The Master of Arts degree with a concentration is School Counseling is a professional degree designed to meet the educational requirements for licensure as a school counselor. Accordingly, this degree is awarded to the candidate who has demonstrated a capacity for professional performance by satisfactorily completing the course of study. Students will learn the theory and practice of counseling in the school setting and be able to apply counseling skills in a knowledgeable and skilled manner to areas such as appraisal, lifestyle and career development, counseling theory, group process, and professional issues.
The program is designed to meet specifications of State of Ohio course requirements for school counselor in grades K-12 as well as the requirements for school counselor in the States of Kentucky and Indiana. Further, the M.A. in Counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. (CACREP).
Requirements for the M.A. in School Counseling
48 total credit hours are required. The sequence of courses is arranged in four groups.
Students should complete most of each group before proceeding to the next group.