499. Independent Study (1-3)
Courses numbered 600 and above are open to graduate students only. They may not be taken for undergraduate credit.
600. Educational Statistics for Research & Measurement (3)
Prerequisite(s): An undergraduate course in basic mathematics and algebra, or permission of the instructor. Current graduate standing in the University. An introduction to basic descriptive and inferential statistics for applications to graduate courses in educational psychology, counseling, general graduate level educational courses in tests and measurements, and research. Normally a prerequisite to EPC 601, Fundamentals of Measurement;and EPC 602, Principles of Educational Research, except when waived by instructor or when equivalent course taken.
601. Individual and Group Assessment (3)
Prerequisite: EPC 600 or equivalent. An examination of individual and group assessment instruments and their application in the evaluation of intellectual performance, personality constructs, career interest and interpersonal relations. The course includes historical foundations, non- discriminatory procedures, ethical standards, and social issues. LAB FEE REQUIRED.
602. Research Principles (3)
Prerequisite: EPC 600. An introductory course in the techniques, use, presentation and understanding of research principles in education and counseling and its contribution to the solution of problems.
605. Advanced Psychological Foundations of Education (3)
Focuses on the interaction of the learning-teaching process. Emphasis on pertinent learning theories, individual differences in capacities and development of learners, and evaluation of learning and instructional models.
606. Seminar in Adult Development (3)
Prerequisite: Beginning course in Human Development. This course focuses on adult stages, life crises, biological, psychological and social development;includes antecedents from childhood and adolescent years.
607. Motivation in Learning and Development:Theories and Application in Educational Psychology (3)
Prerequisite: One of the following:EPC 314, EPC 600, EPC 430, PSYCH 313, or an equivalent course. Theories of motivation and research findings with specific relevance to learning process and human development within the context of educational psychology will be examined. Psychological, social, cognitive and biological foundations of such motives will be included. Topics will include intrinsic motivation, achievement and career motivation, anxiety, causal attributions, extrinsic incentives and contingencies, and motivation in social learning. Applications of motivation theories to practical situations in educational psychology, counseling, teaching and supervising will be made.
608. Social Psychological Education (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. An intensive study of social psychological theories, research and types of social intervention which can be used in leadership training and group development. Includes such topics as socialization in school and family;organizational climate, roles and stereotypes in educational settings;understanding of group process and group skills in relation to goal structures;group facilitation skills;and the theory, research and practice of consultation and negotiation skills. Structured group laboratory experiences are included.
609. Human Development:A Life-Span Perspective (3)
Prerequisite: EPC 430 or an equivalent course. An advanced course focusing on development from infancy through later adulthood. Theories and research with special relevance to the life-span will be examined. Topics will include cognitive, social, and personality development, and will examine biological, environmental, and family influences. The relevance of a life-span approach to development for those in human services professions will be emphasized.
611. Seminar in Educational Psychology (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Exploration and synthesis of the issues in metacognition, information processing, and evaluation of school-age learners.
612. Advanced Study in Child and Adolescent Development (3)
Recent contributions in research, practical experimentation, or theory which have important bearing upon the problems of human development;the significance of the developmental approach in working with children and youth and their impact throughout the life-span.
613. Assessment and Evaluation of Learning (3)
Investigation of the nature of evaluation, development of rationale for translating general objectives into behaviors and into measurement operations in the form of different types of tests in the different fields of knowledge.
615. Introduction to Instructional Design (3)
This course is a study of the theory, research, and principles of instructional design as they apply to the successful development of effective instructional materials and media for learners of all ages, backgrounds, and needs in educational and business settings. Topics studied include learning, motivation, development, assessment, design models, educational products, proposals, prototypes/mockups, and instructional strategies, materials, and media. University graduate students may find this course helpful in the development of master's projects such as handbooks, guides, and instruction manuals.
620. College Counseling and Student Services Profession (3)
Examines theories and research in the field of student affairs. Introduces specialty areas, roles, and functions of college counselors and student services professionals. Analyzes current problems, future trends, professional standards, legal issues, and ethical concerns, as well as organizational patterns and the interactions of academic, business, and student affairs areas.
622. American College Student and Campus Environment (3)
Examines personal characteristics and attitudes, social- cultural factors, and developmental theory as they pertain to traditional and non-traditional college students. Explores student development, student service, and campus ecology approaches. Surveys environmental assessment and needs analysis techniques, program planning, intervention strategies, and program evaluation relevant to the college population.
