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Womack Family Requirements for the Specialist in Education
Educational 1. hold a master’s degree.
2. complete a minimum of 30 semester hours with a mini
mum of 15 at the 7000 level.
Leadership 3. have teacher licensure. The licensure requirements will
be waived for the higher education specialization and
other special circumstances.
4. be admitted by Educational Leadership Graduate Admis
sions Board prior to the completion of the first semester
5. file a degree plan with the Graduate Office prior to the
James O. Huffman, Chair completion of 21 hours.
Jones Hall 323 6. successfully complete a written comprehensive exam
ination or oral presentation of research project during
The Womack Family Educational Leadership Depart the semester of graduation (exam may be retaken once
ment offers the Specialist in Education degree (Ed.S.) during a subsequent semester).
with majors in Administration and Supervision and
Curriculum and Instruction, and the Master of Educa Administration and Supervision Major (Ed.S.)
tion degree(M.Ed.) with majors in Administration and Required Courses (9-12 semester hours)
Supervision, Curriculum and Instruction and Professional SPSE 7200 Administrative Behavior: Theory into Practice
FOED 7060 Seminar in Educational Foundations
The Ed.S. in Administration and Supervision offers spe Each student will select either the research path (SPSE 7010 and FOED
7610) or the practicum path (SPSE 7190)
cializations in K–12 public schools and higher educa Specialized Core (12 semester hours) with at least 3 hours at the 7000
tion. The Ed.S. Curriculum and Instruction major offers level; selected with an advisor
specializations in technology and curriculum design Electives (6 semester hours) selected with advisor
andculture, cognition, and the learning process.
Specialization: Instructional Leader Licensure Program
The M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision offers a (K–12 Tennessee Administrator License)
concentration in Library Science and specializations in Note: This coursework meets program licensure requirements only.
K–12 public schools, nonlicensure, and higher educa Students in the program must also take the SLLA Praxis examination
to complete state licensure requirements. The program is offered only
tion. The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction offers a in the offcampus cohort format. For further information, contact the
concentration in English as a Second Language and a spe departmental office PRIOR to starting the program.
cialization for the professional education coursework for Required Courses (33 semester hours)
teacher licensure (Secondary Education Licensure Path). FOED 6030 School and Community Relations
FOED 7060 Seminar in Educational Foundations
The M.Ed. in Professional Counseling offers concentra SPSE 6010 Organization and Administration of Public Schools
tions in School Counseling and Mental Health Counseling. SPSE 7150 Curriculum Study and Instructional Design
SPSE 6390 School Law
Normally, for admission to the specialist’s or master’s pro SPSE 7010 Educational Research Methodology
grams, a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test, SPSE 7040 Seminar in Supervision
the Graduate Record Exam, or the Praxis II (Principles SPSE 6050 Instructional Leadership
SPSE 6340 School Finance
of Learning and Teaching) or a valid Tennessee teacher SPSE 7200 Administrative Behavior: Theory into Practice
license is required. FOED 7610 Directed Individual Educational Research
Applicants for the Ed.S. and M.Ed. degrees should Administration and Supervision Major (Ed.S.)
submit a completed application, transcripts, three refer Specialization: Higher Education
ence forms, and verification of test scores or a copy of
Required Courses (12 semester hours)
the teaching license to the Graduate Office. Once the SPSE 7200 Administrative Behavior: Theory into Practice
completed file is received in the department, an advisor FOED 7060 Seminar in Educational Foundations
is assigned and the file is reviewed by the Educational and
Leadership Graduate coordinators. Students should con Each student will select either the research path (SPSE 7010 and FOED
7610) or the practicum path (SPSE 7190)
sult an advisor to determine what courses to schedule Specialized Core (12 semester hours) with at least 3 hours at the 7000
each semester. level; selected with an advisor
Electives (6 semester hours) selected with advisor
Students pursuing an M.Ed. or Ed.S. degree must be fully
admitted to the program prior to the completion of their
initial semester of coursework.
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Curriculum and Instruction Major (Ed.S.) Administration and Supervision Major (M.Ed.)
Required Courses (12 semester hours) Specialization: K-12 Public School
SPSE 7130 The Curriculum: Structures and Functions Students must be admitted to the program prior to the
FOED 7060 Seminar in Educational Foundations completion of the first semester. Completion of this program
and will meet course requirements for Tennessee administration
Each student will select either the research path (SPSE 7010 and FOED licensure. Additional state requirements must be met. In ad
7610) or the practicum path (SPSE 7190) dition to completion of courses, students must pass the SLLA
Specialized Core (12 semester hours) with at least 3 hours at the 7000
level; selected with an advisor Praxis Examination to complete state licensure requirements.
The program is offered only in the off campus cohort format.
Electives (6 semester hours) selected with an advisor
For further information contact the Departmental Office prior
to starting the program.
Online Curriculum and Instruction Major (Ed.S.)
Specialization: Culture, Cognition, and the Learning Process Required Courses (33 semester hours)
Teacher licensure is not required for the specialization in FOED 6020 Educational Foundations
Culture, Cognition, and the Learning Process. Instead, candi FOED 6030 School and Community Relations
SPSE 6010 Organization and Administration of Public Schools
dates must meet testing requirements as outlined by Graduate SPSE 6040 Supervision of Instruction
Studies for admission to the specialization (a GRE or MAT test SPSE 6050 Instructional Leadership
score). Thesis required. SPSE 6340 School Finance
SPSE 6390 School Law
Required Courses (15 semester hours), Online Course Rotation Schedule
SPSE 6400 The Principalship
FOED 7060 Seminar in Educational Foundations, Fall
SPSE 6430 Introduction to Curriculum Development
SPSE 7020 Classroom Management: Methods and Models, Summer
SPSE 6550 Supervised Field Experience
SPSE 7170 Learning Theories and the Educational Process, Summer
SPSE 6560 Studies in Education: Supervision
SPSE 7010* Educational Research Methodology, Fall
FOED 7610 Directed Individual Educational Research, Spring
*Note: SPSE 7010 is a prerequisite to FOED 7610 Administration and Supervision Major (M.Ed.)
