Educational Specialist Degree

Education Specialist in Counseling

The Ed.S. program is designed for persons who have completed a master's degree in counseling and seek to increase their skills for advanced certification requirements or other professional objectives. 

Admission Requirements

The applicant must:

  1. Hold a 60 credit master's degree in counseling from a CACREP accredited counseling program.
  2. Apply to Graduate School and Department of Counseling by on-line application by January 15.
  3. Submit three (3) letters of recommendation.
  4. Have a minimum of two (2) years of work experience as a counselor (post-master's) and hold either a school counselor certification/endorsement or a professional counselor license.
  5. Be recommended for admission by the Department of Counseling Admissions Committee.

Degree Requirements

The student must complete a minimum of 70 credit hours of coursework (including the master's degree) and successfully complete a culminating experience. All Ed.S. coursework must be approved in advance by Department of Counseling faculty. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required over all course work taken in the Ed.S. program. 

COUN 6693Supervision of Counselors1
COUN 7759Ed.S Internship3
Six additional credit hours will be selected in consultation with a faculty advisor and may include:
COUN 6612Assessment and Diagnosis in Counseling3