Bachelor in Counseling Psychology and Guidance

The Bachelor Program in Counseling Psychology and Pedagogy is designed to offer students applied intellectual and professional formation in the fields of counseling psychology and pedagogy. Special in its own kind ,among the study programs offered by the institutions of higher education in Albania,  the program equips students with theoretical  and critical knowledge in the fields of psychology, sociology and pedagogy,  thereby enabling them to apply the principles of clinical and counseling psychology to diagnose and treat behavioral and conduct problems in the individuals and  creating the opportunity for students to become dignified contributors to the psychological service offered in the Albanian schools.

With a contemporary curriculum, infrastructure and teaching methodology, the program is a novelty  in terms of  the student's skill enhancement and preparation by providing a successful interweaving of the academic  and professional  formation in the fields of psychology and pedagogy.

Duration of the Studies and ECTS

The Bachelor Program in the Counseling Psychology and Pedagogy develops in three academic years, respectively in 6 semesters .By the end of their studies students should have gained 180 ECTS in order to obtain the Bachelor Diploma in Counseling Psychology and Guidance.

Diploma Issued

Bachelor in Counseling Psychology and Guidance

Duration of the Studies and ECTS

The Bachelor Program in the Counseling Psychology and Pedagogy develops in three academic years, respectively in 6 semesters .By the end of their studies students should have gained 180 ECTS in order to obtain the Bachelor Diploma in Counseling Psychology and Guidance.

Diploma Issued

Bachelor in Counseling Psychology and Guidance

Program Objectives

Among the main objectives of the program we can mention equipping students with knowledge, skills and experience in different directions of the discipline of psychology and pedagogy including human development, social psychology, pedagogy, and counseling. The program also ensures equipping students with tailored professional skills, with an overall civic education, with basic skills for research, with an overall capacity for practical and applied research, and with the skills needed for their personal promotion and self-fulfillment. This program is built in such a way as to encourage students to critically evaluate  the current analytical and complex issues through the exploration of the science of behavior and of the human mind.

The program aims to achieve the highest levels of academic knowledge, competence and applied knowledge by the students enabling them to adapt to the demands of the labor market, to feel fulfilled personally and professionally, and educated as worthy citizens in a global and dynamic society. The program aims to prepare counseling psychologists and specialists in pedagogy who have basic knowledge and skills on aspects of social development, emotional, mental and cognitive development  as well as on the pathologies of the human mind, the principles of guidance and counseling.

Program Outcomes

By completion of their studies students will

Ø  Possess a capacity to engage in independent research, in managment and evaluation of scientific research to improve the personal and social welfare based on the pedagogical and educational practices.

Ø  Possess psychological  and pedagogical perspectives that contribute to  the personal and social well being of individuals and groups, and get successfully involved in  the promotion of skills and capacities for personal development and educational progress.

Ø  Possess modern psychological  and pedagogical perspectives contributing to  the playing of a leading role in the dissemination of knowledge through teaching and training practices and through the provision of psychological and counseling services.

Recruitment opportunities

Upon completion of the studies by the Department of Education Sciences, Bachelor Program in Counselling Psychology and Pedagogy, graduates:

-Can be recruited as counseling psychologists, school psychologists, and  psychological service experts in public and private institutions, in health centers and in hospitalizing centers on a national and international level.

-Can offer specialized psychological service in rehabilitation centers for persons with disabilities

-Can be involved in lecturing in the psychology and pedagogy profile in preuniversity education institutions or both in  lecturing  and scholarly research in the Higher Education Institutions, (for the latter only after having completed the second cycle of studies).

