Counselor Education, Ed.S.


Program News

Effective fall semester 2015, the Ed.S. Program in Counselor Education will be closed to student applicants. This decision comes as a result of much consideration and due deliberation concerning low student enrollment. Students currently enrolled in the program will be able to complete their programs of study, but no new students will be admitted.  Please feel free to contact Dr. Beth Durodoye, Chair, Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development, for further information. She may be reached at 912.478.8533, or at bdurodoye@georgiasouthern.edu.

 The Counselor Education programs prepare counselors for elementary, middle level, secondary, or post-secondary educational and related agency settings. The programs are accredited by CACREP, the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.

The Ed.S. in Counselor Education program is designed for counselors in school, community, and student services in higher education settings who hold a master’s degree in the field of counseling. If seeking Georgia Level Six Certification in School Counseling, candidates must hold a Level Five Certificate upon entering the program. The program requires 30 semester hours of coursework, including the research sequence and action research project in counselor education.

Program Contact Information:
Benjamin Wentworth
Graduate Academic Services Center
Email: gasc@georgiasouthern.edu
Phone: (912) 478-1447
Ed.S. Regular Admission Requirements
1. Hold a Master’s degree in the field of counseling from an accredited graduate institution.
2. If seeking Georgia Level Six Certification in Counselor Education, must possess or be eligible for the Level Five Certificate in the field.
3. Present a 3.25 or higher GPA on all graduate work attempted.
4. Present official report of scores on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing sections of the Graduate Records Examination (GRE).
5. Submit a personal statement of purpose, not to exceed 200 words, that identifies the applicant’s reasons for pursuing graduate study and how admission into the program relates to the applicant’s professional aspirations.
6. Submit a completed “Disclosure and Affirmation Form” that addresses misconduct disclosure, criminal background check, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability insurance.
Prerequisite: EDUR 7130 – Educational Research
Applicants may be approved for provisional admission based on the quality of the admission material presented. Provisional students must earn grades of “B” or higher in their first nine (9) hours of course work after admission and meet any other stipulations outlined by the department to be converted to regular status.

Program News

Effective fall semester 2015, the Ed.S. Program in Counselor Education will be closed to student applicants. This decision comes as a result of much consideration and due deliberation concerning low student enrollment. Students currently enrolled in the program will be able to complete their programs of study, but no new students will be admitted.  Please feel free to contact Dr. Beth Durodoye, Chair, Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development, for further information. She may be reached at 912.478.8533, or at bdurodoye@georgiasouthern.edu.

Counselor Education, Ed.S. Admissions Deadlines
Degree Fall Spring Summer
Ed.S. Not Accepting Applications Not Accepting Applications Not Accepting Applications

Last updated: 5/18/2017

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