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The mission of the School Counseling Program is to help students acquire core competencies, as well as specialized knowledge and skill, necessary to perform effectively as school counselors. Completion of the program will assist graduates in making applications for licensure as a school counselor, national counseling certification, and, with additional course work and experience, licensure as a professional counselor (LPC). The program wishes to recruit students from diverse backgrounds who demonstrate character, maturity, scholarship, leadership, church/community involvement, and interest in the counseling profession. Students participating in the School Counseling Program receive training in the theories, models, and techniques of professional counseling with specialized preparation in work with students, parents, teachers, and administrators in the school setting. Students are expected to complete supervised clinical training in approved sites.
The Master of Education in School Counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
The Chair of the Department of Psychology and Counseling or the Dean of the School of Education may recommend provisional admission to the program based upon a careful review of an applicant’s transcripts, admission test scores, letters of recommendation, goal statements, and other supporting materials. A personal interview may be conducted to determine the applicant’s motivation and readiness to pursue a career in professional counseling. The Dean of Graduate Studies may modify, replace, or amend regular departmental admission requirements upon recommendation from the Chair of the Department of Psychology and Counseling or the Dean of the School of Education.
A minimum of 48 semester hours in qualifying, core, and specialized courses for students who hold the Mississippi Class A Educator License. Students who do not have a five year educator license from the Mississippi Office of Educator Licensure will be required to complete a full year internship in order to meet the educational requirements for the Class AA License in Guidance and Counseling. Students should consult the current guidelines for Mississippi Educator Licensure and discuss specific requirements with the Coordinator of the School Counseling Program. Successful completion of the M.Ed. degree in School Counseling also requires regular admission to the program, admission to candidacy, completion of a minimum of 600 hours in internship courses, and satisfactory performance on a comprehensive exit examination.
In their last semester of enrollment, candidates for the M.Ed. in School Counseling must complete a comprehensive exit examination based upon course work used to satisfy degree requirements. Students who have satisfied degree requirements and applied for graduation should contact their advisor, program coordinator, or department chair to schedule the comprehensive exit examination.
|COU 6501||Legal, Ethical, & Professional Issues in Counseling||3|
|COU 6502||Theories of Personality & Counseling||3|
|COU 6503||Helping Relationships (Methods & Techniques in Counseling)||3|
|COU 6504||Research - Methods & Procedures||3|
|COU 6506||Multicultural Counseling||3|
|COU 6515||Lifespan Development||3|
|COU 6661||Use & Interpretation of Tests||3|
|COU 6662||Techniques of Group Counseling||3|
|COU 6663||Practicum in Counseling & Therapy||3|
|COU 6664||Consultation: Theories, Models, & Practices||3|
|COU 6665||Lifestyle & Career Counseling||3|
|COU 6666||Systems Theory & Intervention Strategies||3|
|COU 6667||Addictions Counseling||3|
|COU 6668||Foundations, Contextual Dimensions, Knowledge, & Skills of School Counseling||3|
|COU 6701||Internship in Counseling I||3|
|COU 6702||Internship in Counseling II||3|
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Mississippi College's physical address is 200 S. Capitol Street, Clinton, MS 39056.