ECD - Counselor Education


ECD 220College Student Development and Peer CounselingUNITS: 2 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Developmental issues of young adulthood with opportunity for the acquisition of paraprofessional counseling skills and crisis intervention skills. Major consideration is given to self-awareness and values clarification through utilization of personality inventories and self-assessment instruments. Priority will be given to resident advisors and students active in student organizations or volunteer programs.


ECD 221Career Planning and Personal DevelopmentUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Knowledge, attitudes, self-understanding, and skills needed to enhance career planning and foster personal development. Study of self-understanding, self-talk, goal setting, the environment, and decision making as ways to adapt more effectively to the challenges of life.


ECD 222Sexual Violence Prevention for Peer EducatorsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
This course trains students to educate their peers about sexual and relationship violence and stalking. Students will explore how this violence impacts people of varying cultures including people of color and the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. They are taught to be social activists and learn skills to be confident and active bystanders as well as knowledgeable and effective facilitators. Topics include learning about the objectification of women and men in the media, masculinity and patriarchy, pornography, and how these all contribute to a rape culture. Upon successful completion, students will be ready to be a Movement peer educator. Student must complete application and interview process and have been approved by the instructor prior to registration in the course.


ECD 224Student Development and Peer MentoringUNITS: 2 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Selection as a Peer Mentor
For new student peer mentors of primarily African American freshmen. Relevant student development, psychology and counseling research and theory as well as shared professional experiences are presented. Class discussion, group activities, role playing, relevant readings and video are employed. Reaction papers and project are required.


ECD 225Foundations of Cultural CompetenceUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer, Global Knowledge, Humanities, U.S. Diversity
This course engages students in the process to work effectively with diverse populations to develop cross-cultural competencies and identify culturally-appropriate strategies in the workplace and life. This course introduces multicultural and international diversity concepts while having students participate in reflective and experiential activities. Students gain an overview of historical and psychological conceptual frameworks and models for understanding cultural differences and similarities within, among, and between groups of people domestically and internationally. Sophomore standing or above.


ECD 296Special Topics in Education: Counselor EducationUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Individual or group study of special topics in professional education. The topic and mode of study are determined by the faculty member after discussion with the student.


ECD 510Introduction To CounselingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring and Summer
Prerequisite: Six hrs. in ED or PSY
Introduction to counseling with a focus on three settings: schools, college and community agencies. Exploration of issues of theory, practice and research with regard to children, adolescents, college students and adults. Personal and professional exploration encouraged through use of psychological tests.


ECD 524Career Counseling and DevelopmentUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Six hrs. in ED or PSY
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.


ECD 525Cross Cultural CounselingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Summer
Prerequisite: Six hrs. in ED or PSY, Corequisite: ECD 530
Theory and practice of counseling culturally different 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.


ECD 530Theories and Tech of CounselingUNITS: 4 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Six hrs. in ED or PSY
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.


ECD 533Int Sch CounselingUNITS: 4 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Graduate standing
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.


ECD 534Guidance and Counseling In Elementary and Middle SchoolsUNITS: 4 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Examination of (1) theoretical framework for roles and functions of elementary and middle school counselors, (2) primary and secondary prevention strategies and (3) evaluation and administration procedures to develop and implement model programs forelementary and middle schools.


ECD 535Student Development In Higher EducationUNITS: 4 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or PBS status
Student development theory, research and practice as well as overview of profession. Three main professional roles of counselor, administrator and student development educator. Discussion of cognitive, psychosocial, topological and person-environment theories and various functions in student affairs. Instruction in and design of structured group work in laboratory.


ECD 536Community Service AgenciesUNITS: 4 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing
Issues, functions and scope of work being done in various human service agency programs; overview of helping approaches with selected client populations; related professional concerns. Instruction in and design of structured group work in laboratory.


ECD 539Group CounselingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Summer
Prerequisite: ECD 530 and one of the following: ECD 510, 534, 535 or 536
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.


ECD (WGS) 540Gender Issues In CounselingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring and Summer
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or Six hrs. in ED or PSY
Exploration of gender as primary identity and social construct. Emphasis on gender dynamics in counseling, client empowerment and preventive approaches.


