Counseling, Development and Higher Education Courses

Child Development, EDCD = 0518

Counselor Education, EDSS = 0510

Child Development, EDCD = 0518

1210. Assessment and Observation. 3 hours. Methods in observation and reporting of child development. Developmental assessment of infants, children and adolescents. Methods, reading and reporting of research in human development and family studies.

1220. Human Development. 3 hours. Introduction to the theories and processes of physical, cognitive and social development of the individual from conception until death. Suitable for non-majors.

1250. Infant and Toddler Development. 3 hours. The growth and development of the child from conception to three years, including the influence of the family and environment.

1260. Infant and Toddler Education and Care. 3 hours. Focus on developmentally appropriate interactions with infants and toddlers to promote optimal development in home and group education and care. Includes planning environments and choosing equipment and materials. 15 hours field observation in infant/toddler day care. Prerequisite(s): EDCD 1250.

2000. Marriage and Family Living. 3 hours. Factors of dating, courtship, marriage and family relationships.

2010. Parent, Family and Caregiver Skills. 3 hours. Cross-cultural orientation in family life, roles of family members, family law, caregiving and parenting skills, and parent/teacher/school interactions. Satisfies Diversity in the United States requirement of the University Core Curriculum.

2900. Special Problems. 1-3 hours. Open to lower level students capable of developing a problem independently. Problems chosen by the student and developed through conferences with the instructor.

3000. Advanced Marriage and Family Living. 3 hours. Family, beginning with marriage through remaining life cycles.

3320. Early Childhood Development. 3 hours. Physical, cognitive, emotional and social development in early childhood. Observation and case study of children ages 3 to 6.

4140. School-Age Child Care Programs. 3 hours. The components in before and after school child care and related programs that are developmentally appropriate and benefit children aged 5 through 12 are explored. These include planning, implementing and evaluating activities, facilities, programs, staff, budgets and other aspects necessary for providing healthy services for children.

4160. Family Life Education. 3 hours. The practice and process of family life education and training of professionals in the child development and family field. Curriculum and program development and evaluation. Teaching strategies and professional responsibilities. Prerequisite(s): EDCD 2010 and 3000.

4500. School-age and Adolescent Development. 3 hours. Theories and characteristics of the development of school-age children and adolescents. Effects of family, school, community and other factors on development. Some observation required.

4510. Guidance of Children and Youth. 3 hours. Focus on guidance and management that is developmentally appropriate for children from birth through adolescence. Research-based, crosscultural, with practical applications and case studies.

4550. Transitions in Family Living and Work. 3 hours. The effects of family living and work performance throughout the life cycle are considered. Selected skills are offered and/or practiced to enhance a better balance between family roles and the job.

4590. Preprimary Curriculum, Organization and Management. 4 hours. (3;3) Developmentally appropriate practice in the education and care of young children, including learning environment, curriculum planning and organization. Practical training in appropriate guidance and teaching techniques during three hours per week in the UNT Child Development Laboratory in addition to three hours per week in class. Prerequisite(s): EDCD 3320, 4510 (CD majors) or EDEC 3350 (Option IV).

4600. Prepracticum. 1 hour. Professional seminar interrelates theoretical concepts with work experience. Professionalism, ethics, and problem solving are emphasized.

4601. Practicum I. 3 hours. The practicum requires a minimum of 150 clock hours of experience with children and/or families, plus one-hour weekly seminars and conference times. Students must have senior status and meet with an adviser the previous semester for approval of practicum site. Prerequisite(s): EDCD 4600.

4602. Practicum II. 3 hours. The practicum requires a minimum of 150 clock hours of experience with children and/or families, plus one-hour weekly seminars and conference times. Students must have senior status and meet with an adviser the previous semester for approval of practicum site. Prerequisite(s): EDCD 4600.

4610. Community Resources Related to Children and Families. 3 hours. Analyzing community resources and needs as related to the family life cycle; ecological approach; home, school and community collaboration; exploration of careers related to children and families. Fifteen hours a semester in field work arranged. Same as EDEE 5570.

4620. Administration of Programs for Children, Youth and Families. 3 hours. Analysis of programs, personnel policies, facility administration and related topics for teachers and administrators who work with children, youth and families. Prerequisite(s): course in child development.

4800. Studies in Child Development. 3 hours. Organized classes for specific program needs and student interests. Prerequisite(s): consent of department. Limited-offering basis. May be repeated for credit.

4900. Special Problems. 1-3 hours. Open to advanced students capable of developing a problem independently. Problems chosen by student and developed through conferences with the instructor.

Counselor Education, EDSS = 0510

4610. Appraisal Techniques. 3 hours. Principles, concepts, procedures of appraisal, and utilizing tests and non-test instruments and techniques. Prerequisite(s): EDSS 3610, 3620, 3630 and 3640, or consent of department.

4620. Interpersonal Skills in Helping Relationships and Addictions Counseling. 3 hours. Didactic and experiential training in interpersonal relationships; analysis and application of effective counseling activities. Special emphasis placed on chemical abuse counseling. Prerequisite(s): EDSS 3610, 3620, 3630 and 3640, or consent of department.

4630. Counseling Associate Practicum I. 3 hours. Laboratory experience to acquaint counseling associates with agency organization and administrative structure; policies and procedures; community involvement and referral agencies. Prerequisite(s): EDSS 4610 and 4620, and a 2.75 grade point average.

4640. Counseling Associate Practicum II. 3 hours. Laboratory experience under supervision of qualified agency counselors; development of specific proficiencies of the counseling associate to assist professional counselors in a specific work setting. Prerequisite(s): EDSS 4610 and 4620, and a 2.75 grade point average.

4900-4910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each.

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