Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements


Master of Education in Counselor Education


Counselor Education

 

 

 

The degree requirements for a Master of Education in Counselor Education consist of the following:

  • 36 hours of core Counseling Courses;
  • 15 hours of track-specific courses or approved electives (see specific track requirements below);
  • 3 hours of practicum at the Community Counseling Center on campus (a clinical experience consisting of 100 total hours over the course of the semester with 40 hours of direct counseling); and
  • 6 hours of internship at an approved clinical site (600 total hours, 240 direct counseling hours), over the course of 2 semesters.

 

To receive a Master of Education in Counselor Education, a student must:

  1. Complete all course work and requirements stated in the degree plan, including practicum and internship. Students in all tracks must complete a 600-hour internship with at least 240 face-to-face client contact hours. These internships must be taken over 2 semesters, and students must register for 3 hours each semester.
  2. Participate in a pre-practicum screening interview and receive endorsement from the Counseling Faculty Supervision Committee to enroll in internship.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and mastery of appropriate skills, ethical issues, and professional behavior throughout the program.
  4. Participate in an exit interview during the last semester of internship.
  5. Pass the comprehensive examination in the final semester.

 

COUNSELING PROGRAM CORE COURSES - 36 hours

(Required for all tracks)

Human Development 600 (3 hours)

Human Development 601 (3 hours)

Human Development 604 (3 hours)

Human Development 608 (3 hours)

Human Development 625 (3 hours)

Counselor Education 603 (3 hours)

Counselor Education 605 (3 hours)--Grade of "B" or better required

Counselor Education 607 (3 hours)

Counselor Education 609 (3 hours)

Counselor Education 610 (3 hours)

Substance Abuse Counseling 619 (3 hours)

Marriage and Family Therapy 621(3 hours)

 

 

Community Counseling-24 hours

(Specialty Track)

Counselor Education 613 (3 hours)

Approved Elective (3 hours)

Approved Elective (3 hours)

Approved Elective (3 hours)

Counselor Education 620 (3 hours)

Counselor Education 683 (3 hours)

Counselor Education 693 (6 hours)--Only 1 course per semester can be taken with

internship

 

 

Community Counseling with an Emphasis in Substance Abuse Counseling -24 hours

(Specialty Track)

Approved Elective (3 hours)

Counselor Education 613 (3 hours)

Marriage and Family Therapy 632 (3 hours)

Substance Abuse Counseling630 (3 hours)

Substance Abuse Counseling634 (3 hours)

Counselor Education 683 (3 hours)

Counselor Education 693 (6 hours)--Only 1 course per semester can be taken with

internship

 

 

Marriage and Family Therapy-24 hours

(Specialty Track)

Marriage and Family Therapy 610 (3 hours)

Marriage and Family Therapy 622 (3 hours)

Marriage and Family Therapy 626 (3 hours)

Marriage and Family Therapy 632 (3 hours)

Marriage and Family Therapy 672 (3 hours)

Marriage and Family Therapy 683 (3 hours)

Marriage and Family Therapy 693 (6 hours)--Only 1 course per semester can be

taken with internship

 

 

School Counseling-24 hours

(Specialty Track)

Approved Elective (3 hours)

Approved Elective (3 hours)

Counselor Education 611 (3 hours)

Counselor Education 617 (3 hours)

Counselor Education 620 (3 hours)

Counselor Education 683 (3 hours)

Counselor Education 690 (6 hours)--Only 1 course per semester can be taken

with internship.

 

 



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