Masters of Education – Curriculum & Instruction with an Emphasis in School Counseling

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Program Price: $14,040*

Program Date:
November 4, 2019 – August 2021
Touro Campus
874 American Pacific Dr.
Henderson, NV 89014
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Masters of Education – Curriculum & Instruction with an Emphasis in School Counseling

You will be prepared to meet the academic, career, personal, and social needs of a diverse K-12 student population at the completion of the Master’s in Education – Curriculum and Instruction School Counseling program. Offered entirely online, with the exception of your internship, this cohort-based program is designed for busy teachers who are seeking career advancement. The coursework will enable the student to become endorsed in school counseling by the Nevada DOE. Some books will be required for this program.

Complete the CTE application to receive priority applicant status and secure your seat in the program. It’s easy and takes just a few minutes. Click the SIGN UP NOW button above to start your registration process.
• Your tuition costs will be paid directly to Touro University with Financial Aid. Financial aid is available with the university for those who qualify.
• Students may opt for a payment plan which breaks up the outstanding semester term balance into 4 equal payments. Students have until the first Friday at the start of the semester term to enroll in a payment plan. There is a one time (per term) set up fee of $50.00. The payments are made automatically on the 5th of each month.
*All fees are included in the program cost except a $75 TUN nonrefundable application fee. The university has the discretion to increase tuition annually.

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Program Date: November 4, 2019 – October 2021

Touro University Nevada

Touro University Nevada is a private Jewish institution that maintains a School of Education that is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and all licensure programs are approved by the Nevada State Department of Education.

Why Touro University Nevada (TUN) is the right choice for your Professional Growth Plan (PGP)?

• TUN is an approved Institution of Higher Education by the Nevada Department of Education (NV DOE) to be a teacher preparation program provider.

• 1 credit earned at TUN equates to 8 CUs. Thus, a 3-credit course = 24 Contact Units (CUs). A minimum of 225 CUs is needed for column movement.

• Non-approved Institutions of Higher Education earn 5 CUs per 1 semester credit. Therefore, a 3-credit course (non-approved) = 15 CUs

• Completion of this 36-graduate credit Masters program = 288 CUs

Requirements Overview

• Baccalaureate degree or higher

• Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher

• Demonstrate two years of teaching experience

• Hold a valid state teaching license

ECIV 657 – Introduction to School Counseling (3 credits)
Course Date: November 4 – December 24

This course offers an introduction and summary of basic counseling skills and interpersonal relations theories. The course will familiarize students to various theories, roles, functions, and current issues of school counseling. The course will focus on initial skills needed by today’s school counselors to work with varied populations in educational and professional settings.

SPDV 628 – Human Development and Learning in the Cultural Context (3 credits)
Course Date: January 2, 2020 – February

This course focuses on: the nature of motor, cognitive, emotional, social, and moral development with implications for classroom teaching; integration of theory and research findings from the fields of developmental and educational psychology; and exploration of multicultural contexts for growth, development, and learning. 10 field experience hours.

ECIV 658 – Legal Issues in School Counseling (3 credits)
Course Date: March 2 – May 1

This course familiarizes legal and ethical practices and principles for the school counselor. Significance will be placed on the legal and ethical issues school counselors will meet with their varied populations such as Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Individual Education Programs (IEPs), 504 plans, mediation, consultation and collaboration, due process, confidentiality laws, family and student rights, counseling Code of Ethics, and Federal and State laws.

ECIV 659 – Individual Counseling in a School Setting (3 credits)
Course Date: May 4 – June 26

This course focuses on basic helping-relationship practices based on individual’s personal, academic, and/or social intervention and guidance. Techniques, skills, and previous learned theories are investigated and applied to situations commonly faced by counselors in a school setting. A ten hour practicum is required with this course.

ECIV 664 – Child and Family Counseling (2 Credits)
Course Date: July – October

This course examines methods for including parents, families and communities in schools. It stresses a systems perception that incorporates consultation and partnership in addressing academic, career and personal/social achievement for students. Family dynamics and influence on school success will also be addressed. A five hour practicum is required for this course.

ECIV 663 – Career Counseling in a School Setting (2 credits)
Course Date: July – October

This course provides an outline of the main career development theories. Vocational guidance and occupational/educational information sources and systems are studied. Career development program planning, resources, computerized information systems, and evaluation will be included. Significance will be placed on how career counseling and vocational guidance are practiced by the school counselor. A five hour practicum is required for this course.

ECIV 662 – Testing and Assessment (2 credits)
Course Date: July – October

This course is designed to familiarize students with various state and national assessments and analyzing scores for educational use. Students will be familiarized with different testing programs which show student growth. Students will evaluate the quality of tests and measures for reliability, measurement error, validity, normative groups and test scores, as well as standards-based assessments. Students will examine the psychology of test success and failure as well as the role that gender plays in test taking.

ECIV 660 – Group Counseling in a School Setting (3 credits)
Course Date: November – December

In this course, students will study the dynamics and primary methods to group counseling with importance on starting a counseling group, leading groups effectively, and evaluating outcomes. Understanding of group procedures, leadership, and membership is stressed. Support and self-help groups are included along with the ethical issues distinctive to group settings. A ten hour practicum is required for this course.

ECIV 665 – Organizations and Administration of School Counseling Programs (3 credits)
Course Date: January 2021 – February

This course is expected to educate students of how guidance and counseling services are efficiently structured in schools. In organizing guidance program, students are trained of the philosophy, the goals and objectives of which these services are meant to fulfill in the school. The course will examine the needs, nature and the objectives of the services offered in schools.

SPDV 603 – Introduction to Special Education (3 credits)
Course Date: March – April

The historical background to current approaches to teaching children with disabilities; special education and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; current theories and methodologies in special education; inclusion and the concept of the least restrictive environment; early intervention; special education programs, curricula, classroom management, and technologies; educational challenges and instructional approaches with children whose disabilities are associated with mental retardation, physical and sensory impairments, language delays, emotional disturbance, and learning disabilities; introduction to approaches and debates on reading and language arts instruction for native English speakers and English language learners.

ECIV 661 – Multicultural Counseling in a School Setting 10 Hours (3 credits)
Course Date: May – June

This course is intended to familiarize students to multicultural issues involved in counseling. The course will highlight both the cultural components and the social environment of social groups present in schools. Subjects of prejudice and discrimination, as well as cultural differences among these groups, will be discussed. The development of becoming an effective multicultural counselor in terms of becoming more aware of the ideals and customs of persons from other racial/ethnic groups will be stressed. Self-awareness of ones sensitivities, presumptions, expectations, and behaviors towards various social groups, including one’s own groups, will be incorporated. A ten hour practicum is required for this course.

ECIV 667 – Parental Involvement and Family Engagement (3 credits)
Course Date: July – August

This course will emphasize the importance of school and family communication and collaboration in order to support the student learning environment in school and at home. Participants will discuss the importance of promoting an equal partnership between parents, families and schools in making decisions that affect children, parents and families and in informing, influencing and creating school policies, practices and programs.

ECIV 666 – Internship in School Counseling – 600 hrs throughout program (3 credits)

Students are provided with a closely supervised experience in applying the principles and concepts acquired through course work. The internship takes place in an educational organization under the supervision of a practicing school/district counselor and a Touro faculty member. Theories and concepts will be applied to practical situations that are presented in a school counseling environment.
Requirement: 600 field experience hours.

*Degree Conferral Date: September 10, 2021