Specialized Core (12 semester hours), Online Course Rotation Schedule Nonlicensure Program
SPSE 7710 History and Social Contexts of Multicultural
Education, Fall Required Courses (33 semester hours)
SPSE 7720 BrainBased Teaching and Learning in the Classroom, SPSE 6010 Organization and Administration of Public Schools
Spring FOED 6020 Educational Foundations
SPSE 7730 Human Diversity in a Variety of Learning Environments FOED 6030 School and Community Relations
Spring SPSE 6040 Supervision of Instruction
SPSE 7080 Contributions of Psychology to Education, Summer SPSE 6390 School law
Elective: Choose 1 three-hour course (3 semester hours) SPSE 6430 Introduction to Curriculum Development
SPSE 6810 English Grammar for the ESL Classroom, Fall FOED 6610 Analysis and Application of Educational Research
FOED 6850 Cultural Issues in Education, Fall SPSE 6640 Microcomputers in the K12 Educational Setting
FOED 6211 Educational Psychology for the Classroom Teacher, Spring YOED 6680 Issues and Trends in Teaching and Learning
SPSE 6960 Integration Curriculum, Learning Theory and Technology, SPSE 6250 Seminar in Curriculum Improvement
Fall This is NOT a program for a Tennessee School Administrator license.
OR any other 6000/7000 education course approved by Dr. Young Contact the Educational Leadership Department for more information.
Administration and Supervision Major (M.Ed.)
Requirements for the Master of Education Specialization: Higher Education
Candidate must Required Courses (STET semester hours)
1. hold a bachelor’s degree. FOED 6020 Educational Foundations
2. complete 33 semester hours with no more than 30 percent FOED 6610 Analysis and Application of Educational Research
of the total degree hours dually listed as undergraduate/ SPSE 6080 Studies in Leadership
graduate hours. (Students should refer to the appropriate Specialized Core (STET semester hours)
major for specific requirements.) FOED 6580 The College Student
3. have teacher licensure. The licensure requirements will SPSE 6530 Administration of Higher Education
be waived for the higher education specialization and SPSE 6600 Microcomputers in Educational Administration
other special circumstances. SPSE 6210 Legal Issues in Higher Education
4. be admitted by Educational Leadership Graduate Admis Electives (12 semester hours)
To be selected with approval of advisor
sions Board prior to completion of their initial semester
Administration and Supervision Major (M.Ed.)
5. file a degree plan with the Graduate Office prior to the
completion of 21 credit hours. Concentration: Library Science
6. successfully complete a written comprehensive exam Students must be admitted to the program prior to the comple
ination during the semester of graduation (may be retaken tion of their initial semester. Completion of this program will
once during a subsequent semester). meet course requirements for Tennessee endorsement as a
library information specialist. Additional state requirements
must be met for initial teacher licensure. Requirements for
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licensure should be checked in the Teacher Licensing Office, Required Courses (18 semester hours)
McWherter Learning Resources Center 170. For students seek SPSE 6800 Language and Linguistics for ESL Teachers
SPSE 6820 Second Language Acquisition: Theory and Research for
ing initial licensure (library only), a student teaching experience Teachers
(9 credits) is required in place of LIBS 6180 and 6190. SPSE 6830 Assessment and Evaluation of English Language Learners
SPSE 6712 Fieldwork and Applied Research in ESL Classrooms
Please see the library science Web site at http://mtsu32.mtsu.edu: YOED 6020 Literacy Instruction for ESL Learners
11485. YOED 6030 Content Area Instruction for ESL Learners
Required Courses (33-39 semester hours)
LIBS 5150 Books, Media, and Literacy for Children
LIBS 5160 Books, Media, and Literacy for Young People Curriculum and Instruction Major (M.Ed.)
and Adults Specialization: Secondary Education Licensure Path
LIBS 6110 School Library Administration
Required Courses (9 semester hours)
LIBS 6120 Classification and Cataloging Media and Materials
FOED 6020 Educational Foundations
LIBS 6130 Principles of Librarianship OR
FOED 6610 Analysis and Application of Educational Research
LIBS 6970 WebBased Tools and the Curriculum
SPSE 6430 Introduction to Curriculum Development
LIBS 6170 Basic Reference Materials
Specialized Core (24-30 semester hours)
LIBS 6180 Library Science Practicum PreK6
SPSE 6480 Instructional Excellence in Secondary Schools
LIBS 6190 Library Science Practicum 712
SPSE 6640 Microcomputers in the K12 Educational Setting
LIBS 6200 School Library Media Center Skills and Issues
YOED 6680 Issues and Trends in Teaching and Learning
LIBS 6960 Integration of Learning Theory, Curriculum,
SPSE 6140 Teacher Leadership for School Improvement
FOED 6630 Educational Tests and Measurement
FOED 6610 Analysis and Application of Educational Research
SPED 6800 Exceptional Children and Youth
For students seeking initial teacher licensure, a student teaching experi READ 5460 Teaching Reading in the Content Area
ence (9 semester hours) is required. YOED 5510 The Teaching Internship, Grades 712
Curriculum and Instruction Major (M.Ed.)
Students must be admitted to the program prior to the Professional Counseling Major
completion of 12 hours of coursework. The Curriculum and
Concentration: Mental Health Counseling
Instruction program is designed to foster the development of
The goal of the Mental Health concentration is to prepare stu
teaching skills that result in increased pupil performance. By
dents to provide professional counseling services to children,
analyzing curriculum choices and strategies, along with best
adolescents, and their parents in mental healthrelated settings.
teaching practices, those who complete this program will be
Students are trained to diagnose and treat select mental and
better equipped to provide an environment in which students
emotional disorders and to promote optimal mental health.
engage in relevant and meaningful learning activities.
A 100hour combined practicum in a middle school setting
Required Courses (9 semester hours) and the MTSU Psychological Services Center and a 900hour
FOED 6020 Educational Foundations internship in a mental health setting are required.
