Catalog

School of Education Courses

CEL  640 - History and Principles of Catholic Education (3)

This course will cover an historical, philosophical, sociological, and political study of American Catholic education in the context of the original common school and today's public school.

CEL  641 - Private School Law (2 - 3)

Course presents an analysis of principal legal and constitutional issues in federal and state law affecting educators, including liability, contract law, and major church-state rulings.

CEL  642 - Moral Development (3)

Study of the cognitive developmental theory of moral development, comparing and contrasting it with other major theories. Review of the materials, research, and methods related to moral education. Practicum relating research and educational practice required.

CEL  643 - Religious Educational Leadership (1 - 3)

Analysis and discussion of effective ways to organize, evaluate, and improve religious education in church-related schools. Specific questions of staff development are addressed.

CEL  644 - Curriculum and Instruction Leadership in Catholic Schools (3)

This course presents curriculum and instruction from a leadership perspective within the contemporary context of the Catholic schools. It integrates models, research, and practical applications of design and evaluation of curriculum and instruction. Development of a curriculum model for a particular school will be required as a final project.

CEL  645 - Justice in the School Curriculum (2 - 3)

Study of the social teachings of the Scriptures and the Catholic Church with applications to curriculum design. Educational theory and sociological perspectives are integrated.

CEL  646 - Methods and Materials in Teaching Religion in Catholic Schools (1 - 3)

A study of the current context of Religious Education: qualities and competencies of religious educators, review of the Basic Teachings of the Church and Church History, the incorporation of these into a graduated catechesis based on child development, liturgy, ethnic influences, along with prayer, community building, and service.

CEL  647 - Counseling Techniques for Educators (1 - 2)

An introduction to theory and skills to be an effective counselor. It will include (a) understanding the range of normal to abnormal development problems, (b) applying principles of counseling to the classroom, and (c) designing behavioral modification strategies for children.

CEL  648 - Spirituality of Educator (2 - 3)

A study of spirituality of leadership for the administrator and/or teacher in Catholic schools will be drawn from the history of both spirituality and Catholic education. The main themes of the course will be drawn from the Four Constitutions of the Second Vatican Council.

CEL  649 - Theory and Application of Developmental Psychology (1 - 3)

The examination of (a) methods of research and theories of child development, (b) aspects of child development such as physical, emotional and affective, cognitive and intellectual, religious, (c) influences on development (family, school, culture), (d) implications for teaching and learning strategies, (c) abnormal development, and (f) pastoral perspectives.

CEL  650 - Leadership and Educational Administration (3)

Examination of significant theories and research in the management of educational organizations, leadership, planning, change, administrative styles, decision-making, and informal organization, particularly within the Catholic school community.

CEL  651 - Business and Financial Administration for Catholic Schools (1 - 3)

Study of business management, school plant management, budgeting, accounting, fiscal planning, and fund-raising tasks facing Catholic school administrators.

CEL  652 - Applications in Finances of Catholic Schools (1 - 2)

This course examines historical and current practice of Catholic school business and finances. The course allows the student to develop policies and procedures that could be used in Catholic schools. The course covers topics relating to accounting procedures, budget development, financial record keeping and reporting, fund raising, purchasing and expense planning and monitoring procedures.

CEL  653 - Personnel Leadership in Catholic Schools (3)

This course will address current issues facing Catholic school administrators in the areas of leadership theory. The course will further cover in-depth topics of communication styles, problem-solving, hiring and dismissal, supervision, teacher evaluation, retention, mentoring, stress, conflict resolution, teacher induction, in-service, and staff development.

CEL  654 - Communication and Group Dynamics Skills (1 - 3)

Practice in a variety of communication and group dynamics skills as applied to problems of private educational administration.

CEL  655 - Issues in Catholic Education (1 - 3)

Scholarly practitioners review and develop issues pertinent to the Catholic school community.

CEL  656 - Applications in Catholic School Law and Legal Issues (2)

The course allows the student to have an in-depth understanding of Catholic school law and related legal issues. The course is designed to assist the student in further understanding Catholic school legal issues, for example, the development of handbooks, contracts, various policies and procedures of child protection and individual rights that are applicable in Catholic Education.

CEL  658 - Grant Writing for Catholic Schools (2)

This course will focus on the science and art of grant writing along with special emphasis on identifying foundations that offer funding for Catholic Schools. The course is designed for elementary and secondary school personnel.

CEL  661 - Secondary Religious Education: To Teach As Jesus Did (1)

A reflective overview of the themes, issues, and methods which pertain to Catholic education. This seminar will focus on the National Conference of Catholic Bishops' vision for Catholic schools (comprised of Word, Community, Service and Worship). Orientation will address the M.A. with an Emphasis in Religious Education program goals: pedagogical training, doctrinal instruction, spiritual formation, and professional networking. Participants will explore the nature of their vocation as Catholic high school teachers, as well as the qualities and competencies of effective religious educators.

CEL  662 - Secondary Curriculum and Instruction for Religious Education (3)

Study of scope and sequence, pedagogical approaches, methods, materials, and media appropriate for teaching Religious Education within the high school curriculum. Course will survey the qualities and competencies of effective high school religion teachers. Participants will explore various methods for developing learning outcomes, assessment tools, instructional design and delivery, integration of educational technology, and strategies for classroom management. Program director and school site mentors will collaborate in the observation and coaching of participants' teaching.

CEL  663 - Catholic Identity in Catholic Schools: An Expanding Vision (3)

This course will present an in-depth study of the qualities that are inherent in a catholic school. It will enable the student to develop a conceptual framework for catholic identity and, subsequently, a plan of action in order to implement a dynamic vision of catholic identity in his/her school.

CEL  679 - History and Philosophy of Catholic Education (3)

Readings and discussions related to the history, philosophy, and theology of church-related education with special emphasis on the American experience.

CEL  690 - MA Culminating Project (2 - 3)

A project to stimulate the integration of knowledge and skills gained from the M.A. program, which is submitted as a formal report in partial fulfillment of the master's degree.

CEL  697 - Directed Study (1 - 3)

Independent, in-depth study of a specific educational topic.

CEL  698 - Special Topics (1 - 3)

Exploration of one or more selected topics in Catholic Educational Leadership.

CEL  700 - Introduction to Doctoral Research: Catholic School Education (3)

This mentorship engages the student and faculty member in research of a topic of interest to the student, and stimulates student exploration of topic selection for doctoral research. It is required of all CEL doctoral students, and should be taken early in doctoral studies.

CEL  709 - Dissertation Proposal Seminar (3)

The essentials of developing a model proposal for the research project leading to a dissertation. Specific components of a good proposal, analysis of research proposals, and student research projects.
Prerequisites: GEDU 706 with a minimum grade of B- and GEDU 708 with a minimum grade of B-

CEL  729 - Proposal Development (3)

Further work on the specific components of a proposal, analysis of research
Prerequisites: GEDU 706 with a minimum grade of B- and GEDU 708 with a minimum grade of B-

CEL  740 - History and Principles of Catholic Education (3)

This course will cover an historical, philosophical, sociological, and political study of American Catholic education in the context of the original common school and today's public school.

CEL  741 - Private School Law (2 - 3)

Course presents an analysis of principal legal and constitutional issues in federal and state law affecting educators, including liability, contract law, and major church-state rulings.

CEL  742 - Moral Development (3)

Study of the cognitive developmental theory of moral development, comparing and contrasting it with other major theories. Review of the materials, research, and methods related to moral education. Practicum relating research and educational practice required.

CEL  743 - Religious Educational Leadership (1 - 3)

Analysis and discussion of effective ways to organize, evaluate, and improve religious education in church-related schools. Specific questions of staff development are addressed.

CEL  744 - Curriculum and Instruction Leadership in Catholic Schools (3)

This course presents curriculum and instruction from a leadership perspective within the contemporary context of the Catholic schools. It integrates models, research, and practical applications of design and evaluation of curriculum and instruction. Development of a curriculum model for a particular school will be required as a final project.

CEL  745 - Justice in the School Curriculum (1 - 3)

Study of the social teachings of the Scriptures and the Catholic Church with applications to curriculum design. Educational theory and sociological perspectives are integrated.

CEL  746 - Methods and Materials in Teaching Religion in Catholic Schools (1 - 3)

A study of the current context of Religious Education: qualities and competencies of religious educators, review of the Basic Teachings of the Church and Church History, the incorporation of these into a graduated catechesis based on child development, liturgy, ethnic influences, along with prayer, community building, and service.

CEL  747 - Counseling Techniques for Educators (1 - 3)

An introduction to theory and skills to be an effective counselor. It will include (a) understanding the range of normal to abnormal development problems, (b) applying principles of counseling to the classroom, and (c) designing behavioral modification strategies for children.

CEL  748 - Spirituality of Educator (2 - 3)

A study of spirituality of leadership for the administrator and/or teacher in Catholic schools will be drawn from the history of both spirituality and Catholic education. The main themes of the course will be drawn from the Four Constitutions of the Second Vatican Council.

CEL  749 - Theory and Application of Developmental Psychology (1 - 3)

The examination of (a) methods of research and theories of child development, (b) aspects of child development such as physical, emotional and affective, cognitive and intellectual, religious, (c) influences on development (family, school, culture), (d) implications for teaching and learning strategies, (e) abnormal development, and (f) pastoral perspectives.

CEL  750 - Leadership and Educational Administration (3)

Examination of significant theories and research in the management of educational organizations, leadership, planning, change, administrative styles, decision-making, and informal organization, particularly within the Catholic school community.

CEL  751 - Business and Financial Administration for Catholic Schools (1 - 3)

Study of business management, school plant management, budgeting, accounting, fiscal planning, and fund-raising tasks facing Catholic school administrators.

CEL  752 - Applications in Finances of Catholic Schools (1 - 2)

This course examines historical and current practice of Catholic school business and finances. The course allows the student to develop policies and procedures that could be used in Catholic schools. The course covers topics relating to accounting procedures, budget development, financial record keeping and reporting, fund raising, purchasing and expense planning and monitoring procedures.

CEL  753 - Personnel Leadership in Catholic Schools (3)

This course will address current issues facing Catholic school administrators in the areas of leadership theory. The course will further cover in-depth topics of communication styles, problem-solving, hiring and dismissal, supervision, teacher evaluation, retention, mentoring, stress, conflict resolution, teacher induction, in-service, and staff development.

CEL  754 - Communication and Group Dynamics Skills (1 - 3)

Practice in a variety of communication and group dynamics skills as applied to problems of private educational administration.

CEL  755 - Issues in Catholic Education (1 - 3)

Scholarly practitioners review and develop issues pertinent to the Catholic school community.

CEL  756 - Applications in Catholic School Law and Legal Issues (2)

This course allows the student to have an in-depth understanding of Catholic school law and related legal issues. The course is designed to assist the student in further understanding Catholic school legal issues, for example, the development of handbooks, contracts, various policies and procedures of child protection and individual rights that are applicable in Catholic Education.

CEL  757 - Catholic School Research (1 - 3)

The study of major research findings in effective Catholic school research and the implications for the school. This course introduces the use of research methodology for the practitioner.

CEL  758 - Grant Writing for Catholic Schools (2)

This course will focus on the science and art of grant writing along with special emphasis on identifying foundations that offer funding for Catholic Schools. The course is designed for elementary and secondary school personnel.

CEL  763 - Catholic Identity in Catholic Schools: An Expanding Vision (3)

This course will present an in-depth study of the qualities that are inherent in a catholic school. It will enable the student to develop a conceptual framework for catholic identity and, subsequently, a plan of action in order to implement a dynamic vision of catholic identity in his/her school.

CEL  779 - History and Philosophy of Catholic Education (3)

Readings and discussions related to the history, philosophy, and theology of Church-related education with special emphasis on the American experience.

CEL  780 - Seminar in Religious Education (2 - 3)

Study and discussion of selected topics in religious education.

CEL  781 - Seminar in Moral Development (2 - 3)

Study and discussion of selected topics in moral education.
Prerequisites: CEL 642 or CEL 742

CEL  782 - Business and Financial Management in Catholic Education (2 - 3)

Analysis of major fiscal management issues relating to Catholic schools.

CEL  783 - Curriculum and Instruction in Catholic Education (3)

Advanced seminar in special issues related to curriculum and instruction leadership in Catholic education.
Prerequisites: CEL 644 or CEL 744

CEL  784 - Leadership and Management Issues in Catholic Education (3)

Advanced seminar in special issues related to management and administration in Catholic education.
Prerequisites: CEL 650 or CEL 750

CEL  785 - Personnel Leadership in Catholic Education (3)

Advanced seminar in staff development and personnel topics.
Prerequisites: CEL 653 or CEL 753

CEL  786 - Practicum in Curriculum Leadership in Catholic Schools (3)

Processes are developed to implement curriculum theory, writing a school curriculum, and evaluating textbooks and curriculum.
Prerequisites: CEL 644 or CEL 744

CEL  790 - Dissertation Proposal Development (1 - 3)

Directed proposal development in consultation with dissertation committee.
• Restricted to Doctoral level

CEL  791 - Dissertation Research and Writing (1 - 3)

The design, preparation, and writing of the dissertation research study in consultation with the dissertation committee. Advancement to candidacy required.
• Restricted to Doctoral level

CEL  797 - Directed Study (1 - 3)

Independent, in-depth study of a specific educational topic.

CEL  798 - Special Topic Seminar (1 - 3)

Exploration of one or more selected topics in Catholic Educational Leadership.

