at Southern Arkansas University
Our programs are routinely recognized as the best value programs nationally. SAU offers out-of-state tuition waivers to students from Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.
About the Program
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
|Completion Time:||2.5 - 3 years *|
* 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 advanced 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 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.
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
Southern Arkansas University offers personalized tour visits, faculty and staff who care about student success, and a caring campus community. SAU also offers traditional and unique academic degree programs that are ranked nationally for quality and affordability.
Nestled in a quiet and beautiful part of south Arkansas, SAU is a great place to call home and to study a broad range of academic programs, including some unique offerings to the state and region. Along with boasting a complete college experience on campus, the University is a short drive from outdoor activities and is central to many regional hubs, such as Texarkana, Shreveport, Little Rock, etc.
Established in 1909, SAU has built on its dedication to student achievement and continues to grow, both on campus and online, with more than 80 degrees in four distinct colleges and the School of Graduate Studies.