Degree Requirements

Graduate coursework includes 60 academic hours plus nine hours of practicum/internship credit. Graduate courses required for the degree are as follows:

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 500 (3) – Basic Facilitative Skills
COUN 504 (3) – Adult & Child Psychopathology & Diagnosis
COUN 505 (3) – Analysis of the Individual
COUN 510 (3) – Theory and Procedures in Group Counseling
COUN 520 (3) – Introduction to Counseling Practicum
COUN 522 (3) – Interventions for Diverse Needs
COUN 523 (3) – School Counseling Practicum I
COUN 526 (3) –  Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy
COUN 527 (3) – Career and Lifestyle Development
COUN 530 (3) – Counseling Strategies with Children and Adolescents
COUN 534 (3) – School Counseling Internship I
COUN 535 (3) – School Counseling Internship II
COUN 551 (3) – Applied Theories
EDFR 501 (3) – Educational Research or
PSYC 507 (3) – Statistical Analysis and Research Methods
PSYCH 523 (3) – Crisis Prevention and Intervention
COUN 595 (0) – Master’s Comprehensive Examination
Electives: Candidates must complete three semester hours of the following course.
COUN 502 (3) – Introduction to Mental Health Counseling
COUN 509 (3) – Clinical Sexuality for Mental Health Professionals
COUN 512 (3) – Cognitive Behavior Theory & Applications
COUN 520 (3) – Introduction to Counseling Practicum
EDLE 535 (3) – Using Inquiry and Data to Lead Change
EDAS 535 (3) – Program Evaluation
COUN 537 (3) – Substance Abuse Counseling
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
EDLE 536 (3) – Program Eval & Implementation for School Improvement
EDLE 508 (3) – Practice of School Leadership and School Improvement
EDUC *421 (3) – Current Practices and Strategies in Teaching

In addition, candidates must successfully complete a master’s comprehensive examination.

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