Academic Catalog

DEPARTMENT OF GUIDANCE AND PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING

General Information on Undergraduate Program

The program aims to equip students with necessary theoretical knowledge and skills to serve as counselors in addressing the academic, career and personal/social needs of individuals. The program also intends to develop awareness regarding the nature of helping relationships to prevent problems, enhance human potential, and cope with life challenges.

Undergraduate Curriculum


FIRST YEAR

First Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ENGL101 DEVELOPMENT OF READING AND WRITING SKILLS I 4 4 0 6.0
TUR109 LANGUAGE AND EXPRESSION I 3 3 0 5.0
HST201 0 2 0 2.0
EDUS115 INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION 2 2 0 3.0
EDUS240 EDUCATIONAL SOCIOLOGY 2 2 0 3.0
PSYC100 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 3 0 5.0

Second Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ENGL102 DEVELOPMENT OF READING AND WRITING SKILLS II 4 4 0 6.0
TUR110 LANGUAGE AND EXPRESSION II 3 3 0 5.0
HST202 0 2 0 2.0
EDUS255 EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY 2 2 0 3.0
EDUS266 INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES 2 2 0 3.0
CTE105 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION 3 3 0 5.0
GPC125 GUIDANCE AND PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING IN SCHOOLS 2 2 0 5.0
GPC128 PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY 2 2 0 4.0

SECOND YEAR

Third Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ENGL211 ACADEMIC ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS 3 3 0 4.0
EDUS211 INSTRUCTIONAL PRINCIPLES AND METHODS 2 2 0 3.0
PSYC219 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY II 2 2 0 4.0
PSYC253 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 2 2 0 4.0
GPC225 PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING 2 2 0 4.0
GPC231 BASIC STATISTICS 2 2 0 4.0
            FREE ELECTIVE
            ELECTIVE
            EDUCATIONAL ELECTIVE

Fourth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
EDUS204 HISTORY OF TURKISH EDUCATION 2 2 0 3.0
EDUS214 RESEARCH METHODS IN EDUCATION 2 2 0 3.0
PSYC260 THEORIES OF PERSONALITY 2 2 0 2.0
GPC202 COMMUNITY SERVICES 2 1 2 3.0
GPC210 NON-TEST TECHNIQUES 2 1 2 3.0
GPC272 LIFE PERIODS AND ADJUSTMENT PROBLEMS 2 2 0 2.0
GPC274 CHARACTER AND VALUE EDUCATION 2 2 0 3.0
            FREE ELECTIVE
            ELECTIVE
            EDUCATIONAL ELECTIVE

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ENGL311 ADVANCED COMMUNICATION SKILLS 3 3 0 4.0
EDUS307 TURKISH EDUCATION SYSTEM AND SCHOOL MANAGEMENT 2 2 0 3.0
EDUS309 MEASUREMENT AND ASSESSMENT IN EDUCATION 2 2 0 3.0
PSYC347 BEHAVIOR DISORDERS I 2 2 0 3.0
GPC303 CAREER COUNSELING 2 2 0 2.0
GPC315 THEORIES OF COUNSELING 2 2 0 2.0
GPC317 PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES OF COUNSELING 2 2 0 3.0
GPC357 PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING 2 1 2 3.0
            FREE ELECTIVE
            ELECTIVE
            EDUCATIONAL ELECTIVE

Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
EDUS303 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT 2 2 0 3.0
EDUS305 ETHICS IN EDUCATION 2 2 0 3.0
PSYC348 BEHAVIOR DISORDERS II 2 2 0 2.0
GPC304 PRACTICUM IN CAREER COUNSELING 2 1 2 2.0
GPC318 COUNSELING SKILLS 2 1 2 4.0
GPC322 GROUP COUNSELING 2 2 0 3.0
GPC324 SPIRITUAL COUNSELING 2 2 0 2.0
            FREE ELECTIVE
            ELECTIVE
            EDUCATIONAL ELECTIVE

FORTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
EDUS401 FIELD PRACTICE IN SCHOOL COUNSELING I 5 2 6 10.0
EDUS425 SPECIAL EDUCATION AND MAINSTREAMING 2 2 0 3.0
GPC403 FIELD PRACTICE IN INDIVIUAL COUNSELING I 2 1 2 3.0
GPC433 FAMILY COUNSELING 2 2 0 2.0
GPC451 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN GPC 2 2 0 2.0
GPC491 PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND LEGAL ISSUES 2 2 0 2.0
            ELECTIVE
            EDUCATIONAL ELECTIVE

Eighth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
EDUS402 FIELD PRACTICE IN SCHOOL COUNSELING II 5 2 6 10.0
GPC404 FIELD PRACTICE IN INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING II 2 1 2 3.0
GPC436 POST-TRAUMATIC COUNSELING 2 2 0 3.0
GPC462 2 2 0 3.0
GPC494 SEMINAR IN GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING 2 2 0 3.0
            ELECTIVE
            EDUCATIONAL ELECTIVE

h/w = hours per week