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Counselor Education

Master of Science

Major in Counselor Education

Concentration: School Counseling (P-12)

The School Counseling program at Jacksonville State University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).  The accreditation runs through March 31, 2018.  

Basic Requirements (9-12 semester hours):

  • ECG 501 - Assessment in Counseling (3) 
  • EFD 500 - Research in Education (3)
  • EPY 525 - Lifespan Development (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.)

Counseling Core Courses (27 semester hours) :

  • ECG 506 - Professional Counseling Orientation and Technology (3)
                    (Required first semester of enrollment.)
  • ECG 525 - Pre-practicum:Skills & Techniques in Counseling (3)
  • ECG 526 - Professional Ethics and Legal Issues (3)
  • ECG 553 - Theory and Process (3)
  • ECG 556 - Career Development (3)
  • ECG 585 - Practicum: Applied Skills & Techniques in Counseling (3)
                     (Prerequisites: ECG 506, 525, 553 and 591)
  • ECG 591 - Group Procedures in Counseling (3)
                     (Prerequisites: ECG 506 and 553)
  • ECG 593 - Internship in School Counseling (3)
                    (Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and ECG 585)
  • ECG 594 - Internship in School Counseling (3)
                    (Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and ECG 585)

School Counseling Concentration Courses (9 semester hours):

  • ECG 523 - Social and Diversity Issues in Counseling (3)
  • ECG 527 - Organization and Administration of Counseling Services (3)
  • ECG 558 - Counseling Children/Adolescents (3)

45-48* Semester Hours Required for this Degree

Notes: Admission to this program requires fourth-year (bachelor’s) teacher certification in any area for students pursuing the traditional certification option.  Students pursuing the non-certification admission option must successfully pass the National Counseling Exam (NCE) prior to enrollment in ECG 594 Internship in School Counseling. 

Completion of this program leads to eligibility for Class A teacher certification in school counseling. Successful completion of the appropriate Praxis II examination is required prior to Internship, ECG 593 and ECG 594.

Experience verification from the applicant’s school system or systems showing two years of teaching experience is required prior to graduation from  the program for students pursuing the tradiational certification option. 

*Effective July 1, 2017, and thereafter, experience verification must show 2 full years of full-time, acceptable professional education work experience prior to unconditional admission. 

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