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College of Education, Health and Human Services

School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences

405 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2294


The Educational Specialist in Counseling can be highly individualized to meet the needs of students having interests in a variety of school or community settings. The degree is an advanced-level practitioner's degree, and the focus is on practical knowledge and skill.

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s), master's degree from accredited institution, a recommended minimum 3.25 graduate GPA, goal statement, two letters of recommendation and interview.

Educational Specialist programs in the College of Education, Health and Human Services practice selective admission. Requirements include, among other things, evidence of high scholastic achievement, a high level of verbal ability and positive letters of recommendation.

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 30 credit hours are needed beyond a counseling Master's degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge in: professional identity, social and cultural diversity, human growth and development, career development, helping relationships, group work, assessment, and research and program evaluation.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the foundations of community counseling or school counseling.
  3. Demonstrate curricular experiences in the contextual dimensions of community and school.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and skill requirements for community counselors or school counselors.
  5. Meet the academic components required by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board or Ohio Department of Education.