630. Education of Infant Parent Dyads with Special Needs (3)
(Cross listed as SP ED 630) Prerequisite:EPC 430 or FES 335. The study of parent involvement in educational and intervention programs of various types of children from birth on. Review of research on parent-infant interaction and its impact on development of the child. Examination of program models for infants and parents with special needs:assessment, educational planning and evaluation.
631. Individual and Group Work with Families in Early Childhood Programs (3)
Prerequisite: EPC 632. Principles and methods in working with families of young children in early childhood programs from infant care programs through the primary grades. Family involvement in educational settings. Cultural and class differences in child rearing practices as considerations in work with parents.
632. Issues, Theories, and Current Practices in Early Childhood (3)
Prerequisite: EPC 430. Current issues and trends in Early Childhood Education;examination of relationships between basic assumptions, theory, and practice.
633. Developmental and Learning Problems in Early Childhood (3)
Prerequisites: EPC 430 and EPC 632 (latter may be taken concurrently). Study of common problems of young children observable in a variety of environments. Range and limits of normal behavior and recognition of a typical behavior in the early years. Education of young children with special problems.
634. Language and Concept Development in the Early School Years (3)
Prerequisite: EPC 430. A study of research and current theoretical positions in language and concept development with major emphasis on the implications for learning in the school setting.
635. Foundations of Developmental Curriculum for Early Childhood (3)
Prerequisites: EPC 430 and EPC 632 or consent of instructor. To be taken concurrently with experiences in the field either teaching or field work.
637. Comparative Early Childhood Education and Care (3)
Prerequisites: EPC 430, EPC 632, and a course in child psychology or child development;Graduate standing. A seminar in early education and child care in different countries. Topics include: division of responsibility for child between family and state, predominant national values and goals, and the way in which these are reflected in the methodology and curricula of early childhood education.
638. Infant Development, Care and Education:Issues, Programs, Directions (3)
Prerequisite: EPC 430 or FES 335 or equivalent 3 unit course. Basic course in infant or Early Childhood Development. Theory and research on various aspects of infant development care and education. Assessment of infants from birth to age three, with and without handicaps, for educational planning. Infant intervention and infant day care issues, programs, problems, directions.
639A-F. Fieldwork in Early Childhood (1-6)
Prerequisites: EPC 430 and Graduate standing. Arrangements must be made with the fieldwork coordinator during the previous semester. Normally students will enroll in this course for two, 3-unit semesters. A third semester may be approved with consultation with the advisor. Supervised fieldwork in a variety of early childhood and parent-child settings, in various types of communities, individually selected to expand the experiences of students and give them opportunities to work in areas relevant to their respective career goals. Students are required to spend forty (40)hours in the field per academic unit and attend a two-hour weekly seminar with their fieldwork supervisor. The seminar content is related to the students experience in the field. CR/NC only.
640. Creativity and the School (3)
(Cross listed with E ED 652)(Spring semester only) This course will focus on identifying, generating, and extending a range of behaviors and conditions that will increase creative productivity in the classroom. It will examine various models of the creative process as well as the social/historical influences that have affected school practices.
641. Evaluation in the Bilingual Classroom (3)
Basic course designed to deal with evaluation of the Bilingual student. Primary emphasis will be placed on the purpose of educational evaluation;the relationship between students identified needs;instructional objectives (cognitive, socio-emotional and psychomotor)and assessment strategies, criteria for instrument construction/selection, strategies for individual diagnosis, prescription and evaluation of the Bilingual learner.
643. Counseling in Cross-Cultural Settings (3)
Prerequisite: EPC 451 or equivalent 3 unit course. Principles of effective cross-cultural counseling including applicable theories, goals, skills and the techniques. Emphasis on historical and theoretical frameworks, culture conflict and personal identity, coping vs. personal empowerment; effective intervention models when working with ethnic and linguistic minorities. Designed for mental health personnel in school and community settings.
645. Introduction to Humanistic Education (3)
This course is designed to assist teachers and counselors in integrating the affective spectrum in the lives of students by applying insights gained from humanistic psychology. The integration of affective concerns into the cognitive content of lessons through the se of role playing, simulations, fantasy and group process will be discussed and demonstrated.
646. Applied Child Development for Parent and Child Educators (3)
Prerequisite: A course in Child Development. Recommended Course:EPC 638 or EPC 633. Seminar on behavior of children that creates problems for them and that adults find difficult. Examination of factors that contribute to emotional and behavior problems. Interaction between temperament and environment, and early signs of vulnerability for later pathology. The major focus is on applications of knowledge to effective and growth- supporting ways of dealing with children, geared to prevention of serious problems.
