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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling

Programs - Master of Science in Counseling

Option in Student Development in Higher Education (SDHE)

Students completing this option are employed in residence halls, financial aid, student activities, adult re-entry, admissions, career centers, academic advising, disabled student services, counseling centers, orientation, TRIO and Educational Opportunity Programs, multicultural affairs, and community outreach in two- and four-year institutions.

Advancement to Candidacy - Clear Admission

Students should advance to candidacy as early as possible. For advancement to candidacy (Clear Admission status), students must:

  • 1. Fulfill the campus Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR).
  • 2. Complete COUN 510, 513, 538, 593; EDP 400.
  • 3. Maintain a 3.0 grade point average in all course work.
  • 4. Resolve all incomplete grades.
  • 5. Submit to the Graduate Studies Office an Advancement to Candidacy form signed by the program advisor.

Requirements

Take all of the following (51 – 57 units):

  • COUN 510 Law and Ethics for Counselors (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • COUN 513 Introduction to Clinical Interviewing (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • COUN 515 Counseling Theories (3)
    Prerequisites: COUN 513.
  • COUN 516 Counseling the Adult (3)
    Prerequisites: COUN 515.
  • COUN 538 Student Development in Higher Education (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • COUN 547 Student Development Theory in Higher Education: Theory to Practice (3)
    Prerequisites: COUN 538.
  • COUN 548 Students in U. S. Higher Education (3)
    Prerequisites: COUN 538.
  • COUN 549 Management of Student Development in Higher Education (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • COUN 555 Cross-Cultural Counseling (3)
    Prerequisites: COUN 510, 513, 515, 538, or their equivalent upon approval of the instructor.
  • COUN 593 Seminar in Professional Development in Counseling and Human Services (1)
    Prerequisites: COUN 538 and 548 (must have completed or concurrently enrolled).
  • COUN 638 Group Counseling (3)
    Prerequisites: Admission to the MS in Counseling, and/or PPS School Counseling Credential, or School Psychology Program, COUN 510, 513, 515 or equivalent upon approval of instructor.
  • COUN 643B Counseling Field Work: Student Development in Higher Education (3)
    Prerequisites: COUN 516, 538.
  • COUN 644B Advanced Counseling Field Work: Student Development in Higher Education (3)
    Prerequisites: COUN 516, 538, 643B.
  • COUN 693A Intermediate Seminar in Professional Development in Student Development in Higher Education (1)
    Prerequisites: COUN 593.
  • COUN 693B Advanced Professional Development Sem. in Student Development in Higher Education (1)
    Prerequisites: COUN 593, COUN 693A.
  • EDP 400 Intro to Educational Research (3) (or equivalent)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • EDP 520 Quantitative Research Methods in Education (3)
    Prerequisites: EDP 419 or equivalent.
  • EDP 596 Program Evaluation in Education (3)
    Prerequisites: EDP 400 and 520, or equivalent.

Take one of the following: SCAE 560, SCAE 561, SCAE 562

Take one of the following:

  • EDP 698 Thesis (must take 6 units)
  • Comprehensive examination
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