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Education (Concentration in School Counseling) Ed.S.

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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.

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