Education Educational Counseling (EDC)

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EDC-CPE   Counseling Preparatory Comprehensive ExaminationCredits: None   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

A comprehensive examination to demonstrate the knowledge of counseling in terms of CACREP professional standards of 1) Human Growth and Development, 2) Social and Cultural Foundations, 3) Helping Relationship, 4) Group Work, 5) Career and Lifestyle Development, 6) Appraisal, 7) Research and Program Evaluation, and 8) Professional Orientation and Ethics. Must be taken during Internship 1 and 2. This is a pass/fail course.

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EDC-500   Introduction to Professional CounselingCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Designed as an introduction to the counseling profession with an emphasis on school counseling and student affairs. Traces the history of the school counseling profession, exposes the student to theoretical positions and approaches of counselors, orients the student to an initial understanding of legal and ethical obligations, prepares the student for school counseling, student affairs and the culture of schools and university, differentiates school counseling and student affairs from other counseling specialties and other school professionals, and provides the basis for continued studies in the counseling program.

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EDC-501   Introduction to College Student Development and Student AffairsCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

A foundational overview of the theory and practice of student affairs administration and college counseling with an emphasis on educating emerging professionals to facilitate development in postsecondary students and environments within higher education. This course will focus on college student development theory and developing supportive frameworks necessary to promote student success.

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EDC-505   Counseling and Ethical PracticeCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An intensive introduction to counseling skills and ethical principles within the school/university environment. Skills in counseling responses, feedback, goal setting, termination and follow-up are practiced in a clinical setting. Integration of ethical and legal procedures into school counseling/student affairs practice with children, families, and young adults is emphasized. A combination of theory and practice through role-play, videotape practice, and supervisory feedback.

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EDC-510   Human Growth and DevelopmentCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

A study of principles and concepts of cognitive, personality, and social development from conception through death. An overview of empirical research and theoretical frameworks used in the study of life-span human development with a special emphasis on school-age and young adult populations. Uses both lecture and seminar formats. Students should be able to discuss the major theoretical questions involved in the study of life span development, as well as be able to discuss current findings in the areas of social, cognitive, personality, and moral development and the implications for student success in school and throughout the life span.

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EDC-515   Risk and Resiliency in Children and AdolescentsCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Examines the developmental trajectory for at-risk children and adolescents and factors that promote resilience. Thoroughly examines the etiology of alcohol and drug abuse. Factors that contribute to school failure and success will also be addressed. Candidates will be able to identify risk (e.g. poverty, disabilities, child maltreatment, etc.) and protective factors and identify interventions that promote positive developmental outcomes.

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EDC-520   Advanced Topics in Race and RacismCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: EDC-535.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Targets advanced topics in race and racism. More specifically, the course will progress through discussions and education about the history of race and related racism in the United States; current systemic racial inequities; personal and societal racism and its impacts on People of Color and Whites; White cultural norms and related power and privilege; White ethnicity and its relation to race and racism, and; skill building in antiracist advocacy for counselors.

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EDC-525   Assessment for CounselingCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

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Covers the theories and practice of selection, administration, and interpretation of various instruments used in school and university settings to measure achievement, intelligence, aptitude, and ability with an overview of the ethical and legal use of these instruments. Statistics necessary to understand test data will be examined as well as strategies necessary to communicate test results to clients, parents, adults, and school personnel. Part theory and part skill laboratory where students will practice the administration of various educational instruments.

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EDC-530   Counseling Theory and PracticeCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: EDC-500.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Explores the major counseling theories and related techniques with emphasis on translating counseling theory into effective practice with children, adolescents, adults, and families in schools and universities. Special attention is given to experiential analysis and the demonstration of effective school counseling skills using the various theoretical modalities. Part theory and part counseling skills laboratory with intensive role-play, discussion and feedback.

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EDC-535   Diversity and Social JusticeCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Experiential and clinical opportunities to become multiculturally competent school/university counselors as well as to understand students and their families within their unique cultural, historical, and ethnic contexts. Emphasis is placed on individual, group and systemic counseling models and interventions to promote multicultural sensitivity, diversity, equity, and access for all students. Extensive personal development experiences, role-play, and Triad Model practice are provided.

