Summer and Online Program

NOTE: This program accepts applications every 3 or 4 years and the next cohort of students is expected to begin in Fall of 2017.

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 (63 credit hours) is a hybrid program, requiring three years to complete. Students will attend classes on campus three summers and take courses online for 4 semesters. The final year of the program requires one semester of practicum and one semester of a full-time internship in a school setting. 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.

The program of study is accredited by the the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) 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).

Program Mission

The School Counseling Programs prepare graduates to be multiculturally competent professional school counselors with the self-awareness, sensitivity, knowledge, and skills essential to becoming effective and ethical practitioners, leaders, and advocates for quality comprehensive counseling services and/or programs for all deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students in a variety of educational settings.

Courses and Degree Requirements