The Summers and Online School Counseling Program prepares graduates to be multiculturally competent professional school counselors with the cultural self-awareness, sensitivity, knowledge, and skills essential to becoming effective and ethical practitioners, leaders, and advocates to promote social justice, equity and academic excellence for all deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students in a variety of K-12 educational settings.
The master's degree Summers and Online School Counseling Program (58 credit hours) is a hybrid program, requiring two and a half years to complete. Students will attend classes on campus three summers and take courses online for 5 semesters. As this program is designed for current professionals who are seeking a career change or additional education credentials, preference is given to applicants having prior experience in educational programs serving deaf and hard of hearing people and to those with a degree in education. Possession of such experience and degree will facilitate licensing at the state level.
The program of study is accredited by the National Council on Accreditation of Teacher Education Program (NCATE) and the Council on Accreditation of Counseling-Related Education Programs (CACREP). In addition to the Graduate School Requirements, admission into this program requires undergraduate or graduate courses in child, adolescent, or human development; abnormal psychology; and one additional course in psychology (nine hours total).
Applicants for the Summers and Online School Counseling must complete the application procedures and meet the requirements for graduate study at Gallaudet University. Visit the Graduate Admissions web site for more information and a checklist of application requirements. Detailed program information and course descriptions are also available in the Graduate Catalog.
|First Date for Consideration of Application:||November 15|
|Preferred Date for Completed Application:||No Deadline
Students applying to the School Counseling Program must initially meet general requirements established by the graduate school:
COU 712 Orientation to the Profession of School Guidance Counseling (3)
COU 721 Foundations in Helping Skills I (3)
COU 795 Special Topics: Social and Cultural Diversity Foundations and Multicultural Counseling (3)
COU 717 Lifespan Development (3)
COU 758 Counseling Deaf Students with Additional Special Needs (3)
COU 732 Theories and Approaches in Counseling and Psychotherapy (3)
COU 751 Group Counseling with Deaf Students in Schools (4)
COU 748 Principles of Assessment in Counseling (3)
EDF 720 Introduction to Research (3)
COU 734 Lifestyles and Career Development (3)
COU 795 Special Topics: Practicum in School Counseling (3) (150 hours)
COU 703 Substance Prevention for Children and Youth (3)
COU 715 Family Therapy (3)
COU 702 Play Therapy (3)
COU 737 Organization and Administration of School Guidance Programs (3)
COU 790 Internship II in School Counseling (12)(600 hours)
Total Number of Core Hours Required: 58