Counseling MS/MEd

Master of Science in Counseling

The Master of Science in Counseling offers an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (60 semester hours) for those students desiring licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), an emphasis in School Counseling (51 semester hours) for those students seeking certification as a professional school counselor only, and an emphasis in School Counseling with LPC (60 semester hours) for those students seeking both certifications as a professional school counselor AND desiring licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).  All three programs include a common core, courses specific to the emphasis and field experience courses in which students work directly with client populations under supervision. Additionally, in all three programs, students must enroll in COUN 501 and COUN 510 during their first semester of enrollment. After successfully completing COUN 501 and COUN 510, students then enroll in COUN 516 and COUN 528 in the same (typically, second) semester.  Please note that those students desiring to enroll in more than 6 hours per semester may take classes from among those listed as “Open” classes.

Program Requirements - MS

In order to graduate from degree programs of study in School Counseling and/or Clinical Mental Health Counseling, students must gain admission to candidacy and pass a comprehensive exit examination. The comprehensive exit examination is the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE), a nationally standardized examination developed and published by the Center for Credentialing in Education. The CPCE is administered on-campus once per semester. Students needing an additional attempt during a semester may be certified to test at specified professional testing centers (See Department web for centers). Details regarding examinations and examination dates are available on the Counseling web site.

Students must complete 3 field experiences, COUN 551: Practicum, COUN 552: Internship 1, and COUN 552: Internship 2. The Practicum consists of a minimum of 100 contact hours, of which 40 must be in providing direct service to clients and client populations. Each Internship experience consists of a minimum of 300 contact hours, of which 120 must be in providing direct service to clients and client populations. 

Master of Education in Counseling

The Master of Education (MEd) in Counseling offers an emphasis in College Student Affairs for those students desiring employment in a wide variety of college and university student services settings. The CSA program is a 36-hour program offered entirely online.  It targets the bachelor-level student affairs professional desiring a graduate degree to improve service delivery and promotability.

Program Requirements - MEd

College Student Affairs students must gain admission to candidacy and pass a locally-developed comprehensive exit examination. All examinations are administered once each fall and spring semester, and once during the summer. Details regarding examinations and examination dates are available in the departmental office.  In addition, CSA students complete a field experience, COUN 555: Internship in College Student Affairs, consisting of a minimum of 300 contact hours engaging in CSA professional activities.

Master of Science in Counseling with an emphasis in School Counseling - Option II Non-Thesis

Master of Science degrees in Counseling with School Counseling emphasis require the courses listed below:

All courses carry 3 semester hours credit unless otherwise indicated.
Open Courses - No Prerequisites (12 semesters hours)
COUN 512Career Development 3
COUN 517Assessment in Counseling 3
COUN 522Counseling Diverse Populations3
COUN 545Dev Issues/Strategy in Counseling 3
Courses 516 & 528 MUST be completed in 2nd semester (12 semester hours)
COUN 501Introduction to the Counseling Profession *3
COUN 510Counseling Theories and Techniques *3
COUN 516Basic Counseling Skills *3
COUN 528Introduction to Group Dynamics and Procedures3
Core Courses (6 semester hours)
COUN 595Research Literature and Techniques (3 semester hours required)3
COUN 548Advanced Counseling Skills3
Specialty Courses (12 semester hours)
COUN 514School Counseling and Development3
COUN 520Advanced School Counseling3
COUN 534Counseling Children and Adolescents3
COUN 539Introduction to Play Therapy3
Clinical Field Experience Courses (9 semester hours)
COUN 551Practicum3
COUN 552Internship (Must be repeated for credit; 6 semester hours required)3
Total Hours51

Master of Science in Counseling with an emphasis in School Counseling + LPC - Option II Non-Thesis

Master of Science degrees in Counseling with School Counseling emphasis require the courses listed below:

All courses carry 3 semester hours credit unless otherwise indicated.
Open Courses - No Prerequisites (12 semesters hours)
COUN 512Career Development 3
COUN 517Assessment in Counseling 3
COUN 522Counseling Diverse Populations3
COUN 545Dev Issues/Strategy in Counseling 3
Courses 501 & 510 MUST be completed in 1st semester; Courses 516 & 528 MUST be completed in 2nd semester (12 semester hours)
COUN 501Introduction to the Counseling Profession *3
COUN 510Counseling Theories and Techniques *3
COUN 516Basic Counseling Skills *3
COUN 528Introduction to Group Dynamics and Procedures3
Core Courses (6 semester hours)
COUN 595Research Literature and Techniques (3 semester hours required)3
COUN 548Advanced Counseling Skills3
Specialty Courses (21 semester hours)
COUN 514School Counseling and Development3
COUN 520Advanced School Counseling3
COUN 534Counseling Children and Adolescents3
COUN 539Introduction to Play Therapy3
COUN 530Clinical Mental Health Counseling3
COUN 611Introduction to Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy3
PSY 503Psychopathology and Diagnosis3
Clinical Field Experience Courses (9 semester hours; Written degree plan filed)
COUN 551Practicum3
COUN 552Internship (Must be repeated for credit; 6 semester hours required)3
Total Hours60

