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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 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 Specialist in Education (EdS)–School Counseling track requires a minimum of 48 credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree, including 6 credit hours of core courses, 27 credit hours of specialization, 9 credit hours of professional clinical experiences, and 6 credit hours of electives in either the nonthesis or thesis option.

Total Credit Hours Required: 48 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Master's Degree

Application Deadlines

Fall
February 1
Fall
January 15

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