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M.Ed. in Professional Counseling (College Student Affairs)

 

The College Student Affairs program provides graduates with knowledge, skills, and dispositions required to work with college students in a variety of settings within higher education organizations. This program emphasizes a counseling foundation for preparing college student affairs personnel to foster student development. Completion of this degree does NOT meet the requirements for licensure as a professional counselor or certification as a school counselor in Georgia and candidates will not be endorsed for either credential.

Mission

The mission of the College Student Affairs program is to provide graduate students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required to work with college students in a variety of settings within higher education organizations. This program emphasizes a counseling foundation for preparing college student affairs personnel to foster student development. The program adheres to the professional standards set forth in the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) and requires coursework in basic counseling skills, foundational studies, professional studies, and supervised practice. The program is designed to provide students with the following:

entry-level counseling skills; 
an understanding of young adult and nontraditional student;
an understanding of the social milieu of the individual in higher education;
an understanding of student affairs professionals in higher education; and,
practical experiences in the various student affairs settings