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1998-99 UAF Catalog

Degrees and Programs


Guidance and Counseling

School of Education

(907) 474-7341

Degree: M.Ed.

Minimum Requirements for Degree: M.Ed.: 48 credits

This program trains professional school counselors for multicultural school settings. The purpose of this program is to prepare counselors at the graduate level with specific training in the areas of counseling and consultation for educational, social and vocational decisions.

The program prepares school counselors in the areas of developmental guidance, individual and group counseling consultation, and program development.

Graduate Program

Guidance and Counseling -- M.Ed. Degree

1. Complete the following admission requirements:
a. Admission requires a bachelor's degree in a human service area such as education, social work, psychology, human services, etc. Suitability of other degrees will be considered on an individual basis by guidance and counseling faculty.
b. The following criteria are considered: clarity of goals appropriate to those of the program and commitment to working in multicultural settings.
c. Students who are applying for the Type A licensure concentration must have an Alaska Teaching License or the equivalent of a University of Alaska B.Ed. degree with a GPA of 3.0 in the major.
d. Students who are applying for the Type C licensure concentration must have a bachelor's degree in one of several helping professions areas, i.e. psychology, social work, etc.
e. In addition to the admission requirements of the master's degree program, the student must apply for admission to and be accepted by the program area faculty.
2. Complete the general university requirements.
3. Complete the master's degree requirements.
4. Complete practicum and internship placements in an elementary or secondary setting, depending upon interest.
5. Complete the following elementary or secondary counseling requirements:

COUN 615 -- Foundations of Guidance and Counseling (3 credits)
COUN 623 -- Counseling Theories and Applications I (3 credits)
COUN 628 -- Child and Adolescent Psychology (3 credits)
COUN 629 -- Developmental Interventions (3)*
or COUN 632 -- Career Development (3)** (3 credits)
COUN 630 -- Appraisal for School Counselors (3 credits)
COUN 634 -- Practicum in Individual Counseling (3 credits)
COUN 636 -- Practicum in School Counseling (3 credits)
COUN 646 -- School Counseling (3 credits)
COUN 647 -- Professional Ethics (3 credits)
COUN 660 -- Cross-Cultural Counseling (3 credits)
COUN 674 -- Group Counseling (3 credits)
COUN 690 -- Internship (3-6 credits)
COUN 698 -- Research Project (3-6)
or COUN 699 -- Thesis (6) (3-6 credits)
PSY 635 -- Field-Based Research Methods (3)
or ED 601 -- Introduction to Applied Social Science Research (3)
or PSY/SOC 473W -- Social Science Research Methods (3) (3 credits)
Elective credits (6 credits)
6. Minimum credits required (48 credits)
* Required for elementary and K-12 certification.

** Required for secondary and K-12 certification.

Note: Courses assigned by the student's graduate committee to remove deficiencies will not be allowed as part of the graduate program.

Licensure Only

1. Complete the following admission requirements:
a. Application to the licensure only program follows: the same admission requirements and procedures as for the M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling.
b. People who currently hold master's degrees in Education or one of several helping professions such as Social Work, Psychology, or Human Services (as approved by Guidance and Counseling faculty) may apply.
c. People with a master's degree in Education who hold a teacher's license, if they are accepted and meet program requirements, may apply for the Guidance and Counseling endorsement on the Type A Teacher's license.
d. Anyone with a master's degree in other helping profession areas (accepted by Guidance and Counseling faculty), if they are accepted and meet program requirements, may apply for Type C Guidance and Counseling license.
2. Complete the following certification requirements:

COUN 615 -- Foundations of Guidance and Counseling (3 credits)
COUN 623 -- Counseling Theories and Applications I (3 credits)
COUN 628 -- Child and Adolescent Psychology (3 credits)
COUN 629 -- Developmental Interventions (3)*
or COUN 632 -- Career Development (3)** (3 credits)
COUN 630 -- Appraisal for School Counselors (3 credits)
COUN 634 -- Practicum in Individual Counseling (3 credits)
COUN 636 -- Practicum in School Counseling (3 credits)
COUN 646 -- School Counseling (3 credits)
COUN 647 -- Professional Ethics (3 credits)
COUN 660 -- Cross-Cultural Counseling (3 credits)
COUN 674 -- Group Counseling (3 credits)
COUN 690 -- Internship (3-6 credits)
3. Minimum credits required (36 credits)
* Required for elementary and K-12 certification.

** Required for secondary and K-12 certification.


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