Addendum to 2004-06 Graduate Catalog

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					                   Addendum to 2004-06 Graduate Catalog
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New accreditations
The Industrial Engineering & Technology Department is accredited by the Accreditation
Board for Engineering & Technology

Graduate School

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This policy defines good standing for graduate students enrolled at A&M-Commerce.
Entering students who have been fully admitted (without any type of probationary
admission, provisional admission, or other restriction) will be considered in good
standing. A student will remain in good standing if, and only if, he or she has a
cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 and is free of the following holds: holds
indicating delinquent financial indebtedness, academic suspension, academic probation,
provisional status, and disciplinary suspension. Students who are not in good standing
are not eligible to graduate until good standing has been achieved

P. 39 Certification Status
Students holding a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and who are
not seeking a degree but are working toward a state or professionally mandated
certification may enroll in graduate courses. Such students will not be subject to grade
point average or GRE/GMAT requirements, nor will they fall under the academic
suspension policies applicable to degree-seeking students. Individual departments will
make the final determination on how many semester credit hours (up to 18) a student may
transfer from certification status to a degree program. No more than eighteen hours taken
in certification status can be applied to a master’s degree. All students should consult
with the degree granting program concerning specific departmental transfer criteria.

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9. Thesis (518) or research component course (595) credit
All degree programs require the satisfactory completion of either the 518 or 595. A
thesis student must be registered for the 518 course to receive advice and assistance from
a member of the faculty or while utilizing University facilities and services. Credit for no
more than six hours of 518 or three hours of 595 is allowed in a degree program and is
awarded only upon satisfactory completion of the requirement. Unless approved by the
department head or program coordinator, 518 or 595 must be taken in the department of
the major field of study.

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12. Final Comprehensive Examinations. The candidate must pass a comprehensive
examination administered by the advisory committee covering all the work within the
master’s degree program including an acceptable defense of the thesis, if applicable. The
student must be fully admitted to a master’s degree program and be in good academic
standing with the Office of Graduate Studies and Research to be eligible to take the final
examination. The Final Comprehensive Examination Report must be submitted to the
Office of Graduate Studies and Research by the established or published date. A
candidate who fails to pass the comprehensive examination may retake the exam with the
approval of the Advisory committee. Should the candidate fail the examination upon the
second attempt, a third and final attempt may be taken only with the recommendation of
the advisory committee and approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research.

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3. Transfer of Credit. Up to 1/3 of the credit required for a master’s degree may be
accepted as transfer credit from another regionally accredited institution in the United
States. For example, a maximum of 12 semester hours can be transferred for a 36-hour
program; for a 30-hour program, a maximum of nine hours can be transferred. Transfer
courses applied to a master’s degree must be in a graduate academic area taught at Texas
A&M University-Commerce. Transfer credit will be granted for only those courses in
which the student received a grade of “B” or better. Time limitations on transfer courses
are the same as for A&M-Commerce courses (see General Requirements). Students
desiring to use transfer courses toward their degree requirements must be fully admitted
to a degree program. They must also submit a Graduate Transfer/Substitution Course
Request form and an official transcript sent directly from the institution to A&M-
Commerce. These courses will be evaluated by the Coordinator of Articulation Services
and posted to the A&M-Commerce transcript; however, approval from the major
department and the Dean of Graduate Studies is required in order to use these courses for
a master’s degree. Students concurrently enrolled or enrolled at another institution during
the final semester in a program can anticipate a one semester delay in graduation. Only
grades earned at A&M-Commerce will be calculated into the student’s grade point

Agricultural Sciences
Change in Curriculum Outline
Master of Science Degree in Agricultural Sciences, Option I
(30 semester hour minimum)

Major: Ag 595 (3 hrs) or Ag 518 (6 hrs)
Seven (21 hrs) to eight courses (24 hrs) to be selected by the student in consultation with
his/her advisor.
Psy 510 or CSci 506
*A minor is not required. However, a minor consists of four courses taken in a subject
area that should complement the major.
Change in Department Name
Health & Human Performance

Change in Graduate Admissions Criteria
Health & Human Performance

In addition to meeting the requirements for admission to the A&M-Commerce Graduate
School, applicants must fulfill the following departmental requirements to be admitted to
one of the departmental programs:

   1.      Submit a score on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE.
   2.      Have successfully completed the undergraduate foundation courses specific to
           the selected graduate program of study.
   3.      Submit two letters of reference from sources well acquainted with applicant’s
           academic capabilities.
   4.      Complete an interview with a departmental graduate faculty representative.

With the consensus approval of the department’s graduate faculty, applicants not meeting
full admission requirements with regard to identified deficiencies in foundation courses
may be granted probationary admission status. Identified deficiencies must be removed
by the end of the second semester of enrollment. Contact the Graduate Coordinator of
the Department of Health & Human Performance for additional information.

