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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, Litchfield, Strange, Uhlig, Van Haneghan
Associate Professors: Clark, Guest, Johnson, McIntosh, Surry
Assistant Professors: Adams, Ingram, Millner, Norris, Robinson
Lecturer: Blaylock
 
Department of Behavioral Studies and Educational Technology web site
http://www.southalabama.edu/coe/bset
 
UNDERGRADUATE
The department provides undergraduate students with courses in 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.
Counselor educators are ethically required to ensure that students meet academic requirements and demonstrate clinical competencies. Satisfactory progress will be predicated on a combination of factors such as academic success, clinical competence, adherence to ethical standards, and appropriate interpersonal functioning. Students who do not demonstrate satisfactory competence within any of these critical areas of professional performance may be terminated from the program. Core faculty will evaluate students on a continuing basis to determine students' satisfactory progression through the program.
 
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 - June 15; for Spring admission - November 1, and for Summer admission - April 1. 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 (GRE): Verbal, Quantitative, Analytical; or the Miller Analogies Test (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 or MAT; 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 566, CED 571, CED 572, CED 574,
CED 576, CED 584, CED 586, CED 588,
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 566, CED 572 , CED 574, CED 575,
CED 576, CED 579, CED 581, CED 584,
CED 585, CED 586, CED 588
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 Certificate in Library Media with a Master of Education Degree, and Alabama Class A Endorsement in Library Media. 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. The programs are designed to provide contact with the professor, interaction with other students, and access to the University Library and student services.
 
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
 
Applicants for the Educational Media program are reviewed throughout the year. Deadlines for all application materials (specified below) are: Fall admission - June 15; Spring admission - November 1; and Summer admission - April 1 . Requirements for admission are (in addition to the general Graduate School Standards):
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. In addition, the letters should reference the applicant's dispositions necessary to help K-12 students learn.
4. A letter from the applicant indicating the applicant's goal(s) and purpose(s) for pursuing the field of Educational Media, and the dispositions that make the applicant a good candidate for helping K-12 students learn.
5. Valid Alabama Certification: For the master's degree, an Alabama Class A or B Certificate in a teaching field. For the endorsement only, an Alabama Class A Certificate in a teaching field or instructional support area.
6. Results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), including written component.
 
Applications, transcripts, letters, 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 decision involves evaluation of the following: grade-point average, scores on the GRE, letters of reference, applicant's statement of career goal(s) and purpose(s), professional experience, and program enrollment and availability.
 
Alabama Class A Certificate in Library Media with a Master of Education Degree (33 semester hours)
Students entering this program must have a valid Alabama Class A or B Certificate in a teaching field.
Program requirements include:
1. Completing a minimum of 33 semester hours as outlined below, with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 (B) on all work attempted. A minimum grade of "B" is required for all EDM courses, and a satisfactory performance is required in each of the internship experiences.
2. Passing a written comprehensive and portfolio examination.
3. Having at least two years of successful teaching experience at the time application for certification is submitted.
 
I. Educational Media Core Courses (18 semester hours)
EDM 520, EDM 533, EDM 552, EDM 580, EDM 581, EDM 583
Enrollment is limited to Educational Media majors only.
 
II. Internship (3 semester hours)
EDM 595-A, EDM 595-B, EDM 595-C
 
III. Instructional Support Courses (12 semester hours)
EPY 502, EDF 501 or EDF 515, IDE 510, SPE 500 (If a survey course in Special Education was previously taken at the undergraduate or graduate level, an advisor-approved elective may be taken in lieu of SPE 500.)
Alabama Class A Endorsement in Library Media (21 semester hours)
Students entering this program must have a master's degree and a valid Alabama Class A Certificate in a teaching field or instructional support area. Program requirements include:
1. Completing a minimum of 21 semester hours as outlined below, with a minimum grade of "B" in all core courses and a satisfactory performance in each of the internship experiences.
2. Passing a written comprehensive and portfolio examination.
3. Having at least two years of successful teaching experience at the time application for certification is submitted.
 
I. Educational Media Core Courses (18 semester hours)
EDM 520, EDM 533, EDM 552, EDM 580, EDM 581, EDM 583
Enrollment is limited to Educational Media majors only.
 
II. Internship (3 semester hours)
EDM 595-A, EDM 595-B, EDM 595-C
 
In addition, a survey course in Special Education is required if not previously taken at the undergraduate or graduate level.
 
For more detailed information, please visit the University of South Alabama online web site at: http://usaonline.southalabama.edu (click on Academic Information and then Educational Media) or contact: Dr. Mary Ann Robinson, University of South Alabama, College of Education, UCOM 3700, Mobile, AL 36688-0002. Phone: (251)380-2861; E-mail: mrobinson@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 DEVELOPMENT 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
Applications for the Instructional Design and Development program are reviewed throughout the year. Deadlines for all application materials (specified below) are: Fall admission - June 15; Spring admission - November 1; Summer admission - April 1. 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 statement of the applicant's career goal(s) and purpose(s) for pursuing the Master's program in Instructional Design and Development.
5. Results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) including the writing component.
Applications, transcripts, letters, 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 decision involves evaluation of the following: grade-point average scores on the GRE, letters of reference, applicant's statement of career goal(s) and purpose(s), professional experience, and program enrollment and availability.
 
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 (15 Semester Hours)
ISD 582, ISD 583, ISD 650, ISD 651, ISD 653
Select at least 9 Semester Hours
ISD 581, ISD 584, ISD 602, ISD 613, ISD 622, ISD 652, ISD 655, ISD 682, 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 581, ISD 602, ISD 620, 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 640, ISD 641, IDS 642
Select at least 9 Semester Hours
CED 678, EPY 602, EPY 610, IDE 660, ISD 581, ISD 582, ISD 602, ISD 612, ISD 622, ISD 650, ISD 651, ISD 653, ISD 656, ISD 682, 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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