Education Counseling

Name Title Credits School
EDCO 600 Introduction to School Counseling 3 School of Int Stud & Education
Candidates are introduced to the role of the school counselor and the relationship of the school counseling program to the educational mission of school. Topics addressed include: 21st Century perspectives and practices for School Counseling, multicultural and diversity issues, and counseling theory as applied to children and adolescents in school settings. Initial school counseling skill development will focus on problem solution, brief counseling, and cognitive behavior approaches. Candidates will explore the school counselor's work in the context of leadership, advocacy, collaboration, consultation, coordination of services, multiculturalism and working with diverse student populations, technology and the use of data to inform decisions. Included in this course are the modules required for the NYS Child Abuse Reporting and Prevention certificate and for Project SAVE. The course requires ten hours of field experience.

EDCO 601 Human Development 3 School of Int Stud & Education
Candidates will study human growth and development from birth through death. The course focuses on the physical, cognitive, social, personality, and emotional development as a series of progressive changes resulting from the interactions of biological, psychological and sociological forces within the environment. Special emphasis is placed upon the development characteristics of school aged youth within a multicultural and diverse society. The course also and takes an in depth look at theory, research and applications in the areas of learner development. Included in this course will be five hours of practicum experience and direct involvement with practicing counselors in a school site or community based organization.

EDCO 605 Theories of Personality 3 School of Int Stud & Education
This course includes systematic examination of the historical and theoretical accounts normal and abnormal personality syndromes, including research, and explores the factors underlying personality development and adjustment.

EDCO 610 Theories of Psychopathology 3 School of Int Stud & Education
Particular attention is given to etiologies, dynamics and characteristics of abnormal behavior, and of the common treatment modalities of deviant behavior. Introduces the DSM­IV system for the practice of diagnosis in the assessment and treatment of mental disorders. Mental disorders are discussed and symptoms associated with specific mental illnesses are identified. (Equivalent to MHCO 610.)

EDCO 615 Foundations of Counseling 3 School of Int Stud & Education
Candidates will examine the philosophical and theoretical foundations of counseling theory and practice, as well as how these are applied to prevention, development, empowerment, and change of individuals. In this course, candidates will explore the process, development, and acquisition of basic counseling knowledge and skills appropriate in the delivery of human services through the helping of relationships. Counseling approaches are examined within the respective fields of school and mental health with an emphasis on multicultural issues, future trends, and the integration and application of counseling theories. Counseling practices related to specific theoretical orientations will be presented and discussed.

EDCO 620 Group Counseling, Leadership and Facilitation Skills 3 School of Int Stud & Education
Candidates will acquire knowledge and experience with methods, materials, leadership skills and counseling techniques appropriate for group work in a school setting. Principles and practices of group counseling, group dynamics, group leadership and group processes with students and parents will be taught and utilized. The course will specifically address group counseling and group guidance approaches for promoting academic, career and personal/social success for all students. Candidates will learn to plan, organize, facilitate and evaluate success of small groups within the educational setting. Examples of group work would include: support, life skills, career planning and exploration, peer pressure, motivation, grief/loss, friendship and study skills. Ethical consideration in group work with all children and adolescents, including under served and underrepresented populations will be addressed utilizing the ASCA and ACA Code of Ethics. The course requires ten hours of field experience.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Take EDCO 600 and EDCO/MHCO 615

EDCO 625 Community Psychology 3 School of Int Stud & Education
This is an introductory course to an emerging area in psychology and builds on concepts from sociology, anthropology, and environmental, clinical and social psychology. The course will cover the origins of community psychology surveying its distinctive and substantive concepts. We will study the psychological concept of community focusing on the community institutions and resources which facilitate or inhibit healthy psychological functioning. Such major topics as community mental health, the educational system and the criminal justice system will be discussed.

EDCO 630 Clinical Assessment 3 School of Int Stud & Education
This course will expose candidates to the logic and process of assessment of individuals and interpersonal dynamics including such standard techniques as interview procedures, systematic observation, psychological testing, and case studies. Interaction of assessment data and theory will be considered. (Equivalent to MHCO 630.)

