The M.S.Ed. with a major in counseling program is divided into pre-requisite/pre-core courses and clinical cohort, which includes practicum and internship experiences. Successful completion of the pre-requisite/pre-core courses will qualify students to seek admission to the clinical cohort.

Pre-requisite and pre-core courses (15 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-K 205 Introduction to Special Education (Undergraduate Level) 3
EDUC-K 505 Introduction to Special Education for Graduate Students 3
EDUC-K 553 Classroom Management (Undergraduate Level) 3
EDUC-P 570 Classroom Management (Graduate Level) 3
EDUC-G 500 Orientation to Counseling 3
EDUC-H 520 Education and Social Issues 3
EDUC-P 515 Advanced Child Development 3
Clinical cohort courses (36 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-G 504 Counseling Theory and Techniques II 3
EDUC-G 505 Individual Appraisal 3
EDUC-G 507 Lifestyle and Career Development 3
EDUC-G 523 Laboratory in Counseling and Guidance 3
EDUC-G 524 Practicum in Counseling 3
EDUC-G 532 Group Counseling 3
EDUC-G 542 Organization and Development of Programs 3
EDUC-G 550 Internship in Counseling 3
EDUC-G 562 School Counseling 3
EDUC-G 575 Multicultural Counseling 3
EDUC-G 585 Contemporary Issues in Counseling 3
Elective in Counseling 3


  • Completion of the Pre-requisite and Pre-Core courses does not guarantee acceptance into the Clinical Cohort.
  • Applications are reviewed by the committee and sixteen candidates will be accepted into the Clinical Cohort each year. If a candidate is not admitted to the Clinical Cohort, they may re-apply the following year.
  • If admitted to the Clinical Cohort, candidates will be notified as soon as possible and will begin taking classes that summer.
  • If admitted to the Clinical Cohort, candidates will take 2 courses each fall semester, 2 courses each spring semester and 2 courses each summer.
  • To meet and complete all Clinical Cohort Program requirements, Candidates cannot earn below a B in any Clinical Cohort courses. If a Candidate earns a grade below a B, their active status is the program will be terminated. It is possible Candidates may be given the opportunity to complete remedial coursework and/or field experience work as determined by the School Counseling Program. If the Candidate can demonstrate the necessary proficiencies through the remedial plan, the Candidate might be given the opportunity to apply for re-admission to the Clinical Cohort. Readmission is not guaranteed