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. Students wishing to work in college personnel programs, counseling, agencies, and other related fields have found the program beneficial to achieving their goals.
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.
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.