• Krystal Duke, Spring 15

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    “During my time at DBU I have received more than just education. I have received love, support and a deeper love for Christ. I am truly blessed to be a DBU Patriot! To my professors and my advisor: there are no words to express my love and gratitude for all you have done.”

  • Rebecca Colquitt, Spring 15

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    “From my first class to the last, the professors at DBU truly integrated faith and learning. The graduate program provided a balanced approach to learning through gaining both knowledge and experience, equipping me with what I need to become a school counselor.”

  • LaTeasha Ford, Spring 15

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    “My time at DBU has been a true blessing. Dr. Bond and the other professors that I have encountered have been instrumental in nurturing me academically and spiritually. They have been a true example of what compassion and true servant leadership is! It wasn't by chance that I was led to DBU. It has been the most amazing and uplifting graduate experience ever. I know wholeheartedly I have been prepared to serve as a school counselor wherever God leads me.”

  • Sonya Jones, Spring 15

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    “My experience at DBU has been phenomenal! I have grown spiritually as much as I have academically. The staff, students, and environment on campus have reflected the heart of God. I'm so grateful for my journey at DBU! ”

  • Ashley Gantt Willis, Spring 15

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    “My time at Dallas Baptist University has brought tremendous blessings to my life. I have grown so much as a teacher, counselor, and woman of God. The best part of the school counseling program is the relationships I can develop with the faculty. My professors have been so inspirational. I am amazed by how knowledgeable every professor is and I'm so thankful for their guidance and support. I would 100% recommend this program to others!”

  • Ariel Davis, Spring 15

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    “Dallas Baptist University prepared me to not only to be a school counselor, but to be a better adult and Christian.”

  • Erick Andrade, Spring 15

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    “The best part of my DBU experience was the professors. Professionals who had been there and could teach from their experiences as counselors in addition to the curriculum. It was always refreshing. And that was in addition their friendly, Godly nature, going out of their way to help you out and be successful!”

  • RoSchell Russ, Spring 15

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    “DBU is a blessing to me! The professors truly care about you. I had the opportunity to meet some great people on campus. I feel well prepared to be a servant leader in my new position as a school counselor.”

  • Melissa Blatnik, Spring 15

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    “Where there is no counsel, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.” - Proverbs 11:14

 
 

School Counseling
Bonnie B. Bond, Ed.D., LPC, Program Director

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The Master of Education in School Counseling is designed to provide the framework for school counselor preparation and to enhance the professional development of educators who are seeking a graduate degree in school counseling.

The Master of Education in School Counseling is a 36-hour, non-thesis professional development program leading to the Professional School Counselor Certificate. The program is designed to meet or exceed the certification requirements for School Counselors as established by the State Board for Educator Certification. The program is interdisciplinary and builds on the candidate's prior education and experience. A systematic schedule of shared self-appraisals, threaded throughout the program, allows graduate candidates to monitor their progress toward professional goals in partnership with other forms of student development.

Upon the successful completion of the Master of Education in School Counseling at Dallas Baptist University, passing the School Counselor Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES), and submitting your teacher service record ("teacher of record") indicating two years of teaching experience in K-12 public or private schools, the candidate will be recommended for the Standard Counselor Certificate.

ADMISSION
There are no additional requirements other than those required for admission to the graduate program at DBU.

 

PREREQUISITES

Entrance requirements for graduate programs in the College of Education must be met, including having at least two years of credible teaching experience in a K-12 public or private school by the time the candidate has completed the necessary coursework and is ready to take the appropriate certification examinations. Candidates must hold a valid classroom teaching certificate. A copy of the teacher candidate’s service record will be required to substantiate the teaching experience requirement prior to recommending the teacher candidate to register for the state certification examinations.

PROGRAM CONTINUANCE

Continuance in the program past the first 12 hours is pending submission of a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®).

A waiver of the GRE or MAT requirement may be considered if the student meets one of the following conditions:

  • earns an “A-“ or higher in each of the first four courses (12 hours) of graduate coursework in the DBU College of Education, or
  • holds a Bachelor’s degree from the DBU College of Education earned within the past five years with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher, or
  • holds a Master’s degree from DBU.

