2010-2012 Graduate Studies Catalog

Master of Education
School Counseling Option (K-12)

OPI Licensure and State Licensure Opportunity

The counseling faculty of the College of Education recognizes that there will be students who wish to pursue both school counselor licensure from the Office of Public Instruction and State of Montana licensure (LPC or LCPC) simultaneously.  Those seeking both licenses will take a 60 hour degree program in consultation with his/her advisor.  Students should be aware that licensure is controlled by the Montana Board of Social Work and Licensed Professional Counselors, not the MSU Billings College of Education.  Students who wish to pursue licensure should use the coursework listed below and the programmatic requirements established by the Montana Board of Social Work and Licensed Professional Counselors for LPC/LCPC eligibility.

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 27
EDCI 610 Curriculum Theory: Analysis and Practice 3
EDF 515 Social, Philosophical, and Legal Issues in Education 3
REHA 521 Advanced Individual and Group Counseling 3
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
SPED 540 Education of Exceptional Learners 3
Elective 6
Internship and Capstone 13
SCOU 590 Internship: School Counseling 12
SCOU 597 Capstone in School Counseling 1
Total minimum credits required for OPI Licensure and State Licensure opportunity 60

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