School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
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The Educational Specialist degree in Counseling can be highly individualized to meet the needs of students having interests in a variety of school or community settings. The degree is an advanced-level practitioner's degree, and the focus is on practical knowledge and skill.
State and Federal background checks are required for practicum/internship experiences and to apply for Counselor Trainee status. See the Practicum and Internship Coordinator for more information.
- Master's degree from an accredited college or university for unconditional admission
- Minimum 3.000 graduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale (minimum 3.250 graduate GPA is recommended) for unconditional admission
- Official transcript(s)
- Goal statement
- Two letters of recommendation
- Supplemental Interview Form
- English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
- Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
- Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
- Minimum 77 MELAB score
- Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
- Minimum 58 PTE score
- Minimum 110 Duolingo English Test score
For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies admission website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge in professional identity, social and cultural diversity; human growth and development, career development; helping relationships; group work, assessment; and research and program evaluation.
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the foundations of clinical mental health counseling or school counseling.
- Demonstrate curricular experiences in the contextual dimensions of community and school.
- Demonstrate knowledge and skill requirements for clinical mental health counselors or school counselors.
|CES 77663||ORIENTATION AND ETHICS: CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING||3|
|or CES 78069||ORIENTATION AND ETHICS: SCHOOL COUNSELING|
|School Counseling Intership or Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship, choose from the following:||6|
|INTERNSHIP I: SCHOOL COUNSELING |
and INTERNSHIP II: SCHOOL COUNSELING
|INTERNSHIP I: CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING |
and INTERNSHIP II: CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING
|Major Electcives, choose from the following:||21|
|CASE CONCEPTUALIZATION AND TREATMENT PLANNING|
|ADVANCED COUNSELING THEORIES|
|SUPERVISION OF COUNSELING|
|SCHOOL COUNSELING PRACTICUM|
|PRACTICUM II: CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING|
|DIAGNOSIS IN COUNSELING|
|FOUNDATIONS OF ADDICTIONS COUNSELING|
|THEORIES AND PRACTICES IN ADDICTIONS COUNSELING|
|TREATMENT PLANNING IN ADDICTIONS COUNSELING|
|FOUNDATIONS OF SCHOOL COUNSELING|
|SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP|
|CLINICAL ASSESSMENT IN COUNSELING|
|PSYCHOPATHOLOGY FOR COUNSELORS|
|COUPLES THERAPY:THEORY AND TECHNIQUES|
|FAMILY THERAPY: THEORY AND TECHNIQUES|
|ADVANCED MULTICULTURAL COUNSELING|
|STATISTICS I FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES|
Other Advisor-Approved Electives
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||30|
Minimum 30 credit hours are needed beyond a counseling master's degree.