by Kathleen Friery

Counselor Education Newsletter

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Counselor Education Degree Programs

MASTER OF SCIENCE MAJOR: COUNSELOR EDUCATION

CONCENTRATION: COMMUNITY AGENCY COUNSELING

Basic Requirements (13 semester hours):

ECG 500 Counseling Principles in Technological Application (3)

ECG 501 Assessment in Counseling (3)

EFD 500 Research in Education (3)

EFD 504 Statistical Applications Lab (1)

EPY 525 Lifespan Development (3)

Core Requirements (24 semester hours):

ECG 506 Professional Orientation and Ethics (3)

ECG 525 Skills Development (3)

ECG 553 Theory and Process (3)

ECG 556 Career Development (3)

ECG 585 Counseling Practicum (3)

ECG 591 Group Procedures in Counseling (3)

ECG 595 Internship in Community Agency Counseling (3)

ECG 596 Internship in Community Agency Counseling (3)

Community Agency Concentration Courses (12 semester hours):

ECG 523 Multicultural Issues (3)

ECG 540 Diagnosis and Treatment of the DSM Disorders (3)

ECG 558 Counseling Children/Adolescents (3)

ECG 588 Crisis Counseling (3)

49 Graduate Semester Hours Required for this Degree

 

MASTER OF SCIENCE MAJOR: COUNSELOR EDUCATION

CONCENTRATION: SCHOOL COUNSELING (P-12)

Basic Requirements (13-16 semester hours):

ECG 500 Counseling Principles in Technological Application (3)

ECG 501 Assessment in Counseling (3)

EFD 500 Research in Education (3)

EFD 504 Statistical Applications Lab (1)

EPY 525 Lifespan Development (3)

*SPE 500 Survey Course in Special Education (3)

(Students who have not previously satisfied the special

Education requirement at the undergraduate or graduate level

must take SPE 500.)

Counseling Core Courses (24 semester hours):

ECG 506 Professional Orientation and Ethics (3)

ECG 525 Skills Development (3)

ECG 553 Theory and Process (3)

ECG 556 Career Development (3)

ECG 585 Counseling Practicum (3)

ECG 591 Group Procedures in Counseling (3)

ECG 593 Internship in School Counseling (3)

ECG 594 Internship in School Counseling (3)

School Counseling Concentration Courses (9 semester hours):

ECG 523 Multicultural Issues (3)

ECG 527 Organization and Administration of Counseling Services (3)

ECG 558 Counseling Children/Adolescents (3)

46-49* Graduate Semester Hours Required for this Degree

  

EDUCATIONAL SPECIALIST  (ONLINE)

MAJOR: COUNSELOR EDUCATION

CONCENTRATION: COMMUNITY AGENCY COUNSELING

Core Requirements (15-18 Semester Hours)

ECG 500 Counseling Principles In Technological Applications (3)

ECG 634 Advanced Counseling Theories (3)

ECG 637 Advanced Career Counseling (3)

EFD 691 Action Research in Counseling I (3)

EFD 692 Action Research in Counseling II (3)

ECG 646 Advanced Group Procedures (3)

Concentration Requirements (12-15 semester hours By Advisement) :

*ECG 501 Assessment in Counseling (3)

*ECG 527 Organization and Administration of Counseling Services (3)

*ECG 530 Marriage and Family Counseling (3)

*ECG 560 Introduction to Substance Abuse Counseling (3)

*ECG 593 Internship in School Counseling (3)

*ECG 594 Internship in School Counseling (3)

*ECG 693 Supervision in Counseling (3)

In addition to the Core requirements, Concentration courses marked with an asterisk are recommended for those planning to seek licensure.

EFD 560 Psychological Principles of Learning (3)

EFD 615 Leadership (3)

EFD 632 Assessment (3)

EAD 564 Law and Politics of Education (3)

SPE 500 Survey Course in Special Education (3)

30 Semester Hours Required for this Degree

 

EDUCATIONAL SPECIALIST  (ONLINE)

MAJOR: COUNSELOR EDUCATION

CONCENTRATION: SCHOOL COUNSELING (P-12)

Core Requirements (18-21 semester hours):

ECG 500 Counseling Principles In Technological Applications (3).

ECG 634 Advanced counseling Theories (3)

ECG 637 Advanced Career Counseling (3)

ECG 691 Action Research in Counseling I (3)

ECG 692 Action Research in Counseling II (3) ECG 646 Advanced Group Procedures (3)

SPE 500 Survey Course in Special Education (3)

(Students who have not previously satisfied the special education requirement at the undergraduate or graduate level must take SPE 500.)

Concentration Requirements ( 9-12 semester hours, By Advisement)

*ECG 501 Assessment in Counseling (3)

*ECG 530 Marriage and Family Counseling (3)

*ECG 540 Diagnosis and Treatment of the DSM Disorders (3)

*ECG 560 Introduction to Substance Abuse Counseling (3)

*ECG 588 Crisis Counseling (3)

*ECG 595 Internship in Agency Counseling (3)

*ECG 596 Internship in Agency Counseling (3)

*ECG 693 Supervision in Counseling (3)

In addition to the Core requirements, Concentration courses marked with an asterisk are recommended for those planning to seek licensure.

 30 Graduate Semester Hours Required for this Degree

N O T I C E !!!

Practicum and Internship applications for summer semester are due to the departmental office no later than April 1, 2014!

