Athletic Training Courses

BIO 5340 Gross Anatomy - 4 Hours

This course will involve primarily human cadaver dissection. Dissection will be supplemented with classroom lectures. The course is designed for graduate students to learn basic and advanced dissection skills along with developing a deep appreciation of human gross anatomy from a whole systems approach with the intent of practical application. Emphasis will be placed on the musculoskeletal, articular, and neurovascular systems of the human body. The role of anatomical structures as they relate to athletic injury mechanisms, evaluation, and rehabilitation will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate program in Health Sciences Department or consent of instructor. Health Sciences laboratory fee. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

BIO 6340 Pathophysiology - 3 Hours

This course provides an in-depth exploration of altered structural and physiological adaptation processes and how they apply to assessment and treatment of disease and injury with an emphasis on conditions encountered in health care. Additional topics include pathological mechanisms underlying disease states, diagnosis and treatment of disorders, cell injury, inflammation, immunopathology, genetic disorders, neoplasms, nervous system, bones, joints, skeletal muscle. cardiovascular, respiratory, blood and lymphoid systems, and diabetes. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate program in Health Sciences Department or consent of instructor. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

HS 5001 Foundations for Integrative Thought in Health Sciences - 3 Hours

This course surveys the Bible from the standpoint of its unfolding history of creation, fall, redemption, and restoration, with special attention to Scriptural applications of ethical thought and ramifications for ethical behavior. The course considers how precedents, themes, truths, and strategies that established God's will in earlier times provide direction for God's people today. Students will practice interpreting scripture responsibly and thinking creatively about current health sciences issues in the light of biblical principles. Offered online, and face to face at the Deerfield and Florida campuses.

HS 5002 Foundations for Cultural Engagement in Health Sciences - 3 Hours

This course introduces the student to pivotal Christian doctrines as a framework within which to evaluate the working ethical assumptions of contemporary culture. In addition to investigating several models for Christian engagement with culture, the course encourages the positive formation of a Christian worldview as a foundation for wise interaction with contemporary thought in health sciences. Offered online, and face to face at the Deerfield and Florida campuses.

HS 5111 Athletic Training Clinical I - 1 Hour

The first course in a series of four clinical practicum courses designed to provide the athletic training students with guided instruction, supervision and assessment of the Athletic Training Education Competencies, Current Edition. The clinical competencies and proficiencies are adjusted to assist the athletic training student in developing mastery of each, using a flexible modular approach. Each student will be assigned to a clinical assignment(s). Prerequisite: Admission to MA-Athletic Training Program or consent of instructor. Health Sciences laboratory fee.

HS 5112 Athletic Training Clinical II - 2 Hours

The second course in a series of four clinical practicum courses designed to provide the athletic training students with guided instruction, supervision and assessment of the Athletic Training Education Competencies, Current Edition. The clinical competencies and proficiencies are adjusted to assist the athletic training student in developing mastery of each, using a flexible modular approach. Each student will be assigned to a clinical assignment(s). Prerequisite: HS 5111; Admission to MA-Athletic Training Program or consent of instructor. Health Sciences laboratory fee.

HS 5168 Prevention and Care of Emergent and Musculoskeletal Injuries and Illnesses - 3 Hours

A lecture/laboratory approach providing foundation for pursuing a career in athletic training. A systematic approach to conditioning principles, emergency preparation, protective taping/wrapping skills, injury mechanism, resulting pathology, and care of injuries by participation of the physically active population. Policy, procedures, and observation of the athletic training clinic are included. Prerequisites: Admission to MA-Athletic Training Program or consent of instructor. Health Sciences laboratory fee.

HS 5202 Nutritional Considerations in Healthcare - 3 Hours

Effects of nutrition on performance and health emphasizing various methods of nutritional analysis, effects of current dietary practices, basic behavior modification techniques, nutritional needs of competitive and special populations and referral resources. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate program in Health Sciences Department or consent of instructor.

HS 5261 Clinical Examination and Diagnosis I - Lower Extremity - 3 Hours

The first course in a series of three lecture/laboratory courses designed to assess injuries that are associated with the physically active. On-site and clinical assessment of injuries and illnesses, proper referral, and an understanding of diagnostic equipment utilized in the medical field are included. Critical thinking in realistic scenarios is emphasized. Prerequisites: Admission to MA-Athletic Training Program or consent of instructor. Laboratory fee.

HS 5262 Clinical Examination and Diagnosis II - Upper Extremity - 3 Hours

The second course in a series of three lecture/laboratory courses designed to assess injuries that are associated with the physically active. On-site and clinical assessment of injuries and illnesses, proper referral, and an understanding of diagnostic equipment utilized in the medical field are included. Critical thinking in realistic scenarios is emphasized. Prerequisites: HS 5261; Admission to MA-Athletic Training Program or consent of instructor. Laboratory fee.

HS 5263 Clinical Examination and Diagnosis III - Head, Spine, and Pelvis - 3 Hours

The third course in a series of three lecture/laboratory courses designed to assess injuries that are associated with the physically active. On-site and clinical assessment of injuries and illnesses, proper referral, and an understanding of diagnostic equipment utilized in the medical field are included. Critical thinking in realistic scenarios is emphasized. Prerequisites: HS 5262; Admission to MA-Athletic Training Program or consent of instructor. Laboratory fee.

HS 5271 Therapeutic Interventions I - Lower Extremity - 2 Hours

The first course is a series of three courses examining the scientific basis for progression in rehabilitation and therapeutic exercise. Specific techniques for numerous anatomical and physiological dysfunction will be critiqued and applied. In addition, theory and application of therapeutic modalities, will be addressed. The class will emphasize the development of critical thinking skills and application of scientific principles to the critique and use of therapeutic interventions and products currently on the market. Prerequisites: HS 5261 (concurrent); Admission to MA-Athletic Training Program or consent of instructor. Health Sciences laboratory fee.

HS 5272 Therapeutic Interventions II - Upper Extremity - 2 Hours

The second course is a series of three courses examining the scientific basis for progression in rehabilitation and therapeutic exercise. Specific techniques for numerous anatomical and physiological dysfunction will be critiqued and applied. In addition, theory and application of therapeutic modalities, will be addressed. The class will emphasize the development of critical thinking skills and application of scientific principles to the critique and use of therapeutic interventions and products currently on the market. Prerequisites: HS 5271; HS 5262 (concurrent); Admission to MA-Athletic Training Program or consent of instructor. Health Sciences laboratory fee.

HS 5273 Therapeutic Interventions III - Head, Spine, and Pelvis - 2 Hours

The third course is a series of three courses examining the scientific basis for progression in rehabilitation and therapeutic exercise. Specific techniques for numerous anatomical and physiological dysfunction will be critiqued and applied. In addition, theory and application of therapeutic modalities, will be addressed. The class will emphasize the development of critical thinking skills and application of scientific principles to the critique and use of therapeutic interventions and products currently on the market. Prerequisites: HS 5272; HS 5263 (concurrent); Admission to MA-Athletic Training Program or consent of instructor. Health Sciences laboratory fee.

