Current Courses

EDCS 505. Cross-Cultural Counseling (4)
Focus on attitudes and issues arising from different values and cultural assumptions which affect educational counseling. Attention to cultural sub-groupings of ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, religion, relationship status, age, disability, and other demographics as they relate to the counseling process. Emphasis on counselor roles in advocacy.

EDCS 540. Introduction to Counseling (4)
This introductory course focuses on the role and function of the counselor within the social structure of the educational and community system, including a discussion of the current trends in the organization and delivery of pupil personnel services, student services and community counseling services in multicultural educational settings.

Chapter Quizzes 1-20

EDCS 570. Career Counseling (4)
Focuses on the processes of career and academic development through the life span, including an emphasis on theories of career education and career counseling, culturally different populations, the interface between the individual and the organizational climate and the resources utilized in the career and academic counseling process. {Spring}

EDCS 581. Practicum (4)
Focuses on the observation of the practice of counselors across five distinct settings: elementary schools, junior high/middle school, senior high schools, postsecondary student services and community agencies. The major thrust will be on providing supervised experiential experiences of school counseling procedures and practices that focus on the academic, career and social/personal issues. {Fall}

EDCS 601. Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence (4)
Focus on understanding the issues of substance abuse and domestic violence as they affect educational success. Addressed will be prevention, assessment, intervention and legal reporting issues related to substance abuse and violence in families.

EDCS 605. Theories of Counseling (4)
Focus upon basic concepts and theoretical models of counseling with an emphasis on their application for use with students in educational settings. Models may include Psychoanalytic, Cognitive, behavioral, Person Centered, Gestalt, reality, Solution-Focused, Existential and Brief approaches. Application of each theoretical perspective across the life span and with diverse populations is discussed. {Spring}

EDCS 697. Culminating Activity/Master's Exam: Counseling (2)
This is a comprehensive examination in the field of counseling. Prerequisite: Submission and Acceptance of Culminating Activity form to Graduate Studies Evaluator, Advanced to Candidacy Standing and permission to enroll by Program Coordinator. {Fall, Winter, Spring}