Research, measurement, and design procedures for addressing issues in school psychology, counseling, and education. A research project is required of each student.
This course is an intensive role-play based experience to provide the student with the development of basic counseling, crisis assessment and referral skills. It provides didactic and experiential activities based on a general model of effective counseling to facilitate acquiring skills essential to helping within in the student affairs profession.
This course covers the theoretical bases for assessment techniques, research design, models for designing, managing and evaluating student affairs programs including information management and computer applications in higher education and methods of needs analysis applicable to college student populations.
This course is structured to provide an examination of the role of leadership in higher education through the study of leadership and organizational theory. Students will be prepared to utilize their knowledge of leadership theories and models to provide a foundation and accompanying strategies for teaching leadership to college students.
This course covers significant issues, functions, and problems that student affairs administrators manage in their work setting which include professionalism and ethical decision-making, the role of professional organizations and associations, management and leadership theories, human resource development, governance and legal issues, finance and budgeting, and assessment and evaluations.
Students will participate in two internship experiences. Each internship includes 150 clock hours in a Texas State Student Affairs or Academic Affairs department or at nearby colleges or universities.
Internship applies knowledge of student development and organizational theory in a particular student affairs area of operation with group specific activities or projects. The connection between theory and practice is emphasized. The course may be repeated up to three times. Grades on a credit (CR), no credit (F) basis.
Students must earn 6 hours of elective credit. Students can select elective courses from a variety of graduate-level courses offered in various departments across campus. Many students take classes in the departments of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology; Curriculum and Instruction; Sociology; Political Science; and Communication Studies. Students also have the option of doing study abroad opportunities for elective credit.