Graduate & Adult Studies

Ed.S. with School Counseling Concentration


The Ed.S. degree requires a minimum of 36 hours of graduate study beyond the master’s degree including the 12 hours of core courses. All Plans of Study are designed in collaboration with the candidate, program director, and the advisor to meet the career goals of the candidate.

Core Ed.S. Collaboration and Leadership in Counseling Requirements, 12 hours
COUN 712 Advanced Collaboration and Leadership in Counseling, 3 hours
COUN 714 Advanced Intentional Interviewing and Counseling Skills, 3 hours
COUN 722 Advanced Legal, Ethical, Sociocultural, and Spiritual Issues in Counseling, 3 hours
COUN 730 Research in Effective Counseling and Collaborative Approaches, 3 hours

School Counseling Concentration, Minimum 24 hours
COUN 501 Foundations of School Counseling. 3 hours
COUN 567 Career Development and Counseling, 3 hours
COUN 568 Individual and Group Appraisal, 3 hours
COUN 589 Counseling Practicum, 3 hours
COUN 613 Design and Evaluation of Comprehensive School Counseling Program, 3 hours
COUN 611 Counseling and Development of Children and Adolescents, 3 hours
COUN 665 School Counseling Internship, 6 hours

Prerequisites: The school counseling concentration requires the following prerequisite graduate level courses (or their equivalents from a regionally accredited institution) for candidates:
• Human Development, 3 hours
• Education or Counseling Research, 3 hours
• Legal and Ethical Issues, 3 hours
• Theories and Techniques of Counseling, 3 hours
• Group Counseling Processes, 3 hours
• Survey Course in Special Education, 3 hours

Candidates who do not have a degree in education or teaching licensure will be required to take:
• COUN 561 School Orientation for Counselors, 3 hours.

If candidates in School Counseling wish to complete other MSC courses that are not listed above, they should consult with their respective advisor to incorporate those courses into their Plan of Study.

For more information, contact Dr. Carolyn Brewer, Program Director of Graduate Studies in Counseling, at or 865-471-2087.

Graduate and Adult Studies
1646 Russell Avenue
Jefferson City, TN 37760

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