Back to Top

Abstract

Admissions Information

Application Deadlines

Degree Requirements

Facilities

Financial Assistance

Website

Courses

Keywords

Faculty

Professor

Fabian, Ellen S., Full Member

Associate Professor

Gold, Paul, Full Member

Shin, Richard Q, Full Member

Assistant Clinical Professor

Mitchell, Natasha Ann, Full Member

More COSC Faculty Information




School Counseling (COSC)   

Program Title and Classification

School Counseling

Graduate Degree Program

College: Education

Abstract

The School Counseling Program prepares professional school counselors who will be leadersadvocates, and systemic change agents in K-12 urban educational settings. The program emphasizes increasing graduates’ awareness, knowledge, and skills to work with economically, socially, and culturally diverse urban student populations. The program focuses on access, equity and social justice in the delivery of counseling services to promote the academic, college-career, and personal-social development of ALL students in culturally diverse urban settings. We aim to develop professional school counselors with the competencies to work both individually and systemically and who are committed to closing the achievement gap in urban schools. The program prepares students to become school counselors in elementary, middle, and high school settings. School counselors develop and implement comprehensive developmental school counseling programs, which allow for collaborations with all key stakeholders, including classroom teachers, school administrators, parents, and community members.

Students earn an M.Ed. (52 credit hours) 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 matriculate on a full-time basis and complete the program in two years. 

For specific questions about the program, please contact Mr. Ryan Sappington, rsapp7@umd.edu, Graduate Assistant, School Counseling.

School Counseling admissions deadline - December 1  (Fall only)   

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 in most other states.

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 Ryan Sappington (rsapp7@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

Ryan Sappington, Graduate Assistant

Counseling, Higher Education, & Special Education

University of Maryland, 3214 Benjamin Bldg

College Park MD, 20742

Telephone: (301) 405-2858

rsapp7@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

 

Associated Information

Courses

EDCP

Keywords

CoPE