MASTER OF ARTS IN COUNSELING/MASTER OF EDUCATION IN SCHOOL COUNSELING AGREEMENT CONTRACT:

Newly admitted candidates will meet with the Program Director, at which time the Master of Arts in Counseling/Master of Education in School Counseling Agreement Contract will be explained and discussed.  By signing this agreement contract, new candidates are stating their willingness to be evaluated on nine characteristics deemed necessary for the development of an ethical and competent counselor.  These characteristics are implied from the expectations of professional and personal competence and responsibility and are as follows: openness, flexibility, positiveness, cooperativeness, willingness to use and accept feedback, awareness of impact on others, ability to deal with conflict, ability to accept personal responsibility, and ability to express feelings effectively and appropriately.  In addition, the candidate's signature on the contract expresses agreement to attend eight counseling sessions during the first two semesters in the M.A. in Counseling/M.Ed. in School Counseling Programs.  No students will be allowed to register for practicum until all sessions are complete.

 

SCHOOL COUNSELING (M.ED.)

Core Courses (36 credit hours)

COUN 5312

Counseling Theories and Techniques

COUN 5313

Group Counseling Methods

EDSC 5310

Introduction to School Counseling

EDSC 5311

Developmental Psychology

EDSC 6010

Defense of Degree

EDSC 6308 The School and Multicultural Society

EDSC 6310

Pre-Practicum for School Counseling

EDSC 6312

Appraisal in Counseling and Development

EDSC 6313

Curriculum and Administration for School Guidance and Counseling Programs

EDSC 6316

Practicum I for School Counseling

EDSC 6318

Practicum II for School Counseling (S-L)

EDSC 6380

Career Development and Lifestyle Counseling for School Counselor

EDUC 5310

Introduction to Exceptional Learners


Total Credit Hours Required:  Minimum 36 hours


CERTIFICATION SEEKING ONLY

Candidates who already hold a master's degree and are seeking school counseling certification are eligible to pursue the Advanced Certificate in School Counseling. These candidates must meet specific TExES preparation guidelines, pass the TExES, submit Defense of Degree as requested, and provide a service record documenting two years of credible teaching experience as a classroom teacher in an accredited and approved school. Candidates must hold a valid classroom teaching certificate. These students will be recommended for the Standard School Counselor Certificate upon fulfilling all university and state requirements.

 

The following track in School Counseling is available only to International Students who will not be pursuing Texas State School Counseling Certification. 

COUN 5312

Counseling Theories and Techniques

COUN 5313

Group Counseling Methods

EDSC 5310

Introduction to School Counseling

EDSC 5311

Developmental Psychology

EDSC 6010

Defense of Degree

EDSC 6308 The School and Multicultural Society

EDSC 6310

Pre-Practicum for School Counseling

EDSC 6312

Appraisal in Counseling and Development

EDSC 6313

Curriculum and Administration for School Guidance and Counseling Programs

EDSC 6316

Practicum I for School Counseling

EDSC 6318

Practicum II for School Counseling (S-L)

EDSC 6380

Career Development and Lifestyle Counseling for School Counselor

EDUC 5310

Introduction to Exceptional Learners

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

 

ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN SCHOOL COUNSELING

TRACK I   (15 hours)

The DBU school counseling certificate program is designed for the graduate student who is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Counseling at Dallas Baptist University or already possesses a master’s and/or doctoral degree in a counseling related field and is pursuing the standard school counselor certification only. This all-level certificate allows an individual to be considered for a school counseling position. 

           

Required courses (excluding prerequisites):

EDSC 5310 Introduction to School Counseling*
EDSC 6312 Appraisal in Counseling and Development
EDSC 6313 Curriculum and Administration for School Guidance and Counseling Programs*
EDSC 6316 Practicum I for School Counseling (S-L)
EDUC 5310 Introduction to Exceptional Learners*

 

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for admission to this program, applicants must be currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Counseling at Dallas Baptist University, or already hold a master’s and/or doctoral degree in a counseling related field of study. Applicants must provide a service record indicating two years of teaching experience in an accredited and approved school if they are seeking the Texas Standard School Counselor Certificate.

Applicants should complete the admission process Certificate Program Application.