FOED 6610 Analysis and Application of Educational Research
SPSE 6430 Introduction to Curriculum Development Admissions
Specialized Core (18 semester hours) Students apply separately to the College of Graduate Studies
YOED 6680 Issues and Trends in Teaching and Learning and Professional Counseling program. Admission to the Mental
SPSE 6140 Teacher Leadership for School Improvement Health Counseling program is not automatic for students meet
SPSE 6250 Seminar in Curriculum Improvement ing minimum admission requirements. Admissions decisions
SPSE 6450 Elementary and Middle School Curriculum OR for the Mental Health Counseling program will be made after
SPSE 6480 Instructional Excellence in Secondary Schools reviewing all materials and determining the applicant’s capac
SPSE 6640 Microcomputers in the K12 Educational Setting
FOED 6630 Educational Tests and Measurements
ity, suitability, and preparation for graduate study in this area.
Students are required to submit undergraduate transcripts,
Electives (6 semester hours) GRE scores, a supplemental application, and three recom
To be selected with approval of advisor mendation forms to be considered for program admission.
The supplemental application and recommendation form can
Curriculum and Instruction Major (M.Ed.) be found on the Professional Counseling Web site (www.mtsu
Concentration: English as a Second Language .edu/psychology/prof_couns.shtml). Successful applicants
Core Courses (15 semester hours) typically have demonstrated the following:
FOED 6022 Foundations, History, and Legal Aspects of ESL and 1. Completion of an undergraduate major or minor in psy
Bilingual Education chology including courses in abnormal psychology and
FOED 6610 Analysis and Application of Educational Research statistics (with minimum grades of B in both courses).
FOED 6620 Action Research for PractitionerBased Learning
Although an undergraduate course in research methods
FOED 6870 Education and Digital Youth: Language Learning in a is not an admission requirement, it is a prerequisite for
Participatory Culture PSY 6615.
SPSE 6430 Introduction to Curriculum Development 2. A 3.0 or higher undergraduate grade point average.
3. A combined GRE Verbal plus Quantitative score of at least
1000 with scores on both the Verbal and Quantitative
measures of the test above 400.
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4. Participation in an assessment center conducted by the PSY 6615 Basic and Applied Research Methods in Psychology
professional counseling faculty and practicing mental PSY 6765 Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Counseling
PSY 6820 Family Therapy: Evaluation and Treatment Planning
health counselors and school counselors within the first PSY 6885 Play Therapy: Therapy and Practice
12 hours of coursework with a positive recommendation PSY 7520 Assessment and Treatment of Addictions
from the evaluation team.
Application materials for Summer/Fall admission must be Concentration: School Counseling
submitted by March 1; October 1 is the deadline for Spring The School Counseling concentration is developmental with
admission. a prevention/intervention focus. Students are required to
complete a 100hour practicum and two 300hour intern
Graduation Requirements ships in elementary and high school settings. An additional
Candidates must 60 hours of school experience for persons not licensed to
1. demonstrate knowledge of the core areas of psychology teach are also required. Students seeking Tennessee school
by completing the following courses at either the under counseling licensure must obtain a positive recommendation
graduate or graduate level prior to entering the Mental from the professional counseling faculty at the end of their
Health Counseling program or during enrollment in the programs. Coursework completion is not a guarantee of the
program (relevant courses offered at MTSU are listed in recommendation for licensure.
a. group measurement/testing (PSY 4260/5260);
b. abnormal psychology or personality (PSY 3230/5230); Students apply separately to the College of Graduate Studies
c. learning or cognition (PSY 4040, 4480/5480, or 6190); and Professional Counseling program. Admission to the
d. social or developmental (PSY 2210, 2300, 4190, 4210/5210, School Counseling program is not automatic for students
4610/5610, 6120, 6130, or 6410); meeting minimum admission requirements. Admissions
e. brain and behavior, sensation and perception, or research decisions for the School Counseling Program will be made
methods (PSY 3070/5070, 4780/5780, 4240/5240, or after reviewing all materials and determining the applicant’s
4030/5030). capacity, suitability, and preparation for graduate study in
2. complete 28 hours of core professional counseling courses this area. Students are required to submit undergraduate
and 33 hours of courses specific to mental health counsel transcripts, GRE scores, a supplemental application,
ing (61 hours total). No more than 30 percent of the total and three recommendation forms to be considered for
number of hours may be dually listed (i.e., 5000level program admission. The supplemental application and
meeting in conjunction with 4000 or 3000level) courses; recommendation form can be found on the Professional
3. successfully complete a written comprehensive examina Counseling Web site (www.mtsu.edu/~psych/counsel.
tion prepared by the professional counseling faculty (may htm.) Successful applicants typically have demonstrated the
be taken no more than twice). following:
Prerequisites/Corequisites: 1. completion of an undergraduate course in statistics;
PSY 3020 Basic Statistics for Behavioral Science with a minimum 2. a 3.0 or higher undergraduate grade point average;
grade of B (or an equivalent undergraduate statistics 3. a combined GRE Verbal plus Quantitative score of at
course taken at another accredited educational institu least 900 with scores on both the Verbal or Quantitative
PSY 3230 Abnormal Psychology with a minimum grade of B (or an
measures of the test above 400;
equivalent undergraduate abnormal psychology course 4. participation in an assessment center conducted by the
taken at another accredited educational institution) Professional Counseling faculty and practicing mental
health counselors and school counselors within the first
Professional Counseling Core Courses (28 hours; required of all
professional counseling students):
12 hours of coursework with a positive recommendation
PSY 5260 Introduction to Psychological Testing from the evaluation team.
PSY 5470 Theories of Counseling
PSY 5720 Multicultural Perspectives in Psychology and Education Application materials for Summer/Fall admission must be
PSY 6150 Career Counseling submitted by March 1; October 1 is the deadline for Spring
PSY 6170 Group Counseling and Psychotherapy admission.
PSY 6180 Laboratory in Group Counseling and Psychotherapy
PSY 6230 Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling
PSY 6260 PrePracticum in Counseling Graduation Requirements
PSY 6270 Practicum in Counseling Candidates must
PSY 6410 Development Across the Lifespan 1. complete 28 hours of core professional counseling courses
and 21 hours of school counseling courses (49 hours total).
Mental Health Counseling Courses (33 hours; required of mental No more than 30 percent of the total number of hours
health counseling students) may be dual listed (i.e., 5000level meeting in conjunction
PSY 5655 Foundations of Mental Health Counseling
PSY 6020 Theories of Personality with 4000 or 3000level) courses.
