EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY

Mark Haynal, Dean; Austin Archer,  Robert Egbert, Tamara Randolph, Gail Rittenbach, Lee Stough. Certification Officer: Debbie Smart

The School of  Education and Psychology offers four master’s degree programs -- the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Counseling Psychology, the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Education,  the Master of Education (M.Ed.), and the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.).

The Master of Arts degree is a program which provides a significant opportunity to develop research and reporting skills. This option is especially suited for those wishing to contribute to knowledge through in-depth research and/or those aspiring to a doctoral degree. The Master of Education degree is designed for ­educators whose goal is to provide leadership in teaching or administrative roles at the K-12 level. Master of Education students will be required to complete a professional project.  The Master of Arts in Teaching is intended for practicing teachers  who wish to improve or expand the area of their professional performance.

Graduate Degrees

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Counseling Psychology (Non-Thesis and Thesis Options)

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Education and Master of Education (M.Ed.) in the following areas of specialization:

Curriculum and Instruction   Literacy Instruction

Educational Leadership          Students at Risk

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in the following areas of specialization:

Curriculum and Instruction   Instruction with State Certification (Elementary)

Educational Leadership          Instruction with State Certification (Secondary)            Literacy Instruction                Students at Risk

Most specialization options sufficiently meet individual needs. However, an applicant wishing to pursue a specialization in an area other than those listed above may submit an individualized program proposal to the School of Education and Psychology and to  Graduate Council.­ The proposed program should consist of 45 credits or more, depending on the focus of study and the adviser ’ s recommendation. At least 24 quarter hours (20 hours in M.A. programs) must be core courses that support the area of specialization. These core courses must be selected in consultation with the student ’ s graduate adviser. It is recommended that the program include no more than 3 courses below the 500 level. However, exceptions may be made for unusual program needs. Additional credits needed for completion of the degree shall be selected in harmony with the degree requirements specified in this bulletin. An individualized program must be  approved by vote of the School of Education and Psychology and Graduate Council  before it is implemented.  Only individuals who hold current teaching certification may propose an individualized specialization MAT program.  To avoid confusion with existing degree programs, the graduate student and his class=msoIns> or her adviser must devise a unique name for the individualized degree specialization.

Admission to Graduate Programs in Education and Psychology

In addition to the general admission requirements listed earlier in this bulletin, the School of Education and Psychology requires a satisfactory GRE score on the general exam for M.A. and M.Ed programs, three  professional references, and a personally prepared statement of philosophy and purpose. Applicants who already hold a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution or those applying to the M.A.T. program are not required to take the GRE general exam. An interview with one or more School of Education and Psychology faculty members may also be required. The quality of the statement of philosophy and the three profes­sional references  are significant factors in the decision process.

Prerequisites Applicable to All Programs

In addition to general admission requirements described elsewhere in this bulletin, candidates for degrees in the School of Education and Psychology must meet all prerequisites listed under their chosen areas of specializa­tion.

Deficiencies may be removed after admission to graduate study, but any credit earned thereby will not apply to minimum degree requirements. A plan for the removal of all deficiencies, including professional experience and/or certification requirements, must be approved by the School of Education and Psychology faculty. All deficiencies and program requirements must be satis­fied before the degree is granted.

Requirements

A Program of Study prepared on an official form must be approved by the program director and submitted to Graduate Council by January 15 of the final year of graduate studies (or two quarters prior to completion of the program). Official approval of this program will be acknowledged by a letter from the Dean of Graduate Studies. Forms for this purpose are available in the School of Education and Psychology office. All courses included in the degree program must be approved by an adviser assigned by the School of Education and Psychology­. Any changes in the study program must be documented on a Program Change Form and require the signatures of the adviser, program director and the Dean of Graduate Studies. Unless specifically approved by Graduate Council, courses numbered below 350 will not apply for graduate credit. For the MA and M.Ed  degrees a written comprehensive exam must be passed prior to defense of a thesis or project. Students in Counseling Psychology must also pass an oral examination. For the MA and MEd degrees the thesis or project must be successfully completed and defended, and all necessary forms must be signed, at least two weeks prior to commencement.

Second Master's Degree

If degree requirements overlap with work already taken, a student seeking a second master's degree may petition Graduate Council for some reduction in the total number of required credits. A second degree must contain a minimum of 30 quarter hours, and include a thesis or professional project originated and completed within this School of Education and Psychology.

Teacher Certification

Walla Walla College is a state and denominationally approved teacher education institution; and, as such, is authorized to recommend students for initial certification in the State of Washington and in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The School of Education and Psychology can also assist students who seek to renew their certificate or wish to apply in another state or province.

­­­Since certification requirements are subject to frequent change, students seeking to qualify for either residency or continuing/professional certification should consult with their advisors, the Certification Officer, or the Dean of the School of Education and Psychology early in their programs. Information on teacher certification requirements, including appropriate check sheets and other aids, is available from the Certification Officer.

COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY (M.A. non-thesis option)

This option is designed for individuals who seek the skills to practice counseling in a private or agency setting. The program provides strong preparation for the National Counseling Examination (NCE) or the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE), state certification as a mental health counselor and certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC).

Specialization Prerequisites All applicants must have completed General Psychology.  Applicants who have not completed course work in Human Development, Statistics, Abnormal Psychology and Personality/Counseling Theories, or their equivalents may be required to attend intensive classes held before fall quarter begins.

Specialization Requirements:                                                                credits

                                                                                                                                                   
Basic Courses and Project14

PSYC 501        Statistics in Research3

PSYC 502        Statistics Lab1

PSYC 521        Psychology of Learning3

PSYC 561        Methods of Research3

PSYC 562        Methods of Qualitative Research2

PSYC 581        Professional Project1

PSYC 598        Graduate Seminar1

Counseling Psychology Core56

PSYC 489        Career and Lifestyle Development3

PSYC 506        Advanced Human Development3

PSYC 515        Advanced Counseling Theories3

PSYC 518        Group Counseling3

PSYC 520        Child and Family Counseling3

PSYC 530        Marriage Counseling3

PSYC 532        Psychological Assessment I3

PSYC 534        Psychological Assessment II3

PSYC 565        Counseling Techniques3

PSYC 566        Practicum in Counseling4

PSYC 567        Internship in Counseling Psychology12

PSYC 572        Psychopathology3

PSYC 589        Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling and Psychology3

SOWK 510       Cultural and Ethnic Perspectives3

SOWK 558       Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy3

Approved Electives                                                                 3

Electives must be chosen in consultation with the student’s adviser.

 

 

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Total         72

COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY (M.A. thesis option)

For individuals who want to practice counseling in a private or agency setting, this option  provides strong preparation for the National Counseling Examination (NCE) or the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE), state certification as a mental health counselor and certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC). In addition, this option serves as a stepping-stone to doctoral study in counseling psychology.

Specialization Prerequisites: All applicants must have completed General Psychology.  Applicants who have not completed course work in Human Development, Statistics, Abnormal Psychology and Personality/Counseling Theories, or their equivalents may be required to attend intensive classes held before fall quarter begins.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Specialization Requirements:

credits

Basic Courses and Thesis

                                                21

PSYC 501        Statistics in Research

                                 3

PSYC 502        Statistics Lab

                                         1

PSYC 521        Psychology of Learning

                               3

PSYC 561        Methods of Research

                                  3

PSYC 562        Methods of Qualitative Research

                2

PSYC 590        Thesis

                                                 8

PSYC 598        Graduate Seminar

                                      1

Counseling Psychology Core

                                     48

PSYC 489        Career and Lifestyle Development

             3

PSYC 506        Advanced Human Development

                  3

PSYC 515        Advanced Counseling Theories

                  3

PSYC 518        Group Counseling

                                      3

PSYC 520        Child and Family Counseling

                      3

PSYC 530        Marriage Counseling

                                  3

PSYC 532        Psychological Assessment I

                        3

PSYC 534        Psychological Assessment II

                       3

PSYC 565        Counseling Techniques

                              3

PSYC 566        Practicum in Counseling

                             4

PSYC 567        Internship in Counseling Psychology

          8

PSYC 572        Psychopathology

                                        3

PSYC 589        Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling and Psychology

                                          3

SOWK 510       Cultural and Ethnic Perspectives

                3

Approved Electives

                                                                                    3

 

Electives must be chosen in consultation with the student ’ s adviser.

