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EdS in Counselor Education with a concentration in School Counseling (P-12)

Core Requirements (15-18 semester hours):

     ECG 634  Advanced Counseling Theories (3)

     ECG 637  Advanced Career Counseling (3)

     ECG 691  Action Research in Counseling I (3)

                     (To be taken toward the end of the program)

     ECG 692  Action Research in Counseling II (3) (Prerequisite: ECG 691)

     ECG 646  Advanced Group Procedures (3)

     *SPE 500  Survey Course in Special Education (3)

(Students who have not previously satisfied the special education requirement at the undergraduate or graduate level must take SPE 500.)

Concentration Requirements (12-15 semester hours, by Advisement)

     ECG 501  Assessment in Counseling (3)

     ECG 526  Professional Ethics and Legal Issues (3)

     ECG 530  Couples, Marriage & Family Counseling (3)

     ECG 540  Psychopathology: Diagnosis & Treatment of DSM Disorders (3)

     ECG 560  Substance and Behavioral Addictions in Counseling (3)

     ECG 565  Psychopharmacology (3)

     ECG 573  Introduction to Student Personnel Counseling (3)

     ECG 578  Issues in Student Personnel Counseling (3) 

     ECG 588  Crisis Counseling Intervention Strategies (3)

     ECG 589  Psychological First Aid & Disaster Counseling (3)

     ECG 595  Clinical Experience I in Mental Health Counseling (3)

     ECG 596  Clinical Experience II in Mental Health Counseling (3)

     ECG 655   Holistic Counseling: Spirit, Soul, & Body (3)

     ECG 693  Supervision in Counseling (3)

     EFD 560   Psychological Principles of Learning (3)

     EFD 615   Leadership (3)

     EFD 620   Measurement and Evaluation (3)

     EAD 564  Law and Politics of Education (3)

30 Graduate Semester Hours Required for this Degree


  Notes: Admission to this program requires fifth-year (master’s) teacher certification

in school counseling.  Completion of this program leads to eligibility for

sixth-year (Class AA) teacher certification in school counseling.  An overall GPA of 3.25

on a 4.0 scale on all course work attempted is required for this program.  Overall 3.50 GPA

required for completion beginning July 1, 2017 and thereafter. 

Courses used toward the master’s degree may not be repeated or counted for

the ED.S. degree.  The purposes of a Class AA program shall be to prepare

educators on the sixth-year level to serve effectively in instructional support

positions.  Persons who complete Class AA programs shall have acquired

knowledge and skills above the level required for completion of a Class A

program. Candidates admitted (to enroll in courses in a Class AA teaching

field program) may complete no more than five approved program courses

prior to unconditional admission to the program (this includes transfer credit).

Exceptions to this rule must be approved by the Dean of the School of Education

and the Director of Graduate Studies. 





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