CPSY  602 - PPS Internship I (2)

Corequisite: Paid School Counseling position (part-time or full-time) in a K-12 public school. 150 hours in applying skills from the program's courses of instruction within a school as a paid counselor. Working with students individually, in a group or in a family context. Providing academic advising, logistical duties, consulting, counseling projects, and personal counseling of students. Includes counseling students of a culture different from the credential candidate's. Supervision from an approved Mentor Counselor and from a university faculty member.
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  603 - PPS Internship II (2)

Corequisite: Paid School Counseling position (part-time or full-time) in a K-12 public school. 150 hours in applying skills from the program's courses of instruction within a school as a paid counselor. Working with students individually, in a group or in a family context. Providing academic advising, logistical duties, consulting, counseling projects, and personal counseling of students. Includes counseling students of a culture different from the credential candidate's. Supervision from an approved Mentor Counselor and from a university faculty member.
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  604 - PPS Internship III (2)

Corequisite: Paid School Counseling position (part-time or full-time) in a K-12 public school. 150 hours in applying skills from the program's courses of instruction within a school as a paid counselor. Working with students individually, in a group or in a family context. Providing academic advising, logistical duties, consulting, counseling projects, and personal counseling of students. Includes counseling students of a culture different from the credential candidate's. Supervision from an approved Mentor Counselor and from a university faculty member.
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  605 - PPS Internship IV (2)

Corequisite: Paid School Counseling position (part-time or full-time) in a K-12 public school. 150 hours in applying skills from the program's courses of instruction within a school as a paid counselor. Working with students individually, in a group or in a family context. Providing academic advising, logistical duties, consulting, counseling projects, and personal counseling of students. Includes counseling students of a culture different from the credential candidate's. Supervision from an approved Mentor Counselor and from a university faculty member.
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  606 - Cross Cultural Counseling (3)

This course features an understanding of multicultural issues in counseling with diverse ethnic groups, cultures, and social classes in American society. Emphasis is on developing cultural sensitivity to one's own cultural value system and the values and attitudes of diverse groups in cross-cultural counseling settings; increasing awareness of the effects that culture, race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexual orientation have on human development and the counseling process; and on learning effective counseling strategies and generic counseling methods that accommodate a diversity of cultures.
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  607 - Counseling Theory and Practice (3)

An overview of the theories of counseling including the stages and elements of effective counseling as they pertain to the three domains of school counseling, academic/career, personal, and social development; practical skills in counseling students with personal and interpersonal problems; evaluation of counseling outcomes as they relate to self-esteem, learning and achievement; effective referral practices and interventions in response to personal, school, or community crises; and self-awareness, sensitivity to others and skillfulness in relating to individuals will be demonstrated and practiced with emphasis on an understanding of principles associated with the building of self-esteem and personal and social responsibility.
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  608 - Prevention and Intervention in Schools (3)

The course is designed to provide students with knowledge of comprehensive prevention and early intervention models for addressing student and school issues that pose barriers to learning. Emphasis is on the following: 1) the development of collaboration and coordination skills to establish partnerships among school, family, and community service organizations for the purpose of creating comprehensive counseling and support service programs, 2) the development and implementation of educational strategies and other preventive approaches for reducing school violence and other social problems students face in schools; and 3) the enhancement of interpersonal and social skills in students that can foster self-esteem, positive attitudes toward learning and motivation for achievement.
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  609 - Academic Counseling (3)

This course offers an overview of academic counseling skills and strategies, learning theories, and school resources to support and ensure the academic success of diverse pupils in public schools. Emphasis in diversity, context, and sociopolitical issues that impact equity in learning and educational opportunity/outcomes will be provided to prepare students with multicultural and advocacy academic counseling skills. Specific academic counseling needs for diverse students in the middle and high school years will be covered.
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  610 - Advanced Multicultural Counseling (3)

This course is designed to explore a) the process of counseling with diverse communities, b) the cultural and ethical sensitivity in the assessment and counseling process, and c) the theories to conceptualize clients. Emphasis will be placed on the counselor as an advocate for marginalized communities. The role of race, power, and privilege in counseling relationships at individual, group, family and systemic levels will also be explored.
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  611 - Problem Solving Counseling (3)

This course is designed to teach the foundations of brief, problem oriented counseling techniques, with particular emphasis on the problem solving model, cognitive behavioral counseling approaches, and methods of assessment and case formulation with individuals (children and adolescents), couples, and families. Students will have the opportunity to practice these skills in laboratory format, as well as become familiarized with some current literature in problem solving techniques.
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  612 - Lifespan Developmental Counseling (3)

This course is an introduction to developmental theory and its practical application for school counselors. An overview of the psychological, biological, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, and environmental factors that influence the growth and development through the lifespan will be provided. Counseling strategies and interventions based on lifespan developmental theory to meet the personal, social, and academic needs of students will be included.
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  613 - Group Counseling Skills (3)

Theory of human communication and application of group counseling skills with children and adolescents. Experiencing group process, including giving and receiving feedback, group roles, interpersonal communication, and problem solving. Planning, conducting and evaluating a group counseling session. Learning effective group leadership skills, stages of a group, and types of groups for schools. Teaching interpersonal skills to students and creating early intervention strategies for addressing problem behaviors.
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  614 - Career Counseling (3)

This course will provide an overview of theoretical and practical aspects of career counseling for youth, with a special emphasis on multicultural and sociopolitical issues. We will explore key multicultural models and research pertinent to students' career development. We will also critically examine traditional career development theories, as well as major career assessment and occupation information systems. An overview of components and evaluation of career counseling interventions and programs in school/community settings will also be provided.
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  615 - Assessment and the Counselor (3)

Principles of measurement and test construction. Identification and selection of testing instruments, including behavioral assessment, achievement, personality, aptitude and ability assessment. Cultural biases, ethical issues, politicization of assessment and other limitations of assessment. Administration, scoring, interpretation, and presentation of assessment results.
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  616 - Counselor as Researcher (3)

A practical introduction to quantitative and qualitative research in education and psychology: including basic research designs, procedures for gathering outcome data on student learning and achievement, evaluating counseling programs related to schools and families, critical analysis of published research, interpreting research findings to inform interventions and programs in schools, and the use of computer technology for accessing information, and presenting and disseminating research.
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  617 - Consulting with Parents, Teachers, and Schools (3)

This course is designed to provide an overview of the complex role a school counselor plays with parents, teachers, schools and greater education system. Students will learn (1) how to assist teachers and parents with identifying and meeting children's and adolescents' instructional and developmental needs, (2) develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive counseling and guidance program according to the needs of the school, (3) demonstrate effective leadership as an agent of change within the school, (4) coordination strategies that build collaborative partnerships among school staff, parents, and community resources to enhance student support services that are mutually beneficial to all parties and provide respect for the natural hierarchy with the school and community.
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  618 - Law and Ethics (3)

This course will provide knowledge of legal and ethical standards in the practice of school counseling and professional clinical counseling to deliver competent services. Professional and ethical standards will be considered as they relate to the relationship between the counselor's sense of self and human values. Licensing laws and the process of credentialing and licensure will be reviewed and discussed. A variety of legal and ethical standards will be introduced such as confidentiality, communicating and collaborating with others, mandated reporting requirements, threat to self and other, attendance, truancy, school records and record keeping, violence in schools, and special education law. Differences between the practice of school counseling and professional clinical counseling will be considered.
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  619 - Fieldwork Practicum (1)

100 hour initial practicum orienting the pupil personnel services candidate to the work of the school counselor in K-12 public schools or community colleges. Candidates learn legal and practical differences between the role of a school counselor and a therapist; compare and contrast counseling roles at the elementary, middle, secondary, and post secondary levels; learn the role and responsibilities of all school personnel on site and at the district level, and participate in school-based meetings under the supervision of an approved Mentor Counselor and from a university faculty member.
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  620 - PPS Traineeship I (2)

150 hours in applying skills from the program's courses of instruction within a K-12 school or community agency. Working with students individually, in a group or in a family context. Providing academic advising, logistical duties, consulting, counseling projects, and personal counseling of students. Includes counseling students of a culture different from the credential candidate's. Supervision from an approved Mentor Counselor and from a university faculty member.
Prerequisites: CPSY 619
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  621 - PPS Traineeship II (2)

150 hours in applying skills from the program's courses of instruction within a K-12 school or community agency. Working with students individually, in a group or in a family context. Providing academic advising, logistical duties, consulting, counseling projects, and personal counseling of students. Includes counseling students of a culture different from the credential candidate's. Supervision from an approved Mentor Counselor and from a university faculty member.
Prerequisites: CPSY 620 with a minimum grade of B-
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  622 - PPS Traineeship III (2)

150 hours in applying skills from the program's courses of instruction within a K-12 school or community agency. Working with students individually, in a group or in a family context. Providing academic advising, logistical duties, consulting, counseling projects, and personal counseling of students. Includes counseling students of a culture different from the credential candidate's. Supervision from an approved Mentor Counselor and from a university faculty member.
Prerequisites: CPSY 621
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  623 - Trauma and Crisis Counseling in Urban and Multicultural Contexts (3)

The course is designed to provide students with knowledge of and competencies in trauma and crisis counseling in urban and multicultural contexts. We specifically investigate ecological, developmental, and social variables that impact ethnic minority and low-income communities and their experience of trauma. Trauma associated with racism, poverty, violence, immigration, refugee status, homelessness, abuse, death, injury, health, and crime (as well as other conditions and issues) will be explored. Cultural, psychological, social, and biological differences in the experiences of trauma will be addressed. Culturally relevant intervention models and strategies will be discussed for various forms of crisis and trauma. These include the use of cultural-ecological crisis assessment and intervention models for school and community-based settings.
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  624 - Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods (2)

This course is an introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods in education and psychology including basic research designs, methods of data recruitment and collection, consent, and ethical issues. Students also learn how to critically analyze published research and how to use computer technology for accessing existing data and information according to the standards of the American School Counselor Association.
• Restricted to Graduate level

CPSY  625 - Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis and Interpretation (1)

This course is an introduction to quantitative and qualitative data analysis and interpretation in education and psychology. Students analyze data they have collected from the previous semester to investigate the efficacy of their counseling interventions. Students present their findings to their peers and a group of faculty and researchers.
• Restricted to Graduate level

CPSY  626 - Addictions Counseling (2)

This course presents theoretical and practical explorations of the causes of and treatments for addictions and substance abuse. Students enrolled in this course will learn how to assess and intervene with client systems affected by substance use, abuse, and various behavioral addictions, drawing from a range of theories for understanding and models of intervention. Students will gain knowledge regarding multicultural approaches to identification, evaluation, treatment, and prevention of substance abuse and addiction, including populations at risk and the role of support systems.

CPSY  628 - Child and Parent Therapy (3)

Counseling children and parents through client assessments, case conceptualization, goal setting, data collection, and behavior and interactional strategies. Emphasis on systems methods and evidence-based treatment strategies. Consultation with parents, teachers and other professionals in a variety of settings.
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  629 - Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (1)

Study of the interactional patterns, dynamics, etiology, types, legal and medical aspects, and the treatment of alcoholism and other kinds of chemical substance dependency.
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  630 - Individual and Systems Assessment (3)

Course includes exposure to a variety of assessment procedures including structured interviews, standardized and non-standardized tests, and behavioral assessment. Special emphasis will be on assessment of couples, family, and parent-child interactions using empirically validated models.
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  634 - Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues (3)

Course features the roles and responsibilities of Marriage and Family Therapists according to the laws and ethical principles governing practice. Particular emphasis will be given to the ethics codes of major professional associations, family law and statutes covering mental health practice for MFTs in California, and legal mandates pertaining to children in schools.
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  635 - Human Sexuality (1)

This course will provide the basic understanding of human sexuality, including the study of physiological, psychological, and sociocultural variables associated with sexual behavior, sexual orientation, gender identity, and the assessment and treatment of psychosexual dysfunction. The course will review these concepts through a family system and developmental lens over the lifecycle.
• Restricted to Graduate level

CPSY  637 - Traineeship I (3)

A Level 1 supervised experience in marriage and family therapy in an institutional setting under professional supervision. Course focus will be on case conceptualization of fieldwork experiences and development of clinical skills, specifically assessment, treatment planning and intervention strategies. Case management and client centered advocacy strategies, such as accessing community resources will also be addressed.
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  638 - Traineeship II (3)

A Level II supervised experience in marriage and family therapy in an institutional setting under professional supervision.
Prerequisites: CPSY 637
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  639 - Individual and Family Psychopathology (3)

Course includes an understanding of individuals and family psychopathology through the examination of a variety of models, with a focus on the interaction of culture, economics and diagnosis. Basic knowledge of the diagnostic process and criteria associated with diagnostic categories in the DSM-IV-TR are explored. Students are provided with opportunities to interact with mental health consumers.
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  643 - Career Counseling: Theory and Practice (2)

Career counseling theory and applications. Focus on career planning, interest assessment, employment counseling, vocational information resources, use of technology, current trends and implications for individuals and family development.
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  644 - Child, Elder, and Adult Abuse Issues (1 - 2)

This course covers a broad range of domestic violence issues, including assessment, detection, reporting, and intervention strategies in intimate partner abuse, child abuse, and elder abuse for marriage and family therapists. Includes knowledge of community and governmental resources, cultural factors, mandated reporting, and same gender abuse dynamics. Course analyzes patterns of emotional, physical, sexual, and economic or fiduciary abuse along with prevention strategies for changing systemic cycles.
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  645 - Problem-Solving Therapy and Counseling (3)

Course features counseling models on multimodal levels, such as cognitive, behavioral, and interactional. Primary emphasis in individual counseling within a broader systemic context, with secondary emphasis on couples therapy. Course integrates two or more time-limited, problem-solving therapies. Practice includes the integration and demonstration of skills and techniques from the models explored.
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  646 - Community Mental Health: Concepts of Recovery, Wellness, Systems of Care, and Advocacy (3)

This course helps students understand the model of community mental health recover and the skills needed for mental health practice. Students will participate in hands-on experiences through a community mental health immersion experience, in addition to learning about strength and evidence based therapeutic interventions aimed at mental health consumers of community mental health care.
• Restricted to Graduate level

CPSY  647 - Group Work in Clinical Settings (3)

An overview of the theories and practice of group counseling and consultation, with an emphasis on evidenced-based group therapy models such as cognitive-behavioral, problem solving, and psychoeducation and their application to a variety of populations. Students will conduct in-class group therapy sessions, participate in or observe mental-health consumer groups, design a community workshop or therapeutic group.
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  657 - Individual and Family Lifespan Development (3)

Overview of theory and research on the psychological, biological, and social aspects of human growth and development across the lifespan, with attention to family development and dynamics. Relationship of developmental concepts to counseling strategies in school and family counseling.
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  658 - Advanced Techniques in Cognitive and Behavior Therapies: Crisis, Trauma. and Related Disorders (3)

This is the third course in the Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies sequence. This course provides students with an in depth knowledge of evidence-based behavioral approaches to a variety of clinical problems and their relation to trauma, such as depression, anxiety disorders (including PTSD), and serious psychological issues (psychotic behavior, substance abuse, etc.). In addition, students will learn to integrate material from the previous two courses in the Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies sequence and come away with solid skills in crisis/trauma assessment, case conceptualization, treatment planning, brief and long term approaches to trauma, and outcome measurement. Lastly, students will develop an awareness of the multi-systemic psychological sequelae and effects of trauma from a behavioral perspective.
• Restricted to Graduate level

CPSY  661 - Adult Life Transitions Therapy (3)

Application of adult development and life transitions theories to the practice of counseling adults and their families. Strategies and techniques for assessing and assisting adults in initiating, understanding, coping with, and resolving major life transitions issues, as well as the psychological and health implications of life events such as loss, economic change, trauma, illness, substance abuse and relationship changes.
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  663 - Therapy in Later Life (2)

