College of Education
   Russell Wall, Dean
   Janice Hooks, Assistant Dean
  Renee Campoy, Interim Assistant Dean
   3231 Alexander Hall
   270-809-3817 
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In this chapter...

Academic Departments
 Adolescent, Career and Special Education 
 Early Childhood and Elementary Education 
 Educational Studies, Leadership and Counseling
 

Graduate Programs
 Elementary Education
 Career and Technical Education 
 Guidance and Counseling   Specialist   Masters
 Human Development and Leadership
 Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
 Middle School Education
 Reading and Writing
 Secondary Education
 School Administration  Specialist   Masters
 Special Education   Mild   Moderate   Advanced

 
The College of Education offers graduate programs in the following departments: 
Adolescent, Career and Special Education. Graduate programs in middle and secondary education, career and technical education, and learning and behavior disorders are designed to provide students with excellent classroom, field-based, and clinical experiences. Students have access to a well equipped facility which includes a multimedia lab, networked microcomputer lab and student work areas.

Early Childhood and Elementary Education. The strong field-based orientation of this department and the diverse professional preparation and expertise of the faculty combine to provide students with professional preparation in the areas of elementary; gifted education; interdisciplinary early childhood; library media; and reading and writing education. These programs reflect high standards of quality and relevance.

Educational Studies, Leadership and Counseling. Graduate programs in administration, supervision, guidance and counseling and school psychology are designed to prepare students to work in preschool through high school educational environments. In addition, there is a human development and leadership degree that prepares students to work in administrative positions and take leadership roles in a wide variety of settings. A 60-hour non-school program in community counseling is also available. Students study with professionally active faculty in learning settings that are large enough to maximize learning yet small enough to provide a close working relationship between students and instructor. The on-campus facilities are designed to reflect recent trends in technology.

Degrees. Degrees offered by the College of Education are master of arts in education, master of arts, master of science, and specialist in education. The college is a participant in a joint doctoral program (doctor of education or doctor of philosophy) with the University of Reading, England. Students who are interested in doctoral programs in education should see their advisors or the coordinator of graduate programs for further information.

Graduate certificates. The College of Education offers numerous programs toward Kentucky teacher certification at the post baccalaureate and post master’s levels. In addition to degree and rank certification programs, the College of Education also offers 12-hour endorsement programs in gifted education, environmental education, school safety, and instructional computer technology. All offerings are described under the appropriate departments.

NOTE:  Requirements for teacher certification are established by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board. Murray State University publishes these requirements as a service to students, but certification requirements outlined in this Bulletin may not reflect latest board policy. For up-to-date information, students should check with the chairs of the professional education departments. Students should also check the Kentucky Administrative Regulations (available in the Legal Resources Library and the Kentucky Department of Education website www.kde.state.ky.us)

Specialist in Education Degrees
The primary purpose of the specialist in education degree is to provide a plan of advanced study for educators seeking clearly defined educational positions. The program provides greater depth of specialization than is possible at the master’s level, and each candidate’s plan of study will be tailored to meet individual needs.

Programs leading to the specialist in education degree are offered in guidance and counseling, school administration, elementary education, middle school education, and secondary education.

Admission to graduate study. An individual seeking a specialist degree who is not already a graduate student at Murray State University must apply to Graduate Admissions for admission to graduate study. An individual who has completed requirements for a master’s degree at Murray State University must apply for readmission before the individual can be accepted for the specialist in education degree program. In addition, official records of (1) all graduate work, (2) all undergraduate work, and (3) Graduate Record Examination scores, if applicable, must be sent to Graduate Admissions.

Requirements for Admission
In addition to Murray State University requirements (see Chapter 2), an applicant must have:
•    a master’s degree or acceptable alternative from a regionally accredited college or university;
•    basic graduate courses in the areas of educational research, educational foundations, and curriculum;
•    one year of successful experience in a certified position in an educational setting;
•    evidence of satisfactory scholarship;
•    selection of an appropriate field of specialization;
•    a satisfactory score on the aptitude section of the Graduate Record Examination if required by the department; and
•    approval by the graduate faculty in the specialization field.

Total Course Requirements
For all specialist programs in the College of Education, students must complete a minimum of 50 percent of their coursework, excluding thesis and practicum credit, in courses numbered 600 or above. Specific requirements for each degree program are outlined under the department listings.

Other Degree Requirements
In addition to other Murray State University requirements (see Chapter 3), the student must apply for admission to candidacy upon completion of the first nine hours of the graduate program.

Requirements for all post master’s degree programs include:
•    15 hours in courses open to graduate students only;
•    a grade average of B with no course accepted with a grade lower than C.

Committee. The student’s committee will be appointed by the collegiate coordinator of graduate programs during the first semester of work on the specialist in education degree. Until the committee is appointed, the chair of the department or division concerned, or a designated representative, will act as the student’s program advisor. This committee, in consultation with the student, will develop a plan of study and will guide the student’s specialty study.

Specialty study. Specialty study (3-6 hours of credit) must embody results of a study directly related to the candidate’s area of specialization. The original and three unbound copies of the specialty study including an abstract (1200-1500 words), suitable for publication, must be presented to the appropriate department or division in final approved form. The form and style of the specialty study shall follow Guidelines for the Preparation of Master’s Theses, available in Graduate Admissions of Murray State University.

The specialty study topic must be approved by the student’s committee. After the topic has been approved, the student may enroll for ADM/EDU/GUI 798 and/or 799.

Final examinations. Each candidate will be required to pass a comprehensive examination, administered by the student’s committee some time during the graduate program, based on specific department requirements.

Master’s Degree Programs
These requirements are in addition to the general requirements for all graduate students listed in Chapter 2.

Requirements for Admission
All students applying for admission to a master’s degree program offered by the College of Education must have completed a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Some program areas require a score on the general test (V + Q) of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE); consult departmental sections of this bulletin.

Unconditional
To qualify for unconditional admission, an applicant must have:
•    an appropriate undergraduate major;
•    a GPA of 3.0;
•    some programs in the college require a Kentucky letter of eligibility for the beginning teacher internship program or a Kentucky provisional certificate or comparable documentation from another state department of education. Contact departmental chair for information;
•    international students must meet TOEFL score requirements listed in Chapter 2.

Conditional
Conditional admission may be granted to students who meet one of the following guidelines:
•    an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5 but less than 3.0;
•    all unconditional admission requirements specified above except coursework to meet requirements for appropriate majors or certification.
•    Students without appropriate certification may be admitted upon departmental review by signing a waiver acknowledging non-certification.

Students who do not meet admissions criteria specified above may be reviewed by the appropriate departmental graduate committee. Following a full review of all student records, that committee will:
A. recommend conditional admission (permissible only when the student meets university graduate admission requirements), carefully specifying conditions; or
B. recommend remediation and reschedule that student for departmental graduate committee admission review once remediation is complete; or
C. deny admission.

Students admitted conditionally who successfully complete nine hours of graduate work will be reassigned to unconditional status. A student admitted conditionally who has a GPA of less than 3.0 will be dropped from the graduate program. A graduate student dropped for academic reasons may reapply after remaining out of the graduate program for one semester.

Candidacy for the Master’s Degree
At the completion of nine semester hours of graduate work at Murray State University or one semester in residence the student must apply for candidacy for the degree. In addition to general university requirements for candidacy specified in Chapter 3, candidates for the master’s degree in the College of Education must (1) submit appropriate Graduate Record Examination scores if required, and (2) be admitted unconditionally to the master’s program or have satisfied all conditions specified by the department for conditional admission.

Additional Requirements
For thesis and non-thesis track options in all College of Education graduate degree programs, see descriptions under appropriate departments.
For all master’s programs in the College of Education, students must complete a minimum of 50 percent of their coursework, excluding thesis and practicum credit, in courses numbered 600 or above.
Students may transfer up to 12 semester hours of credit from a regionally accredited institution, providing such credit is acceptable to the student’s major department and approved by the student’s advisor. The grade in a transfer course must be B or better.
A student may be admitted to graduate work in education but must complete teacher certification requirements before the master’s degree is conferred. Some graduate programs in education have prerequisites that include teacher certification. Students who desire admission to these programs but do not hold teacher certification may seek a waiver. Please contact the appropriate department chair or collegiate coordinator of graduate programs.
All candidates for the master of arts in education degree must take a minimum of 12 hours in courses to strengthen the area of specialization and a minimum of 12 hours in professional education. Any student who does not hold a valid teaching certificate upon entering this program must complete the requirements for certification before the degree can be granted unless a waiver has been received.
Requirements for all master’s programs include:
•    15 hours in courses open to graduate students only;
•    a grade average of B with no course accepted with a grade lower than C.
Candidates may be required to pass a comprehensive examination developed and administered by the appropriate academic department and/or develop a professional portfolio.

Non Degree Post Master’s Certification Programs (Rank I)
Requirements for Admission
In addition to Murray State University requirements (see Chapter 2), an applicant must have:
•    a master’s degree or completed fifth-year program from a regionally accredited institution;
•    an application to the appropriate department of the College of Education, submitted to Graduate Admissions of Murray State University;
•    an official transcript of all graduate work, sent to Graduate Admissions, if the such work was not earned at Murray State University;
•    completion of all required examinations for admission to the graduate program; and
•    a valid teaching certificate.