HS 5311 Athletic Training Clinical III - 2 Hours

The third course in a series of four clinical practicum courses designed to provide the athletic training students with guided instruction, supervision and assessment of the Athletic Training Education Competencies, Current Edition. The clinical competencies and proficiencies are adjusted to assist the athletic training student in developing mastery of each, using a flexible modular approach. Each student will be assigned to a clinical assignment(s). Prerequisite: HS 5112; Admission to MA-Athletic Training Program or consent of instructor. Health Sciences laboratory fee.

HS 5312 Athletic Training Clinical IV - 2 Hours

The fourth course in a series of four clinical practicum courses designed to provide the athletic training students with guided instruction, supervision and assessment of the Athletic Training Education Competencies, Current Edition. The clinical competencies and proficiencies are adjusted to assist the athletic training student in developing mastery of each, using a flexible modular approach. Each student will be assigned to a clinical assignment(s). Prerequisite: HS 5311; Admission to MA-Athletic Training Program or consent of instructor. Health Sciences laboratory fee.

HS 5410 Athletic Training Seminar - 1 Hour

This course includes presentations and discussions of selected papers, topics of current interest in the field, research projects by students, and invited speakers. For students in the MA-Athletic Training Program, this course must be taken each semester until graduation. Prerequisite: Admission to MA-Athletic Training Program. Taken each semester during the MA-AT curriculum. Offered every semester.

HS 6285 Statistics and Research in Healthcare - 3 Hours

This course seeks to better understand medical statistics as it pertains to practicing evidence based medicine, communicating treatment outcome probability to patients and interpreting the results of studies and scientific papers, and in turn improving quality of patient care. This applies to all specialties in various settings of practice. Research methods in health sciences and healthcare research are explored. Topics include measurement of health-related quality of life, case mix and comorbidity, quality of health care and analysis of variations in health care practice. Advanced methods in analysis and interpretation of health care outcomes are addressed. This includes application of traditional research designs (e.g., randomized trials) to address health care research questions. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate program in Health Sciences Department or consent of instructor.

HS 6401 Pharmacology and Ergogenic Aids - 3 Hours

This course is an introduction to the general concepts and principles of pharmacology as it relates to the profession of athletic training and disciplines within the health sciences. An explanation of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles will be presented. The course will cover the indications, contraindications, precautions, dose information, allergies, and adverse side effects of prescription and non-prescription drugs as they relate to injuries or illnesses commonly acquired by the physically active person. The potential problematic interaction of medications will also be addressed. The governing regulations relevant to treating and caring for injuries and illnesses, including storing, transporting, dispensing, and recording of medication will be revealed. Performance-enhancing substances and an introduction to the process of drug testing in sports will also be expressed. Prerequisites: Admission to MA-Athletic Training Program or consent of instructor.

HS 6430 General Medical Conditions - 3 Hours

This course covers the knowledge, skills, and values that the certified athletic trainer must possess to recognize, treat, and refer when appropriate the general medical conditions of athletes and other physically active individuals. Major areas of study include various body systems, common illnesses and ailments, and athletic implications for common medical conditions, such as diabetes, asthma, and weather-related illnesses. Prerequisite: Admission to MA-Athletic Training Program or consent of instructor.

HS 6450 Leadership and Professional Development in Healthcare - 3 Hours

This course will allow for the development of a variety of professional development behaviors and leadership qualities necessary in healthcare, from a Christian perspective. Topics include service learning, group dynamics, conflict resolution, professional engagement and advocacy, volunteerism, professional service, and strategic planning. Prerequisite: Admission to MA-Athletic Training Program or consent of instructor.

HS 6456 Healthcare Administration - 3 Hours

An interprofessional course covering theories, procedures, and decision-making skills for management of various institutions and agencies in the fields of health sciences and healthcare. Topics include organization, personnel, facilities and equipment, legal issues, insurance, reimbursement, budget and accounting, ethics, and meeting the needs of the consumer. Prerequisites: Admission to graduate program in Health Sciences Department or consent of instructor.

HS 6470 Psychosocial Aspects and Behavioral Change - 3 Hours

This course will survey the distribution, determinants, and psychological and behavioral aspects of health, mental health and wellness across the life span, particularly from a Christian perspective. Social, economic, environmental, cultural, and spiritual variations in and determinants of health, mental health, disease, and quality of life will be addressed. This course will also examine relationships between psychological function and participation in sport and exercise. Topics also include motivation, stress, group dynamics, performance enhancement, examination of diversity and social inequality as they relate to health and physical activity. Prerequisite: Admission to MA-Athletic Training Program or consent of instructor.

HS 6511 Athletic Training Clinical Capstone I - 2 Hours

The first course in a series of two courses including supervised clinical experience in one or more professional environment(s) which demonstrates the student's ability to relate knowledge and skills developed in previous courses to practical tasks in the workplace or clinical setting. It is designed as an internship with a healthcare professional and may include observation, practicum, and research in health sciences and healthcare. Prerequisites: HS 5312; Admission to MA-Athletic Training Program. Health Sciences laboratory fee.

HS 6512 Athletic Training Clinical Capstone II - 2 Hours

The second course in a series of two courses including supervised clinical experience in one or more professional environment(s) which demonstrates the student's ability to relate knowledge and skills developed in previous courses to practical tasks in the workplace or clinical setting. It is designed as an internship with a healthcare professional and may include observation, practicum, and research in health sciences and healthcare. Prerequisites: HS 6511; Admission to MA-Athletic Training Program. Health Sciences laboratory fee.

Bioethics Courses

BE 5000 Introduction to Bioethics: Matters of Life and Death - 3 Hours

An overview of the ethical issues in health care and biotechnology that make up the field of bioethics. Biblical-theological and other prominent contemporary perspectives are developed and assessed. (Formerly BE 774) Offered online and face to face at the Deerfield campus.

BE 5001 Foundations for Integrative Thought in Bioethics - 3 Hours

This course surveys the Bible from the standpoint of its unfolding history of creation, fall, redemption, and restoration, with special attention to Scriptural applications of ethical thought and ramifications for ethical behavior. The course considers how precedents, themes, truths, and strategies that established God's will in earlier times provide direction for God's people today. Students will practice interpreting scripture responsibly and thinking creatively about current bioethical issues in the light of biblical principles. Offered online, and face to face at the Deerfield and Florida campuses.

BE 5002 Foundations for Cultural Engagement in Bioethics - 3 Hours

This course introduces the student to pivotal Christian doctrines as a framework within which to evaluate the working ethical assumptions of contemporary culture. In addition to investigating several models for Christian engagement with culture, the course encourages the positive formation of a Christian worldview as a foundation for wise interaction with contemporary thought in bioethics. Offered online, and face to face at the Deerfield and Florida campuses.

BE 5100 Intensive Bioethics Institute - 3 Hours

This course surveys the Bible from the standpoint of its unfolding history of creation, fall, redemption, and consummation, with special attention to Scriptural applications of ethical thought and ramifications for ethical behavior. The course considers how precedents, themes, truths, and strategies that established God's will in earlier times provide direction for God's people today. Students will practice interpreting scripture responsibly and thinking creatively about current bioethical issues in the light of biblical principles. Offered online and face to face at the Deerfield campus.

BE 5299 The Clinical Context - 1 Hour

An explanation of basic precepts of clinical medicine and clinical ethics for students not already familiar with them. Designed to be taken concurrently with BE 5300 by students who need to gain this background understanding in order to be able to understand the materical covered in BE 5300. Offered as guided study at the Deerfield campus.

