Counselor Education, Specialist in Education (112)
Department website: http://www.wku.edu/csa/
Cynthia P. Mason, firstname.lastname@example.org, (270) 745-4953
The Specialist Degree in Education (Ed.S.) with a Counselor Education major is designed to incorporate the core elements of the master's degree in school counseling while expanding the academics emphasis within the student's profession. This degree requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate course work beyond the master's degree. Specialist programs are tailored to meet the academic goals of the individual student. The Ed.S. culminates with the completion of a specialist project, which reflects satisfactory research in an area of particular interest to the student.
- Teacher Education (TCHR)
An applicant desiring to pursue this program must first meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School, and then must also be admitted to the department. The Ed.S. (Counselor Education Major) requires a 3.5 GPA in the master's program or a 1350 GRE score (if test was taken on or before October 1, 2002) or 850 GRE score and a 4.0 Analytical Writing score (if taken after October 1, 2002). A departmental application, personal statement, and references are required along with a personal interview. A departmental admission committee will review the information and make final recommendations regarding the applicant's eligibility.
Before pursuing a specialist degree, the student must have earned a master's degree in counseling or a related subject area. Eighteen hours of prerequisite courses (or equivalents) must be included in previous graduate course work. If the course work was not a part of the student's master's degree, the following 18 hours must be completed before a student begins the specialist program. It should also be noted that these courses cannot be used toward the specialist program.
|EDFN 500||Research Methods||3|
|CNS 550||Introduction to Counseling||3|
|CNS 552||Testing and Assessment in Counseling||3|
|CNS 554||Group Counseling||3|
|CNS 558||Theories of Counseling||3|
|CNS 590||Practicum 1||3|
To enroll in practicum the student must have completed the appropriate practice preparation sequence and obtain departmental approval.
Please refer to the admission section of this catalog for Graduate School admission requirements.
Program Requirements (30 hours)
The student's committee directs the selection of course work, the required specialist project, and a final oral examination.
|EDFN 501||Educational Statistics||3|
|or PSYS 512||Analysis of Variance|
|CNS 699||Specialist Project||6|
|Select a minimum of 21 hours counseling courses approved by the student's committee||21|