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Program at a Glance

Program
Master
College(s)
College of Community Innovation and Education
Department(s)
Counslr Educ & Schl Psychology
$369.65 per credit hour
$1,194.05 per credit hour

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The CACREP Accredited School Counseling track in the Master of Arts in Counselor Education is designed for the student planning to seek certification as a professional school counselor in pre-K through postsecondary school settings.

The CACREP Accredited School Counseling track in the Counselor Education MA program is designed for students who have a bachelor's degree in a discipline other than education and plan to seek certification as a professional school counselor in pre-K through postsecondary school settings.

As part of the program's pragmatic approach to preparing counselors, in addition to classroom studies, all students complete clinical experiences in the UCF Community Counseling and Research Center and field-based experiences in the community. The UCF Community Counseling and Research Center serves as a hub for training and research in the program, with graduate students providing counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults through the provision of individual, couples, and family therapy. The CCRC serves more than 1400 individuals, couples, and families in the central Florida community.

The Master of Arts in Counselor Education-School Counseling track is a state-approved initial teacher/educator preparation program that is subject to any change in the Florida Administrative Code (State Board of Education Rule 6A-5.066). Students enrolled in Counselor Education-School Counseling should remain in close contact with their advisor to keep informed of any programmatic changes implemented to comply with new state requirements.

The CACREP accredited School Counseling track in the Counselor Education MA program prepares students for certification as a professional school counselor. As such, students must be formally admitted to the program in order to take any program area courses. The program requires a minimum of 60 credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree, including 6 credit hours of core courses, 30 credit hours of specialization, 9 credit hours of DOE required certification courses, 9 credit hours of professional clinical experiences, and 6 credit hours of electives in either the nonthesis or thesis option.

Total Credit Hours Required: 60 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Application Deadlines

Fall
February 1
Fall
January 15

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