Professional Counseling and Supervision—Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)
The Ed.S. degree is designed for graduate students with a master's degree in counseling, or very closely related degree, who desire further specialization as professional counselors and a higher level of competence in their work settings. The degree consists of 27 semester hours after completion of the master's degree.
Admission requirements include:
- Master's degree in counseling or very closely related field
- Minimum 3.0 graduate GPA
- Minimum GRE composite score of (a) 800 (before August 1, 2011, minimum of 400 verbal and 400/3.5 quantitative or analytical writing) or (b) 286 (after August 1, 2011, minimum of 146 verbal and 140/3.5 analytical writing)
- Current resume
- Written personal narrative describing the reasons for applying to the program, an analysis of personal strengths and weaknesses related to chosen option, career goals, and anticipated benefits from the program.
- Interview with faculty. This interview will focus on the assessment of factors such as emotional maturity, professional related experience, readiness for the program, life experiences, attitude, compatibility with department goals, and communication/interpersonal skills.
- If the prospective student's master's degree is NOT from a CACREP accredited counseling program, the student must have taken the equivalent of:
- CEPD 7138 Multicultural Counseling and Education
- CEPD 6140 Introduction to Counseling Practice
- CEPD 6131 Counseling Theories
- CEPD 6160 Group Counseling
- CEPD 7152 Research and Program Evaluation
- CEPD 6188 Practicum
Students who are admitted without having the equivalent of the above courses are expected to complete them successfully before taking the required Ed.S. coursework. These prerequisite courses will not count toward meeting the requirements for the Ed.S. degree.