2011 - 2012 Graduate Catalog 
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2011 - 2012 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Degree of Master of Education (Certification) School Counseling

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Program Admission Requirements

To be admitted to this program, the prospective student must meet all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies and hold valid baccalaureate level certification in a teaching field. Two years of satisfactory educational experience is required prior to the issuance of the Class A Certificate. Note: Educational experience is defined as: teaching experience and instructional support experience, including full-time educational work in: (1) any state or local public school, regionally accredited postsecondary school, educational agency, or educational association; (2) an accredited, state registered, state-approved, and/or church-related nonpublic school; and (3) rehabilitation facilities for P-12 students. Education experience as an intern, graduate assistant, student teacher or in positions such as substitute teacher, aide, or clerical worker, shall not be considered.

Total Required: 36 hours


  • Students who have not previously met the special education requirement must take a general survey course in special education.
  • This program is also offered online.

Program Completion Requirements

  1. A grade-point average of not less than 3.0 on a four-point scale on all work attempted
  2. A satisfactory score on a comprehensive examination (Praxis II) covering all the content of the program.
  3. Satisfactory performance in two full-time internships for a combined 600 clock hours supervised jointly by a specialist in school counseling employed by a school system and a specialist in the same area from UWA.
  4. Teaching experience varies with specific programs. Students should check each program for this requirement.*

*Students should refer to the definition of teaching experience as given by the Alabama State Department of Education.

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