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EDC-540   Group CounselingCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: EDC-500, EDC-505, and EDC-530.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Designed to provide an overview of the basic process, dynamics, theoretical components, and developmental aspects of group counseling. It encompasses an increase in counselor skills, group leadership and facilitation. Emphasis is placed on understanding the diversity of students and their families. Combines the use of lectures, discussion, experiential exercises, readings, and journaling to advance students' knowledge and skills in group counseling. Emphasis on working with diverse groups is also integrated into the course. Students will explore group leader and member roles through participation in various group situations.

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EDC-545   Career Development and CounselingCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: EDC-500, EDC-505, and EDC-530.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Designed to explore career counseling, development theory, and practices with consideration for life roles, diversity issues, and nontraditional careers within the context of school and university settings. Theories, models, techniques, and resources including consultation relevant to decision making, assessment, career planning, and placement are addressed with attention to computer-based applications and Internet resources.

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EDC-550   Counseling At-Risk Children and FamiliesCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: EDC-500, EDC-505, and EDC-530.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Counseling, intervention, and referral techniques for at-risk children, adolescents and their families with intensive practice in family counseling and crisis intervention skills. Family theory and applications for practical skills in the school environment are emphasized through various experiential learning activities. The school counselor's role as an advocate and direct service provider for students and their families with multiple risk factors is emphasized.

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EDC-555   School Counseling Program Planning and ConsultationCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: EDC-500, EDC-505, and EDC-530.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

A comprehensive data-driven overview of the theory and practice for designing, implementing, and evaluating a comprehensive school counseling program P-12. Consultation within a school setting will be emphasized in this course. Multidimensional approaches will be studied, including school-based consultation, case consultation, systems consultation, and consultation with a school counseling program. Empirical research will be utilized in conjunction with school counseling programs based on national standards.

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EDC-560   Consultation Procedures for CounselingCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: EDC-500, EDC-505, and EDC-530.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Explores foundational concepts, theories, and models fundamental to school-based practices. Multidimensional approaches will be studied, including school-based consultation, case consultation, systems consultation, and consultation with a school counseling program. Consultation procedures are emphasized as a central part of the school counselor competencies in a multicultural environment. Includes consultation case conceptualization, role play, clinical demonstrations, reflections, and course projects.

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EDC-565   Supervision of CounselorsCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Explore current foundational concepts, theories, and models fundamental to the administration of supervision of school counselors, and student service professionals within an educational environment. Multidimensional approaches to clinical supervision will be addressed using supervision models, including practical experience for counseling professionals who have responsibility directing the personal and professional development of school counselors. Critical analysis of theories of counselor supervision, techniques associated with theories, and assessment of supervision models will be examined. Also explores the benefits and shortcomings of individual versus group supervision, with particular focus on characteristics that make for a competent supervisor and effective supervisory relationships. Further explores the role of both supervisor and supervisee, ethical and legal considerations, evaluative criteria, cultural and gender issues, research and social justice.

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EDC-570   Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs and ServicesCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

A comprehensive study of alcohol and drug programs and services in the school and community including research-based prevention and intervention programs, chemical health curricula, policy, and staff development. Emphasis on the role of the substance awareness coordinator in organizing and coordinating intervention and referral services and multidisciplinary intervention teams.

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EDC-575   Alcohol and Drug Assessment and CounselingCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

A comprehensive approach to assessment and treatment planning with alcohol and drug-affected students, including the intake interview, clinical assessment, and administration and interpretation of formal and informal instruments. Attention is given to the roles of the substance awareness coordinator and the counselor in assessment, referral, and intervention.

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EDC-580   Behavioral Issues in CounselingCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

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Designed to explore the contemporary behavioral issues that affect preschool through university level students and their families. Emphasis will be placed on a comprehensive understanding of commonly encountered behavioral issues such as ADD/ADHD, Persuasive Development Disorders, and Mood Disorders. Students will learn the process of identification, assessment, intervention, and follow-up of working with students with such issues.

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EDC-598   Special Topics in Educational CounselingCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

The subject matter varies with the interest of the students and the professor. The exact nature of the topic covered in any given semester is indicated on the student's transcript.

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EDC-599   Independent Study in Educational CounselingCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: Prior permission of the directing professor and department chair.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Independent research in education in an area not substantially treated in a regular course offering, under the supervision of a counseling faculty member. Written evaluation of the research is required. For students with superior ability. Application must be filed before registration.

