Welcome to the Department of Human Studies
Our department is housed within the School of Education. We offer degrees at all academic levels across a range of program areas. We are committed to helping you explore the one that best fits your career goals.

Kristi Menear 400x550pxDepartment Chair,
Kristi Menear, Ph.D.
Degree Programs
The Department of Human Studies offers degrees in the following program areas: Counselor Education (including concentrations in school counseling and in clinical mental health), Educational Leadership, Health Education (including concentrations in community health and in human services), and Kinesiology (formerly Physical Education) (including concentrations in physical education teacher certification, in fitness leadership, and in exercise science/physiology).

Programs that serve the School of Education
The Department also serves the School of Education by offering classes in Educational Psychology and Research and Educational Foundations.

I invite you to view the web page of your interest and learn more about our curriculum and other requirements, outstanding faculty, student organizations, professional resources, and inspiring success stories. Please feel free to reach out to the faculty in your program of interest or to me if you have any questions about our programs. We are available to communicate with you over email, on the telephone, or in person. We value your relationship to us and view it as critical to our success.

Thank you for visiting our Department. We look forward to engaging with you to discuss our curriculum, research, or service. And, we hope to soon call you a Blazer!

Kristi S. Menear, Ph.D., CAPE
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Ph:  205-975-7409
Office location:  EB 207

 
 
 

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UAB School of Education General Outcomes for all Counselor Education Programs

OUTCOME C7: The UAB counselor candidate understands the principles and purpose of assessment and the collection and use of data.

C7.K Knowledge and Understanding: Knows and understands testing and assessment in terms of: history and philosophy; individual and group approaches; basic concepts of standardized and non-standardized testing; statistical concepts; reliability; validity; factors associated with diversity and cultural differences; strategies for selecting, administering, and interpreting assessment instruments; general principles and methods of case conceptualization, and/or diagnoses; and ethical and legal considerations.

Levels of Achievement

 Criteria

[1]
Unacceptable

Does not demonstrate an understanding of testing and assessment. Fails to grasp an adequate knowledge or understanding of the criteria stated for this domain.

[2]
Emerging Initial Performance

 Demonstrates limited knowledge and understanding of testing and assessment. Displays some knowledge and evidences some understanding of the criteria stated for this domain.

[3]
Proficient Initial Performance

 Demonstrates substantial knowledge and understanding of testing and assessment. Displays a broad and adequate knowledge base and evidences a clear understanding for the criteria stated for this domain.

[4]
Emerging Advanced Performance

 Demonstrates exemplary knowledge and understanding of testing and assessment. Displays a comprehensive and sound knowledge base and evidences a clarity and breadth of understanding for the criteria stated for this domain.

OUTCOME C7: The UAB counselor candidate understands the principles and purpose of assessment and the collection and use of data.

C7.P Performance and Skills: Applies knowledge and understand by demonstrating their ability to: review, select, and administer appropriate assessment instruments; identify and procure assessment resources; and interpret a battery of test data and provide a written summary report.

Levels of Achievement

 Criteria

[1]
Unacceptable

  Lacks ability and judgment in selecting, administrating, or interpreting test instruments. Demonstrates little sensitivity to variables related to diversity. Fails to produce written reports that are comprehensive, accurate, or clearly written.

[2]
Emerging Initial Performance

 Exhibits limited competence and judgment in the selection, administration, and interpretation of test instruments. Demonstrates some sensitivity to variables related to diversity. Written reports are not comprehensive, limited in accuracy, or not clearly written.

[3]
Proficient Initial Performance

  Often exhibits competence and good judgment in the selection, administration, and interpretation of appropriate test instruments. Demonstrates sensitivity to variables related to diversity. Written reports are substantially comprehensive, accurate, and understandable.

[4]
Emerging Advanced Performance

 Consistently exhibits competence and good judgment in the selection, administration, and interpretation of appropriate test instruments. Is sensitive and response to variables related to diversity. Produces comprehensive, accurate, and well written reports.