What will I learn?

The school counseling program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The program is based on the conceptual framework of the School Counselor as a Facilitator of Human Development and Professional Program Manager. This model envisions the professional school counselor as a program manager who has the skills to assess, develop, improve, manage, and evaluate a counseling program that is comprehensive and based on the development of student competencies. The foci of the comprehensive program are developmental (activities provided for all students to foster their development), preventive (activities centered on the identification of students who are highly at risk of acquiring blocks to their development and removal of those blocks), and remedial (activities to help students who are struggling with problems that are impeding their development). The school counseling program at Cleveland State University is a forty-eight-semester-hour concentration leading to a Master of Education degree. There are two paths to licensure as a school counselor in the State of Ohio. One track is for licensed or certified teachers and the other track is for non-teachers.

PROGRAM OF STUDY

(48 credits)

SCREENING COURSES

CNS 620 - Laboratory in Counseling Techniques —first course to be taken after acceptance into the Counseling Program
CNS 523 - Small Group Laboratory
CNS 622 - Individual Counseling: Theory & Process

RESEARCH IN BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

EDB 601 - Research in Education and Human Services

CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS AND SOCIAL ISSUES

CNS 504 - Cultural & Social Foundations in Counseling
CNS 517 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling

SCHOOL COUNSELOR PRACTICES AND PRINCIPLES

CNS 578 - Foundations of School Counseling
CNS 679 - Program Development and Management in School Counseling

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

ALD 603 - Lifespan Development

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING

CNS 622 - Individual Counseling: Theory & Process
CNS 670 - Trauma-Informed Approaches when Counseling Children and Adolescents

GROUP PROCESS

CNS 623 - Group Process and Practice

Note: Active involvement in a personal growth group is usually a required part of this course.

ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSIS

CNS 505 - Appraisal Counseling
CNS 706 - Psychopathology and Diagnosis for Counselors

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

CNS 524 - Career Development & Information Services

CLINICAL AND FIELD-BASED EXPERIENCE

CNS 685 - Internship in School Counseling
CNS 681 - School Counseling Practicum

ELECTIVES

2 elective credits

Which department am I in?

College of Education and Human Services

Study options

Full Time (48 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$20,766.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected December 2021

Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

College of Education and Human Services

Julka Hall 210,

2121 Euclid Avenue,

CLEVELAND,

Ohio,

44115, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Baccalaureate degrees earned outside the U.S. must be equivalent to baccalaureate degrees earned in the U.S.

Applicants who meet the initial requirements (GPA over 2.75, GRE or MAT, two letters of recommendation) are granted conditional admission to the program.

Baccalaureate degrees earned outside the U.S. must be equivalent to baccalaureate degrees earned in the U.S.

Meet minimum test score requirements.

TOEFL iBT (Internet-Based) score of 78 with at least 17 in each section

TOEFL PBT (Paper-Based) score of 550

IELTS score of 6.0 and at least 5.0 in each section

PTE (Pearsons Test of English) score of 50

Application Deadlines: Fall Semester - July 21; Spring Semester - December 10

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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