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EDC-600   Practicum in CounselingCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: EDC-500, EDC-505, EDC-530 and EDC-535.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An intensive supervised 100-hour, field-based experience in the school or university, which provides an orientation to the school counselor's role within a school counseling program or student affairs program. Provides supervised opportunities to practice individual and group counseling skills along with day-to-day tasks of the school counselor/student affairs professional. Additionally, intensive individual and group supervision is provided through videotaped and/or audio taped sessions.

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EDC-601A   Internship in Counseling I: School CounselingCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: EDC-500, EDC-505, EDC-520, EDC-530, EDC-535, EDC-540, EDC-600 and completion of twenty-four credits.

Corequisite: EDC-CPE.

Term Offered: All Terms

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An intensive supervised 300-hour field-based experience, which allows students who have completed the practicum to participate in a range of professional experiences expected of a school counselor or student affairs professional. Includes a requirement of documented supervised work as a student school counselor under the supervision of a practicing school counselor/student affairs professional and intensive individual and group supervision in the university seminar through videotaped and/or audio taped sessions. Students in the school counseling track should register for EDC-601A and students in the student affairs/college counseling track should register for EDC-601B.

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EDC-601B   Internship in Counseling I: Student Affairs/College CounselingCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: EDC-500, EDC-505, EDC-520, EDC-530, EDC-535, EDC-540, EDC-600 and completion of twenty-four credits.

Corequisite: EDC-CPE.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An intensive supervised 300-hour field-based experience, which allows students who have completed the practicum to participate in a range of professional experiences expected of a school counselor or student affairs professional. Includes a requirement of documented supervised work as a student school counselor under the supervision of a practicing school counselor/student affairs professional and intensive individual and group supervision in the university seminar through videotaped and/or audio taped sessions. Students in the school counseling track should register for EDC-601A and students in the student affairs/college counseling track should register for EDC-601B.

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EDC-602A   Internship in Counseling II: School CounselingCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: EDC-601A or EDC-601B.

Corequisite: EDC-CPE.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An intensive supervised 300-hour field-based experience, which allows students who have completed the practicum to participate in a range of professional experiences expected of a school counselor or student affairs professional. Includes a requirement of documented supervised work as a student school counselor under the supervision of a practicing school counselor/student affairs professional and intensive individual and group supervision in the university seminar through videotaped and/or audio taped sessions. Students in the school counseling track should register for EDC-602A and students in the student affairs/college counseling track should register for EDC-602B.

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EDC-602B   Internship in Counseling II: Student Affairs/College CounselingCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: EDC-601A or EDC-601B.

Corequisite: EDC-CPE.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An intensive supervised 300-hour field-based experience, which allows students who have completed the practicum to participate in a range of professional experiences expected of a school counselor or student affairs professional. Includes a requirement of documented supervised work as a student school counselor under the supervision of a practicing school counselor/student affairs professional and intensive individual and group supervision in the university seminar through videotaped and/or audio taped sessions. Students in the school counseling track should register for EDC-602A and students in the student affairs/college counseling track should register for EDC-602B.

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EDC-604   Clinical Practice in AddictionCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Evaluates the clinical implications of substance use and abuse at three levels of social work practice. On the micro level, clinical implications including symptomatology, etiology, and physiology of substance use will be addressed. Assessment and treatment theory and techniques will be explored, implemented, and evaluated. On a mezzo level, the effects of the extended family and systemic community of those who use substances are addressed. Strategies for meeting those needs will be researched and evaluated. Lastly, on the macro level, existing resources available and active policy regarding substance abuse will be critically studied, and potential proposed changes will be discussed. Also listed as SW-604.

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EDC-605   Clinical Practice with Families and ChildrenCredits: 3   

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Provides a historical perspective on family- centered practice. Introduces major theories and intervention types that are the foundation for clinical work with diverse families. Also listed as SW-605.

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EDC-610   SAC InternshipCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: PC-540, PC-515 or EDC-510 or SW-509; PC-542 or EDC-604 or SW-604; PC-510 or SW-518; EDC-555 and permission of the instructor.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

A supervised three-credit, 300-hour field-based supervised experience in the school, which allows students to intern as a student assistance coordinator. This is the culminating activity of the student assistance coordinator program in which students will apply what they have learned in a school setting.