The School Counseling programs prepare graduates to address the
academic, personal/social, and career development needs of diverse
clients in K-12 settings.
The programs will prepare graduates to:
Identify the many aspects of professional
functioning and professional identity.
- Summarize the professional roles, functions and relationships
of the counselor with other human service providers.
- Identify the professional organizations and list the major
benefits to members
- Describe the different credentials, including certification and
licensure, and explain the effects of public policy on each.
- Apply the ethical guidelines of both the American Counseling
Association (ACA) and the American School Counseling Association
(ASCA) to case examples to decide an appropriate course of
- Use research, best practices, and standards of professional
organizations (ACA, ASCA) to strengthen and update professional
Demonstrate knowledge of the cultural
context of relationships, issues, and trends in a
multicultural and diverse society.
- Demonstrate knowledge of multicultural and pluralistic trends
by identifying and summarizing characteristics and concerns between
and within diverse groups nationally and internationally.
- Compare and contrast the acculturative experiences of five
- Compare and contrast several theories of racial identity
- Summarize the major theories of multicultural counseling.
- Explain the role of the counselor in social justice, advocacy
and conflict resolution.
Demonstrate knowledge of the nature and
needs of individuals at all developmental levels.
- Compare and contrast the major elements of each of the various
stage theories of development over the life span including the
major psychological, cognitive and moral development.
- Identify the major developmental transitions across the life
span and the potential developmental crises associated with
- Give examples of strategies for facilitating optimum
development over the life span.
Demonstrate knowledge of career
development and related life factors.
- Analyze and compare the major theories of occupational choice
and vocational development.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the purposes, historical development
and unique features of major occupational classification
- Identify and explain the socio-economic and technical changes
that effect occupational trends and the nature of many
- Demonstrate vocational counseling techniques such as assessment
tools, group methods of exploring occupations, job placement
techniques and technology based career development applications and
- Demonstrate the use of career assessments with multicultural
populations, including consideration of age and religious
- Use technology to investigate career interests and options for
Demonstrate counseling and counsultation
- Identify the counselor and consultant characteristics and
behavior that influence helping processes.
- Summarize the essential interviewing and counseling skills
necessary to develop a therapeutic relationship, establish
appropriate counseling goals, design intervention strategies,
evaluate client outcomes, and successfully terminate the
- Demonstrate the above skills in audio-taped counseling sessions
- Compare and contrast major theories of counseling.
- Investigate professional research to identify best practice
approaches and summarize findings.
- Outline major ethical issues of doing counseling with a variety
Demonstrate both theoretical and
experiential knowledge of group purpose, development,
dynamics, counseling theories, and group counseling methods
- Describe the principles of group dynamics: group process
components, developmental stages, and group members’ roles and
- Compare and contrast group counseling theories.
- Identify approaches used in task groups, psychoeducational
groups, and therapy groups.
- Discuss the specific ethical and legal considerations involved
Demonstrate knowledge of individual and
group approaches to assessment and evaluation.
- Distinguish between standardized and nonstandardized,
norm-referenced and criterion referenced instruments and give
examples of each.
- Define basic psychometric concepts like scales of measurement,
correlation, reliability, and validity.
- Develop strategies for selecting and evaluating assessment
instruments used in counseling.
- Administer, score and interpret assessment and evaluation
instruments and techniques in counseling.
- Use general principles and methods of case conceptualization,
assessment and/or diagnosis to complete a case study.
- Identify relevant ethical standards and apply them to
hypothetical cases involving assessment issues.
- Use technology to administer and interpret client
Demonstrate knowledge of research methods,
statistical analysis, needs assessments, and program
- Explain the importance of research to advance counseling as a
- Identify the opportunities and difficulties in conducting
research in the counseling profession.
- Distinguish between the types of problems appropriately
addressed by qualitative, quantitative, single-case, action and
- Apply research principles to program evaluation.
- Discuss the ethical and legal considerations relevant to
conducting research in counseling.
Dr. Robert Eschenauer
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School of Education
Office of Graduate Admission
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