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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 Master of Education in School Counseling consists of two concentrations: Classroom Guidance for Teachers  and Professional School Counseling.

The mission, intent and purpose of the School Counseling program at Kent State University is to prepare students for employment as professional school counselors in K-12 institutions.

Note: State/Federal background checks are required for practicum/internship experiences. See Program Coordinator for more information.

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s), goal statement, two letters of recommendation, Questions in Anticipation of Licensure form and interview.

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

Graduation Requirements

The M.Ed. degree curriculum is a minimum of 48 semester hours, including a 600 clock-hour internship. A pre-practicum examination and comprehensive examination must be passed for matriculation and graduation. This program is designed to fulfill the educational requirements for licensure as a Licensed School Counselor in the state of Ohio. The program may be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis, although some full-time study is urged.

Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. Students should consult their advisors for specific program requirements and refer to the Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge in:  a) professional orientation and ethical practice. b) social and cultural diversity, c) human growth and development, d) career development, e) helping relationships, f) group work, g) assessment, and h) research and program evaluation.
  2. Meet the personal, social, educational, and vocational needs of children and adolescents in school settings.
  3. Meet the academic components required by the Ohio Department of Education to be eligible to sit for the PRAXIS II School Counseling licensure examination.
  4. Demonstrate foundational knowledge; knowledge of counseling, prevention, and intervention; knowledge of diversity and advocacy; knowledge of assessment; knowledge of research and evaluation; knowledge of academic development; knowledge of collaboration and consultation; and knowledge of leadership.
  5. Demonstrate foundational skills and practices; skills and practices of counseling, prevention, and intervention; skills and practices of diversity and advocacy; skills and practices of assessment; skills and practices of research and evaluation; skills and practices of academic development; skills and practices of collaboration and consultation; and skills and practices of leadership.

Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)