Candidates who complete the application and interview processes successfully will be admitted to the counseling program and assigned a faculty and an academic (when applicable) advisor. The candidate is required to work closely with his or her advisor to establish and maintain a program plan, and to monitor academic success and interpersonal growth and development. Successful completion (a grade of B or better) of the following courses is required to advance to candidacy:
- Orientation to Counseling (EDGCN 521)
- Theories and Techniques of Counseling I (EDGCN 523)
- Theories and Techniques of Counseling II (EDGCN 524)
- Group Counseling (EDGCN 525)
- Multicultural Counseling (EDGCN 528)
Upon successful completion of 36 hours of program coursework (including the five courses listed above) and a minimum grade-point average of 3.0, a student will be considered for advancement to candidacy. Students will also be evaluated on professional dispositions. Advancement to candidacy is prerequisite to application for practicum or internship.