Navigate Up
Sign In

Master of Education in Counseling

The Graduate Studies Program in Counselor Education focuses on preparing teachers to become members of school guidance departments. The program examines the field of counseling from the three-fold aspect of theory, analysis, and application and follows the CACREP Standards.

Students begin the program with courses that examine group and individual counseling theories. They are also required to take courses in testing and research. The information from these courses is then applied in a 12- credit sequence which starts with a pre-practicum and culminates with two internships. Another required course deals with family issues and the program is supplemented by electives .

The courses offered enable candidates to satisfy Rhode Island certification requirements and to meet the guide- lines prepared by various professional guidance associations.


Program Requirements

All requirements for the master's degree must be completed within a period of five calendar years.  To receive the degree, a student is required to maintain a "B" average in all work.  A portfolio must also be completed to achieve certification status.

Counseling Program Book

*Fulfillment of state certification requirements is the responsibility of the graduate student.

The Sequence

EDU 501 Fundamentals of Research

EDU 538 Developmental & Cross Cultural Theories in Counseling

EDU 540 Principles of Guidance

EDU 541 Theories of Counseling

EDU 542 Career Information

EDU 544 Counseling Problems & Pre Practicum Training

EDU 546 Group Counseling

EDU 548 Counseling Practicum

EDU 558 Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling

EDU 561 Counseling Internship I

EDU 562 Assessment, Measurement & Data in Counseling                    

EDU 568 Counseling Internship II

EDU 645 Families in Crisis

EDU 829 Designing and Implementing a Counseling Program

**The Providence College Graduate Studies Program in Counselor Education is also offered in Newport, Rhode Island and is open to the general public.  Classes usually meet one night a week at the Newport Naval Base.  Please refer to the contact area for information and registration procedures.
Catholic and Dominican

What does it mean to be a Catholic and Dominican college? We invite you to explore this question and the distinctive mission of Providence College.
About Providence College's Catholic and Dominican Identity