Counseling: School Counseling (COSC)

Counseling: School Counseling (COSC)

COSC 500  Gate 2/Orientation to School Counseling  0 Credit Hour(s)  

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs requires the following: “Before or at the beginning of the first term of enrollment in the academic unit, the program provides a new student orientation during which a student handbook is disseminated and discussed, students’ ethical and professional obligations and personal growth expectations as counselors-in-training are explained, and eligibility for licensure/certification is reviewed.” This COSC 500 course includes the required material listed above. This is a 0 credit course and is pass/fail. Approval through Gate 2 indicates the student has completed this required component and can continue through the program.

Offered: Online

COSC 501  Professional, Ethical, and Legal Issues in School Counseling  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course introduces students to the professional functioning of counselors with an emphasis on school counselors in relation to other human services and education professionals, including history, professional identity, roles, professional organizations, ethics, legalities, standards, and credentialing. Current issues, trends, and best practices in a variety of professional counseling settings are explored with an emphasis on the specialty of professional school counseling.

Offered: Online

COSC 505  Counseling Techniques for School Counseling  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (COSC 500 or Education Counseling Gate 2 with a score of 5) and COSC 501

This experiential and didactic course provides students an understanding of effective interventions from individual, relational, and systems perspectives in schools. Students will learn how personal characteristics and behaviors that influence the helping process as well as how counseling theory, including family systems, influences case conceptualization and interventions. Students will learn basic counseling skills for crisis intervention and suicide prevention and the role of the counselor in consultation.

Offered: Resident and Online

COSC 510  School Counseling Theories  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: (COSC 500 or Education Counseling Gate 2 with a score of 5) and (COSC 501 or EDCE 501)

This course provides in-depth exploration of selected solution-focused, short-term theories of counseling and psychotherapy, including empirically supported treatment modalities appropriate for school settings. Through this course, students learn about the nature and process of therapy, and begin to learn how to conceptualize client presentations and select appropriate interventions while considering issues of diversity. Students are encouraged to begin to define their own theoretical approach to their work with individuals, couples, and families in schools.

Offered: Online

COSC 512  Structured Groups  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (COSC 505 or EDCE 505) and (COSC 500 or Education Counseling Gate 2 with a score of 5) and COSC 501 and COSC 510

This course enables students to understand the types of groups, their purpose, development, and dynamics, counseling theories, and group counseling methods and skills with an emphasis on structured group work in the elementary and secondary schools. Participation in small groups is required for educational and self-assessment purposes.

Offered: Resident and Online

COSC 513  Gate 2.5/Practicum Application  0 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: COSC 500 and (COSC 501 or EDCE 501) and (COSC 505 or EDCE 505) and COSC 510

This COSC 513 course includes the application process for Gate 2.5 and practicum field placement for the school counseling program. This course is 0 credits and is Pass/Fail. Approval through Gate 2.5 and completion of the practicum application process indicates approval to begin the school counseling practicum (COSC 698).

Offered: Online

COSC 521  Foundations of Exceptionality  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A comprehensive course dealing with the characteristics of children and youth with disabilities and topics related to models of service delivery, documentation procedures, and legal/ethical issues. Recommended as the first special education course.

Offered: Online

COSC 604  Foundations of School Counseling  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course is a comprehensive survey of the historical development of school counseling and how educational laws impact the current role of the school counselor in meeting the unique needs of exceptional students.

Offered: Online

COSC 611  Child and Adolescent Counseling in the Schools  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: (COSC 500 or Education Counseling Gate 2 with a score of 5) and COSC 501

This course focuses on counseling theories and techniques used with children and adolescents in the school setting (e.g., play therapy, solution-focused counseling). The school counselor's role is examined.