EDCO 631 Prevention, Assessment and Treatment of Alcohol 3 School of Int Stud & Education
Substance Abuse with Families, Communities, and Schools. This course focuses on the prevention and education of drug and alcohol abuse regarding adolescents, young adults, and adults. The course addresses primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention approaches for individuals, communities and school districts. Candidate learning will focus on both risk and protective factors in the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol. Concepts such as adolescent drug culture, parent drug culture, patterns and trends, and current research based statistics are discussed. Principles of effectiveness for the development of drug and alcohol prevention and education programs are included. The assessment and treatment of families is highlighted. (Equivalent to MHCO 631.)

EDCO 635 Consultation: School and Community 3 School of Int Stud & Education
School counselor education candidates acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to function as a consultant, a primary function of the school counselor. A comprehensive model of school consultation will be presented and the candidate will implement this model in a school setting with classroom teachers and pupil services personnel, and additionally with community agency staff. Particular emphasis will be placed on consultation with parents, teachers, and mental health providers in the schools and in community based organizations. Candidates will learn to select appropriate strategies for use with diverse populations including families and school and community agency staff. This course requires ten hours of field experience.

EDCO 640 The School Counseling Program: Development, Implementation, and Evaluation 3 School of Int Stud & Education
Candidates will acquire the content and process for the implementation of 21st century school counseling programs that are comprehensive, developmental in design and based on the national standards for school counseling programs. Through the use of needs assessments, school report cards, high school profiles and other achievement and student based data, candidates will identify elementary, middle and high school priorities for their school counseling programs. Consultation and collaboration models will be used to integrate the educational reform agenda, the NYS Learning Standards, and student skills and knowledge with school counseling program priorities, strategies and accountability. Candidates benefit from working closely with school counseling practitioners to gain an understanding of professional identity. This course requires ten hours of field experience.

EDCO 645 Technology Literacy for School Counselors 3 School of Int Stud & Education
This course provides school counselors with the technical skills and theoretical knowledge needed to integrate technology into their work with today's students and their families. Topics for the course include: locating, interpreting and using Internet information (e­mail, WWW, newsgroups, mailing lists, chats); using databases to monitor student progress and promote academic achievement; creating and maintaining a school counseling website; creating and hosting on­line forums for students and families; creating presentations using specialized presentation software; evaluating software and hardware; creating a technology plan for the school counseling department and program; addressing the legal and ethical issues related to the use of technology and the Internet by students; and using technology to monitor student progress and identify areas that require efforts for improvement. Additionally, school counselors will become familiar with web sites and technology resources to support career awareness and development and the post secondary planning process.

EDCO 647 Group Process 3 School of Int Stud & Education
A survey, study and evaluation of the various methods and techniques of small group interaction. Emphasis will be placed on the application of group dynamics to such practical activities as psychotherapy, vocational adjustment, cooperative community action, business and industrial brain storming, and the alleviation of such problems as criminal recidivism, alcoholism and drug addiction, and social alienation. (Equivalent to MHCO 647.)

EDCO 650 Social Justice, Diversity, and Cultural Issues 3 School of Int Stud & Education
Candidates will explore and develop strategies for interacting and working with diverse communities as identified by race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, age, disability or religion. Candidates will identify and demonstrate strategies and skills for promoting student success through culturally sensitive advising, consulting and counseling with emphasis on strategies for optimizing academic achievement, career development and personal success. Methods for positively impacting social, cultural, diversity and equity issues, including the possible effects of culture, race stereotyping, family, socio economic status, gender, sexual identity, language and values on student development and progress in the school setting will be addressed throughout the course. Course content/methodology will emphasize small group activities, collaboration, use of data to create equity for all students, and opportunities to take an active role in supporting all students. This course requires ten hours of field experience.

