratory hour to be arranged.

Topic 2: Resident Assistant Development.

Topic 3: Students and Community Involvement.

Topic 4: Selected Topics.

371. Introduction to Statistics. Measures of central tendency and variability; correlation and regression; probability and statistical inference; analysis of variance; nonparametric statistics.

379L. Problems in Educational Psychology. Supervised individual research on selected problems in educational psychology. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Educational Psychology 310 or another introductory behavioral science course.

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