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Counselor Education, M.Ed.

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The Counselor Education Program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore subscribes to an approach focusing on reflection, personal development, theoretical practice and social justice.

The School Counseling specialization prepares graduates to become school counselors within public and private schools or non-educational agencies.

The Community Counseling specialization prepares general practitioners for employment working with children, adolescents, and/or adults in settings as diverse as outpatient mental health agencies, clinical assessment centers, college counseling centers, hospitals, community advocate organizations, and private practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intro to Counselor Education
  • Theories and Tech of Counseling
  • Individual and Group Appraisal
  • Clinical Applications in Counseling
  • Career Life Development
  • Group Processes in Group Counseling
  • Counseling Children & Adolescents
  • Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Counseling
  • Crisis Management in Counseling
  • Ethical, Legal & Prof. Issues in Counseling
  • Practicum in School Counseling
  • Advanced Practicum in School Counseling
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Introduction to Behavioral Research
  • Intro to Community Counseling
  • Theories and Tech. of Counseling
  • Clinical Applications in Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Career Life Development
  • Group Process in Group Counseling
  • Cross-Cult. Perspectives in Counseling
  • Social Diversity in Counseling
  • Crisis Management in Counseling
  • Ethical, Legal & Prof. Issues In Counseling
  • Practicum in Community Counseling
  • Adv. Practicum in Community Counseling
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Introduction to Behavioral Research

Community Counseling Specialization:

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    48 credit hours alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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).

General Requirements

· Completion of a bachelor degree

· At least a GPA of 3.0

· Three Letters of recommendation

· On site interview

  • Application Deadline for Fall Admission : May 1st
  • Application Deadline for Spring Admission: Nov. 1st

Provisional status may be granted to exceptional applicants who do not meet all of the requirements for admission. For such applicants, the following areas will be evaluated: 1) potential for academic success, 2) ability to enter in counseling relationships as a helper, 3) readiness to take advantage of the learning opportunities in the program, 4) prior courses and experience in the education and counseling areas.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    604 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 604 USD per credit and a duration of .
  • National

    325 USD/credit
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Living costs for Maryland City

  • 1610 - 2730 USD/month
    Living Costs

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