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).
Candidates pursuing a Florida State Department of Education Certification in School Guidance/Counseling need to fulfill state requirements in two areas:
Major: Counselor Education
Concentration: School Counseling
Degree: Master of Education
- 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.
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)