Southwestern Adventist University

Undergraduate Bulletin 2011-2012 PDF

Programs

  • Psychology, B.S.
  • Psychology, B.S. with emphasis in School Guidance.

Psychology, B.S.

     
PSYC 212 General Psychology 3
PSYC 220 Human Growth & Development 3
PSYC 222 Ethics for Mental Health Professionals 3
PSYC 244 Courtship, Marriage, and Family 3
PSYC 322 Adolescent Psychology 3
PSYC 331 Strength in Diversity 3
PSYC 340 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 360 Personality Theory & Development 3
PSYC 445 Deviant Behavior 3
PSYC 460 Applied Social Research Methods 3
PSYC 470 Counseling Theory & Techniques 3
PSYC Electives 3
  Total: 36

Required Cognates:

     
MATH 241* Intro to Probability and Statistics 3
     
Choose one of the following series: 8
BIOL 101 & 102 Anatomy and Physiology  
BIOL 104 & 105 Human Biology  
BIOL 111 & 112 General Biology  
  Total: 11

*MATH 110  is prerequisite for this class.

Psychology Minor

18 semester hours (9 hours upper division), which must include PSYC 212, 220, and 340.

Psychology majors are expected to be individuals who exhibit high levels of personal and professional integrity as well as academic honesty. In keeping with this expectation, psychology majors who involve themselves in unethical behaviors and/or academic dishonesty may be dismissed from the psychology program.

Psychology, B.S., emphasis School Guidance

Psychology Courses:

     
PSYC 212 General Psychology 3
PSYC 220 Human Growth & Development 3
PSYC 222 Ethics for Mental Health Professionals 3
PSYC 244 Courtship, Marriage, and Family 3
PSYC 322 Adolescent Psychology 3
PSYC 326 Exceptional Children 3
PSYC 340 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 360 Personality Theory & Development 3
PSYC 445 Deviant Behavior 3
PSYC 460 Applied Social Research Methods 3
PSYC 470 Counseling Theories & Techniques 3
PSYC Electives 3
  Total: 36

Education Courses* (Early Childhood-Grade 6):

     
EDUC 254 Introduction to the Teaching Profession 3
EDUC 312 Educational Psychology 3
EDUC 364 Kindergarten Materials & Methods 3
EDUC 382 Reading and Language Arts in the Elem School 3
EDUC 386 Mathematics in the Elementary School 3
EDUC 413 Science in the Elementary School 3
EDUC 421 Language Arts Essential Skills in the Elem School 3
EDUC 416 Legal and Philosophical Foundations 3
EDUC 434 Classroom Assessment 3
EDUC 436 Classroom Management 3
EDUC 465 Directed Teaching 6
  Total: 36

* For Education course descriptions, see page 140.

Additional Courses:

     
POLS  211 National and Texas Constitution 3
ENGL 464 Advanced Grammar 3
  Total: 6
       
MATH 241* Intro to Probability and Statistics 3
     
Choose one of the following series: 8
BIOL 101 & 102 Anatomy and Physiology  
BIOL 104 & 105 Human Biology  
BIOL 111 & 112 General Biology  
  Total: 11

*MATH 110 is prerequisite for this class.

Bachelors of Science in Psychology, emphasis School Guidance

Psychology with emphasis in School Guidance is a composite major thus no minor is required.

This composite major will prepare you to complete a number of classes in education that are required by the State of Texas to fulfill course requirement before taking the State Exam for Educators (TExES).  Please note that the State of Texas requires candidates who desire a certificate in school counseling must have two years of successful teaching and in possession of a valid teaching certificate issued by the State of Texas and a Masters degree in School Guidance/School Counseling. The intent of this composite is to prepare you to take the State Exams (EC-6) that consists of two tests (Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility and Generalist EC-6), you will be certified to teach in the State of Texas, after passing these tests and successfully completing all the courses or additional requirement as required by any Alternative Certification Program (courses may vary by Alternative Certification Program).

  1. Candidates must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  2. Before acceptance all students must submit to, pay for, and pass a criminal background check
  3. Candidate is responsible for initiating the application, that is available in the Education & Psychology Department. All applicants will be accompanied by:
  • statement of purpose - a one page typed essay describing reasons for desiring profession in the teaching field
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals other than relatives. Preferably, these recommendations will   come from Southwestern Adventist University faculty members not in the Education & Psychology Department, or other work supervisor.

Degree Plan

After the student has been admitted to this program, they should develop a degree plan with their major advisor and the Department of Education and Psychology. The plan will show the declared major with certification area, the work completed and the remaining requirements for the degree. Copies of the degree plan will be filed with the Registrar's Office, Education and Psychology Department and the major advisor.

Retention in this Program

To be retained in this program, students must:

  1. Maintain a cumulative 2.50 grade point average in all course work.
  2. Give evidence of satisfactory professional growth.
  3. Show promising development in field experiences.
  4. Demonstrate behavior that is ethically and morally responsible.

 

 

 

 

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