Education Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) in School Counselor Education


Graduates from the School Counselor Education Specialist (Ed.S.) program will demonstrate advanced knowledge, skills, technical competencies, and dispositions to function proficiently as school counselors in the 21st century. Proficient school counselors work in primary, elementary, middle, and high school settings and create an atmosphere where all candidates can learn. The program meets all the educational requirements for the Professional School Counselor Certificate, Level 6. By taking two courses per semester, the program can be completed in five semesters. The program considers candidates’ backgrounds and adds knowledge, skills, values, and professional practices, which will allow them to be leaders in Georgia schools and to build upon their interests and experiences.

Classes are held at the Warner Robins Center.


Ed.S. in School Counselor Education Program of Study
(27 semester hours)
 

Required Courses
EDUC 6423 Seminar in Social Issues and Comparative Education 3 hours
EDUC 6133 Using the SPSS Statistical Package 3 hours
EDSC 6123 Diagnosis and Treatment 3 hours
EDSC 6143 Clinical Supervision 3 hours
EDSC 6853 Practicum in Supervision 3 hours

Elective Courses
EDSC 6263 Advanced Seminar in Students Issues 3 hours
EDSC 6363 Advanced Seminar in Counseling Theories 3 hours
EDSC 6463 Counseling Children 3 hours

(Strongly recommended for elementary & middle grades counselors)

EDSC 6563 Advanced Career Counseling 3 hours
EDUC 6663 Advanced Multicultural Studies 3 hours
EDSC 6763 Leading Groups in Schools 3 hours
EDUC 6893 Research Project 1-6 hours
EDUC 6990 Thesis 6-9 hours


Program of Study

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) in School Counselor Education
(27 hours)

First Semester (fall)
EDSC 6563 Advanced Career Counseling* 3 hours
EDSC 6143 Clinical Supervision 3 hours
FVSU 0500 Orientation to Graduate Studies 0 hours

Second Semester (spring)
EDUC 6663 Advanced Multicultural Studies* 3 hours
EDSC 6363 Advanced Seminar in Counseling Theories* 3 hours
EDUC 6893 Research Project ** 1 hour

Third Semester (summer)
EDUC 6133 Using the SPSS Statistical Package 3 hours
EDUC 6423 Seminar in Social Issues and Comparative Education 3 hours

Fourth Semester (fall)
EDSC 6853 Practicum in Supervision 3 hours
EDSC 6263 Advanced Seminar in Students Issues* 3 hours
EDUC 6893 Research Project ** 1 hour

Fifth Semester (spring)
EDSC 6123 Diagnosis and Treatment* 3 hours
EDUC 6893 Research Project ** 1 hour 120

Total 27 hours

*Elective courses that do not have to be taken.

**If graduate level action research has been done, other electives can be taken in place of this course. ***


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