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2018-2019 Academic Catalog | School Counseling (M.A.) – EDU

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 is a 60-credit School Counseling program that prepares individuals for careers as counselors in elementary and secondary schools. This second track is a 60-credit Counseling Urban Students that provides candidates an opportunity to 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. The School of Education has submitted an initial application and self-study for accreditation for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling programs with the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Both School Counseling and Counseling Urban Students 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

School Counseling Track (60 credits)

Required Course
EDCC 601 Orientation: Tools for Graduate School

Required Foundational Courses
EDCC 510 Human Growth and Development
COUN 535 Introduction to Counseling
EDCC 600 Research in Education and Counseling
COUN 540 Principles and Theories of Counseling
COUN 560 Techniques of Counseling
COUN 538 Career and Lifestyle Development
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 570 Diagnosis and Treatment in Counseling
COUN 605 Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues
COUN 633 Practicum in School Counseling
COUN 646 Internship in School Counseling I
COUN 648 Internship in School Counseling II

School Counseling Concentration Courses
COUN 561 Principles and Practices of School Counseling
COUN 553 Alcohol and Substance Abuse
COUN 557 Introduction to Family Therapy
COUN 604 Expressive Arts in Counseling
COUN 606 Trauma & Crisis Intervention in Counseling

Urban Students Track ( 60 credits)

Required Course
EDCC 601 Orientation: Tools for Graduate School

Required Foundational Courses
EDCC 510 Human Growth and Development
COUN 535 Introduction to Counseling
EDCC 600 Research in Education and Counseling
COUN 540 Principles and Theories of Counseling
COUN 560 Techniques of Counseling
COUN 538 Career and Lifestyle Development
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 570 Diagnosis and Treatment in Counseling
COUN 605 Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues
COUN 633 Practicum in School Counseling
COUN 646 Internship in School Counseling I
COUN 648 Internship in School Counseling II
COUN 561 Principles and Practices of School Counseling

Counseling Urban Students Track
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

Explanation of Course Prefixes and Numbers
Courses designated EDCC are core courses and common to various programs in the School of Education. Courses designated EDTE are largely specific to the M.A.T. teacher education program. Students pursuing an M.A.T. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, as well as students in Early Childhood Education, take several courses designated EDCI, which are offered in conjunction with the Curriculum and Instruction Program.

EDCC 601 Orientation: Tools for Graduate School
COUN 505 Psychology of Children Facing Poverty
COUN 535 Introduction to Counseling
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 553 Alcohol and Substance Abuse
COUN 555 Counseling Children and Adolescents
COUN 557 Introduction to Family Therapy
COUN 560 Techniques of Counseling
COUN 561 Principles and Practices of School Counseling
COUN 570 Diagnosis and Treatment in Counseling
COUN 604 Expressive Arts in Counseling
COUN 605 Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues
COUN 606 Trauma & Crisis Intervention in Counseling
COUN 612 Conflict Management and Resolution
COUN 633 Practicum in School Counseling
COUN 646 Internship in School Counseling I
COUN 648 Internship in School Counseling II
COUN 655 Spanish Language and Culture
COUN 695 Bibliotheraphy: Counseling & Academic Intervent for Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Adolescents
EDCC 510 Human Growth and Development
EDCC 600 Research in Education and Counseling


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