Additional Requirements
Upon admission to the program, an advisor will be assigned to guide the student’s work.
During the first semester of post master’s study, the student must submit a program of study that has been planned with the assigned advisor. The program of studies must be approved by the student’s advisor and the collegiate coordinator of graduate programs and filed in Teacher Education Services during the first semester of study.
Requirements for all post master’s programs include:
•     15 hours in courses open to graduate students only;
•     a grade average of B with no course accepted with a grade lower than C;
•     a minimum of 15 hours earned at Murray State University.

Non-Degree Post Baccalaureate (Fifth-Year) Certification Programs
The College of Education offers fifth-year programs for the renewal of provisional teaching certificates and Rank II classification.

Requirements for Admission
In addition to Murray State University requirements (see Chapter 2), the applicant must have a Kentucky teaching certification or its equivalent.

Additional Requirements
The fifth-year program will be planned individually with each applicant by the assigned advisor. After the fifth-year program has been planned with the individual it is subject to the approval of the collegiate coordinator of graduate programs.
Requirements for all post baccalaureate programs include:
•    32 hours with a grade point average of no less than that required for teacher education graduates and for the total program;
•     at least 12 hours in 500-600 level coursework;
•     at least 12 hours in professional education;
•    at least 12 hours from the area of the teacher’s specialization;
•    a maximum of 12 hours of work transferred from another senior college.
Note: Credit earned at a junior college or earned by correspondence or challenge examinations cannot be applied toward the fifth-year program. Courses previously taken for credit may not be repeated for credit.

State regulations regarding fifth-year programs provide that a portion of the college coursework may be replaced with prior approved staff development activities. This provision is not acceptable in every discipline and in all instances is only applicable when approved in advance by the student’s advisor and included in a planned fifth-year program. Contact the department chair for information related to fifth-year programs.

Initial Teaching Certification for Graduate Students
Graduate students who currently hold no teaching certificate may become eligible for certification if they enroll in an initial certification program, meet the criteria for admission to teacher education and student teaching outlined below and fulfill the requirements for certification.

Requirements for Admission to Teacher Education and Student Teaching
Teacher education. In order to be admitted to teacher education, a student must:
•    demonstrate general academic proficiency through appropriate test;
•    have an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.45;
•    be recommended by a Murray State University academic advisor through interview process;
•    attend an admission to student teaching orientation one year prior to student teaching semester;
•    demonstrate basic skills in the areas of written communication, oral communication, mathematics, spelling, reading, and English mechanics;
•    complete an introduction to education course; and
•    be successfully reviewed by the Admission to Teacher Education Committee of the appropriate college.

Student teaching. In order to be eligible for student teaching, a student must:
•    be admitted to teacher education;
•    have completed all required major, minor and professional teacher education courses with a minimum GPA of 2.45;
•    have an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.45;
•    have demonstrated computer literacy and competence with education-related computer applications (check with department);
•    have demonstrated teaching ability in field and practicum situations;
•    be successfully reviewed by the Admission to Teacher Education Committee of the appropriate college; and
•    have supplied the Teacher Education Services office with any other required information.

General Requirements for Certification in Kentucky
Any person who wishes initial certification in the Commonwealth of Kentucky must have:
•    completed a teacher education program (including student teaching);
•    earned a passing score on the Praxis II Specialty Exam(s) and the Principles of Learning and Teaching exam;
•    applied for a statement of eligibility; and
•    successfully completed a one-year Kentucky teacher internship.
Records and information on all the above standards and requirements are maintained in the Teacher Education Services Office, 2101 Alexander Hall, (270) 809-2054.

Education Services
Environmental Education Center. The Environmental Education Center, 320 Alexander Hall, offers services to pre-service and in-service teachers and other interested persons in the Murray State University service region. Materials and consulting services are available through the center. For additional information, contact the Environmental Education Center, (270) 809-2537.

Teacher Education Services. The College of Education provides students enrolled in teacher education programs with a wide variety of clinical and field experiences, including opportunities to observe and participate in regular public school classrooms.

Teacher Education Services, 2101 Alexander Hall, is responsible for the coordination of admission to teacher education, recommendations for certification and rank changes, field participation activities, student teaching, teacher education records, the alternative route for certification, and the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program for first-year teachers in the Murray State University service region. For additional information, contact Teacher Education Services, (270) 809-3768.

Center for Education Finance and Law. The Center for Education Finance and Law serves as a current resource, clearinghouse and research facility for information relative to public school funding equity and adequacy litigation that has occurred in a majority of states. For additional information, contact The Center for Education Finance and Law, (270) 809-6471.

Center for Gifted Studies. The Center for Gifted Studies serves as a resource to support excellence in Gifted Education. The Center, located at 3205 Alexander Hall, collaborates with pre-service and graduate education students, the school psychology program, and educators to provide services to parents and gifted children in the region. Special professional development programs for teachers and enrichment opportunities for gifted students are available during the academic year and the summer. The William O. Price Gifted Resource Collection contains books and other educational materials that are available on loan. For additional information, contact the Center for Gifted Education, (270) 809-2539.


Department of Adolescent, Career and Special Education
Chair - Ginny Richerson
3200D Alexander Hall
270-809-2538

The Department of Adolescent, Career and Special Education prepares graduate level educators to use current theory and the research process to develop and implement effective diagnostic and remedial strategies. The specialist degree is offered at the middle school and secondary school levels. A student may complete a master of arts in education degree in middle school education, secondary education, and special education. A master of science degree is offered in career and technical education. In addition to the master’s programs, fifth-year, and Rank I programs are available in middle, secondary, and special education. The department’s programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Requirements for Admission
Applicants must meet Murray State University requirements (see Chapter 2) and the College of Education requirements given at the beginning of this chapter.

Requirements for Candidacy for a Master’s Degree
See Murray State requirements in Chapter 3 and College of Education requirements at the beginning of this chapter.


Specialist in Education:
Teacher Education and Professional Development

CIP 13.1206

Total Course Requirements    30 hours
EDP    675    Advanced Educational Psychology
EDU    622    Philosophy of Education   
    -or-
EDU    623    Educational Sociology
EDU    798    Specialty Study
ELE    647    Curriculum in the Elementary School 
    -or-
MID    640    Middle School Curriculum                    
    -or-
SEC    641    Building the Curriculum of the
           Secondary School
Courses approved in advance by the student’s specialist committee (15 hrs)

Other Degree Requirements
Defense of specialty study. See MSU/COE requirements.


Master of Science in
Career and Technical Education

CIP 13.1309

ACCREDITED BY:
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

This non-thesis master of science degree in career and technical education is appropriate for teachers concentrating in agriculture, business and marketing, family and consumer sciences, technology education, industrial education, and adult education and industrial training. See your advisor for specific course recommendations as this degree may be used with appropriate emphasis to:
• achieve Rank II classification for certified teachers in the career and technical education disciplines,
• complete the coursework required to become eligible to pursue vocational administration positions in supervision, coordination, and principalship,
• become eligible for initial certification in career and technical education (grades 5-12) when combined with an appropriate technical bachelor’s degree and /or other needed technical courses, and
• prepare members of business/industry in the development and operation of training programs.

NON-THESIS TRACK ONLY
Total Course Requirements    30 hours
CTE    675    Experienced Teacher Practices in Career and Technical Education
CTE    694    Research in Career and Technical Education
CTE, AED, AGR, BED, FCS, or TTE courses, 500 or 600 level, as approved by department (15)
Graduate Electives (9)

Other degree requirements
•    An approved program must include at least 15 semester hours at the 600 level or its equivalent.
•    Students pursuing Rank II classification for certified CTE teachers may develop an individual program in consultation with their advisor.
•    Students pursuing certification in the supervision and coordination of career and technical education may complete the requirements of the certificate as approved departmental electives. Contact a program advisor to identify certification prerequisites and to develop an approved program.
•    Students pursuing initial teacher certification in CTE disciplines may complete the requirements of the certificate as approved departmental electives. Contact a program advisor to identify certification prerequisites and to develop an approved program.

Assessment
•    All candidates must maintain a portfolio which demonstrates mastery of the knowledge and skills identified in the Kentucky Experienced Teacher Standards. This portfolio will be begun as a course requirement of CTE 675 and will be presented and defended to a faculty committee in lieu of a comprehensive examination.1 Continuous assessment of student progress in demonstrating compliance with both the New Teacher Standards and the Experienced Teacher Standards will be assured as each student reviews progress in development of the portfolio each semester through meeting with the program advisor.
•    Students must maintain a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 as detailed in the current MSU graduate program standards.

    1See initial certification track for portfolio/assessment requirements.

TRACK A
RANK II CERTIFICATION
For those students holding the appropriate teacher certification. See course requirements as described above. An individual program will be developed in consultation with advisor.

