Chair and Professor: Allen
Professors: Anderson, Feit, Kline, Lloyd
Assistant Professors: Kleist, Paulson, Schliebner, Swanson
Instructors: Averitt, Davis, Hilbert, McCullough, Naftzger, Saginak
Affiliate Faculty: DeNagy, Dettloff, Gerlach, Katz, Murphy, Nicholson, Pehrsson, Schmidt, Schroeder, Singarajah
Professor Emeritus: Edgar
Graduate-level preparation for (1) counselors who seek employment in schools, universities, community mental health and various other settings, and (2) college student affairs professionals.
Pre-counseling and Pre-student Affairs
Preparation should consist of a broad undergraduate course of study including some work in psychology (learning and personality theory), sociology, and the communication skills. For those seeking positions in public elementary and secondary schools, state certification requirements should be considered.
Degree programs offered by the department include Doctor of Education, Educational Specialist, and Master of Counseling. Majors are available in Counseling (Ed.S), Mental Health Counseling (M.Coun.); Counselor Education and Counseling (Ed.D.); School Counseling (M.Coun.); and Student Affairs and College Counseling (M.Coun.).
The programs for school counselor preparation are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (1996) and NASDTEC (1996).
The Counselor Education programs are approved by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs through June 30, 2002 as follows:
Counselor Education and Counseling (Ed.D.), Accredited Status; Mental Health Counseling (M.Coun.), Accredited Status; School Counseling (M.Coun.),Accredited Status; Student Affairs and College Counseling (M.Coun.), Accredited Status.
COUN 150 Career and Life Planning 1 credit. Centers on theories and actual processes of effective decision-making with direct application to participants' short and long range life goals. Course will emphasize self-understanding and methods for gathering appropriate external information. Career decisions are emphasized. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. Graded S/U. F
COUN 200 Multicultural Development 1 credit. Information related to appreciating the individual differences of students regardless of race, gender or national origin. Graded S/U. F, S
COUN 210 Human Relations at Work 3 credits. The development of knowledge and skills to enhance cooperation between employers and employees in various work settings. Exploration of current thought on the nature, process, and diversity of human interaction as it applies to the world of work. D
COUN 350 Self Fulfilling Behavior 1 credit. Course objective is to assist the student in developing satisfying personal and interpersonal emotional skills and habits. Combines instruction in principles of mental health with practical methods for applying principles to problems of everyday life. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. Graded S/U. D
COUN 423 Vocational Guidance and Counseling 3 credits. Study of occupational trends, job opportunities, factors involved in selecting an occupation and means of evaluating interests in terms of capabilities. D
COUN g450 Peer Counseling Seminar 1-2 credits. Supervised experience in assisting another student. Students meet out of class on a weekly contact basis. Course provides ongoing training for the peer counselors. May be repeated up to 6 credits. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. D
COUN g484 Guidance Principles and Practices 3 credits. Survey of the various guidance practices in secondary education. Each service is discussed from the point of view of its role in the total educational program. D
COUN g485 Independent Problems 1-2 credits. Individual work under staff guidance. Field and/or library research on specific educational problems of interest to majors. Experience in research composition. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. D
COUN g491 Seminar 1-3 credits. Critical analysis of the literature in one or more areas. Limited enrollment. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. May be graded S/U. F, S, S
Revised: April 17, 1996