Program Highlights & Benefits
Flexible, online format
Course schedule designed for working educators
No GRE required
Prepares students to sit for the licensure exam and DESE certification in School Counseling
The School Counseling Program is designed to prepare graduates who are competent to work as school counselors in elementary, middle school and high school settings. The program of study meets all licensure requirements for the State of Missouri. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible for the licensure exam and DESE certification in School Counseling.
What You Learn
The 45-credit hour Master of Arts in Education degree will prepare graduates to work as a School Counselor in a K-12 school setting. The program is designed around the Missouri Comprehensive School Counseling framework and will prepare students for the licensure exam and DESE Certification in School Counseling.
How You Learn
Majority of the courses are all online asynchronous format, with no weekly class meetings required. Classes with a field-based experience embedded may require online synchronous weekly class meetings. You will finish one 3-6 credit hours every 8 weeks.
Graduates of this program will: Demonstrate knowledge of human development and behavior to promote the health and well-being of all students. Understand and utilize counseling theories and how to apply them for innovative and differentiated interventions. Use helping relationships to promote the health and well-being of all students through individual, group, classroom, and whole school interactions and activities. Know and understand how to use assessments to measure the academic, career, and personal/social development of students. Demonstrate knowledge of career development and processes and assists students in their career exploration and planning. Understand how cultural and social diversity affects learning and development. Understand how to develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive school counseling program. Understand how to collaborate with stakeholders to develop a school counseling vision and mission. Demonstrate the ability to lead and advocate effectively for a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes the success of all students. Understand the ethical, professional, and legal standards within a school counseling program.
|ED 6xx||Advanced Human Growth and Development||3|
|ED 6xx||Counseling Theories||3|
|ED 6xx||Group and Individual Counseling||3|
|ED 6xx||Foundations of School Counseling in the Social and Cultural Context||3|
|ED 6xx||Counseling Methods and Techniques||3|
|ED 6xx||Appraisal of Student Growth||3|
|ED 6xx||Legal & Ethical Aspects of School Counseling||3|
|ED 6xx||Advanced Child and Youth Psychology||3|
|ED 6xx||Educational Research, School Counseling||3|
|ED 6xx||Academic & Career Planning||3|
|ED 6xx||Community and Family Relations||3|
|ED 6xx||School Counseling Program Development and Implementation||3|
|ED 6xx||School Counseling Evaluation||3|
|ED 607||School Leadership Practicum I||1|
|ED 608||School Leadership Practicum II||1|
|ED 610||Internship I||2|
|ED 611||Internship II||2|
|Total Credit Hours:||45|
Students may transfer in up to 9 credit hours to fulfill elective hour requirements.