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Master of Education – School Counseling

Undergraduate Preparation

Completion of pre-requisite courses: A valid teacher’s certificate or nine hours of approved hours in undergraduate education, psychology or other coursework deemed acceptable by the program coordinator. (Six of the nine hours must be completed prior to enrollment in MCED¬†graduate courses and all prerequisites must be completed within the first semester of enrollment in graduate classes. A grade of C or better must be earned in all prerequisite courses).

Graduate Course Work

Sixty-hour emphasis for those who seek employment as a certified School Counselor (K-12) and/or licensure (as Licensed Professional Counselor).

Foundations Core Courses

  • GUID 500 (3)- Principles and Administration of School Counseling
  • GUID 511 (3)- Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • PSYC 519 (3)- Advanced Lifespan Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 549 (3)- Professional Issues and Ethics in Counseling

Advanced Concentration Coursework

  • GUID 505 (3)- Analysis of the Individual
  • GUID 510 (3)- Theory and Procedures in Group Counseling
  • GUID 522 (3)- Career and Lifestyle Development
  • GUID 530 (3)- Counseling Strategies with Children and Adolescents
  • PSYC 500 (3)- Basic Facilitative Skills
  • PSYC 504 (3)- Abnormal Psychology
  • EDFR 501 (3)- Educational Research
  • PSYC 522 (3)- Interventions for Diverse Needs
  • PSYC 526 (3)-¬†Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy
  • GUID 523 (3)- School Counseling Practicum I
  • GUID 534 (3)- School Counseling Internship I
  • GUID 535 (3)- School Counseling Internship II
  • GUID 595 (0)- Master’s Comprehensive Examination

Electives: Candidates must complete twelve semester hours with prerequisites of 12 primary courses at 3.00 GPA minimum.

  • PSYC 515 (3)- Advanced Child Psychopathology
  • EDLE 535 (3)- Using Inquiry and Data to Lead Change
  • EDAS 535 (3)- Program Evaluation
  • FACS *461 (3)- Families in Crisis
  • PSYC 550 (3)- Special Topics in Psychology. May be taken multiple times if topics differ.

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