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Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

EDCE 522 - Career Development and Counseling


This course is available both online and residentially.

This course provides students an understanding of career development and related life factors. Students study career development theory, techniques, and decision-making models. Students learn procedures for planning and conducting effective job searches, assessment instruments and techniques relevant to career planning and decision-making, and the use of career information. Emphasis is placed on understanding the interrelationships between career decision-making and personal, family, and environmental factors such as spiritual and religious values, familial influences, gender, socio-economic status, interests, abilities, and preferences. Career transitions and the relationship between career and life style are explored. Particular career development processes and activities in K-12 schools are explored with an emphasis on the similarities and differences at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

Credits: 3



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