M.S. in Education- School Counselor (K-12)

1. Core Requirements  
  CNED 500 Introduction to School Counseling 3 s.h.
  CNED 502 Career Development 3 s.h.
  CNED 516 Statistics and Research Methods for Counselors 3 s.h.
  CNED 525 Measurement and Appraisal for Counselors 3 s.h.
  EPSY 530 Human Development Across the Life Span 3 s.h.
  CNED 540 Counseling Theories 3 s.h.
  CNED 541 Counseling Techniques 3 s.h.
  CNED 545 Counseling for Students with Special Needs 3 s.h.
  CNED 560 Group Counseling 3 s.h.
  CNED 561 Counseling Services for Children and Adolescents 3 s.h.
  CNED 565 Self, Culture and Society in Counseling 3 s.h.
2. Additional Requirements  
  CNED  Approved Electives 3 s.h.
  CNED 596 School Counseling Practicum* 3 s.h.
                                                                                                                         Total 39 s.h.

* Notes:

  • A minimum grade of "B" in CNED 500, Introduction to School Counseling, CNED 541, Counseling Techniques, and CNED 560, Group Counseling, are required prior to placement in CNED 596, School Counseling Practicum.
  • CNED 596, Practicum, must be passed with a grade of "B" or better.
  • CNED 596, Practicum, has all 33 hours of core courses as prerequisites.
3. Students must attend a pre-practicum orientation meeting during the semester before they expect to enroll in this course. The Department reserves the right to determine the student's preparation and readiness to undertake the Practicum. A student may not be permitted to enroll in CNED 596 if the Department is unable to recommend a student without reservation. Placement decisions are based on numerous factors, including both academic and person/environmental match.

Refer to the Practicum Guidelines handout available through your advisor and in the Graduate and departmental offices for specific practicum information. This handout elaborates upon time and placement issues. No one may do a practicum in the district in which they went to school or where they work or have worked in the past five years.

4. A Comprehensive Examination (see department for guidelines). The Comprehensive Examination may be taken only when all core courses have been completed. Students need an overall score of 70% and 70% on each subsection as well in order to pass. Students may take the Comprehensive Exam no more that two times. Students who do not pass the Comprehensive Exam after the second try will not be able to finish the degree.

5. Minimum GPA of 3.0.

6. Students must complete all degree requirements within six years and complete a minimum of 33 s.h. in residence.

All College policies and procedures found in the Graduate Catalog will apply to students enrolled in this program.