ECD 543Introduction to College CounselingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: ECD 535 or Doctoral student
A course designed for investigation of college counseling services and strategies. Assessment and research in student development, and students design and implement a developmental intervention based on Knefelkamp and Wells' Practice-to-Theory-to-Practice model.


ECD 560Research and Assessment In CounselingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring and Summer
Prerequisite: Graduate standing
Research and assessment issues in counseling. Emphasis on writing research proposals in counseling and critiquing articles in counseling research. Exploration of meaning and importance of assessment in counseling. Examination of research designs in counseling.


ECD 561Strategies for Clinical Assessment in CounselingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring and Summer
R: Graduate Students Only
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.


ECD 562Techniques in CounselingUNITS: 4 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: ECD 530
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.


ECD 590Special Problems In GuidanceUNITS: 1-6 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: Six hrs. grad. work in dept.
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.


ECD 620Special Problems In GuidanceUNITS: 1-6 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Six hrs. grad. work in dept.
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.


ECD 641Introductory Practicum in CounselingUNITS: 1 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: ECD 530, 525
Student participation in introductory supervised individual and group counseling experiences in laboratory setting.


ECD 642Practicum In CounselingUNITS: 6 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: ECD 641
Student participation in individual and group counseling and consultation experiences under supervision in a school, college or agency setting.


ECD 651Internship in School CounselingUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: ECD 642
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.


ECD 652Internship In College Student DevelopmentUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: ECD 642
A 600-hour internship. Professional experience in student affairs department with on-site supervision from qualified professional. Expectations including employment of broad repertoire of skills in roles of counselor, student development educatorand administrator. Weekly student meetings with faculty and on-site supervisors.


ECD 653Internship In Agency CounselingUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: ECD 642
A 600-hour internship for community agency counselors in agency counseling setting under supervision of qualified professional. Employment of broad repertoire of primary and secondary prevention approaches to individual and group techniques, workshop leadership skills, consultation techniques and advocacy methods. Weekly meetings with faculty and on-site supervisors.


ECD 688Non-Thesis Masters Continuous Registration - Half Time RegistrationUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Master's student
For students in non-thesis master's programs who have completed all credit hour requirements for their degree but need to maintain half-time continuous registration to complete incomplete grades, projects, final master's exam, etc.


ECD 689Non-Thesis Master Continuous Registration - Full Time RegistrationUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Master's student
For students in non-thesis master's programs who have completed all credit hour requirements for their degree but need to maintain full-time continuous registration to complete incomplete grades, projects, final master's exam, etc. Students may register for this course a maximum of one semester.


ECD 692Research Projects in Counselor EducationUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: ELP 532
Project or problem in research in education for graduate students, supervised by members of graduate faculty. Research chosen on basis of individual students' interests and not to be part of thesis or dissertation research.


ECD 693Master's Supervised ResearchUNITS: 1-6 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Master's student
Instruction in research and research under the mentorship of a member of the Graduate Faculty.


ECD 695Master's Thesis ResearchUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Master's student
Thesis research.


ECD 696Summer Thesis ResearchUNITS: 1 - Offered in Summer
Prerequisite: Master's student
For graduate students whose programs of work specify no formal course work during a summer session and who will be devoting full time to thesis research.


ECD (EAC) (ECI) (ELP) (EMS) (EOE) 699Master's Thesis PreparationUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: Doctoral student
For students who have completed all credit hour requirements and full-time enrollment for the master's degree and are writing and defending their theses.


ECD 731Career Development Theory and ResearchUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: ECD 524, ELP 532 and PSY 535
Analysis of theory and research in career development and work adjustment as basis for intervention (career counseling, curricular, organizational) as research.


ECD 733Cognitive-Behavioral Theory, Research, and PracticeUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Even Years
Prerequisite: ECD 737, Corequisite: ST 700
Behavioral and cognitive behavioral change methods and research supporting their efficacy in counselor education. Major focus on synthesis of cognitive-developmental and cognitive-behavioral methods.


ECD 735Counseling Supervision: Theory and ResearchUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: Doctoral student
Examination of conceptual and methodological issues relating to supervision and evaluation of novice counselors. Special emphasis on developmental supervision approaches.


