K. Non-credit Requirement
- Comprehensive Examination
The Counseling Services program builds upon a core of psychological and educational foundations and specialization areas including counseling theory, group process, appraisal, and vocational development and decision-making. Supervised practice in individual and group counseling and field work experiences in consultation and comprehensive professional services are provided in school, college and social agency settings. Students completing the training sequence are equipped to assume a variety of roles in the counseling profession.
Elective courses, practice and field experiences can be planned to focus on a desired institutional placement such as elementary, middle, junior high and/or senior high school, college settings and agencies.
Following admission, the student will discuss the total program with the student’s designated faculty advisor. Prerequisite courses, transfer credit of completed graduate courses and anticipated specialized and individualized needs of the student will be reviewed and assessed.
Model Curricular Sequence
Students frequently differ in terms of prerequisite and graduate courses completed, prior employment experience, present level of professional competence, and semester during which the program is entered. These, and other relevant factors, influence the sequential pattern of graduate study arranged for each student. In consultation with the student’s advisor, therefore, the student develops an individualized plan of courses and experiences to meet the student’s unique needs.