 

TRACK II   (27 hours)

The DBU school counselor certificate program is designed for the graduate student who possesses a master’s and/or doctoral degree in a non-counseling field and is pursuing the standard school counselor certification only. This all-level certificate allows an individual to be considered for a school counseling position.

Required courses (excluding prerequisites):

COUN 5312 Counseling Theories and Techniques*
COUN 5313 Group Counseling Methods
EDSC 5310 Introduction to School Counseling*
EDSC 5311 Developmental Psychology*
EDSC 6310 Pre-Practicum for School Counseling*
EDSC 6312 Appraisal in Counseling and Development
EDSC 6313 Curriculum and Adminsitration for School Guidance and Counseling Programs*
EDSC 6316 Practicum I for School Counseling (S-L)
EDUC 5310 Introduction to Exceptional Learners*

 

Prerequisite requirements

To be eligible for admission to this program, applicants must already hold a master’s or doctoral degree and meet all DBU’s admissions criteria. Applicants must provide a service record indicating two years of teaching experience in an accredited and approved school if they are seeking the Texas Standard School Counselor Certificate.


Successful completion of the GRE is a requirement for admission to either track of this certificate program. In lieu of the GRE, the applicant may submit the GMAT, MAT, or other nationally-recognized aptitude test with comparable scores upon approval of the program director and the Master's Programs Admission Committee.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Upon completion of certificate courses and requirements, please submit the Request for Certificate of Completion.


College of Education Graduate Defense of Degree

Because of Dallas Baptist University's quest for meaningful assessment of graduate candidates, a defense of degree is required in all College of Education Graduate Programs. The defense of degree is a capstone collection of signature assessments and artifacts with reflections that demonstrate a candidate's personal growth, development, and acquisition of knowledge, skills and dispositions.

 

A digital format will be utilized by the candidate to enhance the presentation and to justify why the degree should be awarded to the candidate. The candidate's formal defense will be presented to members of the Educator Preparation Board and will take place on the main campus each semester.

 

It is recommended that candidates attend a Defense of Degree workshop held each semester. It is also the candidate's responsibility to schedule a meeting with their designated program director who will provide additional information regarding objectives, service learning, artifacts, reflections, presentation format, and evaluative criteria and scoring.

 

Candidates must register for the Professional Portfolio/Defense of Degree course as prescribed in their degree plan during the semester in which they will present their defense of degree to the Educator Preparation Board. The EPB is a group of experienced and widely successful educators from Dallas Baptist University and the Metroplex. Practicing teachers, administrators, consultants, superintendents, guidance directors, personnel directors, and Educational Region Service Center personnel as well as DBU professors and administrators volunteer their time for this highly selective process. The Educator Preparation Board serves as the College of Education Graduate Programs' advisory board and meets three times a year to assess graduate candidates' defense of degrees.

 

College of Education Graduate Electronic Portfolios

Dallas Baptist University's educator preparation programs strive to provide a quality learning experience that enables all candidates to impact P-12 learning. The e-portfolio is designed to be an individualized collection of documents to prepare the candidate for future positions; demonstrate the candidate's ongoing knowledge, skills, experiences, and dispositions; and provide the candidate with the opportunity for self-reflection.

All graduate candidates are required to compile and maintain an electronic, developmental portfolio. There are three types of documents that must be included in the e-portfolio: required documents, foundational elements, and competency artifacts. Throughout the program, the candidate will collect these documents and upload them to their designed TaskStream account.

 

The organization of e-portfolios is governed by the State Board of Educator Certification standards and competencies, DBU/InTASC competencies, and DBU's Educator Preparation Provider competencies in addition to specific field of study competencies.

 

The e-portfolio will be used to assess your development as you proceed through your designated program. Candidates who do not have all required documents and "signature assessments" uploaded into TaskStream will not be allowed to proceed to the next level as designed by these Transition Points:

 

Transition Point One: Requirements for Program Admission

Transition Point Two: Requirements for Program Entrance

Transition Point Three: Requirements for Program Continuance

Transition Point Four: Requirements for Program Completion

Transition Point Five: Requirements for Program Evaluation

 

It is the candidates' responsibility to meet with their designed program director and/or advisor to discuss the e-portfolio required documents, checkpoint scoring, foundational elements rubric, and the competency artifacts rubric.

