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School Counseling

The School Counseling program at Murray State University welcomes all students interested in becoming a Mental Health Counselor who works with P-12 grade youth in a school setting. The program offers mental health training specific to working with diverse clients as well as the collaboration and leadership skills necessary to work in the school system. The American School Counseling Association National Model is emphasized as the framework for school counseling programs.

The Masters program is a 48 credit hour program that enables students to achieve their Provisional School Counseling certificate (P-12). The Education Specialist program builds on the Masters’ coursework to complete a total of 60 credit hours. Please note that this is a non-licensure track. If you would like to obtain your license, we offer a MA to Ed.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling option. There is an additional 24 credit hours to complete in the program. 

Counseling students in this program are challenged to grow professionally and personally to maximize their strength as mental health practitioners. Graduates are prepared to advocate for themselves and their profession by maintaining healthy working relationships with their clients, colleagues and other professionals. Below, you will find links that specify expectations and requirements to complete either degree in School Counseling.


Susana Contreras Bloomdahl
School Counseling Program Coordinator

 

Master of Arts in Education: School Counseling

The Master of Arts in Education in School Counseling is a 48-hour program designed to prepare individuals to work in mental health, consultative, and leadership positions in P-12 school settings. Students completing this degree are offered a clinical program that affords students with the highest quality faculty supervision through practicum and internship experiences. Graduates are eligible for Provisional School Counseling Certification (P-12) in Kentucky.

Master of Arts-School Counseling 48 Hour Program Advising Guide


Tentative MA in School Counseling Course Sequence- Murray

Tentative MA in School Counseling Course Sequence-Madisonville


Total Course Requirements .....................................48 hours

ADM 630 Methods of Research

CNS 617 Introduction to Counseling

CNS 619 Foundational Counseling Techniques

CNS 624 Theories of Counseling

CNS 635 Human Development

CNS 671 Multicultural Counseling

CNS 676 Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

CNS 683 Tests and Measurements

CNS 686 Career Counseling

CNS 689 Individual Testing

CNS 692 Group Counseling

CNS 720 Elementary School Counseling

CNS 725 Middle/Secondary School Counseling

CNS 790 Practicum

CNS 794 Internship I

CNS 795 Internship II

 

Specialist in Education in Counseling: School Counseling Option

This degree is designed to build on the Master of Arts in School Counseling program. Students will complete an additional 12 credit hours to earn the Specialist in Education Degree (60 credit hours total). NOTE: This is a non-license track.  If you seek to obtain your counseling license, please complete the Ed.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Specialist in Education-School Counseling Advising Guide

Tentative EdS in School Counseling Course Sequence


Total Course Requirements......................................60 hours

48 credit hours transferred from MA in School Counseling, plus the following courses:

CNS 625 Legal and Ethical Issues

CNS 694 Advanced Counseling and Supervision

CNS 722 Substance Abuse and Addictions Counseling

CNS 734 Marriage, Couples and Family Counseling


Master of Arts in School Counseling to Ed.S. in Clinical Mental Health (licensure track)

This degree is designed to build on the Master of Arts in School Counseling program. Students will complete an additional 24 credit hours to earn the Specialist in Education in Clinical Mental Health Degree (72 credit hours total).  

Tentative Ed.S. Licensure Track (MA to CMHC) Course Sequence

Specialist in Education-Clinical Mental Health Advising Guide

Total Course Requirements......................................72 hours

48 credit hours transferred from MA in School Counseling, plus the following courses:

CNS 625 Legal and Ethical Issues

CNS 694 Advanced Counseling and Supervision

CNS 722 Substance Abuse and Addictions Counseling

CNS 734 Marriage, Couples and Family Counseling

CNS 618 Issues in Mental Health Counseling

CNS 752 Trauma and Crisis Counseling

CNS 794 Internship I

CNS 795 Internship II




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