Oct 23, 2021
EDSP 5723 - Transition Career Development: Research and Theory
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the basic concepts, theories, and techniques of career counseling. This course examines various theories of career development, career choice processes, career counseling interventions, the use of assessment in career counseling, occupational and labor market information, the application of career counseling theories and techniques for diverse populations, principles of vocational rehabilitation, the relationship of career development and mental health, career guidance programs in educational settings, and other related topics. Guest speakers and other class activities enhance lectures.
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be able to apply theories and models of career development, counseling and decision making when working with individuals with disabilities.
- Students will be able to use approaches for conceptualizing the interrelationships among and between work, mental well-being, relationships, and other life roles and factors.
- Students will be able to identify and use career, avocational, educational, occupational and labor market information resources, technology, and information systems to improve career outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
- Students will be able to asses the conditions of the work environment on the life experiences of individuals with disabilities.
- Students will be able to assess the abilities, interests, values, personality, and other factors that contribute to career development.
- Students will be able to use strategies for career development program planning, organization, implementation, administration, and evaluation.
- Students will be able to use strategies for facilitating the skill development for career, educational, and life-work planning and management for individuals with disabilities.
- Students will be able to identify and use assessment tools and techniques relevant to career planning and decision making.
- Students will be able to use ethical and culturally relevant strategies for addressing career development.
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