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Elementary Education Counseling Track (M.Ed.)

Administered by Educational Studies and Secondary Education

Effective Fall 2008

Admission - Applicants must satisfy the general admission requirements for the School of Graduate Studies. In addition, applicants to this degree program must:

Retention. This program is full time, academic year and summer. Graduate students must take a minimum of 12 credits per semester hours and maintain a QPA of 3.0 or higher. Students not maintaining full time status may be dismissed from the program.

Only courses with a minimum grade of C are considered applicable to this program.

Transfer Credits. Up to nine semester hours from accredited institutions may, upon approval, be accepted toward completing the degree requirements of this program. However, no courses will be transferred in which a grade less than a B was earned. Pass/fail grades are not acceptable.

Graduation. Graduate students complete 54 semester hours of approved course work, and apply for graduation. All deficiencies, monetary and academic, must be satisfied before the degree can be granted.

Program Completion and Graduation

A candidate for a Master's degree must complete the student portion of the Application for Graduation, sign the form and submit it to your program coordinator for verification of degree requirements. After approval, the application is submitted to the Registrar by the following deadlines for each graduation:

The form must be received in the Registrar's Office on or before those dates. After the deadlines, names will not appear in the Commencement program and the diploma may be delayed. The form is available in the Office of Graduate Studies, Registrar's Office, or the office of your program coordinator or on the Graduate Studies web page.

Registration for Classes

You may register for classes by e-mailing your program coordinator at or you may complete the Graduate Scheduling Form found on the Graduate Studies web page and submitting it to your program coordinator.

Program of Study:

The following 57 credits of core courses are required of all students.

COUNSEL.500 Intro to Helping Professions

COUNSEL.502 Career Development

COUNSEL.505 Counseling Theories

COUNSEL.508 Appraisal Techniques in Counseling

COUNSEL.510 Group Counseling/Leadership Skills

COUNSEL.512 Adaptive/Maladaptive Behavior

COUNSEL.515 Organization and Development

COUNSEL.520 Life Span Psychology

COUNSEL.525 Multicultural Counseling

COUNSEL.533 Contemporary Issues in Elementary Counseling

COUNSEL.590 Educational Research and Writing

COUNSEL.596 Practicum Orientation

COUNSEL.597 Practicum I

COUNSEL.598 Practicum I Supervision

COUNSEL.598 Practicum Orientation Supervision

EDFOUND.530 Guidance in Elementary Schools

EDFOUND.576 School Law and Finance

Admission to Certification

Before registering for more than 12 credits in the program students are required to:

Obtain current ACT 34 (Request for Criminal Record Check), F.B.I Criminal Check, and ACT 151 (Child Abuse History Check) clearances. Clearances are valid for one year from date issued on the form.

Submit the results from a current Tuberculosis Screening administered within the last two years.

Possess professional liability insurance. The policy shall be a minimum of $1,000,000 per claim and $3,000,000 aggregate. This is a state requirement which can be satisfied through membership in PSEA.