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    The University of Maine
   
 
  Nov 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Counselor Education



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(M.A., M.S., M.Ed., C.A.S., Ph.D.)

Program at capacity; no applications accepted for 2015-2016

 

M.A.: The Master of Arts degree requires a thesis and a minimum of 60 credit hours including credit given for the thesis. The minimum number of credit for the thesis is 6 hours and in no case may it exceed 15 hours. A graduate student working toward a Master of Arts degree must successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours (exclusive of thesis) of 500- and/or 600-level coursework. The M.A. program offers concentrations in Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling.

M.S.: The Master of Science degree requires a thesis and a minimum of 60 credit hours including credit given for the thesis. The minimum number of credit for the thesis is 6 hours and in no case may it exceed 15 hours. A graduate student working toward a Master of Science degree must successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours (exclusive of thesis) of 500- and/or 600-level coursework. The M.S. program offers concentrations in Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling.

M.Ed.: The 60 credit hour Master’s degree is designed to offer preparation for entry-level professional counseling in school and mental health settings. The curriculum comprises coursework and intensive supervised field experiences considered to be essential in the preparation of professional counselors with a developmental orientation. Field experiences take place in elementary, middle, and secondary schools, and in post-secondary institutions.  Opportunities are also available in community contexts. The M.Ed. program offers concentrations in Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling.

C.A.S.: The C.A.S. is offered as an individually-planned program of courses approved by an advisor representing 30 credit hours beyond the Master’s degree. Through the C.A.S., students develop specialized knowledge about counseling with certain client populations, obtain advanced levels of supervision of counseling practice, and qualify for either school counselor certification if they have previously prepared to work in mental health settings, or clinical licensure if they have previously prepared to work in school settings.

Ph.D. (program at capacity; no applications accepted 2015-2016): The doctoral program in Counselor Education prepares students for academic positions in counselor education. In designing this program, the faculty ascribe to the overarching goal of preparing competent scholar-practitioners. The program is closely allied with the faculty of Human Development and Family Studies.

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