Leadership in Education, Nonprofits, and Counseling Courses

ENC 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.

ENC 276 - Theory and Practice of Career And Life Planning (3 hours)
Current theory and practice of career and life planning; personal applications.

ENC 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: ENC 200.

ENC 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.

ENC 305 - Service Learning: Outreach & Engagement (1-3 hours)
A service learning experience administered by The Lewis J. Burger Center for Student Leadership and Public Service in collaboration with the Education, Nonprofits and Counseling department. Not intended to satisfy departmental or major program requirements. Course may be repeated for a total of 3 hours credit with a combined total of 3 hours available for all service learning experiences. The number of hours awarded for the service learning assignment will be dependent upon the number of total hours worked during the semester. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

ENC 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. Prerequisite: Junior Standing or consent of instructor

ENC 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 PSY 104) or ETE 225, or consent of instructor. Corequisite: ENC 375

ENC 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: ENC 370

ENC 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.

ENC 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.

ENC 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.

ENC 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.

ENC 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: ENC 200, ENC 300.

ENC 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.

ENC 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.

ENC 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.

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

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

ENC 580 - Nonprofit Financial Leadership (3 hours)
Provides students with a comprehensive overview of financial management related to nonprofit 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.

ENC 581 - Topics in Nonprofit Leadership (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.

ENC 582 - Grant Writing in Nonprofit Leadership (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.

ENC 583 - Supervision and Employee Engagement in Nonprofit Leadership (3 hours)
Focuses on the recruitment, selection, and engagement of employees within the context of mission in nonprofit organizations.

ENC 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.

ENC 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.

ENC 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.

ENC 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.

ENC 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.

ENC 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.

ENC 607 - Neurocounseling: Bridging Brain and Behavior (3 hours)
This introductory neurocounseling course will teach students how physiology and the brain affect behavior and emotions and thus impact counseling. Concise self-regulation methods and strategies for integration into counseling will be offered.

ENC 608 - Brain-Based Counseling Interventions (2 hours)
Students will become skilled in neurocounseling interventions supported by current research findings. Through experiential activities, discussion, research, and reflections, students will interactively explore interventions designed to support healthy brain plasticity and bridge counseling skills to the brain's physiology and function. Interventions such as mindfulness, meditation, neurotherapy, neurofeedback, and other strategies for self-regulation will be demonstrated, discussed, and practiced.

ENC 610 - Survey in Nonprofit Leadership (3 hours)
An introduction to the roles and responsibilities of administrators in nonprofit organizations. Trends in nonprofit 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.

ENC 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.

ENC 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: ENC 610.

ENC 620 - Introduction to Counseling: Professional Orientation (2 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.

ENC 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.

ENC 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.

ENC 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: ENC 620 or concurrent enrollment.

ENC 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: ENC 623 or concurrent enrollment or consent of instructor.

ENC 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: ENC 623 and 624; or consent of instructor

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

ENC 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.

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

ENC 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: ENC 623 and ENC 624.

ENC 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.

ENC 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: ENC 620 or consent of instructor.

ENC 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: ENC 620 or consent of instructor.

ENC 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: ENC 620 and foundational concentration course (ENC 651, 653, or 655) or consent of instructor.

ENC 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: ENC 620 or consent of instructor.

ENC 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: ENC 651 or 653 or 655.

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

ENC 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.

ENC 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.

ENC 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.

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

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

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

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

ENC 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.

ENC 682 - Seminar in Nonprofit Leadership (1-6 hours)
Special problems, area, or current issues in nonprofit leadership.

ENC 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.

ENC 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.

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

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

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

ENC 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.