The School Counselor Education concentration prepares school counselors to be leaders in creating and maintaining learning communities that empower all K-12 students to excel and create meaningful, productive, and satisfying futures. School counselor graduate students develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to become leaders in their schools and advocates for all K-12 students. Training is provided to help all school counseling candidates become multiculturally competent, advocates for social justice and equity in education, and able to implement evidence-based, national professional school counseling standards and models of practice.
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In order to graduate, students in the School Counseling concentration (M.Ed.) must complete a minimum of 48 credit hours. Students are required to take the following courses (unless otherwise noted, all courses are three credit hours):
EDUC 570 Professional Orientation to School Counseling
EDUC 605 Theories & Procedures, Counseling Psychology I
EDUC 606 Theories & Procedures, Counseling Psychology II
EDUC 607 Occupational Psychology and Placement
EDUC 631 Laboratory in Developmental Counseling/Theory
EDUC 685 Developmental Psychopathology
EDUC 688 Multicultural Counseling in Schools
EDUC 886 Group Counseling in Schools
EDUC 594M Seminar: Child and Adolescent Development for the Helping Professional
EDUC 560 Issues in Instructional Methods in Special Education
OR 668 Learning Disabilities in Children and Youth
EDUC 807 Seminar: School Counseling
EDUC 698W Pre Practicum in School Counselor Education
EDUC 701 Practicum in School Counseling (total of 3 to 12 credits over 2 semesters)
Students earning the Education Specialist degree pass an additional 15 credits (63 Total Credits). Students work with their faculty advisors to choose courses that meet state and national licensure standards, as well as the professional development goals of each candidate.
Concentration Coordinator: Carey L. Dimmitt (Professor)