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Master of Education in School Counseling

The School Counseling Program offers a Masters of Education Degree in School Counseling. It is a graduate level program comprised of 48 credit hours. The program is approved by both the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) and Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).   Graduates of the program receive a Master’s of Education in School Counseling upon successful completion of coursework, comprehensive exam, and 700 hours of field work through practicum and internship.


 Admission Requirements

  1. A completed application
  2. Undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts and have a minimum GPA of 2.75.
  3. Three letters of recommendation, two of which are from a college professor or someone who can attest to the aptitude for graduate studies.
  4. Letter of interest or Personal Statement which responds to the following:
    1. Background information: Family, education and work.
    2. Goals: What do you expect to be doing in five (5) years? In ten (10) years?
    3. Strengths: What strengths do you have that would contribute to your being a good counselor?
    4. Change: What do you believe to be the facets of your personality, behavior, and/or outlook that, if modified or changed, would make you a better person/counselor? What plans, if any, do you have for making any such change(s)?
    5. Why Bowie State University? Why did you decide to apply to the counseling program at B.S.U.?
    6. Your comments: What additional information, thoughts, feelings, concerns and/or questions do you have?
    7. Applicants must participate in a face-to-face interview.

 Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.75

See School Counseling Handbook for Course Offerings, Course Sequence, Academic Policies and Procedures and etc.

 


 

M.Ed. in School Counseling
Program of Study (48 credit hours)

CORE COURSESSEMESTER HOURS
PSYC 502 Principles and Philosophy of Counseling 3
EDUC 507 Advanced Human Growth and Development 3
COUN 702 Introduction to School Counseling 3
COUN 608 Career Counseling and Development 3
COUN 633 Multicultural Counseling 3
SPED 511 Special Education Perspectives 3
COUN 731 Group Counseling 3
COUN 610 Appraisal, Assessment and Evaluation 3
EDUC 706 Introduction to Research 3
PSYC 780 Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling and Therapy 3
COUN 840 Counseling Children and Adolescents 3
COUN 836 Practicum in School Counseling (100 hrs)* 3
COUN 837 Internship in School Counseling (600 hrs)* 3
COUN 861 Seminar in School Counseling 3
ECLECTIC COUNSELING REQUIREMENTS
PSYC 734 Counseling Theory and Practice 3
ADLERIAN COUNSELING REQUIREMENTS
PSYC 730 Adlerian Theory and Practice 3

School Counseling Sequence

Level One
PSYC 502 Principles and Philosophy of Counseling
PSYC 603 Mental Hygiene for Children and Youth
EDUC 507 Advanced Human Growth and Development
COUN 633 Multicultural Counseling
Level Two
COUN 702 Introduction to School Counseling
COUN 706 Introduction To Research
PSYC 734 Counseling Theory and Practice or PSYC 730 Adlerian Theory and Practice
COUN 610 Appraisal, Assessment and Evaluation
Level Three
PSYC 780 Legal and Ethical Issues in Therapy
COUN 608 Career Counseling and Development
COUN 731 Group Counseling (Prerequisites: PSYC 734: Counseling Theory and Practice and PSYC 502: Principles and Philosophy of Counseling)
Level Four
COUN 840 Counseling Children and Adolescents
SPED 511 Special Education Perspectives
COUN 861 Seminar in Guidance and Counseling*
Level Five
COUN 861 Seminar in School Counseling
COUN 836 Practicum in School Counseling (100 hrs)*
COUN 837 Internship in School Counseling (600 hrs)*

*Candidates must have completed Levels I, II, and III and have passed the comprehensive examination before registering for this class.

IMPORTANT LINKS

American School Counselor Association
http://www.schoolcounselor.org/