MA ED in Professional School Counseling
Director - Dr. Jeffrey Warren LPCS, NCC, NCSC
The Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.) in Professional School Counseling is designed to assist graduate students in the development of competencies necessary for functioning in the role of school counselor in public and private elementary, middle, and secondary schools. The M.A.Ed. in Professional School Counseling is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) and meets the standards established by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for Professional School Counselor licensure and the National Board of Certified Counselors’ standards for national certification as a professional counselor (NCC). The American Counseling Association Ethics and Professional Standards and the American School Counseling Association standards are used as guides in developing and revising the program’s curriculum. The program is located in the School of Education, Department of School Administration and Counseling, and shares a common core of classes with the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program.
What do Professional School Counselors do?
Professional School Counselors work with students, families of students, teachers, and administrators in school systems to address the behavioral, emotional, career, and academic needs of the students. Professional School Counselors work in elementary and secondary schools. They provide consultation to school staff, classroom guidance, and meet with students one-on-one and in groups.
|Requirements for M.A.Ed. in Professional School Counseling||Sem. Hrs|
|Core Counseling Courses||27|
CNS 5000 Professional and Ethical Issues
|Specialty Area and Elective Courses||24|
CNS 5350 The Professional School Counselor
CNSS 5xxx Special Topics in Counseling (may be repeated for different topics).
|Clinical Field Placement Courses||9|
CNS 6100 Counseling Practicum (School Counseling Setting)
CNS 6130 School Counseling Internship (course is repeated once to earn a total of 6-credit hours)
|Total Program Hours||60|