BE 5300 Clinical Issues in Bioethics - 2 Hours

Methods of clinical ethics consultation plus in-depth analysis of specific issues in clinical ethics, including resuscitation, assisted ventilation, management of patients with brain damage, and more. Offered as a two-hour course for students familiar with basic precepts of clinical medicine and clinical ethics. Students lacking this familiarity should take BE 5299 concurrently with this course. Offered online and face to face at the Deerfield campus.

BE 5400 Nursing Ethics - 2 Hours

This course is designed to prepare nurses for the ethical issues they will encounter in daily practice. Good caregiving, the changing face of health care resulting from globalization, increasing diversity, expanding use of technologies, and limited financial and other resources are among the challenges addressed.

BE 5499 The Public Policy Context - 1 Hour

An explanation of basic federal and state governmental structures and legislative processes for students not already familiar with them. Designed to be taken concurrently with BE 5500 by students who need to gain this background understanding in order to be able to understand the material covered in BE 5500. Offered as guided study at the Deerfield campus.

BE 5500 Bioethics and Public Policy - 2 Hours

The interface of bioethics and public policy in North American and international contexts, with special attention to religious perspectives in the public square; important cases and bioethics commissions; and other documents. Students will have the opportunity to create a public policy strategy. Offered as a two-hour course for students familiar with basic federal and state governmental structures and legislative processes. Students lacking this familiarity should take BE 5499 prior to, or concurrently with this course. Offered online and face-to-face at the Deerfield campus.

BE 5600 Law and Bioethics - 2 Hours

Questions such as the proper role of law in shaping people's bioethical views and practices and the current state of the law regarding a wide range of bioethical issues are addressed by a legal educator with the help of case discussions. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

BE 5700 The Right to Life & the Law - 2 Hours

A study of the complex medical, social, legal, and bioethical issues raised by such controversial topics as abortion, euthanasia, and infanticide, including a survey of Supreme Court and other judicial decisions pertaining to these issues. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

BE 5800 Bioethics Regional Conference - 2-3 Hours

The regional bioethics conferences held by Trinity in various parts of the U.S. and world provide special opportunities to learn from and interact with Christian leaders in bioethics from around the country and beyond. The course includes a preconference reading program and post-conference writing program tailored to the topic of the conference. Class meetings with the professor take place at the conference. Cannot be taken as a Guided Reading Course. May be repeated for credit. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.,The regional bioethics conferences held by Trinity in various parts of the U.S. and world provide special opportunities to learn from and interact with Christian leaders in bioethics from around the country and beyond. The course includes a preconference reading program and post-conference writing program tailored to the topic of the conference. Class meetings with the professor take place at the conference. Cannot be taken as a Guided Reading Course. May be repeated for credit.

BE 5900 Bioethics National Conference - 2-3 Hours

The annual national/international bioethics conference at Trinity provides a unique opportunity to learn from and interact with Christian leaders in bioethics from around the country and beyond. The course includes a preconference reading program and post-conference writing program tailored to the topic of the conference. Class meetings with the professor immediately precede and are interspersed throughout the conference. May be taken in addition to an Institute course such as BE 5100 or BE 6500 offered in conjunction with the conference. Cannot be taken as a Guided Reading Course. May be repeated for credit. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

BE 6100 Bioethics Colloquium - 1-2 Hours

The colloquium meets periodically during the term, with a professor of record and a combination of visiting lecturers, faculty, and student presentations. Local pastors, physicians, and others are invited to attend, offering a meeting point between the program and church and medical communities. May be repeated for credit. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

BE 6300 Bioethics, Human Dignity, and the Church - 3 Hours

Issues in bioethics raise fundamental questions of human dignity in the lives of people everywhere, to which the church is uniquely well positioned to speak. This course enables students to understand many of today's bioethical challenges to human dignity and to develop practical ministry resources to address them through the preaching, teaching, worship, counseling, and outreach ministries of the church. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

BE 6400 Readings in Bioethics - 2-3 Hours

Readings in bioethics from Hippocrates through the beginning of the modern bioethics period in Fletcher and Ramsey and on to the present. Readings in the earlier periods focus on the birth and development of the Hippocratic/Judeo-Christian tradition. Readings in the contemporary bioethicists place special focus on the secularization of bioethics as seen in such writers as Singer, Engelhardt, and Childress. The course may focus on either classical or contemporary readings. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

BE 6500 Advanced Bioethics Institute - 3-4 Hours

A methodological investigation of how to do bioethics with a range of approaches critically assessed from a biblical-theological perspective. End-of-life treatment provides a test case. A national/international team of 15-20 top Christian bioethicists address special areas of expertise. Cannot be taken as a Guided Reading course. Prerequisite: BE 5000 or BE 5100. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

BE 6600 Classic Cases in Bioethics - 3 Hours

Many of the major issues in bioethics have been shaped by pivotal medical and legal cases. The course examines those cases in detail and uses them as a springboard for understanding the larger ethical issues that they address. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

BE 6700 Personhood in Theological & Philosophical Perspective - 3 Hours

Analysis of the role played by this key concept in bioethical debate against the background of philosophical and theological usage. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.,Analysis of the role played by this key concept in bioethical debate against the background of philosophical and theological usage.Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

BE 7300 Advanced Clinical Ethics - 1-3 Hours

This course will engage students in the process of doing ethical analysis in group discussion and in writing ethics consultation reports on specific cases typically encountered by a consultant in clinical ethics. Two prerequisites: BE 5300; plus either BE 5000 or BE 5100. Students without clinical/medical experience must obtain the professor's permission before registering. Students without BE 5000/5100 can ask the professor to waive that prerequisite. Offered online and face to face at the Deerfield campus.

BE 7476 Bioethics Capstone Exam - 0 Hours

A comprehensive examination scheduled by the student with the program director consisting of broad essay questions that allow the student to demonstrate a grasp of the field as a whole. Students should register for this capstone option in the semester they plan to take the examination.

BE 7478 Bioethics Capstone Project - 0-3 Hours

Independent study culminating in a bioethics-related project, as arranged with the program director or designate. Students should register for this course the semester they start the project.

BE 7480 Bioethics Capstone Integrative or Major Paper - 0-3 Hours

Independent study culminating in a bioethics-related project, as arranged with the program director or designate. Students should register for this course the semester they start the project.

BE 7485 MA Thesis - 0-4 Hours

MA thesis writers register for BE 7485. Prerequisite: Approved thesis proposal, and other department specific prerequisites. Counts as full-time student status. Letter grade or Credit/No Credit as arranged with the department. (Formerly BE 790)

BE 7486 Bioethics Capstone Extension - 0 Hours

This course is taken when an extension has been granted beyond one semester for progress toward completion of the capstone (other than the examination capstone). For the thesis option only, this counts as half-time student status when registrant affirms that a minimum of twenty hours per week is invested in the capstone. Capstone Extension fee required when not enrolled in other courses. No Credit.

BE 7501 Guided Research - 1-4 Hours

Independent study as arranged with a graduate school faculty member.

