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Grand Valley State University    
 
    
 
  Oct 23, 2017
 
2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Master of Education in School Counseling: School Counseling Emphasis


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Mission - Teaching, leading, and learning in a democratic society.

Philosophy - Believing that schools function as social and political entities as well as for the growth of individuals, the College of Education prepares teachers and leaders a) to enhance the academic and personal potential of their students, and b) to evaluate the social and ethical implications of educational policies and practices.

Values
- The College of Education values expertise to guide our practice, equity to guide our interactions, liberal education to guide our perspectives, and social responsibility to guide our commitment to democratic education. We value these ideals in our preparation of candidates, our development of faculty, and our relationships with the larger community we serve.

School counseling prepares students to work as school counselors in K-12 public and private school systems. It leads to a school counselor endorsement or a school counselor license in Michigan. Students accepted into the M.Ed. in school counseling must have completed coursework in their undergraduate degree in advanced child development, school learning, and classroom management or coursework in these areas will be required as part of their planned program.

Accreditation
Michigan Department of Education Approval
Specialty Program Standards: MED Counseling and Guidance Services Standards

Minimum Number of Hours in Program
All degree-seeking students in the School Counseling master’s program are required to take a minimum of 36 semester hours.

Program Location 
DeVos Center, Pew Campus downtown Grand Rapids, MI

Website: www.gvsu.edu/grad/counseling

Requirements for M.Ed. in School Counseling:


The master’s degree in school counseling prepares students to work as school counselors in K-12 public and private school systems. It leads to a school counselor endorsement or a school counselor license in Michigan. Students accepted into the M.Ed. in school counseling must have completed coursework in their undergraduate degree in learning theory and student learning and classroom management or coursework in these areas will be required as part of their planned program. No endorsement or school counseling license will be approved without completion of the Master of Education in school counseling degree. Students are required to complete a minimum of 36 credit hours. Students are also required to complete 100 practicum hours and 600 internship hours. The 100 practicum hours are dispersed through five emphasis area courses prior to the internship.

Each candidate for the M.Ed. degree in school counseling must complete the following: