Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

General

Program Description

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)
Course Hours
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)
Course 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)
Course Hours
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)
Course Hours
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.

Graduate Fees

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.

In-State Out-of-State
Billed Expenses
Tuition/Fees $10,156 $17,572
Room/Board $5,422 $5,422
Subtotal $15,578 $22,994
Other Estimated Expenses
Books $1,000 $1,000
Transportation $1,552 $1,552
Miscellaneous/Personal $1,840 $1,840
Subtotal $4,392 $4,392
Estimated Total $19,970 $27,386
Last updated Oct 2018

About the School

The fundamental mission of The Murphy Graduate School is to (1) provide leadership for the University’s doctorate, educational specialist, master’s and certificate level, post-baccalaureate degree pro ... Read More

The fundamental mission of The Murphy Graduate School is to (1) provide leadership for the University’s doctorate, educational specialist, master’s and certificate level, post-baccalaureate degree programs; (2) serve as the campus-wide advocate for the advancement of graduate education; and (3) provide oversight for standards of excellence, fairness and equity in all graduate programs. Read less