School Counseling

The Master of Education in School Counseling curriculum is designed to meet the needs of graduate students wishing to pursue school counseling positions in elementary, middle, or secondary schools. Students who complete this coursework will satisfy academic requirements for K-12 school counselor licensure in the State of Ohio.

  • PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELOR may offer counseling services in a school setting. The scope of practice for an Ohio Professional School Counselor includes assisting students, teachers, parents, and other educators in helping children learn. Services provided include counseling with individuals and with groups; intervening with parents and teachers; consulting with community agency personnel; coordinating mental health programming in schools; and developing, delivering, managing, and evaluating a counseling program.

Master of Education:  School Counseling

REQUIRED:  All of the following

Sufficient to equal a minimum of 60 semester hours which are required for graduation. Electives may be selected from other graduate offerings with advisor. If students wish to sit for the LPC licensure exam in addition to the School Counseling licensure exam, their advisors will assist them to choose the appropriate courses. Advisors will assist in selecting the appropriate courses.

Course Semester Hours
COUN 6640Crisis Counseling
COUN 6690Professional Orientation to School Counseling
COUN 6700Implementing School Counseling Programs3
COUN 6730Child and Adolescent Counseling3
COUN 6740Career and Life Planning Approaches3
COUN 6750Theories of Counseling
COUN 6760Counseling the Culturally Diverse
COUN 6770Skills and Techniques of Counseling3
COUN 6780Legal & Ethical Issues in Counseling
COUN 6790Group Counseling Model and Procedures
COUN 6890Internship in Counseling6
COUN 7070Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment3
COUN 7760Counseling Practicum3
EDFI 6420Research in Education3
EDFI 6710Human Growth & Development
EDIS 6780Assessment & Testing in Mental Health
  Total Required Hours: 51

ELECTIVES: Only three of the courses with an asterisk behind it are required.

COUN 6820*Special Topics in Counseling3
COUN 6860/6870*Independent Study in Counseling1-3
COUN 7010Mental and Emotional Disorders3
COUN 7020Advanced Assessment3
COUN 7040*Play Therapy3
COUN 7060DSM Diagnosis and Treatment Implications for Counselors3
COUN 7080*Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling
EDFI 6410*Statistics in Education3
Total Elective Hours: 9 Total Hours: 60

Capstone Project Required

COUN 6990Counseling Thesis Research1-4