M.S. School Counseling
The CACREP accredited School Counseling program consists of a minimum of 60 hours of counseling courses that provide students with a thorough background in the areas of individual and group counseling theories and skills; counseling practice; ethical, professional and legal issues in counseling; social and cultural factors in counseling; human development across the lifespan; work, leisure and career development theories and interventions; assessment in counseling, and the application of research, a semester-long practicum and a two-semester internship of a at least 600 hours. Graduates of CACREP-accredited programs are prepared for careers in mental health, human services, education, private practice, government, military, business, and industry. Entry-level program graduates are prepared as counseling practitioners, and for respective credentials (e.g., licensure, certification) in their specialty area (school counselor). Working closely with faculty, students will develop a comprehensive understanding of current issues and theories in school counseling and the role of the school guidance program across the domains of academic, career, and social emotional development. The student will acquire individual and group counseling and classroom facilitation skills, as well as consultation and collaboration skills. The practicum and internship experiences will allow students to apply their understanding of the theory and research in highly supervised K-12 educational settings.
Students enrolled in the program must complete a comprehensive examination prior to entering internship.
Students enrolled in the program must:
- Have been admitted to degree candidacy.
- Have passed the comprehensive examination.
- Have completed the required course of study with a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or better.
|CO 700||Orientation to the Professions of Counseling and Human Relat||3|
|CO 701||The Role of School Counselor||3|
|CO 702||Human Growth and Development||3|
|CO 703||Research and Program Evaluation||3|
|CO 704||Social and Cultural Diversity||3|
|CO 705||Theories of Counseling||3|
|CO 706||School Counseling Programs||3|
|CO 710||Counseling Techniques||3|
|CO 711||Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues in Counseling||3|
|CO 712||Group Process||3|
|CO 721||Assessment in Counseling||3|
|CO 722||Career Development and Counseling||3|
|CO 723||Counseling Young Children and Adolescents||3|
|CO 805||Addictions Counseling: Treatment and Contemporary Issues||3|
|CO 827||Crisis Intervention||3|
|CO 881||School Counseling Internship I||1|
|CO 882||School Counseling Internship II||1|
|CO 883||School Counseling Internship III||1|
|CO 884||School Counseling Internship IV||1|
|CO 885||School Counseling Internship V||1|
|CO 886||School Counseling Internship VI||1|
Note: In order to receive certification as a school counselor in the State of Maine, students must take an approved course for Teaching Exceptional Students in the Classroom at either the graduate or undergraduate level. At Husson, the course is ED 321 Educating Exceptional Students.