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Counseling Candidates' Advancement Process

Candidates who complete the application and interview processes successfully will be admitted to the counseling program and assigned an 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:

  1. Orientation to Counseling (EDGCN 521)
  2. Theories and Techniques of Counseling I (EDGCN 523)
  3. Theories and Techniques of Counseling II (EDGCN 524)
  4. Group Counseling (EDGCN 525)

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.