ERIC Number: ED346401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
The Counselor Education Program at the University of Texas at Austin. A Follow-Up Study.
Croom, Margaret Hodges
The Counselor Education Program at the University of Texas at Austin was designed to provide, through didactic learning, individuation, and various experiental activities, the opportunity for each student to achieve the greatest possible development of the knowledge, attitudes, and skills that characterize a Master's degree level professional counselor. This study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of the program in meeting this intended objective. Graduates from 1981 through 1990 were sent questionnaires with which to evaluate the program and offer suggestions for improvement. Findings from the 19 graduates of the program that sent usable responses (out of a total of 43 surveyed) were analyzed. It was found that 63% of the respondents agreed that the overall objective of the program had been met. In the five areas of the program--contextual care courses, population characteristics, specialization, and research--only the contextual area did not receive a favorable majority vote. The criticism of this area was that the contextual courses were not relevant to all the needs of the students, specifically those on the higher education track. All of the core courses were believed to have contributed to the overall objective of the program. Seventy-nine percent of respondents felt that they were prepared for employment after completing the program; no one reported feeling unprepared. (NB)
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Followup Studies, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Program Evaluation
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Master of Education Report, University of Texas at Austin.