An examination of the psychological, social, economic, and cultural dimensions of later life and the impact of cultural attitudes on individuals and their families. Students will learn counseling strategies for use with later life clients and their families, in addition to strategies for addressing significant challenges impacting clients such as anxiety, depression, chronic mental illness, poverty, dual-diagnosis and loss.
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  670 - Intermediate Techniques in Cognitive and Behavior Therapies (3)

This is the second course in the Cognitive and Behavior Therapies Core Theory and Practice Sequence covering basic evidence-based techniques in Cognitive and Behavior Therapy. This is a competency-based course model, emphasizing practice and mastery of traditional Cognitive and Behavior therapy techniques, with a focus on relationship applications.
• Restricted to Graduate level

CPSY  677 - Counseling Across Cultures (3)

Course features an understanding of multicultural issues in counseling with diverse ethnic groups, cultures, and social classes in American society. Emphasis is on developing cultural sensitivity to one's own cultural value system and the values and attitudes of diverse groups in cross-cultural counseling settings; increasing awareness of the effects that culture, race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexual orientation have on human development and the counseling process; and on learning effective counseling strategies and generic counseling methods that accommodate a diversity of cultures.
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  678 - Cognitive and Behavior Therapies: Theory and Practice (3)

This is the first course in the Cognitive and Behavior Therapies Core Theory and Practice Sequence. Students will develop an understanding of how scientific inquiry leads to evidence-based empirical treatments and current "best" practices in psychotherapy. Essential elements and methods common to beginning practice will be introduced and rehearsed.
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  683 - Clinical Psychopharmacology (3)

This course explores basic principles and applications of psychopharmacology in the mental health field. Students will survey principles of drug action and neurotransmitter systems in the nervous system and various classes of psychiatric drugs. The historical, social, economic, political and cultural influences on the use of psychiatric medication are also explored.
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  684 - Couples Therapy (3)

This course is an overview of systems theory as applied to intimate dyadic interactions. Although primarily based upon a behavioral model, the major theories of family therapy will be referred to, and multicultural and developmental models will be highlighted. Special emphasis will be placed on practical approaches that are accessible and useful in contemporary settings. Committed couples in all forms will be included such as gay, transgender, married and unmarried.
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  687 - Family Systems Therapy (3)

The course features the understanding and application of evidence based family systems model such as strategic, structural, cognitive and behavioral. Practice includes the integration and demonstration of skills and techniques from each model. The impact of major family system disruptions such as chronic mental illness, chemical dependence, dual diagnosis, trauma, and loss are also explored.
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  690 - Research Methods (3)

An introduction to the process, methods, and research literature pertaining to counseling individuals and families. Application of basic research concepts through literature critique, literature review, and mini-proposal development. Students will learn to become professional consumers of research regarding the relationship between research and treatment. Course will focus upon and emphasize evidence-based treatment and outcome research.
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  691 - Traineeship III (1)

A Level III supervised experience in marriage and family counseling in an institutional setting under professional supervision.
Prerequisites: CPSY 638 with a minimum grade of B-
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  697 - Directed Study (1 - 3)

Independent, in-depth study of a specific educational topic.
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  698 - Special Topic Seminar (1 - 3)

Exploration of one or more selected topics in Counseling Psychology.
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

CPSY  790 - Dissertation Proposal Development (1 - 3)

Directed proposal development in consultation with dissertation advisor and committee.
• Restricted to Doctoral level

CPSY  791 - Dissertation Research and Writing (1 - 3)

Designing, preparing, and writing research study in consultation with the dissertation committee.
Prerequisites: CPSY 790
• Restricted to Counseling Psychology Majors

DML  601 - Digital Media Literacy (3)

Introduction to the vocabulary, concepts, media tools and pedagogy for the effective and appropriate integration of technology into learning environments as a tool for developing literacy and 21st century knowledge processing. The course addresses the issues of institutional readiness, faculty needs and maximal student learning at a variety of levels.
• Restricted to Graduate, and Doctoral levels

DML  615 - Information Systems in Educational Management (3)

Corequisite: Ability to use any personal computer for word processing or other tasks. Examination of the uses of information in the management of educational institutions and issues administrators face in the management of information, including collection, storage, and dissemination. Focuses on integration and communications of information for decision-making. Includes an introduction to validity and reliability in tests and measurements; use of specific tools, such as school schedulers and student records; and human, technological, and legal issues in sharing information. Students will work in teams to develop "hands-on" projects.

DML  631 - Instructional Design, Curricula, and Learning Theory (3)

This course focuses on combining state-of-the-art technology with the traditional principles of curriculum design and learning theory. Working in teams, students construct a technology-based learning project conductive to the skills appropriate to the age of the intended learners.
• Restricted to Graduate, and Doctoral levels

DML  633 - Technology and Diverse Learners (3)

The use of computer technology for diverse learners in the United States is the focus of this course. Students explore issues surrounding the use of computers and related digital media to enhance learning for all students. Through critical reading, the use of software, and hands-on activities, students study the relationship between technology, equity, and the way access to digital tools changes culture, gender equity, inclusion, and educational computing as a social practice. The class is both theoretical and practical.

DML  635 - DML Practicum I (3)

Students create learning activities that employ digital media as a teaching and learning tool and then lead a group of learners through those activities. The course features cooperative planning, peer critiques, curriculum theory, and integration of technology into the curriculum. All course products by both the learners and the USF students are accumulated and published on the course web site.

DML  636 - DML Practicum II (3)

This course builds upon and extends the learning of DML Practicum I.
Prerequisites: concurrent DML 635

DML  640 - Virtual Worlds in Education (3)

This course examines the theoretical design principles and practical considerations involved in designing and delivering successful and meaningful learning experiences within 3-D, multi-user, immersive worlds, such as Second Life. Students will study relevant constructivist learning theories, including Social Constructivism (Vygotsky), Situated Learning (Lave and Wenger), and Connectivism (Siemans). Students will participate in a variety of education programs and use these theories to critically evaluate ways that virtual worlds are being used to support teaching and learning in K-12, higher education, and informal learning settings. Students will also have the opportunity to design an educational activity that makes use of virtual worlds.
• Restricted to Graduate, and Doctoral levels

DML  641 - Cyberculture: Building Online Learning Communities (3)

The concepts and theories of social computing are introduced in this course. It explores distance and distributed learning, varied techniques to promote mentoring, reflective discourse, collegial sharing, and dissemination of information. Research in current technologies inform the development of online community of student choice.

DML  643 - Constructivism and Technology (3)

This hands-on course covers the history of constructivism as a learning theory, constructivist teaching strategies, curriculum designs, assessment, and the appropriate uses of technology to support student-centered learning.

DML  644 - Website Design (3)

Creation and management of web pages and websites, employing current tools and incorporating a full range of multimedia resources and content.

DML  645 - Professional Development Design (3)

Students prepare and deliver technology-focused professional workshop units to an audience of adults from the community. Students are responsible for all aspects of workshop delivery, including planning and developing the content and pedagogy, invitations, publicity, logistical matters, presentation, and post-workshop evaluation.
• Restricted to Graduate, and Doctoral levels

DML  650 - Digital Storytelling and Communications Media (3)

This course explores the ways in which storytelling is a constant in an ever-changing world. Technology innovations challenge educators/trainers to reconsider old models of communication to convey meaning and information. Evaluates the role of storytelling in a digital era as well as the impact of technology on individuals and cultures.
• Restricted to Graduate, and Doctoral levels

DML  670 - Issues, Trends and Research in DML (3)

This course surveys contemporary research, issues, and trends in digital media, related learning technologies, and research paradigms, designs, and methods used in such investigations; includes practice in reviewing and critiquing published research and evaluation in the field of educational computing.
Prerequisites: DML 601 with a minimum grade of B
• Restricted to Graduate, and Doctoral levels

DML  675 - Planning, Leading and Evaluating with Technology (3)

Rapidly evolving communication and computer technologies can affect "school reform" directly or indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally, positively or negatively, depending on a multitude of social, economic, political, and technical issues. This course enables students to use technology to plan and evaluate instructional programs in diverse educational settings.
• Restricted to Graduate, and Doctoral levels

DML  680 - DML Field Experience/Internship (3)

Students may intern or conduct a project in a school, business, or other approved setting for a minimum of 30 hours per course unit. Approval of DML program advisor required.

DML  691 - Field Project/Thesis in Educational Technology (3)

A thesis or field-based research project in Digital Media and Learning which is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master's degree.

DML  697 - Directed Study (1 - 6)

Independent, in-depth study of a specific educational topic may be designed to meet the research and practicum interest of the student.
• Restricted to Graduate, and Doctoral levels

DML  698 - Special Topic Seminar (1 - 3)

Exploration of one or more selected topics in Digital Media and Learning.

GEDU  603 - Methodology of Educational Research (3)

An introduction to the process and methods of educational research articles and to developing a preliminary plan or proposal for research in the field.

GEDU  697 - Directed Study (1 - 3)


• Restricted to Graduate level

GEDU  698 - Special Topics Seminar (1 - 3)

Exploration of one or more selected topics in General Education.
• Restricted to Graduate level

GEDU  700 - Philosophical Foundations of Education (3)

Philosophical foundations of modern educational thought and practice in America, it also explores contemporary educational ideologies in the U.S.
Degree restrictions to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. ; • Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  701 - Anthropology of Education (3)

Fundamental principles of anthropology as applied in education, business, and community learning contexts. An overview of the history, tradition, and political ideologies of two or more countries, other than the United States, provides a backdrop for the study of culture, technology, and values in an American pedagogical setting.
Degree restrictions to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. ; • Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  704 - Psychological Foundations of Education (3)

Systematic exploration and critical investigation of the theoretical foundations and the practical problems and issues encountered in the application of psychology to education.
Degree restrictions to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. ; • Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  705 - Law and Education (3)

Survey of federal and state statutory and case law in the following: compulsory education, loyalty, religion, freedom of speech, due process, equal protection, termination, evaluation, negotiations, records, discrimination, the Civil Rights Act as amended, special needs, ADA, and civil and tort liability.
Degree restrictions to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. ; • Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  706 - Applied Educational Statistics (3)

A conceptual and procedural understanding of descriptive and inferential statistical procedures in educational research.
Degree restrictions to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. ; • Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  707 - Advanced Statistics (3)

A continuation of applied educational statistics (706) and an introduction to multivariate statistical analyses used in research in education. Among the subjects to be considered are the following: factorial analysis of variance (ANOVA), analysis of covariance, repeated measures ANOVA, multivariate ANOVA, multiple regression, discriminant analysis, and factor analysis.
Prerequisites: GEDU 706 with a minimum grade of B- and GEDU 708 with a minimum grade of B-
Degree restrictions to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. ; • Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  708 - Research Methods in Education (3)

Introduction to quantitative and qualitative educational research traditions, procedures, theories, and methods. Includes practical applications to educational problems. Recommended that 0704-706 be taken before 0704-708.
Degree restrictions to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. ; • Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  710 - Analysis of Variance Designs (3)

The use of analysis of variance techniques in research designs. The course aligns specific research designs (experimental, quasi-experimental, and ex post facto) with specific analysis of variance techniques. The complete range of univariate analysis of variance designs are covered (including factorial ANOVA, repeated-measures ANOVA, split-plot ANOVA, and the analysis of covariance). The issues of power, practical significance, and multiple comparison tests are also addressed.
Prerequisites: GEDU 706 and GEDU 708
Degree restrictions to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. ; • Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  711 - Survey Research (3)

Introduction to the logic and methods of survey research. Common problems of conceptualizing, planning, conducting and analyzing surveys along with strategies, designs procedures and techniques used to solve such problems.
Prerequisites: GEDU 708 with a minimum grade of B-
Degree restrictions to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. ; • Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  712 - Qualitative Research in Education (3)

This course revolves around the theory and methods of qualitative research, drawn from the social sciences of anthropology and sociology, as applied to education. Students will learn to formulate a research question, collect data through observation and interviewing, and analyze data. Coursework includes a student-developed research project.
Prerequisites: GEDU 708 with a minimum grade of B-
Degree restrictions to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. ; • Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  713 - Content Analysis (3)

This course examines issues related to the collection and analysis of textual and other representational data for research purposes, covering several approaches to content analysis, both qualitative and quantitative.
Prerequisites: GEDU 708 with a minimum grade of B-
Degree restrictions to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. ; • Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  714 - Educational and Psychological Measurement (3)

Principles of classical, modern (item-response theory), and cognitive test theory applied to educational and psychological measurement and their application to doctoral research. Applications to both norm-referenced and criterion-referenced testing orientations will be stressed throughout the course. The focus will be on test development and test evaluation.
Prerequisites: GEDU 706 with a minimum grade of B- and GEDU 708 with a minimum grade of B-
Degree restrictions to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. ; • Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  715 - Anthropological Research in Education (3)

A survey of social anthropological schools of thought including functionalist, structuralist, critical, and interpretive. Attention is given to styles of anthropological research including ethnographic, symbolic, historical, documentary, autobiographical, participatory, and textual analysis. An examination of major anthropologists and their contribution to study concepts of culture form various perspectives. Application of selected autobiographical principles to the study of one professional, domestic, or international setting.
Prerequisites: GEDU 708 with a minimum grade of B-
Degree restrictions to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. ; • Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  716 - Program Evaluation (3)

Introduction to program evaluation. Basic issues of evaluation design, data collection, interpretation, and communication of results are discussed. Emphasis is placed on designing evaluations based on an understanding of how programs are implemented.
Prerequisites: GEDU 708 with a minimum grade of B-
Degree restrictions to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. ; • Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  718 - Ethnicity and Multicultural Issues in Research (3)

An examination of various research paradigms employed by social scientists, educators, human service professionals, and community agencies interested in the study of comparative group behaviors, educational strategies and learning patterns within racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse populations.
Prerequisites: GEDU 708 with a minimum grade of B-
Degree restrictions to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. ; • Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  721 - Correlational Designs (3)

Correlational approaches to analyzing educational data, including simple and multiple regression, path analysis, LISREL, and hierarchical linear models.
Prerequisites: GEDU 706 and GEDU 707 and GEDU 708
Degree restrictions to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. ; • Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  722 - Meta-Analysis (3)

Prerequisites: GEDU - 706, GEDU - 708. This course deals with the methods and process of meta-analysis, which is a quantitative review of the literature. Students will have the opportunity to plan a meta-analysis and to evaluate published meta-analyses in an area of education.
Prerequisites: GEDU 706 with a minimum grade of B- and GEDU 708 with a minimum grade of B-
Degree restrictions to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. ; • Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  723 - Participatory Critical Pedagogy Research (3)

A discussion of the theoretical foundations of participatory critical pedagogy research as well as a description of effective processes to conduct research utilizing this methodology. Students will be encouraged to (a) define and/or refine the methodology of their own dissertation and (b) acquire experience in the process of dialogic retrospection - the praxis of dialogue as an emancipatory tool, the creation of a text from dialogue transcripts and the analysis of the generative themes contained in the dialogue.
Prerequisites: GEDU 708 with a minimum grade of B-
Degree restrictions to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. ; • Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  724 - Introduction to SPSS (3)

A second course in statistics using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). Topics include file organization, data entry and cleaning, variable creation and recoding, data analysis, record keeping, reliability analyses, merging data files, and SPSS data analysis procedures (descriptive, comparative, correlational, classificatory), and table creation.
Prerequisites: GEDU 706 with a minimum grade of B- and GEDU 708 with a minimum grade of B-
Degree restrictions to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. ; • Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  725 - Skills for Scholarly Writing (3)

This course is designed to assist doctoral students to learn a style for scholarly writing, including the dissertation. Dissertation writing requires a distinctive type of writing, an academic, scholarly approach that meets local conventions, in contrast to an "essayist," term paper method of writing or a popular periodical style. The tasks, activities, and discussions of this course will include attention to approaches to formal writing that retain clarity, logic and interest, applications of APA as appropriate to dissertation writing, and a review of common grammatical usage.
Degree restrictions to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. ; • Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  797 - Directed Study (1 - 3)


Degree restrictions to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. ; • Restricted to Doctoral level

GEDU  798 - Special Topic Seminar (1 - 3)

Exploration of one or more selected topics in General Education.
Degree restrictions to No Degree Doctoral and Doctor of Education. ; • Restricted to Doctoral level

IME  638 - TESOL MA Thesis/Field Project (3)

A thesis or field-based research project in Catholic Educational Leadership which is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master's degree.

