The School Counseling program is a CACREP approved 48 semester-hour program that leads to licensure in the state of Ohio as a school counselor.In addition to successful completion of all program coursework, candidates for the School Counselor license must pass the Ohio Assessments for Educators School Counselor Exam (OAE-40). Note: As of January, 2003, a teaching credential is no longer required to apply for the license.
To plan your school counseling program, please click on any link below for the School Counseling Program located here. If you need a program of study, it is located under Program Requirements under the Menu.
Objectives of School Counseling Specialization
- Education of counseling students
- To educate and prepare School Counseling students who meet all Ohio standards for licensure as School Counselors.
- To provide training across the 8 common core areas as identified by CACREP. These are: Professional Counseling Orientation and Ethical Practice, Social and Cultural Diversity, Human Growth & Development, Career Development, Counseling and Helping Relationships, Group Counseling and Group Work, Assessment and Testing, Research and Program Evaluation
- Advancement of program excellence
- Promote professional counselor identity with students through involvement in professional counseling organizations.
- That our faculty contribute to the field of Counselor Education at the national level through publications, presentations, and membership in professional counseling organizations and service.
- To maintain our CACREP accreditation for our School Counseling program.
- Community Service
- To provide service to the greater Cleveland area through Continuing Education workshops, pro bono presentations, and consultation.
- Provide service to the profession.
CACREP Vital Statistics
- The number of Program graduates from the 2018-2019 academic year is 21.
- The Program completion rate is 95%.
- The licensure or certification examination pass rate is 100% on first attempt.
- The job placement rate 59%.
Application Deadline: None (rolling admission)
Minimum G.P.A: 2.75
GRE Requirement: Required GRE or MAT.
Letters of Recommendation: Required.
Degree Completion Requirements
Forty-eight credit hours leading to a degree.
|CNS 523 - Small Group Laboratory|
|CNS 620 - Laboratory in Counseling Techniques —first course to be taken after acceptance into the Counseling Program|
|RESEARCH IN BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES|
|EDB 601 - Educational Research|
|CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS AND SOCIAL ISSUES|
|CNS 504 (previously 604)- Cultural & Social Foundations in Counseling|
|CNS 517 (previously 617)- Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling|
SCHOOL COUNSELOR PRACTICES AND PRINCIPLES
|CNS 578 (previously 678)- Foundations of School Counseling|
|CNS 679 - Program Development and Management in School Counseling|
|ALD 603 - Lifespan Development|
|CNS 622 - Individual Counseling:Theory & Process|
|CNS 670 - Counseling Children & Adolescents|
|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 (previously 611)- Appraisal Counseling|
|CNS 706 - Psychopathology and Diagnosis fo Counselors|
|CNS 524 (previously 624)- Career Development & Information Services|
CLINICAL AND FIELD-BASED EXPERIENCE
|CNS 680 - Counseling Practicum|
|CNS 685 - Internship in School Counseling|
- How to Apply
- Background Check Info
- Counseling Master Schedule
- Regular Course Sequence
- Praticum Requirements
- Internship Requirements
- School Counseling Program of Study
- School and Clinical Mental Health Counseling Handbook
- Ohio School Counselor Assessment Registry page