Program of Study

Program of Study

Core Program of Study

Students usually take 12-15 credit hours per semester.

Semester I - Fall

GPS 700 Culture and Language Seminar (1)
COU 712 Orientation to the Profession of School Guidance Counseling (3)
COU 717 Lifespan Development (3)
COU 721 Foundations in Helping Skills I (3)
COU 730 Social and Cultural Diversity Foundations and Multicultural Counseling (4)
COU 732 Theories and Approaches in Counseling and Psychotherapy (3)

Semester II - Spring

COU 709 Counseling Deaf People (3)
COU 716 Psychopharmacology for Counselors (1)
COU 720 Introduction to Research for Counselors (3)
COU 731 SIMSOC: Simulated Society (1)
COU 740 Practicum in School Counseling (4)*
COU 751 Group Counseling with Deaf Students in Schools (4)
COU 758 Counseling Deaf Students with Additional Special Needs (3)

Summer Session

COU 702 Play Therapy (3)
COU 703 Substance Prevention for Children and Youth (3)

Semester III - Fall

COU 715 Family Therapy (3)
COU 734 Lifestyles and Career Development (3)
COU 737 Organization and Administration of School Guidance Programs (3)
COU 741 Internship I in School Counseling (4)
COU 748 Principles of Assessment in Counseling (3)
HSL 707 Audiology and Hearing Technology for Educators and Counseling Professionals (2)

Semester IV - Spring

COU 790 Internship II in School Counseling (12)*

*Each student will be required to take a Gallaudet University American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (GU-ASLPI) and attain a rating of Intermediate before being allowed to enter COU 740: Practicum. A rating of Intermediate Plus must be attained before beginning COU 790: Internship.

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