PSY 6080 Interventions with Children and Adolescents 2. successfully complete a written comprehensive examina
PSY 6400 Psychological Disorders of Children tion prepared by the professional counseling faculty (may
PSY 6540 Internship: Mental Health Counseling (two semesters, be taken no more than twice).
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PSY 3020 Basic Statistics for Behavioral Science with a minimum
A minor in Education consists of 12 semester hours selected
grade of C (or an equivalent undergraduate statistics
course taken at another accredited educational institu with the consent of the advisor. The Master of Arts in Teaching
tion) and the Master of Science in Teaching degrees require a minor
ELED 5201 Observation and Participation: Grades 16 (with a mini in Education to be approved by the minor advisor.
mum grade of B if not a licensed teacher)
Professional Counseling Core Courses (28 hours; required of all Non-degree, “Plus 30,” and Add-on Endorsements
professional counseling students) Students taking courses for licensure renewal, addon en
PSY 5260 Introduction to Psychological Testing dorsements, or “plus 30” upgrade on teacher licensure should
PSY 5470 Theories of Counseling register as nondegree students. Students enrolling in 6000
PSY 5720 Multicultural Perspectives in Psychology and Education level courses must hold a bachelor’s degree, and students
PSY 6150 Career Counseling
PSY 6170 Group Counseling and Psychotherapy
enrolling in 7000level courses must hold a master’s degree.
PSY 6180 Laboratory in Group Counseling and Psychotherapy Nondegreeseeking students cannot register for 7000level
PSY 6230 Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling courses without departmental permission.
PSY 6260 PrePracticum in Counseling
PSY 6270 Practicum in Counseling
PSY 6410 Development Across the Lifespan Courses in Foundations of Education [FOED]
School Counseling Courses (21 hours; required of school counseling 6020 Educational Foundations. Three credits. Assists educational per
students) sonnel in developing contexts and concepts in which educational
PSY 6160 Foundations of School Counseling problems and issues may be understood through awareness of
PSY 6220 Organization and Administration of School Counseling findings in humanistic and behavioral studies.
PSY 6610 Introduction to Educational and Psychological Research 6022 Foundations, History, and Legal Aspects of ESL and Bilingual
PSY 6920 Internship: Secondary School Counseling (3 credits) Education. Three credits. Emphasizes the impact of history of
PSY 6930 Internship: Elementary School Counseling (3 credits) education in terms of legislation and education initiatives which
PSY 6890 Consultation target and address the needs of second language learners in public
One of the following:
PSY 5250 Psychology of Exceptional Children 6030 School and Community Relations. Three credits. The recipro
SPED 6800 Exceptional Children and Youth cal relationship of the two and the skills necessary for analyzing
problems and utilizing data and technical skills in planning effective
School Counseling Candidates Seeking Tennessee School
schoolcommunity relations programs.
All candidates seeking licensure as a school counselor in Tennessee must
6211 Educational Psychology for Classroom Teachers. Three credits.
take and pass the Praxis II Specialty Area Test in School Guidance and
Examination of physical, social, emotional, and mental develop
Counseling (per State Department of Education criteria). This test is taken
ment of humans from birth to maturity. Basic theories of learning
when the student is near the end of the master’s program.
including behaviorism, constructivism, and humanism plus theo
ries of motivating and facilitating learning processes in classroom
Non-Degree-Seeking School Counseling Students
Students who hold a master’s degree in an area other than 6520/ 7520 Problems of Evaluation in Higher Education. Three credits.
school counseling who seek to take classes to obtain licensure Introduction to testing theory, design, and construction. Use of
as a school counselor in Tennessee must be accepted into the the evaluation process and instruments; instructions, advising,
School Counseling program in order to do so. This admission and research situations.
is not automatic. Successful applicants have generally met the
same criteria as other School Counseling program applicants, 6570/ 7570 Issues in Higher Education. Three credits. Higher educa
tion in America and its historical, philosophical, political, and
as described above. sociological background, development, and relationships. Current
These applicants should take the following steps: trends and problems, particularly those relating to the financial
and legal aspects.
1. consult with the School Counseling program coordina
tor regarding what additional coursework is needed for 6580/ 7580 The College Student. Three credits. The changing nature
licensure; of the college student with emphasis on institutional efforts to
2. apply to the College of Graduate Studies under the provide for the development of the student.
category of “Addition of School Counseling License to
Previous Master’s”; 6610 Analysis and Application of Educational Research. Three credits.
Qualitative and quantitative research applicable to the field of
3. submit official copies of undergraduate and graduate tran
education. Both producers and consumers of educational research
scripts and GRE or MAT scores to the College of Graduate with a literature review presented to support possible solutions to
Studies; significant hypotheses or problems.
4. submit a supplemental application, three recommen
dation forms, and a resume to the School Counseling 6620 Action Research for Practitioner-Based Learning Environments.
program; and Three credits. Examination of action research processes as related
5. attend the Assessment Center if invited to do so. and applied to practitionerrequired and workbased settings.
Design and implementation of an IRBapproved action research
study related to a selected learning environment.
Educational Leadership 105
6630 Educational Tests and Measurements. Three credits. Basic con 5510 The Teaching Internship, Grades 7-12. Three to nine credits.
cepts in educational measurement and evaluation; evaluation as Directed field experience which will meet specific needs related
a part of the teachinglearning process; utilization of evaluation to individual needed competencies. Applicant must meet all
for instructional improvement. prerequisites for directed teaching.
6850 Cultural Issues in the Classroom. Three credits. Explores our 6020 Literacy Instruction for ESL Learners. Three credits. Analysis and
unique American multiculture and fosters exploration of teaching application of strategies, instructional methods, and techniques
for diversity while promoting unity. Explores basic components of appropriate for developing and implementing literacy instruction
multicultural education and aids educators in developing aware for ESL learners in the classroom. Focus on researchbased literacy
ness, understanding, and sensitivity to the needes and interests methods and standardsbased instruction for varying levels of Eng
of ethnic and cultural groups. lish proficiency and newlyarriving immigrant students. Fieldwork
6860 Education and the Digital Youth: Teaching and Learning in
a Participatory Culture. Three credits. Examines the impact of 6030 Content Instruction for English Language Learners. Three cred
digital media and the current schoolaged population of English its. Focuses on analysis and application of strategies, instructional
language learners. Emphasis on language learning and instruction methods, and techniques appropriate for developing and imple
using a variety of online media, developing multiple literacies, menting contentare instruction for ESL learners in the classroom.
and designing appropriate language and content instruction using Focus on state and nationally adopted models and methods for
appropriate web tools. integrated language and standardsbased content instruction.
