School Counselor Endorsement (NOT Completely Online)

Students who complete the 48-hour program will have a PreK-12 endorsement. To be fully endorsed, a student must have taught two years. If students have taught only one year, they must complete a one-year supervised field experience. Individuals seeking vocational education counseling endorsement must also document 4,000 clock hours of non-teaching experience.

The required 9 credits of practicum and internship are designed to give the student practical experience and preparation in professional skills, in addition to exposure to the structure of a school counseling program. Practicum requires student to complete supervised experiences that total a minimum of 100 clock hours. Internship requires students to complete supervised experiences that total a minimum of 600 clock hours. Included activities are individual counseling, group work, developmental classroom guidance, and consultation. Students are expected to buy liability experience.

Required Courses:

  • AEP 803 Educational Research (3 Credit Hours)
  • COUN 827 Counseling Skills Development 3 ho(3 Credit Hours)i>
  • COUN 829 Lifespan Human Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • COUN 831 Foundations of Counseling (3 Credit Hours)
  • COUN 832 Lifestyle and Career Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • COUN 834 Appraisal in Counseling (3 Credit Hours)
  • COUN 835 Theories in Counseling (3 Credit Hours)
  • COUN 836 Management of Counseling Programs (3 Credit Hours)
  • COUN 838 Group Counseling: Theories and Procedures (3 Credit Hours)
  • COUN 840 Social and Cultural Foundations (3 Credit Hours)
  • COUN 844 Professional Counseling in Elementary Schools (3 Credit Hours)
  • COUN 847 Professional and Ethical Issues in Counseling (3 Credit Hours)
  • AEP 879 Practicum in Education: Secondary or Elementary School Counseling (3 Credit Hours)
  • COUN 889 Internship in Secondary or Elementary School Counseling (6 Credit Hours)


Contact Information

Dr. Carla Hattan
Fort Hays State University
223G Rarick Hall
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601-4099
Phone: 785.628.4339
Web: Advanced Education Programs

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