M.A. in Counseling with a K-12 School Emphasis -
|COUN 501 - Ethics in Counseling||Spring I|
|COUN 522 - Management of School Counseling Program||Spring I|
|COUN 523 - Elementary School Counseling||Spring I|
|COUN 510 - Counseling Methods||Summer I|
|COUN 518 - Group Theory and Process||Summer I|
|COUN 530 - Theories of Coun., Personality, and Dev.||Summer I|
|COUN 524 - Middle/Junior High School Counseling||Fall I|
|COUN 525 - High School Counseling||Fall I|
|COUN 532 - Multicultural Counseling||Fall I|
|COUN 517 - Assessment in Counseling||Spring II|
|COUN 581 - School Counseling Practicum||Spring II|
|COUN 515 - Methods of Research||Summer II|
|COUN 527 - School-Based Family Counseling||Summer II|
|COUN 519 - Career Counseling||Fall II|
|COUN 516 - Counseling Research Laboratory||Fall II|
|COUN 589 - School Counseling Internship||Fall II and Spring III|
|COUN 526 - Educational Collaboration in Schools||Spring III|
|COUN 995 - Scholarly Project||Spring III|
Program of Study
50 credits are required for all students seeking an M.A. in Counseling with a K-12 Emphasis (see above table). The program takes 2.5 years (full-time) to complete.
Students who have already completed a Master's degree in a closely related field will follow an individualized program of study developed between UND and their state credentialing or licensing board. This process will occur after you have been accepted into the program.
School Counseling Placements
School counseling placements (internships) at elementary and secondary levels, are required and provide students with hands-on experiences.
- The first placement is called practicum (also referred to as Internship 1), which is a one semester (3 credits) supervised counseling experience. Students may enroll in the school counseling practicum after they have satisfactorily completed at least ten credits in the program, including Counseling Methods.
- After successfully completing practicum, students enroll in internship (also referred to as Internship 2) which is a two semester (6 credits) supervised counseling experience. Internship is typically completed in the final year of the program.
Students complete a research training experience (typically a group scholarly project) under the supervision of an advisor. These research experiences are relevant to the school counseling field and are directly applicable to the roles explained in the American School Counselor Association's National Model.
After completing the majority of coursework for the degree and advancing to candidacy, students are eligible to sit for the Master's Comprehensive Examination (Praxis II Professional Student Counselor Exam), which is offered spring semester. A passing score on the examination is required for graduation.