The M.Ed. in Counseling
Our program is psychologically oriented in its preparation of the professional counselor. Therapeutic counseling is reflected in course content, and in the supervised internships required for all students. The program is committed to providing a fundamental body of knowledge and competencies, with awareness of their application to increasingly pluralistic client populations.
The program prepares counselors to function in diverse institutions and organizations dedicated to the educational, social, vocational and psychological development of the person. Graduates are typically involved in team delivery of services and work in collaboration with other human services professionals. Students are encouraged to develop a fundamental counseling approach that can be applied to diverse client populations engaged in the process of change. Students may also choose to individualize their program of study to serve the needs of a particular clientele. This can be accomplished through selected readings and projects in required courses, the internship experiences, elective courses, and independent study or research projects.
The on-site internships enable students to develop a professional identity and to apply their knowledge to actual therapeutic relationships. Internships take place in a wide variety of K-12 schools and human service settings. They include weekly on-site supervision by professional counselors or other credentialed human services practitioners. During the internship experiences, students are enrolled in concurrent internship seminars on campus to review their counseling and address professional issues arising from these experiences.
The Master of Education degree provides professional credentials for counseling positions in school and human service agencies. This degree requires 48 semester hours of study including 2 semesters of supervised internship.
EDUC 919 Counseling Practicum: Professional and Ethical Orientation
EDUC 920 Counseling Theory and Practice
EDUC 921 Psychology of Career and Personal Development
EDUC 922 Assessment in Counseling
EDUC 923 Group Counseling
EDUC 924 Psychological Disorders: Variations in Human Development
EDUC 925 Counseling Internship I
EDUC 926 Counseling Internship II
EDUC 932 Society and Culture: Contemporary Issues in Counseling
EDUC 933 Developmental Models of Comprehensive School Guidance
EDUC 851 Teaching Exceptional Learners: Related Services
EDUC ___ Elective
Comprehensive Written Examination