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Agenda Item FA 11-56

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

COEHS - Leadership, School Counseling, & Sport Management

Programs of Study Changes (1 packages)

11/03/11: Passed

11/08/11: Approved

Log Number: 201101-23

Leadership, School Counseling, & Sport Management  - Graduate

Change a degree-major of an existing program

Master of Education - Counselor Education Major


Summary of the Changes:

MHS 6201 Assessment in Counseling course content is a duplicate in another program course EDF 6495 Research in Counseling. To increase efficiency and to avoid exceeding a 48 credit hour program, it is determined that the assignments in MHS 6201 Assessment in Counseling will be inserted into the EDF 6495 Research in Counseling course.

SDS 6831 Management of Resources is an existing School Counseling Program course. It was dropped from the program of study in 201005 due to the CACREP requirement that we add an ESOL course TSL6700 to our program, and wanting to maintain a 48 credit hour program, it was determined that SDS6831 would be removed. However, with the termination of MHS6201 Assessment in Counseling, it would benefit the program to re-instate SDS6831 and allow us to maintain a 48 credit hour program. The 6 credit hour prerequisites of sociology or psychology are removed as they are not needed to determine quality candidates because the admissions process is extensive and focuses more directly on school counseling.

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From:       Stone, Carolyn 
Sent:        Sunday, October 09, 2011 8:11 PM
To:           Hetrick, Barbara
Cc:           Schumacher, Rebecca A; Lai-Chin, Fong Chuen; Carter, Candice

Subject:   FW: School Counseling APC review 10/6/11


Hello Dean Hetrick-  

I am the program leader for School Counseling in COEHS- At the APC meeting October 6, 2011, the School Counseling Program (Log# 201101-23) requested removal of a six credit pre-requisite of courses in sociology and/or psychology. The APC Committee requested approval from the Dean of COAS before the APC request can move forward. This email requests your approval. 

The rationale for the removal of this pre-requisite: 
The School Counseling Program has a rigorous application process that assesses personal/social qualities that are essential to the role of school counselor. Over the past five years, all applicants admitted have met this prerequisite in their undergraduate work as we accept sociology and/or psychology courses from many disciplines and most colleges. In addition, this pre-requisite initially causes unnecessary confusion from potential applicants about what this requirement entails. As for outcomes of preparation, our students pass the Florida Teacher Education Exam for certification. There is no evidence to indicate that these pre-requisites impact preparation for school counselors.

Thank you for your review and please post comments on the School Counseling APC package.

Sincerely, Carolyn Stone


From:        Hetrick, Barbara 

Sent:        Wednesday, October 12, 2011 5:47 PM
To:            Lai-Chin, Fong Chuen
Subject:   RE: School Counseling APC review 10/6/11


Based on the assent from the Department of Sociology, I will endorse this request.

Barb Hetrick