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School Couseling

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.

 

Prerequisite:

  1. Meet all University requirements stated under Academic Regulations and a minimum of 3.00 undergraduate GPA.
  2. Write a 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 and administration approval to continue in the program.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

 
Core Courses: (6 credits)
Course
Core Title
Credit Hours
ED600 Issues and Philosophies in Culturally Diverse Schools 3
ED601  Introduction to Research Methods 3
or PY413G Research Methodology in the Behavioral Sciences 3

 

Area of Specialization: (33 credits minimum)
Course
Title
Credit Hours
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 Annual Performance Review. Electives: (3 credits)

Any 1 elective selected from the catalog list

 

Special Project/Thesis Option (6 credits) or
Course
Title
Credit Hours
ED690  Special Projects in Counseling, or 3-6, or
ED695 Thesis 3-6 3-6



Professional Option in School or Community Counseling: (6 credits)
 
School Counseling
Course
Title
Credit Hours
ED678 Organization and Administration of School Counseling Programs 3
ED627 Career Counseling  3
 
Community Counseling
Course
TItle
Credit Hours

ED679

Introduction to Community Counseling 3
ED688 Personality and Mental Health 3

 

ELECTIVES:

 
PRACTICE:
Course
TItle
Credit Hours
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

 

RESEARCH:
Course
Title
Credit Hours

ED602

Qualitative Inquiry in Education 3
ED603 Quantitative Analysis 3
ED699 Special Topics in Counselor Education


or

Any graduate course from either emphasis track, or advisor-approved Psychology and related
program.

 

TOTAL 48 CREDIT HOURS

What careers are available to someone with a degree in Counseling?

  1. Addiction Counselors
  2. Clinical Psychologists
  3. Marriage and Family Therapists
  4. Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
  5. Rehabilitation Counselors
  6. School Psychologists