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, students in the School Counseling track may complete their first clinical experience (practicum) in either a public school or in the UCF Community Counseling and Research Center.
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 60 credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree, including 6 credit hours of core courses, 33 credit hours of specialization, 12 credit hours of professional clinical experiences, and 6 credit hours of electives.
Total Credit Hours Required: 60 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Master's Degree
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