IME  639 - Cross-Cultural Literacy (3)

Examination of culture; its nature and manifestations, and the changing demographics and cultural diversity that make up California. Attention is given to aspects of culture that teachers should learn about their students, ways to learn about their students' cultures, and ways teachers can use cultural knowledge, cultural contact, and cultural diversity in California, and the U.S.

IME  640 - Immigration and Forced Displacement (3)

This course examines issues around international immigration, migration, and forced displacement. We will study the topic of immigration within a human rights framework to better understand the rights and protection of immigrants, refugees and exiles in home country, host country and across borders.

IME  647 - Technology and Diverse Learners (3)

This course focuses on the use of computer technology for diverse learners in the United States. Students will explore issues surrounding the use of computers to enhance learning for all students. Through critical reading, the use of software, and hands-on activities, students will study the relationship between technology and equity, the way technology is changing culture, gender equity, inclusion, and educational computing as a social practice. The class is both theoretical and practical. Students are required to have access to the Internet outside of class time. Knowledge of basic computer software is recommended but not required.

IME  648 - The Young Adult Novel: A Multicultural View of Society (3)

Introduction and analysis of a body of literature deemed appropriate for adolescent readers, focusing on its development, significant writers in the field, and viewing the many voices and views of societies presented. Focus on genre, strategies, current issues, and censorship.

IME  649 - IME M.A. Thesis/Field Project (3)

A thesis or field-based research project in International and Multicultural Education which is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master's degree.

IME  650 - Asian American History and Education (3)

Study of the historical background and the early immigrant experience in the U.S.; their culture-traditional and contemporary; the socio-economic, political, educational and legal development of major Asian immigrant groups, including their contributions to American society; changes and adaptations made; and contemporary issues. Covers Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Asian Indian and the Vietnamese refugees.
• Restricted to Graduate level

IME  668 - Discourse, Pragmatics and Language Teaching (3)

Examination of several approaches to discourse analysis and pragmatics with application to the teaching of language arts, foreign languages and ESL. Emphasis mainly on oral communication with some work in approaches to teaching writing.

IME  675 - Asian Educational Systems: Implications for Schooling in the United States (3)

This courses compares the educational systems of major Asian countries, with that of the U.S., including China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Philippines, India, and Vietnam. It also compares the schooling experiences of the students from these countries including teaching-learning styles, the curriculum, physical environment and classroom atmosphere, teacher-student relationships, among others, and school-related cultural orientations. Educational implications of these for American teachers of immigrant and international students, at different instructional levels, will be drawn.

IME  676 - Teaching and Learning Through the Arts (3)

An interactive, experiential course designed to demonstrate the incorporation of the arts in second language students' content area studies and communication skills development. Instructor will determine which of the arts to feature: drama, performing arts, music, fine arts, poetry or literature.

IME  677 - Reading the Multicultural Picture Book: A Study of Art, Story, and Voice (3)

This course examines the practice of reading storybooks as works of art, stories, and the voices of author(s), illustrator(s), and readers. Grounded in the fields of aesthetics, literary theory, art appreciation, the course challenges educators to consider how the picture book is a unique literary form that promotes diversity and social justice.

IME  697 - Directed Study (1 - 3)

Independent, in-depth study of a specific educational topic.

IME  698 - Special Topics Seminar (1 - 3)

Exploration of one or more selected topics in International and Multicultural Education.

IME  702 - Linguistic Rights and Bilingual Education (3)

Discussion of completed and ongoing research in bilingualism and bilingual education; educational implications of their findings, and other needed areas of research.

IME  703 - Applied Linguistics (3)

Discussion of the concepts, principles, theories and research in selected major areas of linguistic studies. Focus is on language structure and language use (including the structure of English) and first- and second-language development.

IME  704 - Global Perspectives on Education and Decolonization (3)

Introduction to sociology and social history of education and approaches to solutions for educational problems. Course focus will vary with concentration in Asia, Latin America, and Africa.

IME  705 - Re-conceptualizing Multicultural Education (3)

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of issues concerning worldwide multiculturalism and globalization. The students will acquire knowledge of the theories and practices inherent in multicultural and globalization education; examine questions and issues surrounding multiculturalism and globalization and their significant impact upon educators, children, families, schooling and communities; explore diverse perspectives on ways in which education is shaped by globalization in multicultural environments. Critical views of both multiculturalism and globalization education will be explored with similarities and differences examined.

IME  706 - Critical Analysis of Urban Schooling (3)

This course explores how schools are impacted by the social, economic, and political landscapes of urban America. We will also examine how schools and the communities in which they are located, can respond to the issues and conditions that exist there. A particular focus of this course will be an ongoing examination of the ways in which racial inequality and the social isolation of the poor shape the character of urban public schools.

IME  709 - Dissertation Proposal Seminar (3)

The essentials of developing a model proposal for the research project leading to a dissertation. Specific components of a good proposal, analysis of research proposals, and student research projects.
Prerequisites: GEDU 706 with a minimum grade of B- and GEDU 708 with a minimum grade of B-

IME  710 - Sociology of Language (3)

Examination of some of the complex interrelationships between language and society including co-variation of linguistic and social phenomena; societal views of language varieties and language variation; stability and change in language functions; bilingualism and diglossia; and language maintenance and language shift.

IME  711 - Language and Culture (3)

Examination of the relationship between language and culture from a cross-cultural perspective. Focus on aspects of culture reflected in language and language use.

IME  712 - Critical Race Theory and Praxis (3)

Critical examination of concepts of ethnicity beginning with the origin and development of notions of assimilation through melting pot notions to concepts of a pluralistic society. The roles that ethnicity and cultural identity play in education in particular, and society in general, will be explored. Basic definitions of Culture, Ethnicity and Identity will be developed.

IME  713 - Emotional Intelligence and Cultural Competency (3)

The purpose of the course is to provide students with the content knowledge, skills and understandings of life situations in which intercultural communication, cultural competency and emotional intelligence are relevant in appropriate human learning situations. The course is an intensive, introductory course that focuses on the workings of the brain as related to social-emotional learning and its applications to education, individual well being and performance, personal growth and life skills in schools and organizations with access to diverse populations.

IME  714 - Multicultural Perspectives in Education (3)

Perspectives on multicultural education as an interdisciplinary process for educational reform in the American schools today; impact of diversity, including race, culture, ethnicity, gender and exceptionality, featuring major culture groups, including Asian, African-American, Native American, and Hispanic, as well as mainstream American groups; implication for education.

IME  715 - Education for Inclusion (3)

Exploration of Paulo Freire's philosophy of education and the educational history and needs of oppressed populations in the U.S. and other nations.

IME  716 - Social Movements and Human Rights (3)

This course explores both social movement theory as well as social movements in action. Students look at movements in terms of large-scale, dramatic events, while also paying close attention to the social infrastructure and actions of ordinary people that sustains movements on a daily basis: Focus on Social movements and human rights both in the United States and across the globe.

IME  717 - Tools for Human Rights Practice (3)

The course will present professional practices in the international field of human rights leading to improvements in people's lives. This course will be taught by a human rights practitioner and will address recent political developments in the global application of human rights and expose students to strategic tools - or "levers of effectiveness" - used to promote the realization of human rights standards. The course will also present the work of key international and local non-governmental organizations in promoting the capacities of rights holder to claim and enjoy their rights and in persuading duty bearers to fulfill their human rights obligations.

IME  718 - International Human Rights Law for Educators (3)

This course is designed to provide educators with the legal and political foundations underlying international human rights, with the objective of promoting awareness of these rights in order to educate others.

IME  719 - Gender and Globalization (3)

This course explores current issues and debates on the gendered effects of globalization and women's political responses to it. The course will seek to understand women's struggles and triumphs in the new global order through a careful analysis of women's human rights.

IME  720 - Human Rights Education: Pedagogy and Praxis (3)

Human Rights Education is dedicated to promoting the human rights principles set forth in the Universal declaration of Human Rights. The course aims to facilitate the teaching of human rights in both formal and informal settings through modeling best practices via visual and performing arts, interactive curriculum, and community activism.

IME  721 - Human Rights Education: History, Philosophy and Current Debates (3)

This course covers the emergence of Human Rights Education as a global movement to address persistent social and educational inequalities. By examining HRE through a historical trajectory, the course engages with current debates on HRE and its contribution to discourse on social justice and education.

IME  724 - African-American Educational History in the United States (3)

Course provides factual, functional information regarding the educational history of African-ancestry Americans in the contiguous United States. Prior African educational history will be discussed to provide a framework for the consideration of the educational status of Black Americans today. African education in the diaspora, specifically the American Diaspora. Contemporary scholars perspectives on African American educational history and the conditions extant will be explored.

IME  725 - Contemporary International Issues (3)

This interdisciplinary course focuses on the social, political, economic and cultural aspects of current world events to help students situate themselves within global trends and histories. Course includes critical pedagogical methods to help students develop ideas on how to promote international awareness in their own classrooms.

IME  727 - Pan-African Language and Culture (3)

Educational equity demands that there be a systematic effort to provide an understanding of the linguistic, cultural and communication history of African descent Americans. This course seeks to provide some first steps toward that understanding.

IME  728 - Women of Color in Higher Education (3)

An introduction to the little known history of women of color in higher education. In order to develop a basis for understanding how the current situation in higher education impacts upon the planning and participation of women of color in higher education, a brief excursion into the history of all women in education in the United States will be provided, followed by a review of the literature extant regarding the roles of women of African American, Asian American, Hispanic-Latin American and Native American Indian ancestry in education as learners, teachers, administrators and scholars.

IME  729 - Proposal Development (3)

Continuation of proposal development. Specific components of a proposal, analysis of research proposals, and student research projects.
Prerequisites: GEDU 706 with a minimum grade of B- and GEDU 708 with a minimum grade of B-

IME  731 - Research in First and Second Language Acquisition (3)

Examination of the current theories, research and other developments in the areas of first and second language acquisition. Emphasis on what is known about these processes and the conditions that affect them; research issues and methods for examining them; and implications of such research for educational practice.

IME  734 - Assessment and Testing of Second Language Proficiency (3)

The nature of second language testing, how to evaluate commercial tests, and how to develop tests and/or test items.

IME  735 - Latinos and Education (3)

This course will focus on a critical analysis of the social, political, economic, and cultural factors that come together to create the K-16 educational experience of Latinos in the United States. The course will also situate the U.S. Latino experience within an international context.

IME  736 - Human Rights and Media (3)

This course enables students to understand the role of media in shaping our understanding of local and global contexts and realities. It seeks to offer students the tools necessary to develop critical media literacy--the ability to analyze mainstream media and any inherent biases with the intention of developing alternatives that make information sharing a more authentic and humanizing project.

IME  737 - Critical Pedagogy (3)

This course will analyze the tenets of critical pedagogy and its implications for transforming schools into a societal space where the ideals of democracy and a socially just society can be formulated and practiced.

IME  739 - Cross-Cultural Literacy (3)

Examination of culture; its nature and manifestations, and the changing demographics and the cultural diversity that make up California. Attention is given to aspects of culture that teachers should learn about their students, ways to learn about their students' cultures, and ways teachers can use cultural knowledge, cultural contact, and cultural diversity in California, and the U.S.

IME  740 - Immigration and Forced Displacement (3)

This course examines issues around international immigration, migration, and forced displacement. We will study the topic of immigration within a human rights framework to better understand the rights and protection of immigrants, refugees and exiles in home country, host country and across borders.

IME  747 - Tech and Diverse Learners (3)

This course focuses on the use of computer technology for diverse learners in the United States. Students will explore issues surrounding the use of computers to enhance learning for all students. Through critical reading, the use of software, and hands-on activities, students will study the relationship between technology and equity, the way technology is changing culture, gender equity, inclusion, and educational computing as a social practice. The class is both theoretical and practical. Students are required to have access to the Internet outside of class time. Knowledge of basic computer software is recommended but not required.

IME  748 - The Young Adult Novel: A Multicultural View of Society (3)

Introduction and analysis of a body of literature deemed appropriate for adolescent readers, focusing on its development, significant writers in the field, and viewing the many voices and views of societies presented. Focus on genre, strategies, current issues, and censorship.

IME  750 - Asian American History and Education (3)

Study of the historical background and the early immigrant experience in the U.S.; their culture-traditional and contemporary; the socio-economic, political, educational and legal development of major Asian immigrant groups, including their contributions to American society; changes and adaptations made; and contemporary issues. Covers Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Asian Indian and the Vietnamese refugees.

IME  768 - Discourse, Pragmatics and Language Teaching (3)

Examination of several approaches to discourse analysis and pragmatics with application to the teaching of language arts, foreign languages and ESL. Emphasis mainly on oral communication with some work in approaches to teaching writing.

IME  775 - Asian Educational Systems: Implications for Schooling in the United States (3)

This courses compares the educational systems of major Asian countries, with that of the U.S., including China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Philippines, India, and Vietnam. It also compares the schooling experiences of the students from these countries including teaching-learning styles, the curriculum, physical environment and classroom atmosphere, teacher-student relationships, among others, and school-related cultural orientations. Educational implications of these for American teachers of immigrant and international students, at different instructional levels, will be drawn.