TRACK B
VOCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION
Supervision, Coordination, and Principalship
Students must complete the 30-hour course requirements described above, including the following:

ADM    663    School Law
ADM    664    School Principal
    and
One course from each of the following curriculum areas:

Organization and Administration of Vocational Education
CTE    560    Seminar in Career and Technical Education
CTE    671    Philosophy of Career and Technical Education
CTE    676    Organization and Administration of Career and Technical Education

Administration and Supervision of Education Personnel
ADM    650    Clinical Supervision
CTE    673    Supervision of Career and Technical Education

Program Planning, Research, and Evaluation in Vocational Education
CTE    561    Planning Technical Education Facilities
CTE    565    Program Planning and Evaluation
CTE    566    Special Problems in Career and Technical Education

Vocational Guidance/Industrial Psychology and Human Relations
ADM    624    School and Community Relations
CTE    562    School and Community Relations for the Technical Instructor
CTE    672    Vocational Guidance
GUI    678    Theories of Vocational Development
GUI    686    Education and Vocational Guidance
PSY    584    Industrial and Organizational Psychology

TRACK C
INITIAL 5-12 CERTIFICATION
Agriculture, Business and Marketing, Family and Consumer Sciences, Technology Education
CTE    501    Teaching through Application
CTE    502    Instructional Media, Curricula, and Assessment in Career and Technical Education
CTE    503    Planning and Implementing Instruction in Career and Technical Education
CTE    6401    Student Teaching Practicum in Career and Technical Education
CTE    694    Research in Career and Technical Education
SED    603    Special Education Law and Procedures
    -or-
SED    605    Characteristics and Needs of Children and Youth with Mild Disabilities
Discipline Specific Methods Course (3 hrs)
Advisor Approved Teacher Education Support Courses (600 level) (6 hrs)

Note: Teacher certification requires a bachelors degree with major or area in approved technical discipline; additional prerequisite courses may be required; students must successfully complete all required assessments as identified in 704 KAR 20:305; additional requirements for admission to teacher education and student teaching must be met. See advisor for details. To become certified students must successfully complete the internship program identified in 704 KAR 10:690.

Additional Requirements
Contact Teacher Education Services for details on admission to student teaching. Minimum Praxis II specialty examination and Principles of Learning and Teaching scores required for certification. See advisor for current cut-off scores.

TRACK D
BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT
For those students interested in non-certification adult education and industrial training. See core requirements above. An individual program will be developed in consultation with advisor.

1If full-time status is desired, student most also enroll in CTE 622.



Master of Arts in Education:
Middle School

CIP 13.1203

ACCREDITED BY:
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

THESIS TRACK
Total Course Requirements    33 hours
ADM    630    Methods of Research
EDU    631    Application of  Learning  and Motivation Principles
EDU    633    Curriculum Development
EDU    645    History of Education in the United States
EDU    698    Thesis

Other Course Requirements
PSY    681    Advanced Adolescent Psychology
Courses supporting the teaching field or an educational endorsement specialization approved in advance by the student’s education advisor (12 hrs)

Other Degree Requirements
Defense of thesis. See MSU/COE requirements.

NON-THESIS TRACK
Total Course Requirements    33 hours
Same as above with the following substitution for thesis:

EDU    649    Research in Education1

Other Course Requirements
Elective (3 hrs)

Other Degree Requirements
Comprehensive examination. See MSU/COE requirements.

1Should be taken immediately following ADM 630.



Master of Arts in Education:
Secondary


CIP 13.1205

ACCREDITED BY:
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

THESIS TRACK
Total Course Requirements    33 hours
ADM    630    Methods of Research
EDU    631    Application of  Learning  and Motivation Principles
EDU    633    Curriculum Development
EDU    645    History of Education in the United States
EDU    698    Thesis

Other Course Requirements
EDU    621    Advanced Methods of Teaching
Courses supporting the teaching field or an educational endorsement specialization approved in advance by the student’s education advisor (12 hrs)

Other Degree Requirements
Defense of thesis. See MSU/COE requirements.

NON-THESIS TRACK
Total Course Requirements    33 hours
Same as above with the following substitution for thesis:

EDU    649    Research in Education1

Other Course Requirements
Elective (3 hrs)

Other Degree Requirements
Comprehensive examination.

1Should be taken immediately following ADM 630.


Master of Arts in Education (Secondary Education)
with Business and Marketing Specialization

CIP 13.1205

Students seeking the M.A.Ed. in secondary education may complete a business and marketing specialization with 12 hours of 500 or 600 level courses. Courses must be planned and approved by a business education advisor. BED 610 is required as one of the courses.


Master of Arts in Education (Secondary
Education) with Environmental Education Endorsement Specialization


Refer to the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education section for endorsement requirements.


Master of Arts in Education (Secondary
Education) with Gifted Education
Endorsement Specialization

Refer to the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education section for endorsement requirements.


Master of Arts in Education (Secondary Education)
with Health Specialization


CIP 13.1205

ACCREDITED BY:
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Students seeking the M.A.Ed. in secondary education may complete a specialization in health with 12-15 semester hours of health courses.
  

Master of Arts in Education (Secondary Education)
with Industrial Education Specialization

CIP 13.1205

Students seeking the M.A.Ed. in secondary education may complete an industrial education specialization (including Family and Consumer Studies) with 12 hours of 500 or 600 level industrial education courses.


Master of Arts in Education (Secondary Education)
with Instructional Computer Technology Endorsement Specialization


Refer to the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education section for endorsement requirements.


Master of Arts in Education (Secondary Education)
with Physical Education Specialization

CIP 13.1205

Students seeking the M.A.Ed. in secondary education may complete a specialization in physical education with 12-15 semester hours of physical education courses.


Master of Arts in Education (Secondary
Education) with School Safety Endorsement Specialization


Refer to the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education section for endorsement requirements.


CERTIFICATE:
Rank I Classification (30-Hour Program Beyond Master’s/Rank II)


Middle School
Total Course Requirements    30 hours
EDP    675    Advanced Educational Psychology
EDU    622    Philosophy of Education    -or-
EDU    623    Educational Sociology
MID    640    Middle School Curriculum
Electives approved in advance by the student’s education advisor (9 hrs)
Courses approved in advance by the student’s education advisor (12 hrs)

Secondary
Total Course Requirements    30 hours
EDP    675    Advanced Educational Psychology
EDU    622    Philosophy of Education    -or-
EDU    623    Educational Sociology
SEC    641    Building the Curriculum of the Secondary School
Electives approved in advance by the student’s education advisor (9 hrs)
Courses approved in advance by the student’s education advisor (12 hrs)


CERTIFICATE:
Rank II Classification (Fifth-Year Program)


Middle School
Total Course Requirements    33 hours
EDU    631    Application of  Learning  and Motivation Principles
EDU    633    Curriculum Development
EDU    645    History of Education in the United States
PSY    681    Advanced Adolescent Psychology
Additional professional education course
Electives approved in advance by the student’s education advisor (6 hrs)
Courses supporting the teaching field or an educational endorsement specialization approved in advance by the student’s education advisor (12 hrs)

Secondary Option
Total Course Requirements    33 hours
EDU    621    Advanced Methods of Teaching
EDU    631    Application of  Learning  and Motivation Principles
EDU    633    Curriculum Development
EDU    645    History of Education in the United States
Additional professional education course (3 hrs)
Electives approved in advance by the student’s education advisor (6 hrs)
Courses in direct support of the student’s teaching major or minor or an educational endorsement specialization approved in advance by the student’s education advisor (12)


CERTIFICATE:
Endorsement for Environmental Education


Refer to the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education section for endorsement requirements.


CERTIFICATE:
Endorsement for Gifted Education


Refer to the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education section for endorsement requirements.


CERTIFICATE:
Endorsement for Instructional Computer Technology


Refer to the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education section for endorsement requirements.


CERTIFICATE:
Endorsement for School Safety


Refer to the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education section for endorsement requirements.


 Master of Arts in Education in
Special Education/Mild Learning and Behavior Disorders P-12 Certification

CIP 13.1001

ACCREDITED BY:
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

This program is designed for individuals certified in regular education who want certification in learning and behavior disorders. This program is also for individuals who hold a categorical special education certificate in one or more areas such as LD, BD, EMH, PH, etc., and want learning and behavior disorders certification. Individuals participating in the alternative route to learning and behavior disorders certification program may also apply for admission to this program once they have received their temporary provisional certificate. Admission to the Teacher Education Program must be obtained.

NON-THESIS TRACK ONLY
Total Course Requirements    31 hours
ADM    630    Methods of Research       -or-
SED    646    Survey of Research Applied to Special Populations
CDI    635    Graduate Seminar in Communication Disorders
SED    537    Diagnostic Methods
SED    540    Procedures for Classroom Management and Discipline
SED    552    Functional Behavior Analysis
SED    602    Family-Professional Partnerships
SED    603    Special Education Law and Procedures
SED    605    Characteristics and Needs of Children and Youth with Mild Disabilities
SED    615    Collaboration Skills for Educators
SED    625    Instructional Techniques for Children and Youth with Mild Disabilities
SED    690    Exit Seminar in Special Education

Undergraduate Certification Deficiencies
The following course (or an approved reading course for deficiency in reading) must be taken to satisfy undergraduate deficiencies:
REA    612    Foundations of Literacy


CERTIFICATE:
Mild Learning and Behavior Disorders P-12

Prerequisites
This program is designed for individuals certified in regular education who want certification in learning and behavior disorders (LBD). This program is also for individuals who hold a categorical special education certificate. This program does not lead to a master’s degree but can be used as a basis for developing a planned fifth-year (32 hours) or a Rank I program. Individuals participating in the alternative route to learning and behavior disorders certification program may also apply for admission to this program once they have received their temporary provisional certificate. Admission to the Teacher Education Program must be obtained.

