Master's Program Assessments
Once accepted into the counseling master's program, candidates:
- Attend the Orientation session
- Meet with a faculty advisor to plan a Program of Study (The program of study form must be completed by the end of EDGC 6440, Advanced Counseling Techniques.) At this meeting, compile the following information to be included in the report:
- List of courses already completed
- List of courses in which currently enrolled
- List of courses left to take, as indicated on program of study
- See Counseling Program Student Handbook regarding transfer courses
To successfully complete the program, the following courses require a grade of "B" or better:
- EDGC 6400 Theories of Counseling
- EDGC 6430 Counseling Techniques
- EDGC 6440 Advanced Counseling Techniques
- EDGC 6445 Telemental Health Counseling
- EDGC 6450 Group Work
- EDGC 6535 Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Counseling
- EDGC 6850 Ethical and Professional Issues in Counselor Education
- EDGC 6896 Practicum in Counseling (100 hours required)
- EDGC 6897 Internship in Counseling (600 hours required) (6 credits)
During the term you are enrolled in EDGC 6440: Advanced Counseling Techniques
The course instructor and/or full-time faculty members will complete a copy of the Personal and Interpersonal Characteristics Survey (PICS) form for each student enrolled in the course.
During the term you are enrolled in EDGC 6896: Master's Practicum in Counseling
- Meet with faculty advisor to complete the Application for Candidacy form
Master's Comprehensive Examination
M.Ed. degree students must successfully pass the Counselor Education Comprehensive Exam (CECE) before being awarded the degree, which is offered each Fall and Spring semester.. Students are encouraged to take the exam either in the student’s last semester of the program or second to last semester of the program. In the event a core course covering one of the areas listed below will not be taken until the student's last term, the exam should not be taken until that time.
The test consists of 120 multiple choice questions, taken from the following core areas:
- Human Growth and Development
- Social and Cultural Foundations
- Helping Relationships
- Group Work
- Career and Lifestyle Development
- Appraisal (Analysis of the Individual)
- Research and Program Evaluation
- Professional Orientation and Ethics
To successfully pass the CECE, students must earn a score of 60% or better.
Before taking the Master's Comprehensive Exam, master's students must be sure that they have met with their major professor (advisor) and completed/filed an Application for Candidacy. The candidacy form must be filed the term after they complete Practicum in Counseling.
The examination date (as well as the deadline for exam registration) will be posted on the program listserv well in advance of each administration. To register to take the Comprehensive Examination, master's degree students should submit the required information to the graduate assistant via email to be placed on the university roster.
NOTE: Students who are not listed on the program exam roster will not be able to take the exam. Read the Counseling Graduate Program Handbook for information, requirements and procedure for scheduling to take the examination.