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Dual Degree Program

The Dual Degree Program is designed for students who want to complete the degree requirements for both MSC requirements for Counseling Professional School Counseling and for Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Through this program option, students are allowed to move from one concentration in the MSC to the other concentration for the EdS. and receive both degrees ONLY at the completion of the both concentrations. The Master of Science in Counseling would not be awarded until the completion of the EdS. degree. Upon receipt of the EdS. degree, students would have met all requirements for both specialty areas (Professional School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling). This dual degree option requires that the coursework for both degrees be completed at Carson-Newman. The concentration areas may be taken in either order.

Master of Science Degree
MSC Counseling Core, 33 hours
COUN 502 Theories and Techniques of Counseling, 3 hours
COUN 514 Helping Relationships and Counseling Skills with Individuals and Families, 3 hours
COUN 550 Holistic Counseling in a Diverse World, 3 hours
COUN 565 Group Counseling Processes, 3 hours
COUN 566 Life-Span Development: Implications for Counseling, 3 hours
COUN 567 Career Development and Counseling, 3 hours
COUN 580 Crisis Interventions in Counseling with Individuals and Families, 3 hours
COUN 585 Professional Orientation and Ethics in Counseling, 3 hours
COUN 589 Counseling Practicum, 3 hours
COUN 611 Counseling and Development of Children and Adolescents, 3 hours
COUN 630 Counseling Research & Program Evaluation, 3 hours

Clinical Mental Health Concentration, 27 hours
COUN 569 Introduction to Family Systems in Counseling, 3 hours
COUN 586 Study of Abnormal Behavior, DSM, and Psychopathology, 3 hours
COUN 587 Assessment and Treatment Planning, 3 hours
COUN 614 Substance Abuse and Addictions Counseling with Individuals and Families, 3 hours
COUN 640 Marriage and Family Therapy in Mental Health, 3 hours
COUN 650 Neuroscience and Counseling Interventions with Individuals and Families, 3 hours
COUN 653 Spirituality, Family Systems, and Holistic Mental Health, 3 hours
COUN 668 Mental Health Counseling Internship, 6 hours (may be taken as two 3-hour courses)

Professional School Counseling Concentration, 18 hours (24 hours if students do not hold teaching license)
COUN 501 Foundations of School Counseling. 3 hours
COUN 568 Individual and Group Appraisal, 3 hours (instructor approval required)
COUN 612 Consultation and Collaboration, 3 hours
COUN 613 Design and Evaluation of Comprehensive School Counseling Programs, 3 hours (pre-requisite requirement - COUN 630 or instructor approval)
COUN 665 School Counseling Internship, 6 hours (may be taken as two 3-hour courses)
(pre-requisite requirement - COUN 589 or instructor approval)

Electives, 3 hours Minimum
*COUN 561 School Orientation for Counselors, 3 hours
**SPED 508 Survey of Persons with Exceptionalities, 3 hours
COUN 664 Counseling Students for College Access and Success

*Candidates who do not have a teaching license will be required to take COUN 561, School Orientation for Counselors, in accordance with Tennessee licensure requirements. This additional elective course requirement may not be used to meet the elective requirement and will bring the total program to 54 hours for candidates without a teaching license.

**Candidates who have not successfully completed (a grade of B or above) an equivalent course to SPED 508, Survey of Persons with Exceptionalities, will be required to take SPED 508. This course may be used to meet the three hours of elective requirement for the program.

All students who complete the School Counseling Concentration are required to take a Comprehensive Examination and the Praxis II: Professional School Counselor (5421). Passing scores on these exams are required for the receipt of the MSC degree in School Counseling.

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