          ___

  Total         72

EDUCATION (M.A. or M.Ed.) OPTIONS

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

This option is targeted at professional educators who seek to enhance their competence in curriculum design and implementa­tion, both on a classroom and a systemic level. The requirements are sufficiently flexible to permit elementary teachers and teachers with subject-area concentrations (e.g., mathematics, science, history, English), or to enable those with supervisory interests, to improve their skills in curriculum development and instruction.

Specialization Prerequisites: State teacher certification and a minimum of 18 months of verified satisfactory full-time experience in education prior to awarding of degree.

   or

Specialization Requirements: 

                                                               credits

Basic Courses and Professional Project or Thesis                             20-24

EDUC 501        Statistics in Research                                 3

EDUC 502        Statistics Lab                                              1

EDUC 522        Philosophy and Education                          3

EDUC 561        Methods of Research                                 3

EDUC 562        Methods of Qualitative Research                2

EDUC 581        Professional Project                                    4

EDUC 590        Thesis                                                         8

EDUC 598        Graduate Seminar                                      1

PSYC 521        Psychology of Learning                              3

Curriculum and Instruction Core                                                               13

EDAD 539        Supervision of Instruction, K-12                  4

EDAD 547        Quality Schools                                           3

EDUC 506        Perspectives on School and Community     3

EDUC 556        Curriculum Planning                                   3

Approved Electives                                                                             11-15

Professional Education Electives                                      15

Courses from any department will satisfy the intent of the term "professional education" if the emphasis is on instruc­tional-learning principles, pupil character­istics, teaching methodolo­gy, curriculum materials or the roles of various school personnel.

Academic Content Electives                                            0-9

Academic content courses are found in departments other than Education and Psychology and must be in approved subjects clearly related to the teaching areas chosen by the student. Electives must be chosen in consultation with the student's adviser.

                                                                                 ___

                                                                  Total         48

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

This program of study prepares candidates to serve effectively as school principals. Courses are selected to provide the graduate student with a useful blend of educational theory, administrative principles, and practical skills. It is important to consult with a program advisor prior to beginning the program.­

Specialization Prerequisites:  State or denominational certification and a minimum of  540 days (3 school years) of verified satisfactory full-time teaching experience prior to awarding of degree. No more than 60 days of substitute teaching may apply.

                                                                                                                                                                     

Specialization Requirements:

                                                               credits

Basic Courses and Professional Project or Thesis  20-24

EDUC 501        Statistics in Research                                 3

EDUC 502        Statistics Lab                                              1

EDUC 522        Philosophy and Education                          3

EDUC 561        Methods of Research                                 3

EDUC 562        Methods of Qualitative Research                2

EDUC 581        Professional Project                                    4

or 
EDUC 590        Thesis                                                         8

EDUC 598        Graduate Seminar                                     1

PSYC 521        Psychology of Learning                              3

Educational Leadership Core                                                                   28

EDAD 525        Human Relations in Education                    3

EDAD 526        School Finance                                           3

EDAD 527        School Facilities and Services                    3

EDAD 539        Supervision of Instruction, K-12                 4

EDAD 545        Principalship, K-124

 
EDAD 550        School Law                                                4

EDAD 565        Practicum in Administration4

 
EDUC 556        Curriculum Planning                                   3

Approved Electives                                                                                 0-4
Electives must be chosen in consultation with the student's adviser.

  ___

  Total          52

'>LITERACY INSTRUCTION

This option is designed to meet the requirements for Washington State and denomina­tional endorsements as a reading specialist.

Specialization Prerequisites: State teacher certification, a minimum of 18 months of verified satisfactory full-time experience in education prior to awarding of degree, and a current course in reading methods (taken within the past six years).

Specialization Requirements:                                                               credits

Basic Courses and Professional Project or Thesis                             20-24

EDUC 501        Statistics in Research                                 3

EDUC 502        Statistics Lab                                              1               

EDUC 522        Philosophy and Education                          3

EDUC 561        Methods of Research                                 3

EDUC 562        Methods of Qualitative Research                2

EDUC 581        Professional Project                                    4

or

EDUC 590        Thesis                                                         8

EDUC 598        Graduate Seminar                                      1

PSYC 521        Psychology of Learning                              3

Literacy Instruction Core                                                                          18

               EDUC 475        Teaching Reading Skills in the

  Content Areas                                          3

EDUC 535        Reading Diagnosis and Remediation          3

EDUC 546        Reading and Writing Assessment               3

ENGL 374        Literature for Children                                3               

or                                                                                 

ENGL 375        Literature for Young Adults                         3

WRIT 389        Writing Theory                                            3

PSYC 531        Psychology of Reading                               3

Approved Electives                                                                                 3-7

Electives must be chosen in consultation with the student's adviser.

                                                                               ___

                                                                Total         45

STUDENTS-AT-RISK

This option focuses on "students-at-risk" from a broad, multi-disciplinary perspective. It provides the teacher with recognition and coping skills designed to enhance instructional success with "at-risk" children and youth.

Specialization Prerequisites: State teacher certification and a minimum of 18 months of verified satisfactory full-time experience in education prior to awarding of degree.

Specialization Requirements:                                                                credits

Basic Courses and Professional Project or Thesis                             20-24

               EDUC 501        Statistics in Research                                 3

EDUC 502        Statistics Lab                                              1

EDUC 522        Philosophy and Education                          3

EDUC 561        Methods of Research                                 3

EDUC 562        Methods of Qualitative Research                2

EDUC 581        Professional Project                                    4

or

EDUC 590        Thesis                                                         8

EDUC 598        Graduate Seminar                                      1

PSYC 521        Psychology of Learning                              3

Students-at-Risk Core                                                                              28

               CORR 387       Juvenile Delinquency                                  3

EDAD 550        School Law                                                 4

EDUC 492        Education of the Gifted                               3

PSYC 572        Psychopathology                                        3

SOWK 464       Children at Risk                                          3

PSYC 489        Career and Lifestyle Development             3

PSYC 520        Child and Family Counseling                      3               

SOWK 555       School Social Work                                     3

PSYC 532        Psychological Assessment I                        3

EDUC 535        Reading Diagnosis and Remediation          3

Approved Electives                                                                                 0-4

Electives must be chosen in consultation with the student ’ s adviser.

                                                                               ___

                                                                Total         52

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING, Instruction  with Washington State Residency Certificate (Elementary)

This program is designed for candidates who hold a bachelor ’ s degree in an area other than elementary education interested in receiving both an M.A.T. degree and Washington state residency certification with an endorsement in elementary education.

Specialization Prerequisites: Pass all sections of the WEST-B, PSYC 130 General Psychology, SPCH 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (for a foreign language sequence), ENGL 223 Research Writing, MATH 112, 113 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers, GEOG 252 Physical Geography, HIST 221 or 222 History of the United States, Course work in Physical and Life Science (one of which must include a lab), or equivalent course work. RELT 202 Fundamentals of Christian Belief or equivalent course work and an additional 6 quarter credits hours of religion course work are prerequisites for denominational certification.

