Southeast Missouri State University

Education Specialist in Counseling

Master of Arts and Education Specialist Requirements

All Counseling students, whether masters or specialist, must have the Counseling Core.

Master of Arts – Counseling Core (42 credit hours)

Course Number Course Name Hours
CP 610 Counseling Orientation and Ethics 3
CP 611 Developmental Theories 3
CP 612 Counseling Theories 3
CP 613 Social & Cultural Aspects of Counseling 3
CP 614 Counseling Skills 3
CP 615 Career Development 3
CP 616 Group Counseling 3
CP 617 Assessment in Counseling 3
CP 631 Crisis Intervention and Consultation 3
GR 691 Methods of Research 3
CP 643 Psychodiagnostics and Treatment 3
CP 680 Counseling Practicum 3
CP 68X Internship 6

Education Specialist – Core (12-15 credit hours)

Course Number Course Name Hours
PY 571 Introduction to Behavioral Statistics 3
CP 733 Advanced Educational Processes 3
CP 771 Counselor Supervision 3
CP 788 Advanced Internship 3-6
GR 799 Specialist Oral Examination 0

Electives (to Complete 72 Credit Hours)

Course Number Course Name Hours
CP 630 Foundations of School Counseling 3
CP 640 Foundations of Mental Health Counseling 3
CP 645 Marriage & Family Counseling 3
CP 735 Intelligence Testing 3
CP 739 Testing Practicum 3
EA 625 Foundations of Educational Leadership
EA 651 Education and the Law
ED 615 Tests and Measurements 3
EX 601 Educational Assessment Techniques 3
EX 635 Psychology & Educ. Students with Special Needs 3
SE 635 Theories of Learning and Instructional Strategies 3

All students must have a minimum, including the Masters, of 72 credit hours to graduate from the Educational Specialist program.

Other Electives may be available with approval of advisor. Students must work closely with their respective advisor to determine a program of study that meets appropriate certification and/or licensure requirements.

Advising Information

The following information is provided for advising purposes only based upon current certification standards. Please note that certification requirements change. Students should work closely with their advisors.

Advising for Psychological Testing.

Designed for individuals seeking Psychological Examiner’s certificate. Note: Individuals must hold a valid teaching and/or school counseling certificate before a Psychological Examiner’s certificate will be issued.

Course Number Course Name Hours
PY 571 Introduction to Behavioral Stats 3
CP 611 Developmental Theories 3
CP 617 Assessment in Counseling 3
CP 643 Psychodiagnostics and Treatment 3
CP 733 Advanced Educational Processes 3
CP 735 Intelligence Testing 3
CP 739 Testing Practicum 3
EX 635
OR
EX 390
Psychology & Educ. Students with Special Needs

Psychology & Educ. of the Exceptional Child (not counted for graduate credit)
3

3
EX 601
OR
ED 615
Educational Assessment Techniques

Tests and Measurements
3

3
SE 635 Theories of Learning and Instructional Strategies 3

Advising for School Counseling

Designed for individuals with another counseling degree seeking school certification. (Only 500 or higher level courses will be accepted for degree.)

Course Number Course Name Hours
EX 635 Psychology & Educ. Students with Special Needs 3
SE 635 Theories of Learning and Instructional Strategies 3
CP 630 Foundations of School Counseling 3
*CP 682
OR
*CP 683
Internship – Elementary 3

*(Both internships required for K-12 certification)

Advising for Mental Health Counseling

Designed for individuals with school counseling degree seeking state and national licensure and certification.

Course Number Course Name Hours
CP 640 Foundations of Mental Health Counseling 3
CP 643 Psychodiagnostics and Treatment 3
CP 645 Marriage & Family Counseling 3
CP 687 Internship – Mental Health 3

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