School Course Descriptions
Educational Psychology and Counseling (EDPC)
5170 Special Topics in Educational Psychology and Counseling (1-0)
Selected topics for graduate students, teachers, school counselors, and agency counselors in special areas. May be repeated when topic varies.
5310 Applied Research Design for Educators (3-0)
5317 Human Growth and Development (3-0)
Descriptive analysis of basic theories, patterns, and stages of human physical, social, emotional, moral, intellectual, cognitive, and
5320 Lifestyle and Career Development (3-0)
An overview of the various theories of career counseling. Emphasis on incorporating an understanding of the goals accomplished by career, vocational, and occupational counseling. The connection between career choice and
5321 School Counseling (3-0)
Analysis of the organization and administration of school counseling programs and services, including professional orientation issues. Emphasis on developmental school counseling in accordance with both national and Texas standards.
5324 Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Counseling (3-0)
A study of ethical, legal and professional issues for counselors in public schools and community agencies. Potential ethical and legal dilemmas are studied to assist students in developing ethical decision-making skills as part of professional practice.
5332 Program Evaluation in School Counseling (3-0)
This course is designed to assist students in developing
5333 Crisis Counseling (3-0)
This course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required to effectively intervene and assist children, adults, and families during times of crisis. This history and development of crisis intervention in schools and community settings will be examined and will acquaint students with major theories of crisis intervention.
5335 Principles of Appraisal and Assessment (3-0)
Principles of educational and psychological testing including purposes, methods, and procedures. An emphasis will be placed on analysis, evaluation, and administration of various educational and psychological instruments. Prerequisites: EDPC 5317, EDPC 5341, EDPC 5345, and EDPC 5346 each with a grade of “B” or better.
5338 Group Counseling (3-0)
Description of the history, principles, theories, and techniques of group counseling. Emphasis on the open communication process, curative factors, stages of group development, and the role of therapeutic leadership, to include techniques, skills, and styles unique to the group process. Participation in a small group experience is an ungraded requirement for successful course completion. Prerequisites: EDPC 5317 with a grade of “B” or better. EDPC 5339 with a grade of “B” or better.
5339 Techniques of Counseling (3-0)
Focus on the development and effective use of skills and techniques basic to the process of individual counseling as derived from the major theories of counseling. Prerequisites: EDPC 5341 with a grade “B” or better. Successful completion of 12 hours in the program or instructor approval.
5341 Theories of Counseling (3-0)
Study and analysis of the major affective, cognitive, and behavioral theories and therapeutic approaches to individual counseling. Emphasis on historical perspectives and practical application.
5345 Abnormal Human Behavior (3-0)
A study of the development of abnormal human behavior patterns and characteristics to include the major mental and personality disorders with emphasis on the symptomatology and/or life circumstances and events described in the various diagnostic categories.
5346 Counseling Multicultural and Diverse Populations (3-0)
A study of societal changes and trends, human roles, societal subgroups, social mores and interactions, and differing lifestyles. Focuses on socio-cultural characteristics and concerns of subgroups and the application to multicultural counseling.
5362 Counseling Children, Adolescents and Their Families (3-0)
A focus on the dynamics, problems, and practical aspects underlying the behavior of children, adolescents
5365 Directed Individual Study (0-0-3)
Area of study will be designated. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.
EDPC 5368 Play Therapy
This course is designed as an introduction to
5369 Counseling Practicum (0-3)
Practical application of the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) model in a school setting. Students are required to complete 300 clock hours of on-site school counseling experience.
5370 Special Topics in Educational Psychology and Counseling (3-0)
Selected topics for graduate students, teachers, school counselors, and agency counselors in special areas. May be repeated when topic varies. Prerequisite: Department approval. (Syllabi vary).