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Curriculum Objectives

    School of Education
    Counselor Education
    Rufus E. Clement Hall, 323

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Counselor Education

Curriculum Objectives
  1. Students will have knowledge of human growth and development so that they can understand and apply theory and concepts to human behavior, human service systems and problems in human behavior at all developmental levels.

  2. Students will have knowledge and understand the uniqueness of social and cultural foundations and how they relate to the context of relationships and issues in a pluralistic society.

  3. Students will have knowledge and understand helping relationship skills of counseling.

  4. Students will be knowledgeable about group work: development, dynamics, counseling theory, group counseling methods, and group-work approaches.

  5. Students will be knowledgeable and understand career and lifestyle development as well as integrate career theories, career decision making, career planning and career assessment.

  6. Students will be knowledgeable and understand individual and group appraisal approaches.

  7. Students will be knowledgeable about research methods, program evaluation and basic statistics. (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, case study), statistical analysis, needs assessment and program evaluation methodologies, as well as ethical concerns for conducting research and evaluating research in a pluralistic society.

  8. Students will be knowledgeable about Professional orientation and ethics of counseling, including history, philosophy of the counseling profession, professional roles and responsibilities, standards and credentials.

  9. Students will understand and use basic technology: PowerPoint, appraisal instruments, World Wide Web, e-mail, computers, and word-processing programs.