Education SpecialistCounseling Non-Certification This degree does not qualify a student for any teaching certificate in the State of Alabama. Out-of-state students should check carefully the certification requirements of their respective state. Program Admission Requirements To be admitted to this program, the prospective student must meet all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies and hold a valid master's degree with at least 18 hours in counseling coursework. I. Conditional Admission Required Courses: 9 hours Professional Courses IL 671 - Advanced Educational Law (3) IL 673 - Models of Exemplary Leadership in Education (3) ED 601 - Curriculum Design (3) II. Unconditional Admission Required Courses: 24 hours A. Professional Course: 3 hours ED 604 - Advanced Educational Research (3) B. Instructional Support Area: 21 hours SC 641 - Advanced Elementary School Counseling (3) SC 642 - Adolescent Counseling (3) SC 643 - Substance Abuse Counseling (3) SC 644 - Family Counseling (3) SC 645 - Supervision and Consultation in School Counseling (3) SC 647 - Research Seminar in School Counseling (3) SC 648 - Current Issues in School Counseling (3) Total Required: 33 hours Note(s): This program is also offered online. Program Completion Requirements The following requirements must be met prior to completion of the sixth-year programs. The candidate shall: Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.25 in all courses in the approved program as verified on an official transcript. Make a satisfactory score on a written comprehensive examination documenting mastery of the curriculum of the teacher education program. Demonstrate leadership ability in his or her area of specialization. Governance The Teacher Education Program and the Teacher Certification Program are governed by the Alabama State Department of Education, and the College of Education reserves the right to change requirements in these programs at any time when such changes are mandated by the State Department.