Alabama State University

Introduction

Alabama State University was founded in 1867, in Marion, Ala., as a school for African-Americans. The school started as the Lincoln Normal School with $500 raised by nine freed slaves now known as the Marion Nine, making ASU one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education founded for black Americans.

Today, Alabama State University, located in Montgomery, Ala., is a widely respected, world-class institution of higher learning which welcomes students of all races. We offer nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, from our historic teacher education program to our new, high-demand programs in health sciences, new Ph.D. in microbiology and minor in international business.

The students who attend ASU are as diverse as our academic offerings, with students from more than 40 states and various countries seeking a top-notch education that extends far beyond the walls of a classroom. With a 20 to student-faculty ratio, students receive the personal attention, mentoring, encouragement and knowledge needed to achieve their dreams.

At ASU, we know that what happens outside the classroom is an essential part of the college experience. Our students enjoy a vibrant campus community where they’ll build life-long friendships and find a wide variety of social, cultural and sporting events. We have more than 70 clubs and organizations, including fraternities and sororities, and 18 intercollegiate sports.

Our location in Montgomery, the birthplace of the modern civil rights movement, offers students the unique opportunity to live, learn and grow in a city rich with culture and history. In fact, some of the most notable figures of the civil rights era – including the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, attorney Fred Gray and the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth – are counted among ASU’s many distinguished alumni.

Our 149-year history is a legacy of perseverance, progress and promise. We’re proud of our legacy, and we welcome students to dream, to share their unique gifts and talents, and to take pride in knowing they are part of a rich tradition.

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Master of Arts (M.A.) in History

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Montgomery

The Department of History and Political Science welcomes all those desiring to study history and political science in a city shaped by both. A number of us who teach at ASU are civil rights babies — born during or in the wake of the movement. [+]

ASU faculty, including Department of History and Political Science faculty members, taught as well as fought to secure full citizenship rights for all. Department historian L. D. ([Paul] Lawrence Dunbar) Reddick became, in the words of Dr. King, the “historian of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.” English faculty Jo Ann Robinson and Mary Fair Burks founded in 1946 the Women’s Political Caucus, the lead organization in the 1955-1956 Montgomery Bus Boycott. Accepting the charge put forth by leaders such as Theodore Parker, Dr. King and President Barack Obama that the “moral arc of the universe . . . bends toward justice,” history and political science students ponder societal discrimination and disparities and consider how to use their skills and knowledge to effect positive change and to assert, as the UN Charter does, that “Everyone is entitled to all rights and freedoms . . . without distinction of any kind,” and that “the will of the people shall be the basis of authority of government . . .” The Department prepares students to create a just world, whether as public servants, teachers, attorneys, researchers or civil employees. A diverse and talented faculty corps holds doctorates from the Universities of Auburn, Clark-Atlanta, Emory, Georgia, Howard, Iowa, LSU, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Sussex (England), UCLA, Washington in St. Louis, and Wisconsin. High accomplishments both in the class and in the field define the work of faculty and students. The Department of History and Political Science welcomes all those desiring to study history and political... [-]

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Master of Science (M.S.) in Applied Technology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Montgomery

The Master of Science in Applied Technology (MSAT) is an innovative program intended to address the technological needs of the workforce. It is designed to help candidates bridge the technological gap in organizations by providing the necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed by technology managers. [+]

The Master of Science in Applied Technology (MSAT) is an innovative program intended to address the technological needs of the workforce. It is designed to help candidates bridge the technological gap in organizations by providing the necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed by technology managers. MSAT Program Objectives Provide advanced coursework and independent research opportunities in the theory and application of applied technology to a broad range of current issues in environmental, urban, economic, business, and social fields. Develop advanced critical thinking abilities and combine these with a problem-solving proficiency through the application of technology tools and methods. Prepare candidates for private industry, government, health, and education careers which have been identified by the US Department of Labor as some of the major growth industries for the twenty-first century. MSAT Learning Outcomes Apply technical and pedagogical knowledge and skills, reflect on and refine practices, and identify and solve problems in an increasingly diverse, dynamic, and complex technological society. Model high ethical standards within their personal and professional communities. Recognize the need for and engage in continuing professional development in technology. Connect theoretical knowledge, practical applications, and entrepreneurial leadership. The program prepares candidates to design, implement, and/or manage technology in varied environments such as education, business, health, etc...Topics include instructional design, distance learning, graphic design, information technology, database management, assistive technology, cyber security, legal issues, and networking. Students will complete a total of 33 hours of graduate credit. Courses are offered through traditional face-to-face venues as well as online/eLearning distance education... [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Montgomery

