Master of Science in Continuing EducationGuidance and Counseling Program Admission Requirements 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 states. To be admitted to this program, the prospective student must meet all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies. I. Conditional Admission Required Courses: 9 hours Professional Courses EP 500 - Advanced Educational Psychology (3) OR SC 506 - Life-Span Development and Learning (3) ED 504 - Techniques of Educational Research (3) ED 506 - Educational Statistics (3) II. Unconditional Admission Required Courses: 27 hours Concentration SC 540 - Introduction to School Counseling (3) SC 541 - Techniques of Counseling (3) SC 542 - Career Development and Counseling (3) SC 543 - Counseling Children and Adolescents (3) SC 545 - Diagnostic Techniques for School Counselors (3) SC 546 - Group Counseling (3) SC 547 - Counseling Multicultural Populations (3) SC 559 - Internship in Counseling I (3) SC 569 - Internship in Counseling II (3) Total Required: 36 hours Note(s): This program is also offered online. Program Completion Requirements The student shall: Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or better in all courses in the approved program as verified on an official transcript. Make a satisfactory score on a written comprehensive examination (Praxis II) documenting mastery of the curriculum of the program. 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.