6999/ 7999 Comprehensive Examination and Preparation. One
credit. Open only to students who are not enrolled in any other 6100 Aviation Workshop. Four credits. (Same as AERO 6100.) A first
graduate course and who will take the master’s comprehensive course in aerospace education; provides an overview of aerospace
examination during the term. The student must contact the gradu historically and in the future.
ate advisor during the first two weeks of the term for specifics
regarding the details of this comprehensive examination prepara 6110- International Aerospace Education Seminar. Three credits each.
tory course. Credit may not be applied to degree requirements. 6112 Acquaints teachers with aerospace implications on an international
scale. Outstanding international points of interest in six or more
7060 Seminar in Educational Foundations. Three credits. Opportuni countries visited. Offered in July Term of the summer.
ties to think reflectively and critically on the historical, philo 6110 Europe/Mideast
sophical, and psychological foundations of education and atten 6111 The Americas
dant societal implications. 6112 The Far East
7080 Contributions of Psychology to Education. Three credits. Psy 6540 Problems in Aerospace Education. One, two, or three credits.
chological foundations of teaching and learning. Topics include an (Same as AERO 6540.) Content varies with needs of individual
educator’s guide to the human brain; behaviorism, cognitivism, students who are interested in making a specialized study of cur
and humanism learning theories; social and emotional develop rent problems in the field of aerospace education.
ment and learning theory; motivation; and learning difficulties
including learning and memory. 6680 Issues and Trends in Teaching and Learning. Three credits.
Emphasis on examining current issues and trends in teaching and
7560 Seminar in College Teaching. Three credits. Development of the learning.
student with focus on teaching and learning.
6700 Advanced Aviation Workshop. Four credits. (Same as AERO 6700.)
7610 Directed Individual Educational Research. Three credits. Pre Builds on prior experiences in aviation/aerospace. Essential for the
requisite: SPSE 7010. It is recommended that this class be taken prospective teacher of aerospace education courses at any level.
the semester following enrollment in SPSE 7010. Culmination of
research sequence which requires studying a professional educa 6999 Comprehensive Examination and Preparation. One credit. Open
tional problem or issue through completion of a research project. only to students who are not enrolled in any other graduate course
and who will take the master’s comprehensive examination during
7611 Research Internship. One to three credits. Prerequisite: FOED the term. The student must contact the graduate advisor during
7610. Must be taken each semester (not including summer) until the first two weeks of the term for specifics regarding the details
research is completed. Completion of the research problem begun of this comprehensive examination preparatory course. Credit
in FOED 7610. Students should continue to register for FOED may not be applied to degree requirements.
7611 each semester until completion. S/U grading.
7640 Ed.S. Thesis Research. One to three credits. Courses in School Personnel
Services Education [SPSE]
5210 General Methods Including A/V. Three credits. A general course.
Courses in Youth Education [YOED]
5110 Directed Teaching, Grades 7-12. Nine to twelve credits. Prereq 5220 Technology in Teaching. Three credits. Prerequisites: Admission
uisites: All required professional education courses; appropriate to Teacher Education Program. Use of selected hardware and
special methods course(s); admission to teacher education. A software in the teaching/learning process. Design and creation of
fullday, fullsemester supervised teaching experience in a public inexpensive teaching and learning materials.
school classroom. Pass/Fail. NOTE: YOED 5110 will be offered for
nine credits effective Fall 2005. 5260 Problems in Education. One, two, or three credits. Opportunity
for individuals or groups to work on problems related to their indi
vidual topics. Credit to be determined at the time of scheduling.
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6000/ 7000 Professional Negotiations. Three credits. Concepts and 6380 Secondary School Administration. Three credits. Organization
principles of operating a school district under the master contract. and administration of the modern high school with emphasis on
Special emphasis on the laws of various states relative to the current practices and problems.
professional negotiations process.
6390 School Law. Three credits. Legal framework within which public
6010 Organization and Administration of Public Schools. Three cred schools operate. Special attention given to the legal rights and li
its. Basic concepts, principles, and practices in local, state, and abilities of school personnel and school board members. School
federal organization and administration of education. laws, case laws, constitutional provisions, attorneys’ general rulings,
and regulations of the State Board of Education emphasized.
6040 Supervision of Instruction. Three credits. Development and
purposes of supervision involving principles and techniques for 6400 The Principalship. Three credits. Organization and administration
organization and facilitation of programs at the school and system of the modern K12 school with emphasis on current practices
level. and problems.
6050 Instructional Leadership. Three credits. Research on student 6430 Introduction to Curriculum Development. Three credits. Op
learning, effective teaching, and effective schools. Attention given portunity to study, discuss, and evaluate modern practices and
to processes for promoting school improvement. procedures in curriculum development and reorganization in
schools and school systems.
6080/ 7080 Studies in Leadership. Three credits. Roles, responsibilities
understandings, and behavior patterns in effective administrative 6450 Elementary and Middle School Curriculum. Three credits. Con
and supervisory personnel. Developing sensitivity to individuals, cepts, processes, and skills related to curriculum development
the nature and structures of groups, and the problems of com and evaluation.
munication within and among groups and individuals.
6480 Instructional Excellence in Secondary Schools. Three credits.
6090/ 7090 Seminar: Conducting Program for School Improvement. Development of creative approaches for secondary classroom
Three credits. Emphasizes motivation, identification of needs teaching in order to stimulate creative and critical thinking abilities
and goals, planning and organization, and utilization of various of students.
resources as components of successful school improvement pro
grams. 6500/ 7500 Studies in Education: Administration. One, two, or three
credits. Individual or small group study and/or research in educa
6120/ 7120 Professional Internship. Nine credits. Requires approval tional administration which provides an opportunity for indepth
of departmental chair and agreement of superintendent of the study and specialization for majors. To be structured for student
school district. May be substituted for SPSE 6040, 6600, and 6400. needs by teacher. Repeatable up to six hours.