Do you have the drive to pursue answers to biological questions? Have you always wanted to learn more about microbes and/or the human body? Would you like the opportunity to become a world-class research scientist or medical health professional? If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, then we highly encourage you to consider joining the Department of Biological Sciences at Alabama State University (ASU)! [+]

Do you have the drive to pursue answers to biological questions? Have you always wanted to learn more about microbes and/or the human body? Would you like the opportunity to become a world-class research scientist or medical health professional? If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, then we highly encourage you to consider joining the Department of Biological Sciences at Alabama State University (ASU)! The Department of Biological Sciences is one of three departments in the College of Science, Mathematics and Technology (CSMT) at ASU. Interested students can choose from the following exciting degree programs: Prerequisites A Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or related field, and a minimum, cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a four-point scale. Prerequisite courses include: Grade of “C” or better General physics 8 sem. hours General chem. 8 sem. hours Organic chem. 8 sem. hours Cell bio/biochem. 4 sem. hours Credit Hours A minimum of 35 credit hours, which include the core requirements courses: - BIO 500-Graduate Seminar in Biology - BIO 517-Cell & Molecular Genetics - BIO 521-Biological Tech. & Instrument. - BIO 619-Molecular Genetics - BIO 660-Research and Thesis Test Requirements - Candidates must take the GRE Subject and General: No minimum score - requirement but preference is: - Scale score: - Verbal: 156 - Quantitative: 158 - Analytical Writing: 3 - Subject test: GRE (No minimum score) - Letters of recommendation: 3 Research and Training Opportunities Training opportunities are important components of any science program, and here at... [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Montgomery

The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is a 60 semester hour, CACREP Accredited program. The program includes a practicum (100 clinical hours) and two internships (600 clinical hours) at local counseling centers and community agencies. Our graduates are trained in using effective interventions to meet the needs of diverse clients. [+]

The Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is a 60 semester hour, CACREP Accredited program. The program includes a practicum (100 clinical hours) and two internships (600 clinical hours) at local counseling centers and community agencies. Our graduates are trained in using effective interventions to meet the needs of diverse clients. Mission Statement The mission of the counseling program at Alabama State University is to prepare graduates who will perform as professional counselors in schools and community agencies. The program provides a strong framework in counseling theories and techniques, as well as “hands-on” practicum and internship experiences. Graduates are expected to exhibit high levels of self-awareness; ethical behavior; knowledge of adaptive and maladaptive thought processes and behaviors; skills to effect positive client behavior changes; and the personal characteristics of caring, empathic helpers. Admission requirements for the Counselor Education Program Candidates must have a 2.5 GPA on all undergraduate academic work for the M.Ed and M.S. in General and School Counseling along with a completed bachelors degree from a regionally accredited program. Candidates for the Ed.S. must have a 3.25 GPA and acceptable MAT or GRE scores and a completed master’s degree in General and School Counseling. Completed application with all required paperwork must on file in the Office of Graduate Studies for Fall Admission-June 30, Spring and Summer-October 30. Candidates will be interviewed by program faculty. All students must adhere to a background check prior to admission into the program. [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Forensic Science

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Montgomery

The educational mission of the M.S. in Forensic Science degree program at ASU will advance the University, division and college missions by preparing qualified majors to pursue professional careers in the forensic sciences. [+]

The educational mission of the M.S. in Forensic Science degree program at ASU will advance the University, division and college missions by preparing qualified majors to pursue professional careers in the forensic sciences. The program endeavors to produce graduates who can apply current methodology for the forensic examination of physical evidence using national standards of examination and abide by the code of ethics of the profession (AAFS), including the importance of a non-biased approach to the examination of forensic evidence. Goals of the M.S. in Forensic Science Program Prepare science majors in the biological and chemical sciences with advanced methodological knowledge, skills and abilities to enter and practice in the field of forensic examination of evidence. Provide the State of Alabama with high quality forensic practitioners to work in the State’s forensic laboratory system and to prepare scientists that can also work in the growing private sector for forensic providers. Contribute to elevating the State of Alabama’s national position as an emerging leading source in graduate-level professional education and capacity in the forensic sciences. Admission Requirements Applicants to the M.S. program in Forensic Science must meet the following criteria: Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, forensic chemistry, or biology, or related field. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a four-point scale for the last 60 hours of study. GRE combined score (verbal and quantitative) of at least 950 Coursework requirements - General chemistry, 2 semesters - Organic chemistry, 2 semesters - Biochemistry, 1 semester - Physics, 2 semesters - Cell biology, 1... [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Mathematics

