Oct 03, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School Counseling (M.S.)

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The Special Education, Counseling, and Student Affairs  graduate program offers a Master of Science degree in Counseling and Student Development with an emphasis in School Counseling. The 48 hour program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

The program’s conceptual framework emphasizes development of knowledgeable, caring, ethical decision-makers within the context of groups and institutions, client development and learning, guidance and counseling of students leading to theory-driven and research-guided practice in school counseling. Curricular experiences include human growth and development, appraisal, research and program evaluation, professional orientation, and foundations. 

Master’s degree requirements

2. Research and appraisal requirements (9 credit hours)

3. Clinical requirements (12 credit hours)


The internship will consist of 600 clock hours under weekly supervision of a licensed school counselor and faculty professor. The student will attend class for group supervision and provide 240 clock hours of direct service in the school setting. Included activities are individual counseling, group work, developmental classroom guidance, and consultation.

Internship arrangements are made by the coordinating faculty member when required coursework has been completed and only after submission and approval of a pre-enrollment application, available in 369 Bluemont Hall. Both the coordinating faculty member and the student’s committee must approve enrollment.

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