2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Urban Education (UED)

UED 500A  Tpcs:curclm & Inst Proc Mus Ed  (3 Credits)  

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UED 502  Integrat Tch Lea K-12  (3 Credits)  

WHRO

UED 505  Reading in the Content Area  (3 Credits)  

Skills in this area are designed to impart an understanding of comprehension skills in all content areas, including a repertoire of questioning strategies, summarizing and retelling skills, and strategies in literal, interpretive, critical, and evaluative comprehension, as well as the ability to foster appreciation of a variety of literature and independent reading.

UED 505B  Designing/Deliver Effective Online Instr  (3 Credits)  

This introductory course is designed to provide, students the opportunity for examination of basic, concepts and principles of distance learning, the, theoretical underpinnings of the field,, application of research literature, and distance, education delivery technologies. A systematic, approach to the design, development, delivery,, and evaluation of instruction for learners at a, distance is emphasized. Speacial attention is, given to the course managemetn systems, (Blackboard).

UED 505C  Advanced Techniques for Online Instruct  (3 Credits)  

This course emphasizes an advanced instructional, design approach to the development of online, courses that are engaging and effective, and in, alignment with standards and best practice as, identified by research. The course also, addresses blended learning environments,, synchronous and asynchronous concerns, the use of, a variety of media such as video and audio along, with accessiblity concerns, and effective, evaluation of online course design.

UED 505H  Uni Desgn Aut to for Cur Integ  (3 Credits)  

Universal Design Authoring Tools for Curri Integra

UED 599  Teaching Internshp  (9 Credits)  

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UED 600  Introduction to Administration and Leadership  (3 Credits)  

This course is intended to provide candidates with a theoretical and practical overview of leadership expectations in school settings. Candidates will have an opportunity to reflect on and practice important contextual ideas, concepts, and skills necessary for effective school principals and other school leaders.

UED 601  Data-Driven Leadership & Techology  (3 Credits)  

This course provides candidates with a practical overview of the use of quantitative and qualitative data in school settings. Candidates will develop data literacy and analytical skills. Candidates will learn general concepts and techniques of data analysis, generation, and presentation with specific application to educational issues, included but not limited to program assessment and evaluation, resource planning, and allocation, and strategic planning. Prerequisites: UED 600, UED 617, UED 630, UED 637, UED 641, and UED 691.

UED 603  School Leadership Issues and Trends  (3 Credits)  

This course is intended to provide participants with a theoretical and practical overview of leadership expectations in school settings. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on and practice important contextual ideas, concepts, and skills necessary for effective school principals and other school leaders.

UED 606  Multicultural Counseling  (3 Credits)  

This course examines the impact of culture on behavior and provides knowledge that candidates can use to increase effectiveness in counseling and leading individuals from other cultures. In addition, candidates explore ways in which their respective cultures form their worldview and how this worldview may impact their interactions with others. Candidates learn about the cultural norms of specific groups and explore the importance of implementation of equity of policies and procedures, counseling skills and techniques, and decision-making approaches that best meet the needs of all stakeholders in a diverse society.

UED 606C  Multicultural Counseling  (3 Credits)  

The Community Counseling Program is committed to developing competent, compassionate, cooperative and committed counselors. This course examines the impact of culture on behavior and how to use that knowledge to increase effectiveness in counseling indiv INCOMPLETE

UED 610  Advanced Educational Psychology  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to analyze the nature and range of human characteristics through the study of principles and procedures in evaluating student growth in skills, attitudes and understanding. Participants will conduct in-depth study into moral development, values clarification and perceptual and cognitive factors in learning and reading. Emphasis is placed on the application of the theories and principles to develop curricula and to validate programs in urban education.

UED 610C  Adv Educ Psych  (3 Credits)  

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UED 612  Counseling for Human Growth & the Lifespan  (3 Credits)  

In this course, candidates will be able to understand the stages of lifespan development with applications to counseling. Current research findings on major developmental issues including physical, social, emotional, speech and language, and cognitive processes of individuals will be emphasized.