BE 7700 Bioethics Seminar - 1-4 Hours

Topical course conducted as a seminar on a question such as autonomy and informed consent, health care systems, resource allocation, genetic intervention, or end-of-life decision making. May be repeated for credit. Cannot be taken as a Reading Course. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

BE 8100 Contemporary Figures in Bioethics - 2-3 Hours

This course includes presentations by several prominent Christian figures in bioethics as well as readings from an array of significant Christian leaders in bioethics. ThM students only. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

Counseling Psychology Courses

CP 5120 Substance Abuse Counseling - 3 Hours

The course focuses on the process and treatment of substance abuse. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the addictive process, assessment, physiology (as pertinent), and treatment. Relapse prevention, adolescent substance abuse, dual diagnosis, family treatment, and other specific issues related to addictions will be discussed. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 5120R Substance Abuse (Reading) - 3 Hours

This course focuses on the process and treatment of substance abuse. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the addictive process, assessment, physiology (as pertinent), and treatment. Relapse prevention, adolescent substance abuse, dual diagnosis, family treatment, and other specific issues related to addictions will be discussed. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 5140 Principles of Guidance and Counseling - 3 Hours

A course covering the philosophy, functions, management, and operation of a counseling and guidance program in elementary and secondary schools. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 5145 School Consultation Procedures - 3 Hours

A course focusing on developing specific techniques in consultation. The various aspects of a school guidance program are integrated. Particular reference is made to problem solving and the utilization of available data. Case examples specific to the school setting are discussed, and opportunities for skill development are provided through role-playing. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 5145R School Consultation Procedures (Reading) - 3 Hours

School Consultation Procedures (Reading)

CP 5210 Counseling Skills Training - 3 Hours

An experiential and cognitive introduction to the skills basic to any counseling setting, working with a developmental model of helping. Emphasis on the acquisition and use of some of the basic skills of counseling. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 5310 Counseling Theories - 3 Hours

Classical and current theories of counseling will be studied and evaluated in the light of Scripture, psychological sophistication, and practical relevance. Both secular and practical counseling approaches will be discussed. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 6015 Community Counseling - 3 Hours

This course focuses on the central theoretical perspectives of community psychology, the role of interpersonal therapeutic relationships, and the efficiency of system-level preventative interventions. With this orientation, professionals can help individuals in need and work to remedy community problems, while serving to assist both individuals and society in general. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 6015R Community Counseling (Reading) - 3 Hours

Community Counseling (Reading)

CP 6110 Career Counseling - 3 Hours

This class will deal with the many facets of career counseling. The subject will be covered from both theoretical and practical points of view. Holistic awareness of individuals will be considered in regard to how people deal with their vocational needs and goals. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 6130 Group Counseling - 3 Hours

The processes, principles, and techniques related to contemporary forms of group counseling will be explored. There is an experiential component built into this course to foster the development of group leadership skills. Prerequisite: CP 5210. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 6140 Counseling Exceptional and At-Risk Children - 3 Hours

A course covering the etiology and characteristics of exceptionalities of children at risk for underachieving and dropping out. Also covered is the role of the guidance counselor in identifying such problems, drawing on available resources, and making appropriate referrals. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 6520 Human Growth and Development - 3 Hours

A consideration of human growth and development from conception to death emphasizing research, personality, and counseling implications at each stage. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 6530 Child & Adolescent Counseling - 3 Hours

A survey of the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development of children and adolescents. Therapeutic skills are discussed and practiced in and out of the classroom. The importance of family relationships is given special emphasis. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 6610 Human Sexuality - 3 Hours

This course will deal with the physiological, psychological, and spiritual aspects of human sexuality with particular emphasis on counseling-related issues, including the assessment and treatment of sexual dysfunction and addiction. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 6625 Theoretical Foundations of Marriage & Family Therapy - 3 Hours

An examination, discussion, and evaluation of the theoretical foundations and the historical develoopment of the field of marriage and family therapy. Introduction of several of the major techniques currently employed in the field. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 6650 Multicultural Issues in Counseling - 3 Hours

A study of communication issues arising out of counseling between persons of different cultures or subcultures. Emphasis is given to overcoming cultural barriers and to understandings and techniques designed to enhance intercultural communication. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 6710 Psychology and Theology - 3 Hours

A survey of issues, theories, approaches, methods, problems, and criticisms of the integration of psychology and theology. The course will sample current counseling approaches, literature, and case studies to familiarize the student with the process of integration and to facilitate personal skill development in this area. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 6710R Psychology & Theology (Reading) - 3 Hours

Psychology & Theology (Reading)

CP 6720 Ethics & Issues in Counseling - 3 Hours

Ethical standards of the major professional counseling associations are considered, including the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the American Counseling Association, and the American Psychological Association. Theoretical and practical applications of ethical guidelines to a variety of counseling situations are discussed. Issues related to the professional practice of counseling and therapy are included. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 6911 Guidance & Counseling Practicum I - 3 Hours

This practicum is designed to provide students an opportunity to perform the role and functions of the professional school counselor under supervision in a school setting. Both field-based and program-based supervision are components of the practicum experience. Prerequisites: Program candidacy and permission of department. This course counts as half-time status. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 6912 Guidance & Counseling Practicum II - 3 Hours

This practicum is designed to provide students a continued opportunity to perform the role and functions of the professional school counselor under supervision in a school setting. Both field-based and program-based supervision are components of the practicum experience. Prerequisites: CP 6911; Program candidacy and permission of department. This course counts as half-time status. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 7140 Crisis Counseling - 3 Hours

A consideration of the theory and practice of crisis intervention. Emphasis is placed on the theoretical and practical application of dealing with developmental and situational crises from a Christian perspective. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 7210 Psychological Testing - 3 Hours

Principles and techniques of test administration and interpretation, including measures of aptitude, personality, and psychopathology. Prerequisite: Undergraduate statistics course. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 7450 Psychopathology - 3 Hours

An advanced course on the etiology, calssification, and treatment of human psychopathology. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 7478 Counseling Psychology Capstone Project - 3 Hours

Independent study culminating in a counseling psychology_related project, as arranged with the program director or designate. Students should register for this course the semester that they start the project. This course counts as half-time status. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 7480 Counseling Psychology Capstone Integrative Paper - 3 Hours

Independent study culminating in an integrative paper. Students should register for this course the semester they start the paper. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 7486 Counseling Psychology Capstone Extension - 0 Hours

This course is taken when an extension has been granted beyond one semester for progress toward completion of the capstone (other than the internship capstones). Counts as half-time student status when registrant affirms that a minimum of twenty hours per week are invested in the capstone. Capstone Extension fee required when not in enrolled in other courses. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 7501 Guided Research in Counseling Psychology - 1-3 Hours

Independent study as arranged with a graduate school faculty member. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 7900 Psychological Research Methods - 3 Hours

Critical review of basic research techniques and examination of the methods and conclusions of some representative research. Prerequisite: undergraduate course in statistics. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 7910 Advanced Research Methods - 3 Hours

This course will consider more complex research designs and techniques. It will include information about statistics and statistical computer packages. Required for students who write a thesis. Prerequisite: CP 7900 Psychological Research Methods. Offered at the Florida campus. Three hours.

