School Counseling Faculty: Andrea Dixon, Ph.D.,- Program Coordinator,
The Ed. S. degree in School Counseling is designed for the student who will function as a counselor or director of guidance in the public and private school setting. The program is a school/child-oriented training program designed for school counselors who are eligible for S-5 the certification upon entry into the program. The program focuses on theories of child development, advanced techniques of counseling and psychotherapy, parent involvement and family counseling, teacher consultation, research analysis and internship experiences. The program of study consists of advanced courses in educational statistics, advanced group counseling, supervision of school counseling services, and current trends and ethical issues. Completion of the Ed. S. degree constitutes eligibility for a S-6 certificate from the Professional Standards Commission.
Evaluation of a student's performance is continuous and involves consideration of the student's academic performance as well as the student's performance in laboratory and practical classes. A student may be dropped from a course and or the program if the welfare of the student's clientele or the functioning of a school or agency is, in the judgment of the CPS faculty, in jeopardy as a result of a student's behavior.
Courses taken before admittance into the Ed.S. program will not be credited toward the degree.
Courses completed at the master’s level cannot be used as duplicate credit for the Ed.S. degree.
A. Professional Studies (3)
EPRS 8530 Quantitative Methods and Analysis in Education I (3)
Select one of the following Social Foundation of Education Courses (3)
EPSF 8040 Cultural Studies in Education: Gender (3)
EPSF 8260 Sociology of Inner-City Children (3)
EPSF 8270 Philosophy of Education (3)
EPSF 8320 Politics and Policy in Education (3)
EPSF 8340 History of American Education (3)
B. Teaching Field/Major (12)
CPS 8450 Advanced Group Counseling (3)
CPS 8480 Supervision of School Counseling Services (3)
CPS 8490 Current Trends and Ethical Issues in School Counseling (3)
CPS 8661 Applied Practice II: School Counseling (3)
C. Electives (12)
Students can choose electives that are 7000 level and above in programs from the College of Education or the Sociology, Psychology, or Anthropology Departments in College of Arts and Science (with the exception of Master’s level Applied Practice and Internship courses, such as CPS 7660, CPS 7661, CPS 7663, CPS 7680, CPS 7681, and CPS 7683 and Graduate Assistant Seminar courses, such as CPS 7975, ECE 7975, EPY 7975, etc.). Students can contact the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services (404/413-8010) for a School Counseling program outline that offers suggested, appropriate electives.
Students must complete a residency requirement to graduate from the Ed. S. program. Forms for the residency requirement can be found in the bookcase in room 950 (CPS main office) or here.
Program total: minimum of 30 semester hours