School Counseling M.Ed.

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Our program prepares you for a career as a professional school counselor in public or private elementary, middle/junior high, and high schools. Our program involves practica and internships related to your career goals. We accept both full-time and part-time students.

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Degree Overview

Coursework–60 hours minimum

  • Offers courses in all eight CACREP common core areas
  • Offers specialized courses to prepare school counselors
  • Students complete practica and internships in settings related to their career goals
  • Degree leads to recommendation for Class A Alabama professional educator certification
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Application Deadline

April 1, 2018 (for Fall 2018 start)

Application Requirements

For the admission process, you will need to provide the following:

  • All official transcripts
  • 3 reference forms
  • TOEFL report (for international students)
  • Statement of intent
  • Interviews are required
  • Clear Background Check
    • Alabama residents select “Registration” procedures
    • Out-of-state residents select “Fingerprint Cards – Out of State only”
  • Praxis (required if you do not have valid State of Alabama teaching certificate)
    • Go to Alabama Educator Preparation Program Approach; scroll to Tests Required for All Teaching Fields; click on “+” next to Program Entry
    • Register and pass the Core Academic Skills for Educators Combined Test (5751)
    • Submit electronic score report from ETS to Auburn University (1005) and the Alabama State Department of Education (7020)
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The School Counseling master’s program is accredited by:

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Program Highlights

  • 9/9 students graduated.
  • Of this group, 8 out of 9 students passed the National Counselor Exam (NCE) and obtained the National Counselor Credential (NCC).
  • 100% of students successfully passed the comprehensive program evaluation.
  • 10 students admitted into the program.
  • 100% of our graduates successfully transitioned to their professional goals.  Of the most recent graduates, all but one pursued counseling employment opportunities.
  • 10 students admitted into the program.
  • 91% of counseling students successfully passed the comprehensive program evaluation.
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Cost & Financial Support


Tuition & Cost

Financial Support

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Information for Current Students

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