Dec 04, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Counseling, M.A. (Elementary/Secondary School Counseling Concentration)


General Program Information


Christine Lewis-Pugh, Assistant Professor, School Counseling Program Concentration Coordinator

324 Warf-Pickel Hall
Box 70701
(423) 439-4184
e-mail: lewispugh@etsu.edu

The counseling program is designed for the advanced preparation of personnel to serve children, adults, and families in various school and community agency settings. The counseling program offers two concentrations: clinical mental health counseling and elementary/secondary school counseling. Emphasis is placed upon assisting students to develop a broad range of counseling skills that are applicable in a variety of professional settings. Students are admitted into the counseling program once a year in the fall or summer semesters. Applications that are not complete by the early deadline risk denial of admission due to no remaining available spaces. A minimum of 60 credits are required to complete the Master of Arts degree in Counseling. The Elementary/Secondary School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling options are accredited by The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Faculty: Jon Borland; Christine Lewis-Pugh; Rebecca Milner; Christine Oaks; Mickey White

Elementary/Secondary School Counseling


Christine Lewis-Pugh, Assistant Professor, School Counseling Program Concentration Coordinator

324 Warf-Pickel Hall
Box 70701
(423) 439-4184
e-mail: lewispugh@etsu.edu

The school counseling concentration is designed to prepare individuals to work in school settings and to be eligible for licensure as a K-12 school counselor. The school counseling concentration has been approved by the state of Tennessee as a preparation program for K-12 school counselors. To satisfy state requirements, candidates without teaching experience seeking to be licensed as school counselors for grades K-12 must take CUAI 5400 Pre-Residency: Classroom Management  , CUAI 5401 Pre-Residency: Classroom and Instructional Management K-12 Clinical/Field , and SPED 5500 - History, Issues and Trends in Educating Exceptional Learners  (SPED 2300 can be substituted for the purposes of licensure but is not a course substitution for a graduate course elective). Note that all school counseling students must have a successful background check in order to be fully admitted into the school counseling concentration. See the program coordinator for details.

Counseling, M.A. Degree Requirements: 60 credits


Core Requirements 39 credits
Concentration 18 credits
Thesis or Non-Thesis 3 credits
TOTAL 60 credits

Elementary/Secondary School Counseling Concentration: 18 credits


Thesis or Non-Thesis Option: 3 credits


Note:


* Will be LPC eligible upon Graduation. Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) eligible means that students will have met the academic requirements for these licenses in the state of Tennessee (and many other states.)

Additional Information


Recommended Electives-It is recommended that students, with written approval of their advisor or advisory committee, choose electives with a focus clearly related to their specific professional objectives. Coursework can be chosen from the disciplines of counseling, special education, criminal justice, social work, sociology, psychology, early childhood education, health education, personnel management, and other approved disciplines. Courses should be approved for elective credit before the courses are taken.

Retention and Dismissal-As required by ACA and AAMFT, students failing to demonstrate personal, professional, and/or ethical behaviors, as these behaviors relate to the ability to function as a counselor, upon review and  substantiation (with due process), can be denied continuance in counseling programs. If intervention is indicated and completed, the student may petition the department for readmission.

Students are responsible for being familiar with and following all graduate school admission and retention requirements as stated in the front section of this catalog and in the counseling graduate student handbook.