FIFTH YEAR/RANK I CERTIFICATION
Total Course Requirements    31-34 hours
CDI    635    Graduate Seminar in Communication Disorders
SED    537    Diagnostic Methods
SED    540    Procedures for Classroom Management and Discipline
SED    552    Functional Behavior Analysis
SED    601    Technological Strategies and Professional Planning for Special Education
SED    602    Family-Professional Partnerships
SED    603    Special Education Law and Procedures
SED    605    Characteristics and Needs of Children and Youth with Mild Disabilities
SED    615    Collaboration Skills for Educators
SED    625    Instructional Techniques for Children and Youth with Mild Disabilities
SED    690    Exit Seminar in Special Education
Electives (1-3) Required for 5th-Year Certification only.

Undergraduate Certification Deficiencies
The following course (or an approved reading course) must be taken to satisfy undergraduate deficiencies:
REA    612    Foundations of Literacy

Other Certificate Requirement
    Student must pass the eligibility portfolio presented in SED 690.


Master of Arts in Education in Special Education
Moderate to Severe Disabilities Certification (P-12)

CIP 13.1001

ACCREDITED BY:
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

This program is for individuals with any elementary, middle, secondary, or special education certification who wish to obtain a P-12 certificate in moderate to severe disabilities.

NON-THESIS TRACK ONLY
Total Course Requirements     31 hours
ADM    630    Methods of Research       -or-
SED    646    Survey of Research Applied to Special Populations
CDI    550    Neuromuscular Disorders
CDI    582    Communication Programming for Individuals with Severe Disabilities
SED    531    Nature and Needs of Individuals with Moderate to Severe Disabilities
SED    551    Transdisciplinary Assessment of Individuals with Moderate to Severe Disabilities
SED    552    Functional Behavior Analysis
SED    602    Family-Professional Partnerships
SED    603    Special Education Law and Procedures
SED    614    Advanced Instructional Technology
SED    655    Special Education Transition
SED    690    Exit Seminar in Special Education

Note: Those students with a special education certificate may have a course or courses waived from this program. See program advisor for details.


CERTIFICATE:
Moderate to Severe Disabilities

This program is designed for elementary, middle, secondary, or special education teachers (any area) who wish to obtain a P-12 certificate in moderate to severe disabilities. This program does not lead to a master’s degree but can be used as a basis for developing a planned fifth-year program.

Total Course Requirements    30 hours
CDI    550    Neuromuscular Disorders
CDI    582    Communication Programming for Individuals with Severe Disabilities
CDI    635    Graduate Seminar in Communication Disorders
SED    531    Nature and Needs of Individuals with Moderate to Severe Disabilities
SED    551    Transdisciplinary Assessment of Individuals with Moderate to Severe Disabilities
SED    552    Functional Behavior Analysis
SED    554    Classroom Management of Individuals with Moderate to Severe Disabilities
SED    602    Family-Professional Partnerships  (or equivalent)
SED    640    Practicum

Undergraduate Certification Deficiencies
Students who have not taken the following undergraduate certification courses or their equivalent must also complete:
ART    343    Art Materials and Techniques for the Classroom Teacher (or MUS 200 and MUS 300)
MAT    115    Mathematics for Middle and Elementary Teachers I
MAT    215    Mathematics for Middle and Elementary Teachers II
REA    306    Teaching Reading in Elementary P-5 (or REA 638)
REA    412    Practicum in Reading Instruction P-5 (or REA 612)
SED    526    Education of Young Children with Severe Disabilities
SED    530    Education of Exceptional Children
        (SED 300 may be substituted for SED 530)


Master of Arts in Education in Special Education
Advanced Studies in Learning and Behavior Disorders

CIP 13.1001

ACCREDITED BY:
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

This program is designed for individuals certified in learning and behavior disorders. The program can also be used as a basis for developing a Rank I program.

THESIS TRACK
Total Course Requirements    30 hours
EDU    631    Application of  Learning  and Motivation Principles
SED    603    Special Education Law and Procedures
SED    646    Survey of Research Applied to Special Populations
SED 698-699  Thesis

Additional Courses (from the following)     15 hrs
EDU    645    History of Education in the United States
EDU    664    Techniques of Teaching Environmental Education
EDU    665    Field Experiences in Environmental Education
PSY    581    Abnormal Psychology
SED    540    Procedures for Classroom Management and Discipline
SED    602    Family-Professional Partnerships
SED    613    Advanced Behavior Support
SED    614    Advanced Instructional Technology
SED    615    Collaboration Skills for Educators
SED    636    Issues and Trends in Special Education
SED    650    Administration of Special Education Programs
SED    651    Social Competence for Safe Environments
SED    655    Special Education Transition

Other Degree Requirements
Defense of thesis.

NON-THESIS TRACK
Total Course Requirements    30 hours
Same as above with the following required as substitution for thesis:
SED    613    Advanced Behavior Support
SED    655    Special Education Transition

Other Degree Requirements
    Portfolio and oral presentation.


Master of Arts in Education in Special Education
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

CIP 13.1001

ACCREDITED BY:
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

This program leads to eligibility for certification in interdisciplinary early childhood education (birth to primary). Appropriate undergraduate majors for program entry are child development, early childhood education, special education, communication disorders, or other human service fields.

THESIS TRACK1
Minimum Course Requirements    33 hours
Interdisciplinary Core Courses2     21 hrs
ADM    630    Methods of Research3
    -or-
SED    646    Survey of Research Applied to Special Populations3
ELE    605     Introduction to Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
ELE    607    Research in Early Childhood Education
FCS    525    Advanced Child Development Programs2
SED    526    Education of Young Children with Severe Disabilities
SED    640    Practicum (6 hrs)
SED 698-699  Thesis

Elective Requirements (from the following)     6 hrs
(Approved by advisor based on undergraduate preparation.)
CDI    550    Neuromuscular Disorders
EDU    625    Theory and Practice in Classroom Management
EDU    691    Nature and Needs of Gifted Students
ELE    604    Advanced Studies in Kindergarten
FCS    527    Parenting
SED    505    Special Education Procedures and Strategies for IECE
SED    552    Functional Behavior Analysis
SED    602    Family-Professional Partnerships
SED    652    Assessment and Program Planning for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers
SED    653    Methods and Materials for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers
SED    660    Problems in Special Education

NON-THESIS TRACK1
Total Course Requirements    33 hours
Same as above with the following substitution for thesis:

Electives, from above list.........increase to 12 hrs

1A minimum of 50 percent of coursework, excluding thesis and practicum credit, must be in course numbered 600 or above.
2Students seeking initial certification in education (not currently certified in any educational area) must meet all requirements for admission to Teacher Education and Student Teaching. In order to meet these requirements, students may be required to complete additional undergraduate coursework. Students seeking initial certification in education should consult with their advisor and the Director of Teacher Education for requirements.
3Or three hours of graduate level research approved by advisor.

Other Degree Requirements
Students must receive a “pass” on the graduate portfolio. IECE candidates must take the Kentucky Interdisciplinary Early Childhood exam and make a score of 150 or above. Students electing the thesis track must successfully pass the oral defense. Students seeking initial certification must meet all requirements for admission to Teacher Education and Student Teaching.


CERTIFICATE:
Rank I Classification-IECE (30-Hour Program Beyond Master’s/Rank II)

Total Course Requirements    30 hours
ELE    605     Introduction to  Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
ELE    607    Research in Early Childhood Education
FCS    525     Advanced Child Development Programs
SED    526    Education of Young Children with Severe Disabilities
SED    640    Practicum (6)

Additional Requirements3 (from the following)     12 hrs
CDI    550    Neuromuscular Disorders
EDU    691    Nature and Needs of Gifted Students
ELE    604    Advanced Studies in Kindergarten
FCS    527    Parenting
SED    505    Special Education Procedures and Strategies for IECE
SED    552    Functional Behavior Analysis
SED    602    Family-Professional Partnerships
SED    652    Assessment and Program Planning for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers
SED    653    Methods and Materials for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers
SED    660    Problems in Special Education

Other Requirements
Students must receive a “pass” on the graduate portfolio. IECE candidates must take the Kentucky Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Exam and make a score of 150 or above.

Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Chair - Jo Robertson
3201 Alexander Hall
270-809-2500

The Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education offers graduate programs in elementary; interdisciplinary early childhood; library media; and reading and writing. Graduate degrees offered by the department include the specialist in education degree, the master of arts in education degree and the master of science degree in interdisciplinary early childhood education. The Ed.S. program provides for Rank I classification. The department encourages students seeking Rank I classification to earn the Ed.S. degree. However, non-degree programs for Rank I classification (30-Hour Program Beyond Master’s/Rank II) are offered by the department in elementary education; library media; and reading and writing education.

Each of the master’s programs provides for the renewal of the provisional teaching certificate and advancement to Rank II classification. IECE program candidates may seek initial certification at the graduate level by meeting all teacher education admission requirements. The department encourages students seeking Rank II classification to earn a master’s degree. As an alternative, fifth-year non-degree programs are offered in the areas of: elementary education; and reading and writing education. The fifth-year non-degree programs provide for advancement to Rank II classification. All requirements for fifth-year programs must be completed within a ten-year period, beginning with the date the student enrolls in the first class for graduate credit.

