Graduate & Adult Studies

Ed.S. with School Counseling Concentration


Minimum of 24 hours of graduate study in addition to the 12 hours of core courses listed above. Courses listed below not previously successfully completed may be used for the 24 hours as approved by advisor. Students who lack more than eight of the courses in the required list will need to complete as many hours as needed to meet degree requirements.

Each student's program of study will be determined by a review of the student's master's degree program and any post master's counseling coursework successfully completed within
the last five years. Students are required to complete the 12 core hours and the courses in the CNU MSC Professional School Counseling track (listed below) not previously successfully completed (B or above grade) at a regionally accredited college or university in a counseling or other specialist master's or post master's program. Students who need additional hours will have the opportunity to choose elective course(s) with advisor approval from the list of electives at the end of this section.

Core Ed.S. Collaboration and Leadership in Counseling Requirements
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 Course Requirements
COUN 502, Theories and Techniques of Counseling, 3 hours
COUN 514, Helping Relationship and Counseling Skills with Individuals and Families, 3 hours
COUN 565, Group Counseling Processes, 3 hours
EDUC 566, Issues in Human Development, 3 hours
COUN 567, Career Development and Counseling, 3 hours
COUN 550, Holistic Counseling in a Diverse World, 3 hours
COUN 585, Professional Orientation and Ethics in Counseling, 3 hours
COUN 630, Counseling Research and Program Evaluation, 3 hours
COUN 501, Foundation of School Counseling, 3 hours
COUN 568, Individual and Group Appraisal, 3 hours
COUN 611, Counseling and Development of Children and Adolescents, 3 hours
COUN 612, Consultation and Collaboration, 3 hours
COUN 613, Design and Evaluation of Comprehensive School Counseling Programs, 3 hours
COUN 589, Counseling Practicum, 3 hours
COUN 665, School Counseling Internship, 6 hours (may be taken as two three hour courses)

Ed.S. Elective Choices for School Counseling and Mental Health Counseling Concentrations
COUN 710, Psychopathology, 3 hours
COUN 715, Addictions Counseling, 3 hours
COUN 717, Family Violence: Intervention and Treatment, 3 hours
COUN 718, Counseling Military Children and Their Families, 3 hours
COUN 750, Mental Health Counseling in Trauma and Crises, 3 hours
COUN 755, Advanced Contemporary Theories and Techniques for Counseling Children and Adolescents, 3 hours
COUN 765, Advanced Internship, 3 hours (may be taken twice)
COUN 634, Topics in Counseling, 3 hours
COUN 638, Play Therapy across the Lifespan, 3 hours
COUN 639, Reality Therapy/Choice Theory, 3 hours
COUN 650, Neuroscience and Counseling Interventions with Individuals and Families, 3 hours
COUN 652, Topics in Spirituality, 3 hours
COUN 653, Spirituality, Family Systems, and Holistic Mental Health, 3 hours
COUN 664, Counseling Students for Postsecondary Success, 3 hours
COUN 581, Multigenerational Family Therapy, 3 hours

Students may request to take any course in the School Counseling Concentration (if in the Mental Health Counseling Concentration) or the Mental Health Concentration (if in the School Counseling Concentration) as an elective with advisor approval.

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

Graduate and Adult Studies
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Jefferson City, TN 37760

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