EDCO 655 Contemporary Issues and Practices in Education and School Counseling 3 School of Int Stud & Education
Candidates will acquire knowledge and understanding regarding their role as an educator in the American educational system. The current educational reform agenda including academic learning standards, curriculum, instruction, leadership, organizational structure, school culture and school climate will be addressed. The course will explore models of the change process and its impact on educators. Candidates will explore current issues facing educators and school counselors and develop models that promote collaboration and team work among education professionals, home, and community and address the needs diverse student populations. This course requires 10 hours of field experience.

EDCO 660 Family Dynamics and Community Resources 3 School of Int Stud & Education
School counselor candidates will acquire effective strategies to develop positive relationships between school, community and family. Candidates will learn effective ways to include family members as active contributors in their child's education and well being. Family influences on the child's academic, career and personal/social success will be addressed. Candidates will learn how to consult and create collaborative teams to include school personnel, families and community agencies in supporting success for all students. Candidates will examine concepts of family dynamics, range of family dynamics and dysfunction requiring referral and utilization of community resources. The course will explore diversities inherent in families and focus on ways of relating to families who differ from others in age, race, ethnicity, economics and family form and function.

EDCO 665 The Special Needs Student 3 School of Int Stud & Education
Candidates will become knowledgeable with an overview of the special needs student in today's schools and with the knowledge and skills to better advocate on behalf of students and their families. Candidates will have the opportunity to explore a variety of exceptionalities to include: communication disorders, learning and emotional disabilities, mental retardation, conduct and behavioral disorders, orthopedic impairments, traumatic brain injuries, hearing and vision impairments, gifted and talented, ADD/ADHD and challenges faced by language minority students. Candidates will become familiar with the criteria for Special Education as presented in IDEA, in the NYS Part 200 Commissioner's Regulations and in Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act. Issues of diversity and multicultural considerations will be addressed as they apply to student referral and placement within the educational setting.

EDCO 666 Maintain Matriculation 0 School of Int Stud & Education
Matriculated students who do not register for coursework in a regular semester (excluding summer) are expected to maintain matriculation by registering for this course. Students who have maintained matriculation remain on the department mailing list for registration and other materials, and also continue to follow the curriculum that was in place when they entered the program.

EDCO 671 Post Secondary Transitions and College Counseling 3 School of Int Stud & Education
Through a mixed methods approach of readings, class activities, and interactions with professionals in the field, school counselor candidates will acquire the knowledge and skills to assist students to choose from a wide range of post secondary options, including college. Class discussions and activities will include: developmental approaches to preparing K-12 students to be "career and college ready"; college counseling; equity and access to equal education opportunities; ethical decision making; pre-college guidance and counseling curriculum; technology applications for post secondary and college search; college entrance testing; scholarships and financial aid; preparing letters of recommendation; and assisting high school seniors for the transition after graduation.

EDCO 680 Counseling and Cultural Competence in a Global Society 3 School of Int Stud & Education
Counselor cultural competency is essential to successfully meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student population in the American educational system. Through a mixed methods approach of cultural immersion, readings, class activities, participation in cultural organizations, and forums with cultural and educational leaders, candidates will plan and strategize methods by which school counselors recognize cultural differences, acquire strategies to collaborate with families, and equalize educational experiences for every student within a school setting. Candidates will experience engagement with different cultural groups and seek to broaden their world view and global perspective through these interactions. Candidates will develop contemporary socio­cultural viewpoints on student achievement and educational equity and access. Course topics will address cultural differences and counseling theory, ethnicity and race, learning ability and disability, gender influences, immigration and assimilation, student educational aspirations and the influence of school counselor leadership and collaboration.

EDCO 683 Multiculturalism and Counseling in a Global Context 3 School of Int Stud & Education
As communities become more diverse, it is increasingly important for school counselors to acquire the knowledge and skills essential to counseling diverse populations. In a study abroad context, candidates will study racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, and educational population characteristics in an immersion experience. Candidates will explore the broader definition of diversity including gender, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, ability and disability and developmental influences. Through readings, discussion, and field experiences, school counselor candidates will learn to apply multicultural theories and trends to the populations and cultural groups they serve in schools and communities.

