Graduate Catalog

M.A. in School Counseling

Overview

Web: Department of Counseling

Dr. Cheryl Wu, Program Director

Fowler Hall, Room 104

**Currently not accepting new students**

The School Counseling Programs (full-time) prepares graduates to be multiculturally competent professional school counselors with the cultural self-awareness, sensitivity, knowledge, and skills essential to becoming effective and ethical practitioners, leaders, and advocates to promote social justice, equity and academic excellence for all deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students in a variety of K-12 educational settings.

The master's degree consists of a minimum of 75 credit hours and requires two academic years to complete, including the summer between the first and second year of study.

The program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) and is part of Gallaudet's Educator Preparation Provider Unit, which is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). In addition to the Graduate School Requirements, the school counseling program requires the successful completion of three undergraduate or graduate courses, one each in child, adolescent, or human development; abnormal psychology; and one additional course in psychology (nine hours total).

Plan of Study

Students usually take 12-15 credit hours per semester

Semester I - Fall

 
COU 712Orientation to the Profession of School Counseling

3

COU 717Lifespan Development

3

COU 721Foundation Help Skills I

4

COU 730Social and Cultural Diversity Foundations & Multicultural Counselig

3

COU 732Theories and Approaches in Counseling and Psychotherapy

3

Semester II - Spring

COU 709Culture, Identity & the American Deaf Community

3

COU 714Emotional & Behavioral Disorders Across the Lifespan

3

COU 720Introduction to Research for Counselors

3

COU 731SIMSOC: Simulated Society

1

COU 740Practicum in School Counseling

4

COU 751School Based Group Counseling

4

COU 740: Each student will be required to take a Gallaudet University American Sign Language Proficiency Interview (GU-ASLPI) and attain a rating of Intermediate before being allowed to enter COU 740

Summer Session

COU 702Play Therapy

3

COU 703Substance Prevention for Children & Youth

3

COU 716Psychopharmacology for Counselors

1

COU 765Crisis and Trauma Counseling

2

Summer III - Fall

COU 715Family Therapy

3

COU 734Lifestyles & Career Development

3

COU 737Organization and Administration of School Programs

3

COU 741Internship I in School Counseling

4

COU 748Principles of Assessment in Counseling

3

HSL 507Audiology and Communication Access for Service Providers and Professionals

3

Semester IV - Spring

COU 790Internship II in School Counseling

12