Curriculum Outline
      Master of Education (MED) (Health & Kinesiology) Non-thesis option

Psychology and Special Education
Change in Curriculum Outlines

        Master of Science (MS) (non-thesis) in Special Education with Generic
          Certification or no certification or Educational Diagnostician certification
        Master of Education (MED) (non-thesis) in Special Education with Generic
          Certification or no certification or Educational Diagnostician certification
        Master of Science (MS) (thesis) in Special Education with Generic Certification
          or no certification or Educational Diagnostician certification
        Master of Education (MED) (thesis) in Special Education with Generic
          Certification or no certification or Educational Diagnostician certification

Economics and Finance
New Degree
     Master of Science in Finance (MSF) with a major in Finance
Elementary Eduction
New Curriculum Outline
      Doctor of Education (EdD) in Curriculum, Supervision & Instruction with support
         area in Reading or Early Childhood Education
      Master of Education (MED) with Specialization in Bilingual Education
      Master of Education (MED) with Specialization in English as a Second Language

New and Re-instated Courses

Arts & Sciences
       Course #         Title
       ANS 516          Animals and Society
       AEC 540          Advanced Theory of Demand and Price Analysis

        AEC 550         Marketing Organization and Structure

        AG 506          Statistical Analysis Systems Lab

        CHEM 514        Introduction to Biological Chemistry
        CHEM 515        Synthetic Organic Transformation
        CHEM 522        Quantum Chemistry
        CHEM 527        Spectroscopic Methods
        CHEM 533        Reaction to Mechanisms of Inorganic Chemistry
        CSCI 534        Networking II Routers
        CSCI 581        Computer and Network Security

        SPA 595         Research Literature & Techniques

Business & Technology
       Course #       Title
       ACCT 530       Business Ethics for Accountants
       ITSM 525       Problems in Safety Management I
       ITSM 526       Problems in Safety Management II
       ITSM 527       Ergonomics
       ITSM 528       Risk Management

Education & Human Services
       Course #     Title
       BLED 501     Theoretical Foundations of Bilingual/ESL (English
                    as a Second Language) Education
       COUN 545     Developmental Issues
       COUN 690     Qualitative Research
       ECE 648      Leadership in Early Childhood Education
       ECE 675      Parent Partnerships and Family Literacy
       ECE 682      Assessment in Early Childhood Education
       ECE 689      Independent Study in Early Childhood Education
        ECE 697          Special Topics Seminar
        EDAD 524         Law and Policy in Instruction
        HHPK 519         Research Methods in Human Performance
        HHPK 532         Cardiopulmonary Physiology
        HHPK 533         Stress Testing and Electrocardiography
        HHPK 534         Pathophysiology and Exercise
        HHPK 535         Advanced Exercise Physiology
        HHPK 537         Internship in Exercise Physiology
        HHPK 538         Exercise Metabolism
        HHPK 591         Graduate Seminar in Exercise Science
        LIS 557          Technology Integration for School Librarians
        PSY 627          Social Cognition
        SHED 504         Issues in Training and Development
        SHED 530         Management Development for Educators and
        SPED 540         Autism: Assessment and Intervention
        SWK 510          Clinical Practice in Mental Health
        SWK 559          AGP Field III

Graduate Faculty

P. 25 Change in procedures for granting Graduate Faculty Membership
New faculty members may be granted a three-year associate membership if qualifications
1, 2, and 4 are met. Request for a three-year membership can be initiated by the faculty
member’s department, either immediately upon hire or at such time that the faculty
member is called upon by the department to teach graduate courses. After the three-year
membership, the faculty member must submit an application for continued Associate
Faculty membership and show evidence of all required qualifications.

New Associate Members
     Dr. Jason Davis, Secondary & Higher Education
     Dr. John Howard Smith, History
     Dr. Casey Brown, Educational Administration
     Dr. Shannon Carter, Literature & Languages
     Dr. Hugh Clark, Social Work
     Dr. Hasan Coskun, Mathematics
     Dr. Sherry Fairchild, Social Work
     Dr. Connie Sue Greiner, Secondary & Higher Education
     Dr. M. Hunter Hayes, Literature & Languages
     Dr. Linda Morales, Computer Sciences
     Dr. Rochelle Moss, Counseling
     Dr. Derek Royal, Literature & Languages
     Dr. Joseph Stauffer, Marketing & Management
     Dr. Larry Thompson, Art
     Dr. William Joshua Thompson, Elementary Education
New Senior Members
      Dr. Sharon M. Chambers, Secondary & Higher Education
      Dr. Sue Espinoza, Secondary & Higher Education
      Dr. Stephen Freeman, Counseling
      Dr. Allan D. Headley, Chemistry
      Dr. Madeline C. Justice, Secondary & Higher Education
      Dr. Serge von Duvillard, Health and Human Performance
      Dr. James Hardy, Secondary & Higher Education
      Dr. Timothy Jones, Educational Administration

New Visiting Associate Scholars
     Dr. Steven P. Hart, Agricultural Sciences
     Dr. Marie Martin, Industrial Engineering & Technology
     Dr. Galen Morgan, Agricultural Sciences

New Visiting Senior Scholars
     Dr. Joseph Bouton, Agricultural Sciences
     Dr. Arthur Goetsch, Agricultural Sciences

Mayo Professor
2005 Dr. Dick Fulkerson, Literature & Languages