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General Course Information for CED606: Development and Evaluation

Course: CED606 - Development and Evaluation
Textbook: For the correct edition of the textbook assigned to a specific class, go to: http://www.nutextdirect.com

Course Prerequisite(s):
Course Description: This course will focus on the designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating of a contemporary school counseling program in accordance with the National Standards. Foundations of school counseling programs are covered, as are results based guidance. Finally, students will learn the leadership skills necessary to implement the program and counseling services to meet the needs of the community they are servicing. Practicum experience is required.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Justify the effectiveness of using data-based-decisions in developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating a comprehensive guidance program based on the ASCA National Model.
  • Analyze and present data to share program outcomes and student achievement using technology.
  • Compare the activities of a practicing professional school counselor to the recommendations of ASCA with recommendation for data based change towards a comprehensive guidance program.
  • Synthesize empirical evidence to support a comprehensive guidance and counseling program and student learning.
  • Evaluate a site-based guidance and counseling program that serves a diverse student population measuring the effectiveness of the program and the impact on student learning.
Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
  • PUPIL PERSONNEL SERVICES CREDENTIAL SCHOOL COUNSELING (PPSC)
    • Construct curriculum for diverse classrooms and classroom interventions strategies based on learning theory.
    • Develop and evaluate comprehensive guidance programs based on relevant data.
    • Interpret findings of social science research, developed and implement by the student, to professional practice.
    • Propose career based programs and interventions based on career development theories, and the impact of career development on school behavior and learning.
  • UNIVERSITY INTERNSHIP CREDENTIAL PROGRAM FOR PUPIL PERSONNEL SERVICES SCHOOL COUNSELING
    • Construct curriculum for diverse classrooms and classroom interventions strategies based on learning theory.
    • Construct curriculum for diverse classrooms and classroom interventions strategies based on learning theory.
    • Develop and evaluate comprehensive guidance programs based on relevant data.
    • Develop and evaluate comprehensive guidance programs based on relevant data.
    • Integrate computer technology relevant to the tasks and roles of a school counselor.
    • Perform as professional school counselors and professional leaders reflecting the history and trends of the profession to enhance the field of school counseling.
    • Propose career based programs and interventions based on career development theories, and the impact of career development on school behavior and learning.
    • Propose career based programs and interventions based on career development theories, and the impact of career development on school behavior and learning.

Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.

Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.

The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like: http://nu.libguides.com/citations

National University Library:
National University Library supports academic rigor and student academic success by providing access to scholarly books and journals both electronically and in hard copy. Print materials may be accessed at the Library in San Diego or through document delivery for online and regional students. Librarians are available to provide training, reference assistance, and mentoring at the San Diego Library and virtually for online or regional students. Please take advantage of Library resources:

URL: http://www.nu.edu/library.

Contact the Library:

  • RefDesk@nu.edu
  • (858) 541-7900 (direct line)
  • 1-866-NU ACCESS x7900 (toll free)

Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help

  • Recorded class presentations
  • Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-Review, and more)

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml

Ethics:
Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.

Technology:
Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.

Diversity:
Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.

Civility:
As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
  • Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
  • There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures