California State University, Northridge
Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling
GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN CAREER COUNSELING

(According to CACREP Office at the American Counseling Association, as of December, 1995,
CSUN's Career Program is only one of four CACREP Approved programs in the U.S.)

The CSUN Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling offers two formal graduate programs in Career Counseling: a M.S. degree program and a graduate certificate program. Both programs are based on the career development competencies identified by the National Career Development Association (NCDA) as essential for career counselors. Program graduates are prepared for employment as career counselors in educational settings; business, industry and government; community-based agencies and organizations; and career counseling and/or consulting firms. M.S. graduates qualify to take the NBCC examination for National Certified Counselor (NCC) status, and for the NBCC examination for National Certified Career Counselor (NCCC) status with appropriate post-graduate experience. M.S. and Certificate graduates also qualify to take the RPCC examination for Registered Professional Career Counselor status from the California Registry of Professional Counselors and Paraprofessionals with the appropriate post-graduate experience.

Master of Science. Degree Program in Career Counseling

The M.S. degree program includes 24 units of core counseling courses and 36 units of career counseling specialization courses. Within the specialization, students can further focus their interests by selecting elective sequences in Career Counseling in Business and Industry, Career Counseling in Higher Education, Career Counseling in Secondary Education, and Career Counseling in Private Practice. Additional electives relate career development to such areas as volunteerism, recreation and leisure, special education program development, human resources management, and organizational dynamics.

Graduate Certificate Program in Career Counseling

The certificate program is offered to students who already hold or who are concurrently enrolled in masters degree or Pupil Personnel Services credential programs (or other specializations in the Department). It consists of 27 units from the departments of Educational Psychology and Counseling, Sociology and Management. The courses offer specialized graduate-level training in career counseling theory, applications and program development; organizational behavior and administration; career and educational information; individual and group vocational assessment; and career counseling for special populations.


CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY NORTHRIDGE
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AND COUNSELING

GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN CAREER COUNSELING

M.S. in Educ. Psych. and Counseling--Career Counseling Specialization (60 Units)
Prerequisites: 1. EPC 600 Educational Stats for Research & Measurement (3) 2. EPC 430 Dev. & Learning in Early Childhood Education (3) OR EPC 612 Advanced Study in Child & Adolescent Development 3. EPC 451 Fundamentals of Counseling & Guidance (3) Departmental Core Requirements: 24 units EPC 601 Individual and Group Assessment (3) EPC 602 Research Principles (3) EDF 671 Law & Ethics (3) EPC 643 Counseling in Cross-Cultural Settings (3) EPC 655 Seminar in Counseling Theory & Practice (3) EPC 657A Seminar in Career Counseling Theory (3) EPC 659A Counseling Practicum - Communication (3) EPC 659B Counseling Practicum - Skills (3) EPC 697 Directed Comprehensive Studies EPC 698 Thesis/Graduate Project
Specialization Course Requirements: (36 units) EPC 606 Seminar in Adult Development (3) EPC 607 Motivation in Educational Psychology (3) MGT 670 Seminar in Behavioral Science in Business OR (3) SOC 400 Organizational Analysis EPC 653 Measurement in School & Career Counseling (3) EPC 657B Seminar in Career Counseling Resources (3) EPC 658/L Seminar in Group Counseling (4) EPC 659C Fieldwork in Career Counseling (1-6) EPC 659D Fieldwork in Career Counseling (1-6) EPC 660 Counseling for Career Adjustment & Change (3) EPC 662 Current Issues in Career Counseling OR (3) SPED 612 Career Education for the Handicapped

Electives (See following list) (5) M.S. Elective Focus on Career Counseling in Business and Industry
EPC 685 Counseling in Business, Industry and Government - HRM EPC 686 Counseling in Business, Industry and Government - Skill Development MGT 470 Organizational Development MGT 471 Organizations as Complex Systems MGT 661 Seminar in Organizational Theory MGT 670 Organizational Behavior and Administration
M.S. Elective Focus on Career Counseling in Higher Education
EPC 620 Student Personnel Profession SAS 601 American Higher Education SAS 667 The Organization and Administration of Community College Education SAS 673 Administration of Educational Change
M.S. Elective Focus on Career Counseling in Secondary Education
SAS 666 The Organization and Administration of American Secondary Education SAS 673 Administration of Educational Change EPC 423 School-Family Interpersonal Relations EPC 650 The Counselor in the Community
M.S. Elective Focus on Career Counseling in Private Practice
MGT 470 Organizational Development MGT 471 Organizations as Complex Systems MGT 475 Employment Practices MGT 661 Seminar in Organizational Theory PSY 465 Aging SOC 400 Organizational Analysis SPC 453 Communication Within the Organization
Certificate Program in Career Education and Counseling: (27 units)
Prerequisites: 1. Graduate degree in Educational Psychology and Counseling or related field; or basic Pupil Personnel Services Credential. OR Concurrent enrollment in a CSUN Educational Psychology and Counseling graduate degree program or P.P.S. Credential program. Note: The Certificate may not be awarded prior to the awarding of a M.A./M.S. or P.P.S. Credential. 2. Prequisite: One course in the Sociology of Work (SOC 340), or Mangagement and Organizational Behavior (MGT 360), or the equivalent.
Course Requirements (Minimum 18-24 units): EPC 657A Seminar in Career Counseling Theory (3) EPC 657B Seminar in Career Counseling Resources (3) EPC 653 Measurement in School and Career Counseling (3) EPC 655 Seminar in Techniques of Counseling (3) EPC 658 Seminar in Group Counseling (3) EPC 660 Counseling for Career Adjustment & Change (3) EPC 659C Fieldwork in Career Counseling (3) [requires 300 hrs internship/fieldwork experience as part of the program] EPC 662 Current Issues in Career Counseling OR (3) SPED 622 Career Education for the Handicapped EPC 607 Motivation in Educational Psychology OR (3) SOC 400 Organizational Analysis OR MGT 670 Seminar in Behavioral Science in Business
Professional Development Requirement:
In addition to course requirements, Career Education and Counseling 
Certificate students are expected to complete a minimum of 40 hours of 
professional development training outside of a classroom setting.  
Approved training might include conference attendance, seminars, 
workshops, professional organization meetings, and individually designed 

learning situations.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dr. Greg Jackson, NCCC, Coordinator
Graduate Programs in Career Counseling
Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling
California State University, Northridge
Education 2241
Northridge, CA  91330-8265
818/885-4977 (885 prefix will change to 667 -- July, 1996)

SUGGESTED ELECTIVES FOR GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN CAREER COUNSELING EPC 620 Student Personnel Profession EPC 622 American College Student and Campus Environment EPC 650 The Counselor in the Community EPC 685 Counseling in Business, Industry and Government - HRM EPC 686 Counseling in Business, Industry and Government - Skill Development MGT 470 Organizational Development MGT 471 Organizations as Complex Systems MGT 473 Personnel Administration MGT 475 Employment Practices MGT 477 The Managerial Process MGT 481 Human Resources Training and Development MGT 661 Seminar in Organizational Theory MGT 670 Seminar in Behavioral Science in Business PSYCH 430 Theories of Personality PSYCH 465 Aging PSYCH 483 Principles of Human Relations REC 415 Leisure and Aging REC 444 The Voluntary Community SAS 601 American Higher Education SAS 666 The Organization and Administration of American Secondary Education SAS 667 The Organization and Administration of Community College Education SAS 673 Administration of Educational Change SOC 400 Organizational Analysis SOC 440 Sociology of Aging SPCOM 453 Communication Within the Organization SPED 612 Career Education for the Handicapped

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