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Source: Melinda Sinn, 785-532-3122, sinnpio@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Abigail Crouse, 785-532-5888, acrouse@k-state.edu

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

DISTANCE COUNSELING COURSES FOR EDUCATORS COMING IN SUMMER

MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's College of Education and the Division of Continuing Education are offering a series of three counseling classes during the 2011 summer term to aid educators in counseling and understanding their students.

These courses will enhance knowledge about the issues that impact academic achievement and personal development- and theory-based interventions and strategies that could positively impact the educational process.

The courses are:

* EDCEP 822, Principles of Guidance, runs from July 7-28 and focuses on issues of secondary school students and how they impact school achievement and personal development. It's taught by Judith Hughey, a national certified counselor and associate professor of special education, counseling and student affairs at K-State. Hughey coordinates the K-State master's program for school counseling and has more than 30 years experience in school counseling and counselor education. She teaches in the counseling and academic advising programs and advises students in these areas. Students will meet twice on campus or via videoconference.

* EDCEP 921, Advanced Educational Psychology: Development, runs from June 15 to July 27. Students will pursue advanced studies in physical, intellectual, emotional, social and personality development across the lifespan, and learn the importance of these factors in the educational process. It's taught by Fred Bradley, a K-State professor of special education, counseling and student affairs whose academic interests include child discipline and motivation, counseling supervision and group processes. Bradley has K-12 teaching experience as well as well as his teaching and advising experience at the university level. Students will meet twice on campus.

* EDCEP 951, Multicultural Counseling, runs from July 5-28, and applies counseling and human development principles to meet the need of diverse populations and multicultural individuals in college and university learning communities. Doris Wright Carroll, K-State associate professor of special education, counseling and student affairs, instructs the course. She has more than 25 years of experience as a multicultural counselor, teacher and researcher, including more than 10 years in distance education with an emphasis in multicultural counseling, professional ethics and counseling practice. This course is offered entirely online.

For more specific information about the courses and their requirements, or to view a complete listing of available distance education programs, visit http://www.dce.k-state.edu, call 1-800-622-2578 or email informationdce@k-state.edu.