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Montgomery

Mathematics is the foundation on which so many other academic disciplines are built. Mathematicians use mathematical theory, computational techniques, algorithms, and the latest computer technology to solve economic, scientific, engineering, and business problems. [+]

Mathematics is the foundation on which so many other academic disciplines are built. Mathematicians use mathematical theory, computational techniques, algorithms, and the latest computer technology to solve economic, scientific, engineering, and business problems. Engineers, computer scientists, physicists, and economists are among those who use mathematics extensively. Statisticians, actuaries, and operations research analysts, are actually specialists in a particular branch of mathematics. Mathematicians should have substantial knowledge of computer programming, because most complex mathematical computation and much mathematical modeling are done on a computer. Required Courses MAT 500 Set Theory MAT 501 Fundamentals of Modern Mathematics MAT 510 Abstract Algebra I MAT 620 Real Analysis I MAT 622 Complex Analysis I MAT 640 General Topology I MAT 690 Seminar MAT 529 Research and Thesis Major Elective Courses MAT 505 Introduction to Computer Science MAT 512 Linear Systems MAT 513 Number Theory MAT 550 Combinatorics MAT 560-61 Operations Research MAT 623 Complex Analysis II MAT 641 Topology II MAT 655 Numerical Analysis In addition to fulfilling the general requirements for a master’s degree at Alabama State University, the following special requirements must be satisfied by students who seek the Master of Science degree in mathematics: 1. The student will be required to demonstrate competent reading knowledge of a foreign language, preferably French or German. Upon the recommendation of the department, a substitute language may be offered. The language examination shall be written and shall consist of the translation into English of selections from texts and articles related to the area of concentration.... [-]

Master of Science (M.S.) in Occupational Therapy

Campus Full time 7 semesters September 2017 USA Montgomery

We strive to advance occupational therapy as a leading profession in promoting health, productivity, and quality of life of individuals and society through the therapeutic application of occupation. The mission of the Occupational Therapy Program at Alabama State University is to serve the city of Montgomery, the state, the nation and global community. The program is also designed for those students whose interests and aptitude carry them beyond routine classroom experiences. [+]

We strive to advance occupational therapy as a leading profession in promoting health, productivity, and quality of life of individuals and society through the therapeutic application of occupation. The mission of the Occupational Therapy Program at Alabama State University is to serve the city of Montgomery, the state, the nation and global community. The program is also designed for those students whose interests and aptitude carry them beyond routine classroom experiences. The curriculum, through a logical and developmental sequence of learning and service create an interdisciplinary environment that will prepare and graduate proficient entry-level therapists who demonstrate competency in evidenced-based clinical practice in the profession of occupational therapy. The American Occupational Therapy Association’s Vision 2025 Occupational therapy maximizes health, well-being, and quality of life for all people, populations, and communities through effective solutions that facilitate participation in everyday living (American Occupational Therapy Association [AOTA], 2016). Accreditation The Alabama State University Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number, c/o AOTA, is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org. Progression, Retention, Graduation, Certification, & Credentialing Requirements Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist, administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the graduate will be an occupational therapist, registered (OTR). In addition, most states... [-]

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Master of Accountancy (MAcc.)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Montgomery

The Master of Accountancy program is designed to prepare graduates: (1) for professional careers in public accounting and management in industry and government; (2) to achieve professional certifications in accounting, such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Management Accountant (CMA); and (3) to pursue terminal or PH.D. degrees. [+]

The Master of Accountancy program is designed to prepare graduates: (1) for professional careers in public accounting and management in industry and government; (2) to achieve professional certifications in accounting, such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Management Accountant (CMA); and (3) to pursue terminal or PH.D. degrees. Admissions Policy A student applying for admission to the Master of Accountancy program must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. International students must hold the equivalent of a four-year degree form a regionally accredited U.S. institution. Specific admission criteria are as follows: Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 minimum or graduate GPA of 3.25, minimum GMAT score of 400, minimum undergraduate accounting GPA of 2.75. Teaching Experience Our Master of Accountancy faculty provides both diverse and global instruction. Faculty members have more than one hundred years of teaching experience and more than 70 years of corporate and governmental experience, as well as community involvement. Internships and Placement All students will be exposed to internship opportunities with corporate and governmental entities. Our students are actively recruited by public, private and governmental agencies. Students are also recruited by top universities Ph.D. programs. One-Year Program The Master of Accountancy program (MAcc) is accelerated and globally focused. It is an advanced degree designed to prepare students to enter the professional environment both nationally and internationally. The MAcc program is offered in a one-year format with the advantage of offering evening classes to meet business professionals' schedules. Core... [-]