ECD 736Advanced Assessment in CounselingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Offered Alternate Odd Years
Prerequisite: PSY 535 or equivalent
Doctoral students will have learning experiences beyond the entry-level master's degree models and methods of assessment. Content focuses on advanced applications of assessment principles in clinical counseling and supervision practice, program evaluation, and outcome and action research studies. Students will demonstrate mastery of foundations of tests and measurement, present advanced assessment content modules during class sessions, and present documented and oral reports on personal quests for advanced knowledge in chosen assessment domains.


ECD 737Cognitive Developmental Theory, Research and PracticeUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only, Offered Alternate Odd Years
Prerequisite: Doctoral student : PSY 535, ST 507, Corequisite: ST 508
Review of contemporary cognitive-developmental theories and literature describing their application. Theories by Piaget, Kohlberg, Hunt, Erikson, Loevinger, and Perry. Measurement of developmental constructs and their psychometric properties. Reviews of studies employing deliberate psychological education as method of primary prevention.


ECD 738Research in Counselor EducationUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only, Offered Alternate Even Years
Prerequisite: Doctoral student : ST 507; PSY 535, Corequisite: ST 508
Instruction in required skills and knowledge to conduct research in counselor education, including narrative and quantitative integration of research, experimental and quasi-experimental designs, analogue and process research, single subject and descriptive designs, and qualitative research. Preparation of narrative and meta-analytic research review and research proposal with oral presentation.


ECD 740Advanced Psycho-Social Identity Development: Race, Gender, and CultureUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: ECD 540; ECD 525 ; Post-master's degree students
Meansings and intersections of gender, race and culture. Advanced theories and research related to counseling practice. Sexuality, disability and class and implications for counseling. Case study, personal narratives and video segments expand on course readings.


ECD 790Special Problems In GuidanceUNITS: 1-6 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Six hrs. grad. work in dept.
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.


ECD 820Special Problems In GuidanceUNITS: 1-6 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Six hrs. grad. work in dept.
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.


ECD 843Advanced Counseling PracticumUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: Doctoral student, ECD 642
Participation of doctoral-level students with previous counseling experience in advanced, supervised counseling experience.


ECD 847Counseling Supervision: PracticumUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: ECD 735
A supervised practicum for doctoral students in assisting with the supervision of first-year students in laboratory and practicum experiences in individual and group counseling and consultation.


ECD 850Doctoral InternshipUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Nine hrs. in grad. level courses
Utilizing participant-observer role, participation required in selected educational situations with emphasis upon development of observational skills, ability to record relevant observations by means of written journals, skills in analyzing experiences identifying critical incidents and projection of events and consequences. Student required to develop possible alternative courses of action in various situations, select one of the alternatives and evaluate consequences.


ECD 860Professional Issues In CounselingUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall and Spring, Offered Alternate Years
Prerequisite: Doctoral student
Consideration of contemporary issues, trends and recent research in field of counseling.


ECD 886Supervised Practice Teaching in Counselor EducationUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Doctoral student
Participation of doctoral students in Counselor Education in teaching of approved master's level or undergraduate courses with graduate faculty members serving as mentors.


ECD 892Doctoral Research ProjectsUNITS: 1-3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Project or problem in research in education for graduate students, supervised by members of graduate faculty. Research chosen on basis of individual students' interests and not to be part of thesis or dissertation research.


ECD 893Doctoral Supervised ResearchUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Doctoral student
Instruction in research and research under the mentorship of a member of the Graduate Faculty.


ECD 895Doctoral Dissertation ResearchUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Doctoral student
Dissertation research.


ECD 896Summer Dissertation ResearchUNITS: 1 - Offered in Summer
Prerequisite: Doctoral student
For graduate students whose programs of work specify no formal course work during a summer session and who will be devoting full time to thesis research.


ECD 899Doctoral Dissertation PreparationUNITS: 1-9 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Doctoral student
For students who have completed all credit hour, full-time enrollment, preliminary examination, and residency requirements for the doctoral degree, and are writing and defending their dissertations.