ED 5000G - Critical Issues in Education
This course addresses the foundations of education and the philosophical, historical, and sociological issues in the field. The course content will focus on the nature of educational process and the impact of socio-cultural and political forces on the American schools.
SC 5010G - Foundations of School Counseling (pre-practicum)
This course covers the underlying theories, models and methods for effective counseling an academic/school setting. Students will engage in critical analysis of current practices and theories of school counseling through research, application and exploration. Course includes a 25 hour pre-practicum experience directly linked to course content.
SC 5030G - Advanced Psychology of Learning and Assessment
The course explores the study of the nature, problems, and process of learning, cognition, and motivation as related to the educative process, psychology of childhood through adolescence as it relates to learning; assessment in education.
SC 5020G - Culture and Diversity in Counseling (pre-practicum option)
This course engages the student in critical analysis of the impact and importance of recognizing culture and diversity in our society. Strategies for identifying and eliminating barriers, prejudices, and processes of intentional and unintentional oppression and discrimination and related legal and ethical considerations will be covered. Specifically, students will reflect on their practice as a counselor, therapist, educator or leader and develop their own cultural competency.
CMH 500G - Counseling Theory
This course introduces students to major counseling theories that inform case conceptualization and practice in clinical settings. Students will learn to distinguish between different counseling interventions based upon client need and evidence-based research practices. Students will also examine how a counselor’s self-awareness, self-reflection and self-care impact both treatment and establishing a strong therapeutic alliance.
CMH 501G - Psychopathology
This course introduces students to the etiology, presentation and treatment of mental health conditions that are stated in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Students will learn strategies for differential diagnosis as well as how to work with diverse client populations to create effective, strength-based treatment plans.
ED 5710G - Challenges in Learning and Development (pre-practicum)
*Or other M.Ed. elective.
This course provides an overview of the challenges that students with moderate disabilities encounter in their personal, social, and academic lives. Beginning with descriptions of typical development, the class will explore how disabilities are identified, what necessary steps are taken to refer students for evaluations in the Special Education process, and research-based accommodations and interventions including the use of assistive technology devices. State and federal laws as well as an overview of local and national support agencies are also reviewed. (Students may take another course focused on special education to meet this requirement).