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University of Houston-Victoria



Adult Higher Education (AHED)

AHED 6110:    Professional Coaching – Best Practices

Cr. 1.  (1-1-0).  
Experiential learning and guided professional development with education-transformative models of emotional intelligence.  Conference participation, research review, evaluation of best practices strategies for teaching, learning, and coaching.

AHED 6300:    Selected Topics in AHED

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).     
This course is designed for engaging in a topic of current or critical importance that arises in the field of adult and/or higher education.

AHED 6302:    Individual Study in AHED

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
This course is designed to allow students to engage in individual research or collaboration of a substantive nature with their faculty, program chair, or advisor. No more than 6 credit of individual study can be used toward the degree. Approval of advisor and School Dean is required.

AHED 6305:    Internship in AHED

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
The internship will provide students who have no background in adult or higher education, or those who would like to gain experience in another area of interest to explore those areas and gain valuable firsthand experience in the field.

AHED 6331:    Program Planning and Development in AHED

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
This course presents an overview of designing, presenting, and evaluating programs in adult and higher education.

AHED 6332:    Adult Development

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
This course combines lectures, resources and communicative power of the internet to create a learning community where students and instructor explore interact to explore, articulate, and learn about the developing adult at three stages: early adulthood, middle adulthood and late adulthood.

AHED 6333:    The Adult Learner

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
This course will include but is not limited to material about learning theories in Adult Education, models, and principles and their application to the instructional process with adults.

AHED 6334:    Foundations of Adult Education

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
This is an overview course designed to give participants an understanding of the field of practice in adult education. 

AHED 6335:    Diversity in Adult Education

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
This course entails an analysis of diversity in adult education contexts. Various psychosocial developmental factors of diverse identity groups and the influence of these variables on adult education will be studied.

AHED 6336:    Continuing Professional Education

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
This course will provide a description, explanation and critique of the goals, processes,     outcomes, and issues related to the continuing education of professionals. An exploration of the design, development and administration of these programs and activities for various  professions will be undertaken.

AHED 6337:    College Teaching

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Study of research, theory, and practices associated with teaching and learning processes within the college system. Topics include course planning and organization, student diversity, teaching and student retention, and instructional technology.

AHED 6338:    Research in Adult and Higher Education

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the research process and the ethical context within which research is conducted and provides basic skills needed to conduct and interpret qualitative and quantitative research on topics relevant to adult and higher education.

AHED 6339:    Self-Directed Learning

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
This course is devoted to illuminating the principles of self-directed learning as they apply to learning, schooling, and life. This course also focuses on Self-Directed Learning as an area of emphasis in the field of adult education.

AHED 6342:    The American Community College

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
A comprehensive description of American community colleges, which includes recent state-level directives regarding functioning and funding.

AHED 6344:    The College Student

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
A study of the characteristics and needs of college students including student subcultures that affect the campus environment and the services required for student success.

AHED 6346:    Introduction to Student Services

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
This is a comprehensive study of critical issues and trends in higher education student services as reflected in current research.

AHED 6353:    Ed. Leadership in Organizations

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).     
This course will investigate issues or leadership roles in organizational performance, and how theoretical conceptions of leadership have changed over time. Through readings and research, the course will examine the nature of effective leadership and how it is evaluated.

AHED 6354:    Higher Education Finance

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
This course is designed to provide a working knowledge of the economic, finance, and policy context of the U.S. higher education system. It is also intended to introduce prospective college and university administrators to issues and practices related to higher education budgeting.

AHED 6355:    Higher Education History

Cr. 3. (3-3-0)
This course's purpose is to provide an in-depth overview of the philosophic, political, social, and economic forces that have influenced higher education from the colonial period to the present, while simultaneously exploring how these forces relate to issues and challenges in contemporary higher education.

AHED 6356:    IT Trends and Issues in AHED

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
This course will address the imperative that modern education administrators be skilled in assessing IT's role in managing operations, products, and services for students, faculty and staff by examining the current issues and trends in the field.

AHED 6360:    Professional Coaching I: Theory and Practice

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Survey of the history, development, competencies, standards, practices and ethics of professional coaching. Research-derived personal excellence model will be presented, discussed, and implemented.

AHED 6361:    Professional Coaching II: The Coaching Relationship and Positive Change

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Overview and analysis of learning conditions and skills for establishing the coaching relationship.  Teaching and experiential methods for purposeful behavioral development and positive change will be discussed.

AHED 6362:    Professional Coaching III: Strategies and Skills

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Research-derived models of excellence and coaching strategies and skills for executive and leadership development; academic and career performance; personal growth-change-wellbeing-wellness.