647. Assessment and Intervention with Child and Family in various settings (3)
Prerequisite: A course in Child Development. Recommended Course:EPC 646. Study of stress and problems that impinge upon parents and children and interfere with healthy intra-family interactions. Structured observations as assessment. Examination of methods of assessing strength and problems of child, parents, teacher/care provider and environments. Adapting assessment to settings:home, school, child care settings. Planning strategies for assessment-based intervention and evaluation of effectiveness.
647L. Laboratory in Parent-Child Assessment and Intervention (1)
Prerequisite:Concurrent or prior enrollment in EPC 647. Applications of assessment of children and adults-child interactions (studied in EPC 647)with an emphasis on techniques of observational assessment, and planning of intervention strategies for individual cases.
648. Consultation with Parents, Teachers and Other Human Service Professionals (3)
Prerequisite: A course in Child Development. Recommended Course:EPC 646 or EPC 647. The exploration and study of theory-derived practices regarding communication and consultation with parents and teachers with respect to problems they encounter with children. Educational and clinical applications. Issues regarding information sharing with other professionals. Collaborating with other professionals and making referrals.
648L. Laboratory in Consulting with Parents, Teachers and other Professionals (1)
Prerequisite: Concurrent or prior enrollment in EPC 648. Practice in consulting with parents and professionals, based on the study of the content of EPC 648 of which this laboratory is an adjunct. Practice will occur both in the form of role playing and peer consulting and, when possible, with parents, child care providers or teachers in the field.
649. Practicum in Parent-Child Consultation (1-4 units)
(each unit requires 40 hours of work in the field) Prerequisite:EPC 647 or EPC 648. Recommended Courses: EPC 647 and EPC 648. Supervised practice of assessment, intervention planning and consulting with parents and/or other adults caring for child. Practicum in the field will include individual and group consulting with parents (both with and without children present)and, when appropriate, with other adults (teachers, caregivers). CR/NC only.
650. The Counselor in the Community (3)
Prerequisites: EPC 451 or undergraduate major in social or behavioral science and department acceptance into M. S. program in Counseling or final acceptance into Pupil Personnel Services Credential Program. An introduction to precepts of community counseling in the emerging fields of Human Services. Theories of counseling, cultural diversity, career choice, perception, motivation, women, aging, are covered. Institutions:schools, the world of work, families, partnerships, and case study methods are included.
651. Seminar in Pupil Personnel Services in Elementary and Secondary Schools (3)
Prerequisites: EPC 654 and EPC 656. A comprehensive study of pupil personnel services within elementary and secondary schools including:role and function of the counselor;development and organization of guidance services;program evaluation strategies;model guidance programs;individual evaluation instruments specific to children;techniques of consulting with teachers, parents, and other school personnel;appropriate referral agencies; professional resources;and current issues.
652. Family Law (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. A consideration of the statutory regulations and community and social provisions relating to families, and of their implementation. Coordination of legal and social agencies.
653. Measurement for School and Career Counseling (3)
Prerequisite: EPC 600. An investigation of standardized group tests, with emphasis on their sources, evaluation, selection, administration, scoring and interpretation of results. LAB FEE REQUIRED.
654. Counseling Adolescents (3)
Prerequisites: EPC 659A and EPC 659B, or equivalent courses. Theory and techniques of counseling adolescents. Emphasis on developmental needs of adolescents as they relate to counseling for personal adjustment, career- vocational planning, peer group interactions, and family relations.
655. Seminar in Counseling Theory and Practice (3)
Prerequisite: EPC 451. An advanced course in counseling theory and practice. Influential theories of counseling are analyzed, evaluated and compared. Techniques associated with each theory are examined and practiced. Refinement of the student s personal counseling style is emphasized.
656. Seminar in Child Counseling (3)
Prerequisite: EPC 451. Includes child and adolescent counseling theories and research, evaluation approaches, therapeutic techniques, legal and ethical problems, parent and teacher consultation techniques and community resources. Child abuse, suicide prevention, crisis intervention approaches, peer group interactions, and substance abuse are also studied.
657A. Seminar in Career Counseling Theory (3)
Prerequisite: EPC 451. A comprehensive review and critique of current career development and decision theories;exploration of changing concepts of work and careers, and their implications for career planning. Focus on the relationship of career to other issues of counseling and development. LAB FEE REQUIRED.
657B. Seminar in Career Counseling Resources (3)
Prerequisite: EPC 451. The application of career/life planning concepts and strategies in various career education and counseling settings;sources of educational and career information and career counseling referral agencies. Focus is on the se of objective information in career counseling. Meets Pupil Personnel Services course requirement in career education and counseling. LAB FEE REQUIRED.
