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Counselor Education, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

Instruction is provided in working with students K-12 to help them benefit from their educational experiences; address educational, social, and personal problems; and prepare for careers and further education. The program is theory based and practice oriented.

The counselor education program also provides course work and training for individuals who already hold a master’s degree and wish to add certification as a school counselor and course work for individuals holding master’s degrees in related areas who need specific additional hours to qualify for their professional counseling license (LPC). School counselor certification requires an evaluation of transcripts by the program coordinator. Evaluation of transcripts by the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling is required to identify specific courses needed to qualify for the professional counseling license (LPC). 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Educational Research
  • Human Development
  • Technology and Instruction in Society
  • Independent Study
  • Human Sexuality
  • Psychological Aspects of Disability*
  • Intro to Family Counseling*
  • Psychopharmacology in Counseling*
  • Education Law and Ethics
  • Advanced Educational Psychology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Regular Admission 
  • Eligibility for educator licensure. (Arkansas or other state)
  • Interview and favorable recommendations from program faculty.
  • Completed College of Education and Health Professions Biographical Data Form.
  • Current résumé.
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75, or
  • Grade point average of at least 3.0 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate courses, or
  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    725 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    725 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    320 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 320 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Little Rock

  • 875 - 1320 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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