UED 612C  Counseling for Human Growth & the Lifesp  (3 Credits)  

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UED 617  Organization Behavior in a Multicultural Society  (3 Credits)  

This course is intended to provide the candidates with an understanding of the structure and dynamics of the school as an organization in a multicultural society. A knowledge base founded in the works of Kolb, Vroom, McClelland, Likert, Boyatzis, Schein, Bennis and other researchers and theorists will serve as a guide to students' understanding the complexity of an organization. Candidates will gain self- understanding by using Kolb's conceptual model of concrete experience, reflective observation,abstract conceptualization and active experimentation. The candidates will gain insights into their role in the organization through hands-on experiences in the functions of the school as a social organization.

UED 620  Legal & Ethical Issues in Counseling  (3 Credits)  

This course provides an orientation to ethical issues in the practice of school counseling. Ethical practices are examined through the use of case scenarios, which outline ethical dilemmas commonly experienced by professional school counselors. The course entails a review of court cases, federal and state legislation, school board policies, ethical codes, and related literature.

UED 620C  Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling  (3 Credits)  

This course provides an orientation to ethical issues in the counseling practice. Relevant issues in mental health are identified and explored. Focal areas include professional roles and functions, ethical standards including accountability, responsibility, client welfare, emotional health, laws and regulations, institutional policies, cross cultural, cross social class practices and their impact on mental health. Ethical practices are examined by the use of vignettes describing ethical dilemmas presented to the counselors. Professional identification, the discipline appropriate professional associations and organizations and publications regarding best practices and strategies in providing counseling services to students, individuals and families are identified and introduced to the student.

UED 621  Principles of Counseling  (3 Credits)  

This course is intended to give the beginning counselor an understanding of counseling theory and strategies. It is intended to aid the prospective counselor in establishing a view of counseling based on a firm foundation supported by acknowledged theories of counseling. In addition, the student will develop skills to work with families, individuals, and crisis interventions. Participants will gain an understanding of the counseling theories used in psychodynamic approaches, humanistic, cognitive, and behavioral genres.

UED 621C  Introduction to Professional Counseling  (3 Credits)  

This course is intended to give the beginning counselor an understanding of counseling theory and strategies. It is intended to aid the prospective counselor in establishing a view of counseling based on a firm foundation supported by acknowledged theories of counseling. In addition, the student will develop skills to work with families, individuals, and crisis interventions. Candidates will gain an understanding of the counseling theories used in psychodynamic approaches, humanistic, cognitive, and behavioral genres.

UED 622  Counseling Theory and Psychotherapy  (3 Credits)  

This course introduces, analyzes, and evaluates the application various counseling and psychotherapy theories and models. The following theories will be examined: (a) Psychoanalytic, (b) Adlerian, (c) Existential; (d) Person-Centered (e) Gestalt; (f) Behavior; (g) Cognitive Behavior; (h) Reality (i) Postmodern and (k) Family Systems. Emphasis will be placed on developing effective techniques for conducting individual counseling, conducting interviews, helping clients adjust to change, facilitating clients with self-exploration, selfunderstanding, and self-evaluation. This course is 173 designed to explore the counseling process by examining specific theories and the related research. This course is designed to acquaint candidates with implementation of a counseling relationship in clinical and school settings

UED 622C  Counseling Theory and Psychotherapy  (3 Credits)  

The course introduces, analyzes, and evaluates the application of various counseling and psychotherapy theories and models. The following theories will be examined:(a) Psychoanalytic; (b) Adlerian; (c) Existential; (d) Person-Centered; (e) Gestalt; (f) Behavior; (g) Cognitive Behavior; (h) Reality; (i) Feminist, (j) Postmodern; and, (k) Family Systems. Emphasis will be placed on developing effective techniques for conducting individual counseling, conducting interviews, helping clients adjust to change, facilitating clients with self- exploration, self-understanding, and self-evaluation. This course is designed to explore the counseling process by examining specific theories and the related research. This course is designed to acquaint candidates with implementation of a counseling relationship in clinical settings. The course will also explore counseling skills and procedures.

