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Master of Education in School Counseling Online

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Program Overview

With your Master of Education in School Counseling degree, you can expand your impact on the lives of students. This master's program builds on your classroom teaching experience, and you will learn the theories and strategies needed to serve as a guidance counselor, career advisor or in other school counseling positions. This 100 percent online program examines child development and assessment, as well as diversity and psychopathology. Courses are accelerated and flexible, so you can complete your master's online while continuing to work full time.

Tuition
$11,130* Total Tuition, Including Fees
Calendar
as few as 12 months, followed by practicum experiences Program Duration
Credit Hours
42 Credit Hours
Tuition
$11,130* Total Tuition, Including Fees
Calendar
as few as 12 months (followed by 2 practicum/clinical experiences) Program Duration
Credit Hours
42 Credit Hours
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Tuition

Southeastern Oklahoma State University offers its students the opportunity to earn their online degree with affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition that includes fees.

Tuition
$265 Per Credit Hour
Tuition
$11,130* Total Tuition, Including Fees

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Additional Fees

Application: $20
International Student Application: $55
Books will average about $100 per course.
*Tuition and fees as of Spring 2019. University reserves the right to change tuition and fees at any time.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. The first step in applying for financial aid is to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). SOSU's Federal School Code is 003179.

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Student Financial Aid Office
425 W. University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701-3347

Phone: 580-745-2186
Fax: 580-745-7469
Email: financialaid@SE.edu


Calendar

At SOSU, we offer multiple start dates throughout the year so you never have to wait long to get started on your online degree program. The chart below shows upcoming start dates, along with important deadlines, such as when your application should be submitted and when payments are due.

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Admissions

Southeastern Oklahoma State University's online M.Ed. programs have specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

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Bachelor's Degree Bachelor’s Degree
Minimum GPA Minimum 2.0 GPA
Teaching Certificate Teaching Certificate
Online Application Online Application
Bachelor's Degree Bachelor’s Degree
Minimum GPA Minimum 2.0 GPA
Teaching Certificate Teaching Certificate

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If you have any special circumstances that need further clarification, please contact us at 844-515-9100.

To meet the admission requirements for the M.Ed. in School Counseling online program, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.75 overall GPA or minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of courses AND a valid teaching certificate, or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA AND a valid teaching certificate AND a packet consisting of a current resume demonstrating two years of teaching experience, one professional letter of recommendation from a current administrator, and a letter of application that outlines the applicant's career goals and objectives (including how an M.Ed. in School Counseling will enhance their career) that must be reviewed and approved by program faculty, or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university and at least 6 hours in a graduate program from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and must be in good standing at previous university AND a valid teaching certificate
  • No GRE is required for Southeastern Oklahoma State University online M.Ed. programs

International Application and Admissions Requirements:

Please note, unfortunately, students with an F-1 visa are ineligible for online programs. Scan and email #2, #4 and #5 to International Student Services at iss@se.edu.

  1. Complete Profile (this will also serve as the application)
  2. Academic Records:
    1. Original final post-secondary transcript(s) and diploma(s) from each college or university attended. If your transcript is not issued in English, we require the original document as well as an English translation done by your school(s) or a professional translating company. Original = issued by a school or examination board with an official signature and school stamp or seal.
    2. Post-secondary records from outside the U.S. must be analyzed by a NACES educational credential evaluation service such as IERF or WES or ECE. For IERF, students need to choose the "detailed report" option and select Southeastern Oklahoma State University from the menu. IERF will send the evaluation of your records to our International Student Services office.
  3. English Proficiency: Internet-based TOEFL score of 79 or an IELTS Academic score of 6.5; taken within 2 years of enrollment.
    • For TOEFL, let us know your registration number and have your score report sent to Southeastern (institution code: 6657).
    • For IELTS, let us know your TRF number.
    • You do not need TOEFL or IELTS scores if:
      1. English is your first language
      2. You have a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university.
  4. Financial Support: Submit a Graduate Affidavit of Financial Support along with an original bank statement stamped and signed by a bank official (within 6 months of your enrollment) demonstrating that your sponsor has a liquid US$ balance that covers the cost of your enrollment at Southeastern for the first year of your degree program. All documents must be in English. If not, an English translation must accompany the original.
  5. Passport Name Page: Copy of the biographic page of your passport showing your name, date of birth, passport number and expiration date. If dependents will accompany you to Southeastern, provide copies of their passport biographic pages, along with marriage and birth certificates, as applicable, to verify your family relationship.
  6. US $55 Application Fee: This is not refundable. You have two options for making the payment:
    • Credit card: Call the Southeastern Business Office (+1-580-745-2350) with a credit card number and your Student ID (we will e-mail your student ID number to you after you submit the Complete Profile). Note: Please tell the Business Office that you are an international applicant.
    • Money order: Pay to Southeastern Oklahoma State University (in US$ and with your name on it).

Official sealed transcripts from all previous institutions should be sent to Southeastern Oklahoma State University:

Southeastern Oklahoma State University/Registrar-M.Ed. Programs
425 W. University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701-3347

Email: gradschool@se.edu


Courses

For the M.Ed. in School Counseling online, you are required to take 15 courses equaling 42 credit hours. Students will complete a practicum course with a minimum of 100 hours of counseling-related services, 40 of which must include direct client contact activities, as well as a three-hour elective course selected in consultation with an advisor.

