Master of Education School Counseling (M.Ed.)

Master of Education School Counseling (M.Ed.)

The Master of Education School Counseling degree program is designed to prepare students to enhance the personal, career preparedness, and academic performance of students in K-12 schools.


  1. Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology, education or social work, or a related discipline with a minimum of GPA 2.75 from an accredited college or university. Individuals possessing an unrelated degree must take three upper-division undergraduate psychology, education, or social work courses earning a B or better.
  2. A candidate presenting a GPA between 2.6 and 2.74 must take the GRE psychology subject field and have scored 150 or higher.
  3. Two letters of academic and/or professional recommendations are required. The individuals selected to write a recommendation should be able to determine the candidate’s aptitude for graduate study and working with young people.
  4. Submit a letter of professional intent that describes the goals, experiences, and individual’s philosophical orientation that allows the admission committee to determine the candidate’s suitability.
  5. Applicants are required to have a pre-admission interview with the graduate program coordinator.

Masters of Education School Counseling                                       48 hours

The M.Ed. degree is a 48-hour program that prepares students to develop the professional knowledge, skills, and practices necessary to promote the academic, career, and personal/social development of K-12 students in K-12 settings.

School Counseling Core                                                                  15 hours

SCHC 500 Introduction to School Counseling 3
SCHC 520 Special Education Counseling 3
SCHC 550 Techniques & Theories School Counseling 3
SCHC 570 Program Planning & Service Delivery 3
SCHC 680 Practicum in School Counseling 3

Counseling Foundation Core                                                          27 hours

CPSY 510 Advanced Life Span Development 3
CPSY 540 Counseling Techniques 3
CPSY 560 Group Therapy 3
CPSY 571 Ethical, Legal, & Substance Abuse Issues 3
CPSY 580 Career Counseling 3
CPSY 590 Evaluation & Appraisal 3
CPSY 610 Research in Counseling 3
CPSY 630 Drug & Alcohol Counseling 3
CPSY 640 Multicultural Counseling 3

Capstone                                                                                          6 hours

SCHC 699 Internship in School Counseling 6

Additional Requirements 

  1. Pass a criminal background check before starting the Practicum.
  2. Complete five hours of personal counseling at the student’s expense before starting the Practicum.
  3. Pass the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) during the last semester of the internship at WAU.

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