Students pursuing graduate studies in the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education must meet the standards for admission to graduate study in the College of Education (COE).

Requirements for Admission
Applicants must meet the Murray State University requirements (see Chapter 2) and the College of Education requirements given earlier in this chapter.


Specialist in Education:
Teacher Education and Professional Development

CIP 13.1206

Total Course Requirements    30 hours
EDP    675    Advanced Educational Psychology
EDU    622    Philosophy of Education   
    -or-
EDU    623    Educational Sociology
EDU    798    Specialty Study
ELE    647    Curriculum in the Elementary School
     -or-
MID    640    Middle School Curriculum  
    -or-    
SEC    641    Building the Curriculum of the Secondary School
Electives (15 hrs)
(Approved in advance by the student’s specialist committee.)

Other Degree Requirements
Defense of specialty study. See MSU/COE requirements.


Master of Arts in Education:
Elementary

CIP 13.1202

ACCREDITED BY:
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

THESIS TRACK
Total Course Requirements    33 hours
ADM    630    Methods of Research
EDU    631    Application of  Learning  and Motivation Principles
EDU    633    Curriculum Development
EDU    645    History of Education in the United States
EDU    698    Thesis

Other Course Requirements
REA    612    Foundations of Literacy
Specialization approved in advance by the student’s education advisor (12 hrs)

Other Degree Requirements
Defense of thesis. See MSU/COE requirements.

NON-THESIS TRACK
Total Course Requirements    33 hours
Same as above with the following substitution for thesis:

EDU    649    Research in Education1
Elective (3 hrs)

Other Degree Requirements
Comprehensive examination. See MSU/COE requirements.

1Should be taken immediately following ADM 630.


Master of Arts in Education:
Reading and Writing

CIP 13.1315

ACCREDITED BY:
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

THESIS TRACK
Total Course Requirements    33 hours
ADM    630    Methods of Research
EDU    633    Curriculum Development
EDU    645    History of Education in the United States

Reading Specialization
REA    612    Foundations of Literacy
REA    628    Literacy Assessment
REA    638    Assessment and Instruction of Children with Reading Difficulties
REA    639    Supervised Practicum in Reading
REA    698    Thesis (6 hrs)
Limited writing elective approve in advance by the student’s education advisor (3 hrs)
Limited reading/writing elective approved in advance by the student’s education advisor (3 hrs)

Other Degree Requirements
Defense of thesis. See MSU/COE requirements.

NON-THESIS TRACK
Total Course Requirements    33 hours
Same as above with the following substitution for thesis:

Limited reading/writing electives approved in advance by the student’s education advisor (9 hrs)

Other Degree Requirements
Successful completion of program portfolio.


CERTIFICATE:
Rank I Classification (30-Hour Program Beyond Master’s/Rank II)

Elementary
Total Course Requirements    30 hours
EDP    675    Advanced Educational Psychology    -or-  
EDU   622    Philosophy of Education        
ELE    647    Curriculum in the Elementary School

Specialization (12 hrs) Approved by the student’s education advisor.

Electives (12 hrs) Content area courses, an endorsement, or courses in accordance with the student’s Professional Growth Plan, approved by the student’s education advisor.

Reading and Writing
Total Course Requirements    30 hours
EDP    675   Advanced Educational Psychology   -or- 
EDU   622    Philosophy of Education   
ELE    647    Curriculum in the Elementary School   -or-
MID   640    Middle School Curriculum    -or-
SEC    641    Building the Curriculum of the Secondary School

Specialization (12 hrs) Reading/Reading-related courses approved in advance by the student’s education advisor. Must include REA 612, 628, and 638 if courses were not satisfactorily completed during previous programs of study.

Electives (12 hrs) Electives approved in advance by the student’s education advisor.

Library Media
Total Course Requirements    30 hours
EDU    633    Curriculum Development                  -or-
ELE    647    Curriculum in the Elementary School   -or-
MID    640    Middle School Curriculum    -or-
SEC    641    Building the Curriculum of the Secondary School    
Specialization  
EDU    626    Integrating Educational Technology
LIB    620    Library Administration
LIB    630    Classification and Cataloging
LIB    640    Information Sources and Services

Supervised Practicum Experience
LIB    621    Library Practicum

Limited Electives (12 hrs) Limited to library media or library media-related courses approved in advance by the student’s advisor.

Other Certificate Requirements
The PRAXIS II Specialty Examination is required by Kentucky for the P-12 Library Media Specialist Certificate.


CERTIFICATE:
Rank II Classification (Fifth-Year Program)

Elementary
Total Course Requirements    33 hours
EDU    631    Application of  Learning  and Motivation Principles
EDU    633    Curriculum Development
EDU    645    History of Education in the United States
REA    612    Foundations of Literacy
Additional professional education course
Specialization approved in advance by education advisor (12 hrs)
Electives approved in advance by education advisor (9 hrs)

Reading and Writing
Total Course Requirements    33 hours
ADM    630    Methods of Research         -or-
EDU    631    Application of  Learning  and Motivation Principles
EDU    633    Curriculum Development
EDU    645    History of Education in the United States
REA    612    Foundations of Literacy
REA    628    Literacy Assessment
REA    638    Assessment and Instruction of Children with Reading Difficulties
Limited reading/writing electives approved in advance by the student’s education advisor (9 hrs)
Electives approved in advance by education advisor (6 hrs)


CERTIFICATE:
Endorsement for Environmental Education

Students enrolled in a 5th Year, M.A.Ed., or +30 program in elementary, middle, or secondary education may complete a 12-hour environmental education endorsement specialization. Certified teachers are also eligible. This endorsement may be sought in any degree-seeking or planned teacher education program.

Requirements    12 hours
EDU    515    Introduction to Environmental Education
EDU    663    Workshops in Environmental Education
    -or-
EDU    665    Field Experiences in Environmental Education
EDU    664    Techniques of Teaching Environmental Education
Choose one of the following:
EDU    620    Internship in Environmental Education
EDU    660    Special Problems in Environmental Education
EDU    663    Workshops in Environmental Education
EDU    667    Environmental Education in Austria, Germany and Switzerland
EDU    668    Agriculture and the Environment in the Classroom


CERTIFICATE:
Endorsement for Gifted Education

Students enrolled in a 5th Year, M.A.Ed., or +30 program in elementary, middle, or secondary education may complete a 12-hour gifted education endorsement specialization. Certified teachers are also eligible. The courses for the certificate include:

Total Course Requirements    12 hours
EDU    691    Nature and Needs of the Gifted Student
EDU    692    Methods and Materials for Teaching Gifted Students
EDU    694    Supervised Practicum in Gifted Education
Choose one of the following:
EDU    655    Creativity in Teaching
EDU    693    Educational Programs for Gifted Students
EDU    695    Multicultural Gifted Education

A gifted education endorsement also requires one year of successful teaching experience. The endorsement is valid for grades K-12; however, assignment to a full-time self-contained gifted education class shall be restricted to the level of the base certificate. The endorsement shall have the same duration as the base certificate.


CERTIFICATE:
Endorsement for Instructional Computer Technology


Students seeking the 5th Year, M.A.Ed., or +30 program in elementary, middle, or secondary education may complete a 12-hour instructional computer technology endorsement specialization. Students may seek certificate endorsement in instructional computer technology by completing any combination of 12 hours in the following courses.

Requirements    12 hours
Choose 12 hours from the following:
ADM    670    Topics in Educational Technology
CTE    576    Emerging Trends in Instructional Technology
EDU    606    Preparation of Curriculum Materials
EDU    626    Integration Educational Technology
SED    614    Advanced Instructional Technology

An instructional computer technology endorsement also requires one year of successful teaching experience. The endorsement is valid for grades P-12. The endorsement shall have the same duration as the base certificate.


CERTIFICATE:
Endorsement for School Safety (P-12)

Students enrolled in a 5th Year, M.A.Ed., or +30 program in elementary, middle, or secondary education may complete a 12-hour school safety endorsement as their specialization. Certified teachers seeking this endorsement are also eligible. Completion of the program shall result in the student being recommended for the endorsement as a safety leader in their school and district.

Requirements    12 hours
ADM    675    Introduction to Alternative Education Settings
ADM    677    Crisis Management in Educational Settings
GUI    687    Introduction to Guidance
Choose one of the following:
EDU    625    Theory and Practice in Classroom Management
SED    540    Procedures for Classroom Management and Discipline
SED    651    Social Competence for Safe Environments
SED    657    School Safety and Classroom Management


Master of Arts in Education in Special Education
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

CIP 13.1001

ACCREDITED BY:
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

 Refer to the Department of Adolescent, Career and Special Education for complete degree requirements.


