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Phone:
910.521.6283

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Phone:
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School of Education
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Pembroke, NC 28372

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MA ED IN Professional School Counseling

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Interim Program Director:
Dr. Angela McDonald, PhD, LPC, NCC
Assistant Professor
Director, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Office: Education Center, Room 206
Email: angela.mcdonald@uncp.edu

 

Counseling Programs Mission Statement

The mission of the Graduate Counseling Programs at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke is to train diverse professional counselors committed to improving the mental health and human development of individuals served in schools and communities.

Through research, service, and teaching, the faculty members collaborate with students to prepare counseling practitioners who have strong counselor identities, effective clinical and leadership skills, and cultural competence.

The counseling programs engage in continual program evaluation and revision to maintain alignment with the counseling profession¹s national standards.

 

The Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.) in Professional School Counseling is designed to assist graduate students in the development of competencies necessary for functioning in the role of school counselor in public and private elementary, middle, and secondary schools. The M.A.Ed. in Professional School Counseling is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) and meets the standards established by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for Professional School Counselor licensure and the National Board of Certified Counselors’ standards for national certification as a professional counselor (NCC). The American Counseling Association Ethics and Professional Standards and the American School Counseling Association standards are used as guides in developing and revising the program’s curriculum. The program is located in the School of Education, Department of School Administration and Counseling, and shares a common core of classes with the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program.

This program does not prepare students to be clinical mental health counselors. Students interested in careers in clinical mental health counseling should apply to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at UNCP.

Contact Dr. Angela McDonald at angela.mcdonald@uncp.edu for more information about the Professional School Counseling Program.

Admission Requirements to Counseling Programs at UNCP

Counseling Faculty:

Dr. Angela McDonald, Assistant Professor
Chair, Department of School Administration and Counseling
Office: Education Center, Room 206
Phone: 910.521.6511
Email: angela.mcdonald@uncp.edu

Dr. Alfred Bryant, Jr., Professor
Associate Dean, School of Education

Department of School Administration and Counseling
Office: Education Center, Room 112
Phone: 910.775-4009
Email: alfred.bryant@uncp.edu

Dr. Ki Byung Chae, Assistant Professor
Department of School Administration and Counseling
Office: Education Center, Room 344
Phone: 910.521.6753
Email: kibyung.chae@uncp.edu

Dr. Gary Mauk, Assistant Professor
Department of School Administration and Counseling
Office: Education Center, Room 314
Phone: 910.775.4295
Email: gary.mauk@uncp.edu

Dr. Mark Schwarze, Assistant Professor
Department of School Administration and Counseling
Office: Education Center, Room 341
Phone: 910.521.6898
Email: mark.schwarze@uncp.edu

Dr. Glen Walter, Professor
Department of School Administration and Counseling
Office: Education Center, Room 115
Phone: 910.775.4280
Email: glen.walter@uncp.edu

Dr. Jeffrey Warren, Assistant Professor
Department of School Administration and Counseling
Office: Education Center, Room 346
Phone: 910.775.4414
Email: jeffrey.warren@uncp.edu

What do Professional School Counselors do?

Professional School Counselors work with students, families of students, teachers, and administrators in school systems to address the behavioral, emotional, career, and academic needs of the students. Professional School Counselors work in elementary and secondary schools. They provide consultation to school staff, classroom guidance, and meet with students one-on-one and in groups.


Requirements for M.A.Ed. in Professional School Counseling Sem. Hrs
Core Counseling Courses 27

CNS 5000       Professional and Ethical Issues
CNS 5050       Counseling Skills and Techniques
CNS 5500       Research and Program Evaluation
CNS 5400       Theories of Counseling
CNS 5700       Career Counseling and Development
CNS 5025       Lifespan Development
CNS 5100       Groups in Counseling
CNS 5600       Assessment Practices in Counseling
CNS 5800       Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling

 
Specialty Area and Elective Courses 24

CNS 5350       The Professional School Counselor
CNS 5550       Seminar in School Counseling
CNS 5250       Counseling Children and Adolescents
CNS 5310       Mental Health Issues in Childhood and Adolescence
CNS 5900       Addictions Counseling
CNS 5060       Crisis Intervention
Select two elective courses from:

  • CNS 5360 Diagnosis and Treatment Planning,
  • CNS 5080 Gender and Sexuality Issues in Counseling,
  • CNS 5850 Theory and Process of Family Counseling,
  • CNS 5070 College Counseling and Student Affairs,
  • CNS 5870 The Family and Addiction, or
CNSS 5xxx Special Topics in Counseling (may be repeated for different topics).

 

 
Clinical Field Placement Courses 9

CNS 6100       Counseling Practicum (School Counseling Setting)

CNS 6130       School Counseling Internship (course is repeated once to earn a total of 6-credit hours)


Total Program Hours 60

                        
                                                                              

 

                                                                   

                                                                           

                                                                                                                               

 

 

 

 

Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014

 
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