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DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL STUDIES AND EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
 
Chair: John V. Dempsey (251-380-2861)
Professors: Daughenbaugh, Davidson-Shivers, Dempsey, DuMars, Law, Strange, Uhlig
Associate Professors: Johnson, Litchfield, Van Haneghan
Assistant Professors: Adams, Clark, Guest, McIntosh, Millner, Norris, Robinson, Surry
Lecturer: Blaylock
 
Department of Behavioral Studies and Educational Technology web site
 
UNDERGRADUATE
The department provides undergraduate students with courses in Counselor Education, Educational Media, and Educational Psychology, but it does not offer an undergraduate degree program. The educational psychology courses offer basic psychological concepts that undergird the educational process. In addition, the department seeks to provide experiences that will assist the undergraduate student to acquire analytic tools and observational skills necessary to deal with educational concerns. The courses are designed to broaden and strengthen the student’s preparation for dealing with professional educational functions.
 
GRADUATE
The Department of Behavioral Studies and Educational Technology offers the Master of Education degree in Educational Media, School Counseling, and School Psychometry, the Master of Science degree in Community Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, and in Instructional Design and Development, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Instructional Design and Development.
For certification as a school counselor, school psychometrist or library media specialist by the State Department of Education, one must complete a basic program in a teaching field. Eligibility for certification requires two years of appropriate professional experience, at least one of which must be in teaching. The initial certificate is good for five years.
 
COUNSELOR EDUCATION PROGRAMS
The programs described below are designed to provide for the acquisition of skills and competencies needed by the professional counselors and psychometrists working in educational, agency, and rehabilitation settings.
A grade of “B” or better is required in the professional major sequences.
 
ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
Applications for graduate programs in counseling and psychometry are reviewed throughout the year. Deadlines for all application materials (specified below) are: for Fall admission - August 1; for Spring admission - December 15, and for summer admission - May 20. Requirements for admission are:
1. A completed application for admission to the Graduate School.
2. One official copy of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
3. Two letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant’s academic and/or professional abilities.
4. A written statement of the applicant’s career goal(s) and purpose(s) for pursuing the Master’s program in counseling or psychometry.
5. Results of the Graduate Record Examination: Verbal, Quantitative, Analytical or MAT.
Applications, transcripts, letters of recommendation and all supporting materials should be submitted to the Office of Admissions, Administration Building, Room 182, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002 by the deadlines noted above.
Final admission decisions involve evaluation of the following: grade-point average; scores on the GRE; letters of reference; professional experience; the applicant’s statement of purpose; and program enrollment and availability.
 
Comprehensive Examination Type I is required.
The special requirements for completion of the program include demonstration of satisfactory performance in the prescribed curriculum and a written comprehensive examination.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR PROGRAM
(39 Semester Hours Minimum)
Major Instructional Support Area:
(27 Sem Hours)
CED 571, CED 572, CED 574, CED 576,
CED 583, CED 584, CED 586, CED 588,
CED 595 Internship (3 semester hrs required; 300 contact hours)
 
Related Studies in Educational Foundations*:
(Nine Semester Hours)
EPY 521, EPY 555
 
And One Course from Social Foundations:
EDF 501, EDF 515
 
Research in Education Area:
(Three Semester Hrs)
IDE 510
*SPE 500 Must be taken for three additional hours by students who have not previously satisfied the special education requirement.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SCHOOL PSYCHOMETRY PROGRAM
(39 Semester Hour Minimum)
Major Instructional Support Area:
(27 Sem Hours)
EPY 555, EPY 556, EPY 557, EPY 558,
CED 560, CED 571, CED 583, CED 584,
CED 595 Internship (Three semester hours required; 300 contact hours)
Related Studies in Educational Foundations
(9 Semester Hours)
EPY 521
 
One course from the following:
EDF 501, EDF 515
 
One additional course in EPY, EDF, or related field.
 
Research in Education Area:
(Three Semester Hrs)
IDE 510
*SPE 500 Must be taken for three additional hours by students who have not previously satisfied the special education requirement.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COMMUNITY COUNSELING PROGRAM
(48 Semester Hour Minimum)
Required Major Professional Core:
(42 Sem Hrs)
CED 560, CED 571, CED 572, CED 574,
CED 576, CED 584, CED 586, CED 588,
CED 590, SP TOP: Multicultural Counseling
CED 595 (Six semester hrs. required; 600 contact hours)
Required Related Professional Courses
(Nine Semester Hours)
IDE 510, EPY 521, EPY 555
 
Approved Electives: (Six Semester Hours)
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR REHABILITATION COUNSELING PROGRAM
(54 Semester Hour Minimum)
Required Major Professional Core:
(51 Sem Hrs)
CED 560, CED 572 , CED 574, CED 575,
CED 576, CED 579, CED 581, CED 584,
CED 585, CED 586, CED 588, CED 590,
CED 595 Internship (Six semester hrs required; 600 contact hours)
Required Related Professional Courses:
(Nine Semester Hours)
IDE 510, EPY 521, EPY 555
 
Approved Electives: (Three Semester Hours)
 
For information concerning the national certification examination in Rehabilitation Counseling and the Alabama License for Professional Counselors, contact the Behavioral Studies and Educational Technology Department.
 
 
EDUCATIONAL MEDIA PROGRAM ONLINE
The Department of Behavioral Studies and Educational Technology offers two programs entirely over the Internet:
Alabama Class A Certification in Educational Media
Alabama Class A Certification in Educational Media with a Master of Education Degree
These programs prepare students to plan, design, and administer library/media centers and qualify them to serve as School Library Media Specialists/Librarians in K-12 schools throughout Alabama. Because the programs are nationally recognized and accredited, graduates may be able to qualify for S.L.M.S./L. positions in other states.
The online format offers students the flexibility and convenience of taking graduate courses at home, at the office, or wherever they have access to the Internet. These programs are designed to provide contact with the professor, interaction with other students, and access to the University Library and student services.
 