Master of Science in Counseling with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Option II Non-Thesis

All courses carry 3 semester hours credit unless otherwise indicated
Open Courses - No Prerequisites (15 semester hours including an Elective course from the College of Education & Human Services).
COUN 512Career Development3
COUN 517Assessment in Counseling3
COUN 522Counseling Diverse Populations3
COUN 545Dev Issues/Strategy in Counseling3
Plus an elective.3
(12 semester hours): 501 & 510 MUST be completed in 1st semester; 516 & 528 MUST be completed in 2nd semester
COUN 501Introduction to the Counseling Profession *3
COUN 510Counseling Theories and Techniques *3
COUN 516Basic Counseling Skills *3
COUN 528Introduction to Group Dynamics and Procedures3
Core Courses (6 semester hours)
COUN 595Research Literature and Techniques (3 semester hours required)3
COUN 548Advanced Counseling Skills3
Specialty Courses (18 semester hours)
COUN 530Clinical Mental Health Counseling3
COUN 560Crisis Intervention3
or COUN 564 Family Crisis & Resources
COUN 581Assessment and Treatment of Chemical Dependency3
COUN 611Introduction to Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy3
or COUN 513 Communication In Marriage
PSY 503Psychopathology and Diagnosis3
PSY 507Pharmaco-therapy3
Clinical Field Experience Courses (9 semester hours; Written degree plan on file)
COUN 551Practicum3
COUN 552Internship (Must be repeated for credit; 6 semester hours required)3
Total Hours60

Master of Education in Counseling with an emphasis in College Student Affairs - Option II Non-Thesis

Required courses in the major, minor, or specialization

College Student Affairs Emphasis - MEd (36 semester hours)
COUN 505Introduction to College Student Affairs *3
COUN 510Counseling Theories and Techniques *3
COUN 512Career Development3
COUN 522Counseling Diverse Populations3
COUN 555Internship in College Student Affairs3
COUN 560Crisis Intervention3
COUN 581Assessment and Treatment of Chemical Dependency3
COUN 590Legal Issues Stu Affairs3
COUN 595Research Literature and Techniques (3 semester hours required)3
COUN 606Stu Affairs Services Hi Ed *3
COUN 607Contemp College Student3
HIED 540American Community College *3
Total Hours36

COUN 501 - Introduction to the Counseling Profession
Hours: 3
Recommended as initial course in a student's program to serve as an introduction to the counseling profession. Roles of counselors and related professionals in various settings are presented. Professional goals and objectives, trends, professional associations, ethical and legal issues, history, credentials, and preparation standards for counselors are explored. Corequisites: COUN 510.

COUN 505 - Introduction to College Student Affairs
Hours: 3
Recommended as initial course in a student’s program to serve as an introduction to college student development from a Counseling perspective. Roles of related professionals, including counselors, in various settings are presented. Professional goals and objectives; trends; professional associations; ethical and legal issues; history; credentialing; preparation standards; and characteristics, and behaviors that influence helping processes are explored.

COUN 510 - Counseling Theories and Techniques
Hours: 3
A study of the philosophical and theoretical bases of the helping process. Includes study of major counseling theories, basic helping skills, and applications to diverse populations. Also includes professional issues related specifically to the counseling process. Corequisites: COUN 501.

COUN 512 - Career Development
Hours: 3
Career Development. Three semester hours. Interrelationships among lifestyle, work place, and career planning are explored. Career development theories; occupational, educational, and personal/social information sources and delivery systems; and organization of career development programs are studied.

COUN 513 - Communication In Marriage
Hours: 3
Theories and techniques of verbal, and nonverbal communication in the marriage relationship are studied. Prerequisites: COUN 516 and COUN 528 or consent of instructor.

