Graduate Catalog

Degree Programs

Master of Education
School Counseling and Leadership

Mrs. Pam Dixon
Assistant Professor
Center for Leadership & Learning
227 State Road 333
Russellville, AR 72802
(479) 968-0419
pdixon3@atu.edu

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) in School Counseling and Leadership is designed to prepare candidates for licensure as school counselors. The program consists of 17 hours of leadership core courses and 28 hours of school counseling specialty courses. Practical activities representative of situations school personnel face on a daily basis have been integrated into the coursework. The program will provide opportunities for outstanding teachers to earn Arkansas school counselor licensure. Students will be entered into the program as cohorts.

Unconditional Admission

Students are eligible to apply for unconditional admission to the Master of Education degree program in School Counseling and Leadership if they meet the following requirements:

  1. Applicants must meet the admission requirements for Graduate College.
  2. Two years of teaching experience.
  3. Approval from the Program Director.

Degree Requirements

  1. A minimum of 45 semester hours must be completed; all courses must be at the 6000 level, including the following courses:

    Level One Coursework - Core Courses (17 hours)

    COUN 6003 School Organization and Leadership for the Counselor
    COUN 6011 Instructional Leadership/Counseling
    COUN 6113 Action Research and Data Analysis for High Performing School
    COUN 6133 Principles of Curriculum Development
    COUN 6143 Organizational Change/Role of School Counseling
    COUN 6152 Professional Portfolio
    COUN 6202 Ethical and Legal Issues

    Level Two Coursework - School Counseling and Leadership (21 hours)

    COUN 6012 Assessment and Appraisal
    COUN 6213 Developmental Counseling: Theory and Application
    COUN 6224 Counseling Skill Development (I)
    COUN 6233 School Counseling Programs
    COUN 6243 Group Counseling Strategies in the Schools
    COUN 6253 Career Development/Academic Advising
    COUN 6263 Teaming, Collaboration, and Advocacy

    Level Three Coursework - Supervised Field Experiences (7 hours)

    COUN 6303 Counseling Skill Development II
    COUN 6302/4 Internship

  2. A portfolio must be successfully completed and approved by a portfolio review committee.