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Master of Education in School Counseling

The SOAR curriculum provides rigorous coursework throughout the 48 credit hour program to prepare counselors to meet the academic, career, and social/emotional needs of diverse student populations.

 

Field experiences integrated throughout the course work total 700 clock hours. The program meets requirements for eligibility for a FLDOE Certification in Guidance and Counseling (Grades PK-12).

 

COEHS Core Requirements
Class Number Class Hours
EDF 6607 Education in America 3
EDF 6495 Research & Assessment in School Counseling 3

 

Major Requirements
Class Number Class Hours
MHS 6407 Theories of Counseling 3
SDS 6310 Career and Lifestyle Development 3
SDS 6014 Organization and Administration of School Counseling 3
MHS 6600 Seminar: Consultation Skills 3
MHS 6421 Counseling Children and Adolescents 3
MHS 6530 Group Work for School Counseling 3
MHS 6780 Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues in School Counseling 3
SDS 6832 Internship Career Advising, Appraisal, Advocacy 3
SDS 6830 Internship: Counseling/Coordination of Guidance Services 3
SDS 6831 Management of Resources 3
SDS 6940 Practicum in School Counseling 3
SDS 6000 School/Family Managing Student Behavior 3
MHS 6482 Personality and Lifespan Development 3
SDS 6820 Supervised Field Experiences I 1
SDS 6821 Supervised Field Experiences II 1
SDS 6466 Crisis/Disaster Management 1

Pre-Requisite Requirements:

Candidates pursuing a Florida State Department of Education Certification in School Guidance/Counseling need to fulfill state requirements in two areas:

  1. Reading Competencies 1 & 2
  2. ESOL "60 hour" requirement
Class Number Class Hours
TSL 6700 Issues in ESOL for School Counselors 3
RED 3333 Reading Methods: Secondary 3

 

The Reading and ESOL competencies may be met by:

  • Completion of appropriate coursework at a college or university (e.g., an undergraduate transcript showing completion of the courses);

or

  • Completion of approved continuing education through a school district (e.g., documentation from the district substantiating appropriate workshop hours completed)

Counselor Education: School Counseling (Master of Education)

Major: Counselor Education Concentration: School Counseling Degree: Master of Education

Informational Text

PREREQUISITES

  • Computer skills (student is allowed to acquire skills through a variety of means and can demonstrate the necessary skills at designated times during the first semester through examination and/or demonstration)
  • Individualized school experience contract PASSING SCORES FOR ALL PARTS OF THE GRADUATE RECORD EXAM (GRE) OR THE GENERAL KNOWLEDGE EXAM (GK) ARE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION.

Prerequisites

STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT FULFILLED THE FL DOE ENDORSEMENTS FOR ESOL AND READING MUST TAKE THESE COURSES: TSL 6700 ISSUES IN ESOL FOR SCHOOL COUNSELORS AND RED 3333 CONTENT AREA READING.

Core Requirements (6 credits)

EDF6495 Rsrch and Assess in Sch Cnsl (3 Credits)

EDF6607 Education in America (3 Credits)

Major Requirements (42 credits)

MHS6407 Theories of Counseling (3 Credits)

MHS6421 Counseling Children/Adolescent (3 Credits)

MHS6482 Person/Life Span Development (3 Credits)

MHS6530 Group Work for Schl Counseling (3 Credits)

MHS6600 Seminar:Consultation Skills (3 Credits)

MHS6780 Lgl,Eth,Prof School Counseling (3 Credits)

SDS6000 School Family: Mng Student Beh (3 Credits)

SDS6014 Org/Adm of School Counseling (3 Credits)

SDS6310 College and Career Readiness (3 Credits)

SDS6466 Crisis/Disaster Management (1 Credit)

SDS6820 Supervised Field Exp I (1 Credit)

SDS6821 Supervised Field Exp II (1 Credit)

SDS6830 Internship Couns/Coordination (3 Credits)

SDS6831 Mngmt of Resources (3 Credits)

SDS6832 Intrnshp: College/Career Ready (3 Credits)

SDS6940 Practicum in School Counseling (3 Credits)


NOTES:

  • Students will take courses as a cohort and all courses will be offered one time during the cohort program in the evenings and on some Saturdays.
  • A student may receive credit for a course only once. However, the GPA will reflect all repeated courses.
  • No more than 6 semester hours can be completed before a student is fully admitted, including a maximum of 6 semester hours of approved credits from another institution.
  • An approved dual/concurrent enrollment form is required prior to registering for courses at another institution.
  • Students are strongly advised not to enroll in courses at another institution during their last semester at UNF.
  • Graduation will most likely be delayed for students who attempt dual enrollment in their last semester.
  • The College of Education and Human Services is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.