2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    Nov 26, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

School Counseling, MEd


Program Description:

The Master's of Education in School Counseling program will contribute to the development of professional skills such as consultation, collaboration, leadership, and advocacy to work with children and adolescents facing complex social, emotional, educational, and other pressures in today's world. 

The academic program emphasizes counseling approaches, lifespan development, and comprehensive school counseling models.  The coursework will include crisis counseling, counseling exceptional students, student problematic behaviors, and family systems preparing graduate to provide services to students in K-12 educational settings.  

The program includes a one-semester practicum and two-semester internship.  Students must pass a comprehensive examination at the conclusion of their plan of study, in some cases a professional licensure test or certification may be used to fulfill this requirement.

A second master’s option is available for students that have completed a master’s degree in a Clinical Mental Health program from any Graduate level CACREP accredited programs. This supplemental course work will provide the graduate with an enhanced professional skill set, and the potential for an additional counseling license in a specialty area. 

Licensure Requirements for Professional Counselors (PC)

School Counseling majors are required to take additional courses to be approved to take PC exam.

Graduates will be eligible for the Ohio Assessments for Educators licensure examination, then are eligible for an Ohio Pupil Services School Counselor license as regulated by the Ohio Department of Education.  Licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state, and we have not determined if this program meets educational requirements outside of Ohio.  If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding that state's licensure or certification requirements.

Admissions Requirements:

In addition to meeting requirements for admission established by the Graduate School, candidates for these degrees who do not meet the minimum cumulative GPA requirement of 3.3 to waive the GRE or MAT, must submit satisfactory Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores, unless otherwise noted (see Waiver of GRE/MAT). The minimum GRE score for regular admission consideration is 291 on the sub-scales Verbal and Quantitative combined. The minimum score on the MAT for regular admission consideration is a scaled score of 403.

All students considering graduate-level courses in human services should do so with the understanding that graduate study differs in quality expectations from undergraduate study. Graduate study requires that students be increasingly self-directed and possess strong analytical skills. Students are not guaranteed a master's degree by attending and completing courses. Exit requirements must be met in all programs.

Admission to the College of Health, Education, and Human Services is based on the candidate's written statement of purpose, consideration of undergraduate and/or graduate cumulative grade point average, submission of satisfactory scores on either the MAT, GRE, or other required examination, letters of recommendation and a personal interview.

Waiver of GRE/MAT

Candidates to School of Social Work and Human Services programs may not be required to submit passing GRE or MAT scores if their cumulative undergraduate GPA is a 3.3 or higher. Candidates already possessing a masters degree from an accredited university or college in the United States also do not have to submit GRE and or MAT scores.

Program Learning Outcomes

The academic program emphasizes counseling approaches, lifespan development, and comprehensive school counseling models.  The coursework will include crisis counseling, counseling exceptional students, student problematic behaviors, and family systems preparing graduate to provide services to students in K-12 educational settings.  

Program Requirements:


Licensure Requirements for Professional Counselors (PC)

School Counseling majors are required to take additional courses to be approved to take PC exam

Second Master’s Degree: School Counseling


Students must complete a minimum of 22 credit hours at Wright State University to obtain a second Master’s degree. 

Total: 24 Hours