Counseling Education (EDCE)

EDCE 502  - Guidance Techniques for Classroom Teachers  (3 Credits)  
EDCE 503  - Family Counseling  (3 Credits)  

A comparative study of the major theories in the field of family counseling.

EDCE 507  - Educators in Industry  (3 Credits)  

The course is designed to provide counselors, teachers, and administrators with increased awareness of a wide variety of work experiences.

EDCE 510  - Introduction to Counseling  (3 Credits)  

Orientation to the profession of counseling including its historical, social, and cultural foundations. Declaration of the minor in counseling or admission to the Ed.S. in Counselor Education.

EDCE 520  - Wellness and Mental Health  (3 Credits)  

An overview of the characteristics of optimal holistic wellness and human functioning. Practical application of theoretically and empirically supported wellness models and interventions to enhance social, emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.

EDCE 555  - Theory and Practice of College Mentoring  (3 Credits)  

Emphasis on current professional approaches to college mentoring and development of leadership and mentoring skills. Students must participate in Minority Assistance Program. Upper division undergraduate standing or admission to a graduate program and consent of instructors.

EDCE 570  - Seminar in Counseling  (3 Credits)  

Declaration of the minor in counseling.

EDCE 600  - Communication Skills in Counseling  (3 Credits)  

Human relations principles applied to the counseling interview.

EDCE 650  - Counseling Student Athletes  (3 Credits)  

Issues facing student athletes regarding their personal and career development beyond athletics.

Cross-listed course: PEDU 660

EDCE 690  - Independent Study  (1-3 Credits)  
EDCE 700  - Cross-Cultural Counseling  (3 Credits)  

Basic concepts and procedures related to cross-cultural counseling; relevant issues which constitute the core of counseling effectively from a cross-cultural perspective; the development of specific learning strategies through which counselor trainees acquire fundamental skills of cross-cultural counseling. This course number and title will be offered with a specific perspective each time, such as blacks, women, ethnic groups, etc.

EDCE 701  - Counseling Parents of Exceptional Children  (3 Credits)  

Principles and techniques of counseling parents of exceptional children.

EDCE 702  - Counselor as Consultant  (3 Credits)  

History, theories, and practices of consultation and counseling program coordination.

Prerequisites: EDCE 510.
EDCE 704  - Theory and Procedures of Group Counseling  (3 Credits)  

A comparative study of major theories of group counseling and related research with emphasis on group interaction within a counseling setting. Laboratory applications expedite understanding of theory and practice.

Prerequisites: EDCE 721, EDCE 722.
EDCE 705  - Educational Measurement  (3 Credits)  

The history of educational and psychological measurement. Consideration of concepts such as validity and reliability of educational and psychological measures, the rationale of the development and use of instruments for educational purposes.

EDCE 706  - Assessment in Counseling  (3 Credits)  

Knowledge and application of assessment techniques and instruments utilized in school, career, individual, and family counseling.

EDCE 707  - Career Development  (3 Credits)  

Career development principles and practices in school and other settings.

EDCE 708  - Critical Issues in School Counseling  (3 Credits)  

Study of school counseling programs, including school counseling issues; program development, implementation, and evaluation; and current trends.

EDCE 709  - Counseling Through Play  (3 Credits)  

Interpreting play and using play techniques to facilitate the counseling process.

Prerequisites: EDCE 510, EDCE 600.
EDCE 710  - Professional, Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling  (3 Credits)  

Ethical concerns and legal mandates and constraints related to the counseling profession including issues regarding education, supervision, research, and policy development.

Prerequisites: EDCE 510.
EDCE 711  - Advanced Family Counseling  (3 Credits)  

Advanced study of children within the context of family counseling theories.

Prerequisites: EDCE 503 or equivalent.
EDCE 712  - Comprehensive Developmental School Counseling  (3 Credits)  

Study of the elements of and practices in a comprehensive developmental school counseling program.