EDCO 685 Cultural Mediation 3 School of Int Stud & Education
Cultural similarities and differences can influence the theory and practice of mediation. Through rigorous analysis, real-time applications, and technology resources, candidates will develop skills in effective facilitative problem-solving mediation that respectfully incorporates the impact of culture and cultural differences on conflict and its resolution. Candidates will engage in an overview of mediation philosophies, approaches, principles, and ethical guidelines which complement counseling and educational program philosophies and interventions. Candidates will focus on developing intercultural competence including acquiring strategies for responding appropriately to people of diverse backgrounds. Course topics will guide participants to explore their personal relationship to conflict, culture, and intervention in order to bridge communication challenges and disputes impacted by cultural considerations.

EDCO 701 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy 3 School of Int Stud & Education
Theory, application, and research findings related to both counseling and therapy will be examined as well as specified therapeutic concepts and techniques that have evolved from these theoretical modes, e.g., psychoanalytic, interpersonal, gestalt, behavioral and existential.

EDCO 703 Crisis Intervention and Short-Term Therapy 3 School of Int Stud & Education
Examines the history and development of crisis intervention and short term therapy. Discusses therapeutic objectives, classification and diagnosis Investigates various techniques and settings in which crisis intervention and short term therapy are practiced. Topics include: suicide and suicide prevention; hotline centers; drop in counseling centers ; substance abuse crisis counseling; dealing with family crisis; understanding developmental crises such as bereavement and divorce; the use of paraprofessionals in crisis counseling. (Equivalent to MHCO 703.)

EDCO 704 Group Counseling and Psychotherapy 3 School of Int Stud & Education
An applied course in group dynamics, group counseling and group psychotherapeutic principles and techniques that focuses on student participation in various types of group experiences, student understanding of the objectives, rationale, and underlying theory of alternative group models. This course will also review group counseling and therapy issues related to addictive behaviors.

EDCO 705 Career Counseling and Lifestyle Development 3 School of Int Stud & Education
Theories of occupational choice, career development, and social mobility will be reviewed within the context of national, state, or regional economic development. Occupational information will be considered from the point of view of the individual as well as from the standpoint of manpower needs for industrial and economic development. Students also will be exposed to some of the standard tests, procedures and principles of guidance followed in vocational counseling.

EDCO 707 Advanced Career Counseling 3 School of Int Stud & Education
Candidates will acquire advanced knowledge of the counseling relationship in the context of career guidance systems. The course will combine class and field experience in the areas of career assessment, computerized career planning and design of career planning services. The course work incorporates diverse media sources and current events with hands-on casework and the design of career development workshops.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: EDCO 705

EDCO 709 Advanced Studies in Workforce Development 3 School of Int Stud & Education
Candidates will apply counseling theory and skills to facilitate comprehensive career program development with diverse populations. Candidates will evaluate current and emerging job market trends, how they impact the workforce, and how they relate to job search techniques. Candidates will conduct in depth evaluations of local, regional and national sources of labor market information and how they can be effectively integrated into appropriate career counseling. Field-based experiences with clients, individually and in groups, will be integrated with classroom activities.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: EDCO 707

EDCO 710 Multicultural Issues in Counseling 3 School of Int Stud & Education
Candidates are introduced to the theory and practice for the delivery of counseling services to diverse student populations. Candidates will explore their values, biases, preconceived notions, and assumptions about human behavior, understanding of the worldview of culturally diverse clients, comfort with cultural differences, and practice of appropriate, relevant, sensitive, and ethical intervention strategies and skills for working with culturally different/diverse student populations. Counseling and advocacy strategies will be introduced to provide students with a conceptual and practical framework for working with culturally diverse populations in a respectful way.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisites: EDCO 601, EDCO 615

EDCO 715 Dynamics of Marital and Family Systems 3 School of Int Stud & Education
The aims of this course are: to provide students with an introduction to theories and concepts of marital and family interaction patterns, both normal and pathological; to develop skills in identifying the factors contributing to adaptive and maladaptive interaction in couples and families; and to provide training in techniques of intervention and modification of maladaptive behavior in these contexts.

