Counselor Education


Class Schedules and Courses*

*All schedules and course offerings are tentative and subject to change.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) in Counseling degree has two options. Students may pursue a specialization in School Counseling, which requires a minimum of 60 semester hours (s.h.) or they may select a specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, which requires a minimum of 60 s.h. Students should consult with their advisor regarding proper sequencing of courses and specialization in either option.

The Department of Counselor Education limits the number of allowable semester hours of “C” grades or lower to 6 semester hours.

In addition to curricular and experiential requirements, students are required to successfully complete a Comprehensive Examination (CN 655) prior to graduation.

School Counseling Option

A grade of A or B is required for the following courses: CN 500, CN 547, CN 549, CN 581,
CN 600, CN 592, CN 595, and CN 596.

  1. Required Core Courses:.............................................................................................48 s.h.

    CN 500 Pre-Practicum in Counseling (3)
    CN 515 Research and Program Evaluation (3)
    CN 519 Crisis and Trauma Counseling (3)
    CN 540 Marriage, Family, and Relationship Counseling (3)
    CN 541 Lifestyles and Career Development (3)
    CN 542 Assessment Techniques in Counseling (3)
    CN 545 Counseling Theories and Applications (3)
    CN 547 Techniques of Counseling (3)
    CN 549 Professional, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Counseling (3)
    CN 552 Counseling/Helping in a Multicultural Society (3)
    CN 554 Counseling Across the Lifespan (3)
    CN 581 Group Counseling: Theories and Procedures (3)
    CN 592 Practicum: School Counseling (3)
    CN 595 School Counseling Internship I (3)
    CN 596 School Counseling Internship II (3)
    CN 600 Diagnosis (3)
    CN 655 Comprehensive Examination (0)

    II. Required Directed Electives.....................................................................................12 s.h.

    CN 514 Foundations and Professional Orientation to School Counseling (3)
    CN 516 Data Driven School Counseling Programs and Practices (3)
    CN 518 Advocacy, Leadership, and Consultation in Comprehensive School Counseling
    Programs (3)
    CN 544 Counseling Techniques for Children and Adolescents: Literacy and Play (3)

    TOTAL PROGRAM...............................................................................................................60 s.h.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Option

A grade of A or B is required for the following courses: CN 500, CN 547, CN 549, CN 581,
CN 591, CN 597, CN 598, CN 600, and CN 604.

  1. Required Core Courses:.............................................................................................48 s.h.

    CN 500 Pre-Practicum in Counseling (3)
    CN 515 Research and Program Evaluation (3)
    CN 519 Crisis and Trauma Counseling (3)
    CN 540 Marriage, Family, and Relationship Counseling (3)
    CN 541 Lifestyles and Career Development (3)
    CN 542 Assessment Techniques in Counseling (3)
    CN 545 Counseling Theories and Applications (3)
    CN 547 Techniques of Counseling (3)
    CN 549 Professional, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Counseling (3)
    CN 552 Counseling/Helping in a Multicultural Society (3)
    CN 554 Counseling Across the Lifespan (3)
    CN 581 Group Counseling: Theories and Procedures (3)
    CN 591 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Practicum (3)
    CN 597 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship I (3)
    CN 598 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship II (3)
    CN 600 Diagnosis (3)
    CN 655 Comprehensive Examination (0)

  2. Required Directed Electives.....................................................................................12 s.h.

    CN 520 Foundations and Professional Orientation to Clinical Mental Health Counseling (3)
    CN 521 Standards of Care and Management in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (3)
    CN 551 Counseling for Addictions (3)
    CN 604 Psychopathology and Psychopharmacology (3)

TOTAL PROGRAM...............................................................................................................60 s.h.