IME  776 - Teaching and Learning Through the Arts (3)

An interactive, experiential course designed to demonstrate the incorporation of the arts in second language students' content area studies and communication skills development. Instructor will determine which of the arts to feature: drama, performing arts, music, fine arts, poetry or literature.

IME  790 - Dissertation Proposal Development (1 - 3)

Directed proposal development in consultation with the dissertation committee.

IME  791 - Dissertation Research and Writing (1 - 3)

The design, preparation, and writing of the dissertation research study in consultation with the dissertation committee. Advancement to candidacy required.

IME  797 - Directed Study (1 - 3)

Independent, in-depth study of a specific educational topic.

IME  798 - Special Topics Seminar (1 - 3)

Exploration of one or more selected topics in International and Multicultural Education.

IME  602 - Linguistic Rights and Bilingual Education (3)

Discussion of completed and ongoing research in bilingualism and bilingual education; educational implications of their findings, and other needed areas of research.

IME  603 - Applied Linguistics (3)

Discussion of the concepts, principles, theories and research in selected major areas of linguistic studies. Focus is on language structure and language use (including the structure of English) and first- and second-language development.

IME  604 - Global Perspectives on Education and Decolonization (3)

Introduction to sociology and social history of education and approaches to solutions for educational problems. Course focus will vary with concentration in Asia, Latin America, and Africa.

IME  605 - Re-conceptualizing Multicultural Education (3)

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of issues concerning worldwide multiculturalism and globalization. The students will acquire knowledge of the theories and practices inherent in multicultural and globalization education; examine questions and issues surrounding multiculturalism and globalization and their significant impact upon educators, children, families, schooling and communities; explore diverse perspectives on ways in which education is shaped by globalization in multicultural environments. Critical views of both multiculturalism and globalization education will be explored with similarities and differences examined.

IME  606 - Critical Analysis of Urban Schooling (3)

This course explores how schools are impacted by the social, economic, and political landscapes of urban America. We will also examine how schools and the communities in which they are located, can respond to the issues and conditions that exist there. A particular focus of this course will be an ongoing examination of the ways in which racial inequality and the social isolation of the poor shape the character of urban public schools.

IME  610 - Sociology of Language (3)

Examination of some of the complex interrelationships between language and society including co-variation of linguistic and social phenomena; societal views of language varieties and language variation; stability and change in language functions; bilingualism and diglossia; and language maintenance and language shift.

IME  611 - Language and Culture (3)

Examination of the relationship between language and culture from a cross-cultural perspective. Focus on aspects of culture reflected in language and language use.

IME  612 - Critical Race Theory and Praxis (3)

Critical examination of concepts of ethnicity beginning with the origin and development of notions of assimilation through melting pot notions to concepts of a pluralistic society. The roles that ethnicity and cultural identity play in education in particular, and society in general, will be explored. Basic definitions of Culture, Ethnicity and Identity will be developed.

IME  613 - Emotional Intelligence and Cultural Competency (3)

The purpose of the course is to provide students with the content knowledge, skills and understanding of life situations in which intercultural communication, cultural competency and emotional intelligence are relevant in appropriate human learning situations. The course is an intensive, introductory course that focuses on the workings of the brain as related to social-emotional learning and its applications to education, individual well being and performance, personal growth and life skills in schools and organizations with access to diverse populations.

IME  614 - Multicultural Perspectives in Education (3)

Perspectives on multicultural education as an interdisciplinary process for educational reform in the American schools today; impact of diversity, including race, culture, ethnicity, gender and exceptionality, featuring major culture groups, including Asian, African-American, Native American, and Hispanic, as well as mainstream American groups; implication for education.

IME  615 - Education for Inclusion (3)

Exploration of Paulo Freire's philosophy of education and the educational history and needs of oppressed populations in the U.S. and other nations.

IME  616 - Social Movements and Human Rights (3)

This course explores both social movement theory as well as social movements in action. Students look at movements in terms of large-scale, dramatic events, while also paying close attention to the social infrastructure and actions of ordinary people that sustains movements on a daily basis: Focus on Social movements and human rights both in the United States and across the globe.

IME  617 - Tools for Human Rights Practice (3)

The course will present professional practices in the international field of human rights leading to improvements in people's lives. This course will be taught by a human rights practitioner and will address recent political developments in the global application of human rights and expose students to strategic tools - or "levers of effectiveness" - used to promote the realization of human rights standards. The course will also present the work of key international and local non-governmental organizations in promoting the capacities of rights holder to claim and enjoy their rights and in persuading duty bearers to fulfill their human rights obligations.

IME  618 - International Human Rights Law for Educators (3)

This course is designed to provide educators with the legal and political foundations underlying international human rights, with the objective of promoting awareness of these rights in order to educate others.

IME  619 - Gender and Globalization (3)

This course explores current issues and debates on the gendered effects of globalization and women's political responses to it. The course will seek to understand women's struggles and triumphs in the new global order through a careful analysis of women's human rights.

IME  620 - Human Rights Education: Pedagogy and Praxis (3)

Human Rights Education is dedicated to promoting the human rights principles set forth in the Universal declaration of Human Rights. The course aims to facilitate the teaching of human rights in both formal and informal settings through modeling best practices via visual and performing arts, interactive curriculum, and community activism.

IME  621 - Human Rights Education: History, Philosophy and Current Debates (3)

This course covers the emergence of Human Rights Education as a global movement to address persistent social and educational inequalities. By examining HRE through a historical trajectory, the course engages with current debates on HRE and its contribution to discourse on social justice and education.

IME  624 - African American Educational History in the United States (3)

Course provides factual, functional information regarding the educational history of African-ancestry Americans in the contiguous United States. Prior African educational history will be discussed to provide a framework for the consideration of the educational status of Black Americans today. African education in the diaspora, specifically the American Diaspora. Contemporary scholars perspectives on African American educational history and the conditions extant will be explored.

IME  625 - Contemporary International Issues (3)

This interdisciplinary course focuses on the social, political, economic and cultural aspects of current world events to help students situate themselves within global trends and histories. Course includes critical pedagogical methods to help students develop ideas on how to promote international awareness in their own classrooms.

IME  627 - Pan-African Language and Culture (3)

Educational equity demands that there be a systematic effort to provide an understanding of the linguistic, cultural and communication history of African descent Americans. This course seeks to provide some first steps toward that understanding.

IME  628 - Women of Color in Higher Education (3)

An introduction to the little known history of women of color in higher education. In order to develop a basis for understanding how the current situation in higher education impacts upon the planning and participation of women of color in higher education, a brief excursion into the history of all women in education in the United States will be provided, followed by a review of the literature extant regarding the roles of women of African American, Asian American, Hispanic-Latin American and Native American Indian ancestry in education as learners, teachers, administrators and scholars.

IME  630 - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: Theory and Practice (3)

Examination of theory and methods of instruction for English language development and theory and methods of specifically designed academic instruction delivered in English. Language and content area assessment are also covered.

IME  631 - Research in First and Second Language Acquisition (3)

Examination of the current theories, research and other developments in the areas of first and second language acquisition. Emphasis on what is known about these processes and the conditions that affect them; major research issues and methods for examining them; and implications of such research for educational practice.

IME  632 - Structure of American English (3)

An increased awareness of the phonology, morphology, and syntax of contemporary American English through observation of the structure of language. Traditional and structural and generative transformational grammar, phonology, usage, and dialect are major topics.

IME  633 - Preparation and Evaluation of TESOL Materials (3)

Discussion of the various commercial materials available to the ESL teacher: books, tapes, machines, kits, etc. Focus on evaluation of these and teacher-prepared materials.

IME  634 - Assessment and Testing of Second Language Proficiency (3)

The nature of second language testing, how to evaluate commercial tests, and how to develop tests and/or test items.

IME  635 - Latinos and Education (3)

This course will focus on a critical analysis of the social, political, economic and cultural factors that come together to create the K-16 educational experience of Latinos in the United States. The course will also situate the U.S. Latino experience within an international context.

IME  636 - Human Rights and Media (3)

This course enables students to understand the role of media in shaping our understanding of local and global contexts and realities. It seeks to offer students the tools necessary to develop critical media literacy--the ability to analyze mainstream media and any inherent biases with the intention of developing alternatives that make information sharing a more authentic and humanizing project.

IME  637 - Critical Pedagogy (3)

Analysis of the tenets of critical pedagogy and its implications for transforming schools into a societal space where the ideals of democracy and a socially just society can be formulated and practiced.
• Restricted to Graduate level

L&I  622 - Instructional Uses of Technology for the Learning Specialist (2)

Principles and practices of computer applications to instruction and management, with training in the operation of the microcomputer. (Open only to students in the Special Education Internship Program.)
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Special Education, and Learning and Instruction Majors

L&I  631 - Curriculum and Instruction for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities (2)

This course focuses on the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for successful planning and teaching of core content area instruction for students with mild to moderate disabilities in K-12 settings. The emphasis is on students' acquisition of academic language and its application to reading, writing, listening, and speaking across the curriculum. The course components are aligned with the California content standards and uses research-based instructional strategies for students with disabilities and English learners.
• Restricted to Special Education, and Learning and Instruction Majors

L&I  633 - Assessment in Special Education (3)

Formal and informal diagnostic procedures for mildly to moderately handicapped and at-risk students including identification, screening, referral, assessment, implementation and evaluation. (Open only to students in the Special Education Internship Program.)
• Restricted to Special Education, and Learning and Instruction Majors

L&I  636 - Educational Practices for the Learning Specialist (3)

Principles of effective instruction, classroom organization, alternative instructional techniques for groups and individuals with learning handicaps in urban schools, behavior management, and modification of the core curriculum. (Open only to students in the Special Education Internship Program.)
• Restricted to Special Education, and Learning and Instruction Majors

L&I  637 - Teaching Diverse Groups (2)

In this course, pre-service teachers will be introduced to teaching students with mild-to-moderate disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including English learners. They will learn basic skills needed to create positive, healthy learning environments, collaborate with professionals, and understand various disabilities. Candidates will participate in analytic and reflective discussion, examine decision-making procedures, and discuss critical incidents from case-studies observations of professional teachers. During this course, candidates will begin developing professional portfolios that demonstrate their acquisition of the knowledge and skills defined in the Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs).
• Restricted to Special Education, and Learning and Instruction Majors

L&I  638 - M.A. Thesis/Field Project (3)

A thesis or field-based research project in Learning and Instruction which is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master's degree.
Prerequisites: L_I 641
• Restricted to Special Education, and Learning and Instruction Majors

L&I  639 - Intern Teaching Seminar I (2)

This is the first of four courses providing support for candidates as intern-teachers of students with mild-moderate disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Candidates will be observed and mentored by fieldwork supervisors, district support providers, and the course instructor. They will observe credentialed instructors in a variety of special education settings. Coursework will include basic knowledge of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), Individualized Transition Plans (ITPs). Candidates will set goals for the California Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs). (Open only to students in the Special Education Internship Program)
• Restricted to Special Education, and Learning and Instruction Majors

L&I  640 - Intern Teaching Seminar II (1)

These courses consist of two semesters of supervised full-time teaching in special education classrooms with students who have mild/moderate disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The courses include a variety of practica sessions with heterogeneous groupings of members of the cohort group. Candidates participate in analytic and reflective discussions, examine decision-making procedures, and discuss critical incidents from their classrooms and general topics of concern in the field. The courses also include the evaluation component of the fieldwork experience.
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Special Education, and Learning and Instruction Majors

L&I  641 - Research in Special Education (3)

The purpose of this course is to introduce credential candidates to a variety of educational research methods in special education. Students will be exposed to issues and topics related to students with disabilities, and qualitative and quantitative research designs including sampling procedures, measurement instruments, data collection methods, data analysis, and statistical analysis. Students will then use the information from class sessions and readings to identify a potential research topic in special education and develop a research proposal for the Masters Thesis or Field Project.
• Restricted to Special Education, and Learning and Instruction Majors

L&I  659 - Consultation and Collaboration (3)

Issues of collaboration, consultation, communication, and teaming in interdisciplinary settings. Models for working with educators, parents, students, and community resource personnel. Ethical and practical applications of appropriate communication strategies. (Open only to students in the Special Education Internship Program.)
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Special Education, and Learning and Instruction Majors

L&I  665 - Development of Legal and Educational Foundations for the Learning Specialist (3)

Educational, developmental, legal, environmental issues related to needs of the mildly to moderately handicapped and at-risk students. Child development patterns, language acquisition, learning and cognitive processes, health issues, effects of disabling conditions, legal rights, placement criteria options, and barriers to full student participation. (Open only to students in the Special Education Internship Program.)
• Restricted to Special Education, and Learning and Instruction Majors

L&I  674 - Research and Professional Specialization (1 - 2)

This seminar provides students with the knowledge ability to interpret, apply, and disseminate current and emerging literature (research, theories, legislation, policies, and practices) regarding special education. Students will then apply this literature to their roles in the field and demonstrate expertise in one area of specialization.

