The mission of the counseling program at Alabama State University is to prepare graduates who will perform as professional counselors in schools and community agencies. The program provides a strong framework in counseling theories and techniques, as well as “hands-on” practicum and internship experiences.
Graduates are expected to exhibit high levels of self-awareness; ethical behavior; knowledge of adaptive and maladaptive thought processes and behaviors; skills to effect positive client behavior changes; and the personal characteristics of caring, empathic helpers.
The program allows future candidates to receive degrees in the following areas: M.Ed. School Counseling, M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Ed.S-School Counseling, Ed.S-Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Admission requirements for the Counselor Education Program:
- Candidates must have a 2.5 GPA on all undergraduate academic work for the M.Ed and M.S. in General and School Counseling along with a completed bachelors degree from a regionally accredited program. Candidates for the Ed.S. must have a 3.25 GPA and acceptable MAT or GRE scores and a completed master’s degree in General and School Counseling.
- Completed application with all required paperwork must on file in the Office of Graduate Studies for Fall Admission-June 30, Spring and Summer-October 30.
- Candidates will be interviewed by program faculty.
- All students must adhere to a background check prior to admission into the program.