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M.S.C. - Professional School Counseling

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Course of Study

The Professional School Counseling program at Carson-Newman has a minimum total credit requirement of 54/57 semester hours. Candidates who successfully complete course requirements, earn a passing score on the Professional School Counselor specialty area test of the National Teachers Examination (Praxis Series), and earn a passing score on Program Comprehensive Examination will fulfill requirements for Tennessee licensure as a Professional School Counselor in grades pre-kindergarten through twelve. To view sample course syllabus, click the desired course number.

CORE COURSES (33 hours)
COUN 502 Theories and Techniques of Counseling (3 hrs), FA/SP
COUN 514 Helping Relationships & Counseling Skills with Individuals and Families (3 hrs), FA/SP
COUN 550 Holistic Counseling in a Diverse World (3 hrs), SU
COUN 565 Group Counseling Processes (3 hrs), FA/SP
COUN 566 Life-Span Development: Implications for Counseling (3 hrs), SP/SU
COUN 580 Crisis Interventions in Counseling with Individuals and Families (3 hrs), SU
COUN 567 Career Development & Counseling (3 hrs), FA
COUN 585 Professional Orientation & Ethics in Counseling (3 hrs), SU
COUN 589 Counseling Practicum (3 hrs), FA/SP/SU
COUN 611 Counseling & Development of Children & Adolescents (3 hrs), SP
COUN 630 Counseling Research & Program Evaluation (3 hrs), FA

 COUN 501 Foundations of School Counseling (3 hrs), FA
 COUN 568 Individual and Group Appraisal (3 hrs), SU
 COUN 612 Consultation and Collaboration (3 hrs), SU
 COUN 613 Design & Evaluation of Comprehensive School Counseling Programs (3 hrs), SP
 COUN 665 School Counseling Internship (6 hours required) (may be taken as two 3-hour courses) (pre-requisite COUN 589 or instructor approval)  FA/SP

COUN 561 School Orientation for Counselors (3 hrs), SP
SPED 508 Survey of Persons with Exceptionalities (3 hrs), FA/SP/SU
COUN 664 Counseling Students for College Access and Success (3 hrs), SU
COUN 638 Play Therapy across the Lifespan (3 hrs)

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. Candidates who have not had a course equivalent to SPED 508 Survey of Persons with Exceptionalities will be required to take SPED 508 and may use this course as an elective.


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