Academic Catalog

School Counseling

Admission Requirements

For those with a teaching license and two years teaching experience:

  • Application to Graduate School
  • 2.75 undergraduate GPA
  • Statement of good moral character
  • Three letters of reference
  • Departmental supplemental application

For those without a teaching license:

  • Application to Graduate School
  • 2.75 undergraduate GPA
  • Statement of Good Moral Character
  • Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) check and FBI check
  • Three letters of reference
  • Departmental supplemental application

Admissions to the master’s program in School Counseling will be twice a year (application deadline of March 15 for summer and fall semesters and October 1 for spring semester).

There are ten credit hours of co-requisite coursework for students without a teaching license and two years teaching experience:

  • 5600:663 Developmental Guidance and Emotional Education (3 credits)
  • 5600:695 Field Experience: Masters (1 credit)
  • One of the following: 5600:660 Counseling Children; 5600:640 Counseling Adolescents; or 5600:622 Introduction to Play Therapy (3 credits)
  • One of the following: 5610:567 Management Strategies in Special Education or 5610:559 Collaboration & Consultation in Schools & Community (3 credits)

Program Requirements

This course of study leads to eventual licensure as a school counselor in the State of Ohio. Any changes in the agreed upon program must be approved by the student’s advisor.

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has conferred accreditation on the School Counseling program.

Foundations Courses - 9 credits (select one course from each area)

Behavioral Foundations

  • 5600:648 Individual & Family Development Across the Life-Span (3 credits)

Humanistic Foundations

  • 5600:646 Multicultural Counseling (3 credits)

Research

  • 5100:640 Using Research to Inform Practice (3 credits)

Required School of Counseling Courses

Professional Orientation

  • 5600:600 Professional Orientation & Ethics* (2 credits)
  • 5600:631 Elementary/Secondary School Counseling (3 credits)
  • 5600:659 Organization & Administration of Guidance Services (3 credits)

Counseling Theory

  • 5600:643 Counseling: Theory & Philosophy (3 credits)
  • 5600:647 Career Development & Counseling Across the Life-Span (3 credits)

Appraisal

  • 5600:645 Tests & Appraisal in Counseling (prerequisite:5600:601 Research and Program Evaluation in Counseling) (4 credits)

Counseling Process

  • 5600:651 Techniques of Counseling* (3 credits)
  • 5600:653 Group Counseling (prerequisites:5600:651 Techniques of Counseling and 5600:643 Counseling: Theory & Philosophy) (4 credits)
  • 5600:675 Practicum in Counseling** (prerequisites: 5600:631 Elementary/Secondary School Counseling, 5600:645 Tests & Appraisal in Counseling, 5600:646 Multicultural Counseling, 5600:647 Career Development & Counseling Across the Life-Span, 5600:653 Group Counseling, 5600:659 Organization & Administration of Guidance Services) (5 credits)

Internship

  • 5600:685 Master's Internship** (prerequisite:5600:675 Practicum in Counseling) (6 credits)

Specialized Studies

  • 5610:540 Developmental Characteristics of Exceptional Individuals (3 credits)
  • 5600:621 Counseling Youth At Risk (3 credits)

Independent Study, Field Experience, Practicum, and Internship require closed class permission. You must get one from the School of Counseling office prior to registering.

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Degree: 50