UED 623  Counseling Techniques & Skills  (3 Credits)  

This course focuses on the major techniques used in counseling. Emphasis is placed not only on the techniques but also on the rationale underlying the practice of counseling, theoretical approaches, counseling techniques, and the ethics of counseling.

UED 623C  Counseling Skills and Techniques  (3 Credits)  

This course focuses on the major techniques used in counseling. Emphasis is placed not only on the techniques but also on the rationale underlying the practice of counseling, theoretical approaches, counseling techniques, and the ethics of counseling.

UED 626  Program Evaluation and Development  (3 Credits)  

This course prepares candidates for effective leadership roles in urban systems through an understanding of the relationship between needs assessment, program goals, measurable outcomes, and program mission statements. Candidates seeking leadership roles in school divisions, military units, community

UED 630  School and Community Relations  (3 Credits)  

This course focuses on the relationships between school and the local community, the impact of social systems on educational opportunities for community field experiences, media for interpreting needs of the community, views and achievement of the school.

UED 630C  Community and Agency Counseling  (3 Credits)  

In this course students will study counseling in such settings as mental health, social service, religious, penal institutions, rehabilitation and employment agencies. Emphasis will be on the counseling and consulting skills that prepare counselors to provide effective client assistance and to work collaboratively in the community.

UED 632  Grp Counseling and Human Relationships  (3 Credits)  

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UED 632C  Group Counseling Theories and Techniques  (3 Credits)  

This graduate course will provide candidates with the interpersonal skills to work with children, adults and staff. Emphasis will be placed on candidates developing effective techniques for conducting group discussions, conducting interviews, helping cli INCOMPLETE

UED 636  Instruction/Classroom Management  (3 Credits)  

This course provides teachers and other related professionals with knowledge of instructional strategies and various methods of classroom and behavior management for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with special needs. The course will provide a practical guide to in-service and pre-service teachers, families, and paraprofessionals for implementing instruction and applying behavior management techniques in both general and special education settings, the home, and the community. In addition, the ethics of behavior management, the rights of children, and the legal and legislative impact upon behavior management will be covered.

UED 637  Curriculum Development and Technology  (3 Credits)  

Principal Preparation This course analyzes the historical, sociopolitical, economic, and cultural dimensions of curriculum development as foundational pieces for state mandated guidelines in the context of an ever evolving technological society that espouses multimedia platform production orientation. Prerequisites: UED 600 and UED 630

UED 638  Classroom Management for School Counselors  (3 Credits)  

This course will help school counselors understand education in America's public schools and the role of the school counselor. Candidates will acquire knowledge of the principles of classroom teaching and management. They will learn ways to create a positive, supportive, and respectful learning environment, ways to present interesting and meaningful classroom guidance lessons, and effectively address a range of challenges in the pre K - 12 classroom.

UED 640  Family Systems  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to assist candidates in the study of family systems and dynamics by critically analyzing counseling theories and techniques. Emphasis is placed on family structure, dynamics, strategies and techniques employed in family counseling and family functioning.

UED 640C  Family System  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to assist candidates in the study of family systems and dynamics by critically analyzing counseling theories and techniques. Emphasis is placed on family structure, dynamics, strategies and techniques employed in family counseling and family functioning.

UED 641  Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction  (3 Credits)  

This course is intended to give the participant an understanding of leadership skills as applied to the supervision process. Students will gain an insight into motivational theory, organizational theory, clinical supervision and the teacher evaluation process. Works of Daniel Griffith, Jacob Getzekm Eagan Guba, Luvern L. Cunningham will be used for foundation knowledge. Students will identify personal leadership styles and their implications for supervision.

