Graduate Degree - Counseling - Master of Arts

Program:
Counseling - Master of Arts
Program Code:
1703 Counseling
Program Level:
Graduate
Award Type:
Master of Arts
Start Term:
WQ74
End Term:
FS09
College:
College of Education
Department:
Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Requirements as represented in Degree Navigator are not available for this program.

College of Education

Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education

Graduate Study
Counseling - Master of Arts

The master's degree program in counseling is designed to prepare students to become counselors in elementary or secondary schools, community colleges, or public or private community counseling offices.  Through the selection of field placements and course work, the student develops a focus in school counseling, community counseling or both.  Graduates with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling may qualify for endorsement or licensure as a school counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Michigan.  Applicants should refer to the Program Handbook for information.  The master’s degree program in counseling is not intended to prepare students for licensure as psychologists in the State of Michigan.

The requirements for the program may be completed in two academic years (4 semesters) of full–time study.  Most of the courses that are required for the program may be completed on a part–time basis during fall and spring semesters.

In addition to meeting the requirements of the university and of the College of Education, students must meet the requirements specified below.

Admission

The applicant is required to submit both departmental and university application forms. At least one letter of recommendation must be submitted from a professor associated with the student’s undergraduate program or previous graduate study. The applicant also must have the results of a recent Graduate Record Examination General Test submitted to the department.  Applications for admission to the program are reviewed by faculty who look for indications of a high probability of success. Such indications include a high level of academic performance and a statement of professional goals that is consistent with the objectives of the program.

Requirements for the Master of Arts Degree in Counseling

The program is available only under Plan B (without thesis).  The student must complete a total of 48 credits distributed as follows:

               
1. Counseling Core Courses.  All of the following courses:  
  CEP 821 Measurement and Evaluation for Counseling and Development 3
  CEP 860A Perspectives in Multicultural Counseling 3
  CEP 861 Counseling Theory, Philosophy, and Ethics 3
  CEP 862 Introduction to Individual and Group Counseling 3
  CEP 863 Counseling and Consulting Models and Strategies 3
  CEP 864 Career Counseling 3
  CEP 865 Assessment and Research in Counseling 3
  CEP 893C Counseling Internship 12
  CEP 894C Counseling Practicum 6
2. Social and Cultural Foundations of Personality or Behavior.  
  At least one 3–credit course at the 800–900 level approved by the student's academic advisor.  
3. Human Growth and Development.   
  At least one 3–credit course at the 800–900 level approved by the student's academic advisor.  
4. At least one 3 credit course at the 800–900 level that involves counseling in elementary or secondary schools, community colleges, or community agencies.  Students who intend to be School Counselors in K-12 schools must enroll in Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education (CEP) 866 Psychoeducational Interventions for Children and Youth. Students who intend to be community-based or community college counselors must enroll in CEP 866 or an approved elective. The student is responsible for arranging field placements that are subject to the approval of the student’s academic advisor. The field placements must be in the student’s focus area. A full–time field placement in a single semester or a half–time field placement in each of two semesters is required.