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Fabian, Ellen S., Full Member

Associate Professor

Gold, Paul, Full Member

Shin, Richard Q, Full Member

Assistant Clinical Professor

Mitchell, Natasha Ann, Full Member

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School Counseling (COSC)   

Program Title and Classification

School Counseling

Graduate Degree Program

College: Education

Abstract

The graduate programs in Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, and Counselor Education (CoPE) include several distinct areas of specialization that are designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed for practice and scholarship in counseling and related human service professions. These fields are concerned with assisting people individually, in groups, and in organizations to attain their optimal level of personal, social, educational, and career functioning. Graduates are employed in a variety of settings including schools, colleges and universities, mental health agencies, business and industry, government agencies, and other community service and practice facilities. Depending on the specific area of specialization and level of training, program graduates may serve as researchers, educators, supervisors, psychologists, counselors, or program administrators.

 

Master's level professional entry-level training is offered in the School Counseling program, which prepares students to become school counselors in elementary, middle, and high school settings. School counselors are leaders, advocates, and systemic change agents who provide individual and group counseling to school-aged children, develop and implement comprehensive developmental school counseling programs, and collaborate with all key stakeholders, including classroom teachers, school administrators, parents, and community members, to ensure the academic, personal-social, and college-career development of students.

 

The Ph.D. degree is offered in two areas of specialization: Counseling Psychology (in collaboration with the Psychology Department) and School Psychology. Doctoral studies prepare students to achieve exceptional competence in the theory and practice of their field; to develop a high level of skills as researchers, educators and administrators; and to assume positions of leadership in relevant settings. Students in the specialization of Counseling Psychology are prepared to work as researchers, educators, psychologists, and supervisors in such settings as academic departments, college and university counseling centers, and community mental health agencies. Doctoral-level school psychologists serve as researchers, university faculty, supervisors, administrators, and advanced level practitioners. Program accreditation within CoPE includes: The School Psychology and Counseling Psychology doctoral programs are accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The School Psychology doctoral program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), and is also approved for certification by the Maryland State Department of Education. The School Counseling masters program is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education.

 

Note that, since 2012, the CoPE graduate programs have been part of a new department, the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education. The CoPE programs were previously housed in the Department of Counseling and Personnel Services.       

 

The School Counseling Program at the University of Maryland resides in the number one ranked counseling department (U.S. News and World Report). Graduates of our School Counseling Program are eligible for certification as school counselors in Maryland and other states. The School Counseling Program prepares professional school counselors who will be leaders, advocates, and systemic change agents in K-12 urban educational settings.

Admissions Information

General Requirements:

Program-Specific Requirements:

See School Counseling program website for additional information http://www.education.umd.edu/CHSE/admissions/admission_criteria/SCAdmit.html.

For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website: www.gradschool.umd.edu/admissions

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant Fall
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
1 Dec
International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
1 Dec


Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at http://www.education.umd.edu/CHSE/academics/specialization/SchoolCounseling.html

Degree Requirements

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Total CreditsCore Requirements

Non-thesis only (scholarly paper): 52 credits required

EDCP 610: Professional Orientation (3 credits) EDCP 616: Counseling II: Theory and Practice (3 credits)
EDCP 618: Counseling Skills: Introduction to Practicum (3 credits) EDCP 789X: Lifespan Development (3 credits)
EDCP 665: Family and Social Support Systems (3 credits) EDCP 612: Multicultural Issues in Counseling and Personnel Services (3 credits)
EDCP 619: Practicum in Counseling (3 credits) EDCP 651: Group Counseling in Schools (3 credits)
EDCP 870: Professional Issues Seminar (3 credits) EDCP 611: Career Development Theory and Programs (3 credits)
EDCP 635: School Consultation I (3 credits) EDCP 615: Counseling I: Appraisal (3 credits)
EDCP 652: Research in Counseling (3 credits) EDSP 600: Issues and Trends in Educating Individuals with Disabilities (3 credits)
EDCP 625: Counseling the Chemically Dependent (3 credits) EDCP 789T: Program Planning (3 credits)
EDCP 888G: Counseling Internship (6 credits) Students must also submit a scholarly paper.

*EDCP 651 was previously listed twice, in error. Three credits of EDCP 651 are required, as well as three credits of EDCP 615, as noted in the above chart.

 

 

Professional entry-level program is offered: a Master of Education (M.Ed.) without thesis in School Counseling. Coursework includes one 100-hour practicum and two 300-hour internships in schools in Prince George’s County, District of Columbia, Baltimore City, and other urban public school systems. Students also take courses in counseling, school counseling, research methods, and special education. Students are typically full-time and complete the program in two years.

 

For more information, please contact Amy Furhmann (furhmann@umd.edu), Graduate Assistant, School Counseling.

 

Facilities and Special Resources

All master's, A.G.S., and doctoral students are required to include supervised fieldwork experiences in their degree programs. The CoPE programs have excellent cooperative relationships with on-campus facilities, such as the Counseling Center and Health Center. Fieldwork may also be done at a wide variety of school systems, colleges and universities, and counseling services and mental health agencies in the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area, or nationally.  

 

In addition to campus and program resources, students utilize the many major research and professional institutions that are easily accessible to the campus. These include the Library of Congress, the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, the Institute of Education Sciences, professional associations such as the American Counseling Association, the American Psychological Association, and the National Association of School Psychologists.        

Financial Assistance

Graduate Assistantship is not available at the masters level. However, there are a number of Scholarships offered through the University, and through external sources which may provide tuition support and/or living allowance. Students are encourage to look for graduate assistantships elsewhere on campus.

Website

http://www.education.umd.edu/CHSE/academics/specialization/SchoolCounseling.html

Contacts

Michal Boyars, Graduate Assistant

Counseling, Higher Education, & Special Education

University of Maryland, 3214 Benjamin Bldg

College Park MD, 20742

Telephone: (301) 405-2858

Fax: (301) 405-9995

mboyars@umd.edu

 

Carol Scott, Coordinator

Counseling, Higher Education, & Special Education

University of Maryland, 3214 Benjamin Bldg

College Park MD, 20742

Telephone: 301.405.8384

Fax: (301) 405-9995

cscott18@umd.edu

 

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EDCP

Keywords

CoPE