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EDSC 5310 (3-3-0) Introduction to School Counseling
An in-depth introduction to comprehensive developmental counseling and guidance programs in schools. The emphasis is on a learner-centered process that includes planning, implementing, evaluating, and modifying a comprehensive school counseling and guidance program. Introduction to personal work in terms of philosophy, principles, services, and standards of professionalism. Standards of conduct, ethical codes and the law will be reviewed. Professional organization guidelines, standards of preparation and role identity will be examined. Fall, Spring, Summer, Periodically, Online.
EDSC 5311 (3-3-0) Developmental Psychology
A study in developmental psychology which focuses on physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and personality development from conception to death within the context of basic theories of development. Fall, Spring, Online.
EDSC 6010 (3-3-0) Professional Portfolio
Professional portfolios provide a visual demonstration and clear understanding of student mastery of necessary skills in the student's designated program of study. The portfolio is a culmination of the student's accomplishments, skills, ability, and aptitude for their field of study at the graduate level. Degree seeking students in the College of Education will be expected to present their professional portfolio to the Educator Preparation Board for assessment as evidence of program success during their final semester. Students are to follow the portfolio guidelines provided by the College of Education. Fall, Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: In final semester of graduate study.
EDSC 6308 (3-3-0) The School and Multicultural Society
An examination of the distinctive purposes and functions of education in the social order. Historical and contemporary issues related to multicultural, disabled, and other special populations are emphasized and their significance for education is identified. Fall, Spring, Online, May Mini-Term, August Mini-Term.
EDSC 6310 (3-3-0) Pre-Practicum for School Counseling
A comprehensive study of the foundation of counseling in schools with an emphasis on perspective, content, organizational framework, and resources. Students will demonstrate counseling and communication skills through a variety of simulations. Open only to students in the Master of Education in School Counseling Program. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: EDSC 5310, COUN 5382 and 12 additional hours in the School Counseling Program. Open only to student in the Master of Education in School Counseling Program.
EDSC 6312 (3-3-0) Appraisal in Counseling and Development
Focuses on the principles of appraisal to facilitate student progress. This course covers the organization, planning, management, and evaluation of comprehensive school testing programs. Fall, Spring, Summer.
EDSC 6313 (3-3-0) Curriculum and Administration for School Guidance and Counseling Programs
A global study of the nature, formation, and implementation of campus-wide and district-wide comprehensive developmental guidance programs. This course will include a comprehensive study of developmental counseling and guidance programs in schools with an emphasis on perspective, content, and organizational framework. The course covers a study of the Texas model for program and curriculum development for grades EC through 12 and to the national model for school counseling programs. The student will develop skills in the implementation of campus-wide and district-wide comprehensive developmental guidance programs. Fall, Spring, Summer.
EDSC 6316 (3-3-0) Practicum I for School Counseling
Practical, on-the-job, supervised and evaluated field experiences that provide the foundation for internship experiences. Candidates develop conceptual and professional skills related to their practice at a field site. Candidates learn the procedures for evaluating counseling and guidance programs in the areas of a learner-centered guidance curriculum, learner-centered planning, learner-centered responsive services, and learner-centered system support. This course contains a field-based service-learning component. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: EDSC 6310. Open only to candidates in the Master of Education in School Counseling Program.
EDSC 6318 (3-3-0) Practicum II for School Counseling (S-L)
An extensive supervised experience at a field site comprising the final component of the comprehensive preparation program for a career in school counseling. It is designed to bring together all of the experiences, skills, and knowledge gained through the coursework and experiences of the program. Candidates will be expected to attend practicum seminars and complete all requirements designed to prepare them for the school counseling profession as outlined in the Practicum II Manual. Practicum II is the culmination of the Master of Education in School Counseling degree program and should be taken during the last semester of candidate's program. This course contains a field-based service-learning component. Fall, Spring.
Prerequisite: EDSC 6316. Open only to students in the Master of Education in School Counseling Program.
EDSC 6380 (3-3-0) Career Development and Lifestyle Counseling for School Counselors
A study of theories of vocational choice, educational planning and career development. Explore the role of career development and career planning in comprehensive guidance programs and illustrate how all the essential services of a school counseling program are combined to assist students with their development and learning. Periodically, Online.