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Academic Catalog '13-'14 | School Counseling (M.A.)

School Counseling (M.A.)

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Description

The School Counseling degree offers two choices for counseling students, and both result in a Master of Arts degree (M.A.) in School Counseling. The first requires a minimum of 48 credits and prepares individuals for careers as counselors in elementary and secondary schools. The second requires an additional 12 credits for a total of 60 credits and is a specialization in Counseling Urban Students. This second track provides candidates an opportunity to specialize in counseling urban students and expand their employment opportunities to settings serving children/youth outside of the schools, such as treatment foster care or nonprofit youth programs. For students who also desire state licensure, candidates can also attain the licensure requirements with this second track.

Both programs are National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (N.C.A.T.E.) accredited and meet state certification requirements of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Students seeking school counselor certification in other states should consult the appropriate certification offices in those jurisdictions. Both programs consist of required courses, laboratory and field experiences, and a comprehensive exam. Students' programs are planned in consultation with their faculty advisor; prior experiences and professional goals are considered.

Learning experiences emphasize the integration of theoretical knowledge with professional practice in a supervised setting. Attention is given to understanding ethical, multicultural, socioeconomic, and developmental issues. Graduates from Trinity's counseling degree programs are qualified to provide individual and group counseling; implement assessment and consultation services; and develop, direct, and evaluate comprehensive counseling services.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses (39 credits)
EDCC 510 Human Growth and Development
EDCC 600 Research in Education
EDCC 601 Transition to Graduate School Seminar
EDTE 636 Psychology of Exceptional Children and Youth
COUN 538 Career and Lifestyle Development
COUN 540 Principles and Theories of Counseling
COUN 544 Principles and Techniques of Assessment
COUN 547 Counseling and the Group Process
COUN 550 Multicultural Counseling
COUN 555 Counseling Children and Adolescents
COUN 560 Techniques of Counseling
COUN 561 Principles and Practices of School Counseling
COUN 570 Diagnosis and Treatment in Counseling
COUN 605 Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues

Field Experience (9 credits, 700 hours total)
COUN 631 Practicum in Counseling
COUN 640 Internship in Counseling I
COUN 642 Internship in Counseling II

Counseling Urban Students Track (additional 12 credits)
COUN 505 Psychology of Children Facing Poverty
COUN 612 Conflict Management and Resolution
COUN 655 Spanish Language and Culture
COUN 695 Bibliotheraphy: Counseling & Academic Intervent for Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Adolescents

Course Descriptions

EDCC 510 Human Growth and Development
EDCC 530 Education of Exceptional Children and Youth
EDCC 600 Research in Education
EDCC 601 Transition to Graduate School Seminar
EDTE 636 Psychology of Exceptional Children and Youth
COUN 505 Psychology of Children Facing Poverty
COUN 538 Career and Lifestyle Development
COUN 540 Principles and Theories of Counseling
COUN 544 Principles and Techniques of Assessment
COUN 547 Counseling and the Group Process
COUN 550 Multicultural Counseling
COUN 555 Counseling Children and Adolescents
COUN 560 Techniques of Counseling
COUN 561 Principles and Practices of School Counseling
COUN 570 Diagnosis and Treatment in Counseling
COUN 605 Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues
COUN 612 Conflict Management and Resolution
COUN 631 Practicum in Counseling
COUN 640 Internship in Counseling I
COUN 642 Internship in Counseling II
COUN 655 Spanish Language and Culture
COUN 695 Bibliotheraphy: Counseling & Academic Intervent for Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Adolescents


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