 



Dual Master's Degrees

Earn two degrees with the efficiency of learning

available through a dual degree program!

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Spring Educator Preparation Board

Monday, April 18, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Great Hall

Summer Educator Preparation Board

Monday, July 18, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Great Hall

Application to Graduate Deadline

Spring 2016: April 15
Summer 2016 Early Deadline: April 5

Defense of Degree Workshop

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Dean Learning Center, Room 202


Education Student Resources:
Advanced Candidate Work Sample (PDF)
Example of Advanced Candidate Work Sample (PDF)


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Master's Degrees

& Programs:

Master of Business Administration
M.A. in Management
M.Ed. in Bilingual Education
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
M.Ed. in Kinesiology
M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language
M.Ed. in School Counseling
M.Ed. in Special Education
M.A. in Sport Management
M.A. in Teaching
M.A. in Communication
M.A. in Professional Counseling
Master of Liberal Arts
Master of Arts in Professional Development
M.S. in Management

Master's Degrees and Programs available through the Graduate School of Ministry:

M.A. Children's Ministry
M.A. Christian Counseling
M.A. in Christian Education
M.A. in Christian Ministry
M.A. in Family Ministry
M.A. in Global Leadership
M.A. in Student Ministry
M.A. in Theological Studies
M.A. in Worship Leadership

Master's Degrees and Programs available through the Gary Cook School of Leadership:

M.A. in International Studies
M.A. in Leadership
M.Ed. in Higher Education

M.A. in Children's Ministry / M.A. in Christian Ministry
M.A. in Children's Ministry / M.A. in Counseling
M.A. in Children's Ministry / M.A. in Management
M.A. in Children's Ministry / M.A. in Theological Studies
M.A. in Children's Ministry / Master of Business Administration
M.A. in Children's Ministry / Master of Liberal Arts
M.A. in Christian Education / M.A. in Christian Ministry
M.A. in Christian Education / M.A. in Counseling
M.A. in Christian Education / M.A. in Global Leadership
M.A. in Christian Education / M.A. in Teaching
M.A. in Christian Education / M.A. in Theological Studies
M.A. in Christian Education / Master of Business Administration
M.A. in Christian Ministry / M.A. in Communication
M.A. in Christian Ministry / M.A. in Global Leadership
M.A. in Christian Ministry / M.A. in Student Ministry
M.A. in Christian Ministry / M.A. in Theological Studies
M.A. in Christian Ministry / M.A. in Worship Leadership
M.A. in Christian Ministry / Master of Business Administration
M.A. in Communication / M.A. in Management
M.A. in Communication / M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
M.A. in Communication / M.Ed. in Higher Education
M.A. in Communication / M.A. in Worship Leadership
M.A. in Communication / Master of Business Administration
M.A. in Family Ministry / M.A. in Global Leadership
M.A. in Global Leadership / M.A. in Management
M.A. in Global Leadership / M.A. in Student Ministry
M.A. in Global Leadership / M.A. in Teaching
M.A. in Global Leadership / M.A. in Theological Studies
M.A. in Global Leadership / Master of Business Administration
M.A. in Management / M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
M.A. in Management / M.Ed. in Higher Education
M.A. in Management / M.Ed. in Kinesiology
M.A. in Student Ministry / M.A. in Management
M.A. in Student Ministry / M.A. in Teaching
M.A. in Student Ministry / M.A. in Theological Studies
M.A. in Student Ministry/M.A. in Worship Leadership
M.A. in Student Ministry/M.B.A.
M.A. in Student Ministry/M.Ed. in Higher Education
M.A. in Teaching / M.Ed. in Higher Education
M.A. in Theological Studies / M.A. in Worship Leadership
Master of Business Administration / M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
Master of Business Administration / M.Ed. in Higher Education
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction / M.Ed. in Educational Leadership
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction / M.Ed. in Higher Education
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction / M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership / M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership / M.Ed. in School Counseling
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership / M.Ed. in Special Education
M.Ed. in Higher Education / M.Ed. in Kinesiology
M.Ed. in Reading and English as a Second Language / M.Ed. in Special Education
 

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