Date of Award


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Degree Name

Master of Counseling and Guidance

Degree Discipline



Modular instruction is rapidly gaining wide acceptance although its success in each application appears to vary with the skill and personality of the instructor. Generally, a modular program involves the separation of course content into self-contained topics or modules. It allows the student to proceed through the material at his own pace and present himself for testing whenever he feels he has achieved mastery. Often a handbook accompanies each module, introducing the topic, outlining major issues and controversies, posing provocative questions, and suggesting further reading.

Most modular programs include tangible experiences and tasks. Usually, students are allowed to retake any failed exams, with only minor penalty or no penalty at all.

The module may include a variety of instructional activities, such as reading textbooks and articles, examining photographs and diagrams, viewing films and slides, listening to audio-tapes, examining various other demonstration materials, and participating in projects and experiments. Besides allowing the student to proceed at his own pace, three important purposes of MI are to offer a choice among a large number of topics within any given course or program; to frequently identify the student's strengths and weaknesses; and to provide for, if necessary, a "recycling" through remedial modules, repetition, or even a change in learning mode.

Nevertheless, courses based on this flexible, individual-oriented system share the following advantages for the student and 1 instructor:

1) Modules allow the student to study areas of special personal interest.

2) The teacher may focus on deficiencies of individual students, without involving the whole group with each problem.

Committee Chair/Advisor

Harold Lang

Committee Member

Harold Lang


Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College


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John B Coleman Library

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Prairie View





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