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The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in Counseling is designed to further develop learners' knowledge and skills in counseling and to cultivate their capacity for leadership as professionals. The Ed.S. is suitable for master’s degree level counselors who wish to earn an additional graduate degree in counseling, or for individuals with master’s degrees in related fields who wish to satisfy the academic portion of the state requirements for licensure as a professional counselor or a school counselor. It is considered a terminal counseling practitioner’s degree.
Additional training in a counseling specialization
Study full-time or part-time
Courses offered in the late afternoon and evening, to accommodate students’ busy schedules
Graduates from this major have gone to work at
This course provides an opportunity to learn one's personal style for supervision, to have supervised field supervision experiences and to gain an understanding of the different models of supervision. Prerequisites: Admission to the Counseling Graduate Program or graduate director approval; COUN 601, COUN 669.
A course focused on developing knowledge, attitudes, and skills essential to effective DSM-5 diagnosis, client conceptualization assessment, and clinical treatment planning. Emphasis on the use of client conceptualization models as a basis for treatment planning in mental health counseling. Prerequisites: Admission to the Counseling graduate program or graduate director approval; COUN 601, COUN 633, COUN 645, and COUN 650.
This course is designed as a capstone experience that synthesizes graduate course work into a practical school counseling program manual. Emphasis is placed on assessment, data collection and analysis, design and development, implementation and evaluation of systemic school counseling programs K-12. Specific emphasis is given to the integration of assessed needs, the National Standards for School Counseling Programs and the Virginia Standards of Learning. Prerequisites: Admission to the Counseling Graduate Program or graduate director approval; COUN 601, COUN 642 or COUN 644, COUN 648, and COUN 676.
Students entering the Education Specialist program in Counseling should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
Applicants may hold a bachelor’s degree in any field. A master's degree in counseling or related field is also required.
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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