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School Counseling (MA)

Description

University of Detroit Mercy offers two master's programs in school counseling and two post-graduate certificate programs in school counseling.

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    Admission Requirements

    An undergraduate overall GPA of 2.75 or higher or a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the second half of the undergraduate degree program or a graduate GPA of 3.0 o n a previously completed graduate degree, a minimum of 15 hours in the social or behavioral sciences (eg., psychology, anthropology, sociology) including at least one course (3 credit hours) in statistics, a letter of interest explaining your interests in the counseling profession, a writing exam; three letters of recommendation from individuals able to speak to your potential to enter graduate school in counseling and an interview with the faculty.

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    Master of Arts with a Major in School Counseling - School Counselor License Program

    The Master of Arts with a major in School Counseling - School Counselor License program is available to individuals who wish to specialize as K-12 school counselors, and who do not possess a teaching certificate. Coursework emphasizes counseling theory, assessment practices, counseling skills and issues specifically related to school counseling.

    After the completion of 39 credit hours and successfully passing the Michigan Guidance Counselor Test, students can become eligible to begin employment as a school counselor through the Preliminary Authorization to Work program designed for school counselors. Graduates of the program fulfill the academic requirements for both professional licensure as a counselor within the state of Michigan and the School Counselor Endorsement through the Michigan Department of Education. The 57 credit hour program generally requires two to three years to complete.

    Degree Requirements

    • CNS 5000 Research Methods in Counseling (3 credits)
    • CNS 5020 Counseling and Human Development (3 credits)
    • CNS 5120 Introduction to Counseling Theory and Process (3 credits)
    • CNS 5320 Multicultural Counseling (3 credits)
    • CNS 5350 Guidance Principles and Practices (3 credits)
    • CNS 5360 Counseling Services: Organization and Administration (3 credits)
    • CNS 5380 Career Counseling (3 credits)
    • CNS 5390 Counseling Skills (3 credits)
    • CNS 5400 Testing and Evaluation (3 credits)
    • CNS 5410 School Counseling: Principles and Practices (3 credits)
    • CNS 5430 Group Counseling (3 credits)
    • CNS 5450 School Counseling: Strategies and Interventions (3 credits)
    • CNS 5470 School Counseling: Mental Health and Consultation in Schools (3 credits)
    • CNS 5480 The School Counselor and Special Education (3 credits)
    • CNS 5600 Mental Health Diagnosis and Treatment (3 credits)
    • CNS 5720 Legal, Ethical, and Advocacy Issues in Counseling (3 credits)
    • CNS 5850 Counseling Practicum (3 credits)
    • CNS 6040 Internship in Counseling (3 credits)
    • EDU 5130 Principles Learning, Development & Adjustment (3 credits) OR EDU 5160 Elementary Curriculum Construction (3 credits) OR EDU 5170 Secondary Curriculum Construction (3 credits) OR EDU 6310 School and Classroom Management (3 credits)

    Total: 57 credits

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    Master of Arts with a Major in School Counseling – School Counselor Endorsement Program

    The Master of Arts with a major in School Counseling – School Counselor Endorsement program offers training to certified teachers interested in working as as K-12 school counselors, guidance directors or in related capacities, as well as to teachers who are interested in gaining advanced knowledge and skill development in counseling. Coursework emphasizes counseling theory, assessment practices, counseling skills and issues specifically related to school counseling.

    After the completion of 39 credit hours and successfully passing the Michigan Guidance Counselor Test, students can become eligible to begin employment as a school counselor through the Preliminary Authorization to Work program designed for school counselors. Graduates of the program fulfill the academic requirements for both professional licensure as a counselor within the state of Michigan and the School Counselor Endorsement through the Michigan Department of Education. The 48 credit hour program generally requires 2 to 3 years to complete.

    This program offers training for certified teachers planning to work in a school setting as school counselors, guidance directors, pupil personnel directors, or teachers interested in school counseling principles. This 48 credit hour program will qualify students for the School Counselor Endorsement from the State of Michigan, Department of Education.

    Degree Requirements

    • CNS 5000 Research Methods in Counseling (3 credits)
    • CNS 5020 Counseling and Human Development (3 credits)
    • CNS 5120 Introduction to Counseling Theory and Process (3 credits)
    • CNS 5320 Multicultural Counseling (3 credits)
    • CNS 5350 Guidance Principles and Practices (3 credits)
    • CNS 5360 Counseling Services: Organization and Administration (3 credits)
    • CNS 5380 Career Counseling (3 credits)
    • CNS 5390 Counseling Skills (3 credits)
    • CNS 5400 Testing and Evaluation (3 credits)
    • CNS 5410 School Counseling: Principles and Practices (3 credits)
    • CNS 5430 Group Counseling (3 credits)
    • CNS 5450 School Counseling: Strategies and Interventions (3 credits)
    • CNS 5470 School Counseling: Mental Health and Consultation in Schools (3 credits)
    • CNS 5720 Legal, Ethical, and Advocacy Issues in Counseling (3 credits)
    • CNS 5850 Counseling Practicum (3 credits)
    • CNS 6040 Internship in Counseling (3 credits)

    Total: 48 credits

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    Post-Graduate Certificate School Counselor Endorsement

    See Post-Graduate Certificate School Counselor Endorsement Catalog Page - click here

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    Post-Graduate Certificate School Counselor License

    See Post-Graduate Certificate School Counselor License Catalog Page - click here

Program Contact Information

Program Director: Jocelyn Bennett-Garraway, Ph.D., LPC
Reno Hall, Room 246
McNichols Campus

Email: begarrjm@udmercy.edu
Telephone: 313-993-1227
Fax: 313-578-0507

Program Website

Department Chair: Nancy G. Calleja, Ph.D., LPC

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