CampbellUniversityoffers a M.Ed. in School Counseling as well as a licensure only certification program for those with a Master’s Degree in Counseling but without certification. The Master’s Degree in School Counseling is a 49 hour program. Any given request for certification only would be handled on a case-by-case basis in terms of courses/field experiences required of the student. All individuals are prepared for the Counseling Praxis II Exam. Every student is required to complete a substantial supervised field experience (600+ hours) prior to being recommended for certification.
CampbellUniversity’s Graduate Program in School Counseling is well received in central and eastern North Carolina having graduated or licensed many students over the past thirty years. Most graduates have remained in the area, therefore local school systems are served by substantial numbers of Campbell graduates. The faculty in Campbell’s Graduate Counseling Program has over 50 years combined experience at Campbell University as well as many years of experience in the applied counseling field.
Every effort is made to maintain currency in terms of student requirements/coursework, consequently substantial advances have been made over time to the program. This ongoing effort is an attempt to place into the field the most qualified, competent, entry level school counselor possible.
The School Counseling Handbook is available in pdf.
Candidates for the Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in School Counseling must complete the following core courses (46 semester hours) for this program, which are designed to allow students to meet North Carolina School Counselor licensure requirements:
1. EDUC 623: Research Design and Methodology (3)
2. EDUC 624: Theories of Personality and Counseling (3)
3. EDUC 626: Professional Orientation and Ethics in Counseling(3)
4. EDUC 636: Counseling in the Schools (3)
5. EDUC 638: Assessment in Counseling (3)
6. EDUC 641: Life-span Development (3)
7. EDUC 644: Career Counseling (3)
8. EDUC 645: Counseling Skills (3)
9. EDUC 646: Group Counseling (3)
10. EDUC 663: Exceptional Children (3)
11. EDUC 664: Abnormal Psychology (3)
12. EDUC 685: Spirituality, Religion, and Diversity in the Healing
13. EDUC 690: Practicum in Counseling (3)
14. EDUC 695: Internship in Counseling (6)
15. PSYCH 526: Drug Treatment of Psychological Disorders (1)
TOTAL 46 hours
In addition, candidates must select three semester hours of electives. Among the choices available are the following:
1. EDUC 544: Family Therapy (3)
2. EDUC 677: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (3)
3. EDUC 679: Child Psychopathology (3)
4. EDUC 680: Addiction and The Family (3)
5. EDUC 683: Substance Abuse Seminar (3)
6. EDUC 684: Crisis Intervention Seminar (3)
EDUC 689: Special Topics in Counseling – This course is not required of most students and is only
utilized in rare instances for Independent Study and especially for those individuals
who completed PSYCH 526 as an undergraduate and as a graduate student must
must complete a different one hour course.
TOTAL 49 hours
Students who are seeking North Carolina Public School Counselor “Master” licensure but do not presently hold North Carolina teacher licensure must complete two additional courses:
1. ED 620: Survey of Educational Psychology (3)
2. ED 631: Curriculum Management (3) 6 hours
Note 1: It is recommended that students take Education 626 as the first course in the program; if this cannot be arranged, it should be taken as early as possible.
Note 2:Students planning for a practicum or internship placement MUST consult with the Campbell University area coordinator for counselor education before investigating a practicum or internship placement.
Note 3:Prerequisites for Education 690: Education 626, Education 645, Education 646, or Education 636 (school counseling track). Education 690 is a prerequisite for Education 695.
Note 4: Counselor education students must apply for the practicum or internship by March 15 for fall placement or October 15 for spring placement. Students are required to find their own practicum or internship placement, which must be approved by the Campbell supervisor to whom they are assigned. Applications should state the proposed site of the practicum or internship, the proposed field supervisor at the site, and the proposed dates of involvement in the experience. The name, title, address, and phone number of the official who must give final approval of the site and the name of the Campbell supervisor must be included. A letter of request should be mailed to a faculty member in the Counselor Education Program at Campbell University, P.0. Box 369, Buies Creek, NC 27506. Students must have completed 30 academic hours prior to applying for Education 690 Practicum in Counseling.
Note 5: Practicum and internship students are required to have professional liability insurance BEFOREbeginning the practicum or internship.
Note 6: All students wishing North Carolina licensure must also take and pass the appropriate Praxis II examination required for licensure. For further information, the advisor should be consulted.
Note 7: Any counselor education student who was a graduate of Campbell University’s UG psychology program and took PSYC 526 as part of that undergraduate curriculum may not take PSYC 526 as a graduate student. For these students, the counselor education program will offer a one-hour, “Special Topics in Counseling” course, EDUC 689.
For information please contact Dr. Wayne Hatcher at firstname.lastname@example.org.