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The counseling faculty is committed to training multiculturally-competent school counselors and clinical mental health counselors to serve clients and students in urban environments. Also, counseling faculty members, as a group, are highly ranked nationally on objective measures of productivity, typically within the top 10 programs in the nation, and recently within the top 5 programs. Program faculty members take pride in providing a recognized and valuable education. All of our students in both areas are eligible for licensing as a professional counselor.
The School Counseling specialty area prepares students to work as school counselors. The program is approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Students are trained to apply principles of learning, human development, counseling, research, and measurement within the schools. Preparation is designed to enable students to deliver counseling services to schools and their extended communities.
The School Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The Department of Counseling and Family Therapy typically accepts a maximum of 50 students per academic year (Fall and Summer) into the School Counseling program. Our students outperform most students nationally on the NCE (National Counselor Examination) and the CPCE (Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination). Moreover, our graduates are highly respected by regional school districts and are sought out to fill open positions.
In the 2016-2017 academic year, 24 students graduated from the school counseling program. About 95% of our students who start the program complete the program. Most graduates (about 98%) pass the licensure exam and about 95% are employed in the field.
The courses listed below meet the coursework requirements for the M.Ed. degree, state certification as a school counselor, and licensing as a professional counselor:
|CNS ED 6000||Personal and Professional Development in Counseling||3|
|CNS ED 6010||Theories of Counseling||3|
|CNS ED 6020||Ethical and Professional Issues in Counseling||3|
|CNS ED 6030||Foundations for Multicultural Counseling||3|
|CNS ED 6040||Group Procedures in Counseling||3|
|CNS ED 6050||Individual Inventory||3|
|CNS ED 6200||Foundations of School Guidance||3|
|CNS ED 6270||School Counseling Practicum||3|
|CNS ED 6280||School Counseling Field Experience||6|
|CNS ED 6400||Career Information and Development||3|
|Psychological Foundations and Human Development|
|ED PSY 6210||Life-Span: Individual and Family Development||3|
|ED PSY 6532||Psychoeducational Differences||3|
|Educational Research and Evaluation Methods|
|ED REM 6710||Educational Research Methods and Design||3|
|Six credit hours from CNS ED or related courses, such as:||6|
CNS ED 6600
|Theories and Techniques of Counseling Children and Adolescents|
CNS ED 6500
|Introduction to Systems Theory for Couples and Family Counseling|
|Comprehensive Exam (Capstone Experience) 1|
Please consult with the Department office for requirements and dates of this examination.