May 17, 2021  
2020-2021 General Catalog 
    
2020-2021 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Counseling, M.Ed.


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Master of Education (MEd)


The Master of Education (MEd) is designed to advance the knowledge base of certified teachers, provide preparation for individuals interested in leadership positions in schools and school districts, and prepare school counselors.

Program areas include: educational leadership; gifted education, special education, counseling with concentrations in clinical mental health counseling and school counseling; and curriculum and instruction with specializations in early childhood education, elementary education, English education, foreign language education, language arts/children’s literature, mathematics education, reading/literacy, science education, social studies education, and special education.

The school-level academic course plan for each student will be developed in consultation with and approved by the student’s graduate advisory committee. The committee will include the student’s major advisor and at least two additional members of the graduate faculty such that the LSU Graduate School’s requirements for graduate committees are satisfied.

Counseling


The M.Ed. in Counseling is a 60-hour master’s program offering concentrations in either School Counseling or Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling concentration provides professional level training to graduate students interested in working in community and mental health settings and is designed to prepare students to become licensed professional counselors in the state of Louisiana.

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling non-thesis concentration requires the completion of 60 credit hours, which includes a specified core of 48 credit hours and 12 elective credit hours. The thesis option requires 60 hours of which 51 hours are in the specified core, and nine are in thesis. 

The curriculum requirements include:

  • At least 42 hours at the 7000-level or above.
  • A primary area consisting of a minimum of 48 hours of earned credit in a specified field of study
  • An elective component consisting of 12 hours

The School Counseling concentration’s mission  is to recruit and train self-motivated counselors who are educational leaders and serve as advocates for all students in elementary, middle, and secondary schools.

The School Counseling non-thesis concentration requires the completion of 60 credit hours of which 51 credit hours are in a specified core and nine hours are elective courses. The thesis option requires 51 hours in the specified core, and nine hours for the thesis. 

The curriculum requirements include:

  • At least 42 hours at the 7000-level or above
  • A primary area consisting of a minimum of 51 hours of earned credit in a specified field of study
  • An elective component consisting of 9 hours

For both concentrations, the student must pass a comprehensive final examination which is taken during the last semester of the program.

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