Course Descriptions

Education Counseling

MEC 7806
Research Methods, Statistics, and Accountability in School Counseling
3 credits

The focus of this course is to present common research concepts that will be applied to improve the practice of school counseling. The course will stress the importance for a strong research foundation emphasizing empirically supported interventions leading to evidence based practices in a comprehensive school guidance program. Accountability is addressed in the context of the ASCA national model; activities that demonstrate the counselor and program effectiveness are discussed. Basic statistics (descriptive and inferential) and research design methods will be presented.

Prerequisite(s): MEC 6400 and MEC 6402