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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.
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.
DeVos Center, Pew Grand Rapids Campus, located in downtown Grand Rapids, MI