UED 644  Addiction Counseling  (3 Credits)  

This course provides a summary of addiction counseling based on practical application of both theory and research. It serves as a reference that can be used by two groups: (1) undergraduate and graduate students who are training to be direct service workers with addicted individuals and (2) clinicians who are new to the field of addiction counseling or who would like to review the state of the art of addiction counseling. The main focus of the course is on the practitioner. Throughout the course, interactive exercises, such as case studies and discussion exercises are provided to assist the reader in applying the information and to assist the facilitator in integrating the material into the classroom discussion. Due to the many different approaches in the addictions field, there are often controversies regarding theory and practice. This course will not reconcile these differences, but it does fuse theoretical and practical concerns into a pragmatic counseling framework.

UED 644C  Addiction Counseling  (3 Credits)  

This course addresses etiology and treatment of addictive behaviors (e.g. substance abuse, gambling, etc). Theories linked with addiction to biological, psychological, and other factors will be evaluated critically with an emphasis on developing effectiv

UED 645  Evaluation and Instruction  (3 Credits)  

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UED 645C  Testing and Assessment in Counseling  (3 Credits)  

In this course candidates will examine individual and group approaches to formal and informal client testing and assessment techniques. The course includes an examination of the various assessments, use of collaborative information, clarification of assessment concepts, test selection for various populations, test administration, results interpretation, and ethical and legal issues relative to assessment.

UED 650  Diagnosis and Treatment  (3 Credits)  

This course will provide an in depth review of a broad spectrum of psychopathological conditions as defined in the DSM-5. The focus of this review will include the etiology, prevalence & incidence, signs & symptoms, and criteria for differential diagnosis. The emphasis of this review will be on comparing and contrasting different theoretical perspectives on each disorder, as well as reviewing the empirical literature in support of these theoretical perspectives. As a graduate level course, this review will be at an advanced level and presumes mastery of the content of an undergraduate Abnormal Psychology course.

UED 650C  Diagnosis and Treatment  (3 Credits)  

This course provides a framework for, understanding the reange of personality and, behavioral disorders. Emphasis is given to the, principles and practices that relate to, psychopathology, DSM diagnosis, etiology and, assssment, systematic treatment planning,, interviewing, and short and long term, intervetions.

UED 670  School Law  (3 Credits)  

This course is intended to provide participants with an overview of school law. Participants will learn terminology of federal and state court systems and their implications for public schools. The course will cover major legal issues affecting education and Virginia School laws. Participants will be expected to develop skills using legal resources and to have a working knowledge of current laws affecting schools.

UED 671  School Finance  (3 Credits)  

Current practices and techniques for making efficient and effective decisions concerning financial resource management in public schools are analyzed and evaluated. Attention will be given to state aid formulas and current practices in accounting systems as applicable to public schools.

UED 677  Foundations of Career Development & Counseling  (3 Credits)  

This course provides candidates with knowledge, skills, and competencies to respond appropriately to the attitudes, behaviors, feelings and thoughts of students implementing the career counseling function. Additionally, candidates will learn how to assist students in acquiring, processing and applying information relative to themselves and the world of work. This course is also designed to assist the candidate in synthesizing theoretical constructs and application of theory in all career development areas.

UED 677C  Foundations of Career Development & Counseling  (3 Credits)  

This course provides candidates with knowledge, skills, and competencies to respond appropriately to the attitudes, behaviors, feelings and thoughts of clients implementing the career counseling function. Additionally, candidates will learn how to assist clients in acquiring, processing, and applying information relative to themselves and the world of work. The course is also designed to assist the candidate in synthesizing theoretical constructs and applications of theory in all career development areas.