Educational administration and supervision experiences learned in
the school setting under the supervision of a sponsoring mentor. 6520/ 7520 Studies in Education: Curriculum. One, two, or three
Internship in cooperating school systems. credits. Individual or small group study and/or research in the area
of curriculum development. To be structured for student needs
6140 Teacher Leadership for School Improvement. Three credits. by teacher. Repeatable up to six hours.
Assessing standard teaching practices, analyzing the relationship
between effective teaching and effective schools, and develop 6530/ 7530 Administration of Higher Education. Three credits. Com
ing strategies for instructional and school improvement. Includes plexity of the structure of higher education (national, regional,
experiences to help students become more reflective in their daily state, and local) and how it is organized. Attention given to the
teaching. interrelationships of the institution and its internal and external
6210/ 7210 Legal Issues in Higher Education. Three credits. The legal
framework as it pertains to higher education and its operations. 6540/ 7540 Overview of Higher Education. Three credits. Higher edu
Special attention given to rights of students as well as professors. cation in America. Attention given to its historical, philosophical,
Law cases, constitutional provisions, attorney general’s opinions, political, and sociological background, development, and relation
rules and regulations of the Tennessee Board of Regents, Tennessee ships. Includes current trends and problems, particularly those
Board of Trustees, and the Tennessee Higher Education Commis which relate to the financial and legal aspects of higher education.
sion studied and discussed.
6550 Supervised Field Experience. Three credits. Direct field experi
6250/ 7250 Seminar in Curriculum Improvement. Three credits. For ence in appropriate areas of school operation which will meet
the advanced major in curriculum development utilizing small specific needs related to such individual matters as career plan,
group or seminar approach. Issues and research in curriculum position changes (principals, supervisors, superintendents, cur
improvement analyzed critically. riculum directors, etc.), or needed competencies.
6310 Supervising Student Teachers. Three credits. Administration and 6560/ 7560 Studies in Education: Supervision. One, two, or three
supervision of student teaching. credits. Individual or small group study and/or research in the area
of supervision of instruction. To be based on individual needs and
6330 Elementary and Middle School Principalship. Three credits. The structured by teacher. Repeatable up to six hours.
organization and administration of elementary and middle schools
with emphasis on current practices, trends, and problems. 6590/ 7590 Independent Study in Higher Education. One, two, or
three credits. A practicum in higher education. Course will vary
6340 School Finance. Three credits. State, local, and federal financ to meet the needs of individual students who are interested in
ing of education; includes taxation trends, school funds, and making a specialized study of current problems in the field of
apportionment; evaluation of equalization plans; state bond loan higher education.
programs; development and administration of school budgets;
education and economy. 6600 Microcomputers in Educational Administration. Three credits.
Offers preparation for incorporating microcomputer technol
ogy into the school workplace. Student designs a model school
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administrative unit by applying the microcomputer skills and 6999 Comprehensive Examination and Preparation. One credit. Open
understanding acquired. only to students who are not enrolled in any other graduate course
and who will take the master’s comprehensive examination during
6640 Microcomputers in the K-12 Educational Setting. Three credits. the term. The student must contact the graduate advisor during
Offers preparation for incorporating microcomputer technology the first two weeks of the term for specifics regarding the details
into the K12 school environment. Student designs a computer of this comprehensive examination preparatory course. Credit
assisted instruction project by applying the microcomputer skills may not be applied to degree requirements.
and understanding acquired.
7010 Educational Research Methodology. Three credits. Designing
6800 Language and Linguistics for ESL Teachers. Three credits. Ele research studies, including development of understandings, as
ments of structure of language in the context of second language well as skills and techniques needed in gathering, structuring,
learners in the PreK12 classroom. Sound systems, cognitive interpreting and presenting data required for educational research.
processes, aspects of language and psychology of learning English SPSE 7010 is a prerequisite for enrollment in FOED 7610, which
as a second language when the learner is nonliterate in the first is recommended to be taken the following semester.
language. Required for the addon endorsement in ESL.
7020 Classroom Management: Methods and Models. Three credits.
6810 Grammar for the ESL Classroom. Three credits. Examines the Introduction, examination, and practice in approaches to class
constructs of the English grammar system. Explores grammatical room management through evaluation within a diverse setting.
metalanguage, lexicon, approaches to teaching grammar and Research on classroom management and discipline within the
language, and classroom applications for ESL classrooms. Pres classroom presented for analysis and interpretation. General topics
ents information regarding the grammatical form and meaning include theories/models of discipline, management, organization,
as related to teaching and learning for second language learners teacher behaviors, individual differences, and legal issues that
in the K12 environment. impact the teaching and learning environment. Emphasis placed
on importance of informed decisionmaking and reflection in
6820 Second Language Acquisition: Cultural Aspects, Theory and relation to classroom management and evaluation.
Research for Teachers. Three credits. Focus on specific theories
and research pertaining to second language acquisition for the 7040 Seminar in Supervision. Three credits. Identification and inves
PreK12 classroom teacher. Emphasis on cultural aspects and ap tigation of the problems of supervision and research; experi
plications appropriate for English as a Second Language students mentation in the use of supervisory techniques.
in today’s linguistically diverse public school classrooms.
7050 School Business Management. Three credits. Reading, discussion,
6830 Assessment and Evaluation of English Language Learners. Three and problem solving in the field of business administration.
credits. Examines the role of assessment in the education of linguis
tically diverse students in the PreK12 classroom. Focus on formal 7100 The Junior Community College. Three credits. History, phi
and informal methods of assessing language proficiency, state and losophy, organization, administration, current developments, and
national testing initiatives, test preparation, and interpretation of problems in twoyear colleges.
test results. Fieldwork required.
7110 Readings in Educational Administration. Three credits. Review
6900/ 7900 Online Learning and Instructional Design. Three credits. of the research literature on the social and political processes
Assessment of effectiveness and efficiency of various learning involved in the development and implementation of public policy
systems and learning modules. Stresses need for systematic ap and legislation relating to education at the national, state, and local
proaches to instruction. Practice in stating behavioral objectives, levels.
motivation, adaptation, evaluation, and systems assessment in
which media are utilized as integral parts of learning modules. 7130 The Curriculum: Structures and Functions. Three credits. Scope,
sequence, organization, and priorities involved in the develop
6910 Problems in Learning Resources. Three credits. Consideration of ment of “continuity of educational experience” from kindergarten
recent developments in curriculum, teaching, physical facilities, through grades 1314.
and innovations in library service and media utilization. Includes
participation in projects such as media and materials for handi 7150 Curriculum Study and Instructional Design. Three credits.
capped, educational TV, library skills, graphic communication, Readings in current research relative to basic and emerging ideas
library activities for specific subjects or groups, and individualiza of curriculum development and instructional design.
tion of instruction.
