Course Descriptions

EHC 200 - Introduction to Leadership Studies (3 hours)
Interdisciplinary introduction to leadership theory and development of student leadership skills and experience. Students study theories of leadership development grounded in varied academic disciplines and apply the theoretical framework to case studies and to live leadership presentations. This is the required initial course for the Minor in Leadership Studies. Prerequisite: Approval of appropriate department chair and the Dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences.

EHC 276 - Theory and Practice of Career And Life Planning (3 hours)
Current theory and practice of career and life planning; personal applications. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or permission of instructor.

EHC 300 - Advanced Leadership (3 hours)
Advanced leadership theories and the development of leadership skills will be developed and discussed. Students study theories of leadership development grounded in varied academic disciplines and apply the theoretical framework to case studies and to live leadership presentations. Prerequisite: EHC 200.

EHC 301 - Planning Employment Strategy (1 hour)
Prepares students for finding internships and full-time employment after graduation. Develops a systematic approach to long-term career planning including occupational research, organizational research, and practice of job-seeking skills. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

EHC 310 - Statistical Procedures in Health Sciences (3 hours)
Principles and procedures for statistical interpretation of data. Study of measures and control tendency, variability, correlation, and introductory predictive and inferential statistics.

EHC 370 - Human Relations Development-Techniques (2 hours)
Basic literature, research findings, and techniques of the lay and professional helper; effect of the lay helper on human relations Prerequisite: PSY 101 or ETE 225, or consent of instructor. Corequisite: EHC 375.

EHC 375 - Human Relations Development Laboratory (1 hour)
Supplemental practice sessions and exercises in skills of EHC 370. To be taken concurrently with EHC 370. Corequisite: EHC 370.

EHC 380 - Independent Study (1-3 hours)
Individual study and investigation through selected readings, discussion, and/or written assignments. Students select subject of study with advisor approval. May be repeated up to a maximum of 3 credit hours. Prerequisite: Permission of the EHC chairperson and associate dean or dean of the College of Education & Health Sciences.

EHC 381 - Seminar in Leadership (1-6 hours)
Special topics or current issues related to leadership in various fields. May be repeated under different topics to a maximum of six hours.

EHC 384 - Topics in Counseling (1-3 hours)
Topics of special interest which may vary each time course is offered. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes. May be repeated under different topics for a maximum of three hours credit.

EHC 440 - Interpersonal Relations and Communications in Education (2 hours)
Principles and procedures for building effective relationships and communications among teachers, students, parents, school personnel, and others. Emphasis on practical concepts and skill building. Opportunities for extensive practice and evaluation of skills. Simulated experience in staffings, parent conferences, and other important interactions. Prerequisite: senior standing.

EHC 486 - Leadership Practicum (3 hours)
Provides an opportunity to apply leadership concepts discussed in the classroom through involvement, volunteerism, and interaction with leaders from the surrounding community. Prerequisite: EHC 200, EHC 300.

EHC 510 - Statistical Procedures (3 hours)
Principles and procedures for statistical interpretation of data. Study of measures and control tendency, variability, correlation, and introductory predictive and inferential statistics.

EHC 530 - Loss and Grief Counseling (1 hour)
Offers students the opportunity to understand the beliefs about loss and grief, blockers, and interventions. Students will identify the different types of losses. Loss and grief seem to underlie all life experience, and culture and gender influence how we grieve and mourn.

EHC 540 - Human Growth and Development (3 hours)
Studies that provide an understanding of the nature and needs of persons at all developmental levels and in multicultural contexts, including common theories, neurobiological behavior, models of resiliency, exceptional abilities, factors that affect normal and abnormal behavior, and wellness over the life span. Experiential activities emphasize personal contact and on-site work with people of different ages and stages of physical and psychological development.

EHC 550 - Independent Study (1-6 hours)
Independent study in a selected area related to educational goals.

EHC 551 - Substance Abuse Counseling (2 hours)
Theories and etiology of addictions and addictive behaviors, including strategies for prevention, intervention, and treatment.

EHC 580 - Financial Leadership in Human Service Administration (3 hours)
Provides students with a comprehensive overview of financial management related to human service organizations. Topics include various budgeting systems and other financial management tools; service costing and the linking of costs to performance measures; fee setting; and government contracting.

EHC 581 - Topics in Human Service Administration (1-3 hours)
Topics of special interest which may vary each time course is offered. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes. May be repeated under different topics for a maximum of six hours credit.

EHC 582 - Grant Writing in Human Service Administration (3 hours)
This course is designed to provide an introduction to grant writing and methods for writing grant proposals. Students will learn to critique, research, and write grant proposals. Emphasis will be placed upon organization of a grant writing campaign and preparation of a complete proposal package.

EHC 583 - Supervision and Employee Engagement in HSA (3 hours)
Focuses on the recruitment, selection, and engagement of employees within the context of mission in human service organizations.

