|Categories:||Certificate / Endorsement, Graduate|
|Completion Time:||2.5 - 3 years *|
|Cost Per Year:||In state: $5,312 / Out of State: $7,472|
|Complete Program Cost:||In state: $15,936 / Out of State: $22,416|
* Based on 2 classes per semester including summer
The Southern Arkansas School Counseling Program prepares knowledgeable, self-aware professional school counselors and fulfills the licensure requirements for school counseling K-12 for both advanced and initial credentials in Arkansas and most other states. With an appropriate balance of theoretical emphasis and practical application, graduates are trained to address the developmental needs of children and adolescents and to implement Comprehensive Developmental Guidance Programs that are consistent with the American School Counselor Association’s National Model and National Standards.
The K-12 add-on license is available to those individuals who currently hold a valid Arkansas teaching license. Currently, employed teachers who are interested in obtaining this advanced credential should understand that it requires a 300-hour internship at an elementary and secondary building for a total of 600 hours. Only in rare instances are concurrent internships approved.
The K-12 Initial license is available to individuals who meet the requirements of the School Counseling program and do not have a standard teaching license. Additional requirements for these candidates can be found in the School Counseling Handbook.
Applicants to the M.Ed. in School Counseling are required to submit a letter of application to the Director of Counselor Education prior to admission to the program.
|COUN 6123||Foundations of School Counseling|
|COUN 6763||Development and Administration of School Counseling Program|
Supervised Experience (choose 6 credit hours)
|COUN 6653||Internship I in Elementary School Counseling|
|COUN 6673||Internship II in Elementary School Counseling|
|COUN 6803||Internship I in Secondary School Counseling|
|COUN 6823||Internship II in Secondary School Counseling|
*Internships must consist of both an elementary and secondary experience
The knowledge gained in Counseling 6763 is critical to this profession. Through this course, I learned to develop an effective school counseling program using the components of the ASCA National Model and to manage my time optimally. The course provided hands-on experience, valuable tools for my counseling tool box, and the opportunity to create lasting professional friendships.