Prerequisites: EDCE 510.
EDCE 714  - Clinical Mental Health Counseling  (3 Credits)  

Surveying required knowledge and sills for the clinical mental counselor.

EDCE 715  - Sexuality Counseling  (3 Credits)  

An overview of a family systems approach to understanding and treating clinical issues related to human sexuality.

Prerequisites: EDCE 503, EDPY 705.
EDCE 716  - Leaders in Counselor Education  (3 Credits)  

Survey and analysis of the works of prominent leaders in counselor education (i.e., behavioral, cognitive, existential approaches). Course content varies and will be announced in the schedule of classes by title.

EDCE 717  - Career Practicum  (3 Credits)  

A supervised experience in an approved setting that develops and assesses the individual's facilitation skills in career development.

EDCE 720  - Theories of Counseling  (3 Credits)  

An introduction to counseling theories and models.

Prerequisites: EDCE 600.
EDCE 721  - Techniques of Counseling  (3 Credits)  

Emphasis on development of techniques for assisting clients’ personal, social, spiritual, and career development.

Prerequisites: EDCE 510, EDCE 700, EDCE 712, and EDCE 720.
EDCE 722  - Group Procedures in Counseling  (3 Credits)  

Group process and dynamics applied to counseling in group settings.

Prerequisites: EDCE 510 and EDCE 720.
EDCE 723  - Counseling Supervision Theory  (3 Credits)  

Comparative study of major approaches to counseling supervision and related research with emphasis on historical foundations of supervision, supervisee characteristics, and application of concepts and techniques to specific practice settings.

EDCE 724  - Techniques of Clinical Mental Health Counseling  (3 Credits)  

Assisting clients with personal, social, spiritual and career development.

Prerequisites: EDCE 600 and EDCE 720.
EDCE 730  - Counseling and Spirituality  (3 Credits)  

Current knowledge about counseling and spirituality, including theories of spiritual development, assessment of spirituality, and best practices interventions with children and families.

EDCE 799  - Thesis Preparation  (1-9 Credits)  
EDCE 800  - Special Topics in Counseling  (1-3 Credits)  

Advanced study of children within the context of family counseling theories.

Prerequisites: EDCE 503 or equivalent.
EDCE 801  - Advanced Techniques in School Counseling  (3 Credits)  

This course is designed to help students understand the connection between theory and practice and give them an opportunity to try out this new knowledge. This additional work in both theory and practice will help students to be better prepared for their practicum and internship experiences.

Prerequisites: EDCE 721.
EDCE 802  - Practicum in Human Development and Counseling  (3 Credits)  

Supervised counseling experience in an approved institution or agency.

EDCE 802E  - Elementary School Counseling Practicum  (3 Credits)  

Supervised counseling experience in an approved elementary school setting. Approved elementary school counseling practicum application.

EDCE 802F  - Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling Practicum  (3-6 Credits)  

Supervised counseling experience in an approved institution or agency. Full admission into a counselor program and program specifics as approved by faculty.

EDCE 802P  - Practicum in Play Therapy  (3 Credits)  

Supervised counseling experience in an approved setting focusing on play therapy, counseling through play and expressive arts therapy.

EDCE 802S  - Secondary School Counseling Practicum  (3 Credits)  

Supervised counseling experience in an approved secondary school setting. Approved secondary school counseling practicum application.

EDCE 803  - Practicum in Clinical Mental Health Counseling  (3 Credits)  

Supervised counseling experience in an approved mental health agency or practice. Full admission into the counselor education program and program specific courses as approved by program faculty.

EDCE 804  - Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling  (3-6 Credits)  

Supervised counseling experience in an approved clinical mental health setting.

Prerequisites: EDCE 803.
EDCE 805  - Counseling Internship  (3-6 Credits)  

Counseling experience will be gained in a work setting similar to that in which a counselor will eventually be employed. Internship application must be submitted early in the semester preceding enrollment.