L&I  675 - Data-based Instruction (3)

Seminar on applying skills in the areas of assessment, curriculum development and modifications, and adapting instruction and technology for students with mild/moderate disabilities. Issues of law, policies, and procedures pertaining to assessment, curriculum, and instruction. (Open only to students in the Special Education Internship Program.)
• Restricted to Special Education, and Learning and Instruction Majors

L&I  676 - Behavioral Management (3)

This course is designed to prepare candidates in the knowledge, skills, and competencies to plan and implement behavioral interventions and support for students with behavioral or emotional disabilities. Candidates will develop and implement a functional behavioral assessment and classroom management system to ensure healthy, positive learning and social environments for culturally and linguistically diverse students with mild to moderate disabilities.
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Special Education, and Learning and Instruction Majors

L&I  678 - Intern Teaching Seminar III (1)

This course and 0701-679 structure the last two semesters of fieldwork supervision. Coordinates the ongoing support for professional self assessment, goal setting, and other induction plan components. Collaboration between University and school district personnel. (Open only to students in the Special Education Internship Program.)
• Restricted to Special Education, and Learning and Instruction Majors

L&I  679 - Intern Teaching Seminar IV (1)

This is the final of four courses providing support for candidates as intern-teachers of students with mild-to-moderate disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Candidates will continue to be observed and mentored by fieldwork supervisors, district support providers, and the course instructor. They will continue to observe credentialed instructors in a variety of special and general education settings, focusing on the inclusion of students with disabilities in the general education program and curriculum. Candidates will apply methods and strategies to support students with disabilities in general education settings. Candidates will demonstrate achievement of the California Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs) through assessments and completion of portfolios. In addition, candidates will develop individual transition plans for post-program advancement towards a clear teaching credential.
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Special Education, and Learning and Instruction Majors

L&I  697 - Directed Study (1 - 3)

Independent, in depth study of a specific educational topic. (Open only to students in the Special Education Internship Program.)
• Restricted to Graduate level; • Restricted to Learning and Instruction Majors

L&I  698 - Special Topics Seminar (1 - 3)

Exploration of one or more selected topics in Special Education.
• Restricted to Learning and Instruction Majors

L&I  700 - Cognitive Psychology (3)

The major cognitive psychology theories and research on thinking. Topics include inductive and deductive thinking, analogical thinking, hypothesis testing, mental models, dual-coding, declarative and procedural knowledge, expertise, schemas and scripts, domain-specific knowledge, and social cognition. Special emphasis is placed on the use of literature reviews in research.
• Restricted to Doctoral level

L&I  701 - Multimedia Learning (3)

Multimedia Learning provides a theoretical foundation for conducting research into multimedia learning and a practical foundation for constructing effective academic multimedia products. The theoretical foundation is provided through a variety of recent journal articles. The practical portion of the course begins by exploring three foundational areas: graphic design, audio recording, and photography. The course then looks at the key preparation stages of audio editing and creating basic multimedia movies. Finally the course looks at three areas that will allow users to create more polished presentations: layers, audio mixing, and alternative formats for movie construction.
• Restricted to Learning and Instruction Majors

L&I  702 - Human Abilities (3)

A historical examination of empirical theories of cognitive abilities. Theories of intelligence, aptitude, achievement, cognitive style, and learning style are presented. Special emphasis is placed on the use of factor analysis as a statistical technique.
• Restricted to Learning and Instruction Majors

L&I  707 - Literature Reviews (3)

The course provides an introduction to the skills and practices required for constructing a literature review. Students will focus on an area of research of their own choosing and develop their ability to read, critically evaluate and synthesize research in their area.
• Restricted to Doctoral level

L&I  709 - Dissertation Proposal Seminar (3)

Development of a research proposal leading to the dissertation.
Prerequisites: GEDU 706 with a minimum grade of B- and GEDU 708 with a minimum grade of B-
• Restricted to Doctoral level

L&I  710 - Atypical Learning and Development (3)

This course examines the literature on a wide range of learning disabilities related to language, learning, and cognition. Development cognitive disabilities and their relation to typical development will be discussed. Topics may include dyslexia, reading, comprehension impairment, specific language impairment, mathematics disability, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and autism. Students will conduct an in-depth analysis of a specific research topic relevant to learning disabilities.
• Restricted to Doctoral level

L&I  711 - Intercultural Competence in Education (3)

This course explores the complexity of the overlap in the learning, instruction, and assessment of students with disabilities and students in urban environments that are from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Historical, legal, and policy issues as well as theoretical perspectives that can be used to interpret and examine the inequality of placement in special education programs are examined. Students gain knowledge and skills so that they may competently address the cultural and linguistic backgrounds and talents of students with disabilities in school districts or schools; or to work within universities to improve the education of students with disabilities.

L&I  712 - Performance-Based Assessment (3)

This course covers methodological issues, and practical applications of performance-based and cognitive-based assessments. The rationale underlying performance assessment and the procedures essential to its design and execution and to the interpretation and use of its results for decision making will be addressed. Recent research in cognition will be explored for its application to educational testing.
Prerequisites: GEDU 714

L&I  713 - Essentials for Teaching in Higher Education (3)

Teaching strategies for becoming an effective college teacher. Students will assess their philosophy of teaching, learning style, and teaching style; learn how to enhance motivation for learning; and acquire methods of assessment and techniques for teaching using case studies.

L&I  714 - Problem-, Project-, and Inquiry-based Learning (3)

This course explores the basic concepts and practices associated with problem-, project-, and inquiry-based learning. Students will critically examine the current literature and exemplar projects/curricula that utilize problem-, project-, and inquiry-based learning approaches. Students will gain a deeper understanding of these instructional approaches as well as apply this knowledge to the design of effective learning environments.
• Restricted to Doctoral level

L&I  715 - Architecture of Learning (3)

This course explores the area of effective instruction. Students will work with an applied model for creating and evaluating learning experiences and develop a digital learning portfolio as the culminating project demonstrating achievement of the course goals. To create this digital learning portfolio students will establish realistic student learning goals, formulate assessment strategies to correspond to those goals, analyze relevant people factors influencing goals and course content, create activities to develop desired thinking and meta-learning skills, design learning activities for individuals and groups of learners, and devise remedial and enrichment activities for learners.

L&I  716 - C and I in Special Education (3)

The course focuses on theory, research and development of curriculum and instruction in the area of mild-moderate disabilities.

L&I  717 - Research-Based Practices and Critical Issues in Special Education (3)

This course is designed to familiarize doctoral students with: a) research-based practices in special education; b) critical issues in special education practices.

L&I  718 - Special Education Law and Public Policy (3)

This course explores major federal legislation (IDEA, ADA, etc) and other legal policies associated with disability rights, special education, and students with disabilities. The course will also examine key statues and landmark court cases.

L&I  719 - Practicum in SPED Higher Ed I (1)

The college teaching practicum will prepare special education doctoral students to deliver instruction in a special education teacher credential program for mild-moderate disabilities.

L&I  720 - Practicum in SPED Higher Ed II (1)

The college teaching practicum will prepare special education doctoral students to deliver instruction in a special education teacher credential program for mild-moderate disabilities.

L&I  721 - Models of Teaching and Instruction (3)

A survey of empirically-based models of teaching and instruction. Models include individualized instruction. Carroll's model of school learning, Bloom's theory of school learning, process-product models and Rosenshine's explicit instruction, Cronbach and Snow's aptitude-treatment interaction model, and Brown and Campione's cognitive apprenticeship models.

L&I  722 - Practicum in Research in Special Education (1)

The research practicum will prepare special education doctoral students to develop research skills in special education teacher education. The purpose of the practicum is to provide students with structured experiences in designing and conducting research.
• Restricted to Learning and Instruction Majors

L&I  723 - Curriculum Development in Special Education (3)

Curriculum development, systematic approaches to effective teaching and learning, and evaluation in special education.

L&I  724 - Grant Writing (3)

The objective of this course is to prepare doctoral students to develop the skills needed to write an effective grant proposal in a higher education setting. Since federal grants are some of the largest potential sources of funding, this will be the primary focus of the course.

L&I  725 - Instructional Design (3)

This course teaches the fundamentals of instructional design. Students will be introduced to the process of instructional systems design (ISD), and provided opportunities to develop skills and techniques necessary in the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of instruction (often referred to as the ADDIE framework).

L&I  726 - Practicum in School Consultation and Collaboration (1)

This practicum is designed to provide students with the opportunity to enhance and apply content knowledge and pedagogical skills through school consultation and collaboration at high-need local educational agencies. By participating in the practicum, doctoral students will support schools to apply research knowledge to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities. In turn, doctoral scholars will get first-hand experience with the issues and challenges related to implementing research-based practices in school settings, allowing them to develop and refine their skills as special education faculty. At their practicum site, students will be mentored by a site-based administrator(s) who has responsibility for special education programs and services. They will also consult with the school staff to provide professional development on evidence-based practices to improve the learning of students with disabilities. In addition, they will collaborate with the mentor on the use of data-based decision making strategies to evaluate the instruction for students with disabilities.

L&I  729 - Proposal Development Seminar (3)

Continuation of proposal development, if needed
Prerequisites: GEDU 706 with a minimum grade of B- and GEDU 708 with a minimum grade of B-
• Restricted to Doctoral level

L&I  730 - Descriptive Research in C and I (3)

The uses and methods of descriptive research; the evaluation of descriptive research: and the design and implementation of descriptive research. Topics include sample selection, data collection techniques (questionnaires, interviews, etc.), scales and indices, coding, analyzing and presenting descriptive data.
Prerequisites: GEDU 706 with a minimum grade of B- and GEDU 708 with a minimum grade of B-

L&I  732 - Motivation (3)

Motivational theories with an emphasis on models in intrinsic motivation and how they affect instructional practice. Theories include situational and personal interest, flow, achievement, attribution, goal, control, feedback, and self determination theories. Special emphasis is placed on the use of focus groups as a research technique.
• Restricted to Doctoral level

L&I  735 - Creativity (3)

The purpose of the course is to look at the role of creativity in social environments. Creativity is usually investigated from an individual differences perspective. Instead, this course will look at creativity as an environmental variable (i.e., factors in the educational environment which may influence creativity). Of utmost concern is the question: "What can we do to make our educational or business environments more conductive to creative and original thinking?" This environmental psychological approach will incorporate thinkers from the fields of psychology, education, and the arts.

L&I  743 - Constructivism and Technology (3)

This hands-on course covers the history of constructivism as a learning theory, constructivist teaching strategies, curriculum designs, assessment, and the appropriate uses of technology to support student-centered learning.
• Restricted to Doctoral level

L&I  752 - Data-Based Decision Making for School Leaders (3)

The course will emphasize how school leaders can collect, analyze, and use data to make instructional decisions to improve the learning of a diverse student populations. Specifically, school leaders will focus on academic outcomes for learners who are at risk for academic failure and often forgotten or neglected such as students with disabilities, students from low-income backgrounds, students of color, and English learners.
• Restricted to Special Education, and Learning and Instruction Majors

L&I  790 - Dissertation Proposal Development (1 - 3)

Directed proposal development in consultation with dissertation advisor and committee.
• Restricted to Doctoral level

L&I  791 - Dissertation Research and Writing (1 - 3)

The design, preparation, and writing of the dissertation research study in consultation with the dissertation advisor and committee. Advancement to candidacy required.

L&I  797 - Directed Study (1 - 3)

Independent, in-depth study of a specific educational topic.
• Restricted to Doctoral level

L&I  798 - Special Topic Seminar (1 - 3)

Exploration of one or more selected topics in Learning and Instruction.

O&L  614 - Introduction to Organization and Leadership (3)

This course will focus on the nature of organizational leadership and the performance imperatives facing organizational leaders. Additionally, this course analyzes leadership within the context of organizational structure in driving the organization forward.
• Restricted to Organization and Leadership Majors

O&L  615 - Information Systems in Educational Management (3)

Examination of the uses of information in the management of educational institutions and issues administrators face in the management of this information, including collection, storage, and dissemination. Focuses on integration and communications of information for decision-making. Includes an introduction to validity and reliability in tests and measurements; use of specific tools, such as school schedulers and student records; and human, technological, and legal issues in sharing information. Students will work in teams to develop hands-on projects. Any student taking this course must have the ability to use any personal computer for word processing or other tasks.

O&L  617 - International Adult Learning: Domestic and Transcultural (3)

An examination of various facets of education needed for success in a global economy. An important focus of this course is the ethical considerations and responsibilities that are inherent in the design of adult education programs. The influence of tradition and culture for the adult learner is explored from an interpretive perspective.

O&L  618 - Culture and Law (3)

This course examines primary legal systems in Eastern and Western settings. Further, the relationship among law, culture and policy formation are investigated.

O&L  619 - Participatory Hermeneutic Research (3)

This course focuses on the theory and application of field-based research grounded in the critical hermeneutic philosophy of Gadamer, Ricoeur and other researchers that use the written and social text as a basis for data analysis.

O&L  621 - Budget and Finance (3)

Accounting, budgeting, finance, planning, funding, fund-raising and business management in public and private educational institutions and other non-profit entities. Emphasis on the relationships among the leadership role, the utilization of resources, and the accomplishment of organizational outcomes.

O&L  622 - Education Law (3)

Survey of federal and state laws and cases that apply to educational institutions. Topics covered may include: a) disability issues; b) civil rights; c) freedom of speech; church/state issues; d) evaluation and termination; e) the minor student; f) governing authority of state and local bodies; g) enforcement of educational policy; h) civil and tort liability.

O&L  624 - Human Resources in Educational Management (3)

This course provides theoretical and practical discussions of the tasks, responsibilities and application to K-12 and higher education in educational management.

O&L  626 - Sociocultural Foundations of Organization and Policy (3)

Course examines the foundations of social and cultural imperatives that are transforming organizations in the global economy. Further examination of traditions and rationality systems that have informed assumptions about organizations and policy making. Focus on concepts of ethics, language, technology, and hermeneutics in the emerging paradigms of organizational change.
• Restricted to Organization and Leadership Majors

O&L  627 - Legitimation of Power in Societies and Organization (3)

Study of rationality, power, and authority in modern societies with special attention to political language, technical imperatives, and symbolic aspects of organizations. Sources and processes of power and control will be examined.

O&L  630 - Educational Leadership (3)

Current concepts underlying leadership theories and practices as they relate to leadership activities, including development and planning, implementation and evaluation in K-12 and higher education.

O&L  632 - Educational Management (3)

This course provides theoretical and practical discussions of the tasks, responsibilities and applications in educational management.

O&L  635 - Anthropology of Education (3)

Fundamental principles of anthropology as applied in education, business, and community learning contexts. An overview of the history, tradition, and political ideology of two or more countries, other than the United States, provides a backdrop for the study of culture, technology, and values in an American pedagogical setting.
• Restricted to Organization and Leadership Majors

O&L  645 - Practicum in Higher Education and Student Affairs I (1)

The practicum will provide students with an opportunity to reflect on and apply course content to higher education and student affairs work. Students will participate in a student affairs office, program or other operation on campus and gain guided exposure to various aspects of student affairs work such as student experiences, program planning, implementation, administration and supervision, use of assessment and evaluation tools, application of ethical guidelines.

O&L  646 - Practicum in Higher Education and Student Affairs II (1)

The practicum will provide students with an opportunity to reflect on and apply course content to higher education and student affairs work. Students will participate in a student affairs office, program or other operation on campus and gain guided exposure to various aspects of student affairs work such as student experiences, program planning, implementation, administration and supervision, use of assessment and evaluation tools, application of ethical guidelines.

O&L  647 - Practicum in Higher Education and Student Affairs III (1)

The practicum will provide students with an opportunity to reflect on and apply course content to higher education and student affairs work. Students will participate in a student affairs office, program or other operation on campus and gain guided exposure to various aspects of student affairs work such as student experiences, program planning, implementation, administration and supervision, use of assessment and evaluation tools, application of ethical guidelines.

O&L  648 - Field Experience I (3)

Supervised, planned opportunities to relate and apply concepts of the Administrative Credential Services program and its seven conceptual areas - Educational Leadership, Program Improvement, Educational Management, Governance and Community, Educational Finance, Educational Law, and Information Management - to school practice. Plans are developed jointly with a member of the faculty and a field site supervisor. Students maintain reflective portfolios. May be taken concurrently with Field Experience II. Enrollment is limited to students in the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program.