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COUN 5123: School Counseling Orientation and Ethical Practice

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces studies that provide an overview of historical, contemporary, clinical and training issues in the practice of school counseling. The course also provides information related to the following aspects of school counseling practice: (a) professional roles and responsibilities; (b) professional organizations; (c) state and national credentialing; and (d) counselor advocacy and self care. Lastly, the student will be provided with an in-depth understanding of the current version of the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics and state-level school counselor certification and corresponding regulations.

COUN 5243: Human Growth and Development in Counseling

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces studies that provide an understanding of the nature and needs of persons at all developmental levels and in diverse cultural contexts. This course also provides a systematic study of human development emphasizing physical, personality, cognitive, moral and psychosocial developmental theories and issues, with an emphasis on facilitating optimal development and wellness over the lifespan.

COUN 5283: Assessment in Counseling

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces studies that provide an understanding of individual and group approaches to assessment and evaluation in a culturally diverse society. This course also provides an understanding of assessment in counseling through (1) an overview of basic counseling assessment concepts, (2) an understanding of test construction, (3) familiarity with instruments, and (4) an overview of test interpretation. It also provides a discussion of typical problems and approaches to individual and group testing in the area of intelligence, aptitude, achievement, interest and personality measurement. History, rationale and ethical issues in the use of counseling assessment instruments are included.

COUN 5323: Career Counseling and Development

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces studies that provide an understanding of career development and related life factors. This course also provides an overview of career development theories, program planning, educational planning, assessment techniques, and applied career counseling processes, including those applicable to specific populations in a global economy.

COUN 5443: Theories of Counseling

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines contemporary and alternative counseling theories that provide the student with models to conceptualize client presentation and that help the student appropriate counseling interventions. Students will be exposed to models of counseling that are consistent with current professional research and practice in the field so they may begin to develop a personal model of counseling.

COUN 5483: Social and Cultural Diversity Issues in Counseling

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course includes studies that provide an understanding of the cultural context of relationships, issues and trends in a culturally diverse society. Also included is an overview of social and cultural theories, strategies and roles to be applied by the pluralistic counselor to establish an environment for optimal client wellness and successful counseling outcomes.

COUN 5523: Group Counseling

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course includes studies that provide both theoretical and experiential understandings of group purpose, development, dynamics, theories, methods, skills and other group approaches in a culturally diverse society. Issues of group counseling leadership, stages, skills, methods and ethics issues are also examined. (Corequisite: COUN5530)

COUN 5530: Group Counseling Laboratory Experience

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 0

This lab provides direct experiences in which students participate as group members in a small group activity, approved by the program, for a minimum of 10 clock hours over the course of one academic term. (Prerequisite: permission required; corequisite: COUN 5523)

COUN 5863: Research in Counseling

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an understanding of research methods, statistical analysis, and needs assessment strategies in the field of professional counseling. This course is designed to assist the student in becoming a critical consumer of research methods such as qualitative, quantitative, single-case designs, action research, and outcome-based research studies. Students are also introduced to ethical and culturally relevant strategies for interpreting and reporting the results of research studies accurately and effectively.

COUN 5583: Developmental School Counseling

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is the foundation for students planning to enter the school counseling profession. Special attention is given to the foundations and contextual dimensions of school counseling as well as the knowledge and skill requirements such as organization, planning, implementation, management and evaluation of a comprehensive school counseling program.

COUN 5373: Psychopathology and Treatment Planning in Counseling

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course offers a study of the principles of understanding dysfunction in human behavior and social disorganization. Included in this course is an exploration of etiology, classification, differential diagnosis, and prognosis issues surrounding the full spectrum of mental health disorders in a culturally diverse society. Also included is an overview of record keeping and treatment planning strategies required of today's mental health marketplace.

COUN 5613: Counseling Children and Adolescents

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides instruction in the theories and techniques used in counseling children and adolescents. Also provided is specific instruction on conceptualization of childhood and adolescent problems with emphasis on age- and developmentally appropriate interventions. Focus is directed toward wellness-based developmental, as well as remedial counseling approaches, with accompanying skill development.

COUN 5423: Counseling Pre-Practicum

Duration: 14 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an overview of the basic counseling skills used by the professional counselor in working with children, adolescents and adults. Included is a laboratory experience in which the student is trained in the application of counseling relationship-building and working-stage skills via role-play activities with others students in the class.

COUN 5543: Counseling Practicum

Duration: 14 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course involves intensely supervised practice of professional counseling at a field site in the community. For this practicum experience, students provide a variety of individual, group, marriage, couple and family counseling direct service activities to field-based clients. Students are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours of counseling-related services, 40 of which must include direct client contact activities. (Prerequisites: COUN 5123 or COUN 5133, depending on student's major, COUN 5423 with a grade of B or higher, and COUN 5443; permission required)

Note: Students will also complete a three-hour elective course selected in consultation with an advisor.

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