7160 Practicum in Curriculum Development. Three credits. Princi
6920 Automation of Library Processes. Three credits. Application of ples and practices of curriculum construction applied through
data processing and computerization techniques to acquisitions, simulated and field experiences.
cataloging, circulation, and business operations of libraries and
media centers. Includes an examination of newer developments 7170 Learning Theories and the Educational Process. Three credits.
such as MARC, facsimile transmission, and automated retrieval Examines the historical and current learning theoretical principles,
of data. Basic technical courses recommended prior to taking this concepts, and research findings as related to education in a variety
course. of settings. Focuses on cognitive, behavioral, constructivist, and
humanistic learning theorists, theories and applications.
6960 Preparation and Utilization of Instructional Materials. Three
credits. (Same as LIBS 6960.) Discussion and examination of 7180 Qualitative Evaluation and Research Methods. Three credits.
technology based learning materials and adaptation to classroom
instruction and individual learning styles/needs. Design, creation, 7190 Professional Field Experience. Six credits. Provides direct field
and production of technologybased learning materials that reflect experience in appropriate areas of education in collaboration with
professional standards, good design principles, understanding of the University, the school mentor, and the student.
curriculum design, and audience needs.
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7200 Administrative Behavior: Theory into Practice. Three credits. 6190 Library Science Practicum 7-12. Three credits. Prerequisite: 12
An exploration of the relevant new developments in the field hours of library science courses. Opportunity to observe successful
of educational administration, including recent concepts and materials specialists/librarians at work and to participate in actual
research. operations followed by seminar opportunities for exchange of
ideas. 100 contact hours required. Application for placement
7320 Educational Facilities and Transportation Services. Three credits. required.
Development of competencies in the areas of school plant plan
ning, maintenance and utilization, financing, analysis of trans 6200 School Library Media Center Skills and Issues. Three credits.
portation, survey of school plant, site selection, and educational Prerequisites: LIBS 5150, 6110, and 6120. Aspects of the school
specifications. library media centers, including oral presentations, use of library
collection maintenance software, instruction and teaching in the
7550 Instructional Development in Higher Education. Three credits. library, and research into a current issue in librarianship.
Addresses effective college teaching, instructional strategies, and
use of technology in teaching at the higher education level. 6511 Directed Student Teaching (Library Science). Nine credits.
Prerequisites: 18 hours of library science courses including FOED
7710 Historical and Social Aspects of Multicultural Education. Three 6610 and SPSE 6430; FOED 1110 and 2110; SPED 3010; ad
credits. Explores the history of multicultural education, social mission to teacher education. Taken in conjunction with YOED
policy, equity issues and legislation from the settling of America to 4000. A fullday, fullsemester supervised teaching experience in
the current national education initiatives that impact classrooms. a public school library.
Examines the relationship between societal influences, equity
issues, and classroom practice in light of the cultural milieu and 6960 Preparation and Utilization of Instructional Materials. Three
challenges existing in today’s classrooms. credits. (Same as SPSE 6960.) Discussion and examination of
technology based learning materials and adaptation to classroom
7720 Brain-based Teaching and Learning in the Classroom. Three instruction and individual learning styles/needs. Design, creation,
credits. Focuses on applying brainbased learning principles in and production of technologybased learning materials that reflect
the classroom. Examines standard educational practices today in professional standards, good design principles, understanding of
light of what we now know about the brain. curriculum design, and audience needs.
7730 Human Diversity in a Variety of Learning Environments. Three 6999 Comprehensive Examination and Preparation. One credit. Open
credits. Diversity issues such as race, ethnicity, and culture cov only to students who are not enrolled in any other graduate course
ered through issues that impact society in general and classroom and who will take the master’s comprehensive examination during
dynamics (teaching/learning) in particular. the term. The student must contact the graduate advisor during
the first two weeks of the term for specifics regarding the details
of this comprehensive examination preparatory course. Credit
Courses in Library Science [LIBS] may not be applied to degree requirements.
5150 Books, Media, and Literacy for Children. Three credits. Materi
als suitable for elementary school children including a study of
leisure time interests and curricular needs, criteria for evaluating
Course in Education [TELC]
materials, and related aids used in their selection. 6006 Teachers as Agents for Change. Three credits. Prerequisites:
Program admission. Current issues, trends, and problems com
5160 Books, Media, and Literacy for Young People and Adults. Three monplace to teaching in public school settings. Offers analytic
credits. Basically the same approach as LIBS 5150 but adapted to experiences designed to assist those teaching on Alternative C,
the secondary school and adult level. Vocational, and Occupational licenses to meet requirements for
6110 School Library Administration. Three credits. Purpose, structure,
and function of the school library media center and the library
program. Courses in Counseling [COUN]
6120 Classification and Cataloging Media and Materials. Three cred 5655 Foundations of Mental Health Counseling. Three credits. Pre
its. Simplified procedures for classifying books and audio/visual requisites: PSY 1410 and 3230 or equivalent. History, roles, and
materials, cataloging routines, and filing. duties of the professional mental health counselor. Managed care
and third party reimbursement issues, administration and supervi
6130 Principles of Librarianship. Three credits. Presents the broad field sion of mental health services, and other salient issues relating to
of library service and librarianship as a profession. Emphasis on the role of the professional mental health counselor.
the place of the library in the instructional program of the school
and on administrative details. 6110 Introduction to the Counseling Profession. Three credits. An
introductory study of the counseling profession. Basic educational,
6170 Basic Reference Materials. Three credits. Evaluation and use of historical, philosophical and psychological foundations of counsel
basic reference materials for the PreK12 school library. Discussion ing as well as specific traits and skills of professional counselors.
of the elements of reference work. Beginning level concepts and skills required for certification and
6180 Library Science Practicum PreK-6. Three credits. Prerequisite:
12 hours of library science courses. Opportunity to observe suc 6150 Career Counseling. Three credits. Prerequisites: PSY 5260 (or
cessful materials specialists/librarians at work and to participate in 6050) and 6260 or permission of department. History, theory,
actual operations followed by seminar opportunities for exchange and issues related to career development, career choice, and
of ideas. 100 contact hours required. Application for placement career education. Demonstration of the ability to teach career
required. information seeking behavior and decisionmaking skills.
