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The M.S.Ed. program is a 45-hour program developed to prepare graduates to work as professional counselors in elementary and/or secondary schools. The Guidance & Counseling program trains graduate students in the developmental approach to school counseling and in one of its derivatives, the Missouri Comprehensive Guidance Program. Using a developmental approach, the program focuses on the three primary functions of the modern school counselor: consultation, coordination, and counseling.
Thre are 12 additional hours of coursework for candidates who do not hold a teaching degree.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for admission:
45 hours; all classes are 3 hours unless noted otherwise
Scientific Foundations Core
|68-636||Methods in Counseling Research|
|68-660||Organization & Administration of Guidance Programs|
|68-654||Occupation & Educational Information|
Counseling Methods Core
|68-570||Principles & Practices of the K-12 Guidance Program|
|68-610||Counseling Theory & Techniques|
|68-640||Group Counseling Techniques|
|68-628||Supervised Practice in Elementary/Secondary School Guidance|
Field Practicum (6 hours)
|68-629||Practicum in Elementary School Guidance OR|
|68-630||Practicum in Secondary School Guidance|
|68-639||Research Project OR|
M.S.Ed. Guidance and Counseling Program Core
|08-603||Advanced Educational Psychology|
|08-623||Advanced Child Psychology and Adolescent Psychology|
|08-605||Social & Cultural Foundations of Counseling|
|Four additional courses are required of Candidates that do not have a teaching degree.|
|61-650||Improvements of Teaching|
|61-651||Practicum in Teaching|
|62-641||Educating Exceptional Children|
An additional 6 hours are required for K-12 certification. See program coordinator for proper course selection for certification. See advisor for proper course sequencing.