Offered: Online

COSC 622  Assessment and Evaluation in School Counseling  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: (COUC 504 or EDCE 504 or COUN 504 or CMHC 504) and (COUC 522 or EDCE 522 or COUN 522 or CMHC 522) and (COSC 500 or Education Counseling Gate 2 with a score of 5) and (COSC 501 or EDCE 501) and (COSC 611 or EDCE 611) and (COSC 660 or EDCE 660) and (COSC 661 or EDCE 661) and (COUC 502 or CMHC 502 or COUN 502) and (COUC 505 or CMHC 505 or COUN 505) and COUC 510 and (COUC 512 or CMHC 512 or COUN 512)

Overview of assessments and other appraisal devices including administration, scoring, and application by school counselors working from a team approach to best meet the needs of K-12 students.

Offered: Online

COSC 660  Principles of School Counseling  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: (COSC 500 or Education Counseling Gate 2 with a score of 5) and COSC 501

This course studies the specialization of professional school counseling including foundations, history and current trends, and the roles of the school counselor in pluralistic schools with a systems-focus. Students are introduced to the ASCA Model as a framework for developing comprehensive, developmental school counseling programs. Field experience required.

Offered: Online

COSC 661  School Counseling Program Development and Evaluation  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: (COSC 500 or Education Counseling Gate 2 with a score of 5) and (COSC 501 or EDCE 501) and (COSC 505 or EDCE 505) and COSC 510 and (COSC 512 or EDCE 512 or EDUC 512) and COSC 513 and (COUC 502 or CMHC 502 or COUN 502) and (COUC 504 or CMHC 504 or COUN 504 or EDCE 504)

This course is designed to examine the planning, development, organization, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive developmental K-12 school counseling programs that promote access and equity for all students. Offered in intensive format.

Offered: Online

COSC 690  Gate 3.0/Internship Application  0 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: (COSC 500 or EDCE 500) and (COSC 501 or EDCE 501) and COSC 505 and COSC 510 and (COSC 512 or EDCE 512 or EDUC 512) and COSC 513 and (COUC 502 or CMHC 502 or COUN 502) and (COSC 504 or CMHC 504 or COUN 504 or EDCE 504)

This COSC 690 course includes the application process for Gate 3.0 and internship field placement for the school counseling program. This course is 0 credits and is Pass/Fail. Approval through Gate 3.0 and completion of the internship application process indicates approval to begin the school counseling internship (COSC 699). This course must be completed twice, prior to each level of internship.

Offered: Online

COSC 698  School Counseling Practicum  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: (COSC 500 or Education Counseling Gate 2 with a score of 5) and (COSC 501 or EDCE 501) and (COSC 505 or EDCE 505) and COSC 510 and (COSC 512 or EDCE 512 or EDUC 512) and COSC 513 and (COUC 502 or CMHC 502 or COUN 502) and (COUC 504 or CMHC 504 or COUN 504 or EDCE 504)

The School Counseling Practicum course is the first field experience for students designed to build both clinical and non-clinical counseling skills at the elementary or secondary school setting under the supervision of licensed school counselor on-site supervisor and faculty supervisor. The practicum experience will include a minimum of 100 hours.

Offered: Online

COSC 699  School Counseling Internship  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: (COUC 504 or EDCE 504 or COUN 504 or CMHC 504) and (COUC 522 or EDCE 522 or COUN 522 or CMHC 522) and (COSC 500 or Education Counseling Gate 2 with a score of 5) and (COSC 501 or EDCE 501) and (COSC 505 or EDCE 505) and COSC 510 and (COSC 512 or EDCE 512) and COSC 513 and (COSC 611 or EDCE 611) and (COSC 660 or EDCE 660) and (COSC 661 or EDCE 661) and COSC 698 and COSC 690

The School Counseling Internship course is a culminating field experience for students designed to build both clinical and non-clinical counseling skills in the elementary and secondary school settings under the supervision of a licensed school counselor on-site supervisor and faculty supervisor (refer to School Counseling Program Handbook). May be repeated to a maximum of six hours.

Offered: Online

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