The Education Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) is designed for graduate students with a master's degree in counseling 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.
The mission of the Ed.S. in Professional Counseling and Supervision program is to provide professional counselors with advanced skills and knowledge to be exemplary practitioners and supervisors.
Method of Delivery
Courses are 100% online
Credit & Transfer
Total semester hours required to earn a degree: 27
Maximum Hours Transferable into program: 6
Tuition & Fees
The Value of Online Learning:
Online courses and programs can mean a huge cost-savings in many ways. No more high gas charges. No childcare needed. The flexibility can allow one to maintain a job while attending school. Out-of-state students are not charged non-resident tuition rates.
The completion of an accredited online degree also increases your earning potential.
The bottom line - value.
Our online courses are as affordable as you will find among accredited schools.
For the most up-to-date and accurate cost information, see the Bursar's Office website at http://www.westga.edu/bursar/. (Fully online courses appear as NET charges on the bottom of the Bursar's spreadsheets.)
Financial Information and Assistance
For the most up-to-date and accurate cost information, see the Bursar's Office. (Fully online courses appear as NET charges on the bottom of the Bursar's spreadsheets.)
Students in the College of Education are required to purchase a subscription to an electronic portfolio assessment system called TK20. For more information about TK20, visit the COE About TK20 Page. (Note: do not buy a subscription to TK20 until you are enrolled in your program and instructed to do so.)
This course is designed for students wishing to pursue advanced study in group theory, group leadership, group processes, and group supervision. The course may examine contemporary trends and developments in group counseling as well as ethical, legal, process, and professional issues affecting the practice of group counseling.
Enrollment requires admission to Ed.S. program. An overview of theory, research, and practice of psycho-therapeutic approaches to counselor supervision. This course emphasizes developing clinical supervisory skills and understanding the major roles and responsibilities in counselor supervision.
This seminar is designed for graduate students who have been admitted to the Ed.S. program in professional counseling and supervision. Special topics and current issues in counseling and supervision will be critically examined. An exchange of scholarly thinking and research will be the hallmark of classroom interactions and assignments.
This course presents basic methods of empirical inquiry used in counseling-related settings. Students will learn how to interpret published quantitative research studies, identify appropriate measurement instruments, and statistically analyze inferential data to answer research questions. Students will also complete appropriate trainings demonstrating their understanding of ethical considerations for human-subject research.
Enrollment requires admission to Ed.S. program. The internship is an organized and supervised set of training experiences (paid or unpaid), the purpose of which is to enhance one's ability to function professionally as a counselor. Flexibility to tailor the internship to one's professional goals and objectives is a major strength of the Ed.S. counseling internship. Students will work in an approved internship site under the super-vision of an appropriately credentialed supervisor for a minimum of 150 hours. May be repeated for credit.
This course presents an applied approach to learning mixed methods research. Students will learn how to design mixed methods studies, collect and analyze data, integrate findings, and draw inferences using both qualitative and quantitative approaches in a single study. Pre-requisite course: CEPD 8184
This describes the general information about faculty for this program.
Specific dates for Admissions (Undergraduate Only), Financial Aid, Fee Payment, Registration, Start/End of Term Dates, Final Exams, etc. are available in THE SCOOP at http://www.westga.edu/registrar/766.php.