EHC 584 - Topics in Human Development Counseling (1-6 hours)
Topics of special interest which may vary each time course is offered. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes. May be repeated under different topics for a maximum of six hours credit.

EHC 585 - Understanding Schools: A Primer for Non-Teachers (2 hours)
Intended for non-teachers seeking Illinois licensure for school counselors. This course is a combined survey and field observation experience. Students will learn about the structure, organization, and operation of the U.S. educational system P-12 as exemplified in local school districts. Students will be required to observe in a school four hours per week.

EHC 586 - Counseling Diverse Populations (3 hours)
Understanding and application of theories of multicultural counseling and models of diversity in establishing effective helping relationships based on knowledge of issues and trends in a multicultural society.

EHC 604 - Research Methodology and Applications (3 hours)
Research methods, statistical analysis, needs assessment, and program evaluation utilized in counseling, education, and human service administration. The use of research to inform evidence-based and ethical practice in decision making is emphasized. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

EHC 605 - Legal and Social Change (3 hours)
Analysis of the effects of legal and social change on lives of young people and on the work of educators and other helping professionals; focus on selected issues of legal and social change with diverse populations. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

EHC 606 - Interpersonal Behavior & Organizational Leadership (3 hours)
Theory and practice related to interpersonal communication, organizational behavior, and leadership are addressed. Leadership skills are developed in the context of mentoring, conflict resolution, and work group dynamics. Extensive opportunities for practicing and evaluating personal communication skills. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

EHC 610 - Survey in Human Service Administration (3 hours)
An introduction to the roles and responsibilities of administrators in human service organizations. Trends in human service delivery, including organizational leadership and culture, human resource management, financial management, strategic planning, working with boards, marketing and public relations, social service partnership and collaboration.

EHC 611 - Instructional Leadership (3 hours)
Identification of current instructional changes and requirements in PK-12 schools and consideration of leadership and necessary knowledge to create effective school learning communities.

EHC 612 - Institutional Planning and Evaluation (3 hours)
Identification, analysis, and application of techniques and tools of institutional planning and evaluation. Program, personnel, financial, facility, and institutional planning. Prerequisite: EHC 610.

EHC 620 - Human Development Counseling: Professional Orientation (2 hours)
A survey course introducing the counseling profession as the promotion of human development, including an overview of the historical and philosophical development of the field, a survey of relevant skills, client population, and settings. Required of all students preparing to become leaders in the profession of counseling.

EHC 621 - Career and Life Planning Across the Life Span (3 hours)
Basic counseling skills for career planning, exploration, and decision-making across the life span. Theories of career development, assessment in career counseling, career guidance programs for primary, secondary, and higher education, and career issues for special populations are addressed. Opportunity for practical experience in interviewing, assessment, and career information gathering and distribution is provided.

EHC 622 - Counseling: Ethics and the Law (1 hour)
The study of ethical standards of professional organizations and credentialing bodies, and application of ethical and legal considerations in professional counseling. Ethical decision-making and critical thinking are emphasized and practiced.

EHC 623 - Pre-Practicum in Counseling (3 hours)
Instruction, demonstration, practice, and evaluation in basic interviewing and counseling skills. Emphasis on practice and skill development. Prerequisite: EHC 620 or concurrent enrollment.

EHC 624 - Theories and Techniques of Counseling (3 hours)
The study of counseling theories and models that facilitate client conceptualization, selection of appropriate interventions, and development of a personal model of counseling. Prerequisite: EHC 623 or concurrent enrollment or consent of instructor.

EHC 625 - Principles of Group Counseling (3 hours)
Group theory and experiential understanding of group counseling dynamics including group purpose, practices, methods, theories, and group leader facilitation skills for a multicultural society. Supervised practice and experience in group counseling as leader and participant. Prerequisite: EHC 623 and 624; or consent of instructor

EHC 630 - Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders (3 hours)
Etiology, diagnostic process, and nomenclature, treatment, referral, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders.. Prerequisite: EHC 624.

EHC 631 - Crisis Intervention Counseling (1 hour)
Effects of crises, disasters, and other trauma-causing events on persons of all ages: principles of crisis intervention, emergency management systems, and psychological first aid.

EHC 632 - Psychopharmacology in Counseling (1 hour)
Basic classifications, indications, and contraindications of commonly prescribed psychopharmacological medications. Prerequisite: EHC 630

EHC 640 - Clinical Supervision (2 hours)
Offers students the opportunity to better understand the supervisory process. Evidenced-based supervision (EBS). Different models of supervision and a common factors approach are emphasized. Prerequisite: EHC 623 and EHC 624

EHC 641 - Assessment in Counseling (3 hours)
Individual and group approaches to assessment and evaluation in a multicultural society including historical perspectives, basic concepts of standardized and non-standardized testing, and other assessment techniques. Statistical concepts and social/cultural factors related to assessment and evaluation.

