Master of Arts
in Professional Counseling
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The practicum experience consists
of two courses, COUN 6317 (S-L) and COUN 6318 (S-L), completed sequentially
following the pre-practicum course, COUN 5318. The practicum
is the culmination of the M.A. in Professional Counseling degree program
and is intended to provide practical experience for students
as they make plans to enter the counseling profession. Both
practicum courses include supervised delivery of direct counseling
services in an approved agency or institution. Students are
evaluated on a wide range of personal and professional criteria
which includes analysis of videotaped counseling sessions and seminar
discussions of counseling theories, methods, and techniques.
(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
Students should attempt to enroll
in the three practicum courses (which includes the pre-practicum)
sequentially. In order to progress through the three courses,
a grade of "B" or above must be earned. In the event of a
"B-" or below, the course will have to be repeated until at
least a "B" is earned. The student is responsible for any remedial work that may be suggested by the faculty in order to successfully complete the practicum course.
In order to proceed to Practicum, students must meet the following criteria:
- Student must have completed the 8 required counseling sessions.
- Student must have completed the 12 hours of undergraduate prerequisite courses
- Student must have a current GPA of 3.0 or above
- Student must have secured a practicum site.