Prerequisites: EDCE 802.
EDCE 805E  - Elementary School Counseling Internship  (3-6 Credits)  

Counseling experience in an elementary school setting.

Prerequisites: EDCE 802S and approved internship application.
EDCE 805F  - Marriage, Couples and Family Counseling Internship  (3-6 Credits)  

Counseling experience will be gained in a work setting similar to that in which a counselor will eventually be employed.

Prerequisites: EDCE 802F and approved internship application.
EDCE 805S  - Secondary School Counseling Internship  (3-6 Credits)  

Supervised counseling experience in an approved secondary school setting.

Prerequisites: EDCE 802E.
EDCE 807  - Advanced Career Development  (1-3 Credits)  

Theories of career development and career decision making. Critique of career development programs in institutions and agencies. Students may repeat the course for up to a total of 3 credit hours.

Prerequisites: EDCE 707.
EDCE 809  - Advanced Counseling Through Play  (3 Credits)  

Development of advanced theoretical and skill-based competencies in the practices of play therapy.

Prerequisites: EDCE 709, EDCE 802.
EDCE 810  - Theory and Practice of Play Therapy  (3 Credits)  

Basic concepts and practices related to the history of play therapy, developmental issues and ethical considerations in working theory to the practices of play therapy.

Prerequisites: EDCE 510, EDCE 600.
EDCE 811  - Creative Arts in Counseling|  (3 Credits)  

An examination of the history, rationale, theories, research and techniques of using the creative arts in counseling. Particular attention will be given to the therapeutic values or visual and verbal arts.

Prerequisites: EDCE 510, EDCE 600.
EDCE 812  - Counseling Skills Assessment Lab  (3 Credits)  

Emphasis on assessment of counseling skill development and application of theory to practice through supervised work with clients in a laboratory setting in preparation for field-based practicum.

Corequisite: EDCE 813.
EDCE 813  - Professional Issues in Counseling  (3 Credits)  

Emphasis on ethical issues related to counseling practice, research, writing, and continuing education including assessment and development of professional writing skills.

Corequisite: EDCE 812.
EDCE 820  - Advanced Transcultural Counseling  (3 Credits)  

Advanced principles and practices for transcultural counseling.

Prerequisites: EDCE 700.
EDCE 822  - Advanced Practicum  (3 Credits)  

Doctoral level supervised counseling experience in field settings relevant to students professional goals.

EDCE 823  - Advanced Counseling Theory  (3 Credits)  

Emphasis on formulation and evaluation of the theoretical basis for approaches to counseling including, study of historical and contemporary perspectives.

Prerequisites: EDCE 802.
EDCE 825  - Empirical Basis of Counseling  (3 Credits)  

An analysis of the empirical basis of counseling practice and theory with attention to special problems related to counseling research.

EDCE 830  - Pedagogy in Counselor Education  (3 Credits)  

Examination of pedagogy instructional principles, and evaluation procedures for counselor education in higher education settings. Admission to the Ph.D. program in Counselor Education.

EDCE 832  - Practicum in Counseling Supervision  (3 Credits)  

Seminars and directed practice in counseling supervision. Contact department for application deadline. Internship application must be completed early in the semester preceding enrollment.

Prerequisites: EDCE 822 and EDCE 830.
EDCE 855  - Internship in Counselor Education  (1-3 Credits)  

Teaching, consultation, counseling, and/or supervision experience is gained in field settings relevant to student’s professional goals; includes clinical supervision and professional development.

EDCE 856  - Supervised Internship in Counselor Education - Teaching  (3 Credits)  

Teaching experience is gained in field settings relevant to student's professional goals; includes supervision of teaching and professional development.

Prerequisites: EDCE 830.
EDCE 879  - Group Counseling Practicum  (1-3 Credits)  

Supervised experience in group counseling. Students may repeat the course for up to a total of 3 credit hours.

Prerequisites: EDCE 802.
EDCE 890  - Independent Study  (3 Credits)  
EDCE 899  - Dissertation Preparation  (1-12 Credits)