CP 7950 Counseling Practicum - 3 Hours

This practicum is designed as a preinternship fieldwork experience. It will provide students with practical supervised experience in various counseling settings. The student will average 8 to 20 hours per week involvement. This course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Program candidacy and permission of department. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 7961 Internship in Counseling I - 3 Hours

This internship is designed to give counseling students practical supervised experience in various counseling facilities. Approved intern sites include hospital inpatient programs, counseling centers, community agencies, churches, and other counseling service facilities. This course is the first semester of a two-semester sequence with the students averaging 20+ hours per week involvement. Individual supervision is provided on site. Group supervision is provided on campus. Prerequisites: Program candidacy and permission of department. This course counts as half-time status. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 7962 Internship in Counseling II - 3 Hours

This internship is designed to give counseling students practical supervised experience in various counseling facilities. Approved intern sites include hospital inpatient programs, counseling centers, community agencies, churches, and other counseling service facilities. This course is the second semester of a two-semester sequence with the students averaging 20+ hours per week involvement. Individual supervision is provided on site. Group supervision is provided on campus. Prerequisites: CP 7961; program candidacy and permission of department. This course counts as half-time status. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 7963 Advanced Counseling Practicum - 3 Hours

This practicum is designed to provide post-internship counseling experience for advanced students. Students will average 20+ hours per week on site. This course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: CP 7961 and CP 7962, permission of department. This course counts as half-time status. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 7969 International Counseling Experience - 3 Hours

This course is designed for those participating in non-licensure counseling experience, primarily in international settings. International students and others who are not seeking U.S. licensure but who may benefit from a supervised international counseling experience may apply. Individual onsite supervision is required. Prerequisites: MA in CP candidacy and consent of the department. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 7985 Counseling Psychology Thesis - 3 Hours

Independent study toward development of an academic thesis. Required of all students choosing to write a thesis. Students may not register for this course until the semester after the thesis proposal has been approved. Prerequisites: CP 7910 Advanced Research Methods, program candidacy, and permission of program director. Offered at the Florida campus.

CP 8000 Current Studies in Counseling and Psychology - 1-3 Hours

Topics selected deal with significant issues related to counseling and psychology. Recent titles include Adjunctive Treatment Topics and Domestic Violence: Abuse Across the Lifespan. Offered at the Florida campus.

Education Courses

ED 5001 Foundations for Integrative Thought in Education - 3 Hours

This course surveys the Bible from the standpoint of its unfolding history of creation, fall, redemption, and restoration, with special attention given to Scriptural applications of pedagogical thought and ramifications for godly stewardship in the classroom. The course considers how precedents, themes, truths, and strategies that established God's will in earlier times provide direction for God's people today. Students will practice interpreting scripture responsibly and thinking creatively about current educational issues in the light of biblical principles. Offered online, and face to face at the Deerfield and Florida campuses.

ED 5002 Foundations for Cultural Engagement in Education - 3 Hours

This course introduces the student to pivotal Christian doctrines as a framework within which to evaluate the working assumptions of contemporary culture in regard to teaching and education. In addition to investigating several models for Christian engagement with culture, the course encourages the positive formation of a Christian worldview as a foundation for wise interaction with contemporary educational thought. Offered online, and face to face at the Deerfield and Florida campuses.

ED 5200 History and Philosophy of Education - 3 Hours

An introduction to teaching, including an overview of the historical, philosophical, and cultural foundations of American education with a focus on current issues of educational reform and debates about 'best practice.' Candidates work throughout the course to develop their own educational philosophy. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

ED 5201 Professional Skills in Teaching - 1 Hour

A course that intentionally focuses on the skills necessary to be a teacher, including oral and written communication as well as dispositions. Also emphasizes the requirements of the Illinois State Board of Education as implemented by TIU's Division of Education. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

ED 5350 Advanced Educational Psychology - 3 Hours

An integrated examination of learning theory, including the physical, cognitive, social, and psychological development of children and adolescents. This course addresses the Social and Emotional Learning Standards set forth by PA93-0495. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

ED 5390 Adolescent Psychology - 3 Hours

An interdisciplinary study of human development from puberty to early adulthood. Physical, cognitive, and personality development will be examined, both from the social and research point of view while application will be encouraged for candidates who will be teaching adolescents. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

ED 5400 Foundations of Special Education - 3 Hours

A survey of the history, practices, and challenges of special education, including an overview of the court cases and laws leading to IDEA and how these laws affect children with disabilities. Consideration of the cognitive, emotional, physical, and sensory needs of students with disabilities. Emphasis is placed on identification of individual needs, including tiered support systems and appropriate resources, collaborative teams, concerns of families and appropriate planning for the Individualized Education Program. Includes methods of instruction for cross-categorical special education environments and the use of assistive technology and digital tools to address student needs and maximize learning. Includes a minimum of 12 clock hours of special education field experience. Prerequisite: Admission to Field Experience (Gate 2). Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

ED 5500 Differentiating Instruction for All Learners - 3 Hours

Rooted in an awareness of the values and challenges inherent within a diverse school community, this course examines concepts of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and differentiation, as they relate to the individual instructional needs of students. Utilizing research and current practice, participants develop an understanding of effective teaching strategies and professional dispositions for working with all students. Offered in hybrid format from the Deerfield campus, alternating weeks of face-to-face and online instruction.

ED 5551 Teaching in Diverse Settings I - 1 Hour

This course offers the opportunity to connect theory with experience as candidates consider effective educational practice for all students, including those from diverse ethnic, racial, gender, linguistic, and socioeconomic groups. The relationship between both the teacher's and students' prior life experiences with learning is considered. Concurrent registration with ED 5552 and ED 5553. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

ED 5552 Teaching in Diverse Settings II - 1 Hour

A continuation of ED 5551. Candidates trace the sociopolitical factors, school structures, and demographic trends that have brought us to our current understanding of multicultural education. After exploring effective and less effective teaching strategies and professional dispositions within under-resourced K-12 settings, candidates consider ways to integrate a culturally relevant and equitable curriculum for all students. Concurrent registration with ED 5551 and ED 5553. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

ED 5553 Diversity Field Experience - 1 Hour

Candidates apply relevant knowledge and skills to actual classroom practice through 18 clock hours of pre-clinical (school) experience with children from diverse ethnic, racial, gender, linguistic, and socioeconomic groups. The experience seeks to expose students to the inequities of educational delivery in America. Concurrent registration with ED 5551 and ED 5552, Prerequisite: Admission to Field Experience (Gate 2). Offered from the Deerfield campus.

ED 5580 Cultural Diversity in the American Classroom - 3 Hours

Founded in a theology of justice and social responsibility, this course provides historical, social, political and cultural background for the unique challenges of the culturally diverse American classroom. An emphasis will be placed on practical pedagogical methods for addressing the culturally diverse needs of today's students, including race, ethnicity, gender and language. Offered in hybrid format from the Deerfield campus, alternating weeks of face-to-face and online instruction.

ED 5800 Characteristics and Identification of Learners with Disabilities - 3 Hours

This course focuses on the characteristics and identification of students with specific learning disabilities, emotional disturbance, intellectual disability, autism, traumatic brain injury, orthopedic or other health impairment. Also considered are current legal issues and the impact of disabilities on learning and behavior. Emphasis is placed on the development of the IEP. Offered in hybrid format from the Deerfield campus, alternating weeks of face-to-face and online instruction.

