2010-2012 Graduate Studies Catalog

Master of Education
School Counseling Option (K-12)

OPI Licensure

The School Counseling option for the Master of Education Degree is designed to meet the licensure requirements established by the Office of Public Instruction for counseling in a school setting in the State of Montana.  School Counseling is an endorsement added to a Montana Class 2 or Class 1 Teacher’s license or to a Montana Class 6 Specialist License.  The intent of the program is to prepare individuals to work with elementary and secondary students (K-12 OPI licensure) in a professional, compassionate manner to promote positive intellectual, behavioral, and emotional change.  Those students who want to do a thesis for a Master’s degree in School Counseling will develop their plan of study in direct consultation with their advisor.

Professional Practice Track

Professional Core 6
EDF 501 Research Design and Interpretation 3
EDF 530 Advanced Human Development and Learning 3
School Counseling Core 8
SCOU 505 Theories of Counseling 3
SCOU 506 Practicum: Counseling and Therapy Techniques 1
SCOU 507 Ethical and Professional Issues for Counselors and Family Therapists 3
SCOU 508 Practicum: Multicultural and Gender Issues in Counseling and Family Therapy 1
Professional Specialization 20-21
SCOU 504 Career and Lifestyle Development 3
SCOU 520 Group and Individual Evaluation 3
SCOU 527 Counseling in the Elementary and Middle School 3
SCOU 554 Organization and Administration of School Counseling 3
SCOU 557 Group Process: Theory and Practice 3
**Each student will take 2 of the 3 courses below in consultation with his/her advisor.**
EDCI 500 Curriculum Development 2
EDF 515 Social, Philosophical, and Legal Issues in Education 3
SPED 540 Education of Exceptional Learners 3
Internship and Capstone 13
SCOU 590 Internship: School Counseling 12
SCOU 597 Capstone in School Counseling 1
Total minimum credits required for Professional Practice Track 47-48

Students in School Counseling rarely choose the thesis option, but if they so choose, they will take the above program plus a six-credit thesis and the total credits will be 54.

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