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Help individuals achieve professional and personal fulfillment with a specialization in Career Counseling. Coursework in this program explores the history, theories, and methods of career counseling and assessment; the skill set required of an effective career counselor; and the various counseling and assessment techniques used in clinical and organizational settings. You’ll also explore career counseling approaches used in the academic setting and gain skills to help students discover their potentials, navigate their career options, and plan their educational paths.
This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.
*You can focus on a general counseling area and complete your field experience before the Career Counseling courses or focus on a specific area of Career Counseling and complete your field experience after your specialization coursework.
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Through this course, students gain a comprehensive overview of the history, theory, process, and methods in the field of career counseling consultation and assessment as well as the qualifications required of the career counselor to consult in a variety of settings. Students learn the techniques that career counselors may employ within different models of consultation, and they explore the different types of assessments used in clinical, educational, and organizational settings. They also engage in an in-depth examination of the principles of assessment used to evaluate and employ assessment instruments. Students gain practical insight into the field as they explore and discuss the ethical, legal, and sociocultural issues in consultation and assessment.
Academic and career counselors are concerned with student life on all levels to support the personal and educational development of each student. This course examines educational, developmental, and counseling theories related to academic and career counseling. This course will focus on academic and career development from elementary school through college. The course will explore intellectual and emotional intelligence, multicultural issues, attitudes, values, and psycho-social needs of the life-long learner. Students will gain skills required to assist a highly diversified student body in academic planning, career exploration, decision making, and personal growth.
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