Master of Arts in Education Degree in School Counseling P-12

Master of Arts in Education Degree

The Master of Arts in Education degree is awarded in the following major fields: school counseling, instructional leadership, early childhood education PK-3, elementary education K-6, P-12 education, secondary education, and special education: collaborative teacher K-6 and/or 6-12. Programs range from 33-60 semester hours. See program requirements below.

Additional Admission Requirements

  1. Preparation: hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Prerequisite: hold valid Class B professional educator certificate in any teaching field and two full years of full-time satisfactory educational experience at the P-12 level or qualify for the Track 2 CACREP Approach.
  3. Recommended for admission by the Counselor Education faculty based upon GPA; MAT, GRE, or Praxis II subject area scores; recommendations; resume; and interview.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  1. Passing scores on the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) and the current ALSDE-required Praxis exam for certification in School Counseling and a minimum grade point average of 3.25 on all courses in the Alabama State Board of Education approved School Counseling program.
  2. The Master of Arts in Education in School Counseling follows the University Graduate Grading Policy in regard to satisfactory academic progress as a graduate student except for the overall grade point average requirement of 3.00.  As stated above, a minimum grade point average of 3.25 on all courses in the Alabama State Board of Education approved School Counseling program is required for program graduation.

Required courses for Instructional Support Programs (P-12) School Counseling (P-12) (SBE Approved)

CHD 000Counselor Education Orientation0
CHD 001Counseling Comprehensive Examination0
EEX 605Survey of Students with Disabilities0-3
CHD 601Research Methods & Program Evaluation in Counseling3
CHD 602Fundamentals of Counseling3
CHD 604Human Growth and Development3
CHD 606Theories and Techniques of Counseling3
CHD 608Group Counseling3
CHD 615Social and Cultural Diversity in Counseling3
CHD 621Assessment in Counseling3
CHD 625Addictions Counseling3
CHD 631Counseling for Career Development3
CHD 634Wellness Counseling3
CHD 638Crisis Intervention in Counseling3
CHD 641Development and Management of School Counseling Programs3
CHD 642Professional Identity and Ethics for School Counselors3
CHD 645Child and Adolescent Counseling3
CHD 655Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Counseling3
CHD 661Family Counseling3
CHD 678Practicum in Counseling3
CHD 688Internship in Counseling3
CHD 689Internship in Counseling3
Select 0-3 credits advisor-approved electives0-3
Total Hours60