Specialization Requirements                                                                credits

Basic Core                                                                                                12

EDUC 551        Action Research                                         3

SPED 550        Understanding Research                            3

EDUC522         Philosophy and Education                          3

PSYC 521        Psychology of Learning                              3

Instruction Core                                                                                        58

ART 395          Methods of Teaching Art                            2

EDCI 590         Measurement and Evaluation in Education 4

EDUC 405        Classroom Organization and Management 3

SPED 405        Teaching the Exceptional Child                  3

EDUC 480        Student Teaching in the Elementary School 9

EDUC 492        Education of the Gifted                               3

EDUC 444        Teaching Culturally Diverse Students         2

EDUC 495        Colloquium: Child Abuse                             0

EDUC 515        Classroom Technology Tools                     2

EDCI 550         Language Development in Young Children 3

EDCI 560         Elementary Curriculum and Instruction:

    Reading and Language Arts                   5

EDCI 573         Elementary Curriculum and Instruction:

    Mathematics                                           4

EDCI 582         Elementary Curriculum and Instruction:

    Social Studies                                         2

EDCI 583         Elementary Curriculum and Instruction:

    Science and Health                                 3

EDAD 550        School Law                                                 4

MUED 394       Music in the Elementary School                  3

PETH 473        Teaching Elementary Health and Physical

    Education                                               3

PSYC 506        Advanced Human Development                  3

Pass the WEST-E for Elementary Education              0

Denominational Certification (Optional)                                                             8

EDCI 581         Elementary Curriculum and Instruction:

   Religion                                                   2

EDUC 495        Colloquium: Small Schools                          0

RELH 457        History of Adventism                                   2

RELT 417        Inspiration and Revelation                          4

                                                                     ________

                                                             Total 70 or *78

*Includes SDA Denominational Certification

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING, Instruction with Washington State Residency Certificate (Secondary)

This program is designed for candidates who hold a bachelor ’ s degree in an area other than education interested in receiving both an M.A.T. degree and Washington state residency certification for teaching in the middle school, junior high, and high school.  Candidates for this program must have an endorsable teaching major that has been approved by the School of Education and Psychology.

Specialization Prerequisites: Passing scores on the WEST-B and the WEST-E subject area exam. PSYC 130 General Psychology, SPCH 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (or a foreign language sequence), ENGL 223 Research Writing or equivalent course work. RELT 202 Fundamentals of Christian Belief and HLTH 110 Wellness for Living or HLTH 205 Survey of Health, or equivalent course work and an additional 6 quarter credit hours of religion course work are prerequisites for denomina­tional certification.

Specialization Requirements                                                                 credits

Basic Core                                                                                                12

EDUC 551        Action Research                                         3

SPED 550        Understanding Research                            3

EDUC 522        Philosophy and Education                          3

PSYC 521        Psychology of Learning                              3

Instruction Core                                                                                        40

EDAD 550        School Law                                                 4

EDCI 590         Measurement and Evaluation in Education 4

XXXX 395+        Methods Course Work Area of Endorsement             3

SPED 405        Teaching the Exceptional Child                  3

EDUC 515        Classroom Technology Tools                     2

EDUC 444        Teaching Culturally Diverse Students         2

EDUC 475        Teaching Reading in the Content Area      3

EDUC 481        Student Teaching in the Secondary School 9

EDUC 492        Education of the Gifted                               3

EDUC 495        Colloquium: Child Abuse                             0

EDCI 565         Instructional Methodology                           3

EDCI 567         Instructional Methodology Practicum          1

PSYC 506        Advanced Human Development                  3

Denominational Certification (Optional)                                                      6

RELH 457        History of Adventism                                   3

RELT 417        Inspiration and Revelation                          3

                                                                       _______

                                                                                            Total          52 or *58

*Includes SDA Denominational Certification

+ In some disciplines this course has prerequisites

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING, Curriculum  and Instruction

This program is designed for professional educators who seek to enhance their competence in curriculum design and implementation in the classroom.  The require­ments are sufficiently flexible to permit  elementary teachers and teachers with subject-area concentrations to improve their skills in curriculum development and instruction.

Specialization Prerequisites: State teacher certification and a minimum of 18 months of verified satisfactory full-time experience in education prior to awarding of degree.

Specialization Requirements                                                                Credits

Basic Core                                                                                               12

EDUC 551        Action Research                                         3

SPED 550        Understanding Research                            3

EDUC 522        Philosophy and Education                          3

PSYC 521        Psychology of Learning                              3

Curriculum and Instruction Core                                                               16

EDAD 539        Supervision of Instruction, K-12                  4

EDAD 547        Effective Schools                                        3

EDUC 506        Perspectives of School and Community      3

EDUC 556        Curriculum Planning                                   3

EDUC 492        Education of the Gifted                               3

Approved Electives                                                                                  20

Professional Education Electives                                 11-20

Courses from any department will satisfy the intent of the term “ professional education ” if the emphasis is on instructional-learning principles, pupil characteristics, teaching methodology, curriculum materials or the roles of various school personnel.

Academic Content Electives                                            0-9

Academic content courses are found in departments other than education and psychology and must be in approved subjects clearly related to the teaching areas chosen by the students.  Electives must be chosen in consultation with the student ’ s adviser.

                                                                               ___

                                                             Total            48

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING, Educational Leadership (M.A.T.)

This program of study prepares candidates to serve effectively as school principals.  It is designed for the practitioner who does not plan to pursue a doctorate.  Courses are selected to provide the graduate student with a useful blend of educational theory, administrative principles, and practical skills.  It is important to consult with a program advisor prior to beginning the program.

Specialization Prerequisites: State or SDA Teacher certification and a minimum of  540 days (3 school years) of verified satisfactory full-time teaching experience prior to awarding of degree. No more than 60 days of substitute teaching may apply.

Specialization Requirements :                                                               credits

Basic Core                                                                                                12

EDUC 551        Action Research                                         3

SPED 550        Understanding Research                            3

EDUC 522        Philosophy and Education                          3

PSYC 521        Psychology of Learning                              3

Educational Leadership Core                                                                   28

EDAD 525        Human Relations in Education                    3

EDAD 526        School Finance                                           3

EDAD 527        School Facilities and Services                    3

EDAD 539        Supervision of Instruction, K-12                  4

EDAD 545        Principalship, K-12                                      4

EDAD 550        School Law                                                 4

EDAD 565        Practicum in Administration                         4

EDUC 556        Curriculum Planning                                   3

Approved Electives                                                                                     8

Electives must be chosen in consultation with the student' s adviser.

                                                                                                                      ___

                                                             Total            48

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING, Literacy Instruction (M.A.T.)

This option is designed to meet the requirements for Washington State and SDA endorsements as a reading specialist.

Specialization Prerequisites : State teacher or SDA  certification, a minimum of 18 months of verified satisfactory full-time experience in education, and a current course in reading methods (taken within the past six years).

Specialization Requirements:                                                                credits

Basic Core                                                                                                13

EDUC 551        Action Research                                         3

EDUC 571        Action Research Lab                                  4

PSYC 521        Psychology of Learning                              3

SPED 550        Understanding Research                            3

Literacy Instruction Core                                                                          30

EDUC 475        Teaching Reading Skills in the Content Area             3

EDUC 520        Teaching Beginning Literacy                      3

EDUC 533        Literature-Based Reading Instruction         3

EDUC 535        Reading Diagnosis and Remediation          3

EDUC 537        Thematic Approaches to the Teaching of

   Reading                                                   3

EDUC 542        Issues and Trends in Literacy                     3

EDUC 546        Reading and Writing Assessment               3

ENGL 374        Literature for Children                                3               

               or                                                                                 

ENGL 375        Literature for Young Adults                         3

ENGL 529        Writing Workshop: From Theory to Practice 3

               or                                                                                                  

ENGL 539        Writing Workshop: Integrating Reading,

   Literacy and Writing K-12                        3               

               or

ENGL 549        Writing Workshop: Thinking and Writing

  with Computers                                         3

PSYC 531        Psychology of Reading                               3

Electives                                                                                                     3

                                                                                                                      ___

                                                             Total            46

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING, Students at Risk (M.A.T.)

This program focuses on “ >students-at-risk ” from a broad, multi-disciplinary perspective.  It provides the teacher with recognition and coping skills designed to enhance instructional success with “ at-risk ” children and youth.

