M.Ed. in Counseling

Program Description | Admission | Degree Requirements | Courses

Program Description

(updated 2013)

This degree plan is designed specifically for the student who wishes to work toward certification in School Counseling. It requires completion of forty-eight hours of graduate credit and may meet academic requirements for Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). The program is designed to comply with existing standards for professional certification, but students are encouraged to check their state licensing rules for changes in the requirements. All students must take the comprehensive examination and usually take the exam during the final semester of coursework. Students must be enrolled in the university when taking the comprehensive examination. The degree plan originates in the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling.


Applicants seeking admission to the M.Ed. in Counseling must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. Official GRE scores with writing section or MAT scores
  5. Three Reference Forms (Note: One from a current employer/supervisor; one from a former professor, certified school counselor or licensed counselor, marriage and family therapist, MSW, or psychologist; and one from someone other than a family member)
  6. Essay
  7. Face-to-Face interview

Degree Requirements

Master of Education in Counseling
School Counselor

Required Courses
COUN 5111 <CNE 511> Counseling Program Orientation (stem work) 1 SCH
COUN 5364 <CNE 564> Theories of Counseling 3 SCH

COUN 6363 <CNE 663>

Assessment in Guidance & Counseling 3 SCH
COUN 5385 <CNE 585> Pre-Practicum Techniques of Counseling 3 SCH
COUN 5397 <CNE 597> Human Growth & Development 3 SCH
COUN 5333 <CNE 533> School Counseling: Consultation, Coordination and Counseling 3 SCH
COUN 5379 <CNE 579> Methods of Research 3 SCH
COUN 5334 <CNE 534> Effective Human Behavior 3 SCH
COUN 6374 <CNE 674> Practicum in Group Counseling 3 SCH
COUN 5370 <CNE 570> Career Counseling Across the Lifespan 3 SCH
COUN 6335 <CNE 635> School Counseling: Leadership, Advocacy, and Accountability 3 SCH
COUN 5112 <CNE 512> Workshop: Ethical & Professional Issues in Counseling 1 SCH
COUN 6376 <CNE 676> Supervised Practice in Counseling 3 SCH
COUN 5392 <CNE 592> Cross Cultural Issues in Counseling 3 SCH
COUN 5391 <CNE 591> Child and Adolescent Counseling 3 SCH
COUN 5110 <CNE 510> Workshop: Elective Psychopharmacology or Advanced Appraisal Techniques 1 SCH
COUN 6386 <CNE 686> Internship 3 SCH
 Total Hours 48 SCH
Additional Course Options
COUN 5399 <CNE 599> Play Therapy Basics 3 SCH
COUN 6331 <CNE 631> Advanced Play Therapy 3 SCH
COUN 6333 <CNE 633> Techniques of Marriage & Family Therapy 3 SCH
COUN 6334 <CNE 634> Professional & Ethical Issues in Counseling 3 SCH
COUN 6337 <CNE 637> Counseling Clients with Sexual Concerns 3 SCH
COUN 6364 <CNE 664> Counseling for Addictions 3 SCH



Counseling (COUN)

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