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School Counseling

Students in the School Counseling Concentration who hold a valid Mississippi teaching license must complete a total of 48 hours to satisfy requirements for the degree. Of that number, 33 hours are required core courses. Some core content areas allow students the flexibility of selecting from two or more course options. These selected content areas are denoted below by an asterisk.
Core Courses (33 credit hours)


Number

Credits

Title

PSY 620*

3

Introduction to Research

EDU 640

3

Curricula Planning

PSY 505

3

Advanced Developmental Psychology

PSY 570

3

Multicultural Counseling

PSY 575

3

Use and Interpretation of Tests

PSY 600

3

Lifestyle and Career Development

PSY 641

3

Crisis Counseling

PSY 648

3

Consultation: Theory, Models and Practices

PSY 651

3

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counseling

PSY 573

3

Fundamentals of School Counseling

PSY 698

3

 Internship in School Counseling

The School Counseling Concentration requires an additional 15 hours of elective coursework. A range of courses can satisfy the elective requirement and must be selected with guidance from the student’s faculty advisor.  Common electives for the School Counseling Concentration are below.

Electives (15 credit hours)


Number

Credits

Title

EDU 536

3

Classroom Management

EDU 660

3

Organizational Procedures for Special Education

PSY  601

3

Orientation to Professional Counseling

PSY  682

3

Counseling Children and Adolescents

PSY 684

3

Adventure-Based Counseling

* Students in the School Counseling Concentration who do not possess a valid Mississippi teaching license must complete a total of 60 hours to satisfy requirements for the degree. Of that number, 45 hours are required core courses.

**The above plan of study is only an example and does not serve as a degree application. Upon admission to the program, a student must review the requirements outlined in the current Graduate Catalog and meet with her/his assigned faculty advisor to develop a degree plan. All applications for degree must be approved by the faculty advisor and dean. Official degree applications can be obtained from the faculty advisor or Registrar.