ED 5830 Psychoeducational Assessment of Learners with Disabilities - 3 Hours

This course covers current issues in assessment of learners with specific learning disabilities, emotional disturbance, intellectual disability, autism, traumatic brain injury, orthopedic or other health impairment. Candidates will develop competencies in administration, interpretation and reporting of norm-referenced academic tests. Candidates will also examine the progress monitoring of scientifically based instructional interventions based on tiered support systems. Offered in hybrid format from the Deerfield campus, alternating weeks of face-to-face and online instruction.

ED 5850 Methods of Teaching Learners with Disabilities - 3 Hours

This course covers the development of specialized instruction for learners with specific learning disabilities, emotional disturbance, intellectual disability, autism, traumatic brain injury, orthopedic or other health impairment for the purposes of encouraging cognitive and skill growth development through active engagement. Consideration will be given to evidence-based interventions that meet students' educational needs in supportive learning environments. Also included will be the appropriate uses of assistive technology, the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and strategies for the improvement of the social and emotional functioning of students. Offered in hybrid format from the Deerfield campus, alternating weeks of face-to-face and online instruction.

ED 6000 Topics in Education - 1 Hour

Select and specialized topics relevant to educational ministry. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

ED 6260 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum - 3 Hours

Examines theory and best practice in content area reading, writing, and oral communication for middle grade and high school students including factors related to reading comprehension strategies, vocabulary development, and motivation. Emphasis is upon interactive teaching methods that support the strategic reading of content materials and that address academic, linguistic and cultural diversity. Prerequisite: Admission to the Division of Education (Gate 1).

ED 6300 Differentiating Instruction for Learners who are Gifted - 3 Hours

This course focuses on the unique needs of students who are gifted, whether or not they have been formally identified as such. Emphasis will be on using differentiating with pedagogical methods in the classroom to accommodate their needs as well as creating authentic and challenging assessments for the gifted. Offered in hybrid format from the Deerfield campus, alternating weeks of face-to-face and online instruction.

ED 6400 Foundations of Teaching English as a Second Language - 3 Hours

This course provides an introduction to the historical, philosophical, political, and social issues that have contributed to public policy regarding services for language minority students. Historical trends and legal issues specifically related to bilingual education in the United States will be discussed. A comprehensive focus will be placed on the theoretical foundations of English as a second language, both linguistic as well as non-linguistic factors. Offered from the Deerfield campus, in both face to face delivery and in hybrid format (alternating weeks of face-to-face and online instruction).

ED 6420 Linguistics for the Classroom Teacher - 3 Hours

This course provides an introduction to the nature and functions of written and oral language; phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and variation. The relationship of language to culture and application in meeting educational goals will be explored. Offered in hybrid format from the Deerfield campus, alternating weeks of face-to-face and online instruction.

ED 6450 Assessment of Learners who are Bilingual - 3 Hours

This course will provide participants with a comprehensive knowledge foundation in the selection, administration and interpretation of measurement instruments appropriate for English Language Learners (ELLs). Participants will investigate a variety of language assessment tools used to identify, place, and monitor students receiving services in bilingual and ESL programs. Emphasis will be placed on instruments and approaches used to determine and monitor ELLs' English proficiency and academic development in English. Offered in hybrid format from the Deerfield campus, alternating weeks of face-to-face and online instruction.

ED 6470 Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language - 3 Hours

Methodologies and current approaches for teaching English as a Second Language in the areas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking will be covered in this course. Review of published materials and selection, adaptation, and creation of appropriate ESL materials for various levels of proficiency will be included. Offered in hybrid format from the Deerfield campus, alternating weeks of face-to-face and online instruction.

ED 6690 General Teaching Methods - 3 Hours

A research-based, comprehensive, and practical introduction to pedagogical methods. Areas of focus include: aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment; writing objectives tied to Illinois Learning Standards and the Common Core Standards; planning effective lessons that scaffold instruction; differentiating instruction for the individual needs of students; creating authentic assessments; and integrating technology. Prerequisite: Admission to the Division of Education (Gate 1). Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

ED 6702 Literacy Methods for Emerging Readers - 3 Hours

First of a two-course sequence that examines and applies the basic theories, issues, methods, and materials for an effective developmental, constructivist, balanced literacy approach for emerging readers. Included are the methods used to assess reading and writing, with a focus on the needs of at-risk students caused by cultural/linguistic, economic and developmental diversity. Parent/community involvement is reviewed. Prerequisite: ED 6690. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

ED 6703 Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School - 2 Hours

Methods for teaching elementary mathematics, focused on concept development and a problem-solving approach. Additionally, candidates will explore effective learning environments for mathematics, teaching mathematics to the English Language Learner, the development of mathematical dispositions, and current issues in math education. Integration of appropriate technology in teaching and learning mathematics is emphasized. Prerequisite: ED 6690. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

ED 6705 Literacy Methods for Upper Elementary Grades - 2 Hours

Second of a two-course sequence that examines the basic theories, issues, methods, and materials for an effective upper elementary language arts program. Emphasis is placed on comprehension strategies, and the development of vocabulary and fluency. Course continues to address cultural, linguistic, economic, and developmental diversity of students and teacher methods used to assess and address students' needs. Prerequisite: ED 6702. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

ED 6706 Integrating Science, Social Studies, and the Arts in Instruction - 2 Hours

A study of the methods of integrating science, health, social science, physical education and the arts in the elementary school with particular emphasis on infusing these subjects into the language arts and mathematics curriculum. Effective use of current and emerging technologies and digital tools to support research and learning appropriate to the discipline is included. Prerequisite: ED 6690. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

ED 6750 Middle School Methods - 2 Hours

A study of the pedagogy unique to teaching in middle schools with particular emphasis on middle school philosophy, curriculum, and instructional methods for designing and teaching developmentally appropriate programs in the middle grades. Prerequisite: ED 6690.

ED 6810 Teaching Biology in the Middle and High School - 2 Hours

A course focusing on standards-aligned biology content being taught in today's middle and high schools. Effective use of discipline-appropriate technologies and digital tools to support instruction, research, and learning is included. Candidates learn and practice a variety of pedagogical strategies specific to the discipline, including the development of lessons, materials, and assessments. Includes a segment on laboratory safety. Prerequisite: ED 6690. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

ED 6820 Teaching Language Arts & Literature in the Middle and High School - 2 Hours

A course focusing on standards-aligned language arts and literature content being taught in today's middle and high schools. Effective use of discipline-appropriate technologies and digital tools to support instruction, research, and learning is included. Candidates learn and practice a variety of pedagogical strategies specific to the discipline, including the development of lessons, materials, and assessments. Prerequisite: ED 6690. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

ED 6830 Teaching History & Social Studies in the Middle and High School - 2 Hours

A course focusing on standards-aligned history and social studies content being taught in today's middle and high schools. Effective use of discipline-appropriate technologies and digital tools to support instruction, research, and learning is included. Candidates learn and practice a variety of pedagogical strategies specific to the discipline, including the development of lessons, materials, and assessments. Prerequisite: ED 6690. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

ED 6840 Teaching Mathematics in the Middle and High School - 2 Hours

A course focusing on standards-aligned mathematics content being taught in today's middle and high schools. Effective use of discipline-appropriate technologies and digital tools to support instruction, research, and learning is included. Candidates learn and practice a variety of pedagogical strategies specific to the discipline, including the development of lessons, materials, and assessments. Prerequisite: ED 6690. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

ED 6911 Research Methods and Design I - 1 Hour

Teacher candidates will learn how to use assessment data to make ethical, legal, and research-based decisions for their students. An emphasis will be on measurement theory and assessment-related issues such as validity, reliability, bias, and appropriate and accurate scoring. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

ED 6912 Research Methods and Design II - 1 Hour

Teacher candidates will use assessment data gathered in their Diversity Field Experience toward creating a capstone project that demonstrates their ability to make ethical, legal, and research-based decisions for students. An emphasis will be on measurement theory and assessment-related issues such as validity, reliability, bias, and appropriate and accurate scoring. Concurrent registration with ED 6911, ED 5553. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

ED 7001 Field Experience Practicum - 1 Hour

Candidates spend five full days in an elementary or secondary school for a minimum of 40 hours of evaluated field experience. This placement is connected to the methods course/s taken during the concurrent semester and is intended to demonstrate the candidate's ability to apply best methodological practices, including the integration of technology. Verification of completion of field component is required for education candidates to pass this course. Prerequisites: ED 6690 and Admission to Field Experience (Gate 2). Offered from the Deerfield campus.

