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COURSE SYLLABUSDepartment: Educational Studies, Leadership and CounselingCourse Number: GUI 636 Credit Hours: 3 semester hours I. Title: Educational and Vocational Development II. Catalog Description:A survey of the principles, practices, and techniques of group instructions and individual guidance of elementary students in studying and evaluating occupations. III. Purpose:The purpose of this course is to provide a career education focus for the elementary school. At this level this is an orientation to elementary school counseling, especially self-concept development and decision-making. In addition, specific student problematic behaviors are delt with. Information services are also highlighted as well as Kentucky's Educational Reform Act learner expectations and specific skills - especially goal three self sufficiency and goal four effective group membership. All ofthese are at the heart and soul of elementary school counseling IV. Course Objectives:A. Students will gain knowledge of:1. Elementary School Counseling Programs2. Elementary School Problematic Students3. Occupational information, classification systems, and career clusters (Theme 4, 8)4. Services of occupational information (Theme 8, 9)5. Developmental theories of occupational choice (Theme 2, 4, 11) 6. Materials for use in a developmental guidance program including career education/career development (Theme 2, 4, 11)7. Assessment tools appropriate for elementary students regarding developmental needs and career education. (theme 2, 13)8. Decision-making processes for elementary students (Theme 2, 6)9. Career development and Individualized Graduation Plan for middle schoolstudentsB. Students will develop skills to:1. Assess self concept development2. Identify problematic students and develop algorithms forproblem management3. Evaluate educational-vocational information and materials (Theme 4)4. Locate and classify career information (Theme 4, 11)5. Utilize career clusters (Theme 4, 11) 6. Develop decision-making (Theme 6)7. Enhance self-development (Theme 2) 8. Explore career development over the life span (Theme 2, 4, 11)9. Infuse total career education concepts into the curriculum10. Develop Elementary Counseling convention V. Content Outline:A. Historical Perspective on Elementary Guidance and CounselingB. Elementary School Counseling todayC. Specific Programs and GoalsD. Special Problematic AreasE. Self Enhancement and Decision MakingF. Career Development Theories G. Individual Graduation PlanH. Methods and Materials for Elementary Counselors VI. Instructional Activities:1. Acquisition/integration A. Portfolio Entry2. Extension/refinement B. On Demand Task3. ApplicationAcquisition and refinement of theA. Knowledge base of elementary school counselors and career development at the elementary/middle school1. Kentucky's Beginning Counseling Standards2. Managing Problematic Students3. Kentucky's KEA goals (1-2 B)4. Career Development Theories (1-2 B)5. Decision Making Strategies (1-2 B)6. Career exploration information and materials (1-2 B)5. Self-concept and assessment and enhancement materials (1B) Career EducationB. Skills application at elementary/middle school level1. Elementary Guidance Curiculuim Plan (3A)2. Problemantic intervention and algoritms (3A)3. Kentucky's transition plan for 8th graders (3A)4. Career exploration unit (3A)5. Decision making unit (3A)6. Self enhancement development unit (3A) VII. Field and Clinical Experience:A. Review contemporary elementary counseling materials that are being used in schoolsB. Develop developmental Guidance CurriculimC. Develop treatment protroctor and critical pathways for problematic studentsVIII. Resources:A. Fredrickson, Ronald, H. Career Information. Prentice-Hall (1982).B. American School Counselor Association (1985). The role of the school counselor in career guidance: expectations and responsibilities. The School Counselor 32(3), 164-168.C. Gysben, N.C. & Moore, E. J. (1986). Career counseling skills and techniques for practitioners. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall. D. See addendum for Bibliography. IX. Grading/Assessment:You will be required to develop a professional portfolio which could be utilized in job seeking. This portfolio will demonstrate competencies of the beginning counselor standards. You will recieve a score from the rubruic accompanying this section of the Syllabis. You will also recieve a score for each individual piece of work.1. On Demand Assessments (2) (20 points)2. Portfolio entries-Introductory statement your beliefs and practices which you will perform Standards 1 & 2a. Develop a comprehensive Guidance curriculim1. Specific Decision making unit2. Self-concept enhancementb. Develop forms to be used for evaluation and program management Standards 3,4 & 5c. Develop treatment protocols and critical pathways (alogrithm) for managing problematic studentsd. Articulate outcome of effective practices into treatment plans (what research says about specific problem) Standard 6e. Identify assessment tools, especially self concept assessments, and how you will utilize them Standard 7Encorporated into introductory commentsX. Attendance Policy:This course adheres to the policy published in the MSU Graduate Bulletin. XI. Academic Honesty Policy:Cheating, plagiarism (submitting another person’s material as one’s own), or doing work for another person which will receive academic credit are all impermissible. This includes the use of unauthorized books, notebooks or other sources in order to secure or give help during an examination, the unauthorized copying of examinations, assignments, reports, or term papers or the presentation or unacknowledged material as if it were the student’s own work. Disciplinary action may be taken beyond the academic discipline administered by the faculty member who teaches the course in which the cheating took place. XII. Text and References: A. Holgren, Elementary School Counseling.B. Worzbyt, J & O'Rourk, K. (1989) Elementary School Counseling. Muncie, Accelerated Development. XIII. Prerequisites:NoneGUI2/636BIBLIOGRAPHY GUI 636American School Counselor Association (1977), The unique role of the elementaryschool counselor. (Position paper adopted by ASCAGoverning Board). Elleson, V.J. & Onnenh, A.G. (1976). John Inc, In school careereducation/experience. Elementary School Guidance and Counseling 10(4),


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