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Master of Education - School Counseling Emphasis, M.Ed.

Requirements

The Master of Education Degree (M.Ed.) at Utah Valley University is an applied master’s program aimed at building the instructional skills and professional competency of teachers. Currently there are twelve emphases for participants: Applied Behavioral Analysis; Educational Leadership; Educational Technology; Elementary Mathematics; Elementary STEM, English as a Second Language (ESL), Gifted and Talented Education, Higher Education Leadership, Reading I, School Counseling, Secondary Teaching and Teacher Leadership. The M.Ed. program emphasizes coursework that prepares teachers to become instructional leaders, with classes in advanced pedagogy, subject matter content, curriculum design, and assessment. Core coursework in research methods is required of participants in all options, however, students select a topic for a culminating project according to their interest or area of licensure in K-12 education.

Total Program Credits: 51

Matriculation Requirements:
  1. Application for admission.
  2. Bachelor degree from an accredited institution.
  3. Overall grade point average in undergraduate work of 3.0 or higher or have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the last 60 semester hours of college or university credit.
  4. Interview with School of Education Graduate Committee.
  5. Three professional letters of recommendation.

Preference will be given to individuals who have at least one year of successful teaching experience in grades K-12. A one-year internship will count as the preferred year of successful teaching.
Preference will be given to practicing teachers who have access to an established classroom.

Discipline Core Requirements: 12 Credits
  EDUC 6100 Research Methodology 3
  EDUC 6110 Applied Statistics for Education 3
  EDUC 6200 Masters Project 3
  EDUC 691R Project I 1
  EDUC 692R Project II 1
  EDUC 693R Project III 1
Emphasis Requirements: 39 Credits
  CMHC 6010 Theories of Counseling 3
  CMHC 6020 Techniques of Counseling 3
  CMHC 6070 Group Counseling 3
  CMHC 6120 Addiction Counseling 3
  CMHC 6140 Program Evaluation 3
  CMHC 6160 Human Development 3
  EDUC 6010 ABA Concepts and Principles 3
  EDUC 6020 Ethics and Professional Competencies in Applied Behavioral Analysis 3
  EDUC 6031 Interventions in Schools 3
  EDUC 6032 Career Counseling 3
  EDUC 6210 Masters Project School Counseling Internship 3
  EDUC 6310 Assessing Educational Practices 3
  EDUC 6330 Diversity and Differentiation in the Classroom 3

  Graduation Requirements:

  1. Complete all courses with a grade of B- or better with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  2. Graduate project proposal accepted by School of Education Graduate Committee.
  3. Graduate project completed and accepted by the School of Education Graduate Committee.
  4. Courses and project requirements must be finished within a five year period. No courses will apply toward graduation that are older than five years.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

Semester 1 Semester 1 Credit Hours
EDUC 6020 Ethics and Professional Competencies 3
EDUC 6010 ABA Concepts and Principles 3
EDUC 6110 Statistics 3
  Semester total: 9
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
CMHC 6010  Theories of Counseling 3
CMHC 6020 Techniques of Counseling 3
EDUC 6100 Research Methods 3
  Semester total: 9
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
CMHC 6060 Assessment  3
CMHC 6070 Group Therapy 3
EDUC 691R Project I 1
EDUC 692R Project II 1
EDUC 693R   Project III 1
  Semester total: 9
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
EDUC 6032 Career Counseling 3
CMHC6160 Human Development 3
EDUC 6031 Interventions in Schools 3
    9
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
CMHC 6120 Addiction Counseling 3
EDUC 6200 Master’s Project: Internship (in School Counseling) 3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
EDUC 6330 Diversity & Differentiation 3
CMHC 6140 Program Evaluation 3
EDUC 6201 Master’s Project 2: Internship (in school counseling) 3
  Semester total: 9
  Degree total: 51

 

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