COUN 514 - School Counseling and Development
Hours: 3
As the foundation course for those planning to enter school counseling, this course covers organization, planning, management, and evaluation of comprehensive school counseling programs. Appropriate roles and functions of school counselors at various school levels, coordination of professional services; and professional issues such as ethics and associations as they specifically relate to school counseling are included. Recommended for non-counselor educational professionals as well as counselors. Prerequisites: COUN 516 and COUN 528 or consent of instructor.

COUN 516 - Basic Counseling Skills
Hours: 3
Provides the foundation for all practicum and internship experiences. Students learn communication and interpersonal skills under faculty supervision. Demonstration of these skills is a prerequisite for enrollment in practicum (COUN 551). Students will examine their intrapersonal issues and interpersonal styles and will follow ACA Ethical Standards. Prerequisites: Application form returned to department during semester before actual enrollment in this course (check department for availability and due dates), COUN 501 and COUN 510 completed with minimum grade of B in each. Corequisites: COUN 528.

COUN 517 - Assessment in Counseling
Hours: 3
Assessment in Counseling. Three semester hours. Includes group and individual appraisal techniques to be used to support career, educational, and personal planning and development. Standardized and non-standardized data information gathering methods, validity, reliability, psychometric statistics, factors influencing appraisals, and use and interpretation of appraisal results with a variety of populations are explored.

COUN 520 - Advanced School Counseling
Hours: 3
This course is designed to support further understanding of how to implement a comprehensive developmental school counseling program. Furthermore, this course thoroughly examines specialized topics related to school counseling. Through the course, students are taught models that can be applied in real life situations. They are also encouraged to develop their own models for practical application. This course is a required course for all professional school counseling graduate students and students pursuing a career as a professional school counselors in a pre-K-12 school setting. This course is intended to support the development of students’ professional school counseling competencies (dispositions, knowledge, skills, and attitudes) as stipulated by the CACREP. Prerequisites: COUN 514, COUN 516, and COUN 528 or consent of instructor.

COUN 522 - Counseling Diverse Populations
Hours: 3
Counseling Diverse Populations. Three semester hours. Emphasis on developing knowledge, skills and attitudes for more effective counseling with persons different from the counselor regarding characteristics such as culture, race, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, and religious preference. Substantial attention is given to developing awareness of one's own values, attitudes and beliefs as they relate to counseling in a diverse society. Provides an understanding of how diverse values and mores, interaction patterns, social conditions, and trends related to diversity affect counseling.

COUN 526 - Cultural Enhancement
Hours: 3
Students develop an understanding of historical and cultural impact of the civil rights movement in the United States. Via an interstate travel/study experience, students will develop an understanding of: Multicultural and pluralistic trends, including characteristics and concerns between and within diverse groups nationally and internationally; attitudes, beliefs, understandings, and acculturation; ethical and legal considerations related to social and cultural diversity; the role of civil rights pioneers; and the historical, intercultural, and intracultural significance of the U.S. civil rights movement This course involves domestic travel and may involve expenses beyond usual course tuition and fees. Cross listed with COUN 426, it is differentiated via assignments and their evaluation. Crosslisted with: COUN 426.

COUN 528 - Introduction to Group Dynamics and Procedures
Hours: 3
A study of group development, dynamics, and theories in relation to group counseling. Leadership styles, techniques and roles are explored, and ethical issues related to group interventions are discussed. Prerequisites: Admitted to MS program. COUN 501 and COUN 510 completed with minimum grade of B in each. Corequisites: COUN 516.

COUN 530 - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Hours: 3
As the foundation course for those planning to be counselors in mental health settings, this course includes theoretical and applied information regarding mental health counseling services in the context of the larger social services system. A variety of delivery systems, staffing procedures, case management procedures, emergency services, treatment paradigms, and the need for consultation and collaboration among mental health professionals are discussed. Prerequisites: COUN 516 and COUN 528 or consent of instructor.

COUN 534 - Counseling Children and Adolescents
Hours: 3
Prepares counselors to address the specific needs of children and adolescents, with emphasis on developmental needs, specific therapeutic interventions, and common emotional issues. Group and individual counseling techniques and treatment planning are included. Prerequisite: COUN 516 and COUN 528 or consent of instructor.

COUN 539 - Introduction to Play Therapy
Hours: 3
Students will develop an effective philosophy of and approach to play therapy and an increased understanding of children and of children's world views. Through an experiential component, the student will learn to communicate with children at an affective level, to promote children's self-exploration and understanding, and to increase children's sensitivity to and acceptance of others. Prerequisites: COUN 516 and COUN 528 or consent of instructor.