ED 7410 Practicum in Teaching English as a Second Language - 3 Hours

Students will work with ESL students in a school setting for a minimum of 100 clock hours. This field experience will culminate in a comprehensive project that will draw from the other ESL courses in the Master of Education in Diverse Learning program.

ED 7449 Classroom Management - 1 Hour

A study of communication structures and classroom management in elementary and secondary schools, including a review of theory and practice and the identification of appropriate applications in the school setting. Must be taken concurrently with clinical practice. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

ED 7450 Clinical Practice for Elementary Licensure - 6 Hours

A classroom teaching experience under the direction of a qualified cooperating teacher. Candidates must meet all requirements for clinical practice as outlined in the Division of Education Handbook and the DOE Clinical Practice Handbook which includes passing the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA). Prerequisite: Admission to Clinical Practice (Gate 3). Course Fee. Offered from the Deerfield campus.

ED 7451 Clinical Practice for Subsequent Elementary Licensure - 3-6 Hours

A classroom teaching experience under the direction of a qualified cooperating teacher. As arranged with the school director or designate and completed by candidates for subsequent licensure. Candidates must meet all contracted requirements. Offered from the Deerfield campus.

ED 7455 Clinical Practice for Secondary Licensure - 6 Hours

A classroom teaching experience under the direction of a qualified cooperating teacher. Candidates must meet all requirements for clinical practice as outlined in the Division of Education Handbook and DOE Clinical Practice Handbook, which includes passing the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA).Prerequisite: Admission to Clinical Practice (Gate 3). Course Fee. Offered from the Deerfield campus.

ED 7456 Clinical Practice for Subsequent Secondary Licensure - 3-6 Hours

A classroom teaching experience under the direction of a qualified cooperating teacher. As arranged with the school director or designate and completed by candidates for subsequent licensure. Candidates must meet all contracted requirements. Offered from the Deerfield campus.

ED 7460 Advanced Seminar in Education - 2 Hours

This course includes discussion of current critical issues in American education and is designed to support the goals of clinical practice. The seminar format of the course provides a forum for peer and supervisory support and for the exchange of viewpoints. Scheduled on selected evenings throughout the Professional Semester. Concurrent registration with ED 7449 and clinical practice. Offered face to face at the Deerfield campus.

ED 7478 MA/T Capstone Project - 1 Hour

Independent study leading to completion of a master's research project or an applied project. Candidates completing a master's research project work with an academic reader to write a detailed research proposal, including introduction, literature review, and description of research methodology. Candidates completing an applied project work with an academic reader as they plan, develop, and complete their project. MA/T Capstone must be taken for a letter grade.

ED 7486 MA/T Capstone Extension - 0 Hours

A total of three semesters extension for ED 7478 may be granted when progress is being made on the capstone. Extension fee when not enrolled in other courses. Counts as half-time student status when registrant affirms a minimum of 20 hours per week are invested on the capstone. Zero credit.

ED 7501 Guided Research in Education - 1-3 Hours

Independent research on an approved selected topic under a faculty member in the department bearing the course prefix. May be repeated for credit as the subject matter changes. Available in all departments. Letter grade or Credit/No Credit as arranged with faculty member.

Interdisciplinary Studies Courses

ID 5001 Foundations for Integrative Thought - 3 Hours

This course surveys the Bible from the standpoint of its unfolding history of creation, fall, redemption, and consummation, with special attention to Scriptural applications and ramifications for ethical behavior. The course considers how precedents, themes, truths, and strategies that established God's will in earlier times provide direction for God's people today. Students will practice interpreting scripture responsibly and thinking creatively about current issues in the light of biblical principles.

ID 5002 Foundations for Cultural Engagement - 3 Hours

This course introduces the student to pivotal Christian doctrines as a framework within which to evaluate the working assumptions of contemporary culture. In addition to investigating several models for Christian engagement with culture, the course encourages the positive formation of a Christian worldview as a foundation for wise interaction with contemporary thought.

ID 6000 Current Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies - 1-3 Hours

Selected topics of general or interdisciplinary interest.

ID 6910 Research Methods - 1 Hour

The techniques for conducting competent graduate-level bibliographic research, as well as attention to the planning, preparation, and writing of theses, will be covered in this course, which is required of all students completing the MA degree with the thesis option. Course will not count toward the 30-hour program requirement. (CR/NC only; not available for Audit).

PR 7220 Ethical Theory - 3 Hours

An analysis of the principal theories and problems of philosophical ethics, including the meaning of ethical language, alternative theories of the right and the good, and the implications of moral issues for the concept of God and other theological questions.

ST 5200 Christian Ethics - 3 Hours

This course discusses biblical teaching on standards of personal conduct and integrity and their relation to the sanctification process. Throughout the course, attention is given to biblical perspectives on contemporary ethical issues facing the church and the minister, such as abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, sexual ethics (including homosexuality), divorce and remarriage, racism, material possessions, genetic engineering, ecology, war, and the Christian's relation to society and the state.

Leadership Courses

LR 5001 Foundations for Integrative Thought in Leadership - 3 Hours

This course surveys the Bible from the standpoint of its unfolding history of creation, fall, redemption, and restoration, with special attention given to Scriptural applications of leadership theory and godly stewardship in the workplace. The course considers how precedents, themes, truths, and strategies that established God's will in earlier times provide direction for God's people today. Students will practice interpreting scripture responsibly and thinking creatively about current issues in leadership in the light of biblical principles. Offered face to face at Deerfield and Florida, and online.

LR 5002 Foundations for Cultural Engagement in Leadership - 3 Hours

This course introduces the student to pivotal Christian doctrines as a framework within which to evaluate the working assumptions of contemporary culture regarding influence, transformation, and effectiveness in leadership. In addition to investigating several models for Christian engagement with culture, the course encourages the positive formation of a Christian worldview as a foundation for wise interaction with contemporary thought about leadership. Offered face to face at Deerfield and Florida, and online.

LR 5010 Introduction to Leadership: Definition and Perspectives - 1 Hour

This course defines leadership and develops an initial set of skills for the study, research, assessment, and development of learning within the leadership arena. Offered on Deerfield, Dolton, and Florida campuses.

