The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


Master of Education in Counselor Education

The Master of Education in Counselor Education program in School Counseling is designed for adults who want to enter the school system as guidance counselors, either on the elementary or secondary level. Students who successfully complete the program will obtain both a graduate degree and recommendation for licensure through the state to become a guidance counselor.

Requirements for Admission:

Admission to the program is not based on any single factor, but on a composite assessment of the following:

  • Graduate Application (online) and non-refundable application fee.
  • Submission of an official transcript directly from each regionally accredited college or university from which a degree has been conferred. Applicants are expected to have a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate grade point average..
  • Successful completion of either the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). See Academic Catalog for details.
  • Submission of a detailed personal statement (1,500 – 3000 words) which informs the faculty about the applicant’s personal and education background, strengths and weaknesses, understanding of and motivation and suitability for entering into the counseling profession, and long-term professional goals

Program Requirements:

Students specializing in elementary or secondary school counseling complete both a Zucker Family School of Education core and a Counseling core for a total of 51 credit hours. Part of the coursework includes a 600 clock-hour internship (internship I and II) in either elementary (K-8) or secondary (6-12) school counseling settings. Students are required to earn a minimum score of 156 on the PRAXIS II test for guidance and counseling prior to enrolling in the practicum (EDUC 629). This must be on file at The Citadel Graduate College.

PSYC 500 Human Growth and Development
EDUC 500 Foundations of American Education
EDUC 514 The Exceptional Child in the Schools
EDUC 522 Critical Educational Issues in a Multicultural Society
EDUC 592 Teaching Reading and Writing in Middle and High School Content Areas
EDUC 515 Introduction to the Counseling Profession
EDUC 521 Program Planning, Management, and Evaluation in School Counseling
EDUC 550 Career Counseling and Development
EDUC 551 Counseling Theories and Practice
EDUC 552 Group Counseling EDUC 561 Counseling Diverse Populations
EDUC 512 Data Collection and Analysis
EDUC 549 Applied Measurement Techniques
EDUC 624 Basic Counseling Skills
EDUC 629 Practicum in School Counseling (1) Approved 3 Credit Hour Graduate Elective
EDUC 650 & EDUC 652 (Elementary School Counseling Internship I & II) elementary specialization only
EDUC 651 & EDUC 653 (Secondary School Counseling Internship I & II) secondary specialization only

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Please refer to The Citadel Graduate College's website or the college's Academic Catalog for a complete list of admission and program requirements and course descriptions.

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