EDCO 720 Behavior Modification 3 School of Int Stud & Education
Critical review of various social learning theoretical approaches to the modification of diverse psychological phenomena. Particular attention will be given to the learning principles underlying each method along with experimental tests of efficacy and to the types of behavioral changes for which each procedure is best suited. Major topics include desensitization, contingency management, modeling, assertive training, and cognitive learning procedures. (Equivalent to MHCO 720.)

EDCO 725 School Violence Prevention and Student Behavior Management 3 School of Int Stud & Education
Candidates will explore the issues of student behavior that results in violent and aggressive actions. The development of violent tendencies is examined, including the medical/biological, psychological and social theories of aggression and violence. Particular focus is placed on understanding the risk factors of aggression and violence within regular, special education and inclusion classrooms. Candidates explore the current approaches to intervention with at risk students, and discuss prevention strategies that can be implemented in regular, special education and inclusion classes in order to minimize the risk of violence. The legal issues involved are presented to help candidates understand the role of school personnel in minimizing risk to students and staff, and also intervening with those students in regular, special education and inclusion classes who are at risk for violent and aggressive behavior. As part of the curriculum, each participant will develop a Crisis Intervention and Prevention Plan as a potential model that can be implemented within a school district/building.

EDCO 730 Internship: Academic/Career/Personal Social Development - Part I 3 School of Int Stud & Education
This course is the first half of a two part cumulative experience, which extends for a full school year. Included in the course will be application of knowledge, skills and attitudes gained from previous courses (e.g. research, ethics/law). This internship experience is designed to provide the school counseling candidate with direct experience in the school setting working with students and faculty. Candidates will conduct individual, group and classroom activities to support academic success based upon the National Standards for School Counseling Programs. Candidates will use school data to identify student needs, select/develop measurable competencies that support identified needs and implement strategies. Under the direction of the school counselor supervisor, the candidate will consult with students and faculty on academic, career, and person social issues. This course requires 300 hours of structured field experience and participation in a weekly seminar.

EDCO 740 Internship: Academic/Career/Personal Social Development - Part II 3 School of Int Stud & Education
This course is the second half of a two part cumulative experience, which extends for a full school year. Included in the course will be application of knowledge, skills and attitudes gained from previous courses (e.g. research, ethics/law). This internship experience is designed to provide the school counseling candidate with direct experience in the school setting working with students and faculty. Candidates will conduct individual, group and classroom activities to provide career development experiences based upon the National Standards for School Counseling Programs. Candidates will use school data to identify student needs, select/develop measurable competencies that support identified needs and implement strategies. Under the direction of the school counselor supervisor, the candidate will consult with students and faculty on academic, career, and personal social issues. This course requires 300 hours of structured field experience and participation in a weekly seminar.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: EDCO 730

EDCO 750 Seminar 3 School of Int Stud & Education
Critical study of theory and research related to selected areas such as addiction, geriatrics, correctional rehabilitation and learning deficiencies, with emphasis on developing skills to maximize therapeutic interventions. Representative seminar topics have included Biofeedback, Hypnosis, Technology and Society and Therapeutic Treatment.

EDCO 760 Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues In Counseling 3 School of Int Stud & Education
This course provides a study of legal, ethical and professional principles and standards as they relate to the mental health professionals' delivery of services, research and conduct in diverse settings. This course will also review the ethical standards and dilemmas confronting alcohol and substance abuse counselors. (Equivalent to MHCO 760.)