Semester

1

  Code Title Lang CT L/S IW Cr ECTS
1 CMP 141 Information and Communication Systems Albanian, English E 48 85 3.00 5
2 EFL 103 Advanced English I English E 80 51 5.00 5
3 PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology English A 64 62 3.50 5
4 SOC 111 Introduction to Sociology Albanian C 48 100 3.00 6
5 ELL 115 Communication Skills I English B 48 53 3.00 4
6 Albanian Elective English D 0 0 3.50 4
Total 288 351 21 29

Semester

2

  Code Title Lang CT L/S IW Cr ECTS
1 EDU 102 Psychology of Education English A 48 77 3.00 5
2 ELL 102 Academic Writing English A 48 78 3.00 5
3 PSD 122 Principles of Counseling and Pedagogy English B 48 102 3.00 6
4 PSD 102 Sociology of Education English B 64 36 3.50 4
5 EFL 104 Advanced English II English C 80 55 5.00 5
6 Albanian Elective English D 0 0 3.50 4
Total 288 348 21 29

Semester

3

  Code Title Lang CT L/S IW Cr ECTS
1 EDU 213 Classroom Management English B 48 77 3.00 5
2 PSD 201 Research Methods in Social Sciences English A 48 77 3.00 5
3 PSD 209 Observation in School English B 48 77 3.00 5
4 PSD 215 Conduct Disorders (Childhood and Adolescence) English B 48 78 3.00 5
5 PSY 211 Child Psychology English B 48 76 3.00 5
6 Albanian Elective English D 0 0 3.50 4
Total 240 385 18.5 29

Semester

4

  Code Title Lang CT L/S IW Cr ECTS
1 EDU 210 Special Education English B 48 78 3.00 5
2 PSD 204 Social Psychology English A 48 72 3.00 5
3 PSD 212 Assessment in Counseling English B 48 78 3.00 5
4 PSD 220 Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Counseling English B 48 74 3.00 5
5 PSY 224 Adolescent Psychology English B 48 82 3.00 5
6 Albanian Elective English D 0 0 3.50 4
Total 240 384 18.5 29

Semester

5

  Code Title Lang CT L/S IW Cr ECTS
1 PSD 301 Philosophy and Theory of Education English A 48 77 3.00 5
2 PSD 311 Peer Counseling English B 48 77 3.00 5
3 PSD 315 Moral Psychology English B 48 78 3.00 5
4 PSD 323 Advanced Counseling Skills English B 48 77 3.00 5
5 PSY 327 Adult Psychology and Age English B 48 74 3.00 5
6 Albanian Elective English D 0 0 3.50 4
Total 240 383 18.5 29

Semester

6

  Code Title Lang CT L/S IW Cr ECTS
1 PSD 304 Theories and Techniques of Individual Counseling English B 64 36 3.50 4
2 PSD 310 Professional Practice English E 144 31 5.00 7
3 PSD 322 Thesis English F 128 122 5.00 10
4 PSD 314 Group Dynamics and Counseling English B 64 36 3.50 4
5 Albanian Elective English D 0 0 3.50 4
Total 400 225 20.5 29

Elective Courses

Code Title Lang CT L/S IW Cr ECTS
PRD 211 Multicultural Curricula and Teaching English D 48 77 3.00 5
PSD 203 Psychological Counseling and Supervision English D 48 67 3.00 5
PRD 212 Education System and School Management in Albania Albanian D 48 77 3.00 5
PRD 220 Spelling and Writing Albanian, English B 48 77 3.00 5
PRD 222 Theories of Child Development English D 48 75 3.00 5
PRD 317 Teaching in Integrated Classes Albanian, English D 48 77 3.00 5
PRD 319 Family and Children's Rights English D 48 77 3.00 5
PSD 321 Organizational Psychology English D 48 87 3.00 5
PSD 316 Communication in Family English D 64 36 3.50 4
PSD 318 Basic Anatomy and Hygiene in Preschool Education English D 64 36 3.50 4
PRD 213 Education of Students with Special Needs in Preschool Education I English B 64 61 3.50 5
ALB 102 Albanian Language II Albanian C 64 62 4.00 5
ALB 101 Albanian Language I Albanian C 64 64 4.00 5
AFL 101 Albanian for Foreigners I Albanian D 48 78 3.00 5
AFL 102 Albanian for Foreigners II Albanian D 48 78 3.00 5
TRK 101 Turkish for Beginners I Turkish E 64 59 4.00 5
TRK 103 Mid - Level Turkish I Turkish E 64 61 4.00 5
ELL 111 Academic Language Skills I English B 80 88 5.00 7
EFL 104 Advanced English II English C 80 55 5.00 5