CERTIFICATE:
Rank I Classification (30-Hour Program Beyond Master’s/Rank II) Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education


Total Course Requirements    30 hours
ELE    605    Introduction to Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
ELE    607    Research in Early Childhood Education
FCS    525    Advanced Child Development Programs
SED    526    Education of Young Children with Severe Disabilities
SED    640    Practicum

Additional Requirements (from the following)     12 hrs
CDI    550    Neuromuscular Disorders
EDU    691    Nature and Needs of the Gifted Student
ELE    604    Advanced Studies in Kindergarten
FCS    527    Parenting
SED    505    Special Education Procedures and Strategies for IECE
SED    552    Functional Behavior Analysis
SED    602    Family-Professional Partnerships
SED    652    Assessment and Program-Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers
SED    653    Methods and Materials for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers
SED    660    Problems in Special Education

Department of Educational Studies, Leadership and Counseling
Chair - Thomas Holcomb
2332 Alexander Hall
270-809-2791

Graduate specialization is available in the Department of Educational Studies, Leadership and Counseling in two program areas:  (1) school administration, including  school principal, supervisor of instruction, director of special education, director of pupil personnel, and superintendent; (2) guidance and counseling, including K-12 school counselor, school psychology, endorsement for individual intellectual assessment, community counseling, and a non-counseling degree in human development and leadership.


Joint Doctoral Programs (Ed.D. or Ph.D.)

Doctoral Programs Coordinator:    Dr. Richard Flynn
Location:    3202 Alexander Hall
Phone:    270-809-3782

CIP 31.0505

The college is a participant in joint doctoral programs (doctor of education or doctor of philosophy) with the University of Kentucky, and the University of Reading, England. Students who are interested in doctoral programs in education should see their advisors or the coordinator, joint doctoral programs for further information.


School Administration Programs
Program Coordinator:    Robert Lyons
Location:    3246 Alexander Hall



Specialist in Education in
School Administration

CIP 13.049904

ACCREDITED BY:
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

    There are four options leading to the Ed.S. degree: 1) Level I and II Pre-K-12 Building Principal License, 2) School Administration following M.A. in School Administration, 3) School Administration: Leadership Research/Doctoral Preparation, and 4) Advanced School Administration.

Requirements for Admission
Applicants must comply with the Murray State requirements (see Chapter 2) and the College of Education requirements stated earlier in this chapter. Additional requirements are as follows:
•    successful completion of nine hours in the school administration program;
•    a total score of 900 (V+Q) on the GRE;
•    recommendation of the graduate faculty in school administration;
•    appointment of a specialty study committee.

Program Requirements
The Ed.S. degree is a 66-hour graduate program beyond the baccalaureate degree, or 36 hours beyond the appropriate master’s degree.

OPTION A:  LEVEL I and II PRE-K-12
BUILDING PRINCIPAL LICENSE
Total Course Requirements    36 hours
Level I Certification
ADM    600*    Introduction to Educational Leadership
ADM    624*    School and Community Relations
ADM    645    Educational Resources Management
ADM    650*    Clinical Supervision
ADM    663    School Law
ADM    664*    School Principal
*Field research project required

Level II Certification
ADM    644    Survey of Research in Effective Schools
ADM    655    Curriculum and Program Development
ADM    657    Educational Policy and Ethics
ADM    669    Seminar in School Administration
    -and-
ADM    798    Specialty Study
ADM    799    Specialty Study

OPTION B:  School Administration following M.A. in School Administration
Total Course Requirements    36 hours
ADM    644    Survey of Research in Effective Schools
ADM    655    Curriculum and Program Development
    -or-
ADM elective (if ADM 655 has already been completed)
ADM    657    Educational Policy and Ethics
ADM    669    Seminar in School Administration
ADM    739    The Superintendency
ADM    749    School District Administration
ADM    759    Strategic Planning in Education
ADM    779    The Superintendency Practicum
COM    681    Seminar in Conflict Resolution
    -or-
GUI    592    Group Processes
Elective chosen from the following:
ADM    667    Pupil Personnel Accounting
ADM    720    Advanced School Personnel Evaluation
ADM    723    Advanced School Program Evaluation
ADM    725    Advanced Methods of Quantitative Research in Education
ADM    730    Advanced Educational Research
CRJ    537    Juvenile Justice Procedures
    -and-
ADM    798    Specialty Study
ADM    799    Specialty Study

OPTION C:  School Administration Leadership research/doctoral preparation
Additional Admission Requirements
•    copy of recent research project;
•    two letters of recommendation from faculty.

Total Course Requirements    36 hours
ADM    644    Survey of Research in Effective Schools
ADM    655    Curriculum and Program Development
    -or-
ADM elective (if ADM 655 has already been completed)
ADM    657    Educational Policy and Ethics
ADM    730    Advanced Educational Research
ADM electives (18 hrs)
ADM    798    Specialty Study
ADM    799    Specialty Study

OPTION D:
Advanced School Administration
Total Course Requirements    36 hours
ADM    655    Curriculum and Program Development
    -or-
ADM elective (if ADM 655 has already been completed)
ADM    657    Educational Policy and Ethics
ADM    669    Seminar in School Administration
ADM    749    School District Administration
ADM    759    Strategic Planning in Education
COM    681    Seminar in Conflict Resolution
    -or-
GUI    592    Group Processes
Four elective courses chosen from the following:
ADM    667    Pupil Personnel Accounting
ADM    720    Advanced School Personnel Evaluation
ADM    723    Advanced School Program Evaluation
ADM    725    Advanced Methods of Quantitative Research in Education
ADM    730    Advanced Educational Research
ADM    739    The School Superintendency
ADM    779    The Superintendency Practicum
CRJ    537    Juvenile Justice Procedures
    -and-
ADM    798    Specialty Study
ADM    799    Specialty Study


Master of Arts in Education:
School Administration

CIP 13.0499.04

ACCREDITED BY:
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Requirements for Admission
Applicants must comply with Murray State requirements (see Chapter 2) and the College of Education requirements stated earlier in this chapter. Additional requirements are as follows:

Unconditional
A person who wishes to be unconditionally admitted to a master’s degree program in school administration must meet the following requirements:
•    provide proof of a valid Kentucky teaching certificate. If a student is not certified to teach in Kentucky, he/she must sign a waiver acknowledging enrollment for degree purposes only. Note:  This verification is critical. If a student is to be certified as a principal for the state of Kentucky, a student must have a valid Kentucky teaching certificate.
•    submit a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score of 800 (V + Q) or higher; and
•    submit a letter of recommendation for the MA in school administration program from a supervisor.

Conditional
Applicants not meeting the conditions stated above at the time of application may be admitted conditionally for a period of one year or nine hours of coursework, whichever comes first. After one year or nine hours of coursework, the student will be dropped from the program and will be prohibited from taking additional coursework until all conditions have been met.

Other Degree Requirements
•    A comprehensive examination is required for graduation. Comprehensive exams are administered in the fall and spring. Students planning summer graduation should plan to take the comprehensive exam in the spring of that year.
•    Per university requirements, all coursework must be completed within a period of eight (8) years.
•    A grade of A or B must have been received for all courses taken toward the MA in school administration. Courses for which students have received a C or lower must be retaken for either degree or certification purposes.
•    ADM 668 is designed as an exit course and must be taken in the last nine hours of a student’s program of study.

Level I Principal Certification    30 hrs
ADM    600*    Introduction to Educational Leadership
ADM    624*    School and Community Relations
ADM    630    Methods of Research
ADM    644    Survey of Research in Effective Schools
ADM    645    Educational Resources Management
ADM    650*    Clinical Supervision
ADM    655    Curriculum and Program Development
ADM    663    School Law
ADM    664*    School Principal
ADM    668    Practicum/Seminar in Educational Leadership

Level II Principal Certification    12 hrs
ADM    655*    Curriculum and Program Development
ADM    657    Educational Policy and Ethics
ADM    669    Seminar in School Administration
COM    681    Seminar in Conflict Resolution
    -or-
GUI    592    Group Processes
*Field research project required

Certification Issues
    Upon receipt of the M.A.Ed. in School Administration, a student holding a valid Kentucky teaching certificate may receive a letter of eligibility as a K-12 Kentucky Building Principal (Level I) after meeting the following requirements:
•    must be admitted unconditionally to the M.A.Ed. in School Administration program (degree requirement);
•    have a passing score on the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA);
•    have a passing score on the Kentucky Principal Examination
•    provide verification of three years of successful teaching experience; and
•    provide verification of completing all program coursework with a grade of B or better (degree requirement).

    The letter of eligibility is valid for five years and can be renewed one time for an additional five years by either (a) retaking the licensure examinations, or (b) completing six graduate hours of planned program in school administration. Upon being hired as a school principal, students holding a Letter of Eligibility are issued a temporary principal certificate and must complete the Kentucky Principal Internship Program (KPIP). Upon completing KPIP, students will receive a provisional certificate as a K-12 Kentucky Building Principal (Level I). Note:  If the MA in school administration is a student’s second masters degree and he/she has met all aforementioned certification requirements, he/she may apply for a Level II certificate rather than a Level I certificate.


School Administration Post-Master’s
Certifications

There are five Kentucky administrative certifications that may be obtained at the post-master’s degree level. These certificates are a) Pre-K-12 Building Principal, b) Supervisor of Instruction, c) Director of Special Education, d) Director of Pupil Personnel, and e) School Superintendent.

Requirements for Admission
To be unconditionally admitted to any of the post-master’s certificate programs, the applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:
•    provide proof of a valid Kentucky teaching certificate. If a student is not certified to teach in Kentucky, he/she must sign a waiver acknowledging enrollment for degree purposes only. Note:  This verification is critical. If a student is to be certified as a principal for the state of Kentucky, a student must have a valid Kentucky teaching certificate.
•    submit a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score of 700 (V + Q) or higher; and
•    submit a letter of recommendation for the school administration program from a supervisor.
•    Director of Special Education certification additionally requires at least three years of special education teaching experience or three years of experience as a school psychologist as required by the director of the special education program.