Counselor Education Student of the Year Awards

Congratulations to the following for being selected by the Counselor Education faculty as the recipients of the 2013 JSU Counselor Education Students of the Year!

 

Antwan Dixon 

Leah Simmons

Holley Fenn

Angie Daniel

Special Recognition - LaToya Threatt

Important Announcement from Program Chair!

Please go to the Advisement Page to find important reminders for all students!

IMPORTANT 2014 DATES

DATES FOR -

Comprehensive Exams

Mid-Point Exams

Portfolio Presentations

National Counselor Exam

 

Mid-Point Exam

SP 14            4/12/14          10:00 am

SUM 14    7/19/14               10:00 am

FALL 14      11/1/14            10:00 am

Portfolio

SP 14              4/17/14                1:00 pm 

SUM 14                7/17/14                     1:00 pm

FALL 14            11/6/14                   1:00 pm


National Counselor Exam

FALL 14     October 18, 2014       8:00 am

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

CACREP Accreditation

 The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) met January 7 - 10, 2010, for the purpose of rendering accreditation decisions.  Two programs housed in the Department of Educational Resources at Jacksonville State University were reviewed under the 2001 Standards.  The following decisions were made:

  • Community Counseling (M.S. degree)            Accredited:  Eight-Year Period through March 31, 2018
  • School Counseling (M.S. degree)                     Accredited:  Eight-Year Period through March 31, 2018

 

 

Advisor Assignments

 ·        Advisor assignment list:

 

M. S. School Counseling (A-Z)                                              Dr. J. Todd McGahey

                Contact information:     jmcgahey@jsu.edu           256-782-8134

M. S. Community Agency Counseling (A-M)                        Dr. Priscilla G. Wilson

                Contact information:      pgwilson@jsu.edu                   256-782-5724

M. S. Community Agency Counseling (N-Z)                          Dr. Melanie Wallace

                Contact information:      mwallace@jsu.edu         256-782-5084

Ed. S.  School and Community Agency Counseling (A-Z)      Dr. Jerry Kiser

                Contact information:      dockiser@aol.com           256-782-5855

 

Mid-Point and Comprehensive Exam Information


Please review the Section on Comprehensive and Mid-Point Exams in this Newsletter!

 

Midpoint Review - Portfolio construction begins with the first semester and continues every semester to include all courses taken by the student. Early in the semester for mid-point review  (after 25 semester hours of required coursework) students are required to meet with their advisor to gain insight into one's LiveText portfolio contents. During the meeting your advisor will review the portfolio, complete the mid-point review form, and submit to Dr. Kiser advising him that you are aware of the needs cited in your LiveText Portfolio. Each student is responsible for making sure the feedback from the advisor is implemented by the mid-point review date. During the semester for mid-point review students will submit their LiveText Portfolio to all faculty for review by the assigned date set by the Comprehensive Exam Coordinator (discuss this date with your advisor during the meeting) Dates for sharing the portfolio electronically for review are set each semester by faculty and posted on all faculty doors. Other than sharing the LiveText Portfolio for review with all faculty (nfox@jsu.edu, dockiser@aol.com, tturner@jsu.edu, mwallace@jsu.edu) students will not present the portfolio at this time.

 

Portfolio Presentations --- Portfolio construction begins with the first semester and continues every semester to include all courses taken by the student. Using the information gained from meeting with your advisor at the mid-point review students will continue to document coursework by adding to the LiveText Portfolio. Each student is responsible for making sure the feedback from the advisor is implemented from the mid-point review After mid-point review, focus in the LiveText Portfolio should continue on all courses but also expand information included in all parts of the LiveText Portfolio. Students are challenged to incorporate internet resources, pictures, creative charts, etc. During the last semester of required coursework you will complete the application for degree and comprehensive exam (found under Graduate Studies forms on the JSU website and usually due one week into the term).  Students will submit their LiveText Portfolio to all faculty for review by the assigned date(nfox@jsu.edu, dockiser@aol.com, tturner@jsu.edu, mwallace@jsu.edu) . Dates for sharing the portfolio electronically for review are set each semester by faculty and posted on all faculty doors. Students will present the portfolio electronically to faculty during the assigned time. Portfolios are usually presented in small groups with two faculty members viewing the presentation. Dr. Jerry Kiser, Comprehensive Exam Coordinator, will notify you of your status after the presentations have completed. For questions about Professional Portfolio Presentations please contact Dr. Jerry Kiser at 256-782-5855 or dockiser@aol.com.

 

Attachments

Important CACREP Announcement!!!

Attention Students in the "OLD"  School Counseling Program

(42 hour program) 

Students who are not graduating with 49 hours in the School Counseling Program have an important decision to make.  We have been informed by CACREP that in order for you to state that you have graduated from a CACREP accredited institution, you must complete the additional coursework PRIOR to graduation.  This means that if you are in your last semester taking 300 hours of internship, it is required that you continue with the additional coursework leading to the 49 hour program PRIOR to graduating. Therefore an additional semester of coursework will need to be completed prior to graduation.  You cannot go ahead and graduate with 42 hours and make up the coursework after graduation. 

Please contact any of the faculty or the department head if you have questions regarding this important announcement.

Alabama Counseling Association Officers!!!

 

The Alabama Counseling Association Executive Committee includes the following officers for 2012-2013

Dr. Melanie Wallace - Past President

Congratulations!!!