Specialization Prerequisites: State or SDA teacher certification or a minimum of 18 months of verified satisfactory full-time experience in a school, or a social service setting in which the candidate provides instruction, prior to awarding of degree.

Specialization Requirements                                                                credits

Basic Core                                                                                                12

EDUC 551        Action Research                                         3

SPED 550        Understanding Research                            3

EDUC 522        Philosophy and Education                          3

PSYC 521        Psychology of Learning                              3

Students-at-Risk Core                                                                              28

CORR 387       Juvenile Delinquency                                  3

EDAD 550        School Law                                                 4

EDUC 492        Education of the Gifted                               3

PSYC 572        Psychopathology                                        3

SOWK 464       Children at Risk                                          3

PSYC 520        Child and Family Counseling                      3

PSYC 532        Psychological Assessment I                        3

EDUC 535        Reading Diagnosis and Remediation          3

Approved Electives                                                                                     6

Electives must be chosen in consultation with the student ’ s adviser

                                                                               ___                                                               Total       47

GRADUATE COURSES - EDUCATION

EDUC 501  STATISTICS IN RESEARCH    (OR PSYC 501)                                     3

An introduction to sampling theory, probability, and statistical inference as applied to research analysis and hypothesis testing.  Includes simple multi‑variate techniques and selected distribu­tion‑free tests of significance.  Corequisite: EDUC/PSYC 502.

EDUC 502  STATISTICS LAB   (OR PSYC 502)                                                     1

Applications of statistical analysis techniques using SPSS.  Corequisite: EDUC/PSYC 501.

EDUC 506 PERSPECTIVES ON SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY                                 3

Provides practicing educators with a comprehensive view of the K-12 curriculum. Explores the evolution of educational thought and practice, social and political influences on curriculum, and future possibilities. Offered even years.

EDUC 515 CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY TOOLS                                                  2

An introduction to technology tools for teachers. Includes use of the Internet for research and instruction; an introduction to Web page design; online grade books and communications services; tools for creating multimedia presentations; and the latest in electronic devices that teachers can use for teaching and classroom management.

EDUC 520 TEACHING BEGINNING LITERACY                                                      3

A survey of current research-based understanding, strategies, and skills needed to effectively teach and support beginning readers and writers in Grades K - 3.

EDUC 522 PHILOSOPHY AND EDUCATION                                                          3

In-depth study of the philosophical foundations of education. Reviews the major schools of philosophic thought and theories of education. Explores connections between philosophy, educational theory, and educational practice; probes current issues and reforms. Prerequisite: EDUC 410 or equivalent. Offered even years.

EDUC 525 EDUCATION IN THE 21st CENTURY                                                     3

Intended to help a student become conversant with significant issues and trends affecting the theory and practice of education.

EDUC 533 LITERATURE-BASED READING INSTRUCTION                                    3

An examination of current philosophy and research supporting literature-based reading instruction. Focus on establishing the context for literacy learning, selection and creation of appropriate materials, integration of literature in the content areas, and the teaching of literary elements in context. Prerequisite: EDUC 360 or equivalent. Offered odd years.

EDUC 535 READING DIAGNOSIS AND REMEDIATION (OR SPED 535)                  3

The diagnosis of problems in reading and the exploration of remedial strategies and techniques. Field experience required. Prerequisite: EDUC 360 or equivalent.

EDUC 537 THEMATIC APPROACHES TO THE TEACHING OF

READING AND WRITING                                                                 3

The application of holistic theory to reading and writing instruction in the elementary school. Teachers will be immersed in themes and, in turn, create integrated units for their own classrooms. Prerequisite: EDUC 360 or equivalent. Offered even years.

EDUC 542 ISSUES AND TRENDS IN LITERACY                                                    3

An exploration of current issues and research in reading and language arts.

EDUC 546 READING AND WRITING ASSESSMENT                                              3

Exploration of strategies for observing and evaluating students reading and writing abilities. Assessment of portfolios, journals, essays, and oral reading will be addressed. Prerequisite: EDUC 360 or equivalent.

EDUC 551  ACTION RESEARCH   (OR SPED 551)                                                 3

Methods of classroom‑based research for the practicing teacher. Includes problem definition, hypothesis or research question development, research design, data collection and interpretation, and application and reporting of findings. Prerequisite: Teacher certification or permission on instructor. Offered summer only.

EDUC 556 CURRICULUM PLANNING                                                                   3

Examines the purposes, products, and processes of curriculum design in terms of personal and social values. Explores interactions between curriculum content and students, teachers, and community. Offered even years.

EDUC 561 METHODS OF RESEARCH (OR PSYC 561 or SPED 561)                       3

Procedures in the selection and evaluation of research projects and techniques in the analysis of research data. A formal research proposal is developed as the course progresses. Prerequisite: PSYC 501 and 502 or equivalent courses.

EDUC 562 METHODS OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

(OR PSYC 562 or SPED 562)                                                            2

History, theory, and procedures of qualitative research.  Includes evaluation of published research and the design of a qualitative research project.  Prerequisite: EDUC 561.

EDUC 565 PRACTICUM IN READING                                                             2-4; 4

Supervised experiences with elementary-age children, where instructional techniques, management, and assessment can be observed and practiced. Formal application is required. Graded S or NC.

EDUC 567 COMPARATIVE EDUCATION                                                               3

A comparison of systems and philosophies of education in various parts of the world; examination of global trends in schooling; emphasis on the role of cultural impacts.

EDUC 571 ACTION RESEARCH LAB                                                               1-4;4

Application of the theory of action research in the K-12 educational setting. Students will design, execute, evaluate and report their classroom-based or school-based action research. Prerequisite: EDUC/SPED 551.

EDUC 575 READINGS: (Topic)                                                                          2-4

Advanced study confined to topic areas where the student can demonstrate prior knowledge and skills. Conducted in consultation with a faculty member. Written and/or oral reports are required. Prerequisite: Permission of the student s adviser.

EDUC 581 PROFESSIONAL PROJECT                                                              2-6

Planning and implementation of a significant project in education. Developed in close consultation with a department faculty member, the professional project typically concludes with a formal report and/or public presentation. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Graded S or NC.

EDUC 590 THESIS                                                                                            2-8

The planning, execution, and formal presentation of original research in education. Completed under the guidance of a faculty committee appointed by the department in consultation with the student. Prerequisite: EDUC 561 and graduate standing. Graded S or NC.

EDUC 598 GRADUATE SEMINAR (PSYC 598)                                                   1; 3

Discussion periods in which faculty and students explore significant issues through the examination and analysis of recent research and literature in education. One quarter hour; class=msoIns> maximum, three. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Graded  S or NC.

GRADUATE COURSES - CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

EDCI 550 LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN YOUNG CHILDREN                               3

Study of current research-based theories, methods, and strategies needed to effectively teach and support early literacy from birth through beginning reading.  Prerequisite: PSYC 215. Practicum required.

EDCI 560 ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM AND INSTRUC­TION:

READING AND LANGUAGE ARTS                                                    5

Study of language acquisition in elementary-age children, including speaking, thinking, listening, reading and writing, drama and children s literature. Philosophy, curriculum, media, and research-based strategies used in teaching reading and language arts.  Practicum required.

EDCI 565 INSTRUCTIONAL METHODOLOGY                                                       3

Study of research-based models and exemplary practices for teaching in the secondary classroom environment; emphasis on human dynamics, rules and routines, conflict resolution, motivational strategies, eliciting parental support, and professional growth.

EDCI 567 INSTRUCTIONAL METHODOLOGY PRACTICUM >                                   1

Laboratory practice in selected teaching skills, utilizing videotaped feedback and one-on-one conferencing. One laboratory per week. Prerequisite or Corequisite: EDCI 565.

EDCI 573 ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION:

MATHE­MATICS                                                                               4

Survey of the curriculum, media, and research-based strategies used in teaching elementary mathematics, including software evaluation for computer-aided instruction (CAI). Practicum required.

