> UOG Events home page > UOG News & Announcements home page > Back to Student Spotlights

Master of Arts in Counseling

Master of Arts in Counseling

 



 

OBJECTIVES

The School of Education offers a Master of Arts Program designed to prepare graduate students for advanced roles in the field of School or Community Counseling. This program includes theory, research, and an intense supervised practicum and internship. In the electives, graduate students may choose additional depth in the counseling areas of either research or practice.

 

Prerequisites:

  1. Meet all University requirements stated under Academic Regulations and a minimum of 3.00 undergraduate GPA.
  2. Write a 500 word statement of accomplishments, interests, and goals relating to counselor education. This statement will be submitted to the program Faculty who will then conduct an admissions interview. Entry into the program is contingent on passing this interview. The Counseling Program trains students to work with children and adults in both public and private settings. Because they deal with very sensitive personal issues, it is crucial that those who are admitted and graduated from this program have integrity, competency and uphold the ethical codes of the American Counseling Association and the American Psychological Association. For this reason, the M.A. Counseling Program faculty will conduct an admissions interview.

 

Continuing Requirements:

  1. Annual student performance evaluations of competency to continue throughout the program.
  2. Maintain minimum of 3.00 GPA for all coursework in the program. Graduate courses with grades less than a B require written program faculty approval to continue in the program.

 

 

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Core Courses: (6 credits)

Course

Course Title

Credits

ED600

Issues and Philosophies in Culturally Diverse Schools

3

ED601

Introduction to Research Methods

3

Area of Specialization: (33 credits minimum)

Course

Course Title

Credits

ED619

Introduction to Counseling

3

ED620

The Counseling Process: Theory

3

ED621

Counseling Process: Individual Practice

3

ED622

Group Counseling

3

ED623

Dynamics of Individual Behavior

3

ED624

Individual and Group Assessment

3

ED625

Multicultural Counseling

3

ED677

Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling

3

ED692

Practicum in Counseling

3

ED698

Internship in Counseling

3*

*NOTE: ED698 can be taken twice over one semester for 6 credits or over two semesters.

 

 

Comprehensive Written Examination or Praxis II (with the exception of thesis) Annual Performance Review. 

Electives:(3 credits)

Any 1 elective selected from the catalog list

 

Traditional Option: Special Project or Thesis (6 credits)

Course

Course Title

Credits

ED690

Special Projects in Counseling or

3-6 or

ED695

Thesis

3-6

 

OR

 

Professional Option in School or Community Counseling: (6 credits)

School Counseling Concentration            OR        Community Counseling Concentration

Course

Course Title

Credits

Course

Course Title

Credits

ED678

Organization and

Administration of School Counseling Programs

3

ED679

Introduction to

Community

Counseling

3

ED627

Career Counseling

3

ED688

Personality and

Mental Health

3

 

ELECTIVES:

I. PRACTICE:

Course

Course Title

Credits

ED626

Prevention and Outreach

3

ED627

Career Counseling

3

ED628

Family Counseling

3

ED629

Psychological Testing

3

ED674

Lifespan Transition Counseling

3

ED675

Group Counseling Practicum

3

ED699

Special Topics in Counselor Education

3

 

II. RESEARCH: 

Course

Course Title

Credits

ED602

Qualitative Inquiry in Education

3

ED603

Quantitative Analysis

3

ED699

Special Topics in Counselor Education

3

or

Any graduate course from either emphasis track or advisor-approved of related program.

TOTAL: 48 CREDIT HOURS

University of Guam

Associate Professor, Counseling Education

Office Location: SOE Bldg., 2nd Flr., Rm. 208M
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
Close (x)
University of Guam

Associate Professor, Counseling (Program Coordinator)

Office Location: SOE Bldg., 1st Flr., Rm. 102D
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
Close (x)

 

  • University of Guam

    Student Athletes Take Silver Medal in International Rugby Tournament.

  • University of Guam

    UOG Student Learns from Master Carver.

  • University of Guam

    Education Graduate Students Study Diversity in Pohnpei.

  • University of Guam

    Cassandra Dimla, Spring 2015 Valedictorian.

  • University of Guam

    UOG Developing Entrepreneurs.