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Doctoral iconSchool Counseling Ed.S.

The Ed. S. degree in school counseling is designed for those who are eligible for S-5 certification upon entry into the program and want to work as a school counselor or director of school counseling services in private and public school settings.

This program gives students a comprehensive look at theories of child development, advanced techniques of counseling and psychotherapy, parent involvement and family counseling, teacher consultation, research analysis and internship experiences.

Completion Information

Completion of the Ed. S. degree constitutes eligibility for a S-6 certificate from the Professional Standards Commission.

Evaluation of a student's performance is continuous and involves consideration of the student's academic performance as well as the student's performance in laboratory and practical classes. A student may be dropped from a course and or the program if the welfare of the student's clientele or the functioning of a school or agency is, in the judgment of the CPS faculty, in jeopardy as a result of a student's behavior.

  • Courses taken before admittance into the Ed.S. program will not be credited toward the degree.
  • Courses completed at the master’s level cannot be used as duplicate credit for the Ed.S. degree.

Students must complete a residency requirement to graduate from the Ed. S. program. Forms for the residency requirement can be found in the bookcase in room 950 (CPS main office) or here.

Students also take advanced courses in educational statistics, advanced group counseling, and supervision of school counseling services. Students investigate the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) national model in depth, and explore ethical and current trends in school counseling.

Program Contact Faculty
CPS Admissions
cpsadmissions@gsu.edu
404-413-8200
  • Robert E. Rice, Ph.D., program coordinator
    rrice3@gsu.edu
    404-413-8189
  • Andrea Dixon, Ph.D.

For information on program application requirements, application deadlines and how to apply, please visit our graduate admissions page.