COUN 545 - Dev Issues/Strategy in Counseling
Hours: 3
This course provides an overview of theory and research related to human growth and development over the lifespan. In addition to meeting the core curricula objectives required for accreditation, the course provides specific developmentally appropriate interventions supported by research that are designed to enhance the growth and development of clients who seek counseling services. Crosslisted with: PSY 545.

COUN 548 - Advanced Counseling Skills
Hours: 3
A laboratory-based, experiential course, Advanced Counseling Skills will merge the continued development of basic skills with theoretically based conceptualization skills and techniques. Students will examine their intrapersonal alignments with chosen theoretical orientations. Students will practice theoretically consistent conceptualization skills and techniques. Students will be expected to adhere to ACA Ethical Standards. Prerequisites: COUN 516 and COUN 528 or consent of instructor.

COUN 549 - Ethics in Prof Coun
Hours: 1
Ethics in Professional Counseling. One semester hours Examines ethical and legal issues in counseling and the behavioral sciences. Includes theories of moral philosophy and the development and application of professional codes.

COUN 551 - Practicum
Hours: 3
Provides for continued development and practice of skills learned in COUN 516. Students develop conceptual and professional skills related to their practice at a field site and practice various specified counseling and related activities during a minimum of 100 hours at an agency or educational setting. Graded as Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory. Prerequisites: Application form returned to department semester before actual enrollment in this course (check with department for availability and due dates), a grade of “B” or better in COUN 548, Level 1 Exam passed, Degree plan on file.

COUN 552 - Internship
Hours: 3
Primary interest is on integration of process, conceptual, professional, and personal skills. Provides extensive supervised experience in a setting closely aligned with student’s chosen program. Graded as Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory. Prerequisites: Application form returned to department semester before actual enrollment in this course (check for availability and due dates); COUN 551. Students must pass the Level 2 Exam prior to enrolling in the 2nd COUN 552: Internship.

COUN 555 - Internship in College Student Affairs
Hours: 3
Primary interest is on integration of knowledge and skills in a professional college student affairs setting. Provides supervised experience in a setting closely aligned with student's chosen program. Students must complete a minimum of 300 clock hours at an approved college student affairs site. Students typically enroll in Internship during the semester in which they plan to graduate. This course IS NOT offered during summer terms. Prerequisites: Admission to Candidacy.

COUN 560 - Crisis Intervention
Hours: 3
An overview of crisis intervention. Major theoretical models of situational crises are described and operationalized across a variety of service delivery systems. Students will develop conceptual competency necessary for professionals engaged in crisis intervention. Special emphasis is given to contemporary research in suicidology, disaster psychology, and crisis management for schools. Prerequisites: Pass Level 1 Examination or admission to Student Affairs program or consent of instructor.

COUN 564 - Family Crisis & Resources
Hours: 3
Crises and special problems encountered in family living with individual and community resources pertinent to them. Prerequisites: COUN 516 and COUN 528 or consent of instructor.

COUN 580 - Cou Substance Abuser: Drugs
Hours: 3
Covers a broad range of topics related to chemical dependency with regards to school counseling, clinical mental health counseling, marriage and family counseling, career counseling, child and adolescent counseling, college counseling, and addictions counseling, along with other counseling specialties. Topics include prevention, abused substances and their effects, symptoms of chemical dependency, chemical dependency treatment models, applications in a multicultural society, 12-step and other support group models, employee assistance programs, and relapse prevention, along with emerging issues.

COUN 581 - Assessment and Treatment of Chemical Dependency
Hours: 3
Provides in-depth information regarding the assessment and treatment of chemical dependency. Topics include coping skills; motivation for change; management of stress, anxiety, and anger; screening for chemical dependency in health care settings; various chemical dependency interventions; and planning specific treatments to match individual clients. Prerequisites:Pass Level 1 Examination or consent of instructor.

COUN 589 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-3
Independent Study. One to three semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisites: Consent of department head.

COUN 590 - Legal Issues Stu Affairs
Hours: 3
Legal Issues in College Student Affairs. Three semester hours. Provides information about the legal issues common to college student affairs administrators. Includes student-university relationship, risk management techniques, civil rights, contracts and federal regulations.

COUN 595 - Research Literature and Techniques
Hours: 3
Emphasizes research in the student's major field, basic statistics, literature review, proposal and report development, research implementation, needs assessment, program development, and ethical and legal considerations regarding research through the presentation of a formal research proposal and/or completion of presentation of a research report. Prerequisites: COUN 516 and COUN 528 or Admission to the MEd in College Student Affairs emphasis or consent of the instructor. Crosslisted with: PSY 595, SPED 595.