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Biology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Montgomery

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. [+]

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. Candidates should apply to the College of Education for acceptance to a teacher education program no later than the fourth semester of their enrollment at Alabama State University. Upon acceptance to a program, an adviser in Secondary Education will be assigned to assist in designing an acceptable program. The adviser in the College of Education will coordinate the advisement process with the adviser in the teaching fields. Candidates seeking certification in other states should seek advisement from the Certification Officer in the College of Education. Curriculum Curriculum in the Secondary School Inst. Stat for Teachers Adv. Methods of Teaching The Exceptional Student Computer-Based Instr Tech Statistical, Tech, Research, & Evaluation Reading in the Content Areas Professional Internship In Secondary Education [-]

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Early Childhood Education

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Montgomery

The major objective of the area of Early Childhood Education is to provide a continuum of preparation for students originating in liberal studies (General Studies) who are subsequently admitted to professional education in a diverse program of study leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree and qualifications for State Teacher Certification. [+]

The major objective of the area of Early Childhood Education is to provide a continuum of preparation for students originating in liberal studies (General Studies) who are subsequently admitted to professional education in a diverse program of study leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree and qualifications for State Teacher Certification. Prospective teachers complete coursework emphasizing a scientific knowledge base and the application of developmental principles and social contextual assumptions leading toward each prospective teacher’s quality educational practice. Studies include emphasis on development and learning including the influential role of parents, appreciation of fine arts, the necessity of expanded language skills and advocacy for families and children. Teacher candidate programs emphasize quality in academic preparation and proficiency in demonstrating teacher’s knowledge, skills and dispositions. Each prospective teacher has early field experiences in an array of early childhood education programs that include private nursery schools (corporate Day Care Centers), Montessori schools, child development centers (ASU, AUM), public elementary schools through Grade 3 and public and private local schools. Student candidates are challenged to value and demonstrate knowledge in Humanities, including Literature, Art, Music, Government, Physical and Biosciences, and Mathematics. The quality cultural resources in communities are explored including museums, zoos, local and regional theatre and a range of musical and performing arts (Alabama Symphony, local jazz and folk concerts, church-sponsored spiritual singing groups); an introduction to local and state history and architecture, and preservation of historical districts become resources for beginning teachers on all levels of preparation. Social forces that impact... [-]

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in English Language Arts

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Montgomery

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. [+]

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. Candidates should apply to the College of Education for acceptance to a teacher education program no later than the fourth semester of their enrollment at Alabama State University. Upon acceptance to a program, an adviser in Secondary Education will be assigned to assist in designing an acceptable program. The adviser in the College of Education will coordinate the advisement process with the adviser in the teaching fields. Candidates seeking certification in other states should seek advisement from the Certification Officer in the College of Education. Curriculum Curriculum in the Secondary School Inst. Stat for Teachers Computer-Based Instr Tech Statistical, Tech, Research, & Evaluation Modern Issues in Education Contrasting Philosophies of EDU Adv. Educational Psychology Human Development & Behavior The Exceptional Student [-]

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in History

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Montgomery

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. [+]

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. Candidates should apply to the College of Education for acceptance to a teacher education program no later than the fourth semester of their enrollment at Alabama State University. Upon acceptance to a program, an adviser in Secondary Education will be assigned to assist in designing an acceptable program. The adviser in the College of Education will coordinate the advisement process with the adviser in the teaching fields. Candidates seeking certification in other states should seek advisement from the Certification Officer in the College of Education. Curriculum Curriculum in the Secondary School Inst. Stat for Teachers Adv. Methods of Teaching The Exceptional Student Computer-Based Instr Tech Statistical, Tech, Research, & Evaluation Modern Issues in Education or Contrasting Philosophies of EDU Adv. Educational Psychology or Human Development & Behavior [-]

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Instructional Leadership

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Montgomery

The Instructional Leadership program will focus on leadership that develops candidates for the critical task of transforming school districts into cultures of excellence. To this end, candidates will be equipped with the appropriate knowledge, abilities and dispositions to facilitate organizational change. [+]

