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Curriculum

This program of study requires coursework leading to promotion of mental/emotional well-being in the client, recognizing the professionally trained counselor is a major element in that process. Coursework and internship experiences are intended to cultivate a commitment to counseling excellence, to advance problem solving skills and critical thinking, and to develop effective intervention strategies. Values emphasized in dealing with clients and counseling professionals include genuineness, compassion, self-awareness, a commitment to integrity, and an authentic appreciation for diversity. Professional counselors trained in this program may use coursework to satisfy requirements for license as a School Counselor or Licensed Professional Counselor.

Educational Specialist - Professional Counseling: Clinical and School

To earn this degree, a student must successfully complete the following: (1) core coursework and (2) written comprehensive exams. Core coursework required specifically for the specialist degree (excluding master’s degree or qualifying credit equivalent hours) must be taken within eight years of graduation. This 68-hour degree includes a master’s in counseling or a related field with leveling work to meet the core requirements for counseling as defined by CACREP. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Professional Counseling Program.

I. Core (12 hours plus master’s degree or credit equivalent hours)

III. Bible Requirement (2 hours)

NOTE: This is a core ethics course and a Bible course.

Master of Science - Professional Counseling: Clinical and School

To earn this degree, a student must successfully complete the following 48 semester hours of coursework:

II. Concentration in Rehabilitative Counseling (9 required hours)

Additional course offering:

 

Dr. Jenene Alexander, Director
Counseling Program
College of Education
Harding University
Box 12254
Searcy, AR 72149
gradcounseling@harding.edu

professionalcounseling@harding.edu

schoolcounseling@harding.edu