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Department of Counseling

Counseling, Ed.S.

The Education Specialist in Counseling degree is designed for experienced counselors who desire to further their education and counseling competency or add another area to their professional expertise.

A Counseling Program Designed For Advancement

The Ed.S. program prepares counselors to become supervisors or counseling program directors and prepares school counselors for career advancement and salary increases within the school system.

Counseling, Ed.S.

The Education Specialist in Counseling Program is designed for experienced counselors who desire to further their education and counseling competency or add another area to their professional expertise.

The program helps students acquire the advanced competencies, as well as specialized knowledge and skill, necessary to perform effectively as professional counselors, counselor supervisors, and counseling program directors.

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Students participating in the Education Specialist in Counseling Program receive training in the theories, models, and techniques of professional counseling with specialized preparation in advanced clinical and administrative skills applicable to schools, universities, agencies, and other settings. Students are expected to complete supervised clinical training in approved sites and to conduct supervision and program development projects.

Completion of the Counseling, Ed.S. program will assist graduates in making application for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC), National Counseling Certification, approved clinical supervisor status, or licensure as a School Counselor (AAA). Candidates for AAA State of Mississippi licensure will be required to provide evidence of a AA Guidance and Counseling license issued by the Mississippi Department of Education. The program wishes to recruit students from diverse backgrounds who demonstrate character, maturity, scholarship, leadership, church/community involvement, and interest in the counseling profession.

Required Coursework

All core courses in addition to ED.S. coursework (12 semester hours) and electives (6 semester hours) must be completed for this ED.S. in counseling degree

CORE COURSES

 

TITLE

HOURS

COU 6501

Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues in Counseling

       3

COU 6502

Theories of Personality and Counseling (cross-listed with PSY 6502)

       3

COU 6503

Helping Relationships (Methods and Techniques in Counseling)

3

COU 6504            

Research-Methods and Procedures (cross-listed with PSY 6504)

3

COU 6506

Multicultural Counseling (cross-listed with PSY 6506)

       3

COU 6515

Lifespan Development (cross-listed with PSY 6515)

3

COU 6661

Use and Interpretation of Tests (cross-listed with PSY 6661)

3

COU 6662

Techniques of Group Counseling

3

COU 6663

Practicum in Counseling and Therapy (requires completion of 18 hours in qualifying courses including COU 6503 Helping Relationships)

3

COU 6664

Consultation: Theories, Models and Practices (cross-listed as PSY 6664)

3

COU 6665

Lifestyle and Career Counseling

3

COU 6666

Systems Theory and Intervention Strategies

3

COU 6667

Addictions Counseling

3

COU 6668/6669/6670

Foundations, Contextual Dimensions, and Knowledge and Skills of School Counseling/Mental Health Counseling/ Marriage & Family Counseling

       3

COU 6701

Internship in Counseling I

3

COU 6702

Internship in Counseling II

3

POST-MASTER’S DEGREE COURSEWORK: 18 SEMESTER HOURS MINIMUM

CORE COURSES

TITLE

HOURS

COU 7505

Counselor Supervision

3

COU 7506

Planning and Organizing Programs

3

COU 7507

Introduction to Applied Research

3

Specialized Coursework: 9 semester hours

TITLE

HOURS

Elective (select in consultation with the Coordinator of the Ed.S. Counseling Program

 

9

For the most up-to-date list of courses and requirements, please consult Mississippi College’s course catalog.

Counseling, Ed.S. Admissions

The program wishes to recruit students from diverse backgrounds who demonstrate character, maturity, scholarship, leadership, church/community involvement, and interest in the counseling profession.

Consult the detailed admissions requirements for further information on applying. 

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