658. Seminar in Group Counseling (3)
Prerequisites: EPC 451 and EPC 655 and consent of instructor. (Concurrent Enrollment in EPC 658L. )Theory and practice of group counseling:group work and group development in various settings. The course is designed to develop and increase understanding and skills related to group counseling;to stimulate interest in working with groups;to enable counseling personnel to consider appropriate uses for group counseling and to evaluate its effectiveness in demonstration and practice.
658L. Group Counseling Laboratory (1)
Prerequisites: EPC 451 and EPC 655. (Concurrent Enrollment in EPC 658. )This course is an extensive practical experience in group counseling entailing supervised feedback. Theory is applied to the actual practice of group work.
659A. Counseling Practicum -Communication (3)
(Concurrent Enrollment in EPC 655. )Communication theory and skills, designed to help students develop greater self-knowledge and become aware of their impact on others through participation in group experiences and peer counseling;emphasis on verbal and non-verbal cues, refinement of basic response skills, and the subtleties of language and style.
659B. Counseling Practicum:Skills (3)
Prerequisite: EPC 659A. (Concurrent Enrollment in EPC 643. )Supervised application of counseling skills in classroom and fieldwork settings, including peer counseling and field counseling sessions. Normally students will enroll in EPC 659A and EPC 659B for two, 3-unit semesters. A third semester may be approved with consultation with the advisor.
659C &D. Fieldwork in Counseling Services (1-6)
Prerequisites: EPC 643, EPC 655, EPC 659A and EPC 659B. Supervised field training in an organized program for those specializing in pupil personnel services at either elementary or secondary level, or those interested in community-based counseling. Flexible units with consent of advisor. Normally students will enroll in EPC 659C and EPC 659D for two, 3-unit semesters. A third semester may be approved with consultation with the adviser. CR/NC only.
659E &F. Fieldwork in School Psychology (1-6)
These two courses are designed to help the student learn the job of the School Psychologist through actual fieldwork experience. Primary emphasis is on learning the function of a School Psychologist;increasing psycho-diagnostic skills to a point where the student is able to select, administer, and interpret appropriate assessment measures;learning to work with children, parents, teachers, and administrators; acquiring skill in administrative and coordinating aspects of the job. The student will work closely with the field and campus supervisors. Normally students will enroll in EPC 659E and EPC 659F for two, 3-unit semesters. A third semester may be approved with consultation with the adviser. CR/NC only.
659G &H. Internship in School Psychology (1-6)
Prerequisites: EPC 659E and EPC 659F or PSYCH 655C. An intensive supervised internship in a multi-cultural school for those completing the Pupil Personnel Services Credential/School Psychologist Authorization. Course objectives require vigorous application of diagnostic prescriptive and consultative skills. Students will complete a total of six (6)units. Actual number of units taken per semester is determined by instructor and student. Normally students will enroll in EPC 659G and EPC 659H for two, 3- unit semesters. CR/NC ONLY.
659J &K. Fieldwork in College Counseling &Student Services (1-6)
Prerequisites: EPC 620, EPC 659A and EPC 659B. Intensive supervised fieldwork experience in an organized program for those specializing in college counseling and student services. Students are required to develop a comprehensive learning plan and spend at least two hours per week in individual and /or group supervision. Actual number of units taken per semester is determined by instructor and student. Normally students will enroll in EPC 659J and EPC 659K for two, 3-unit semester. CR/NC only.
659L &M. Internship in Counseling in Business, Industry and Government (1-6)
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Eight hours per week supervised placement in business or industrial setting with experience in employee assistance counseling, human resources development and career development counseling. The student will attend weekly seminars and will work closely with university and on-site supervisors, receiving one hour face-to-face supervision per week. Normally students will enroll in EPC 659L and EPC 659M for two, 3- unit semesters. A third semester may be approved with consultation with the adviser. CR/NC only.
660. Counseling for Career Adjustment and Change (3)
Prerequisite: EPC 657. A seminar to develop career counseling competencies uniquely related to the needs of adult clients who are faced with problems of career adjustment and change. The course includes theoretical constructs and models to prepare career counseling professionals for work in business and industry, adult schools and higher education, and various private settings.
662. Current Issues in Career Education and Counseling (3)
Prerequisite: EPC 657. A seminar to investigate current and emerging issues which affect the nature of career education and counseling. Focus is on the implications of the counseling needs of special populations, job market shifts and the availability of work, changing work patterns, and longitudinal career development research, for career counseling practices.
