Career Awareness, Exploration, and Development - COUN 6330

Format: Online

Duration: 14 weeks

Credits: 3

Choosing a career is one of the most important tasks in life. Since so much time is spent at work, it’s important that you choose a career that fits you professionally as well as fulfills you personally. Ideally, a career should help support a meaningful existence.

This course explores the interrelationships among lifestyle, workplace and career planning as they apply to the role of the school career counselor. You will also study difficulties specific to helping students and clients with career selection and development, and how they are related to personality conflicts and adjustment. By the end of this course you will be able to help others develop a career profile based on their abilities, personality and interests.

Course Highlights

  • Learn to use the Self-Directed Search (SDS) career interest inventory by testing it on a volunteer.
  • Interview someone about their job to research and analyze career paths and choices.

Course Topics

Throughout each week of the course, you will focus on a core topic or theme. Sample topics for COUN 6330 are listed below and are subject to change based on the instructor.

  • From Where We Have Come to Where We Are Going
  • Models of Career Counseling
  • Integrating Personal and Career Counseling
  • Complete This Form: The Counselor Will Be Right With You
  • What Is This Assessment Really Revealing?
  • Learning About Learning About Careers
  • Career Counseling in a Multicultural Society
  • He Said She Said
  • Serving the Career Counseling Needs of the LGBT Community
  • Serving Individuals with Disabilities and Individuals Experiencing Job Loss
  • Are We the Masters of Our Own Fate?
  • Girls and Boys of Happy Time Elementary
  • Developing Career Programs
  • Worker Interview

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of COUN 6330 students will be able to:

  • Articulate the role of work in people’s lives and the relationship of work and family.
  • Describe the development of the career counseling field and the major career theories. Explain career counseling competencies and ethical standards.
  • Explain the career development of diverse and multicultural populations.
  • Develop a career/personal profile.
  • Identify decision-making models appropriate for use in career development.
  • Demonstrate the value of employing Computer-assisted Guidance Programs and internet websites.

Want to Learn More?

To find out more details about this course or others in the online Master of Education in School Counseling from Our Lady of the Lake University, call 855-275-1082 to speak with an admissions adviser or request more information.

The content presented on this page is representative information for example purposes and is subject to change as course and student needs change over time.