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University of Detroit Mercy offers two master's programs in school counseling and two post-graduate certificate programs in school counseling.

The Master of Arts with a major in school counseling-school counselor license program is available to individuals who wish to specialize as K-12 school counselors, and who do not possess a teaching certificate. Coursework emphasizes counseling theory, assessment practices, counseling skills and issues specifically related to school counseling.

After the completion of 39 credit hours and successfully passing the Michigan Guidance Counselor Test, students can become eligible to begin employment as a school counselor through the Preliminary Authorization to Work program designed for school counselors. Graduates of the program fulfill the academic requirements for both professional licensure as a counselor within the state of Michigan and the School Counselor Endorsement through the Michigan Department of Education. The 57 credit hour program generally requires two to three years to complete.

Degree Requirements
CNS 5000 Research Methods in Counseling 3 credits
CNS 5020 Counseling and Human Development 3 credits
CNS 5120 Introduction to Counseling
Theory and Process
3 credits
CNS 5320 Multicultural Counseling 3 credits
CNS 5350 Guidance Principles and Practices 3 credits
CNS 5360 Counseling Services:
Organization and Administration
3 credits
CNS 5380 Career Counseling 3 credits
CNS 5390 Counseling Skills 3 credits
CNS 5400 Testing and Evaluation 3 credits
CNS 5410 School Counseling: Principles and Practices 3 credits
CNS 5430 Group Counseling 3 credits
CNS 5450 School Counseling: Strategies and Interventions 3 credits
CNS 5470 School Counseling: Mental Health
and Consultation in Schools
3 credits
CNS 5480 The School Counselor and Special Education 3 credits
CNS 5600 Mental Health Diagnosis and Treatment 3 credits
CNS 5720 Legal, Ethical, and Advocacy Issues in Counseling 3 credits
CNS 5850 Counseling Practicum 3 credits
CNS 5910 Research Seminar in Counseling 3 credits
CNS 6040 Internship in Counseling 3 credits

Total: 57 credits

The Master of Arts with a major in school counseling – school counselor endorsement program offers training to certified teachers interested in working as as K-12 school counselors, guidance directors or in related capacities, as well as to teachers who are interested in gaining advanced knowledge and skill development in counseling. Coursework emphasizes counseling theory, assessment practices, counseling skills and issues specifically related to school counseling.

After the completion of 39 credit hours and successfully passing the Michigan Guidance Counselor Test, students can become eligible to begin employment as a school counselor through the Preliminary Authorization to Work program designed for school counselors. Graduates of the program fulfill the academic requirements for both professional licensure as a counselor within the state of Michigan and the School Counselor Endorsement through the Michigan Department of Education. The 48 credit hour program generally requires 2 to 3 years to complete.

This program offers training for certified teachers planning to work in a school setting as school counselors, guidance directors, pupil personnel directors, or teachers interested in school counseling principles. This 48 credit hour program will qualify students for the School Counselor Endorsement from the State of Michigan, Department of Education.

Degree Requirements
CNS 5000 Research Methods in Counseling 3 credits
CNS 5020 Counseling and Human Development 3 credits
CNS 5120 Introduction to Counseling Theory and Process 3 credits
CNS 5320 Multicultural Counseling 3 credits
CNS 5350 Guidance Principles and Practices 3 credits
CNS 5360 Counseling Services: Organization and Administration 3 credits
CNS 5380 Career Counseling 3 credits
CNS 5390 Counseling Skills 3 credits
CNS 5400 Testing and Evaluation 3 credits
CNS 5410 School Counseling: Principles and Practices 3 credits
CNS 5430 Group Counseling 3 credits
CNS 5450 School Counseling: Strategies and Interventions 3 credits
CNS 5470 School Counseling: Mental Health and Consultation in Schools 3 credits
CNS 5720 Legal, Ethical, and Advocacy Issues in Counseling 3 credits
CNS 5850 Counseling Practicum 3 credits
CNS 6040 Internship in Counseling 3 credits
Total: 48 credits

Admissions Requirements

An undergraduate overall GPA of 2.75 or higher or a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the second half of the undergraduate degree program or a graduate GPA of 3.0 o n a previously completed graduate degree, a minimum of 15 hours in the social or behavioral sciences (eg., psychology, anthropology, sociology) including at least one course (3 credit hours) in statistics, a letter of interest explaining your interests in the counseling profession, a writing exam; three letters of recommendation from individuals able to speak to your potential to enter graduate school in counseling and an interview with the faculty.

Program Contact Information

Program Director: Jocelyn Bennett-Garraway, Ph.D., LPC
Reno Hall, Room 246
McNichols Campus

Telephone: 313-993-1227
Fax: 313-578-0507
Email: begarrjm@udmercy.edu

Department Chair: Nancy G. Calleja, Ph.D., LPC


For more information about UDM, or to apply online, go to www.udmercy.edu/apply.


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