• Dr. Bonnie Bond, Spring '17

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    Master of Education in School Counseling, Program Director

  • Tara Sheffield, Spring '17

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    “I am grateful for God's Word, professors and friends I have met while getting my master's degree.“

  • Beth Parrish, Spring '17

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    “I am so grateful for the experience, education and lifelong friendships I received from attending DBU. Dr. Bond and all of the professors supported me and encouraged me to succeed every step of the way. I would highly recommend the Master of Education in School Counseling program at DBU.“

  • Esther Huang, Spring '17

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    “I feel so blessed to spend these two years at DBU. Thank you to all the staff and my professors. Your roles as servant-leaders deeply touched me.“

  • Latrice Todd, Spring '17

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    “My life has changed so much thanks to DBU. The School Counseling program has created in me a deeper desire to continue to grow closer to Christ as well as to be a servant leader in my community. I am forever thankful for my professors and the Program Director for believing in me.“

  • Allison Clark, Spring '17

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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 Wolff, Spring '17

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    “I am incredibly grateful for my experiences at DBU. I found the entire faculty to be insightful and supportive. I never felt like a number and knew I could reach out if I ever had questions. I'm proud to be a Patriot!“

  • Asha Creary, Spring '16

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    “DBU prepared me to take on the role as a school counselor and help me reach another milestone in my life. Professors played a huge role in my journey to becoming a stronger Christian, student, and school counselor.“

  • Veronica Spikes, Spring '16

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    “Dallas Baptist University is remarkably an exceptional college. I will always remember my experiences at DBU. I have grown into a better person because of the professors and students at DBU.”

  • Crystal Law, Spring '16

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    “The professors and program director at DBU truly care about the students. They not only provide the knowledge and experience to be prepared as a school counselor, but they also share job opportunities and truly want you to succeed.”

  • Jill Van Dyke, Spring '16

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    “I am blessed to have received my education from DBU and will be forever grateful. My professors have been amazing and truly wanted to see me succeed. I am prepared to begin my new life as a school counselor. Thank you DBU for helping me achieve my dream.”

  • Gail Neale, Spring '16

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    “Spiritual growth is a lifelong process and at DBU I was able to grow spiritually and professionally. While on this journey, it wasn't always easy, but the love and support I received from the professors and my peers will forever be treasured because without them, I would not have been able to pursue my dream of becoming a counselor.”

  • Holly McFarland, Spring '16

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    “The experience of graduate school has made an incredible impact on my life because of the fire that has been ignited in my heart. I have always had a desire to help others, but that has changed; it has now become a mission.”

  • Erin Carlisle, Spring '16

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    “When I started the Master of Education in School Counseling program at DBU, I expected it to be challenging. I expected it to prepare me to move forward in my career. What I did not expect was to meet lifelong friends in the program. I did not expect the professors to be as supportive, understanding and encouraging as they turned out to be. I am grateful for the experience I have had at DBU and definitely will encourage others to consider DBU and all it offers.”

  • Bindu Sajit, Spring '16

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    “DBU has helped me prepare to be a school counselor and a better person. I have felt loved, cared for and respected in terms of diversity. The professors are very helpful and dedicated in working with students to be successful. I feel truly blessed to have received my education at DBU.”

  • Robbie Watson, Spring '16

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    “I am so thankful for my time at DBU in the school counseling program. It has been a great program with teachers of excellence and experience. Dr. Bond is a godly example of a great teacher, mentor, and friend. I highly recommend the master of education in school counseling program at DBU.”

 
 

School Counseling

Bonnie B. Bond, Ed.D., 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 Texas School 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 PROFESSIONAL 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 Professional 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 Professional 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 Texas 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 Professional 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 Professional 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 Administration 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 E-Portfolio

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 E-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-Portfolio 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.

 



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College of Education

UPCOMING EVENTS

Spring Preparation Board

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Great Hall

Summer Educator Preparation Board

Monday, July 17, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Hall

Fall Educator Preparation Board

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Great Hall

Application to Graduate Deadline

Summer 2017: July 10
Fall 2017: November 17


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