Community and Mental Health Counseling

Students pursuing the 60-hour Master of Education with a specialty in Community Mental Health Counseling will become eligible to take the national Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) upon completion of all courses.

Foundation Courses (9 hours)
EDUC 5301 Research Methodology
EDUC 5315 Standardized Assessment
EDUC 6308 Principles Advanced Human Growth and Development

Core Courses (24 hours)
EDUC 5313 Career Counseling
EDUC 5314 Personality and Counseling Theories
EDUC 6318 Multiculturalism and Diversity in Counseling
EDUC 6319 Psychopathology
EDUC 6333 Ethical, Legal & Professional Issues
EDUC 6340 Bilingual & Bicultural Counseling
EDUC 6344 Mindfulness-Based Approaches
EDUC 7302 Management of Counseling Programs

Professional Counseling Specialty Courses (15 hours)
EDUC 6320 Substance Use, Abuse and Addiction Counseling
EDUC 6323 Marriage and Family Counseling
EDUC 6350 Counseling and the Neurosciences
    AND
EDUC 6342 Counseling for Crisis, Trauma & Disaster Counseling
     OR
EDUC 6352 Community Treatment Planning & Mental Health Advocacy

Experiential Block (9 hours) * Prerequisites EDUC 5314, 6318, 6333

EDUC 6321 Techniques of Counseling I
EDUC 6322 Techniques of Counseling II
EDUC 7315 Group Counseling

Practical Experience (6 hours) * Prerequisites EDUC 6319, 6321, 6322 & 7315

EDUC 7316 Practicum in Counseling (100 hrs.)
EDUC 7317 Internship in Counseling (600 hrs.)

Total Hours= 60