Counseling - Ed.S.

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
405 White Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2294
www.kent.edu/ehhs/ldes


Description

The Educational Specialist 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.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
  • master's degree from accredited institution
  • a recommended minimum 3.25 graduate GPA
  • goal statement
  • two letters of recommendation
  • interview

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 550 TOEFL score (79 on the Internet-based version), minimum 77 MELAB score, minimum 6.5 IELTS score or minimum 58 PTE Academic score. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission websiteEffective spring 2018.

Educational Specialist programs in the College of Education, Health and Human Services practice selective admission. Requirements include, among other things, evidence of high scholastic achievement, a high level of verbal ability and positive letters of recommendation.

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. 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.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the foundations of community counseling or school counseling.
  3. Demonstrate curricular experiences in the contextual dimensions of community and school.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and skill requirements for community counselors or school counselors.
  5. Meet the academic components required by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board or Ohio Department of Education.

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

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Major Requirements
CES 67663ORIENTATION TO CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING 3
or CES 68069 SCHOOL COUNSELING: ORIENTATION AND ETHICS
Options, choose from the following:6
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Option
PRACTICUM I: CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING
PRACTICUM II: CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING
School Counseling Option
INTERNSHIP I SCHOOL COUNSELING
INTERNSHIP II: SCHOOL COUNSELING
Choose from the following:21
ADVANCED INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING PRACTICUM
PRACTICUM IN COUPLES AND FAMILY THERAPY
PRACTICUM I: CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING
PRACTICUM II: CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING
DIAGNOSIS IN COUNSELING
THEORIES AND PRACTICES IN ADDICTIONS COUNSELING
TREATMENT PLANNING IN ADDICTION COUNSELING
FOUNDATIONS OF SCHOOL COUNSELING
COUNSELING ADOLESCENTS
COUNSELING CHILDREN
SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP
CLINICAL ASSESSMENT IN COUNSELING
PSYCHOPATHOLOGY FOR COUNSELORS
CASE CONCEPTUALIZATION AND TREATMENT PLANNING
ADVANCED COUNSELING THEORIES
SUPERVISION OF COUNSELING
SCHOOL COUNSELING PRACTICUM
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

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 30 credit hours are needed beyond a counseling Master's degree.