Master of Arts in Education Degree in Secondary Education-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, elementary education K-6, P-12 education, secondary education, and special education: collaborative teacher K-6 and/or 6-12. Programs range from 33-48 semester hours. See specific program requirements below.
Secondary Education (6-12) (ALSDE/NCATE Approved)
Prerequisite: valid Class B professional educator certificate in the field of study.
|ED 000||Graduate Orientation||0|
|ED 601||Methods of Educational Research||3|
|or HPE 600||Research Methods|
|ED 603||Trends, Issues, and Diversity in Learning||3|
|ED 605||Curriculum Development||3|
|ED 634||Advanced Methods of Teaching in Grades 6-12||3|
|ED 655||Evaluation in Modern Education||3|
|EEX 605||Survey of Students with Disabilities 1||3|
|CHD 604||Human Growth and Development||3|
|or ED 644||Ethics and Education|
If requirement has been satisfied, a three-hour education or teaching field elective is required.
Teaching field requirements listed according to each major below. Note: Secondary education candidates may select a technology option. See academic advisor for specific requirements.
Instructional Support Programs (P-12) School Counseling (P-12) (SBE Approved)
- Preparation: hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.
- 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.
- Recommended for admission by the Counselor Education faculty based upon GPA, MAT or GRE scores, recommendations, resume and interview.
Course List Code Title Hours Required Courses EEX 605 Survey of Students with Disabilities (If not previously completed at the undergraduate level) 3 CHD 000 Counselor Education Orientation 0 CHD 001 Counseling Comprehensive Examination 0 CHD 601 Research Methods & Program Evaluation in Counseling 3 CHD 602 Fundamentals of Counseling 3 CHD 604 Human Growth and Development 3 CHD 606 Theories and Techniques of Counseling 3 CHD 608 Group Counseling 3 CHD 615 Social and Cultural Diversity in Counseling 3 CHD 621 Assessment in Counseling 3 CHD 631 Counseling for Career Development 3 CHD 641 Development and Management of School Counseling Programs 3 CHD 642 Professional Identity and Ethics for School Counselors 3 CHD 645 Child and Adolescent Counseling 3 CHD 678 Practicum in Counseling 3 CHD 688 Internship in Counseling 3 CHD 689 Internship in Counseling 3 Select six credits Counseling (CHD) electives 6 Total Hours 51
- In addition, students may earn no more than six semester hours of C work or below. A third grade of C or below will result in dismissal from the program.
- Additional Requirements for graduation: a passing score on the PRAXIS II Professional School Counselor Examination (0421) and a minimum grade point average of 3.25 on all courses in the Alabama State Board of Education approved School Counseling program