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School Counselor Certification

Required Courses
CNSK 552Seminar in Sch Counseling3
CNSK 595Practicum In Counseling I3
CNSK 596Practicum in Cnsl II3
CPSK 550Found of Counseling & Psych3
CPSK 551Career Counseling and Guidance3
CPSK 553Per & Counseling Theory & Appl3
CPSK 554Group Procedure for Counselors3
CPSK 557Methods & Prac in Cnsl and Psy3
PSYK 504Human Development3
PSYK 581Assessment and Evaluation Fund3
PSYK 511Culture, Minority, Gender Iss3
or EDUK 502 Cultural Div Schools & Comm
CNSK, CPSK, or PSYK elective3
CNSK 577Comprehensive Exam0
Total Semester Credit Hours36

Certification Courses

CNSK 552. Seminar in Sch Counseling. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

An in-depth study of a comprehensive school counseling and guidance program. The course will address the theoretical foundation, knowledge, and skills to prepare the student to implement a counseling and guidance program in an educational (K-12) setting. Covers related ethical concerns.

CNSK 595. Practicum In Counseling I. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

Supervised professional activities in guidance and counseling. Major emphasis is placed on the student's involvement in successful practices at the educational level of interest. Students must have met all academic and professional standards of practice before placement. Lab experiences are included. Prerequisite(s): CNSK 552Field experience fee $75.

CNSK 596. Practicum in Cnsl II. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

Continued supervised experience of professional activities in counseling and guidance in the student’s area of interest. Major emphasis is placed on the integration of theoretical and conceptual principles, as well as professional and personal skill development. Covers related ethical concerns. Prerequisite(s): CNSK 595 and the application for internship. Field experience fee $75.

CPSK 550. Found of Counseling & Psych. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

Overview of counseling and psychology services commonly found in a variety of settings. Includes individual and group counseling, testing, career planning and placement, referral, and consultation. Examines related theories and concepts with emphasis on counseling skills, as well as history and ethical and professional issues. Prerequisite(s): Graduate Record Examination and application to the program by specified deadlines.

CPSK 551. Career Counseling and Guidance. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

An in-depth study of career counseling and guidance services that focuses on occupational, educational, and personal/social issues for general and special populations. Includes examination of theoretical bases for career counseling and guidance, study of organization and delivery of information through individual and group activities. Covers related ethical concerns. Students will be required to purchase occupational and educational information materials. Prerequisite(s): CPSK 550 or approval of department chair.

CPSK 553. Per & Counseling Theory & Appl. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

Surveys and investigates personality and counseling theories with an emphasis on how theories influence practice. Special emphasis on applications to various populations. Includes role plays and other experiential methods. Videotaped counseling sessions are critiqued. Covers related ethical concerns. Prerequisite(s): CPSK 550 or approval of department chair.

CPSK 554. Group Procedure for Counselors. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

An introduction to group therapy and group procedures with special emphasis on the development of group counseling skills with children adolescents, adults, and special populations. Supervised experience in group memberships is included. Covers related ethical concerns. Prerequisite(s): CPSK 550 or approval of department chair.

CPSK 557. Methods & Prac in Cnsl and Psy. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

The course is designed to introduce Counseling and Psychology pre-interns to methodology that goes beyond building basic counseling skills and techniques. The course will also teach students the basics of professional documentation and treatment planning. It will also include legal issues related to counseling and psychological services and introduce basic business practices. Prerequisite(s): CPSK 550 or PSYK 560 or approval of department chair.

PSYK 504. Human Development. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

A lifespan survey of the development of human beings from conception to death. Topics included will be research and theory into physical, cognitive, social, and personality development in each of the different age groups: prenatal, infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.

PSYK 581. Assessment and Evaluation Fund. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

Examines the nature and development of standardized tests, with emphasis on ethical standards, psychometric theory, test standards, and test construction. Selection criteria and utilization of standardized or other instruments in various environments are considered. Includes evaluations and critiques of published tests and experiential exposure to different types of psychological tests. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Graduate School.

PSYK 511. Culture, Minority, Gender Iss. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

Study of interaction of social/cultural groups in America, problems of minorities and ethnic groups, problems related to gender and age, problems within family systems and contemporary sources of positive change.

EDUK 502. Cultural Div Schools & Comm. 3 Semester Credit Hours.

An examination of various dimensions of culture related to teaching, learning, and support services in the community. Topics of study will include ethnicity, socio-economic status, language, gender, religion, age, and exceptionality.

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