School Counseling, M.Ed.

School Counseling, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #351 (WUR) , GA,
The M.Ed. degree in school counseling at the elementary and middle school level is designed for those who want to work as school counselors for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. This program gives students the skills to counsel pupils, parents and teachers; to advocate for students and parents; to assist students in becoming college and career ready; and to coordinate the resources of the school and the community in order to meet the developmental needs of their students.

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Students will also learn leadership skills, cooperative methods for working with administrators and data use for student advocacy. Students will gain expertise in child growth and development, assessment, group process facilitation, interviewing and consultation skills, classroom intervention techniques, interpersonal dynamics and school curriculum.

This program gives students the skills to counsel pupils, parents and teachers; to advocate for students and parents; to assist students in becoming college and career ready; and to coordinate the resources of the school and the community in order to meet the developmental needs of their students. Students will also learn leadership skills, cooperative methods for working with administrators, and data use for student advocacy.

Students will gain expertise in child growth and development, assessment, group process facilitation, interviewing and consultation skills, classroom intervention techniques, interpersonal dynamics and school curriculum.

Program Objectives
  • Students will develop skills to enable them to provide individual counseling services, group counseling experiences, and developmentally appropriate classroom guidance lessons for children and adolescents that are consistent with the ASCA National Model for School Counseling Programs.
  • Students will develop skills to enable them to understand children and adolescents from a holistic, developmental approach, grounded in theory that leads to appropriate strategies to enhance the adjustment and learning of all students.
  • Students will develop skills to enable them to use data to develop a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate guidance program and to evaluate the program’s effectiveness.
  • Students will develop skills to enable them to understand child and adolescent academic, career, and personal/social needs in the context of a socioculturally diverse school environment.
  • Students will develop skills to enable them to provide a career guidance program that is developmentally appropriate.
  • Students will develop skills to enable them to provide collaborative consultation services to teachers, parents, administrators, other school professionals and community resources.
  • Students will develop skills that will enable them to provide appropriate counseling and consultation services for special needs students, their families and teachers.
  • Students will develop leadership skills to enable them to advocate for students, parents, and others especially with regard to closing achievement gaps between diverse groups.
  • Students will develop skills that will enable them to work within the framework of ethical guidelines of the American Counseling Association and the American School Counselors Association.
  • Students will learn their legal responsibilities as school counselors.
  • Students will develop skills that will enable them to work within the framework of an existing school guidance program and work in collaboration with other counseling and educational professionals to enhance learning for all students.
  • Students will develop skills that will enable them to use technology in appropriate ways with students, parent, teachers, and other school staff.
  • Students will use current school counseling research to develop, monitor, and evaluate effective counseling programs.
  • Students in this program are expected to follow the latest version of the American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics, and the most recent version of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Ethical Standards for School Counselors.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Program Evaluation, Advocacy, and Leadership in School Counseling
  • Methods of Research in Education
  • Social/Cultural Issues in Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Ethical and Legal Standards in Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Basic Counseling Skills
  • Group Counseling Systems
  • Counseling Systems and Interventions
  • Career Theory, Assessment, and Intervention
  • Educational and Psychological Appraisal
  • Individual and Family Over the Life Span
  • Consultation in School Counseling
  • Family Systems and Interventions
  • Counseling Skills and Strategies for School-Aged Children
  • Advanced Play Therapy
  • Crisis Intervention

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Admission Requirements
  • A submitted online application. Paper applications are not available.
  • A nonrefundable application fee of $50 is required for each application. This fee must be paid online by credit card.
  • One copy of official academic transcripts
  • Goal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores. More information at www.gre.org
  • International applicants required to submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores and the Georgia State University’s International Applicant Immigration Form.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1243 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1243 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    1243 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1243 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    382 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 382 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Atlanta

  • 1213 - 2210 USD/month
    Living Costs

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