UED 680  Intro to Counseling Supervision  (3 Credits)  

This course provides the foundation for learning theories and practices of consultation and supervision including legal and ethical issues. The course includes 3 broad content areas: (a) counseling supervision fundamentals, interpersonal and developmental processes, clinical content, evaluation, gate-keeping, and administrative and case-management tasks (B) individual supervision models, approaches, theories and additional supervision formats: and (c) teaching, learning, and developmental processes for becoming a supervisor, During this course, candidates explore supervision and consultation as unique skills and practices for counseling, professionals and consultation, theoretical frameworks and models of supervision and consultation, the roles and relationships related to clinical supervision and consultation, and legal, ethical and multicultural issues associated with clinical supervision and consultation. The prerequisite for this course is UED 621C Principles of Counseling or UED 621 Principles of Counseling.

UED 680C  Intro to Counseling Supervision  (3 Credits)  

This course provides the framework for candidates to develop a personal style for clinical supervision in counseling which incorporates learning the purpose and principles of clinical supervision. The course content is designed to explore the working structure of supervision in the counseling profession including theoretical framework and understanding of the different models of counseling supervision, knowledge of the roles and relationships related to clinical supervision, and legal, ethical, and multicultural issues related with clinical supervision.

UED 681  Pesonnel Management and Staff Development  (3 Credits)  

Personnel management is that aspect of school administration that is concerned with the effective supervision of the school staff. This course examines the concepts and strategies that make people satisfied and productive whether they are professional or hourly rated employees. In addition, the participant will also gain experience in dealing with conflicts and personal problems.

UED 684  Curriculum and Instructional Procedures in Mathematics  (3 Credits)  

Study of theories, strategies for effective instruction, and contemporary assessment practices that support mathematics learning in grades 6-12. Special emphasis on research methods in mathematics education, Independent research project required.

UED 685  Currriculum and Instructional Procedures in Science  (3 Credits)  

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UED 686  Curriculum and Instructional Procedures in Fine Arts  (3 Credits)  

Study of theories, strategies for effective instruction, and contemporary assessment practices that support mathematics learning in grades 6-12. Special emphasis on research methods in mathematics education, Independent research project required.

UED 687  Curriculum and Instructional Procedures in English  (3 Credits)  

Study of materials and methods for teaching, integrating, and assessing English language, literature, grammar, and composition with attention to current research and theories that inform best practices in language arts instruction.

UED 690  Curriculum and Instructional Procedures in History  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisites: UED 682 and completion of history deficiencies per the certificate of preliminary endorsement Emphasizes and reinforces the modeling and making of the best curriculum and instructional practices by future secondary social studies teachers. Reinforces the adherence of secondary social studies teachers to both the content standards of educational accrediting bodies and those put forth by the state of Virginia. Writing, speaking, and critical thinking competencies are reinforced and applied.

UED 691  Research/Writing  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to assist graduate students in education and the behavioral sciences develop skills associated with the systematic investigating, collecting, classifying, interpreting, and reporting of data. It will familiarize students with scholarly research, terminology, and methodology for evaluating and writing a research proposal.

UED 691C  Research & Writing  (3 Credits)  

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UED 692  Research Methods  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to assist graduate candidates in the Community Counseling/Mental Health program to develop skills associated with the systematic investigating, collecting, classifying, interpreting, and reporting of data. Candidates will become familiar with scholarly research, terminology, and methodology for evaluating and writing a research proposal.

UED 692C  Research Methods  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to assist graduate candidates in education and behavioral sciences to develop skills associated with the systematic investigating, collecting, classifying, interpreting, and reporting of data. Candidates will become familiar with scholarly research, terminology, and methodology for evaluating and writing a research proposal.

UED 700C  Psychopathology  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to provide an integrated approach for treatment of psychopathology forhelping professionals in the field of behavioral health. This course covers a wide range of definitions and models that focus on psychological disorders, functioning and abnormal psychological, and conditions of psychopathology based in the DSM-V. The primary focus of this course is on psychopharmacology, prevalent psychotherapies, and theories of abnormal behavior and development in clinical settings which includes using the principles and practices of diagnosis treatment, referral, crisis intervention and prevention of mental health disorders to initiate, maintain, and terminate treatment in the behavioral health setting.

