Mental Health and school Counseling
Chair: Trinka Messenheimer
Graduate Coordinator: Susan Norris Huss
Program Web Page: https://www.bgsu.edu/education-and-human-development/school-of-intervention-services/mental-health-school-counseling.html
Master of Arts
Master of Education
1. M.A. in Mental Health Counseling
Licensure: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Ohio
2. M.Ed. in School Counseling
Pupil Services License (Ohio)
1. Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
2. Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Preparation (NCATE)
Ohio Department of Education
Prerequisites to Graduate Work
Prerequisites for the M.A. and M.Ed. programs include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
Applicants seeking admission to the graduate program in Mental Health and School Counseling should follow the instructions outlined in the Graduate Admission section of this catalog. Applicants should also review the website listed above and/or contact the School of Counseling and Special Education for additional admission materials and requirements.
Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling
The Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students wishing to pursue counseling careers in public and private mental health agencies, the criminal justice system, substance abuse programs, religious settings or colleges. The coursework satisfies the academic requirements of the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Candidates are prepared to sit for the state licensure examination qualifying individuals to be a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Students are required to take a minimum of 63 semester credit hours.
Master of Education in School Counseling
The Master of Education in School Counseling curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students wishing to pursue school counselor positions in elementary, middle, or secondary schools. Students who complete this coursework will satisfy academic requirements for K-12 school counselor licensure (Pupil Services) in the state of Ohio. Students seeking state licensure must also successfully complete the required Ohio Assessment for Educators exam. Students are required to take a minimum of 53 credit hours for graduation.
Please access graduate courses online at http://www.bgsu.edu/registration-records/courses-and-classes/class-course-information.html. Graduate courses in Mental Health and School Counseling use the prefix: COUN.