COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES

(SYMBOL: CNL)

Carmack (Program Director)

MASTER OF SCIENCE - SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM

The forty-nine credit hour Master's program in School Counseling exceeds the standards for school counselors in the State of Arkansas. Completion of a minimum of 275 direct client contact hours is required for this major as part of the practicum and internship experience.

The education preparation programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). On July 1, 2013 NCATE consolidated with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and formed the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) as the new accrediting body for educator preparation http://caepnet.org, (202) 223-0077. Students are required to complete the Praxis II Professional School Counselor Exam prior to exiting the program.

 

Requirements for the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in School Counseling

1. Counseling Core Requirements - 22 hours

CNL 7023 Human Development
CNL 7033 Social and Cultural Foundations
CNL 7133 Theories and Techniques of Counseling
CNL 7613 Family of Origin
CNL 8033 Christian Foundations in Counseling
CNL 8073 Diagnosis and Case Management
CNL 8701 Pre-Practicum Lab

One of the following:

CNL 7013 Statistics and Research
CNL 8313 Applied Research (Program Director recommendation required)

2.   School Counseling Major Core Requirements – 27 hours

CNL 7123 Group Theory
CNL 7313 Career Development Information and Vocational Education
CNL 8013 Assessment
CNL 8143 Child and Adolescent Counseling
CNL 8523 Orientation to Counseling in Elementary and Secondary Schools
CNL 8533 School Policies and Issues
CNL 8813 Practicum I
CNL 8823 Practicum II
CNL 8873 Internship I

Minimum semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

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