Counselor Education
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Concentration: School Counseling (P-12)

Core Requirements (18-21 semester hours):

  • ECG 500 - Counseling Principles In Technological Applications (3).
    (Students who did not take ED 500 or ECG 500 as a master’s student at JSU are required to take the course as part of their Ed.S. program. Required in the first semester or enrollment.)
  • ECG 634 - Advanced Counseling Theories (3)
  • ECG 637 - Advanced Career Counseling (3)
  • ECG 691 - Action Research in Counseling I (3)
    (To be taken toward the end of the program.)
  • ECG 692 - Action Research in Counseling II (3) (Prerequisite: ECG 691)
  • ECG 646 - Advanced Group Procedures (3)
  • SPE 500  - Survey Course in Special Education (3)
    (Students who have not previously satisfied the special education requirement at the undergraduate or graduate level must take SPE 500.)

Concentration Requirements ( 9-12 semester hours, By Advisement)

  • ECG 501 - Assessment in Counseling (3)
  • ECG 526 - Professional Ethics and Legal Issues (3)
  • ECG 530 - Couples, Marriage and Family Counseling (3)
  • ECG 540 - Psychpathology: Diagnosis and Treatment of the DSM Disorders (3)
  • ECG 560 - Substance and Behavioral Addictions in Counseling (3)
  • ECG 565 - Psychopharmacology (3)
  • ECG 588 - Crisis Counseling Intervention Strategies (3)
  • ECG 589 - Psychological First Aid & Disaster Counseling (3)
  • ECG 595 - Clinical Expereicne I in Mental Health Counseling (3)
  • ECG 596 - Clinical Expereince II in Mental Health Counseling (3)
  • ECG 693 - Supervision in Counseling (3)
  • EFD 560 - Psychological Principles of Learning (3)
  • EFD 615 - Leadership (3)
  • EFD 620 - Measurement and Evaluation (3)
  • EAD 564 - Law and Politics of Education (3)

30 Graduate Semester Hours Required for this Degree

Notes: Admission to this program requires fifth-year (master’s) teacher certification in school counseling. Completion of this program leads to eligibility for sixth-year teacher certification in school counseling. An overall GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale on all course work attempted is required for this program. Courses used toward the master’s degree may not be repeated or counted for the Ed.S. degree.  The purposes of a Class AA program shall be to prepare educators on the sixth-year level to serve effectively in instructional support positions.  Persons who complete Class AA programs shall have acquired knowledge and skills above the level required for completion of a Class A program