The Instructional Leadership program will focus on leadership that develops candidates for the critical task of transforming school districts into cultures of excellence. To this end, candidates will be equipped with the appropriate knowledge, abilities and dispositions to facilitate organizational change. In keeping with our institutional academic goals, one of our missions is to develop candidates who will assist and lead school systems to eliminate the achievement gap, and to improve the lives of the economically and socially disadvantaged who have for too long been underserved educationally in this state and nation. Candidates will be expected to develop expertise in using data to drive improvement efforts, assessments, and to create and lead schools and school systems committed to student learning and achievement. Program Requirements The Educational Specialist Program in Instructional Leadership includes 30-33 credit hours with no fewer than 30 of the semester hours of course work being at the sixth-year level or above. Candidates will complete 21 credit hours of core courses, including technology, six credit hours of problem analysis, and a three-credit hour advisor elective. If candidates have not successfully taken a Survey of Special Education course, they will need to take SED 500 – the Exceptional Student. The 27 credit hours of core courses and problem-analysis project are as follows: ILP 674 Leadership in Instructional Technology ILP 680 Organizational Theory and Practice ILP 681 The Superintendency and School Organization Seminar ILP 682 School Business Management and Accountability ILP 683 Curriculum and Teaching for Instructional Leaders ILP 684... [-]

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Library Media

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Montgomery

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. [+]

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. Candidates should apply to the College of Education for acceptance to a teacher education program no later than the fourth semester of their enrollment at Alabama State University. Upon acceptance to a program, an adviser in Secondary Education will be assigned to assist in designing an acceptable program. The adviser in the College of Education will coordinate the advisement process with the adviser in the teaching fields. Candidates seeking certification in other states should seek advisement from the Certification Officer in the College of Education. Curriculum Instructional Support Area (24 semester hours) LEM 500 Literature for Children and Young Adults (3) LEM 508 Collection Development and Management (former title: Selection and Utilization of Media and Materials) (3) LEM 512 Administration of Library Media Programs (3) LEM 517 Organization of Information Resources (former title: Technical Services) (3) LEM 519 Reference and Reference Services (3) EDT 574 Computer-Based Instructional Technologies (3) EDT 575 Current and Emerging Instructional Technologies (3) EDT 576 The Integration of Technology into K-12 Curriculum (3) Foundation of Professional Studies (6 hours) EDU 527 Human Development and Behavior (3) OR EDU 541 Advanced Educational Psychology (3) EDU 531 Modern Issues in Education (3) OR EDU 554: Contrasting Philosophies of Education (3) Research (3 semester hours) EDU 512:... [-]

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Mathematics

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Montgomery

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. [+]

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. Candidates should apply to the College of Education for acceptance to a teacher education program no later than the fourth semester of their enrollment at Alabama State University. Upon acceptance to a program, an adviser in Secondary Education will be assigned to assist in designing an acceptable program. The adviser in the College of Education will coordinate the advisement process with the adviser in the teaching fields. Candidates seeking certification in other states should seek advisement from the Certification Officer in the College of Education. Curriculum Curriculum in the Secondary School Inst. Stat for Teachers Adv. Methods of Teaching The Exceptional Student Computer-Based Instr Tech Statistical, Tech, Research, & Evaluation Modern Issues in Education or Contrasting Philosophies of EDU Adv. Educational Psychology or Human Development & Behavior [-]

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Physical Education

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Montgomery

The mission of the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) at Alabama State University (ASU) reflects the ASU and College of Education (COE) missions. The disciplines of HPER are based on humanitarian and democratic ideals of self-determination, respect for human diversity, educational justice, and the right of individuals to make informed choices. [+]

Welcome to the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER). The HPER Department at Alabama State University (ASU) is a part of the College of Education (COE). The Department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Physical Education (P-12) and Health Education (6-12) with graduates receiving teacher certification from the State of Alabama, or an undergraduate non-teaching degree in Recreation with a concentration in Recreational Therapy. The Department also offers Alternative “A” degrees in Physical Education and Health Education, as well as a minor in Health Education. All teacher preparation programs in the College of Education are NCATE accredited, which ensures that the Department is committed to excellence, thereby providing a variety of courses that acknowledge the diverse interests of HPER majors, as well as the general student body. HPER academic programs are built on content, practical experiences, collaborative research, community partnerships, scholarly achievement, and service learning that prepare students to meet professional and personal goals. Departmental Mission and Goals The mission of the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) at Alabama State University (ASU) reflects the ASU and College of Education (COE) missions. The disciplines of HPER are based on humanitarian and democratic ideals of self-determination, respect for human diversity, educational justice, and the right of individuals to make informed choices. HPER’s disciplines are grounded in recognized bodies of knowledge; that incorporate content knowledge, skills, dispositions, and performance standards from the fields of the biological and physical sciences, the clinical sciences, the social sciences, and education. The... [-]