EDCI 581 ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: RELIGION                2

Survey of the curriculum, media, and strategies used in teaching Bible to elementary-age children; emphasis on building and maintaining relationships in an environment which nurtures the child s spiritual growth.

EDCI 582 ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION:

SOCIAL STUDIES                                                                            2

Survey of the curriculum, media, and research-based strategies used in teaching elementary social studies.

EDCI 583 ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION:

 SCIENCE AND HEALTH                                                                   3

Survey of the curriculum, media, and research-based strategies used in teaching elementary science and health; emphasis on science as a process of inquiry.

EDCI 590 MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN EDUCATION                              4

Designing and interpreting criterion-referenced objective and performance assessments; interpretation of norm-referenced examinations; concepts of reliability and validity; item analysis; grading and reporting classroom performance.

GRADUATE COURSES - EDUCATION FIELD-BASED

EDFB 520 EFFECTIVE TEACHING: (Specific course name)                         1-3; 21

Individualized field-based course combining theory and practice in the student s workplace. Addresses effective teaching practices; using assessment to monitor and improve instruction; establishing and maintaining a positive, student-focused, learning environment; designing curriculum; demonstrating cultural sensitivity; advising and involving parents and community members; integrating technology into teaching; and collaborating with students families to support student success.  Prerequisites: Washington Initial or Residency Teaching Certification and a standard EDFB contract approved by three faculty members from the WWC School of Education and Psychology.

EDFB 530 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: (Specific course name)          1-3; 21

Individualized field-based course combining theory and practice in the student s workplace. Addresses evaluation of teaching through feedback and reflection; establishing goals for improvement; designing and implementing professional growth programs; and remaining current in subject area(s), theories, practice, and research.  Prerequisites: Washington Initial or Residency Teaching Certification and a standard EDFB contract approved by three faculty members from the WWC School of Education and Psychology.

EDFB 540 LEADERSHIP: (Specific course name)                                        1-3; 21

Individualized field-based course combining theory and practice in the student s workplace. Addresses improvement of curriculum and instructional practices; participating in professional and/or community organizations; advocating for methods of meeting the diverse needs of students; facilitating group decision making; collaboration for school improvement; and incorporating democratic principles into practice.   Prerequisites: Washington Initial or Residency Teaching Certification and a standard EDFB contract approved by three faculty members from the WWC School of Education and Psychology.

GRADUATE COURSES - EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

EDAD 525 HUMAN RELATIONS IN EDUCATION                                                   3

Interpersonal communications and group dynamics for the educational leader. Also considers the role of communication and positive relationships in personnel functions and the collective bargaining process. Offered even years.

EDAD 526 SCHOOL FINANCE                                                                              3

Analysis of economic and financial issues affecting the operation of schools and school systems. Topics include cost analysis, sources of revenue, budgeting, and the day-to-day management of fiscal resources. Offered odd years.

EDAD 527 SCHOOL FACILITIES AND SERVICES                                                 3

Analysis, coordination, and management of the facilities and services found in a typical school. Trends in building design and maintenance with an eye toward efficient and effective use. Examination of co-curricular and non-curricular activities and their importance to the overall operation of the school. Offered summer only.

EDAD 539 SUPERVISION OF INSTRUCTION, K-12                                               4

For superintendents, principals, supervisors, and teachers concerned with instructional improvement through professional supervision. Study of the role, aims, principles, and techniques of instructional supervision. Prerequisite: Teaching experience in a K-12 setting or permission of the instructor. Offered odd years.

EDAD 545 PRINCIPALSHIP, K-12                                                                         4

The role of the principal; administration of the curriculum; organization of the schedule, calendar, and catalog; staff organization and utilization; attendance and discipline programs; responsibilities for office management and auxiliary services. Prerequisite: three years teaching experience or permission of instructor. Offered summer only.

EDAD 547  QUALITY SCHOOLS                                                                          3

Examines the effective schools research, definitions of and trends in quality education, alternative approaches to providing public and private education, and the public s perceptions and preferences regarding schools. Offered odd years.

EDAD 550 SCHOOL LAW                                                                    4

The legal basis for public and parochial school operation in the United States. Considers such issues as governmental relations, separation of church and state, board operations and procedures, contractual obligations, student control, and tort liability. Offered summer only.

EDAD 565  PRACTICUM IN ADMINISTRATION                                                4,4,4

Internship with a certificated practitioner of P‑12 school administration in which the candidate performs in the role for which the endorsement is sought. Candidate will enhance and demonstrate specific leadership and administrative skills identified in the pre‑internship evaluation. Prerequisite: 540 days of full‑time or more teaching in a public or private school system and permission of the School of Education & Psychology. Graded S or NC.

EDAD 575 READINGS: (Topic)                                                                          2-4

Advanced study confined to topic areas where the student can demonstrate prior knowledge and skills. Conducted in consultation with a faculty member. Written and/or oral reports are required. Prerequisite: Permission of the student s adviser.

GRADUATE COURSES - ENGLISH

ENGL 529 WRITING WORKSHOP: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE                        3

A study of current research in the writing process and its applica­tion to personal writing and the teaching of writing. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

ENGL 539 WRITING WORKSHOP: INTEGRATING READING,

LITERATURE AND WRITING, K-12                                                   3

The study of current research and practice in the integrated teaching of reading, literature, and writing, K- 12. Emphasis will be on understanding whole language philosophy, including the development of writing skills, understanding reading and writing as processes, and basing the teaching of literature and reading on current theories of language development. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

ENGL 549 WRITING WORKSHOP: THINKING AND WRITING

                    WITH COMPUTERS                                                                         3

Current theory and practice in the teaching of writing with special emphasis on the use of technology as it supports the writing process.  Students will compose, do on-line peer conferencing, and explore the Internet in a computer lab setting.  Through readings and discussions the class will explore such relevant topics as computer access and computer-based

assignments. Prerequisite: A formal application and permission of the instructor.

ENGL 559 WRITING WORKSHOP: READING, WRITING, AND TEACHING

                    CREATIVE NONFICTION                                                                  3

Current theory and practice in the teaching of writing with special emphasis on the use of creative nonfiction in language classrooms K-12.  Workshop participants will read the latest award-winning nonfiction at their grade levels, write creative nonfiction, and explore ways to use nonfiction to support the teaching of reading, writing, and critical thinking across the curriculum. Prerequisite: Application and permission of instructor.

GRADUATE COURSES - PSYCHOLOGY AND COUNSELING

PSYC 501 STATISTICS IN RESEARCH (OR EDUC 501)                                         3

An introduction to sampling theory, probability, and statistical inference as applied to research analysis and hypothesis testing. Includes simple multi-variate techniques and selected distribution-free tests of significance. Corequisite: PSYC 502.

PSYC 502  STATISTICS LAB (OR EDUC 502)                                                       1

Applications of statistical analysis techniques using SPSS.  Corequisite: EDUC/PSYC 501.

PSYC 506  ADVANCED HUMAN DEVELOPMENT                                                  3

Major theories and findings in human development from infancy to adulthood.  Areas to be studied will include cognitive, moral, socio-emotional and brain development, as well as research methods.  There will be an emphasis on current  primary research. Offered odd years.

PSYC 515 ADVANCED COUNSELING THEORIES                                                 3

Critical analysis and research investigation of leading theories of counseling and their implication for practice.  Students are expected to develop a primary theoretical orientation. Prerequisite: PSYC 366 or 464.

PSYC 518 GROUP COUNSELING                                                                        3

Theories and techniques of counseling in group situations. Prerequisite: PSYC 515. Offered even years.

PSYC 520 CHILD AND FAMILY COUNSELING                                                      3

Study and application of the theories and techniques for counseling children, in both individual and family settings. Play therapy, cognitive-behavioral, and family systems approaches to child and family counseling.

