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Counseling - Ed.S.

Make a difference with the Education Specialist in Counseling program equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to provide effective counseling and support to individuals and communities in need. Read more...

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Program Information

Program Description

Full Description

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.

Admissions

For more information about graduate admissions, visit the graduate admission website. For more information on international admissions, visit the international admission website.

Admission Requirements

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 3.000 graduate GPA on a 4.000-point scale (minimum 3.250 graduate GPA is recommended)
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement
  • Supplemental Interview form
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Interview
  • English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions to waive) by earning one of the following:1
    • Minimum 79 TOEFL iBT score
    • Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
    • Minimum 58 PTE score
    • Minimum 110 DET score
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International applicants who do not meet the above test scores will not be considered for admission.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester
    • Priority deadline: December 15
      Applications submitted by this deadline will receive the strongest consideration for admission.
    • Application deadline: February 1
      Applications submitted after this deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
  • Spring Semester
    • Priority deadline: September 1
      Applications submitted by this deadline will receive the strongest consideration for admission.
    • Application deadline: October 1
      Applications submitted after this deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
  • Summer Term
    • Application deadline: February 1
      Applications submitted after this deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. 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.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the foundations of clinical mental health counseling or school counseling.
  3. Demonstrate curricular experiences in the contextual dimensions of community and school.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and skill requirements for clinical mental health counselors or school counselors.
Coursework

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements
CES 77663ORIENTATION AND ETHICS: CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING 3
or CES 78069 ORIENTATION AND ETHICS: SCHOOL COUNSELING
School Counseling Intership or Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship, choose from the following: 16
CES 68192
CES 68292
INTERNSHIP I: SCHOOL COUNSELING
and INTERNSHIP II: SCHOOL COUNSELING
CES 67792
CES 67892
INTERNSHIP I: CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING
and INTERNSHIP II: CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING
Major Electcives, choose from the following:21
CES 68167
CASE CONCEPTUALIZATION AND TREATMENT PLANNING
CES 68168
ADVANCED COUNSELING THEORIES
CES 68284
SUPERVISION IN COUNSELING I
CES 68392
SCHOOL COUNSELING PRACTICUM 1
CES 77592
PRACTICUM II: CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING 1
CES 77628
DIAGNOSIS IN COUNSELING
CES 77662
FOUNDATIONS OF ADDICTIONS COUNSELING
CES 77664
THEORIES AND PRACTICES IN ADDICTIONS COUNSELING
CES 77665
TREATMENT PLANNING IN ADDICTIONS COUNSELING
CES 78011
FOUNDATIONS OF SCHOOL COUNSELING
CES 78066
COUNSELING ADOLESCENTS
CES 78067
COUNSELING CHILDREN
CES 78068
SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP
CES 78128
CLINICAL ASSESSMENT IN COUNSELING
CES 78130
PSYCHOPATHOLOGY FOR COUNSELORS
CES 78529
COUPLES THERAPY:THEORY AND TECHNIQUES
CES 78533
FAMILY THERAPY: THEORY AND TECHNIQUES
CES 78538
ADVANCED MULTICULTURAL COUNSELING
RMS 65510
STATISTICS I FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
Other Advisor-Approved Electives
Minimum Total Credit Hours:30
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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.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
- 3.000
  • Minimum 30 credit hours are needed beyond a counseling master's degree.
Program Delivery
  • Delivery:
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries

Counselors, all other

13.0%

much faster than the average

29,100

number of jobs

$45,760

potential earnings

Substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors

24.7%

much faster than the average

319,400

number of jobs

$47,660

potential earnings

Notice: Career Information Source
* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.