M.ED in Guidance and Counceling


The Department will offer courses and research leading to the award of the degree of Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling (M.Ed) Guidance and Counselling.



Registration for the programme shall be open to both full time and part time candidates. However, Part-time programmes shall only be mounted during long vocations.



After registration, a full time candidate shall pursue his/her studies and research for a minimum of two semesters and a maximum of four semesters before being examined for the degree. Part time candidates shall pursue their studies and research for a minimum of four semesters and maximum of six semesters before being examine for the degree.



Admission to the programme shall be open to:

  1. Candidates who hold B.Ed. B.Sc. Ed, B. A. Ed or related discipline with at least a Second class Lower Division from any University recognized by the Senate of Taraba State University.
  2. Candidates who hold qualification which together with relevant experience is deemed by the Faculty Board to be equivalent of (a) above.



  1. The masters degree programme is designed to give students a deeper knowledge in the field of Guidance and Counselling and to give them grounding in the skills and techniques required for research.
  2. Did the personal development of the students through increased understanding and objectivity.
  3. Provide the much needed high level manpower for educational development.
  4. Enable students to be of real service to the community through the acquisition of Guidance and Counsellng skills.


Candidates shall be required to register for and pass 35 credit hours of courses at both level. 3 credit hours of these must be in the area of specialization and 4 credit hours in the Faculty based courses.



Compulsory: First Semester

Course Code Course Title                                       Credit Units

EDU 701         Research Methods                                          2

EGC 701         Theories of Personality and Development      3

EGC 703         Principles of Behaviuor Modification             2

EGC 705         Psychological Testing                                     3

EGC 707         Organizational Behaviour and

Administration of Guidance

and Counseling                                               3

EGC 709         Principle and Practice of Guidance                2

Total                                                                                       15

Optional: Choose One according to Semester

EGC 711         Psychology of Learning                                  2

EGC 712         Psychology Biology of Childhood and

Adolescence                                                    2

EGC 713         Psychology of Creativity                                2

Second Semester


Cource Code  Course Title                                       Course Unit

EDU 702         Educational Statistics and Data Processing 2

EGC 702         Psychology of Vocational Guidance              3

EGC 704         Theories of counseling and Application         3

EGC706          Family, Marital and Sexual Counseling          2

EGC 710         Thesis                                                              6

EGC 714         Practicum                                                        4



EGC 703: Principle of Behaviour Modification (2)

Survey of theory and Research relevant to bahaviour change. Emphasis on operant conditioning and the area of research and application to behaviour problems seen in children and adults.


EGC 707: Organizational Behaviour and Administration of Guidance and Counseling (3)

A survey of the various organizational theories, group behaviour and their application in the administration of guidance and counseling.


EGC 761: Psychology of Learning (2)

Survey of theories, methods, research findings in learning. Emphasis on Torndike, Pavlov, Cutheric, Skinner, Hull, Tolman and Koffa’s types of learning and their applications in various setting.


EGC 713: Psychology of Creativity (2)

A broad consideration of creativity psychology including the cognitive, personality, motivational and assessment of characteristics of this contract. Counselling with creativity in the African setting.



EGC 701: Theories of Personality and Development (3)

Major concepts of personality theories examined for mental health implications, understanding synamics of personality developments how to create healthy conditions in groups/class room/school; identification of individuals needing held and counseling.


EGC 712: Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence (2)

Intensive coverage of the etiology diagnoses and treatment of emotional, behavioural and intellectual disturbances of children and youth.





EDU 701: Research Methods (2)

Examined at helping students develop research techniques. It includes the formulation of problems and hypotheses, append to research (historical, descriptive, survey, experimental, evaluation, sampling techniques etc. Analysis the relationship between educational research and management.


EDU 702: Educational Statistics and Data Processing (2)

Involves introduction to statistics, graphic and numerical summarization of data, probability and statistics, statistical, estimation hypotheses testing measure of relationship, random sampling and cognificance test, multiple regressing, experimental design, concomitant variables analysis of disconnect data, non-parametic.

The use of micro-computers to explain statistical concepts and compute statistical indices.


EGC 702: Psychology of Vocational Guidance (3)

An analysis of the work and leisure patterns in Nigeria changing values, interests and attitudes towards work and working in the society will be considered. A study of the economic psychological and sociological factors which affects one’s vocational development and adjustment. A survey of the theories of Vocational Development- Ginzberg, Supper, Holland, Roe, Trait and factor, the social system approach the nature and meaning of work in the Nigerian society, career patterns, occupational choice, job satisfaction and work and leisure will be explored in relation to the educational-vocational development youth. Educational and Vocational Guidance methods both primary and secondary schools will be emphasized. The role of testing in vocational development will also be considered.


EGC 714: Practicum

The course provides the student with laboratory experience in the counseling process. Emphasis will be placed upon the actual counseling on audio and visual tapes from group analysis. Individual and group experiences under the direction and supervision of a counselor, education staff observation study and discussion of occupational and training opportunities and community renounces gaining practical experience working with professionals in guidance and counseling in the secondary school. Visiting community abencies, schools, child guidance clinics and welfare centers.


EGC 709: Principles and Practice Of Guidance (2)

Emphasis in the course is placed on the central role of the counselors in the secondary school Guidance and Counselling programme. The nature, structure, scope of guidance, the need for guidance in desperation education, identification of special needs and problems of students, historical development of guidance to education and other disciplines of social sciences, parental conference, case conference and referral procedures. Attention will be directed to guidance orientation to behaviour, materials and practices for counselors.


EGC 704: Theories of Counselling and Application (3)

This is an indent course in counseling theory and methodology. Definition of counseling principles and snanics of psychotherapy psychoralytic, client centre, existentialism, behaviour modification, rational emotive and ecclesiastic approach. The relationship, counselors attitudes, skills and personality, specific techniques and procedures applicable to individual and group practice. Practical illustration of the councelling process are studied through the use of tape, micro-counselling, case studies, role playing and demonstrations.


EGC 705: Psychological Testing (3)

This course consists of training in test validation and standardization. The major types of tests will be considered achievements, intelligence, aptitude, personality etc. this course also involves indebt study of the use of various psychometric instruments in Guidance and counseling.

Research studies, selection of topic problem definition, literature review, research design, field work, data analysis interpretation, all culminating into a well written thesis.


EGC 707: Organization Behaviour and Administration of Guidance Programme (3)

A survey of the various organization theories, group behaviour and their

application in counseling. The course is also concerned with specific techniques and problems of organizing and administering guidance programme in schools at alllevels. Attention is given to the responsibilities and duties of each member of the guidance tem. Existing guidance programmes and problems caser involved in administration are presented for discussion together with methods for evaluating guidance programmes.


EGC 706 (2)

A review of theories, assessment and treatment methods of family oriented intervention techniques with particular reference to the Nigerian family.