CERTIFICATE:
Pre-K -12 Principal Post-Master’s

Total Course Requirements    30 hours
Level I Certification
ADM    600*    Introduction to Educational Leadership
ADM    624*    School and Community Relations
ADM    645    Educational Resources Management
ADM    650*    Clinical Supervision
ADM    663    School Law
ADM    664    School Principal

Level II Certification
ADM    644    Survey of Research in Effective Schools
ADM    655*    Curriculum and Program Development
ADM    657    Educational Policy and Ethics
ADM    669    Seminar in School Administration
*Field research project required

Certification Issues
    Upon completion of the appropriate coursework, a student holding a valid Kentucky teaching certificate may submit a TC-1 to receive a letter of eligibility as a K-12 Kentucky Building Principal (Level I) after meeting the following requirements:
•    must be admitted unconditionally to the school administration post-master’s certificate program;
•    must have completed specific Level I (18 hours);
•    have a passing score on the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA);
•    have a passing score on the Kentucky Principal Examination
•    provide verification of three years of successful teaching experience; and
•    provide verification of completing all program coursework with a grade of B or better.
Note: A student may elect to complete both Level I and Level II course requirements before filing for certification.

    The letter of eligibility is valid for five years and can be renewed one time for an additional five years by either (a) retaking the licensure examinations, or (b) completing six graduate hours of planned program in school administration. Upon being hired as a school principal, students are issued a temporary principal certificate and must complete the Kentucky Principal Internship Program (KPIP). Upon completing KPIP, students will receive a provisional certificate as a K-12 Kentucky Building Principal (Level I or II as appropriate).


CERTIFICATE:
Supervision of Instruction Post-Masters

Total Course Requirements    30 hours
Level I Certification
ADM    600*    Introduction to Educational Leadership
ADM    644    Survey of Research in Effective Schools
ADM    650*    Clinical Supervision
ADM    655    Curriculum and Program Development
ADM    663    School Law
ADM    664*    School Principal

Level II Certification
ADM    624*    School and Community Relations   
ADM    669    Seminar in School Administration
COM    681    Seminar in Conflict Resolution  
     -or-  
GUI    592    Group Processes
Approved Elective (3 hrs)
*Field research project required


CERTIFICATE:
Director of Pupil Personnel Post-Master’s

Total Course Requirements    30 hours
Level I Certification
ADM    600*    Introduction to Educational Leadership
ADM    624*    School and Community Relations
ADM    655*    Curriculum and Program Development
ADM    663    School Law
ADM    667*    Pupil Personnel Accounting
CRJ    537    Juvenile Justice Procedures

Level II Certification
ADM    669    Seminar in School Administration
COM    681    Seminar in Conflict Resolution   
     -or-
GUI    592    Group Processes   
Electives (6 hrs)
*Field research project required

Certification Issues
    Upon completion of the appropriate coursework, a student holding a valid Kentucky teaching certificate may submit a TC-1 to receive certification as a Supervisor of Instruction or Director of Pupil Personnel after meeting the following minimum requirements:
•    must be admitted unconditionally to the school administration program;
•    must have completed specific Level I (18 hours);
•    provide verification of three years of successful teaching experience;
•    provide verification of completing all program coursework with a grade of B or better; and
•    provide verification of three years of successful teaching in special education or three years of successful experience as a school psychologist for certification as a Director of Special Education; or
•    provide verification of Level II Pre-K-12 Kentucky Building Principal certification and two years of successful experience as a school principal or assistant principal for certification as a School Superintendent.


CERTIFICATE:
Director of Special Education Post-Master’s

Individuals entering this program must have a certificate in special education or school psychology and must have completed at least three years of experience as a teacher of exceptional children or three years of experience as a school psychologist. Coursework which includes special education instructional methods, materials and programs including preschool special education is required for individuals who did not prepare for teaching exceptional children and who do not have experience teaching exceptional children.

Total Course Requirements    30 hours
Level I Certification
ADM    600*    Introduction to Educational Leadership
ADM    624*    School and Community Relations
ADM    650*    Clinical Supervision
ADM    663    School Law
SED    603    Special Education Law and Procedures
SED    650    Administration of Special Education Program

Level II Certification
ADM    657    Educational Policy and Ethics
ADM    664    School Principal
ADM    668    Practicum/Seminar in Educational
           Leadership
ADM elective (ADM 645 or ADM 655 or GUI 683)
*Field research project required


CERTIFICATE:
School Superintendent Post-Master’s

A candidate for the superintendent certificate must:
•    complete both Level I and Level II principal preparation or certification for Pre K-12 principal;
•    complete two years of successful experience as a school principal; and
•    successfully complete the following courses:

ADM    739    The School Superintendency
ADM    749    School District Administration
ADM    759    Strategic Planning in Education
ADM    779    The Superintendency Practicum*
*Should be taken concurrently with ADM 739, 749, and 759, as a one-hour course.


Guidance and Counseling Programs
Programs Coordinator:    Alan Bakes
Location:    3218 Alexander Hall

The department offers the specialist in education degree, the master of arts in education degree, and a master of science in human development and leadership. The department also offers non-degree programs leading to post-master’s certification endorsements in guidance and counseling and a sixth year school psychology program.

Requirements for Admission
Students seeking admission to any degree or certificate program offered by the department must comply with the Murray State requirements stated in Chapter 2 and the College of Education requirements stated earlier in this chapter. All degree programs in guidance and counseling utilize the comprehensive exam as one of the summative evaluation requirements. Successful completion of the appropriate practicum experience and professional portfolio are also required for all certification programs in guidance and counseling. Additional requirements are noted.


Specialist in Education in
Guidance and Counseling

CIP 13.1101

ACCREDITED BY:
School - National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

The Specialist in Education Degree (Ed.S.) in guidance and counseling is a 60-hour program with an option in school counseling and an option in community counseling. The Ed.S. degree is a 60-hour graduate program beyond the baccalaureate degree.

Requirements
•    formal nine hour review/admission to candidacy filed
•    the specialty study
•    specialty study defense
•    pass comprehensive exam

SCHOOL GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING OPTION
The Ed.S. in School Counseling consists of a 60-hour program that is arranged into a 36-hour Masters degree providing a Provisional K-12 School Counseling Certification and Rank II. Upon readmission, the student finishes the other 24 hours of required coursework for the Ed.S. degree, the Rank I and Standard Certification.
Note: A teaching certificate is no longer required to be a counselor in Kentucky schools. However, those who do not have a teaching certificate must take EDU 633 as a prerequisite class.

Total Course Requirements    60 hours
ADM    630    Methods of Research1
GUI    615    Behavioral Assessment and Intervention1
GUI    619    Laboratory in Guidance and Counseling1
GUI    620    Practicum in Guidance and Counseling1
GUI    625    Legal and Ethical Issues
GUI    635    Developmental Processes1
GUI    637    Effective Practice in School Counseling1
GUI    670    Multicultural Issues in Human Services1
GUI    676    Individual Appraisal I2
GUI    679    Advanced Practicum: Guidance and Counseling2
GUI    683    Tests and Measurements1
GUI    687    Introduction to Guidance1
GUI    689    Individual Testing1
GUI    692    Group Dynamics in Counseling1
GUI    693    Theories of Counseling1
GUI    694    Advanced Counseling Techniques
GUI    697    Organization and Administration of Personnel Services
GUI    798    Specialty Study
Electives (6 hrs)
1Includes 36-hour master’s degree K-12 school guidance provisional certification, Rank II, and a Rank I upon completion of the remaining 24 hours.
2Standard certification courses plus one year full-time counseling experience if student has a teaching certificate; two years full-time counseling experience if student does not have teaching certification.
   
Other Degree Requirements
See listing for all specialist degrees earlier in this chapter. In addition, the student must complete the year(s) of successful experience as a full-time guidance counselor prior to issuance of the standard guidance certificate.

COMMUNITY COUNSELING OPTION

Requirements for Admission
In addition to MSU requirements in Chapter 2 and college requirements earlier in this chapter a student must have taken the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and met the following conditions:

Unconditional Admission
For unconditional admission a student must compile a minimum score of seven from the scoring system below, which includes the sum of these four categories.

Undergraduate GPA Graduate GPA GRE
3.6    =    5 pts
3.8    =    5 pts
900    =    5 pts
3.3    =    4
3.6    =    4    
850    =    4  
3.0    =    3 
3.4     =     3 800    =    3
2.7    =    2 3.2     =     2 750    =    2
2.5    =    1 3.0     =     1
700    =    1
Underrepresented Student Population = 1 point

Conditional Admission
Candidates for the specialist degree in community counseling who have completed a master’s degree or have obtained graduate credit hours in this or a closely related area of study from MSU or another regionally accredited university program may be able to apply some of those credits to the Ed.S. in guidance and counseling program upon the approval of equivalency by the student’s Ed.S. committee.
Note: Those students not meeting unconditional status requirements may be admitted on a conditional basis if judged by the department to show promise. However, any candidate who has an undergraduate GPA below 2.25 or a GRE below 700 (V+Q) will be denied entry into the program regardless of points acquired. (Students may appeal to the appropriate graduate program committee.)

