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Program at a Glance

Program
Specialist
College(s)
College of Community Innovation and Education
Department(s)
Counslr Educ & Schl Psychology
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The Specialist in Education (EdS)–School Counseling track in the CACREP accredited Counselor Education Program prepares students for certification as a professional school counselor in pre-K through postsecondary school settings. The Specialist in Education (EdS)–School Counseling track is designed for practicing educators/students who have a master's degree in education.

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 in field-based experiences in the community. The UCF Community Counseling and Research Center (CCRC) 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 clients per year.

who wish to gain expertise in a subfield within education or a closely related field. The program prepares students to work as professional school counselors in Pre-K through postsecondary school settings. Students enrolled in the School Counseling track of the EdS in Education should remain in close contact with their advisor to keep informed of any programmatic changes implemented to comply with new state requirements.

The Specialist in Education (EdS)–School Counseling track has potential ties to state-regulated professional certification in the field. Students enrolled in the School Counseling track should remain in close contact with their advisor to keep informed of any programmatic changes implemented to comply with new state requirements. For more information on how this program may prepare you in that regard, please visit https://apq.ucf.edu/files/Licensure-Disclosure-CCIE-Education-School-Counseling-EdS.pdf.

Career Opportunities

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