Career Counseling: Essential Elements

ED 501 Course Syllabus and Assignments

Course Readings

Essential Elements of Career Counseling by Norman Amundson. 2009 Columbus, Ohio ID: Merrill Pearson. 161 pages.

Course Description

This course will examine the realities, theories and job market trends involved in career
counseling. Educators will review the context of the human relationships involved when
choosing various career options. Student/Client concerns and problems that are related
to knowing "thy-self" when exploring career possibilities are explored. Counselors will
learn about the latest career centers and technologies for researching career
demographics. Educators will develop writings, action plans or activities that assist
students with career searches and evaluating the process for use in counseling settings

Course Objectives

1. Educators will examine the myths and realities of career counseling as well as the
latest theories and technological developments in career counseling.

2. Teachers will review the context of career planning and the relationships involved
within the various disciplines and the associated responsibilities.

3. Counselors will be presented with strategies for defining and addressing student
concerns, decisions and the problems they will encounter in self-understanding.

4. Students will be able to use career counseling websites to access trends in labor
markets and get guidance for making a virtual career center at their school.

5. Teachers will develop writings that use action plans, career planning, consolidating
career decisions and evaluating student progress in counseling settings.

Career Counseling: Essential Elements

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Course Syllabus and Assignment Rubrics

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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards seeks to identify and recognize teachers who effectively enhance student learning and demonstrate the high level of knowledge, skills, abilities and commitments. This course aligns with #1, #2, #3 #4 and #5 of those standards.

Chapter Review/Reflections:

Write several paragraphs summarizing the main ideas, knowledge or information you thought was significant from each chapter in the book. Extended bullet points of main issues are also acceptable. See rubric for guidelines.

Chapters:

1. Career Counseling: Myths, Realities & Trends
2. Career Theories to Help clients
3. Context and Career Planning
4. Negotiating Career Relationships
5. Defining the Client's Career Concerns
6. Problems: Self-Understanding
7. Contextual and Labor Market Options
8. Using Websites: Career Counseling
9. Building and Using a Virtual Career Center
10. Consolidation, Decision Making
11. Implementing Action Plans
12. Evaluating client Progress
13. Adapting Career Counseling to Counseling settings

Writing Assignments

Read the book, Essentials of Career Counseling by Norman Amundson. Write Chapter Reviews/Reflections for each chapter in the book. Then Research this topic and write a Research Review. Now develop a Lesson/Unit plan or a Project/Activity using concepts in the book and your writings. The last assignment involved writing a two-page Final Application Essay linking key concepts from the book and pulling the course experiences together. Focus your writings and activities on the concepts and strategies from the book and assignments on how you can apply them to your school or classroom, teaching methodology and instruction. See Assignment Rubrics below.

Required Assignments

1. Book readings write Reviews/Reflections
2. Research Article Review
3. Project/Activity or Lesson/unit plan
4. Final application essay

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Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca 727-258-7233

Career Counseling: Essential Elements

$395

3 Credits

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Email * (please provide personal email - school district emails often fail or get blocked)
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