O&L  649 - Field Experience II (3)

Continuation and evaluation of Field Experience I. Students must register for both Field Experience I and Field Experience II before the joint evaluation by assigned faculty and field supervisor of their competencies. May be taken concurrently with Field Experience I. Enrollment is limited to students in the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential program.

O&L  650 - Instructional Leadership Capstone (3)

This course requires candidates to integrate course content and field experience learning from previous coursework and emphasizes how instructional leaders create school cultures that promote collaboration, community and shared responsibility for student learning. Specific methods of communication, problem solving, and data based decision-making are explored throughout the course. Candidates will complete their capstone at their school site under the guidance of their site supervisor and university mentor. They will identify a targeted group of students at the school site as well as work to provide leadership and guidance for teachers, parents and stakeholders in the community to develop and implement strategies to increase the achievement for the identified group of students.

O&L  652 - Data-Based Decision Making for School Leaders (3)

The course will emphasize how school leaders can collect, analyze, and use data to make instructional decisions to improve the learning of a diverse student population. Specifically, school leaders will focus on academic outcomes for learners who are at risk for academic failure and often forgotten or neglected such as student with disabilities, students from low-income backgrounds, students of color, and English learners.

O&L  653 - Organization Development and Learning (3)

Attention to organizational development in fast paced environments. This course examines how leaders in organizations can mediate high performance and learning through project team development, communication, collaboration, and individual and group conversation-based assessment.

O&L  654 - Schools, Community and Society (3)

This course examines the relationships among schools, communities, and societies from historical and cultural perspectives. Concepts of authority, power, and influence in a global society provide a basis for learning that cuts across communities and organizations.

O&L  655 - M.A. Thesis/Field Project (3)

A thesis or field-based research project in Organization and Leadership which is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master's degree.

O&L  656 - Student Development in College (3)

Introduction to theories of student development and application of theories to student affairs practice and understanding U.S. college student experiences and outcome.

O&L  657 - Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education (3)

This course explores perspectives and theories of evaluation and assessment in higher education and provides exposure to basic knowledge and concepts necessary to plan, design and implement assessment in student affairs.

O&L  658 - Culture and Work (3)

Course examines different cultural concepts of work as evidenced in a variety of worksites throughout the world. Particular attention is given to developing and sustaining successful transcultural workforces and globally dispersed teams through the study of culturally specific conceptions of space, time, rationality, promise, and responsibility.

O&L  662 - Campus Environments and Cultures (3)

Introduction to research on college environments and campus cultures. Implications for student outcomes and student affairs practice are highlighted.

O&L  663 - Race, Diversity, and Higher Education (3)

An overview of major theoretical, research, and practical issues related to concepts of race and diversity in higher education.

O&L  667 - Capstone Seminar (3)

This course facilitates the use of concepts and theories learned in previous completed coursework to analyze current issues facing student affairs professionals and to design and initiate a final Capstone Project.

O&L  670 - Ethical Organization (3)

This course explores classic and contemporary, Eastern and Western approaches to ethics with emphasis on application to practical organizational issues. A focus is on the application of complexity sciences - the sciences of connectivity - to informed ethical decision making. This course is offered in a blend of online and face-to-face formats. Please see course schedule for details.

O&L  671 - Complexity and Leadership Realities (3)

This course examines the role of leadership through a complexity sciences framework. Particular focus is on leading self-organizing entities through the integration of, for example, learning in organizations, social and intellectual capital, emotional intelligence, and the Jesuit traditions of risk-taking, collaborative work and change.

O&L  672 - Complexity and Organizational Creativity (3)

This course focuses on the underlying dynamics of organizations from the perspective of chaos and complexity. Students examine both the creation of organizations and innovation and creativity within existing organizations with application to their individual experiences. This course is offered in a blend of online and face-to-face formats.

O&L  697 - Directed Study (1 - 3)

Independent, in-depth study of a specific educational topic.
• Restricted to Graduate level

O&L  698 - Special Topic Seminar (1 - 3)

Exploration of one or more selected topics in Organization and Leadership.

O&L  709 - Dissertation Proposal Seminar (3)

The essentials of developing a model proposal for the research project leading to a dissertation. Specific components of a good proposal, analysis of research proposals, and student research projects.
Prerequisites: GEDU 706 and GEDU 708

O&L  715 - Information Systems in Educational Management (3)

Examination of the uses of information in the management of educational institutions and issues administrators face in the management of this information, including collection, storage, and dissemination. Focuses on integration and communication of information for decision-making. Includes an introduction to validity and reliability in tests and measurements; use of specific tools, such as school schedulers and student records; and human, technological, and legal issues in sharing information. Students will work in teams to develop hands-on projects. Any student taking this course must have the ability to use any personal computer for work processing or other tasks.

O&L  717 - International Learning in Domestic and Transcultural Settings (3)

Examines the various facets of education needed for success in a global economy. An important focus of this course is the ethical considerations and responsibilities that are inherent in the design of adult education programs. The influence of the tradition and culture of the adult learner will be explored from a hermeneutic perspective.

O&L  718 - Culture and Law (3)

This course examines primary legal systems in Eastern and Western settings. Further, the relationship among law, culture and policy formations will be investigated.

O&L  719 - Participatory Hermeneutic Research (3)

This course focuses on the theory and application of field-based research grounded in the critical hermeneutic philosophy of Gadamer, Ricoeur and other researchers that use the written and social text as a basis for data analysis.

O&L  720 - Education Law (3)

Survey of federal and state laws and cases that apply to educational institutions. Topics covered may include: a) disability issues; b) civil rights; c) freedom of speech; church/state issues; d) evaluation and termination; e) the minor student; f) governing authority of state and local bodies; g) enforcement of educational policy; h) civil and tort liability.

O&L  721 - Budget and Finance (3)

Accounting, budgeting, finance, planning, funding, fund-raising and business management in public and private educational institutions and other non-profit entities. Emphasis on the relationships among the leadership role, the utilization of resources, and the accomplishment of organizational outcomes.

O&L  722 - Leadership in Urban Contexts (3)

An examination of sociopolitical tensions between individualism and community. Special attention to social justice policy and practice in urban contexts.

O&L  723 - Small Group Dynamics (3)

This course is designed to provide a systematic analysis of the theory and research of group dynamics with emphasis on group formation, cohesiveness, communications, conflict, problem solving and decision making, leadership, power, influence, and evaluation. In addition, this course will provide exercises and simulations that will enable you to develop competent group skills.

O&L  724 - Human Resources in Educational Management (3)

This course provides theoretical and practical discussions of the tasks, responsibilities and application to K-12 and higher education in educational management.

O&L  725 - Writing for Publication in Organization and Leadership (3)

Preparation of an article relating to administrative research. The student will prepare an article for publication which will be critiqued by the instructor and other members of the class. The final product will be a manuscript which is submitted for publication in an appropriate journal.

O&L  726 - Sociocultural Foundations of Organization and Policy (3)

Course examines the foundations of social and cultural imperatives that are transforming organizations in the global economy. Further examination of traditions and rationality systems that have informed assumptions about organizations and policy making. Focus on concepts of ethics, language, technology, and hermeneutics in the emerging paradigms of organizational change.
• Restricted to Organization and Leadership Majors

O&L  727 - Legitimation of Power in Societies and Organizations (3)

Study of rationality, power, and authority in modern societies with special attention to political language, technical imperatives, and symbolic aspects of organizations. Sources and processes of power and control will be examined.

O&L  728 - Culture and Work (3)

Course examines different cultural concepts of work as evidenced in a variety of worksites throughout the world. Particular attention is given to developing and sustaining successful transcultural workforces and globally dispersed teams through the study of culturally specific conceptions of space, time, rationality, promise, and responsibility.

O&L  729 - Proposal Development (3)

Continuation of proposal development. Specific components of a proposal, analysis of research proposals, and student research projects.
Prerequisites: GEDU 706 and GEDU 708

O&L  730 - Educational Leadership (3)

Current concepts underlying leadership theories and practices as they relate to leadership activities, including development and planning, implementation and evaluation in K-12 and higher education.

O&L  735 - The New Distance Education (3)

In this course, conducted in a World Wide Web environment, students will look for the pedagogy, the problems, and the potential of new forms of distance education in a variety of educational settings and for different kinds of educational and training needs: personal, corporate, and community. Practical skills and theoretical insights are developed.

O&L  740 - Higher Education in the Global Environment (3)

Global social, economic, technological, and ideological changes are challenging traditional educational practices in homes, schools, universities, and in industry throughout America and around the planet. The new internationalization is having particular impact on higher and adult education. In this course, students will explore the facts, the forces, and the futures of higher education in the global environment.

O&L  741 - American Institutions in Higher Education (3)

A survey of the missions, organizational structures, governance, and administration of various types of postsecondary and higher education institutions in America.

O&L  742 - Operational Management in Higher Education (3)

Principles and practices of administering higher educational institutions with special attention to governance, organizational structure, finance, plant management, and support services.

O&L  743 - Program and Faculty Development (3)

Current approaches to higher education needs assessment and program development with the integration of post secondary teaching styles for institutions in a rapidly changing environment. Class participants will investigate the tensions between traditional standards and new competitive and market driven forces.

O&L  744 - Academic and Student Affairs in Higher Education (3)

Contemporary problems, issues, and trends in the administration of curricula, instructional programs, student development programs, and student support services are examined in relation to both conceptual models and actual institutional settings.

O&L  750 - Organizational Theory: Applications and Implications (3)

Exploration of theories of human organizations and how they function. Emphasis is on critical analysis of organizational settings with which the students are familiar and applications of theory for improvement and change.

O&L  751 - Leadership Theories (3)

An examination of the theories of leadership with emphasis on linking theory and practice to create effective organizational leadership.
• Restricted to Organization and Leadership Majors

O&L  752 - Data-Based Decision Making for School Leaders (3)

The course will emphasize how school leaders can collect, analyze and use data to make instructional decisions to improve the learning of a diverse student population. Specifically, school leaders will focus on academic outcomes for learners who are at risk for academic failure and often forgotten or neglected such as students with disabilities, students from low-income backgrounds, students of color, and English learners.
• Restricted to Organization and Leadership Majors

O&L  753 - Organizational Development and Learning (3)

Attention to organizational development in fast paced environments. This course examines how leaders in organizations can mediate high performance and learning through project team development, communication, collaboration, and individual and group conversation based assessment.

O&L  754 - School, Community and Society (3)

This course examines the relationship among schools, communities, and societies from historical and cultural perspectives. Concepts of authority, power, and influence in a global society provide a basis for learning that cuts across communities and organizations.

O&L  756 - Student Development in College (3)

Introduction to theories of student development and application of theories to student affairs practice and understanding U.S. college student experiences and outcomes.

O&L  757 - Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education (3)

This course explores perspectives and theories of evaluation and assessment in higher education and provides exposure to basic knowledge and concepts necessary to plan, design and implement assessment in student affairs.

O&L  758 - Fundamentals of Management (3)

A theoretical, systematic discussion of the tasks, responsibilities, and practices of management in today's society.

O&L  759 - Women in Management (3)

Critical analysis of the role of women in positions of leadership; personal traits and environmental factors which enhance the success of women in management.

O&L  760 - Professional Rhetoric and Presentation (3)

Professional representation of one's self and one's organization are key skills in today's world of full disclosure and 24-hour media coverage. The intellectual issues to be addressed and the practical tools to be mastered are the subjects of this "skills with purpose and understanding" course for organizational leaders.

O&L  761 - Policy Analysis in the Pluralistic Society (3)

Policy Analysis is the application of social and economic theory and empirical findings to the prediction of the effects of new laws or rules. The traditional and accepted methods for doing this, which still prevail, are challenged by new political and philosophical forces, which are driving a reconsideration of the values and priorities influencing decision-makers. In this course, students see the basics of traditional policy analysis and learn to articulate their values vis-a-vis any proposed policy.

O&L  762 - Campus Environments and Cultures (3)

Introduction to research on college environments and campus cultures. Implications for student outcomes and student affairs practice are highlighted.

O&L  763 - Race, Diversity, and Higher Education (3)

An overview of major theoretical, research, and practical issues related to concepts of race and diversity in higher education.

O&L  764 - The Community College (3)

American postsecondary education in public and private, two-year, collegiate institutions. Current trends and issues in curriculum, governance, finance, faculty and students will be reviewed systematically through organizational theory.

O&L  765 - Negotiations and Conflict Resolution (3)

Trends in local and international cooperation and competition require new approaches to reaching agreement. The intersections of time, trust, and interest determine constructive solutions. Class participants will learn about culturally embedded approaches to problem recognition, negotiation, and communication.

O&L  770 - Ethical Organization (3)

This course explores classic and contemporary, Eastern and Western approaches to ethics with emphasis on application to practical organizational issues. A focus is on the application of complexity science - the sciences of connectivity - to informed ethical decision making. This course is offered in a blend of online and face-to-face formats. Please see course schedule for details.

O&L  771 - Complexity and Leadership Realities (3)

This course examines the role of leadership through a complexity sciences framework. Particular focus is on leading self-organizing entities through the integration of, for example, learning in organizations, social and intellectual capital, emotional intelligence, and the Jesuit traditions of risk-taking, collaborative work and change.

O&L  772 - Complexity and Organizational Creativity (3)

This course focuses on the underlying dynamics of organizations from the perspective of chaos and complexity. Students examine both the creation of organizations and innovation and creativity within existing organizations with application to their individual experiences. This course is offered in a blend of online and face-to-face formats.

O&L  790 - Dissertation Proposal Development (1 - 3)

Directed proposal development in consultation with dissertation committee.

O&L  791 - Dissertation Research and Writing (1 - 3)

The design, preparation, and writing of the dissertation research study in consultation with the dissertation committee. Advanced to candidacy required.

O&L  797 - Directed Study (1 - 3)

Independent, in-depth study of a specific educational topic.

O&L  798 - Special Topic Seminar (1 - 3)

Exploration of one or more selected topics in Organization and Leadership.

TEC  600 - Teaching, Learning and Technology (2)

Introduction to the California Teacher Performance Expectations (TPE) as the basis for organizing credential candidate portfolios. Explores state subject matter standards and the use of technology as a tool to support student learning and expression, lesson planning and teacher productivity tools. Students must have a basic skill in using word processor, email and internet search tools.

TEC  601 - Teacher Portfolio Development (1)

Review of evidence collected by students as mastery of the California Teaching Performance Expectations (TPE) and construction of students' final summative portfolio. Completed portfolios will be used to support assessment of students' teaching achievement.

TEC  602 - Multiple Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Visual and Performing Arts (1)

Study of research and practice related to subject-matter content, instructional methods, materials, and media appropriate for teaching visual and performing arts within the elementary school curriculum.
• Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  604 - Multiple Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Math and Science for Ed Specialist (3)

This course is designed for the Mild/Moderate Educational Specialist program students and it will deliver the study of research and practice related to subject-matter content, instructional methods, materials, and media appropriate for teaching mathematics and science within the elementary school curriculum.

TEC  605 - Multiple Subject Student Teaching II - Fieldwork (3)

Full-time classroom teaching and other related school activities carried out under the supervision of a master teacher and a university supervisor. Done at a different school and grade level than Student Teaching I. Includes the weekly on-campus seminar. Students must be cleared/authorized before registering for this course.
• Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  606 - Multiple Subject Student Teaching III - Fieldwork (3)

Continuation of Student Teaching II. Includes weekly on-campus seminar. Student must be cleared/authorized before registering for this course.
• Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  607 - Multiple Subject Student Teaching III - Bilingual Authorization (3)

Continuation of Student Teaching II for Bilingual Authorization candidates, which must be done in an approved Bilingual Authorization classroom. Instruction must be delivered in the language of emphasis. Prerequisites include completion of or concurrent enrollment in the Bilingual Authorization courses, as well as demonstrating proficiency (FSI Level 3) in the language of emphasis. Inlcudes weekly on-campus seminar. Students must be cleared/authorized before registering for this course.
• Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  610 - Learning and Teaching (3)

Application of theories and principles of learning, motivation, social behavior, human development, individual differences, and educational measurement to the analysis of instructional problems in school settings. May require fieldwork outside of class time at an approved school site, arranged with Course Instructor.

TEC  611 - Education of Bilingual Children: Theory and Practice (3)

Examination of key aspects of bilingual cross-cultural education: theories of first and second language development; legal evaluation and basis; school programs for second language learners; effective instructional strategies; empowerment and deficit issues. May require fieldwork outside of class time at an approved school site, arranged with Course Instructor.

TEC  612 - Multiple Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Reading and Language Arts in the Intermediate Grades (3)

Study of research and practice related to subject matter content, instructional methods, materials, media and technology appropriate for teaching language arts, art, and music within the elementary school curriculum.
• Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  613 - Multiple Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Math and Science (4)

Study of research and practice related to subject-matter content, instructional methods, materials, and media appropriate for teaching mathematics and science within the elementary school curriculum.

TEC  614 - Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction: English and Social Studies (3)

Study of scope and sequence, pedagogical approaches, methods, materials, media and technology appropriate for teaching English and Social Studies within the middle and high school curriculum.

TEC  615 - Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction I: Math or Science (3)

Introduction to the study of scope and sequence, pedagogical approaches, methods, materials, and media appropriate for teaching Math or Science within the middle and high school curriculum.

TEC  616 - Multiple Subject Student Teaching I - Fieldwork (2)

Methodological principles and teaching practices from Curriculum and Instruction courses applied in classroom observation, unit preparation and instruction. Observation and participation two half-days per week (8 hours total) for 12 weeks in elementary classrooms (K-2 or 3-5 grade level) culminating in the development and teaching of at least one unit of instruction. Includes a weekly on-campus seminar. Students must be cleared/authorized before registering for this course.

TEC  617 - Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction I: Teaching Fields (3)

Introduction to the study of scope and sequence, pedagogical approaches, methods, materials, and media appropriate for teaching (Art, Music, Physical Education, Languages Other than English, Health Science, Business Education, or Home Economics) within the middle and high school curriculum.

TEC  618 - Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice (3)

Examination of schooling in contemporary U.S. society through a comparative analysis across diverse cultures. Cross-cultural contact and interactions within the classroom, school site, and society. Exploration of how trends in migration and immigration influence schooling.

TEC  619 - M.A. Thesis/Field Project (3)

A thesis or field-based research project in Teacher Education which is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master's degree.
Prerequisites: GEDU 603 with a minimum grade of B- or GEDU 605 with a minimum grade of B-

TEC  620 - Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction II: Teaching Fields (2)

Continuation of topics previously studied in TEC 617 Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction I: Teaching Fields, with further investigation of scope and sequence, pedagogical approaches, methods, materials, media, and technology appropriate for teaching within middle and high school curriculum in the designated subject content area.

TEC  621 - Multiple Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Early Literacy (3)

Exploration of knowledge base and effective instructional practices defining a balanced approach to primary reading instruction. Investigation of relationship between reading, writing and spelling; phonemic awareness and phonics instruction; reading comprehension; planning and delivery of appropriate reading instruction based on assessment and evaluation. Fifteen (15) hours of tutoring required in K-2 public school classrooms, arranged with Course Instructor.

TEC  622 - Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Academic Literacy (3)

Focus upon the academic skills and practices in middle and high schools to strengthen the reading, writing, listening, speaking, and critical thinking abilities essential for functioning in an increasingly complex world. Exploration of the development of reading and writing proficiently for acquiring knowledge across all content areas.

TEC  625 - Teaching Adolescents (3)

Adolescence is a unique stage of life between childhood and adulthood which presents today's youth - as well as their teachers - with daunting challenges. This course provides Single Subject credential candidates with the theoretical and practical tools to understand adolescence as experienced by students in U.S. secondary schools. Central themes addressed in this course are: examining adolescent development, exploring cultural identity, valuing youth popular culture, getting to know students and their interests, creating an engaging curriculum, and building a safe classroom community.

TEC  626 - Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Math (3)

Study of scope and sequence, pedagogical approaches, methods, materials, media and technology appropriate for teaching various subjects in math within the middle and high school curriculum.

TEC  627 - Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Science (3)

Study of scope and sequence, pedagogical approaches, methods, materials, media and technology appropriate for teaching the various sciences within the middle and high school curriculum.

TEC  628 - Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction I: English (3)

Introduction to the study of scope and sequence, pedagogical approaches, methods, materials, and media appropriate for teaching English within the middle and high school curriculum.

TEC  629 - Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction I: Social Science (3)

Introduction to the study of scope and sequence, pedagogical approaches, methods, materials, and media appropriate for teaching Social Science within the middle and high school curriculum.

TEC  630 - Multiple Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Social Studies (2)

In this course credential candidates will discuss the mission of social studies education, consider the diversity of children in today's social studies classrooms, address the social studies curriculum, and explore effective social studies instruction, including using technology as a means to social studies learning, and expanding social studies across the curriculum. Emphases on the California and NCSS standards and their classroom applications. Participants will apply educational concepts with specific classroom examples and field-tested lesson plans.

TEC  631 - Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction II: English (2)

Continuation of topics previously studied in TEC 628, with further investigation of scope and sequence, pedagogical approaches, methods, materials, media and technology appropriate for teaching English writing, grammar, and literature within middle and high school curriculum.
Prerequisites: TEC 628 with a minimum grade of B
• Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  632 - Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction II: Math (2)

Continuation of topics previously studied in TEC 615, with further investigation of scope and sequence, pedagogical approaches, methods, materials, media and technology appropriate for teaching the mathematics within middle and high school curriculum.
Prerequisites: TEC 615 with a minimum grade of B
• Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  633 - Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction II: Science (2)

Continuation of topics previously studied in TEC 615, with further investigation of scope and sequence, pedagogical approaches, methods, materials, media and technology appropriate for teaching the sciences within middle and high school curriculum.
Prerequisites: TEC 615 with a minimum grade of B
• Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  634 - Single Subject Curriculum and Instruction II: Social Science (2)

Continuation of topics previously studied in TEC 629, with further investigation of scope and sequence, pedagogical approaches, methods, materials, media and technology appropriate for teaching the social sciences within middle and high school curriculum.
Prerequisites: TEC 629 with a minimum grade of B
• Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  635 - Language and Culture of Emphasis: Spanish (2)

The study of the language and culture of Latino populations in the U.S. Focuses on Spanish language characteristics and Latino culture, both origin and contemporary: origins and characteristics, migration and immigration in U.S. and California, contributions, relationship between Latino culture and the dominant culture, relationships among different Latino groups. Instruction is conducted bilingually in English and Spanish.

TEC  636 - Methods and Materials in the Language of Emphasis: Spanish (2)

Study of Methodology and materials in primary language. Focuses on the teaching of Spanish as a subject and using it as a medium of instruction. Instruction is conducted solely or primarily in Spanish.

TEC  642 - Health Education (1)

Study of the subject-matter content and instructional methods, materials, media, and technology used in teaching personal, family, and community health, including hygiene, nutrition, and the psychological and social effects of the abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and dangerous drugs. CPR CERTIFICATE NOT INCLUDED.

TEC  643 - Education of Exceptional Children (3)

Introduction to special education that recognizes the differences and the similarities of the needs of exceptional and non-exceptional pupils, utilizes nondiscriminatory assessment of such needs, and applies diagnostic information toward modification of school curricula and instructional methods and materials, including study of assistive and adaptive technologies for the classroom.

TEC  655 - Single Subject Student Teaching II - Fieldwork (3)

Full-time classroom teaching and other related school activities carried out under the supervision of a master teaching and a university supervisor. Includes weekly on-campus seminar. Students must be cleared/authorized before registering from this course.
• Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  656 - Single Subject Student Teaching III - Fieldwork (3)

Continuation of Student Teaching II. Includes weekly on-campus seminar. Students must be cleared/authorized before registering for this course.
• Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  657 - Single Subject Student Teaching III - Bilingual Authorization (3)

Continuation of Student Teaching II for Bilingual Authorization candidates, which must be done in an approved Bilingual Authorization classroom. Instruction must be delivered in the language of emphasis. Prerequisites include completion of or concurrent enrollment in the Bilingual Authorization courses, as well as demonstrating proficiency (FSI Level 3) in the language of emphasis.
• Restricted to Graduate level

TEC  658 - Critical Pedagogy and Cultural Studies in Urban Education (3)

This course is designed to give students access to theoretical and grounded research in the field of critical pedagogy. Special attention is given to enacting research and teaching tools to create pedagogical units that align theory and practice with a focus on examining and achieving social equity. Students will be given access to research and examples of advanced pedagogies that stimulate the cognitive and academic development of historically marginalized students.
Prerequisites: TEC 618 with a minimum grade of B- and TEC 611 with a minimum grade of B-

TEC  659 - Action Research and Service-Learning for Urban Teachers (3)

This course will prepare students to analyze classroom-related data to conduct a field component project. It will prepare students to engage in practical critical reflection that recognizes the complexity of context specific conditions and supports their efforts to create local solutions for local problems.
Prerequisites: TEC 618 with a minimum grade of B- and TEC 611 with a minimum grade of B-

TEC  660 - Single Subject Student Teaching I - Fieldwork (2)

Methodological principles and teaching practices from Curriculum and Instruction courses applied in classroom observation, unit preparation and instruction. Observation and participation two half-days per week (8 hours total) for 12 weeks, in middle or high school classrooms, culminating in the development and teaching of a least one unit of instruction. Methodological principles and teaching practices from Curriculum and Instruction courses will be applied in classroom observation, unit preparation and instruction. Includes a weekly on-campus seminar. Students must be cleared/authorized before registering for this course.

TEC  661 - Assessment and Intervention with Struggling Readers (3)

Topics in this course will include the planning and delivery of appropriate reading and writing instruction based on formal and informal assessment of students. Students will develop a knowledge base for selection, use and interpretation of reading and writing assessment instruments for students, including English language learners, and students with reading disabilities and difficulties.

TEC  662 - Tutoring Practicum: Primary Level (1)

This course provides supervised field experience that enables MATR students to integrate reading theory and practice regarding assessment and intervention strategies for struggling readers. Tutoring fieldwork will include individualized reading instruction for both primary and intermediate level students. Course requires tutoring fieldwork during the Fall and Spring semesters of the academic year.
Prerequisites: TEC 664 and TEC 668

TEC  663 - Tutoring Practicum: Intermediate Level (1)

This course provides supervised field experience that enables MATR students to integrate reading theory and practice regarding assessment and intervention strategies for struggling readers. Tutoring fieldwork will include individualized reading instruction for both primary and intermediate level students. Course requires tutoring fieldwork during the Fall and Spring semesters of the academic year.
Prerequisites: TEC 664 with a minimum grade of B- and TEC 668 with a minimum grade of B-

TEC  664 - Developing Fluent Readers (2)

Topics in this course include research-based skills and knowledge about instructional strategies for developing fluent reading in students at all grade levels, including speakers of English and English Language Learners. Areas to be examined include phonemic awareness; phonics/linguistics, including the phonological and morphological structure of the English Language; decoding/word attack strategies, including systematic instruction in sound symbol relationship; decodable text; and spelling instruction.

TEC  668 - Teaching Comprehension Strategies (3)

This course will cover topics on current research-based skills and knowledge about reading comprehension, including foundational skills in academic language, background knowledge, concept formation and vocabulary development. Course will emphasize skills for teaching comprehension and study strategies, including narrative and expository text structure analysis; thinking strategies, such as inference, summarization, predicting, questioning, and clarifying and independent reading. Students will acquire experience with concepts and practice relating to comprehension strategies.

TEC  670 - Issues in Reading Research: Theories and Practice (3)

This course will examine traditional and current research theories and research-based practice pertaining to how students learn to read; the structure of the English language, second language acquisition; relationships among language, spelling, reading and writing; and psychological and sociolinguistic aspects of reading and writing. In addition relevant research and theories pertaining to assessment and evaluation will be examined.

TEC  671 - Reading Practicum: Supervised Field Experiences (3)

This course provides supervised field experience that enables students to integrate reading theory, practice, assessment and evaluation. Fieldwork will include work with beginning readers, English Language Learners, and students with reading difficulties. Students will be engaged in assessment of struggling readers at early and intermediate levels of reading acquisition. Also required will be tutoring or small group instruction of struggling readers at two or more reading levels.

TEC  673 - Curriculum: Currents and Controversies (3)

What should schools teach? This course focuses on the forces and conflicts that have shaped K-12 public school curricula, including the standards based accountability movement. We relate curriculum history, theory, and policy to contemporary classroom teaching.

TEC  674 - Curriculum Development and Design (3)

What do educators select to teach, and how do they adapt and develop curricula that can provide all students with equal access to rich learning opportunities? This course focuses on curriculum development and is the capstone experience for the Masters of Arts in Teaching. The core project is designing a cohesive instructional unit that addresses students' diverse learning needs.

TEC  697 - Directed Study (1 - 6)

Independent, in-depth study of a specific educational topic. Permission of instructor and permission of Dean required.

TEC  698 - Special Topic Seminar (1 - 3)

Exploration of one or more selected topics in Teacher Education.

TEC  790 - Dissertation Proposal Development (1 - 3)

Directed proposal development in consultation with dissertation committee.

TEC  791 - Dissertation Research and Writing (1 - 3)

The design, preparation, and writing of the dissertation research study in consultation with the dissertation advisor and committee. Advancement to candidacy required.

TEC  797 - Directed Study (1 - 3)

TEC  798 - Special Topics Seminar (1 - 3)