|Completion Time:||2.5 - 3 years *|
|Cost Per Year:||In state: $5,864 / Out of State: $8,424|
|Complete Program Cost:||In state: $17,592 / Out of State: $25,272|
* 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. It is incumbent upon students from other states to determine the licensing requirements in their state. 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.
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.
Practicum and Internship
COUN 6763 Development and Administration of School Counseling Program
*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
Pictured with Varonica Kennedy, M. Ed. in School Counseling August 2017