John Brown University's Master of Science in School Counseling prepares you for school counseling and guidance positions in elementary and secondary schools. Graduates with a passing score on the PRAXIS exam will be licensed by the Arkansas Department of Education.
Requirements for Master of Science degree in School Counseling
Counseling Core Requirements–22 credit hours
- Human Development
- Social and Cultural Foundations
- Theories and Techniques of Counseling
- Family of Origin
- Diagnosis and Case Management
- Christian Foundations of Counseling
- Pre-Practicum Lab
One of the following:
- Statistics and Research
- Applied Research (Program Director recommendation required)
SC Major Core Requirements – 27 credit hours
- Group Theory
- Career Development Information and Vocational Education
- Child and Adolescent Counseling
- Orientation to Counseling in Elementary and Secondary Schools
- School Policies and Issues
- Practicum I: School Counseling
- Practicum II: School Counseling
- Internship I
Total credit hours–49
Multiple Track Emphases
The JBU Counseling Program recognizes that today's counseling professionals have multifaceted opportunities requiring multiple training specialties; therefore, additional emphases are offered for each major area of study. These emphases include Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Play Therapy and School Counseling. Students seeking multiple emphases must complete the course requirements of their major degree plan and each of the course requirements specific to fulfilling any additional emphases.
Online counseling courses allow you flexibility and convenience. All online classes are taught by JBU faculty who interact with you via e-mail, web conferencing and discussion boards.
Most counseling classes begin at 4:30 pm or 7:15 pm and follow the semester schedule format. Summer classes are also offered.