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Education (Concentration in School Counseling) Ed.S.

In support of its mission, the department prepares masters and specialist level students for careers in professional counseling. The specific objectives of the department are to prepare students to:

  • Acquire the professional skills necessary to become professional counselors,
  • Obtain certification in school counseling or school psychometry, and
  • Upgrade their certification and/or skill level in counseling.

General Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • A master’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • An overall GPA of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale) on the master’s degree
  • A completed Specialist program application
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Acceptable evidence of the applicant’s writing ability as determined by a writing sample completed under the supervision of the screening committee
  • A successful interview with the program screening committee
  • A recommendation for admission by the screening committee
  • Student must hold a valid teaching license

Degree Requirements

Students are required to complete 42 semester hours, write a thesis, and obtain a passing score on the Graduate Comprehensive Examination. Students are encouraged to enroll in COUN 687: Advanced Research and Independent Study in conjunction with their advisor. 

Thesis 
During the first semester of enrollment, students should contact the department chair for assignment of a faculty advisor for the thesis.

Area Comprehensive Exam

Area Comprehensive should be taken after completing 30 hours with a 3.0 or above average. 

Program Curriculum

Course Descriptions

Counseling Faculty and Staff