Graduate 2006-2007 by Southern Arkansas University

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contents university calendar 1 southern arkansas university in profile 5 school of graduate studies 8 master’s degrees and licensure programs 8 application process for admission to the school of graduate studies and specific programs 9 admission status levels 10 application process for non-program admission to the school of graduate studies 10 admission requirements to the school of graduate studies and specific programs 10 school of graduate studies 10 international students 11 master of science in counseling 12 master of education in 13 master of science in kinesiology 15 master of arts in teaching 15 master of science in computer and information science 17 master of public administration 17 academic policies and procedures 19 two master’s degrees 19 transient graduate students 19 concurrent enrollment 19 academic advising 19 course numbers 20 course loads 20 registration 20 change of registration 20 dropping courses 20 auditing courses 21 withdrawal

revised spring 2005 school of graduate studies the basic purpose of the school of graduate studies is to meet the advanced educational needs of students living in south arkansas and the region the administration of the graduate school is vested in the graduate council and the dean of the school of graduate studies the dean serves as chairperson of the graduate council and admission officer and performs the customary duties of the office master’s degrees and licensure programs master of science in counseling meets arkansas licensure requirements for licensed professional counselors master of education in school counseling p-8/7-12 non-degree licensure program is available for students holding a master’s degree college student affairs master of education in elementary or secondary education focus areas curriculum and instruction offered as a traditional degree and as an online degree reading specialist p-8/7-12 special education early childhood instructional specialist

master of science in computer and information science students should have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field students with a bachelor’s degree in other areas will be considered and may be required to take up to four undergraduate courses determined by the advisor from the following csci 3063 high level language csci 3103 data structures and algorithms csci 3703 computer architecture and math 2033 discrete mathematics no graduate credit is given for the completion of undergraduate courses unconditional admission 1 an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale or a 3.0 grade point average on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework 2 meet requirement a or b below a a graduate record exam gre score of 900 or above verbal plus quantitative or an admission index of 1300 or above i admission index is obtained by computing the formula gpa x 200 plus the sum of the verbal and quantitative scores of the gre b a score

for licensure there is no appeal if a student fails the comprehensive examination on the third attempt portfolios and presentations some master’s programs and some licensure programs require the completion of a portfolio and a portfolio presentation other master’s programs require comprehensive examinations see comprehensive examinations above students should contact their advisor for the specific requirements applicable to their program of study a majority vote of the evaluators is required to pass the portfolio requirement if the student does not pass the portfolio requirement the student will meet with his/her advisory committee to determine the course of remediation needed remediation could include further coursework or directed study a second unsuccessful attempt will result in another meeting and further remediation if a third attempt is unsuccessful the student will be dismissed from the graduate program with no degree awarded and/or no recommendation for

university services and resources the teaching/learning center the teaching/learning center located on the first floor of magale library provides academic support for the college of education and the school of graduate studies the center promotes collegiality facilitates teachers working together puts teachers in touch with peers continues to enhance sau’s relationship with the beginning teacher and supports the college of education’s instructional and curricular program a diverse advisory board comprised of education professors education students public school administrators classroom teachers and community persons keeps the teaching/learning center viable and current both current and classic instructional materials are housed in the teaching/learning center to be used by the sau faculty education students student teachers and in-service teachers of public schools some items are kept on reserve to assure access to all most materials may be taken into classrooms and

special education 4-12 grades option 12 credit hours sped 6073 language development 4-12 mild disabilities sped 5163 instructional planning 4-12 mild disabilities sped 5143 methods/materials 4-12 mild disabilities sped 6883 directed internship 4-12 mild disabilities gifted/talented p-8/7-12 required educ educ educ psyc 6003 6403 6833 5073 choose six hours educ 6033 educ 6043 sped 6003 or sped 6916 educational research school law mind tools learning theory history and philosophy of education current issues and trends collaboration/consultation for inclusion thesis focus area gifted/talented required for endorsement 18 total sped 5023 nature needs and assessment of the gifted and talented sped 5033 curriculum and methods of teaching gifted and talented sped 6153 counseling and development of the gifted and talented sped 6143 seminar in creative thinking sped 6203 practicum for gifted and talented p-8 or 6223 practicum for gifted and talented 7-12 sped 6143 seminar in creative thinking

master of education in library media and information specialist statement of purpose the graduate program in library media and information specialist is committed to providing students with skills and knowledge basic to the profession of school library media meeting the requirements for library media certification/license in arkansas and most other states specific degree requirements each candidate for the master’s degree in library media and information specialist must complete 36 semester hours including 12 semester hours of core education subjects plus an additional 24 hours of library specialization courses library media and information specialist core courses 24 credit hours lmis 6013 management and evaluation of media programs lmis 6023 information access lmis 6033 collection management and development lmis 6043 integration of library resources into the curriculum lmis 6053 instructional design and production lmis 6083 library materials for children and young adults lmis

e ed 5163 practicum in early childhood education ii prerequisites e ed 5053 and 5063 a program of observation and participation designed to provide for the study of the child as a participant in the social or group process teaching strategies will be planned to provide group instruction evaluation will be made in terms of the growth of individual children in the group process to be taken with e ed 5153 e ed 6013 elementary school curriculum a course designed to explore current and experimental designs of elementary school curricula and instructional procedures with emphasis on those curricular and instructional aspects which are broader than a single subject area a research paper is required e ed 6023 project in elementary education prerequisites one three-hour course in research and statistics six semester hours of graduate work in the major area of study and approval of a committee composed of the professor teaching the course the student’s advisor and the dean of graduate

use of manipulatives hands-on materials cooperative learning techniques and technology topics include number sense and number theory functions probability and statistics geometry and measurement this course will require a minimum of 45 classroom contact hours plus a three-hour follow-up session the follow-up session for the fall class will be in the spring and the follow-up session for the spring and summer classes will be in the fall credit will be given at the end of the follow-up sessions a kit of manipulatives will be supplied to each teacher who completes the course for use in teaching mathematics math 5073 introduction to probability and statistics prerequisite math 2753 this course is a study of elementary theory of probability with statistical applications math 5083 calculus for teachers i prerequisite consent of instructor a study of topics in elementary analysis designed to provide mathematical background and maturity for teachers of secondary school mathematics math 5093

sped 5663 educational diagnosis and assessment prerequisites sped 5123 or sped 5073 this course studies the collection use and interpretation of academic and behavioral assessment data in p-12 settings for special education purposes including screening evaluation for eligibility iep planning iep monitoring and annual program evaluation it focuses on the administration and interpretation of a variety of formal assessments including norm-referenced tests and the preparation administration and interpretation of a variety of informal assessments including criterion-referenced tests curriculum-based assessment and systematic observation the course also focuses on the preparation of evaluation reports and the preparation of ieps based on the assessment data sped 6003 collaboration/consultation for inclusion prerequisite sped 5123 this course focuses on collaborative school consultation and teamwork among special education professionals general education teachers and other professionals and

policies disclaimer this catalog contains information which was accurate at the time of completion however administrative requirements regulations fees programs of study and individual courses are regularly revised and the catalog information is subject to change students are expected to keep themselves informed concerning current requirements policies and program requirements in their fields of study and must meet all requirements of the degree programs in which they are enrolled courses which are modified or added to a curriculum at a level beyond that at which a student is enrolled may become graduation requirements for that student courses which are incorporated into the curriculum at a lower level than the one at which the student is enrolled are not required for that student notice of non-discrimination no person shall on the grounds of race age color sex disability or national origin be denied admission to or employment at southern arkansas university magnolia or be excluded