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Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School Master of Education (MED/ALTA) School Counseling
Alabama State University The Harold Lloyd Murphy Graduate School

Master of Education (MED/ALTA) School Counseling

Montgomery, USA

1 Years


Full time

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USD 10,156 / per year *


* Annual In-State Tuition; $17,572 Annual Out-of-State Tuition


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The mission of the Counselor Education 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 Master of Education in School Counseling Program is a 48 semester hour, CACREP Accredited program. The program includes a practicum (100 clinical hours) and two internships (600 clinical hours) at local elementary, middle, and high schools. Our graduates are trained in the ASCA National Model with an emphasis on program development, implementation, and evaluation. Graduates are also equipped with the knowledge of effective interventions and the skills to implement these interventions.


(48-51 semester hours)

Instructional Support Area (39 semester hours)
*COU 501 Introduction to Counseling3
*COU 502 Theories & Techniques of Individual Coun.I3
*COU 504 Theories & Techniques of Individual Coun. II3
*COU 503 Career Development3
*COU 509 The Helping Relationship3
*COU 523 Organization & Adm. Guidance Program3
*COU 524 Intro to Group Counseling3
*COU 526 Psychological Testing3
COU 505 Pre-practicum in Counseling3
*COU 506 Practicum in Counseling3
*COU 528-1 Internship in Counseling3
COU 538 Elementary School Counseling3
*COU615-1 Adv. Internship in Counseling3
Research (3 semester hours)
*COU512 Counseling Research3
Foundations of Professional Studies/ Other Supporting Disciplines(6-9 semester hours)
COU 507 Counseling Diverse Populations3
*COU 527 Counseling Across the Lifespan3
COU 530 Family Counseling3
*EDT 574 Computer Based Inst Tech.3
*SED 500 The Exceptional Student3

*Alabama State Department of Education requirements for certification
**LiveText is required in all courses.
***You may not register for an internship (COU 528) until you have passed Praxis II. The Praxis exam is based on the following courses: COU 501, 502, 503, 506, 509, 523, 524 and 526.

Graduate Fees

Below are estimated tuition and costs for full-time graduate students residing on-campus during the 2017-18 academic year. Actual costs and fees may vary depending on enrollment and lifestyle decisions. You also may wish to review estimated tuition and costs for part-time graduate enrollment on our complete budget worksheet.

For a breakdown of fees by credit hour and by semester, download the 2017-18 Schedule of Student Tuition and Fees.

Billed Expenses
Other Estimated Expenses
Estimated Total$19,970$27,386

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