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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

  • COUN 501 (3)- Introduction to School Counseling
  • COUN 511 (3)- Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • COUN 519 (3)- Advanced Lifespan Developmental Psychology
  • COUN 549 (3)- Professional Issues and Ethics in Counseling

Advanced Concentration Coursework

  • COUN 505 (3)- Analysis of the Individual
  • COUN 510 (3)- Theory and Procedures in Group Counseling
  • COUN 527 (3)- Career and Lifestyle Development
  • COUN 530 (3)- Counseling Strategies with Children and Adolescents
  • COUN 500 (3)- Basic Facilitative Skills
  • COUN 504 (3)- Adult & Child Psychopathology & Diagnosis
  • EDFR 501 (3)- Educational Research
  • COUN 522 (3)- Interventions for Diverse Needs
  • COUN 526 (3)- Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy
  • COUN 537 (3)- Substance Abuse Counseling
  • COUN 523 (3)- School Counseling Practicum I
  • COUN 534 (3)- School Counseling Internship I
  • COUN 535 (3)- School Counseling Internship II
  • COUN 595 (0)- Master’s Comprehensive Examination

Electives: Candidates must complete nine semester hours of the following courses.

  • 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
  • COUN 550 (3)- Special Topics in Counseling. May be taken multiple times if topics differ.
  • EDCI 512 (3)- Exceptional Children
  • EDCI 557 (3)- Behavioral Intervention
  • EDCI 558 (3)- Social & Emotional Needs of the Gifted
  • EDCI 513 (3)- Advanced Methods in Classroom Management
  • PSYC 528 (3)- Behavioral School consultation Strategies

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