College of Education


First Year


1. ED 553 Professional, Legal & Ethical Issues in Counseling
An orientation to the school counseling profession and associated legal and ethical concerns.

2. ED 575 Human Development over the Lifespan
An introduction to developmental theory (personality, moral, cognitive, etc.) as applied to learners and the learning process.


3. ED 577 Group Procedures
Theory of group interactions; occasions for group counseling; techniques of handling groups for counseling. Prerequisite: ED 572.

4. ED 572 Fundamental Counseling Theory & Techniques
A study of basic counseling theories and techniques leading to the development of a tentative personal theory, followed by the testing of the theory through application of those techniques to real and role-playing experiences. A first course for those majoring in counseling and therapy.

Second Year


5. ED 672 Advanced Counseling Theory and Technique
An integration of theory models; inquiry into and participation in use of techniques in counseling. Prerequisite: ED 572


6. ED 673 Research for School Counselors
The nature of educational research with emphasis on problem identification, data gathering and analysis, and organization and presentation of the research report.

Fall or Spring

7. ED 671 Administration of Counseling and Guidance Services
The development of an effective counseling and guidance program; includes the determination of sound principles and functions of personnel; the organization and administration of the program and adjustment to changing conditions

8. ED 712 Practicum in Counseling
A variety of supervised, actual and simulated counseling experiences within the classroom and in the field. Prerequisites: all other course requirements and permission of instructor.

9. ED 501 Assisting Grieving Children and Families
Requirements for ED 712 include group facilitation for Brooke's Place for Grieving Young People which has a bi-monthly program night on the Butler campus.
Upon completion of six months of bi-monthly group facilitation, Butler School Counseling students will receive a certificate recognizing their specialized training and supervision in grief and loss issues of children.

Third Year


10. ED 722 Internship in Counseling - Phase I
300 clock hours of on-the-job experiences in all aspects of counseling and guidance with a qualified supervisor. Prerequisites: Counseling practicum and permission of instructor. Repeatable


11. ED 722 Internship in Counseling - Phase II
300 clock hours of on-the-job experiences in all aspects of counseling and guidance with a qualified supervisor. Prerequisites: Counseling practicum and permission of instructor. Repeatable


This program requires 3 hours of approved electives. A supplemental schedule of one credit hour workshops is available at the start of each semester. Please note that you are required to enroll for at least 6 hours to defer student loans, so you may want to schedule your electives accordingly.

Summer Classes

Butler offers one six week session mid-May to late June and a second, late June to the end of July. Summer classes meet M&W at 4P or 7P.

12. ED 547 Appraisal: Theory & Technique
Studies that provide an understanding of individual and group approaches to assessment and evaluation of all learners.

13. ED 676 Consultation in Counseling
Individual and group study of problems in counseling and guidance. Major emphasis upon problem-solving process and consultation.

14. ED 630 Valuing Diversity and Similarity
Cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, exceptionality and gender diversity concerns as well as sexual harassment issues in counseling and education are explored in this course.

15. ED 571 Career and Life Planning
To become aware of transitional periods throughout the life span and to present methods and materials that affect social, professional, and career choices for addressing these areas.

Please Note: Courses are offered only once a year. Exceptions: Practicum (ED 712), Internship (ED 722)

Fast Track Option

The fast track option is designed to assist students wishing to complete their program in less than three years. This option is limited to ten members of each twenty-four member cohort and may reduce the length of the three-year program by one or more semesters. This option involves taking a full twelve-hour (four course) load in the summer after the first year and nine hours (including internship) in the second semester of the second year. This option is particularly suited for students who are not employed fulltime. Those who are employed fulltime will find this option challenging and most likely, stressful. Students interested in this program need to consult with their advisor and declare their intention to select this option during their first semester in the program.