School Counseling - Archived 2019-20 Graduate Catalog

Chair: Trinka Messenheimer  
Graduate Coordinator: Robin DuFresne
Address: 451 Education
Phone: 419-372-7282
Email: rdufres@bgsu.edu
Program Web Page: https://www.bgsu.edu/education-and-human-development/school-of-counseling-and-special-education/mental-health-school-counseling.html

Degrees Offered
Master of Education

Program(s) Offered
M.Ed in School Counseling
Pupil Services License (Ohio)

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Masters degree, students in the School Counseling program are expected to be able to:

  • Distinguish between counseling theories
  • Integrate theory and practice for individual and group counseling settings 
  • Examine practices surrounding multiculturalism, diversity, inclusion, and equity
  • Develop a professional counselor identity with a foundation in the integration of evidenced based practice and applicable ethical codes
  • Evaluate their self-awareness and self-development through reflective practice of counseling skills

Accreditation
Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
Ohio Department of Education

Prerequisites to Graduate Work
Prerequisites for the M.Ed. program includes a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

Admission Procedure
Applicants seeking admission to the graduate program in 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.

Degree Requirements
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 60 credit hours for graduation.

Graduate Courses
Please access graduate courses online at http://www.bgsu.edu/registration-records/courses-and-classes/class-course-information.html. Graduate courses in Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling use the prefix: COUN.