Jul 29, 2021  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 

Master of Education - School Counseling

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Plan Description

The Department of Educational and Clinical Studies offers a 48 credit Master of Education (M.Ed.) – School Counseling. The master program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the accrediting body of the American Counseling Association. Graduates of the M.Ed. programs are eligible to sit for the National Counselor Examination in order to qualify for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) credential.

The Master of Education – School Counseling degree at UNLV requires a minimum of 48 graduate semester credits and prepares educational professionals who work to meet the academic, career, personal, and social needs of culturally and linguistically diverse K-12 student populations. The program prepares school counselors to fulfill the following roles:

  1. Serve as advocates, educational leaders, team members, consultants, and counselors to maximize opportunities for students to succeed academically;
  2. Address the academic, career, and personal/social needs of all students in the school;
  3. Serve as leaders of equity and achievement and be able to address institutional and environmental barriers impeding student progress;
  4. Through the collection and dissemination of data, advocate for systemic change to promote student achievement and academic success; and
  5. Become managers of resources and partnership builders, enlisting the support of parents, agencies, and community members.

Learning Outcomes


Plan Admission Requirements

The master degree program requires that an application for admission be submitted to the Graduate College and the Department of Educational and Clinical Studies as well as transcripts of all college-level work. A minimum grade point average of 2.75 for all undergraduate work and a 3.00 for the last two years of undergraduate work is required.

Applicants must provide three letters of recommendation directly to the department along with a departmental application form that includes a writing sample. Final applicants undergo an extensive/structured personal interview. Students should refer to the department website. Students are admitted once each year, with an application deadline of February 1st.

All domestic and international applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements.

Plan Requirements

Total Credits Required: 48

Course Requirements 

Required Courses – Credits: 48

CED 701 - Introduction to Counseling  

CED 703 - Counseling with Expressive Arts and Activities  

CED 711 - Counseling Appraisal and Inquiry  

CED 713 - Introduction to School Counseling  

CED 715 - Counseling and Consultation Theories  

CED 721 - Career Theories and Practices  

CED 727 - Counseling Process and Procedures  

CED 731 - Social Justice and Advocacy in Counseling  

CED 733 - Introduction to Group Counseling  

CED 735 - Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment  

CED 741 - Practicum  

CED 743 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling  

CED 750 - Advanced Seminars in School Counseling  

CED 751 - Internship in Counseling I  

CED 752 - Internship in Counseling II  

CED 753 - Internship in Counseling III  

EPY 702 - Research Methods  

EPY 711 - Human Growth and Development  

Degree Requirements 

  1. All full and part-time students entering into the M.S. program are required to enroll in the following courses during their first fall semester: CED 701 - Introduction to Counseling and CED 727 - Counseling Process and Procedures.
  2. A grade of B or better is required in both CED 701 and CED 727 in order to continue taking coursework in the M.Ed. program. Students who make a grade of B- or lower (but not an F) in either CED 701 or CED 727 will be placed on probation and may not continue taking other coursework in the M.Ed. program until successfully repeating these courses. If after a second attempt a student does not make a B or better, the student will be officially separated from the graduate program.
  3. Students must make a grade of B or better in CED 741 in order to enroll in CED 751. A grade of B or better is required for all internship courses (CED 751 and CED 775) or they must be repeated.
  4. A student receiving a grade of F in any required course in the degree program will be officially separated from the graduate program. Students must repeat any course in which they make a grade of C- or lower. Students making three or more grades of B- or lower will be officially separated from the graduate program. In order to earn the degree, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
  5. Students must successfully complete and pass the final comprehensive exam.

Plan Graduation Requirements

  1. The student must submit all required forms to the Graduate College and then apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing his/her degree requirements for the program.
  2. The student must successfully complete and pass the final comprehensive exam.

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