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Reading Specialist

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Montgomery

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. [+]

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. Candidates should apply to the College of Education for acceptance to a teacher education program no later than the fourth semester of their enrollment at Alabama State University. Upon acceptance to a program, an adviser in Secondary Education will be assigned to assist in designing an acceptable program. The adviser in the College of Education will coordinate the advisement process with the adviser in the teaching fields. Candidates seeking certification in other states should seek advisement from the Certification Officer in the College of Education. Curriculum Curriculum in the Secondary School Inst. Stat for Teachers Adv. Methods of Teaching The Exceptional Student Computer-Based Instr Tech Statistical, Tech, Research, & Evaluation Modern Issues in Education or Contrasting Philosophies of EDU Adv. Educational Psychology or Human Development & Behavior [-]

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in School Counseling

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Montgomery

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. [+]

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. Candidates should apply to the College of Education for acceptance to a teacher education program no later than the fourth semester of their enrollment at Alabama State University. Upon acceptance to a program, an adviser in Secondary Education will be assigned to assist in designing an acceptable program. The adviser in the College of Education will coordinate the advisement process with the adviser in the teaching fields. Candidates seeking certification in other states should seek advisement from the Certification Officer in the College of Education. Curriculum Instructional Support Area (30 hours) COU 501 Introduction to Counseling (3) COU 502 Theory and Techniques of Individual Counseling (3) COU 503 Career Development (3) COU 509 The Helping Relationship (3) COU 523 Organization and Administration of the Guidance Program (3) COU 524 Introduction to Group Counseling (3) COU 526 Psychological Testing (3) COU 505 Pre-practicum in Counseling (3) COU 506 Practicum in Counseling (3) COU 528 Internship in Counseling (3) Research in Education (3 hours) EDU 512 Educational Research (3) Foundations of Professional Studies and Other Supporting Disciplines (12-15 hours) SED 500 The Exceptional Student (3) COU 507 Counseling Diverse Populations (3) COU 530 Family Counseling (3) EDU 527 Human Development and Behavior (3) EDT 574 Computer-Based Instructional Technology (3) Elective... [-]

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Social Science

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Montgomery

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. [+]

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. Candidates should apply to the College of Education for acceptance to a teacher education program no later than the fourth semester of their enrollment at Alabama State University. Upon acceptance to a program, an adviser in Secondary Education will be assigned to assist in designing an acceptable program. The adviser in the College of Education will coordinate the advisement process with the adviser in the teaching fields. Candidates seeking certification in other states should seek advisement from the Certification Officer in the College of Education. Curriculum Curriculum in the Secondary School Inst. Stat for Teachers Adv. Methods of Teaching The Exceptional Student Computer-Based Instr Tech Statistical, Tech, Research, & Evaluation Modern Issues in Education or Contrasting Philosophies of EDU Adv. Educational Psychology or Human Development & Behavior [-]

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Montgomery

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. [+]

It is assumed that a candidate for the Master of Science degree has made a commitment to the scholarly study of education and to teaching as a career. Secondary education programs include courses in professional education, the teaching fields, and general education. Candidates should apply to the College of Education for acceptance to a teacher education program no later than the fourth semester of their enrollment at Alabama State University. Upon acceptance to a program, an adviser in Secondary Education will be assigned to assist in designing an acceptable program. The adviser in the College of Education will coordinate the advisement process with the adviser in the teaching fields. Candidates seeking certification in other states should seek advisement from the Certification Officer in the College of Education. Curriculum Curriculum and Teaching (9-12 hours) SED 590 Comm, Collaboration and Diversity (3) Foundations of Professional Studies SED 500 Exceptional Students in Inclusive Schools (0-3) (Required if not previously taken) SED 520 Context of Education (3) SED 550 Research, Publication & Grant Writing (3) Teaching Field (24 hours) Adviser-approved courses in Special Education (24) Electives (3-6 hours) Adviser-approved electives (3-6) [-]

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