Master of Arts in Education: School Guidance Counseling Courses
Counseling & the Helping Professions |
Examines the counseling process, instruction and practice in communication skills in counseling, history, development, and practice of counseling as a profession,and how and where counseling is provided.
Research: Assessment and Evaluation |
Develop conceptual and analytical skills and knowledge to assess organizational needs and program effectiveness through the use of research methodologies.
Theories of Trauma, Grief, and Loss |
Examination of the dynamics of grief, loss, and trauma and the role of the counselor in elementary, secondary, and community college settings in supporting students who have experienced loss or trauma.
School Counseling in Changing Environments |
Examination of the role of the counselor in elementary, secondary and community college settings including counselor, advisor, educator, advocate and consultant. Study of exemplary models of school counseling programs effective with diverse and changing populations.
Master's Research Project |
Prepare major culminating scholarly project directly relevant to the program of study. Approved project proposal required.
Social/Cultural Concerns in Counseling |
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Study of social, cultural and gender differences and issues related to counseling clients with various backgrounds, beliefs and concerns. Includes multicultural counseling techniques.
Life Planning & Career Development in School Counseling |
Focus on tools and techniques used in life planning and career development for elementary and high school students.
Group Counseling & Dynamics |
Study of theories of group counseling and techniques of observation, assessment and leadership in therapeutic groups.
Professional and Ethical Issues of School Counselors |
Study of the ethical, legal and professional concerns of school guidance counselors and preparation for the school guidance practicum.
Designing and Leading CCBP |
This source examines several aspects of the school reform movement, including an in-depth look at the criticism of school guidance counseling programs. Students will study the implications for the Comprehensive School Counseling Programs by focusing on the models that may be used to design and implement school counseling programs. The course will focus on The Comprehensive School Counseling Model and the ASCA National Model. Students will learn how to organize comprehensive school programs and address the process of redesigning school counseling programs.
Practicum in School Counseling |
Individually designed course offering opportunity to practice individual and group counseling under professional supervision in an appropriate level school setting. Approved written proposal required.
Practicum in School Counseling II |
Individually-designed course offering opportunity to practice individual and group counseling under professional supervision in an appropriate school setting. Prerequisite: EDC 8463 School Counseling Practicum I.
Additional state-specific components many be required. Contact your advisor for details.