EDCO 770 Etiology and Treatment of Alcohol and Substance Abuse I 3 School of Int Stud & Education
This is the first of two courses that cover etiological and treatment issues and knowledge regarding substance abuse and addiction. It has two primary content areas. The first is to teach candidates the different models available to understand and treat substance abuse. Candidates will be assisted in integrating these models into a biopsychosocial approach to understanding and treating abuse and addiction. The second major content area is the beginning phase of treatment of individual with substance abuse problems. Primary learning foci will be on assessment and diagnosis of these disorders and on working with the denial that often accompanies these problems. Candidates will also develop knowledge about how to do motivational interviewing, develop treatment plans, and differentiate among the different treatment modalities available.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: EDCO 615

EDCO 771 Etiology and Treatment of Alcohol and Substance Abuse II 3 School of Int Stud & Education
This is the second of two courses that cover etiological and treatment issues and knowledge regarding substance abuse and addiction. It builds on learning from EDCO/HREL 770 and continues the sequential study of the treatment process of abuse and addiction into the middle and termination phases. The major counseling themes in these phases will be learned. Integrating professional treatment with self help group participation will be studied. Candidates will learn how to treat substance abusers who have other serious coexisting disorders. Counter transference and other personal/attitudinal issues triggered by working with abusers and addicts will be explored. Other contemporary practice issues in substance abuse treatment will be identified and discussed.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: EDCO 770

EDCO 775 Pharmacology, Epidemiology and Research In Alcohol and Substance Abuse 3 School of Int Stud & Education
This course enables candidates to understand how drugs impact the body and influence the individual user's experience with the drug. Candidates will become familiar with key concepts and pharmacological, biological, psychological, and social factors in drug and alcohol use will be important foci for learning. Concepts such as route of administration, drug distribution through the body to organs, tissues, and cells via body fluids, site of action, drug metabolism, drug elimination, tolerance, psychological dependency, physical dependency, cross dependency, cross tolerance, drug combinations, drug potentiation, and the rebound effect in the ingestion of drugs and alcohol will be highlighted throughout the course. Candidates will learn to identify and distinguish among drug use, abuse and addiction.

EDCO 780 Human Sexuality 3 School of Int Stud & Education
This course is a survey of the theory of human sexuality and the application of this theory to the understanding of human behavior in a variety of settings, both clinical and social. Topics covered include sexual anatomy and physiology, sexual orientation, sexual behaviors, sexual dysfunction, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, sexuality through the life span. Also addressed are current issues that impact sexuality and society including gender roles, birth control, abortion, sexual coercion, and the relationship between alcohol and substance abuse and decision-making and communication.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: EDCO 601

EDCO 801 Advanced Counseling and Psychotherapy Techniques 3 School of Int Stud & Education
As an extension and continuation of EDCO 701 the focus will be on developing a fuller appreciation of a wide variety of therapeutic techniques particularly as they relate to the type of pathology, theory, research findings, and developing an applied understanding through the use of case material and verbatim transcriptions of actual therapeutic encounters.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: EDCO 701

EDCO 810 Research, Assessment, Technology 3 School of Int Stud & Education
This course has three major objectives. The first is to develop an awareness of the various research methodologies commonly employed in educational research and in the social sciences. Included in this are types of data collection, data analysis, interpretation, and corresponding generalization of findings. Second, the course is intended to help the student become a better consumer and critic of the research as reported in the literature. Third, the student will become familiar with the research and related literature in their particular specialization and technology. This is an introductory survey course with major emphasis on the types of empirical research methods, procedures, instrumentation, and other forms of data collection, as well as analysis associated with quantitative and qualitative research.

EDCO 820 Play Therapy I 3 School of Int Stud & Education
This introductory course will provide an opportunity for completing professional certification and professional development for our alumni, school counselors, mental health counselors, psychologists, and social workers within the community. This course would also serves as the initial building block for professionals and NYIT candidates to become a Registered Play Therapist. This will be the first of two courses that will cover the required instruction and experiential activities required by the Association for Play Therapy for credentialing. This course covers the basics such as history, the original play theoretical orientation materials, and basic skills. This course is not offered with the metropolitan New York City areas. The nearest university offering it is SUNY-Oswego. The other opportunities to take this course are available from various online continuing education organizations.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: EDCO 615

