• Graduate Studies
  • Master of Science in Continuing Education
    Guidance and Counseling   Available Online

    Program Admission Requirements

    To be admitted to this program, the prospective student must meet all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies, including fingerprints/verification of background clearance. 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.

    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:
    1. Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or better in all courses in the approved program as verified on an official transcript with no grade less than "C."
    2. Make a satisfactory score on a written comprehensive examination (Praxis II) documenting mastery of the curriculum of the program.