The M.S in School Counseling is a 57-semester-hour degree that will academically prepare students to become certified Guidance Counselors in the state of Florida. The program is designed to provide students with an intellectual and biblical foundation for understanding the spiritual, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and mental facets of human nature. In an educational environment that promotes active learning through the use of role-plays, case studies, demonstrations, and discussions students will:
- Integrate Christian belief and practice with the scholarship and professional standards of the school counseling profession
- Develop the skills necessary to provide competent, balanced, and professional counseling and consultation services
- Develop critical thinking and analysis skills and the knowledge needed to make ethical decisions.
Throughout this program students will:
- Integrate the principles of counseling with biblically informed values.
- Demonstrate collaborative and effective problem-solving skills using multiple theoretical approaches.
- Develop counseling skills that require the application of theory to a variety of counseling situations.
- Apply acquired skills and techniques to actual counseling situations.
Research contemporary issues in school counseling to provide practical solutions, and communicate results through clear, concise and appropriate media
School Counseling, Master of Science