The mission of the Counselor Education Program at Alabama State University is to prepare graduates who will perform as professional counselors in schools and community agencies. The program provides a strong framework in counseling theories and techniques, as well as “hands-on” practicum and internship experiences. Graduates are expected to exhibit high levels of self-awareness; ethical behavior; knowledge of adaptive and maladaptive thought processes and behaviors; skills to effect positive client behavior changes; and the personal characteristics of caring, empathic helpers.
The Educational Specialist in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is a 33-36 semester hour program. The program includes one to two internships (300-600 clinical hours) at local counseling centers and community agencies. Our graduates are trained in advocacy, accountability, evidence-based practices, supervision, and research.
33-36 Semester hours- minimum requirements
|Instructional Support Area||(15 semester hours required)|
|COU 636 Introduction to Play Therapy||3|
|COU 690 Supervision in Counseling||3|
|COU 680 Seminar in Counseling||3|
|COU 638 Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling||3|
|COU 637 Advanced Play Therapy||3|
|*Internship||(3-6 semester hours)|
|COU 692 Adv. Intern in Coun. I (300 hours)||3|
|COU 679 Adv. Internship in Coun. II (300 hours)||3|
|Research in Education, Problem Analysis Project||(9 semester hours required)|
|COU 614 Topical Seminar in Counseling||3|
|COU 656 Research and Evaluation in Coun. Prog||3|
|COU 628 Res. in School and Agency Counseling||3|
|Elective Related Courses||(6 semester hours required)|
|COU 632 Consultation and Collaboration||3|
|EDT 575/576 Instructional Technology||3|
|SED 500 Student with Exceptionalities||3|
|or other advisor approved elective|
*Students whose master’s program included fewer than 700 hours practicum/internship must take two advanced internships (692,679).
*Students must clear background check if Master’s was not granted from our program within 5 years.
Below are estimated tuition and costs for full-time graduate students residing on-campus during the 2017-18 academic year.
Actual costs and fees may vary depending on enrollment and lifestyle decisions. You also may wish to review estimated tuition and costs for part-time graduate enrollment on our complete budget worksheet. For a breakdown of fees by credit hour and by semester, download the 2017-18 Schedule of Student Tuition and Fees.
|Other Estimated Expenses|
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