Education: School Counseling (EDSC)

EDSC 511   Introduction to School Counseling   3 Units

This course will provide an introduction and overview of basic counseling skills and interpersonal relationship concepts. Students will be introduced to theory, roles, functions, and current issues of school counseling with a focus on basic introductory skills needed by today's school counselors to work with diverse populations in educational and professional settings.

EDSC 515   Leadership: Intervention, Consultation, Collaboration   3 Units

This course will provide the foundations and dimensions for the school counselor in relation to principles, practices, and needs assessment within the framework of a school-based counseling program. An overall understanding of the school as an organization and how the school counselor works within that organization will be emphasized. as students develop skills essential to the consulting process and collaboration among professionals, parents, and students.

EDSC 520   Educational Assessment   3 Units

This course will provide students with skills in administering academic achievement tests and a variety of education assessments using standardized academic tests, scoring, and test manuals. An understanding of diverse populations and settings that may be encountered in providing quality educational assessment will be incorporated.

EDSC 522   Theories of Counseling   3 Units

This course will provide an overview of the major theories and techniques of counseling and psychotherapy as the history, prominent figures, and current application of these theories are explored. Current best practices in school counseling in diverse settings, critical examination of major theories in the guided formation of their own personal style, and approach to school counseling will also be emphasized.

EDSC 531   Human Communication: Group Process   3 Units

Students will learn and apply principles of interpersonal communication in this course with an emphasis is on psychological, social, cultural, and linguistic factors which affect person-to-person interaction. Group leadership, purpose, development, dynamics, and methods will be investigated.

EDSC 535   Counseling Exceptional Children   3 Units

This course will examine the needs of learners in special education programs as students are introduced to the wide range of learning disorders, handicaps, and emotional needs of the school population. Health, ethical, and legal issues will be considered in the counseling and intervention process along with the definition, identification, education, and vocational preparation of pupils with disabilities are examined.

EDSC 541   Psychopathology   3 Units

This course will examine the wide range of clinical, social, emotional and behavioral disorders which may add to psychological problems impairing the academic success of children and adolescents. Students will review research, case studies, assessment tools, and school-based interventions to help in their development as a school counselor.

EDSC 550   Counseling Diverse Populations   3 Units

This course will examine the influence of cultural and ethnic differences of counselors and clients in counseling as general cross-cultural dynamics and specific target populations are studied. The course includes ethical treatment of clients, multicultural awareness, and counselor self-awareness in the context of skills needed for effective practice in increasingly diverse schools.

EDSC 551   Legal and Ethical Issues   3 Units

This course will introduce legal and ethical practices and principles for the school counselor with an emphasis on the legal and ethical issues school counselors will encounter with their diverse populations such as Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Individual Education Programs (IEPs), 504 plans, mediation, consultation and collaboration, due process, confidentiality laws, family and student rights, counseling Code of Ethics, and federal and state laws.

EDSC 561   Crisis Response, Interventions and Management   3 Units

This course will prepare the school counselor for an effective response when faced with crisis in the school setting through the introduction of a variety of response approaches to assess and address the needs of children. Focus will be given to intervention and management skills needed when working with children at-risk for academic failure due to family stress, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, traumatic events, natural disaster, and terrorist events.

EDSC 562   Career Counseling and Development   3 Units

This course will provide an overview of the major career development theories through the study of vocational guidance and occupational/educational information sources and systems including career development program planning, resources, computerized information systems, and evaluation. Emphasis will be placed on how career counseling and vocational guidance are practiced by the school counselor.

EDSC 580   Educational Research: Methods and Analysis   3 Units

This course will examine the field of educational research by exploring research methods, analyzing research articles, and applying measurement and statistical techniques to problems of educational research. Students will learn essentials needed to carry out the entire research process and develop and implement an action research plan for a school setting.

EDSC 590A   Practicum: School Counseling A   0 Units

This course will connect learned theory to authentic situations in school setting as students accumulate one hundred (100) clock hours of practicum experience through course assignments, seminars, diverse environments, and work in schools.

EDSC 590B   Practicum: School Counseling B   0 Units

This course will connect learned theory to authentic situations in school setting as students accumulate one hundred (100) clock hours of practicum experience through course assignments, seminars, diverse environments, and work in schools.

EDSC 590C   Practicum: School Counseling C   0 Units

This course will connect learned theory to authentic situations in school setting as students accumulate one hundred (100) clock hours of practicum experience through course assignments, seminars, diverse environments, and work in schools.

EDSC 590D   Practicum: School Counseling D   3 Units

This course will connect learned theory to authentic situations in school setting as students accumulate one hundred (100) clock hours of practicum experience through course assignments, seminars, diverse environments, and work in schools. Practicum Fee: $50.

