Master of Education

Professional Counseling, PreK-12 School Counseling Concentration

In addition to this common core of counseling classes, candidates are required to take courses within their concentration as follows:

PreK-12 School Counseling

The PreK-12 School Counseling concentration has been designed to meet all the academic requirements for licensure as a PreK-12 Counselor in the state of Tennessee. The PreK- 12 School Counseling concentration is a total of 60 credit hours, consisting of the 36-credit hour Counseling  Core with an additional 24 hours of specialization in PreK- 12 School Counseling, as follows:

PreK-12 School Counseling Concentration Specific Classes

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Additional PreK-12 Requirements

  • The Practicum/Internship requirement consists of 700 clock hours of field-based experience (Practicum—100 hours; Internship—600 hours). Specific requirements for the Internship and Practicum courses can be found in the Internship/Practicum Handbook. Students are required to have liability insurance during their practicum and internship experiences. Liability insurance is provided as part of student memberships in the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American School Counselor Association (ASCA).
  • The Tennessee Department of Education requires candidates to pass the Praxis Specialty Area Test in School Counselor with a score of at least 156 to be eligible for licensure as a PreK-12 School Counselor in Tennessee. Candidates in other states are responsible for following the licensing policies of their respective governing boards. 
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