COUN 597 - Special Topics
Hours: 1-3
Special Topics. One to three semester hours. Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary.

COUN 606 - Stu Affairs Services Hi Ed
Hours: 3
Student Affairs Services in Higher Education. Three semester hours. As the foundation course for those planning to enter students affairs work in higher education, this course offers students opportunities to examine the historical and contemporary role and scope of college students personnel services. Provides students with in-depth understanding of major theories of students development and the application of these theories to student development practice.

COUN 607 - Contemp College Student
Hours: 3
The Contemporary College Student. Three semester hours. Examines various aspects of contemporary college student life and characteristics of present and future college students. Presented as a seminar to identify and examine salient issues facing college students including, but not limited to, sources of motivation, learning styles, development of values, relationship development, mental-health/psychosocial development and issues related to gender, health, and intercultural concerns.

COUN 609 - Introduction to Statistics for Counseling and Human Services Research
Hours: 3
A doctoral-level introductory statistics course, emphasizing applications to counseling and human service research. The major focus will involve an examination of basic statistical procedures: descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, and univariate inferential statistics. Usage of a computer-based statistical software tool (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) will be emphasized. Meets requirements for a Level II research tool course. Prerequisites: Admission to a PhD or EdD program in the College of Education and Human Services or consent of the instructor.

COUN 610 - Adv Counsel Theories & Techniq
Hours: 3
Advanced Counseling Theories and Techniques. Three semester hours. In-depth study of various counseling approaches with opportunities for demonstration and evaluation of each student's counseling skills. Prerequisite: Doctoral status or consent of the instructor.

COUN 611 - Introduction to Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy
Hours: 3
A survey of the historical development and principal conceptualizations of marital and family counseling/therapy. Goals include an initial examination and comparison of various theories currently employed in the field with an emphasis on interview techniques. Subject areas to be covered include the various schools of family counseling/therapy, along with current trends and issues in marriage and family counseling/therapy. Prerequisites: COUN 516 and COUN 528 or consent of instructor.

COUN 612 - Adv Sem M&F Coun/Therapy
Hours: 3
Advanced Seminar in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy. Three semester hours. A didactic and experiential seminar course in marital and family counseling/therapy for advanced students. Emphasis is on the development of the student's therapeutic expertise in structural and strategic family intervention techniques. Prerequisites: COUN 611 and doctoral status or consent of the instructor.

COUN 613 - Adv Statistical Technique
Hours: 3
Includes a review of introductory statistics, presentation of basic concepts of analyses of variance, advanced correlational methods, and multiple regression, as well as other advanced statistical methods. Focuses on use of the computer for data. This is an approved Level III doctoral research tools course. Prerequisite: Level I and Level II research tools or equivalent or permission of the instructor. Crosslisted with: PSY 681.

COUN 614 - Counseling Strategies for Parent-Child Relationships
Hours: 3
A didactic and experiential course dealing with counseling techniques applied to the improvement of parent-child relationships. The course focuses on intervention skills of transgenerational family therapy, play therapy, and parenting education based on an understanding of the family life cycle and family structure. Prerequisites: Doctoral standing or consent of instructor.

COUN 615 - Marital Counseling/Therapy
Hours: 3
A study of counseling theories applied to marital and other dyadic relationships. Emphasis will be placed on the assimilation, integration, and application of information pertaining to such topics as marital/divorce developmental tasks theory, object relations theory, systemic family of origin theory, interaction patterns in marriage, divorce process, and post-divorce adjustment. Techniques and historical development of marriage enrichment, marital counseling/therapy, and divorce counseling/therapy interventions will be included. Prerequisites: COUN 611, COUN 513, and doctoral status or consent of the instructor.

COUN 620 - Superv Cou Human Develop
Hours: 3
Supervision in Counseling and Human Development. Three semester hours. A didactic and experiential course for post-graduate and doctoral students who wish to assume the role of supervisor. Goals include the assimilation and application of major theoretical/conceptual models and supervision approaches in counseling and human development. Prerequisite: Doctoral status or consent of the instructor.

COUN 621 - Psychoeducational Consulting and Program Evaluation
Hours: 3
Psychological, educational, and sociological theories, models, and processes applied to human and organizational systems of change. Special attention is directed to applying theory to practice and to differentiating between human and structural problems and interventions. Prerequisites:Doctoral standing or consent of instructor. Crosslisted with: PSY 679.

