The Counseling and Career Development (CCD) program is designed to prepare professional counselors for positions in public schools, higher education systems, counseling centers and other arenas. With coursework that provides a strong foundation in knowledge as well as guided practicum and internship experiences through supervision and self-discovery, this master’s degree prepares you to effectively counsel people of all ages in developing self-awareness, exploration, and decision-making skills.

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accredits this program, unique within the state of Colorado for its career development emphasis. Students may opt to begin the accreditation process to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).  Students may choose from the following CACREP specialties:

School Counseling: Students who are preparing to specialize as school counselors will demonstrate the professional knowledge and skills necessary to promote the academic, career, and personal/social development of all P–12 students through data-informed school counseling programs.

Career Counseling: Students who are preparing to specialize as career counselors will demonstrate the professional knowledge and skills necessary to help people develop life-career plans, with a focus on the interaction of work and other life roles.

Effective Spring 2014

Required Core Courses
EDCO 500Career and Employment Concepts3
EDCO 625Foundations of Counseling3
EDCO 650Individual Guidance and Counseling3
EDCO 651Group Guidance and Counseling3
EDCO 652Ethics in Counseling/Career Development3
EDCO 656Tests and Assessment3
EDCO 660Career Development Counseling3
EDCO 686Practicum-Guidance and Counseling4
EDCO 693Seminar-Guidance and Counseling3
EDCO 696Group Study3
EDRM 600Introduction to Research Methods3
EDUC 651Multicultural and Special Populations3
Specialization Option
Select one specialization option 15-17
Program Total Credits:52-54

Options

School Counseling Option

EDCO 550Professional School Counseling3
EDCO 552School Counseling Program Delivery/Evaluation3
EDCO 687Internship-Guidance and Counseling6
Elective 13
Program Total Credits:15

 A minimum of 52 credits are required to complete this program. 

Career Counseling Option

EDCO 687Internship-Guidance and Counseling6
EDCO 692Seminar-Brief Counseling3
Electives 16
Program Total Credits:15

 A minimum of 52 credits are required to complete this program. 

College Counseling Option

EDCO 687Internship-Guidance and Counseling6
EDHE 662Trends/Issues/Assessment in Higher Education2
EDHE 670College Student Personnel Administration3
EDHE 673Student Development Theory3
EDHE 676Organizational Behavior in Student Affairs3
Program Total Credits:17

 A minimum of 54 credits are required to complete this program.  

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Courses approved by advisor. Possible courses include advanced counseling courses (EDCO), adult education (EDAE), human development and family studies(HDFS), social work (SOWK), psychology (PSY), organizational performance and change (EDOD), and women’s studies (WS).