LR 5051 Foundations for Ethical Leadership - 2 Hours

This course surveys the ethical, philosophical, and practical dimensions of the leadership domain. Students will gain a foundation in the ethical challenges of leaders, past and present, and leadership theory criticism. Topics include power, hierarchy, influence, charisma, duty, and the greater good. Offered face-to-face/cluster._

LR 5460 Change and Conflict Management - 2 Hours

This course surveys the dynamics of change and conflict from a variety of perspectives, emphasizing skills of negotiation, building consensus and collaboration. Students will learn how to cultivate effective change within different types of organizations. This course also addresses specific strategies to address conflict situations, whether the conflict is interpersonal or organizational. Not open to students with credit in LR 5430 Conflict Management. Offered face-to-face/cluster._

LR 5530 Interpersonal Communication - 3 Hours

An examination of the foundation of interpersonal skills. Interpersonal communication theories, the creation and reception of messages, and the impact of technology on interactions will be studied. These concepts will be applied to leadership in a variety of organizational settings. Offered face-to-face/cluster._

LR 5570 Group and Organizational Communication - 3 Hours

A study of communication in the context of informal and formal groups, as well as organizations of various sizes and different degrees of complexity. The course will include research about communication in nonprofit and for-profit settings. Offered face-to-face/cluster._

LR 5820 Globalization for Leadership - 3 Hours

Students in this course will explore the variety of ways our world has become and is increasingly becoming interconnected while simultaneously remaining fragmented and how these two forces impact leadership dynamics. Offered face-to-face/cluster._

LR 5890 International Practicum - 3 Hours

The fieldwork in this practicum is designed to provide supervised experience in an international Christian setting to help students develop and reflect upon leadership. The opportunity is intended to provide exposure to different cultural, philosophical, and practical bases for functioning effectively in an international leadership setting.

LR 6100 Topics in Leadership - 3 Hours

Selected topics as announced. Course may be repeated with different topics. Offered face-to-face/cluster._

LR 6130 Leadership Research - 2 Hours

This course is designed to equip learners with the basic skills in both qualitative and quantitative research techniques, including assessing initiative outcomes in applied organizational contexts.

LR 6150 Applied Leadership Project - 1-3 Hours

This course is used as the applied project component of either a previously taken undergraduate course or a graduate course without an included project. Students will conduct an approved mentor-directed project in a leadership role related to course. Leadership program director approval required. May be repeated for credit.

LR 6371 Contextualization and Communication - 2 Hours

Students in this course will be challenged to develop both the mindset and skill set of communications in various organizational situations. Specifically the course will focus on the importance of contextualization, verbal and nonverbal communication, public speaking, communicating vision, public relations, crisis management, and social media utilization. Innovation and creativity will also be explored. Offered face-to-face/cluster._

LR 6380 Assessment and Innovation - 2 Hours

This course will review state-of-the art theoretical and applied models of creativity and innovation as they apply to the assessment process. Students will develop both the skills and the mindset to understand the critical nature of innovation as it relates to growth--personally and organizationally. Offered face-to-face/cluster._

LR 6520 Coaching and Mentoring - 3 Hours

Course provides the opportunity for students to acquire a clear understanding of coaching and mentoring as leadership tools. Students will learn coaching skills, become familiar with coaching models, be exposed to a variety of assessment techniques and reflect on ethical and other professional issues in the world of coaching and mentoring.

LR 6720 Followership - 2-3 Hours

This course is a study of leadership through understanding the leader-follower relationship. This increasingly important dynamic to the leadership domain will examine the significance of how subordinates can and should ethically relate to their superiors and the impact this relationship dynamic has on an organization. Not open to students with credit in LR 6710 Followership. Offered face-to-face/cluster._

LR 6811 Social and Cultural Understanding for Leadership - 2 Hours

This course will equip students to investigate diverse social and cultural contexts with attention to macro level issues such as globalization, ethnicity, and poverty, as well as the more interpersonal dynamics of culture-based differences regarding communication, values, lifestyles, and leadership. Special attention is paid to critical self-awareness and the impact of cultural difference within an organization. Offered face-to-face/cluster._

LR 6850 Organizational Dynamics - 2 Hours

This course examines the foundations of the role of the organizational leader. A scaffold for understanding how to lead others in organizations, the course addresses topics such as leading change, adaptation of roles for organizational effectiveness, and developing other leaders. Offered face-to-face/cluster._

LR 6920 Human Resource Management - 3 Hours

The content of the course focuses on helping learners develop the skills and abilities for effective human resource management including developing job descriptions, interviewing and selection, development, and separation. Special attention will be given to using volunteers in nonprofit organizations. Offered face-to-face/cluster.

LR 6940 Essentials of Nonprofit Operational Management - 3 Hours

This course helps students address the operational challenges specific to nonprofit organizations including strategic planning, budgeting, financial statement interpretation, multisite management, communications campaigns and building projects. Offered face-to-face/cluster and online.

LR 6960 Nonprofit Organizational Dynamics - 3 Hours

The specifics of working for a nonprofit organization are presented. Content includes organizational and personal fundraising, nonprofit organizational structures, and nonprofit law and policy. Various issues in nonprofit constituency management included are board management, donor relationships and client service. Offered face-to-face/cluster and online.

LR 7468 Leadership Capstone Literature Review - 1-2 Hours

This is a guided research course in the area of a student's particular interest and is intended to facilitate the research process of the capstone project or integrative paper. This would generally be taken the semester before the capstone or integrative paper and would help to facilitate the proposal process.

LR 7478 Leadership Capstone Project - 2-3 Hours

A student may choose to do a final project in a research-based practicum requiring a practical leadership component. This should be chosen in collaboration with faculty advisor. The research and project will be presented before student colleagues and faculty readers.

LR 7480 Leadership Integrative Paper - 2-3 Hours

A student may choose to do an independent study toward development of an integrative paper. This should be chosen in collaboration with a faculty advisor. The integrative paper will be presented before student colleagues and faculty readers.

LR 7486 Leadership Capstone Extension - 0 Hours

This course is taken when an extension has been granted beyond one semester for progress toward completion of the capstone. No Credit.

LR 7501 Guided Research in Leadership - 1-3 Hours

This elective provides an opportunity to conduct a major project (typically writing a major paper) on a leadership topic of special interest. Students may arrange such a course in any term with an appropriate faculty advisor. May be repeated for credit.

SE 5353 Management of Change and Strategic Planning - 2-3 Hours

Theory, analysis, and application of intervention methods and procedures to effect change within the organization. Leadership roles in effecting change.

SE 5373 Nonprofit Financial Management - 2 Hours

This course covers basic concepts in managing finances for non-profit organizations. Basic accounting topics covered include budgeting, expense control, and income measurement. In addition, the course covers fundraising practices, including annual funding, capital campaigns, planned giving, special events, and grant proposal approaches and procedures. Ethical implications of fundraising and a survey of laws and regulations are also presented.

SE 5391 Entrepreneurial Accounting and Finance - 2 Hours

This course is desinged to help students understand key accounting and financial concepts as they relate to start-up ventures. Concepts to be covered include financing options, working capital management, financial statements, and the time value of money. Brief coverage will also be given to personal financial management and to succession and retirement planning.

SE 5392 Social Entrepreneurship - 2 Hours

This course focuses on preparing students to create and manage organizations that advance social change. Course content will cover the start up, organization, and financing of enterprises with social purposes.