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6160 Foundations of School Counseling. Three credits. History, topic of current importance in psychology. Topics and require
foundations, philosophy, and principles of developmental school ments obtained from individual faculty members. Specific courses
counseling; roles and functions of school counselors, including may be repeated to a total of 6 credits.
professional and personal requirements.
6820 Family Therapy: Evaluation and Treatment Planning. Three
6170 Group Counseling and Psychotherapy. Three credits. Prerequi credits. Examination of evaluation and intervention procedures
sites: PSY 5470 or 6020; PSY 6260 or 6010; permission of instruc of major models of family therapy. Emphasis on ethical issues for
tor. Corequisite: PSY 6180. Group process, ethics, and techniques. practitioners of family therapy.
Application of counseling theory, group procedures, sociometrics,
and group dynamics to interpersonal relations, mental health, 6830 Theories and Techniques of Counseling. Three credits. Survey of
school, and industrial settings. Supervised experience. Liability leading counseling theories, including applications of theories to
insurance required prior to enrollment. case studies. Demonstration and practice of specific techniques.
6180 Laboratory in Group Counseling and Psychotherapy. One credit. 6840 Measurement and Appraisal in Counseling. Three credits. In
Taken in conjunction with PSY 6170. Students will experience dividual and group approaches to measurement and appraisal in
group process as members of a growth group during the first half counseling. Psychometric properties of tests and how to select,
of the semester and will demonstrate group skills as leaders of administer, and/or interpret aptitude, achievement, intelligence,
group session(s) during the second half of the semester. personality, performance, and interest tests for use in counseling
6220 Organization and Administration of School Counseling Servi-
ces. Three credits. Prerequisite: PSY 6160. Organizing, adminis 6885 Play Therapy: Therapy and Practice. Three credits. Prerequisites:
tering, and managing the various components of a developmental Permission of instructor and one of the following: PSY 6010, 6080,
school guidance and counseling program. or 6270 or equivalent. Covers various theories and techniques of
play therapy useful to both the school counselor and school psy
6230 Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling. Three credits. Legal, chologist and to the practitioner in community practice. Includes
ethical, and professional issues pertaining to the practice of school a practicum experience using play therapy with young children in
and mental health counseling. play therapy lab. Liability insurance required prior to enrollment.
6260 Pre-Practicum in Counseling. Three credits. Prerequisite: PSY 6890 Consultation. Three credits. Prerequisite: PSY 6270 or 6010 or
5470 or permission of instructor. Introduces basic communication 6080 or permission of instructor. Course must be taken prior to
skills, techniques, and process involved in working with clients in or concurrent with the first internship (6920 or 6930). Theory
a counseling relationship; extensive roleplay practice with peer and practice of consultation as a useful technique in the helping
and faculty feedback. Liability insurance required prior to enroll professions. Applied experiences in schools and other settings.
ment. Liability insurance required prior to enrollment.
6270 Practicum in Counseling. Three credits. Prerequisites: PSY 5470, 6900 Assessment of School Counseling Area Licensing Competencies.
6170, 6180, 6230, 6260; permission of instructor. Practical super One to two credits. For the advanced student who by exceptional
vised experience in individual and group counseling in a school prior training or experience believes coursework for competence
setting and MTSU Psychological Services Center; audio and/or mastery is unnecessary in one or more of the licensing areas. All
video taping of sessions for peer and faculty feedback. credit earned may be applied to a Master of Education degree in
Psychology. May be repeated ten times.
6410 Development Across the Lifespan. Three credits. Theories and
characteristics of human development covering the lifespan. 6910 Independent Research: Counseling. One to nine credits; may
be taken more than once. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
6520 Psychopharmacology. Three credits. Biochemical, neurophysio Individualized empirical research and library research approved
logical, and neuroanatomical basis; emphasis on drugs used in by the instructor.
investigating and treating psychological disorders.
6920 Internship: Secondary School Counseling. One to six credits.
6540 Internship: Mental Health Counseling. Three to six credits. Prerequisite: PSY 6270. Actual experience in the counseling,
Prerequisites: PSY 6270 and permission of the Mental Health consulting, coordinating services to adolescents, teachers, and
Counseling program coordinator. Minimum of 900 supervised parents. Requires 300 hours in the schools, with at least 40 percent
internship hours in a mental health setting. May be repeated; in direct service. Liability insurance required prior to enrollment.
enrollment must be continuous.
6930 Internship: Elementary School Counseling. One to six credits.
6610 Introduction to Counseling Research. Three credits. Prerequi Prerequisite: PSY 6270. Actual experience in the school providing
sites: PSY 3020 and 4260/5260 or 6050. Research in education counseling, consulting, coordinating services to children, teach
and psychology, research strategies, research ethics, research ers, and parents. Requires 300 hours in the schools, with at least
writing and reporting. Planning, implementing, and writing an 40 percent in direct service. Liability insurance required prior to
approved scholarly research proposal. enrollment.
6765 Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Counseling. Three credits. 7520 Assessment and Treatment of Addictions. Three credits. System
Prerequisites: PSY 3230/5230 and 6270 or equivalent; PSY 6410 atic analysis of the addictional phenomena with particular em
recommended. Development of skills in the diagnosis and treat phasis on dynamics and behavioral manifestations. Alcohol, street
ment of select mental disorders across the life span. Treatment and prescription drugs, gambling, TV, religion, politics, and sex as
planning strategies using empirically based treatment interventions. aberrational forms of altering consciousness explored. Causation,
Examines effect of mental disorders on normal development. clinical diagnostics, and treatment procedures as well as prevention
are addressed in detail.
6810 Literature Review and Reading in Psychology: Social. One to
three credits. Supervised literature review and/or readings on a