EHC 651 - Clinical Mental Health Counseling (3 hours)
Principles of clinical mental health counseling including prevention, intervention, consultation, and advocacy as well as operation of programs and networks that promote mental health in a multicultural society. Prerequisite: EHC 620 or consent of instructor

EHC 653 - Professional School Counseling K-8 (3 hours)
Elementary and middle professional school counseling programs, including administration, finance, and accountability; cognitive and experiential skills. History and development of school counseling; elementary and middle school education and counseling programs (similarities and differences); group and individual counseling; the counselor's role in school testing; career planning and exploration. Practical experiences. Prerequisite: EHC 620 or consent of instructor.

EHC 654 - Consultation in the Helping Professions (2 hours)
A conceptual understanding of effective consultation and its relevance to the helping professional. Demonstration of knowledge and skills necessary to deliver effective consultative services in schools and clinical mental health agencies. Prerequisite: EHC 620 and foundational concentration course (EHC 651, 653, or 655) or consent of instructor.

EHC 655 - Professional School Counseling in Secondary Schools (3 hours)
Secondary professional school counseling programs, including administration, finance, and accountability; cognitive and experiential skills. History and development of school counseling; secondary school education and counseling programs (similarities and differences); group and individual counseling; the counselor's role in school testing; career planning and exploration. Practical experiences. Prerequisite: EHC 620 or consent of instructor.

EHC 661 - Couple and Family Counseling (3 hours)
Theories and techniques of couples and family counseling. Emphasis is on working with couples, families, and children to promote human development, including the role of the family counselor within the network of school and clinical mental health settings. Prerequisite: EHC 651 or 653 or 655.

EHC 662 - Community Relations (1 hour)
Developing effective community relations through a four-step process involving two-way communication and researching, planning, communicating, and evaluating.

EHC 663 - Counseling and the Dynamics of Aging (1 hour)
The mental health dynamics of aging and its impact on the human service professions. Practical skills of gerontological counseling and their relationship to the concerns of aging.

EHC 669 - Special Education Law (2 hours)
Statutory provisions of IDEA, Section 504, and ADA. Special education process including classification, identification and evaluation, related services, least restrictive environment, and due process proceedings.

EHC 670 - Human Resource Management (3 hours)
Survey approaches to supervision and evaluation in K-12 education based upon legislative requirements; examination of the relationship between practices, professional development, and the improvement of instruction; development skills of classroom observation and conferencing; and development of skills in hiring and induction of personnel.

EHC 673 - Leadership Perspectives (3 hours)
Concepts of leadership, organizational theory, and decision making presented from multiple perspectives; focus on the practice of educational and human service administration. Prerequisite: EHC 606 or consent of instructor.

EHC 676 - The School Principalship (3 hours)
Various components, background, and training for an entry-level elementary or secondary school principal. Prerequisite: EHC 673 or consent of instructor.

EHC 677 - Educational Finance (2 hours)
Theory and practice; historical and present sources of revenue and allocation of funds.

EHC 678 - United States Public School Law (3 hours)
Legal aspects of education. Constitutional, statute, and administrative laws related to public and private education.

EHC 681 - Seminar in Educational Administration (0-6 hours)
Special problems, areas, or current issues in student's chosen field within educational administration/supervision. Maximum of three hours may be taken under a single topic.

EHC 682 - Seminar in Human Service Administration (1-6 hours)
Special problems, area, or current issues in human service administration.

EHC 684 - Seminar in Professional Counseling (0-6 hours)
Seminar for students specializing in counseling who desire to concentrate on special problems or areas. A variable credit course that may be taken more than one to a maximum of 6 hours.

EHC 686 - Field Experiences in Administration (0-6 hours)
A culminating experience to give the student the opportunity to work with a practicing administrator in the application of theoretical knowledge from previous coursework to administrative tasks. Accompanying seminars focus on selected topics associated with leadership and administration. Requires 150 hours of supervised activity for three hours of credit.

EHC 690 - Practicum (2 hours)
Supervised application of theory and development of counseling skills with clients representing the ethnic and demographic diversity of the community. Prerequisites: EHC 625; consent of instructor.

EHC 691 - Internship I (1-2 hours)
Comprehensive supervised experience that reflects a professional counselor's work appropriate to the students' designated program area. Prerequisite: EHC 690; consent of instructor

EHC 692 - Internship II (1-6 hours)
Comprehensive supervised experience that reflects a professional counselor's work appropriate to the students' designated program area. Prerequisite: EHC 690; consent of instructor.

EHC 699 - Thesis (0-6 hours)
Advanced educational or social science research under the guidance of a departmental faculty member. Student will design, develop, and present the research proposal, then conduct the approved research study consistent with the Committee for Use of Human Subjects in Research (CUHSR) regulations and university ethical guidelines. Minimum of 3.0 and maximum of 6.0 hours may be taken and applied toward Master's degree.