COUN 622 - Advanced Seminar in Counseling Diverse Populations
Hours: 3
This course provides students with a variety of opportunities to increase their level of personal (self-reflective) awareness, and clinical awareness, knowledge, and skills in working with diverse populations. This increased level of cultural competence better prepares students to teach supervise, and mentor counseling trainees and novice practitioner, to conduct culturally sensitive research, and to provide direct services to culturally diverse clients. Prerequisites: Doctoral standing or consent of instructor.

COUN 623 - Race, Class and Gender
Hours: 3
Race, Class, and Gender Issues in Counseling - Three semester hours The multicultural counseling competencies (Arredondo et al., 1996) specify that culturally skilled counselors are expected to understand how factors such as gender, social class, age, sexual orientation, religion, and educational background intersect and interrelate with ethnicity, race, and culture in the lives of their clients, as well as their own lives. The primary purpose of this course is to explore the interconnections of race, class, and gender; including how they shape the structure of U. S. society, and in turn, the experiences of client and counselor. A conceptual framework for understanding race, class, and gender, and their intersection provides students with increased understanding of contemporary issues that Prerequisites: COUN 522: Counseling Diverse Populations or equivalent graduate level multicultural counseling course.

COUN 625 - Research Application
Hours: 3
A doctoral course which focuses on the development of research skills and inquiry methods. The student is exposed to various quantitative and qualitative approaches. In addition, the course provides students with an understanding of scientific inquiry, purpose and benefits of research, research-related ethical and legal issues, and sampling procedures. Prerequisites: Doctoral status and completion of 30 semester hours of doctoral level coursework or consent of instructor.

COUN 650 - Inst Th & Meth in Coun Ed
Hours: 3
This course is designed to develop/improve counselor educator skills including planning units or courses, delivering instruction, and assessing learner outcomes. The course also addresses ethical standards for counselor educators. Although the primary focus is on teaching counselors-in-preparation, students will acquire knowledge and develop skills that are applicable to other situations such as presenting at professional conferences and conducting staff development. Prerequisite: doctoral standing or consent of instructor. Crosslisted with: PSY 680.

COUN 660 - Doctoral Field Experience
Hours: 1-6
The doctoral field experience includes a minimum of twelve semester hours, during which time students are involved in various supervised experiences. The first three semester hours include 300 clock hours of supervised clinical work in the department based training facility where students provide direct counseling to individuals, families, couples, and groups, and refine advanced counseling skills. Six semester hours (600 clock hours) include 300 clock hours of clinical experience in an approved site, plus 300 clock hours of supervised teaching and clinical supervision. During this time students are expected to expand their counseling, teaching, and supervision skills. Prerequisites: COUN 610 and 620; consent of Doctoral Internship Coordinator.

COUN 689 - Independent Study
Hours: 1-3
Independent Study. One to three semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisites: Consent of department head.

COUN 690 - Qualitative Research
Hours: 3
This practicum experience is designed to complement and build upon knowledge gained in HIED 696 or EDAD 698. This course is an approved Level IV doctoral research tools course. Prerequisites: HIED 696 or EDAD 698 Note: The course is intended for advanced doctoral students who plan to do a qualitative study for their dissertations and/or seek in-depth practical experience in the use of qualitative research methods used in educational research (e.g., interview strategies, participant observation, and case studies).Students will engage in practice and skill development in analyzing and interpreting qualitative data, communicating results, and evaluating qualitative research. Each student will complete a qualitative research project and write a journal length article based on the research.

COUN 695 - Research Methodology
Hours: 3
An overview of research methodology including basic concepts employed in quantitative and qualitative research methods. Includes computer applications for research. This is an approved Level I doctoral research tools course. Prerequisites: Doctoral status or consent of the instructor.

COUN 697 - Special Topics
Hours: 3
Organized class Prerequisites Doctoral status Note May be repeated when topics vary

COUN 717 - Ethics & Prof Development
Hours: 3
Ethics and Professional Development. Three semester hours. Examines ethical and professional development issues in counseling and the behavioral sciences. Prerequisite: Doctoral status.

COUN 718 - Dissertation
Hours: 3-9
Doctoral Dissertation. Three to nine semester hours. A candidate must present a dissertation acceptable to the student's advisory committee and the Dean for Graduate Studies and Research on a problem in the area of his specialization. To be acceptable, the dissertation must give evidence that the candidate has pursued a program of research, the results of which reveal superior academic competence and significant contribution to knowledge. Graded on a (S) satisfactory or (U) unsatisfactory basis.