Online Master’s Degree Program

M.Ed School Counseling

Certification

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Program Detail

Next Start Date

August 13

Est. Program Length

1 year

Credit Hours

48

Course Length

8 weeks

Cost Per Credit

$429

Alabama Teaching Certification

Yes

Degree Overview

Prepare to provide advocacy, assessment, evaluation and a range of counseling services to students with our online master’s in school counseling. You will gain the knowledge and skills needed to help youth in educational environments in this role.

Topics include counseling techniques, strategies for crisis intervention, counseling multicultural populations and more. Earn your degree fully online, at one of the most affordable institutions in the state.

Please note that the program may not lead to a job as a school counselor. Candidates will need to check with their own state for guidance on pursuing a career in this field.

Who is this degree for?

  • Educators seeking a master’s-level education and a Master’s Level Certificate.
  • Educators seeking to become a school counselor.
Program Detail

Next Start Date

August 13

Est. Program Length

1 year

Credit Hours

48

Course Length

8 weeks

Cost Per Credit

$429

Alabama Teaching Certification

Yes

Course Details

Total Hours: 48

Program Completion Requirements

The educator candidate shall:

  • Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.25 or better in all courses in the approved program as verified on an official transcript with no grade below ‘C.’
  • Make a satisfactory score on the Praxis II examination.

Requirements for Alabama Class A Certification

  • Meet all program requirements.
  • Hold a valid bachelor’s-level Professional Educator Certificate in the same teaching field(s) in which the Master’s Level Certificate is sought.
  • Have an official transcript from a regionally accredited institution documenting an earned master’s degree.

Admissions

To be admitted to this program, the prospective educator candidate must meet all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies, including fingerprints/verification of background clearance, and hold valid baccalaureate level certification in a teaching field or valid master’s level professional educator certificate in another area of instructional support. Two years of satisfactory educational experience is required prior to admission to the program.

Your experience at the University of West Alabama is designed to be as straightforward and convenient as possible. From the moment you apply, you’ll receive step-by-step guidance from an enrollment counselor. And once you’re in your program, you’ll have a personal success coach who can answer your questions and help with anything you need.

Simply follow these steps to get started.

Tuition

Graduate tuition for the 2017-18 academic year is $429 per credit hour. There is a $50 technology fee each semester.

The University of West Alabama is dedicated to keeping education costs affordable and providing students with a full range of grants, scholarships and loans. Approximately 80 percent of UWA students receive some type of financial aid to support their studies. To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The school code for UWA is 001024.

Transfer

UWA may accept up to 9 hours at the Graduate level for matching courses and curriculums for most programs.

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