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Master of Education
1. A completed application for admission to the Graduate School.
2. Official test scores--GRE, (must be sent by testing agency to the Registrar).
3. Official transcripts from all institutions attended.
4. Copy of a valid Alabama Teaching Certificate.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA PROGRAM
Persons who specialize in Educational Media shall have completed requirements for a certificate at the baccalaureate level in a teaching field and shall have at least two years of appropriate professional experience, at least one of which must be in teaching. The initial certificate is good for five years.
A minimum grade-point average of 3.00 (B) is required on all work attempted. A minimum grade of B is required for all EDM courses.
A comprehensive written and portfolio examination covering all areas of the student’s program is required.
 
(33 Semester Hour Minimum)
Educational Media Core: (21 Semester Hours)
EDM 520*, EDM 533*, EDM 552*, EDM 580*, EDM 581*, EDM 583*, EDM 595*
*Enrollment is limited to Library Media majors only.
 
Instructional Support: (12 Semester Hours)
IDE 510, EPY 502, EDF 501 or 515 and an approved elective.
 
SPE 500 must be taken for three additional hours by students who have not previously satisfied the special education requirement. It is recommended students complete EDM 520 prior to taking the Educational Media Core courses.
 
For more detailed information, please visit the University of South Alabama online web site at: http://usaonline.southalabama.edu or contact: Dr. William F. Gilley, Director of Graduate Studies, College of Education, University of South Alabama; Mobile, AL 36688-0002. Phone: (251)380-2738; E-mail: wgilley@usouthal.edu
 
 
INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
The Master of Science degree program in Instructional Design and Development provides students with the information and skill training to analyze instructional tasks, to design and deliver instructional programs, and to perform evaluative procedures on instructional products and services. The job market potential for graduates of the program includes the management of in-service education in business and industry, health-related institutions and agencies, military agencies, institutions of higher education, K-12 education, and related self-employed activities.
1. Each student will be assigned a major professor and will complete a course-of-study form by the end of the first semester of study.
2. A program committee will be appointed to work with the student.
3. A Master’s Comprehensive Examination will be completed by each student during the student’s last semester.
 
INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM
The Master’s program in Instruction Design and Development (ID&D) has both on-campus and online courses. Although not all courses are taught in both formats, students are able to complete the masters program in one format or the other, or a combination of on-campus or online courses. Using the Internet and other distance learning technologies, the ID&D online program provides an educational opportunity for those who choose to use similar technology to that they might employ for delivering educational and training courses after graduation.
Flexibility is the key to the program, and students can complete courses via the Internet following their individual learning schedules during the semester. Students are able to interact directly with their instructor and classmates to obtain subject information, to work on course and team assignments, and to complete examinations via the Internet. In addition, students have direct access to the University Library and advising services.
For more detailed information, please visit the ID&D web site at http://idd.southalabama.edu or the University of South Alabama online web site at http://USAOnline.southalabama.edu or contact: Dr. William F. Gilley, Director of Graduate Studies, College of Education, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688-0002. Telephone (251)380-2738; E-mail: wgilley@usouthal.edu
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
1. An undergraduate degree in an appropriate academic field.
2. A completed application for admission to the Graduate School.
3. Official test scores from the GRE-Verbal, Quantitative, Analytical, (must be sent by testing agency to the Registrar).
4. Official transcripts from all institutions attended.
 
INTERNSHIP
Many Instructional Design and Development students complete an internship of a minimum of 240 contact hours. Students must have completed all core courses prior to enrolling for the internship. The internship component is designed to give students practical experience in design, implementation, and/or evaluation of instructional systems.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR DEGREE
To qualify for the M.S. Degree in Instructional Design and Development, candidates must satisfactorily complete the following program with a minimum grade-point average of 3.00 on all course work undertaken.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
I. Core Courses (13 semester hours required)
EPY 502, IDE 510, ISD 600, ISD 610, ISD 621
II. Approved concentration areas (24 semester hours required)
Select one of the concentration options (A, B, C, or D)
A.
E-Developer
Required (9 Semester Hours)
ISD 613, ISD 650, ISD 651
Select at least 15 Semester Hours
ISD 581, ISD 582, ISD 583, ISD 584, ISD 622, ISD 652, ISD 655, ISD 680, IDE 685, CED 678
B. Applied Research & Evaluation
Required (15 Semester Hours)

IDE 620, IDE 621, IDE 635, IDE 660, IDE 690
Select at least 9 Semester Hours
IDE 630, IDE 692, ISD 640, ISD 650, SY 512, PSC 580, CED 678, EPY 602, EPY 610
C. Performance Systems & Training
Required (15 Semester Hours)

ISD 611, ISD 613, ISD 622, ISD 641, IDS 642
Select at least 9 Semester Hours
CED 678, EPY 602, EPY 610, ISD 612, ISD 640, ISD 650, ISD 656, IDE 660, MGT 502, MGT 520, MGT 525
D. Individualized Program
15 Semester Hours must be made up of courses with the ISD prefix. 9 Semester Hours selected from any USA graduate courses approved by the student’s committee.
III. Field Courses
Minimum of 3 semester hours required
ISD 595, ISD 598, ISD 599
For information on the Doctor of Philosophy program see Instructional Design and Development program.
 
 
 


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