Course Offerings


Upper Division

531. Introduction to Counseling
Experience-based introduction to counseling and its techniques. This course cannot be counted among the 72 units required in the Master of Science in Counseling and Guidance. Must be taken concurrently with EDUC 607 for students in the M.S. in Counseling and Guidance and the Pupil Personnel Services Credentials. Prerequisite: approval of admission portfolio. (4 units)
536. Social-Emotional Development of the Gifted and Talented
Social, emotional and related educational needs of gifted and talented children and youth. (4 units)
542. Seminar in Educational Counseling
Intensive study of topics and problems in education. May be repeated for credit as subject matter changes and with consent of instructor. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. (1-4 units)


May not be taken by undergraduate students.
619. Appraisal Procedures in Counseling
Individual and group measurement techniques, behavior observation skills, test interpretation, rights and responsibilities of test takers and administrators, and an introduction to personality, aptitude, achievement and career interest measurements. Prerequisites: ECLG 531 with a grade of "B" (3.0) or better and EDUC 607 for students in the M.S. and P.P.S. credential program. (4 units)
632. Advanced Psychological Foundations of Education
Focuses on the interaction of the learning-teaching process. Emphasis on pertinent learning theories of general and special education individual differences in capacities and development of learners, and evaluation of learning and instructional models. Particular attention will be paid to the education of learners with exceptionalities and inclusive classrooms. Theories of motivation and research findings with specific relevance to learning process and human development within the context of educational psychology will be examined. Special attention will be paid to positive behavior interventions and principles of classroom management. Includes 30 hours of practica. (4 units)
633. Human Development for Counseling
Recent developments in research and theory of human development, especially as they relate to counseling persons about problems of development. Focus is on cognitive, biological, and social development in the context of family and community development. Prerequisites: ECLG 531 and 632. (4 units)
647. Individual Testing and Case Study Techniques I
Intensive practice in administration and interpretation of the Wechsler Scales: Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence, Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale and Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children Revised. Three hours lecture and four hours practica. Materials fee required. Prerequisite: ECLG 619 or equivalent. (5 units)
648. Individual Testing and Case Study Techniques II
Intensive practice in administration and interpretation of Stanford-Binet, memory scales, cognitive processing scales, and selected personality measures with attention to integration of results in case studies. Three hours lecture and four hours practica. Materials fee required. Prerequisite: ECLG 647. (5 units)
649. Ecological Assessment and Case Study Techniques
Curriculum-based and play-based authentic assessment techniques. Use of ecological and alternative methods of assessing students and their needs. Three hours lecture and four hours practica. Materials fee required. Prerequisites: ECLG 647 and 648. (5 units)
650. Applied Career Counseling
Overview of career counseling, career education and application of career counseling and guidance to schools, educationally related agencies and special settings. Prerequisites: ECLG 531 and 619. (4 units)
651. Professional School Counselor
Theory and practical applications of comprehensive school counseling programs at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Experience-based approach to program management and guidance curriculum development. (4 units)
654. Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling and Guidance
Legal and ethical constraints and considerations in the school counseling profession. (4 units)
655. Multicultural Counseling
Theory of and practical applications of counseling skills to serve multiethnic school populations. Analysis of differing socioeconomic, racial, and social backgrounds of students. May not be taken for credit by students who have received credit for EREH 655. (4 units)
656. Counseling Theories and Techniques
Theories and techniques of counseling; application to educational settings; experiential orientation. Prerequisite: ECLG 531. (4 units)
657. Counseling Practicum
  1. I. Supervised practice in the application of counseling skills, theories and techniques. Includes 30 hours of practica. Prerequisites: ECLG 531; 631 or EREH 652. (4 units)
  2. II. Supervised practice in counseling in a laboratory setting. Includes 30 hours of practica. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisite: ECLG 657A with a grade of "B" or better. (4 units)
658. Consultation and Advocacy
Theory and methods of consultation with parents, teachers, and other professionals and an examination of the role of advocacy in school counseling. Prerequisite: ECLG 657B. (4 units)
660. Seminar in Child/Adolescent Psychopathology and Treatment
Interdisciplinary approach to understanding abnormal child development within the context of multicultural settings. Use of taxonomical approach including IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and DSMIV (Diagnostic Statistical Manual IV) and standard treatment protocol. Prerequisite: completion of introductory course in child development or equivalent. (4 units)
672. Leadership, Advocacy, and Preventive Education in Counseling
The importance and function of leadership, student advocacy, and the role of "change agent" by pupil personnel service providers. The planning, implementation and evaluation of school counseling and guidance programs that increase student learning and achievement. Prerequisite: ECLG 657B. (4 units)
678. Theory and Practice of Group Counseling
Theories and techniques of group counseling in educationally-related institutions. Experientially-based. Includes 30 hours of practica. Prerequisites: ECLG 531; 632 or EREH 652; ECLG 656; and 657A or 657B. (4 units)
679. Counseling Field Experience
Field practice with direct pupil contact (minimum 150 hours) in an educational setting under supervision of certificated personnel. Graded credit/no credit. Must be repeated for a total of 16 units. (4 units)
686. Seminar in Counseling of Children and Parents
Study of theories and techniques in counseling with parents and children. Emphasis on methodology and application of counseling skills. Prerequisite: pupil personnel services credential. (4 units)
687. School Psychologists as Change Agents: Theory and Practice
Organizational models, systems analysis, powers and change theories and strategies as applied to educational institutions. Includes 20 hours of practica. Prerequisite: pupil personnel services credential. (4 units)
688. Advanced Behavioral Intervention and School Consultation
Examination of the central elements of behavioral intervention including monitoring progress of intervention which is empirically validated. Incorporates behavioral as well as systems consultation models. (4 units)
689. Seminar/Internship in School Psychology
Weekly seminar in the theory and practice of school psychology supervision, with emphasis on case presentation. Total of 1200 hours (in either paid or unpaid positions) in a supervised setting. Two hours lecture, plus internship hours. May be repeated for credit. Graded credit/no credit. Materials fee required. Prerequisites: ECLG 649, 660, and 687.
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693. Special Topics in School Psychology
Selected topics in school psychology, such as professional issues, ethics and current practices, applicable State Education Codes and court decisions, use of community resources; in-service training theory and practicum. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisites: ECLG 649, 660 and 687. (4 units)
696. Special Topics in Counselor Education
Relevant issues in counselor education. May be repeated for credit as topics change. (2 units)
697. Master's Degree Project
Research project related to counseling and guidance conducted under the direction of two program faculty members. Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy, EDUC 607, ECLG 657B, 679A, and permission of program coordinator. (0 units)
999. Comprehensive Examination
Assessment of the student's knowledge of the eight common core areas (standards) related to the field of counseling as designated by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing: human growth and development, social and cultural foundations, helping relationships, group work, career and lifestyle development, appraisal, research and program evaluation and professional orientation and ethics. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy, approval of department, completion of course work in the master's program, and in good academic standing. (0 units)

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