PSYC 521 PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING                                                             3

The physiological and psychological bases for functional learning are discussed, and the experimental evidence supporting psychological hypotheses is reviewed.

PSYC 527  THEORIES OF INTELLIGENCE   (OR SPED 527)                                  4

A review of current literature regarding theories of intelligence and their applications to teaching and learning, including the etiology and history of mental retardation and giftedness as they relate to educational endeavors.

PSYC 530 MARRIAGE COUNSELING                                                                   3

Advanced techniques in couple counseling.  Topics include the building blocks of successful relationships, conflict resolution, spouse abuse, dual-career marriages, substance abuse issues, intimacy enhancing techniques, and an introduction to divorce mediation and sex therapies. Offered odd years.

PSYC 531 PSYCHOLOGY OF READING (OR SPED 531)                                       3

Study of the psychological, perceptual, developmental, and physiological aspects of reading.

PSYC 532 PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT I                                                     3

Instruction and supervised experience in the administration and interpretation of psychological tests, and the writing of psychological reports. The emphasis will be on the assessment of children. Prerequisites: PSYC 430. Offered even years.

PSYC 534 PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT II                                                    3

Instruction and supervised experience in both the assessment of normal personality and cognition and the diagnosis of psychological disorders, using interview, observation, and objective and projective testing. Prerequisite: PSYC 532. Offered even years.

PSYC 538 CONSULTATION AND COLLABORATION

IN SCHOOLS (OR SPED 538)                                                           2

Different models of collaboration will be studied: including the consulting model, the coaching model and the teaming model.  The course will also include a study of  collaboration with parents, teachers, community agencies and other professionals.

PSYC 541 COUNSELING EXCEPTIONAL INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR       FAMILIES (OR SPED 541)            3

Students will learn school, family, and community partnerships to improve learning for students with disabilities and their families, understanding and applying knowledge of family systems including cultural and linguistic diversity. Students will also learn transition planning for new settings including planning post‑school outcomes. Students will be able to counsel with parents regarding the grieving process, behavioral management plans and coping techniques, and counsel exceptional students regarding academic and vocational plans. The students will be able to counsel with school personnel about teaching techniques and behavior management strategies.

PSYC 555 ISSUES IN SCHOOL COUNSELING                                                     3

Planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating K-12 counseling programs will be the main emphasis.  The student will learn how to be flexible in reacting to differing consumer demands and proactive in providing counseling and guidance services to meet the needs of the student population and the school organization. Offered odd years, and summers as needed.

PSYC 561 METHODS OF RESEARCH (OR EDUC 561 OR SPED 561)                     3

Procedures in the selection and evaluation of research projects and techniques in the analysis of research data. A formal research proposal is developed as the course progresses. Prerequisite: PSYC 501 and 502 or equivalent courses.

PSYC 562 METHODS OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

(OR EDUC 562 OR SPED 562)                                                          2

History, theory, and procedures of qualitative research.  Includes evaluation of published research and the design of a qualitative research project.  Prerequisite: PSYC 561.

PSYC 565 COUNSELING TECHNIQUES                                                                3

Didactic and experiential training in the basic counseling principles and techniques.  Prepares the student for practicum through role playing, videotaped feedback, and simulation.  Includes exploration of different kinds of psychological interviews with various clinical populations. Pre-requisite: PSYC 515.

PSYC 566 PRACTICUM IN COUNSELING                                                             4

Supervised experience in counseling.  Counseling experiences are provided in a laboratory setting to facilitate integration of theory and practical skills learned in previous studies.  Emphasis on working with individual clients.  Pre-requisites: PSYC 515,520 and 565. Graded S or NC.

PSYC 567  INTERNSHIP IN COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY                                2-12

Supervised internship in a  mental health setting.  This is on-the-job professional service and must include at least one hour per week of individual supervision provided by the site supervisor. Fifty  hours are required for each credit hour of internship. Pre-requisite: PSYC 566. Graded S or NC.

PSYC 568 INTERNSHIP IN SCHOOL COUNSELING                                           2-8

Supervised internship in a school setting. This is on-the-job professional services and must include at least one hour per week of individual supervision provided by the site supervisor. Fifty (50) hours are required for each credit hour of internship.  Pre-requisite: PSYC 566. Graded S or NC.

PSYC 572  PSYCHOPATHOLOGY                                                                        3

Psychopathology and diagnostic systems such as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) will be discussed.  The course also includes a critical examination of the clinical and experimental literature in psychopathology.  Etiologies of cognitive/affective functions and dysfunctions and implications for therapeutic interventions are also addressed.

PSYC 575 READINGS: (Topic)                                                                          2-4

Advanced study confined to topic areas where the student can demonstrate prior knowledge and skills. Conducted in consultation with a faculty member. Written and/or oral reports are required. Prerequisite: Permission of the student s adviser.

PSYC 581 PROFESSIONAL PROJECT                                                            1-4;4

Planning and implementation of a significant project in psychology. Developed in close consultation with a department faculty member, the professional project typically concludes with a formal report and/or public presentation. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Graded S or NC.

PSYC 589 LEGAL AND ETHICAL PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOLOGISTS

AND COUNSELORS                                                                         3

The legal and ethical principles governing the organization and practice of mental health professionals are discussed.  Various professional codes pertaining to psychology/counseling will be studied.

PSYC 590 THESIS                                                                                            2-8

The planning, execution, and formal presentation of original research in psychology. Completed under the guidance of a faculty committee appointed by the department in consultation with the student. Prerequisite: PSYC 561 and graduate standing. Graded S or NC.

PSYC 598 GRADUATE SEMINAR (EDUC 598)                                                   1; 3

Discussion periods in which faculty and students explore significant issues through the examination and analysis of recent research and literature in psychology. One quarter hour; maximum, three. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Graded S or NC.

GRADUATE COURSES - SPECIAL EDUCATION

SPED 510  ADAPTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN SPECIAL EDUCATION                           3

Students will be able to select, evaluate, and adapt commercially available materials and equipment including computer applications. Focusing on curriculum modification and adaptation (including modification of the essential academic learning requirements), accommodations, special aids, technology, and equipment, the student will become proficient with these techniques.

SPED 524  ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION                        3

Study of common abnormalities found in students which may be corrected or helped by proper exercise; considers extent and limitations of the teacher s responsibility in this phase of education. Lecture and laboratory.

SPED  527 THEORIES OF INTELLIGENCE (OR PSYC 527)                                    4

A review of current literature regarding theories of intelligence and their applications to teaching and learning, including the etiology and history of mental retardation and giftedness as they relate to educational endeavors.

SPED 530  LEGAL AND PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION        3

Students will learn procedural and substantive legal issues in special education. The students will summarize the history of special education, noting specific landmark events, court cases, and laws that have contributed most to the field. Students will explain the steps in the referral process and state the main issues that generally arise. Students will discuss current issues and trends in special education.

SPED 531 PSYCHOLOGY OF READING (OR PSYC 531)                                       3

Study of the psychological, perceptual, developmental, and physiological aspects of reading.

SPED 533  ASSESSMENT OF EXCEPTIONAL INDIVIDUALS                                4

Examination and administration of assessment measures for exceptional individuals. On‑site field experience required. Prerequisites: SPED 210 & EDUC 390 or equivalent.

SPED 535 READING DIAGNOSIS AND REMEDIATION (OR EDUC 535)                  3

The diagnosis of problems in reading and the exploration of remedial strategies and techniques.  Field experience required. Prerequisite: EDUC 360 or equivalent.

SPED 536  TEACHING STUDENTS WITH MILD DISABILITIES                              4

In‑depth examination and implementation of effective teaching techniques for students with mild disabilities. There will be an emphasis on regular curriculum modifications and adaptations, and making accommodations following WAC, IDEA, 504, and ADA requirements.

SPED 537  TEACHING STUDENTS WITH SEVERE DISABILITIES                         4

In‑depth examination and implementation of effective teaching techniques for students with severe disabilities. The student will also study classroom set‑up for accommodations of these students in the regular classroom.

