Counselor Education



Mission Statement

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 areasM.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.


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