UED 710C  Practicum I  (3 Credits)  

The course is designed to provide candidates supervised work in the counseling profession. During this practicum experience the candidates will apply knowledge and skills learned throughout the program as they work with clients in a supervised field place

UED 720C  Practicum II  (3 Credits)  

The course is designed to provide an orientation for candidates as they begin supervised work in the counseling profession. During this continued practicum experience, the candidates will apply knowledge and skills learned throughout the program in working with clients in a supervised field placement. The candidates are required to complete 50 clock hours which are to be fulfilled in an academic term which include a minimum of 40 hours per term of direct contact (counseling) hours with clients and a minimum of 10 hours of group work. The remaining 10 hours per term consists of indirect hours accrued performing other counseling-related duties. Candidates receive 1 hour of individual supervision by site and university supervisors weekly and 1-2 hours of group supervision during the academic term. The experiences must be approved by the Practicum Supervisor and Professor.

UED 791  Applied Research I  (3 Credits)  

The Applied Research course is a two-semester program that will provide the participant with an opportunity to explore one of the following: (1) an indepth study of an area that is not normally part of the regular curriculum; (2) develop and conduct a field trial on a new curriculum or instructional area; (3) or, develop and apply for a research grant. The course allows the participant to be involved in quantitative and/or qualitative research. The participant will receive approval to explore a problem or issue that has relevance to his/her area of concentration or knowledge base. The participant will be expected to develop a theory or proposition and explore the issue using library research and direct observation. Students will be expected to develop a document describing and summarizing the results of the research done in the study.

UED 792  Applied Research II  (3 Credits)  

The Applied Research course is a two-semester program that will provide the participant with an opportunity to explore one of the following: (1) an indepth study of an area that is not normally part of the regular curriculum; (2) develop and conduct a field trial on a new curriculum or instructional area; (3) or, develop and apply for a research grant. The course allows the participant to be involved in quantitative and/or qualitative research. The participant will receive approval to explore a problem or issue that has relevance to his/her area of concentration or knowledge base. The participant will be expected to develop a theory or proposition and explore the issue using library research and direct observation. Students will be expected to develop a document describing and summarizing the results of the research done in the study.

UED 793  Internship  (3 Credits)  

The internship is structured as the culminating practical experience for the candidates. This experience will vary in depth and range in the following areas: (a) policy and professional ethics, (b) program planning, (c) small group facilitation, (d) individual counseling, (e) lifestyle / career planning, (f) appraisals and assessment, (g) multicultural relevancy, (h) student consultation, and (i) community involvement and service- learning.

UED 793C  Internship I  (3 Credits)  

Counseling internship is designed to meet the CACREP accreditation standards and is based on seminar-style class discussion, the presentation and discussion of cases, clinical group supervision principles and didactic instruction. The program requires students to complete a clinically supervised internship of 300 clock hours which is to be fulfilled in an academic term. The internship course provides a systematic sequence of professional experiences under the supervision of a certified professional in Community Counseling. During this continued internship experience the candidate will apply knowledge and skills learned throughout the program in working with actual clients in a supervised field placement. The candidate is required to spend a minimum of 120 hours per semester of direct counseling service with clients, of which it is preferred that one-fourth of these hours be in group work (i.e. leading or co-leading a counseling group, conducting a psycho-education group experience such as a stress management or substance abuse awareness group). The remaining 120 hours per semester consists of indirect hours accrued performing other counselingrelating duties. Candidate receive 1 hour of individual supervision weekly, and receive 1-2 hours of group supervision during the academic term. The experiences must be approved by the internship Supervisor and Professor and is required to assess and treat mental health issued as categorized in the standard diagnostic nomenclature of Virginia

UED 794  Internship II  (3 Credits)  

This course serves as an extension of UED 793 (see UED 793)

UED 794C  Internship II  (3 Credits)  

Provides a systematic sequence of professional experiences under the supervision of a Counselor in the field of community counseling. Three hundred (300) clock hours of professional experience, arranged in the several areas of professional specialty are