Graduate & Adult Studies

Professional School Counseling Course of Study

The Professional School Counseling program at Carson-Newman has a minimum total credit requirement of 51 semester hours. Candidates who successfully complete course requirements, earn a passing score on the Professional School Counselor specialty area test of the National Teachers Examination (Praxis Series), and earn a passing score on Program Comprehensive Examination will fulfill requirements for Tennessee licensure as a Professional School Counselor in grades pre-kindergarten through twelve.

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CORE COURSES (30 hours)

     COUN 502 Theories and Techniques of Counseling (3 hrs), Fall/Spring

     COUN 514 Helping Relationships & Counseling Skills with Individuals and Families (3 hrs), Fall

     COUN 550 Holistic Counseling in a Diverse World (3 hrs), Fall/Summer AHYB

     COUN 565 Group Counseling Processes (3 hrs), Fall/Spring

     EDUC 566 Issues in Human Development (3 hrs), Spring/Summer

     COUN 567 Career Development & Counseling (3 hrs), Spring

     COUN 585 Professional Orientation & Ethics in Counseling (3 hrs), Fall/Summer AHYB

     COUN 589 Counseling Practicum (3 hrs), Fall/Spring

     COUN 611 Counseling & Development of Children and Adolescents (3 hrs), Spring

     COUN 630 Counseling Research & Program Development (3 hrs), Fall


     COUN 501 Foundations in School Counseling (3 hrs), Fall

     COUN 568 Individual and Group Appraisal (3 hrs), Summer AHYB

     COUN 612 Consultation and Collaboration (3 hrs), Summer AHYB

     COUN 613 Design and Evaluation of Comprehensive School Counseling Programs (3 hrs), Fall/Spring

     COUN 665 School Counseling Internship (6 hours required) (may be taken as two 3-hour courses) (pre-requisite COUN 589 or instructor approval)  Fall/Spring

ELECTIVE COURSES (Minimum 3 Hours)

     COUN 561 School Orientation for Counselors (3 hrs), Spring AOL

     SPED 508 Survey of Persons with Exceptionalities (3 hrs), Fall/Spring/May/Summer

     COUN 664 Counseling Students for College Access and Success (3 hrs), Summer AHYB

     COUN 580 Crisis & Trauma Counseling Interventions with Individuals & Families (3 hrs), Fall

     COUN 639 Reality Therapy/Choice Theory (3 hrs), Fall/Spring

     COUN 638 Play Therapy across the Lifespan (3 hrs), May

Candidates who do not have a teaching license will be required to take COUN 561 School Orientation for Counselors in accordance with Tennessee licensure requirements. Candidates who have not had a course equivalent to SPED 508 Survey of Persons with Exceptionalities will be required to take SPED 508 and may use this course as an elective.

For questions regarding C-N Professional School Counseling Program, contact Dr. Michael Bundy, Director of School Counseling at

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

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