EDCO 821 Play Therapy II 3 School of Int Stud & Education
The Play Therapy II course will serve as an elective for current candidates. It will also provide an opportunity for completing professional certification and professional development for our alumni, school counselors, mental health counselors, psychologists, and social workers within the community. This course would also serve as the second building block for professionals and NYIT candidates to become a Registered Play Therapist. This will be the second of two courses that will cover the required instruction and experiential activities required by the Associating for Play Therapy for credentialing. This course covers advanced concepts such as modern theories and current empirically supported advanced approaches with children. This course is not offered within the metropolitan New York City areas. The nearest university offering it is SUNY-Oswego. The other opportunities to take this course are available from various online continuing education organizations.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: EDCO 615 and EDCO 801

EDCO 835 Educational Law, Policy and Ethics 3 School of Int Stud & Education
This course is a survey of the ethical, legal, and professional issues facing the school counselor. School counselors function in an environment regulated by state and federal laws, course decisions, certification and school board rules. Using case scenarios, students will explore and demystify some of the legal complexities of counseling minors in schools by resolving these cases through the application of the ASCA and ACA codes of ethic, federal law, case law, state statues, community standards and school board rules. Counselors will increase their understanding and applications of laws and the ASCA and ACA codes of ethics and standards of practice to situations that have occurred in the context of school, and further the protection of the students, parents, and the counselor. Professional issues such as staff development, professional organization, and advocacy for the profession will also be examined.

EDCO 870 Field Practicum and Seminar 3 School of Int Stud & Education
The field practicum experience provides candidates with direct experience in a school setting consistent with the candidate's area of specialization. Candidates will work with students/clients under supervision in both individual and group settings and demonstrate knowledge and application of counseling theories and techniques. This one semester course requires 100 hours of supervised counseling practice, weekly consultations with the field clinical supervisor and participation in a weekly seminar.

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EDCO 875 Extended Supervision 0 School of Int Stud & Education


EDCO 880 Bilingual Field Practicum and Seminar 3 School of Int Stud & Education
This course is an in-depth counseling course designed to provide supervised practical bilingual school counseling through successful completion of 100 hours of which: 40 hours of observation, coordination, and other indirect services, and 60 hours of direct service to students through individual and group counseling, classroom lessons, and consultation. Candidates will engage in facilitative communication and counseling skills through class exercises, supervised fieldwork, and supervision. Special emphasis will be given to learning skills for social justice and school counseling leadership to promote educational equity and academic achievement for all pre-K-12 students in public schools. Ethical and legal issues relevant to school counseling are also addressed. Practice of counseling skills will also be emphasized in small group and individual experiences during class. In addition, candidates will participate in a growth and training group where students will have the opportunity to explore their professional identity as a bilingual school counselor. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 3-0-3

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EDCO 890 Internship and Seminar Part I 3 School of Int Stud & Education
Internship is the culminating year long experience for mental health candidates and requires a total of 900 hours of supervised counseling practice in an agency or similar setting. Each semester, candidates complete 450 hours of direct and indirect counseling experiences consistent with the expectation of the CACREP guidelines, NYS licensure requirements, and the NYIT Internship manual. Under the guidance of the clinical site supervisor, the candidate will apply counseling theory to practice and use appropriate counseling techniques. Candidates are expected to follow the ACA ethical guidelines and may be required to secure professional liability insurance. This one semester course requires 450 hours of structured field experience and participation in a weekly seminar.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: EDCO 870

EDCO 891 Internship and Seminar Part II 3 School of Int Stud & Education
Internship is the culminating year long experience for mental health candidates and requires a total of 900 hours of supervised counseling practice in an agency or similar setting. Each semester, candidates complete 450 hours of direct and indirect counseling experiences consistent with the expectation of the CACREP guidelines, NYS licensure requirements, and the NYIT Internship manual. Under the guidance of the clinical site supervisor, the candidate will apply counseling theory to practice and use appropriate counseling techniques. Candidates are expected to follow the ACA ethical guidelines and may be required to secure professional liability insurance. This one semester course requires 450 hours of structured field experience and participation in a weekly seminar. All foundation and core requirements, EDCO 870, and EDCO 890, must be completed before EDCO 891.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: EDCO 870 and EDCO 890