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