Total Course Requirements    60 hours1
ADM    630    Methods of Research
GUI    618    Introduction to Community Counseling
GUI    619    Laboratory in Guidance and Counseling
GUI    620    Practicum in Guidance and Counseling
GUI    635    Developmental Processes
GUI    670    Multicultural Issues in Human Services
GUI    676    Individual Appraisal I
GUI    683    Tests and Measurements
GUI    686    Educational and Vocational Guidance
GUI    692    Group Dynamics in Counseling
GUI    693    Theories of Counseling
GUI    694    Advanced Counseling Techniques
GUI    794    Internship in Community and Agency Counseling
GUI    795    Internship in Community and Agency Counseling
GUI    798    Specialty Study
PSY    581    Abnormal Psychology
Electives chosen with Ed.S. Committee (6 hrs)

1The 60-hour program in Community Counseling meets the number of required hours and the curriculum standards for an individual to become licensed as a professional counselor in the state of Kentucky.

Other Degree Requirements
See earlier listing for all specialist degrees. In addition, successful completion of a comprehensive examination.


Master of Arts in Education
in Guidance and Counseling K-12  (Provisional Certification)

CIP 13.1101.01

ACCREDITED BY:
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

PROVISIONAL CERTIFICATION
A teaching certificate is no longer required to be a school counselor in Kentucky.

Requirements for Admission
Unconditional Admission   
    The department uses the same requirements as the university. Minimum requirements for unconditional admission are an overall 2.75 grade point average (based on an A equals 4.0).

Conditional Admission
    Conditional admission may be granted to a student who has an overall grade point average of 2.25-2.74. Upon completion of nine hours of graduate work, a student admitted conditionally must have a grade point average of 3.0.
   
Requirements for School Counseling Provisional Certificate
    The following must be accomplished by a student who wishes to be endorsed for provisional certification for the position of school counselor grades K-12.
    1. Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
    2. Satisfactorily complete the program requirements and be recommended for certification. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for completion of this program.
    3. Satisfactorily complete a practicum experience in elementary and secondary counseling as prescribed by state regulations.
    4. Pass comprehensive exam after the candidate has completed 30 semester hours or during the final semester of graduate study and complete a professional portfolio.
    5. Develop professional portfolio documentation competencies in Kentucky’s Counselors Standards and present it to practicum supervisor for evaluation.

SCHOOL COUNSELING K-12 OPTION
Total Course Requirements     36 hours1
ADM    630    Methods of Research
GUI    615    Behavioral Assessment and Intervention
GUI    619    Laboratory in Guidance and Counseling
GUI    620    Practicum in Guidance and Counseling
GUI    635    Developmental Processes
GUI    637    Effective Practice in School Counseling
GUI    670    Multicultural Issues in Human Services
GUI    683    Tests and Measurements
GUI    687    Introduction to Guidance
GUI    689    Individual Testing
GUI    692    Group Dynamics in Counseling
GUI    693    Theories of Counseling

1EDU 633 must be taken by those without a teaching certificate.


Master of Science in
Human Development and Leadership

CIP 44.0201

The master of science degree in human development and leadership will prepare individuals to work in administrative, program development and direct service positions in a wide range of settings. The 21 core course hours will provide a solid foundation of information and skills for anyone with leadership responsibilities in organizations. Twelve hours of electives, with consent of an advisor, are provided to expand the individual’s knowledge and skills base in their major career path. Students can choose electives with an emphasis on the non-profit organization, dietetics, college student personnel, or public administration or, the student may select 12 hours of coursework to meet specific career goals with the approval of their advisor. The M.S. in human development and leadership program totals 33 semester hours.

Requirements for Admission
Unconditional Admission
    The department uses the same requirement as the University. Minimum requirements for unconditional admission are an overall 2.75 grade point average (based on an A equals 4.0).

Conditional Admission
    Conditional admission may be granted to a student who has an overall grade point average of 2.25-2.74. Upon completion of nine hours of graduate work, a student admitted conditionally must have a grade point average of 3.0.
    Students who have a 2.0-2.24 may request conditional admission by contacting the program coordinator and submitting a letter explaining any circumstances surrounding the low GPA, any relevant work experience, and any other pertinent information that would help in assessing likelihood of success in the graduate program.

Required Core Curriculum    21 hours
ADM    630    Methods of Research           
     -or-
POL    671    Public Policy Analysis
COM    681    Seminar in Conflict Resolution
GUI    592    Group Processes
GUI    625    Legal and Ethical Issues
GUI    635    Developmental Processes
GUI    660    Developing Human Potential Seminar
GUI    670    Multicultural Issues in Human Services

Emphasis/Electives    12 hours
    Choose 12 hours from any one of the following areas or with the approval of advisor, design 12 hours to meet specific career goals. These courses must be approved when filing student’s program.

College Student Personnel
CSP    615    Introduction to Student Affairs in Higher Education
CSP    616    The American College Student
CSP    617    Current Issues in Student Affairs
CSP    618    Practicum and Seminar in College Student Personnel Work

Dietetics
NTN    640    Dietetics Clinical Training Primer
NTN    641    Nutrition Therapy I
NTN    642    Foodservice Management
NTN    643    Community Nutrition
NTN    650    Dietetics Clinical Training Primer II
NTN    651    Nutrition Therapy II
NTN    652    Business/Entrepreneur
NTN    653    Culminating Experience
NTN    656    Nutrition Research Literature Review
NTN    680    Independent Study in Nutrition

Non-Profit Organization
GUI    686    Educational and Vocational Guidance
YNL    501    Seminar on Youth and Human Service Organization
YNL    502    Workshop in Financial Resource Development
Elective (3 hrs) (With approval of advisor)

Public Administration
POL    573    Public Budgeting and Finance
POL    575    Human Resource Administration
POL    670    Foundations of Public Administration
POL    671    Public Policy Analysis
POL    674    Public Organizations

Thesis Option
Up to six hours of thesis may be taken in place of a similar number of elective hours.


CERTIFICATE:
Standard Counseling Certificate

ACCREDITED BY:
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

A student seeking Standard Counseling Certification must possess a Master’s in School Counseling.

Total Course Requirements    6 hours
GUI    676    Individual Appraisal I
GUI    679    Advanced Practicum: Guidance and Counseling

Other Certificate Requirements
At least one year of experience as a full-time school guidance counselor or at least two years of experience as a full-time school guidance counselor if the individual does not possess a teaching certificate.


CERTIFICATE:
Rank I Classification (Beyond the Standard Certificate)


ACCREDITED BY:
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Upon completion of the required six hours for the Standard Counseling Certification, a student can complete the required hours for the Rank I.

Total Course Requirements    18 hours
GUI    625    Legal and Ethical Issues
GUI    694    Advanced Counseling Techniques
GUI    697    Organization and Administration
           of Personnel Services
Electives (9 hours to be chosen with student’s advisor)


CERTIFICATE:
Individual Intellectual Assessment Endorsement for the School Counselor

This program endorsement is designed to meet state certification requirements for a practicing school counselor to perform district-wide student assessment.

Prerequisites
•    School counselor certification:   provisional or standard.
•    Experience as a certified and practicing school counselor.

Total Course Requirements    15 hours
GUI    622    Practicum in Psychometrics
GUI    677    Individual Appraisal II
GUI    683    Tests and Measurements
GUI    689    Individual Testing
GUI    690    Advanced Individual Testing


CERTIFICATE:
School Psychology - 6th year program

This program leads to a standard certificate in school psychology. Prerequisites are:
•    master’s degree in a related field (e.g., guidance/counseling, psychology, communication disorders, special education, or social work) from a regionally accredited institution;
•    completion of GUI 619 or equivalent;
•    three letters of recommendation;
•    written goals statement;
•    personal interview;
•    GRE (V=400, Q=400; V+Q=800 minimum)

Note:  Courses taken in the master’s degree may be utilized where appropriate with the approval of the student’s advisor.

Provisional Certification1,2      51 hours
ADM    630    Methods of Research
EDU    622    Philosophy of Education
    -or-
SED    603    Special Education Law and Procedures
EDU    631    Application of Learning and Motivation Principles to the Classroom
GUI    622    Practicum in Psychometrics
GUI    635    Developmental Processes
GUI    670    Multicultural Issues in Human Services
GUI    676    Individual Appraisal I
GUI    677    Individual Appraisal II
GUI    683    Tests and Measurements
GUI    688    Introduction to School Psychology
GUI    689    Individual Testing
GUI    690    Advanced Individual Testing
PSY    581    Abnormal Psychology
PSY    589    Personality
PSY    591    Statistics
SED    552    Functional Behavioral Analysis
SED    625    Instructional Techniques for Children and Youth with Mild Disabilities

Note:  Rank I or Rank II will be recommended with the provisional certification depending on the individual’s entire academic record.
       
Standard Certification     12 hours
GUI    792    Internship in School Psychology
GUI    793    Internship in School Psychology

1Allows individual to do internship.
2Candidates must take PRAXIS (old NTE) speciality area examination in school psychology and obtain a minimum score of 630 before provisional school psychology certification can be awarded.
3Candidate must have valid provisional certification in school psychology before internship can be contracted.