School Counseling - Online and Distance Education

School Counseling

 

Courses

In addition to the courses listed below, students choose four required elective courses in consultation with student’s advisor.

Core Courses

ECD 510 - Orientation to Professional Counseling, Identity, and Ethics

Units: 3

This course examines [1] the purpose of counseling, [2] the historical context for counseling, [3] the basic principles of major counseling theories, and [4] the practice of counseling in various professional settings.

Offered in Spring and Summer

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2022 Summer Term 1 2022 Summer Term 2

ECD 524 - Career Counseling and Development

Units: 3

Knowledge and skills needed to: [a] provide professional career counseling to individuals and [b] design, implement and evaluate career development programs for particular groups. Theories of career development and decision making; career guidance programs in educational, agency and industrial setting; career information sources and delivery systems; and assessment in career counseling.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2022 Summer Term 2


ECD 525 - Multicultural Counseling

Units: 3

Theory and practice of counseling culturally diverse clients. Client populations include African Americans, Asian-Americans, American Indians and Hispanics. Cultural assumptions, cultural values, counselor credibility, prejudice and racism in context of counseling.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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ECD 530 - Theories and Tech of Counseling

Units: 4

Theory, philosophy, roles, professional ethics, and techniques of counseling. Eleven major counseling approaches including behavioral, psychoanalytic, client-centered, existential, family and post-modern approaches, and related counseling strategies are discussed. Students have opportunities to practice related strategies through role-plays.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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ECD 539 - Group Counseling

Units: 3

Theory and practice of group counseling. Theoretical positions include client-centered, behavioral and rational-emotive. Aspects of group process include group leadership, group membership, establishing and maintaining a group.

Offered in Fall Spring Summer

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2022 Spring Term


ECD 561 - Strategies for Clinical Assessment in Counseling

Units: 3

Exploration of meaning and importance of assessment in the counseling process. The utilization of counseling assessments based on legal and ethical guidelines and cultural considerations. Identify, interpret, and explain assessments in clinical, college, and school counseling settings.

Offered in Spring and Summer

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2022 Spring Term


ECD 562 - Techniques in Counseling

Units: 4

In this course students work towards mastery of counseling skills, review relevant theories, and prepare for Practicum. Students will practice counseling skills in class and spend their out of class lab hours practicing skills in partnering schools. Students will do some limited video taping of counseling sessions and receive feedback on tapes from Counselor Education doctoral students taking their supervision theory class.

Offered in Fall Only

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2022 Fall Term

ECD 590 - Special Problems In Guidance

Units: 1 - 6

For individual or group studies of one or more of major problems in guidance and personnel work. Problems selected to meet interests of individuals. Workshop procedure used whereby special projects, reports and research developed by individuals and by groups.

Offered in Fall and Spring


ECD 642 - Practicum In Counseling

Units: 3

Student participation in individual and group counseling and consultation experiences under supervision in a school, college or agency setting. Prerequisite: 1. Completion of all ECD, PSY, and STAT courses with exception of ECD 539 Group Counseling that may be taken concurrently. [Other classes that could be taken concurrently PSY 535,582, 584, 475, 476] 2. Consent of concentration coordin

Offered in Spring Only

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2022 Spring Term

School Counseling Program Specific Courses:

ECD 533 - Int Sch Counseling

Units: 4

An examination of the conceptual framework for the role and functions of school counselors, prevention and treatment strategies, program development and evaluation. Focus is on the school-college-community collaboration model, preparing counselors who can work effectively across different counseling settings by collaborating with other counselors and mental health professionals. Graduate standing required.

Offered in Fall and Spring

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2022 Spring Term


ECD 651 - Internship in School Counseling

Units: 6 - 12

A 600-hour internship for school counselors in training in a school setting under the supervision of qualified professionals. Students perform a variety of activities expected fo school counselors. Weekly meetings with faculty and on-site supervisors.

Offered in Fall and Spring

TYPE: Internship Course

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2022 Spring Term 2022 Fall Term

Graduates of the School Counseling Program are eligible for K-12 school counselor licenses in North Carolina upon completing the training program and graduating and after having achieved the state-mandated minimum score on the School Counselor PRAXIS test.