EdS in Professional School Counseling (Gwinnett Campus)
Earn your advanced certification while expanding your professional knowledge and skills. Learn emerging school counseling theories and models, evidence-based school counseling practices, anti-racist school counseling strategies to create inclusive learning environments and promote educational equity in schools.
- Take classes in a low residence instruction model, including online classes and weekend workshops at the Gwinnett campus.
- Receive a recommendation for advanced certification upon graduation
- Learn from well-respected instructors, comprised of both full-time professors and researchers, and practicing school counseling leaders.
- Complete a 15-month program, from June to August 5. Implement and evaluate a year-long intervention program in your school with the assistance of instructors and cohort members.
- Publish or present your final program evaluation
Refresh and expand your professional knowledge and skills to help your P-12 students with their academic success, career preparedness, and social emotional development while learning cutting edge school counseling models, theories, and practices.
The coursework features advanced specialty classes in:
- Evidence-based school counseling
- Advanced school counseling theories and models
- Program evaluation
- Advanced cross-cultural counseling
- Counseling supervision
Students also complete a year-long advanced internship at their workplace, with approval from your district. As part of the supervised internship, students will construct a detail school profile identifying student needs, research and develop an evidence-based intervention plan, evaluate outcomes of the intervention, and write a program summary suitable for publication or presentation at a professional conference.
As part of a cohort, you and your fellow students will complete 30 semester hours of coursework, including 18 hours of prescribed coursework, 6 hours of internship, and 6 hours of electives.
How to Apply
Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia
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Part 2: Apply to the Ed.S. in Professional School Counseling (Gwinnett Campus)
Applicants must have a master’s degree and hold initial certification in school counseling.
Standardized test scores (GRE or Miller Analogies Test) are not required for admission.
Deadline to Apply
Admissions decisions will begin December 1. Applications will continue to be accepted until the cohort is full, or until classes start in June.
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