SPED 538  CONSULTATION AND COLLABORATION

IN SCHOOLS (OR PSYC 538)                                                           2

Students will learn school, family, and community partnerships to improve learning for students with disabilities. They will understand and apply knowledge of family systems including cultural and linguistic diversity. Students will also learn collaboration, teaming, partnerships, and supervision of paraeducators. Students will design multidisciplinary teams including community agencies, paraprofessionals and parents of students with disabilities to provide effective programming.

SPED 539  SUPERVISION OF INSTRUCTION                                                       4

For special education consultants and supervisors concerned with instructional improvement through professional supervision. Study of the role, aims, principles and techniques of instructional supervision in special education settings. Prerequisite: Teaching experience in a K‑12 setting or permission of the instructor. Offered odd years.

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SPED 540  FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT                                                              3

Students will assess and evaluate using functional behavior analysis. Student will also understand the role of functional assessment in student placement and curriculum modification and adaptation, and making accommodations for special needs students. Prerequisite: SPED 433 or 533.

SPED 541 COUNSELING EXCEPTIONAL INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR       FAMILIES (OR PSYC 541)           3

Students will learn school, family, and community partnerships to improve learning for students with disabilities and their families, understanding and applying knowledge of family systems including cultural and linguistic diversity. Students will also learn transition planning for new settings including planning post‑school outcomes. Students will be able to counsel with parents regarding the grieving process, behavioral management plans and coping techniques, and counsel exceptional students regarding academic and vocational plans. The students will be able to counsel with school personnel about teaching techniques and behavior management strategies.

SPED 550 UNDERSTANDING RESEARCH                                                            3

Development of skills in understanding and evaluating published research reports. Literature reviews, statistical samples, instrumentation, research design, results and discussion of findings will be examined.

SPED 551  ACTION RESEARCH   (OR EDUC 551)                                                 3

Methods of classroom‑based research for the practicing teacher. Includes problem definition, hypothesis or research question development, research design, data collection and interpretation, and application and reporting of findings. Prerequisite: Teacher certification or permission of instructor. Offered summer only.

SPED 555 ADMINISTRATION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION                                      4

The organization and administration of special education programs. Exploration of budgeting, scheduling, reporting, and supervisory responsibilities, including the provision of appropriate facilities and services.

SPED 561  METHODS OF RESEARCH   (OR EDUC 561 or PSYC 561)                    3

Procedures in the selection and evaluation of research projects and techniques in the analysis of research data.  A formal research proposal is developed as the course progresses.  Prerequisite: EDUC 501 and 502, or equivalent courses.

SPED 562  METHODS OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

(OR EDUC 562 or PSYC 562)                                                            2

History, theory, and procedures of qualitative research.  Includes evaluation of published research and the design of a qualitative research project.  Prerequisite: EDUC 562.

SPED 573  MANAGEMENT OF EXCEPTIONAL INDIVIDUALS                                4

In‑depth examination and administration of various models and techniques for the management of exceptional individuals within the classroom, home and community. On‑site field experience required.

SPED 575 READINGS: (Topic)                                                                          2-4

Advanced study confined to topic areas where the student can demonstrate prior knowledge and skills. Conducted in consultation with a faculty member. Written and/or oral reports are required. Prerequisite: Permission of the student s adviser.

SPED 580  PRACTICUM IN SPECIAL EDUCATION                                               3

Provides a broad spectrum of closely supervised experience in actual field settings, including assessment, management, and instruction techniques. Prerequisites: SPED 573, 533, 537, and permission of special education advisor.  Graded S or NC.

SPED 581  PROFESSIONAL PROJECT                                                             2‑4

Planning and implementation of a significant project in special education. Developed in close consultation with a department faculty member, the professional project typically concludes with a formal report and/or public presentation. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Graded S or NC.

SPED 590  THESIS                                                                                           2‑8

The planning, execution, and formal presentation of original research in education. Completed under the guidance of a faculty committee appointed by the department in consultation with the student. Prerequisite: EDUC 561 and graduate standing. Graded S or NC.

SPED 596 SEMINAR: (Topic)                                                                         2-3; 6

In-depth examination of a specific topic in special education. Topics may include conflict resolution, anger management, dealing with aggression, chromosomal testing, assistive technology, emerging legal requirements, etc. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of the instructor.

SPED 597  INTERNSHIP IN SPECIAL EDUCATION                                               4

Professional laboratory experience for candidates wishing to be consultants or supervisors of special education. Provides a variety of experiences in administration or supervision of special education. May also include placement in a classroom if the candidate lacks such experience. Graded S or NC.

SUPPORTING COURSES - EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

CHLD 430 ISSUES AND TRENDS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION                 3

Current literature and legislation pertaining to early childhood education, and models for delivery of these services. Prerequisite: CHILD 310.

CHLD 438 INTERVENTION IN THE PRESCHOOL SETTING                                   3

Analysis of the interaction and development of the child within the school, family, and community; approaches to child rearing, management, and guidance. Prerequi­site: CHLD 310. Offered even years.

CHLD 450 LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN YOUNG CHILDREN                             3

Normal development of speech and language in children, including methods of facilitation. Prerequisite: CHLD 310. Offered odd years.

SUPPORTING COURSES - EDUCATION

EDUC 395 METHODS OF TEACHING SECONDARY SCIENCE                                3

A course intended for students seeking secondary endorsements in biology, chemistry, or physics.  Study of inquiry based learning experiences in science, the relation of concepts of science to contemporary historical, technological and societal issues, course management, practices, and safety.  Offered even years only.

EDUC 405 CLASSROOM ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT                            3

Study of research-based models and exemplary practices for organizing and managing the elementary classroom environment; emphasis on human dynamics, rules and routines, conflict resolution, motivational strategies, and eliciting parental support. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Certification Program.

EDUC 410 PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION (OR PHIL 410)                                      3

Study of educational thought and practice from a philosophical perspective: the aims, principles, and theories of education, with special reference to Christian schools.

EDUC 425 LEGAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTS OF EDUCATION                                2

Issues of law and ethics with direct application to the teaching profession, including educational structure and governance, church/state relations, students' rights, teachers' rights and responsibili­ties, and tort liability. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Certification Program.

EDUC 444 TEACHING CULTURALLY DIVERSE STUDENTS                                   2

Study of human diversity and its impact on the educational process; emphasis on instructional and management strategies that respect and value cultural, ethnic, and language differences. Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Certification Program.EDUC 365 or six hours of elementary methods courses.

EDUC 475 TEACHING READING SKILLS IN CONTENT AREAS                             3

Introduction to diagnosis, vocabulary, comprehension skills, rate variation, management and study skills in junior high and secondary reading. Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Certification Program.

EDUC 480 STUDENT TEACHING IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL                     6-12

Application of teaching theory in the classroom; full participation in a teaching situation under the supervision of an experienced teacher. Conferences will be conducted with the student teacher by the cooperating teacher and college supervisor.  Scheduled group sessions required.  Student enrolled in student teaching may not register for other courses without  the written permission of the School of Education and Psychology. Student teacher placement is done in cooperation with school districts and, because it is a shared decision, placement is not guaranteed. Placement decisions are based on the applicant s academic preparation, interpersonal relationship abilities, classroom management skills, and other factors outlined in Minimum Competencies for Teacher Candidates, available from the School of Education and Psychology. Students requesting placement outside the Walla Walla Valley will be required to pay an additional fee to cover travel costs associated with administering the Pedagogy Assessment.  Prerequisites; EDCI 560, 573,EDUC 405 and permission of the School of Education and Psychology. Graded S or NC.

