MSU Billings Catalog

SCOU - School Counseling

SCOU 504 Career & Lifestyle Development. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Focuses on methods of assisting candidates to obtain, organize, and analyze occupational, educational, personal, and social information in making career and lifestyle decisions for themselves and students. Traditional and contemporary career and lifestyle development theories and methods are explored. Offered ONLY Online.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: EDCI/EDF

SCOU 505 Theories of Counseling. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Offered ONLY Online Explores the general theories (behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, and Freudian) that have played major roles in counseling profession development. Examines representative theorists of each of the general counseling perspectives and provides an opportunity for students to relate these perspectives to their personal theory of counseling.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: EDCI/EDF

SCOU 506 Pract: Coun & Thrpy Techniques. 1 Credit

Prerequisite(s): SCOU 505 or consent of instructor and Acceptable criminal background check.

Introduces the practicum experience for counseling students. This course provides an opportunity to learn, develop, demonstrate, and practice skills necessary for observing student behavior, conducting therapy, promoting observation of appropriate and effective counselor/student interactions while considering developmental levels during the process of interviewing and counseling.

Lecture Hours 1

Department: EDCI/EDF

SCOU 507 Ethical & Prof Issues Sch Coun. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Provides an overview of current legal, ethical, and professional issues related to the practice of school counseling. Focuses on relevant ethical principles, codes of ethics, decision making models, and regulatory procedures. Offered ONLY Online.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: EDCI/EDF

SCOU 508 Pract: Mltcltrl/Gndr Issues. 1 Credit

Examines current school counseling therapy theory and practice from experimental culture-centered perspectives while simultaneously respecting traditional individual approaches to the field. Promotes the development of diversity sensitivity in support of counseling practices that reflect an understanding of psychosocial influences, cultural beliefs, values, and psychological dynamics related to self-identity, self-advocacy, competency, adjustment, and attitude formation.

Lecture Hours 1

Department: EDCI/EDF

SCOU 520 Group & Individual Eval. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Offered ONLY Online Provides an introduction to assessment appropriate to the field of school counseling. Begins training in the proper evaluation, selection, and administration of assessment instruments; interpretation; use of assessment results; and also develops the role of the school counselor in relation to other stakeholders in the assessment process.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: EDCI/EDF

SCOU 527 Counseling in Elem & MS. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): SCOU 505, SCOU 506, SCOU 507 or consent of instructor.

Provides exposure to the unique aspects of counseling the elementary and middle school student. Curriculum materials for counseling these age groups are explored.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: EDCI/EDF

SCOU 554 Org & Admin School Counseling. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): SCOU 505, SCOU 506, SCOU 507 or consent of instructor.

Provides an understanding of a structural approach to the organization of school guidance and counseling programs. Laws and ethical considerations related to counseling are explored.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: EDCI/EDF

SCOU 557 Group Process: Thry & Prctc. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Prerequisite(s): SCOU 505, SCOU 506, SCOU 507 or consent of instructor.

Includes methods of exploring the individual’s own philosophy, values, attitudes, and goals through experience in group dynamics.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: EDCI/EDF

SCOU 590 Internship: School Counseling. 1-12 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Approved plan of study and approved internship.

Corequisite(s): SCOU 597.

Provides experience as a counselor in training in a community setting. Lab fee required. Valid Criminal background check required.

Lecture Hours 1-12

Department: EDCI/EDF

SCOU 591 Independent Study. 1-6 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor, approval of the Department Chair and the Dean of Education, and Independent Study contract filed with the Office of Graduate Studies.

Provides an opportunity for students of superior academic standing to explore material not covered by regular graduate courses in Counseling.

Lecture Hours 1-6

Department: EDCI/EDF

SCOU 592 Seminar. 1-6 Credits

Provides an opportunity to investigate topics at the advanced level pertinent to the area of counseling.

Lecture Hours 1-6

Department: SPED, SCOU, RD, EC

SCOU 593 Workshop. 1-6 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Provides an opportunity for experimental study at the advanced level in an area of counseling.

Lecture Hours 1-6

Department: EDCI/EDF

SCOU 594 Clinic. 1-6 Credits

Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor.

Provides an opportunity to explore and develop advanced skills in working with individuals in counseling settings. Lab fee required. Valid Criminal background check required.

Lecture Hours 1-6

Department: SPED, SCOU, RD, EC

SCOU 597 Capstone in School Counseling. 1-2 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Completion of 75% of approved plan of study or consent of the instructor.

Corequisite(s): Registration in or completion of SCOU 590.

Provides an opportunity for students in the school counseling program to demonstrate proficiency in the skills presented in the school counseling curriculum.

Lecture Hours 1-2

Department: EDCI/EDF

SCOU 599 Thesis. 4-6 Credits

Prerequisite(s): EDF 501 or equivalent and an approved plan of study required.

This course may be given the grade of “T” until research and writing is completed and accepted within the time limit of the degree.

Lecture Hours 4-6

Department: EDCI/EDF