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2002-2003 Graduate Catalog 
2002-2003 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Counselor Education

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

The Master’s degree is designed to offer preparation for entry-level school counselors.

The Master’s degree requires 48 semester hours and is designed to offer preparation for entry level professional counseling in school settings. The curriculum is comprised of course work and intensive supervised field experiences considered to be essential in the preparation of professional counselors with a developmental orientation.

The Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.) is offered as a planned program of electives approved by an advisor representing 30 semester hours beyond the Master’s degree. Through the Certificate of Advanced Study, students may develop specialized knowledge about counseling with certain client populations, obtain advanced levels of supervision of counseling practice, and qualify for school counselor certification if they have previously prepared to work in community agency settings.

Doctoral Program in Counselor Education

The doctoral program in Counselor Education is designed to prepare 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. Counselor Education doctoral applications are due by December 1 for review for Fall acceptance.

Admission to the graduate program in Counselor Education, in addition to the basic requirements of the Graduate School, includes separate eligibility standards as established by the faculty and appearing in the Counselor Education brochure. A personal interview also is recommended.

Opportunities for financial aid may be available to students in Counselor Education in addition to those sources listed elsewhere in this catalog. Employment opportunities often are available in the professional and academic community (e.g., tutoring, proctoring, and part-time in counseling services). Further information may be obtained from the student financial aid office and the coordinator of Counselor Education.

We encourage consultation and collaboration among professionals in schools and community settings. Therefore, our students are provided field experiences in elementary, middle, and secondary schools and post secondary institutions. Opportunities are also available in the community contexts.

More information about the Counselor Education program may be found in the Counselor Education brochure available upon request from the College of Education.

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