EDUC 481 STUDENT TEACHING IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL                      6-12

Application of teaching theory in the classroom; full participation in a teaching situation under the supervision of an experienced teacher. Conferences will be conducted with the student teacher by the cooperating teacher and college supervisor.  Scheduled group sessions required.  Student enrolled in student teaching may not register for other courses without  the written permission of the School of Education and Psychology. Student teacher placement is done in cooperation with school districts and, because it is a shared decision, placement is not guaranteed. Placement decisions are based on the applicant s academic preparation, interpersonal relationship abilities, classroom management skills, and other factors outlined in Minimum Competencies for Teacher Candidates, available from the School of Education and Psychology. Students requesting placement outside the Walla Walla Valley will be required to pay an additional fee to cover travel costs associated with administering the Pedagogy Assessment. Prerequisites: EDCI 565,567, passing scores on the WEST-E and permission of the School of Education and Psychology. Graded S or NC.

EDUC 492 EDUCATION OF THE GIFTED (OR SPED 492)                                       3

Introduction to the design of learning opportunities for gifted children in the light of their psychological characteristics.

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EDUC 495 COLLOQUIUM                                                                                      0

Small Schools -- Theory and application of procedures and practices in multigrade and multiage elementary classrooms.

Child Abuse -- Identification, impact, and prevention of physical, emotional, sexual, and substance abuse. Discussion of teachers legal responsibilities.

SUPPORTING COURSES - OTHER DEPARTMENTS

ENGL 374 LITERATURE FOR CHILDREN                                                              3

Study of the literature for children from early childhood through elementary school. Emphasizes literary and artistic quality and appeal to children. Requires extensive reading  of children's books and writing of critical analysis.

ENGL 375 LITERATURE FOR YOUNG ADULTS                                                    3

Study of literature appropriate for junior high and high school students. Emphasizes literary and artistic quality as well as theory of response to literature. Requires extensive reading of literature for young adults and writing of critical analysis. Offered odd years only.

ENGL 384 ADVANCED ENGLISH GRAMMARS                                                     3

Study of the traditional, structural, and transformational grammars; taught especially for prospective teachers and writers. Prerequisites: ENGL 121, 122, 223; or HONR 141, 142, 243.

ENGL 395 METHODS OF TEACHING HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH                             3

A study of objectives for and methods of teaching language, composition, literature, drama and media in grades seven through twelve.  Students prepare and present lessons, evaluate student work, and create units of study. 

HIST 395 METHODS OF TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES                                         3

Methods and techniques of teaching social studies on the secondary school level; requires observation, demonstration and class presentation.  Will not apply toward a major or minor in history.  Offered odd years only.

MDLG 395 METHODS OF TEACHING MODERN LANGUAGES                               3

Study of principles and methods of teaching modern languages in the secondary school. Observation, demonstration, and class presentation are required. Will not apply on a major or minor in modern languages.

MUED 395 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MUSIC METHODS AND MATERIALS              4

A comprehensive study of objectives, procedures, and materials in music education for kindergarten through grade eight.  Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Corequisite: EDCI 590

PETH 395 TEACHING SECONDARY HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION           3

Study of the methods and techniques of teaching physical education in the secondary school,  includes individual as well as group activities; students are required to observe and demonstrate in class.  Offered even years only.

PETH 473 TEACHING ELEMENTARY HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION         3

Introduction to the planning of the curriculum in the elementary school and the organization of a balanced health and physical education program. Requires participation in the elementary school physical education program.

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RELP 395 METHODS OF TEACHING BIBLE IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL          3

Examination of current religion teaching practices in the secondary school with emphasis on objectives, content, organization, and materials and resources available; requires observation in the schools along with microteaching, giving opportunity to demonstrate competency. Prerequisite: EDCI 590, Offered odd years and alternate summers.

TECH 428 TEACHING TECHNOLOGY TO CHILDREN                                            3

Study of technology, as applied to the elementary grades, covering the broad areas of manufactur­ing, transportation, construction, and communication. Emphasis on methods of application, materials and processes. Offered summer only.

WRIT 389 WRITING THEORY                                                                               3

A study of composition theory and the writing process. Through writing practice, students study the application of this theory to their own work and to the teaching of writing.

SUPPORTING COURSES - PSYCHOLOGY

PSYC 344 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY                                                                       4

The dynamics of social interaction and interpersonal behavior with application to contempo­rary society. Prerequisite: PSYC 130 or permission of instructor

PSYC 366 THEORIES OF PERSONALITY                                                             4

Theories of personality development, assessment, and adjustment. Prerequisite: PSYC 130.

PSYC 370 HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY (OR HLTH 370)                                                3

The study of learning, motivation, and psychological theories as related to health decisions and practices.  Topics include the psychology of addictive behavior, behavioral health, and the relationship between stressful life events, social support, and wellness.

PSYC 390 COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY                                                                  4

Theories and methods in the study of mental processes such as attention, pattern recognition, comprehension, memory, knowledge representation, and problem solving. Connections to neuroscience and applications to information science are also explored.

PSYC 425 PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION (or RELH 425)                                        3

Interpretation of religious behavior and motivation from psychological perspectives.

PSYC 430 PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING                                                                3

Principles of test selection, administration, and interpretation; consideration of the contributions and limitations of major types of standardized tests and inventories used in the behavioral sciences. Prerequisites: PSYC 130; MATH 206; and permission of instructor.

PSYC 437 DEATH AND DYING (OR SOWK 437)                                                    3

Study of the process of death and dying from four distinct perspectives: cultural, social, personal, and professional.

PSYC 441 COUNSELING EXCEPTIONAL INDIVIDUALS AND

THEIR FAMILIES (OR SPED 441)                                                    3

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Students will learn school, family, and community partnerships to improve learning for students with disabilities and their families, understanding and applying knowledge of family systems including cultural and linguistic diversity.  Students will also learn transition planning for new settings including planning post-school outcomes.  Students will be able to counsel with parents regarding the grieving process, behavioral management plans and coping techniques, and counsel

exceptional students regarding academic and vocational plans.  The students will be able to counsel with school personnel about teaching techniques and behavior management strategies.

PSYC 455 HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY                                       4

Historical development of the various systems and theories of psychology. Prerequi­site: PSYC 130.

PSYC 464 INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELING                                                      3

A systematic, comprehensive, and balanced survey of the leading counseling approaches including an analysis of each system s perspective on personality, abnormal behavior, clinical methods, and the helping relationship.  Course is designed for all those interested in the helping professions.

PSYC 466 BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY                                                               4

The study of the physiological, developmental and functional explanations of behavior.  This includes sensory and motor mechanisms, as well as motivated behaviors, learning, memory and language.  The biological basis for mental disorders and the behavioral effects of brain damage are also addressed. Prerequisites: PSYC 130, BIOL 101 or BIOL 201; or permission of instructor.

PSYC 489  CAREER AND LIFESTYLE DEVELOPMENT                                         3

Theories of career and lifestyle development, counseling approaches, ethical issues, and applications to the diversity of work settings are covered.  The changing roles of women and men, dual career families and life span changes in career are addressed. Offered odd years.

PSYC 492 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY                                                                 4

Behavioral disturbances, therapeutic measures, and related theories. Prerequisites: PSYC 130; PSYC 215 or PSYC 366.

PSYC 496 SEMINAR                                                                                     2-3; 6

In-depth examination of a specific topic in psychology. Topics may include motivation, sensation and perception, mental health, human sexuality, etc .Prerequisite: upper division mayor/minor in psychology or permission of instructor.

SUPPORTING COURSES - SPECIAL EDUCATION

SPED 415  TEACHING THE PRESCHOOL EXCEPTIONAL CHILD                          3

Diagnosis and instructional planning on behalf of the preschool (0‑6 years of age) exceptional child.

SPED 492  EDUCATION OF THE GIFTED (OR EDUC 492)                                      3

Introduction to the design of learning opportunities for gifted children in the light of their psychological characteristics.

OTHER COURSES

Additional courses are available, with advisement, and where appropri­ate to the specialization chosen, from other departments on campus. See the undergraduate bulletin for course descriptions and prerequisites.