Master of Science:
Counseling Marriage and Family Therapy Courses

Courses in parentheses are prerequisites.

A. Required Courses for All Specializations (44 units)

Units Course Title Old Code

(3)

EDC 210*

Multicultural/Ethnic Counseling
(EDUC 155 and EDUC 156)

-

(3)

EDC 212*

Gender Roles in Counseling
(EDUC 155 and EDUC 156)

-

(3)

EDC 214*

Dynamics of Human Development

-

(3)

EDC 216

Counseling Theory
(EDUC 155 and EDUC 156; Corequisite: EDC 280)

-

(3)

EDC 218*

Assessment in Counseling
(EDUC 155 and EDUC 156)

-

(3)

EDC 219*

Group Processes in Counseling
(EDUC 155, EDUC 156, EDC 216, EDC 280)

-

(3)

EDC 231

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
(EDC 216, EDC 218, EDC 280; classified student in the Counselor Education Program)

-

(3)

EDC 233

Substance Abuse and Addiction (EDC 231)

-

(3)

EDC 250

Education Research
(Graduate standing)

-

(3)

EDC 252

Legal and Ethical Issues in Professional Counseling

-

(3)

EDC 260*

Career Development
(EDUC 155 and EDUC 156; classified student in the Counselor Education Program)

-

(2)

EDC 280

Practicum in Communication
(EDUC 155 and EDUC 156; Corequisite: EDC 216)

-

(3)

EDC 475*°

Practicum in Counseling
(EDC 210, EDC 214, EDC 216, EDC 280. Additional prerequisites by specialization: Career - EDC 212+, EDC 218, EDC 219+, EDC 260, EDC 262+

-

(6)

EDC 480*°

Field Study in Counseling
(EDC 475; Additional prerequisites by specialization: MFCC specialization: completion of required courses except culminating requirement; Corequisite: By specialization: School - EDC 272)

-

B. Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling Specialization Requirements (17 units)

Units Course Title Old Code

Select one of the following classes: EDC 234 or EDC 254

(3)

EDC 234

Seminar: Marriage and Family Counseling
(EDC 214, EDC 216, EDC 280; classified student in the Counselor Education Program; Corequisite: For MFCC specialization: EDC 476)

-

(3)

EDC 254

Counseling and Psychotropic Medicine
(EDC 231)

-

(3)

EDC 272

Counseling Children and Youth
(EDC 216, EDC 242, EDC 280; classified student in the Counselor Education Program; Corequisite: School Counseling Specialization: EDC 475)

-

(3)

EDC 244

Trauma and Crisis Counseling
(EDC 170 and EDC 171)

-

(1)

EDC 476

Practicum in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling
(EDC 216, EDC 280; classified student in the Counselor Education Program; Corequisite: EDC 234)

-

(2)

Elective

Elective

-

(5) Electives**

C. Culminating Requirement (1 units)

Students must choose one of the following two options for their culminating requirement during their last semester in the program:

Units Course Title Old Code

(1)

EDC 290

Master's Culminating Experience
(Advanced to candidacy for the master's degree and enrollment in the last semester of course work)

-

Thesis or Project. Students who select thesis or project must file a petition in the Department office one semester in advance. First semester enrollees are to register for EDC 505. Students who do not complete the thesis/project in one semester are to petition for and enroll in either EDC 550 or EDC 551.

Oral/Written Examination & Portfolio. Students usually enroll in an optional elective, EDC 290, preparation course. The examination occurs each semester. Students are expected to develop and present a personal theory paper. Students respond to questions from a case study presentation and counseling vignette: Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination.

In order to pass this multiple choice examination, a student must meet the minimum criterion score set by the Department of Counselor Education. Categories covered include:

  • Human Growth and Development
  • Social and Cultural Foundations
  • Helping Relationships
  • Group Work
  • Career and Lifestyle Development
  • Appraisal
  • Research and Program Evaluation
  • Professional Orientation and Ethics

**If the Comprehensive Exam (0 units) is selected as the Culminating Requirement (see Section C), EDC 290 is recommended as an elective.
°Department petition required the semester prior to enrollment.
+Concurrent enrollment allowed with permission of instructor.
#Students are encouraged to meet with faculty advisor prior to registration.