Counseling Ed.S.

The Educational Specialist degree in Counseling can be highly individualized to meet the needs of students having interests in a variety of school or community settings. The degree is an advanced-level practitioner's degree, and the focus is on practical knowledge and skill. The Educational Specialist degree at Kent State University is not CACREP-accredited because CACREP does not accredit Educational Specialist degree programs. 
State and Federal background checks are required for practicum/internship experiences and to apply for Counselor Trainee status. See the Practicum and Internship Coordinator for more information.


Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge in professional identity, social and cultural diversity; human growth and development, career development; helping relationships; group work, assessment; and research and program evaluation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the foundations of clinical mental health counseling or school counseling.
  • Demonstrate curricular experiences in the contextual dimensions of community and school.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill requirements for clinical mental health counselors or school counselors.