EDSC 591A   Field Experience A   0 Units

This course will give students a supervised fieldwork experience leading to competencies in the following areas: educational assessment, diversity, personal and social counseling, academic and career counseling, program development and coordination, supervision and consultation, and laws and ethics as they pertain to the school counselor. In addition, students will participate in on-campus group supervision. Students are expected to gain six hundred (600) clock hours of documented field experience with satisfactory evaluations by university and on-site supervisors. Prerequisite: EDSC 590.

EDSC 591B   Field Experience B   0 Units

This course will give students a supervised fieldwork experience leading to competencies in the following areas: educational assessment, diversity, personal and social counseling, academic and career counseling, program development and coordination, supervision and consultation, and laws and ethics as they pertain to the school counselor. In addition, students will participate in on-campus group supervision. Students are expected to gain six hundred (600) clock hours of documented field experience with satisfactory evaluations by university and on-site supervisors. Prerequisite: EDSC 590.

EDSC 591C   Field Experience C   0 Units

This course will give students a supervised fieldwork experience leading to competencies in the following areas: educational assessment, diversity, personal and social counseling, academic and career counseling, program development and coordination, supervision and consultation, and laws and ethics as they pertain to the school counselor. In addition, students will participate in on-campus group supervision. Students are expected to gain six hundred (600) clock hours of documented field experience with satisfactory evaluations by university and on-site supervisors. Prerequisite: EDSC 590.

EDSC 591D   Field Experience D   3 Units

This course will give students a supervised fieldwork experience leading to competencies in the following areas: educational assessment, diversity, personal and social counseling, academic and career counseling, program development and coordination, supervision and consultation, and laws and ethics as they pertain to the school counselor. In addition, students will participate in on-campus group supervision. Students are expected to gain six hundred (600) clock hours of documented field experience with satisfactory evaluations by university and on-site supervisors. Prerequisite: EDSC 590. Fieldwork Fee: $100.

EDSC 591E   Field Experience E   0 Units

This course will give students a supervised fieldwork experience leading to competencies in the following areas: educational assessment, diversity, personal and social counseling, academic and career counseling, program development and coordination, supervision and consultation, and laws and ethics as they pertain to the school counselor. In addition, students will participate in on-campus group supervision. Students are expected to gain six hundred (600) clock hours of documented field experience with satisfactory evaluations by university and on-site supervisors. Prerequisite: EDSC 590D.

EDSC 591F   Field Experience F   0 Units

This course will give students a supervised fieldwork experience leading to competencies in the following areas: educational assessment, diversity, personal and social counseling, academic and career counseling, program development and coordination, supervision and consultation, and laws and ethics as they pertain to the school counselor. In addition, students will participate in on-campus group supervision. Students are expected to gain six hundred (600) clock hours of documented field experience with satisfactory evaluations by university and on-site supervisors. Prerequisite: EDSC 590.

EDSC 591G   Field Experience G   0 Units

This course will give students a supervised fieldwork experience leading to competencies in the following areas: educational assessment, diversity, personal and social counseling, academic and career counseling, program development and coordination, supervision and consultation, and laws and ethics as they pertain to the school counselor. In addition, students will participate in on-campus group supervision. Students are expected to gain six hundred (600) clock hours of documented field experience with satisfactory evaluations by university and on-site supervisors. Prerequisite: EDSC 590.

EDSC 591H   Field Experience H   0 Units

This course will give students a supervised fieldwork experience leading to competencies in the following areas: educational assessment, diversity, personal and social counseling, academic and career counseling, program development and coordination, supervision and consultation, and laws and ethics as they pertain to the school counselor. In addition, students will participate in on-campus group supervision. Students are expected to gain six hundred (600) clock hours of documented field experience with satisfactory evaluations by university and on-site supervisors. Prerequisite: EDSC 590.

EDSC 591I   Field Experience I   3 Units

This course will give students a supervised fieldwork experience leading to competencies in the following areas: educational assessment, diversity, personal and social counseling, academic and career counseling, program development and coordination, supervision and consultation, and laws and ethics as they pertain to the school counselor. In addition, students will participate in on-campus group supervision. Students are expected to gain six hundred (600) clock hours of documented field experience with satisfactory evaluations by university and on-site supervisors. Prerequisite: EDSC 590. Fieldwork Fee: $100.

EDSC 605   Capstone: Action Research Project   3 Units

During this course, students work in collaborative groups and with their capstone advisor to finalize planning, implement the action plan, and write the action research report. An oral presentation upon completion of the project involves a critique of the students’ action research experiences. Graduation Application Fee: $184.