663A &B. Clinical and Psychometrics Assessment Techniques (3-3)
Prerequisites: EPC 600 and EPC 653. Corequisites:EPC 659E and EPC 659F. (Special Education 610 is recommended as an introductory course. )History, theory and practice of individual assessment. Emphasis on intellectual abilities testing as it relates to learning and adequate functioning. Supervised practice in test administration, interpretation of data from multiple sources and communication of results for program planning. (Limited to students accepted in the School Psychologist Credential Program.) LAB FEE REQUIRED.
664. Psychological Factors in Neurodevelopmental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders in Youth (3)
Prerequisites: EPC 663A and EPC 663B, or PSYCH 625A and PSYCH 625B. The se of the individual case study of atypical children in assessing their overall functioning in the school. Supervised practice in the development of case studies and program planning. LAB FEE REQUIRED.
670. Family Counseling (3)
Prerequisites: EPC 451 and EPC 650. Theory and practice of family counseling. Study of counseling problems and situations related to families. Analysis of transcriptions and actual demonstrations;examination of major theorists; theoretical formulations;analysis of family dysfunction; goals of family counseling and conditions for behavior changes.
671. Laws and Ethics for Counselors (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. A consideration of the legal requirements and ethical principles relating to families and students, and of their implementation. Coordination of legal and social agencies.
675. Counseling and Chemical Dependency (3)
An examination of counseling issues pertaining to chemically dependent, drug abusing clients with focus on etiology, historical and contemporary patterns of abusers and their families, assessment, and treatment.
676. Seminar in Genetic Counseling (3)
(See Department of Biology for Program Information) Prerequisite:Completion of prerequisites to the Genetic Counseling Program, or equivalents. This course focuses on contemporary issues in genetic counseling including the social/cultural, ethical/legal, and individual/family foundations. Attitudes and values of a diverse multicultural client population in the genetic counseling context will be examined. Crisis and grief counseling are included. Focus will be on the relevance of these issues in the clinical setting.
677. Counseling Couples in Relationships (3)
Prerequisite: EPC 451 Fundamentals of counseling admission to MFCC program, or permission of instructor. This course provides theories and skills in counseling couples, including family issues, parenting, domestic friction and violence, new marriages, non-traditional marriages, multi-cultural issues, partnerships, and divorce. Course is required for MFCC major.
680. Seminar in School Psychology (3)
(Concurrent enrollment in EPC 659G or EPC 659H or PSYCH 655D) An in-depth review of topics in educational and social psychology relevant to the school psychologist. Exploration and analysis of personal requirements necessary for competence as a school psychologist. A culminating seminar required for the School Psychologist Credential.
681. Classroom Communication and Management Methods (3)
(Cross listed with E ED 681) Prerequisites:Possession of Elementary School Teaching Credential;EPC 314 (or equivalent 3 unit course), or PSYCH 350. This course will focus on a study of the theoretical bases and the implementation of a range of approaches to classroom communication and management;e. g. , the behavioral modification approach, the socio-emotional climate approach, and the group-process approach. These approaches will be used in role-playing and analyzing typical classroom problem situations.
685. Seminar in Counseling in Business, Industry and Government:Skill Development for Human Resources and Employee Assistance (HRD)(3)
Prerequisite: EPC 451 or PSYCH 460. The purpose of this course is to explore the inter-relationship between the fields of counseling in business, industry and government, management and human resources development. Focus is on the development of counseling strategies and skills appropriate to the work setting.
686. Seminar in Counseling in Business, Industry and Government:Human Resources Development and Employee Assistance (3)
Prerequisite: EPC 451 or PSYCH 460. This seminar focuses on topics students typically face in counseling in organizational settings, including ethical conflicts in the workplace, organizational diagnoses, communication skills, industrial mental health, mental health problems of managers and supervisors, and legal issues governing the employee and employer in the workplace. Focus is on the critical strategies and skills applicable to the training and development process.
695A-Z. Seminar in selected studies (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Special seminars in selected topics.
696. Directed Graduate Research (3)
Students are responsible for defining and organizing their own research problems. Reports on research are expected to be made to department faculty. CR/NC only.
697. Directed Comprehensive Studies (3)
Prerequisite: Prior completion of all courses required in the program. Advanced studies of comprehensive topics. CR/NC only.
698C. Thesis/Graduate Project (3-6)
Prerequisite: Prior completion of all courses required in the program. Acceptance by a thesis committee. A thesis or project on an advanced topic in the field of education. CR/NC only.
699A-C. Independent Study (1-3)