The forty-nine credit hour Master’s program in School Counseling exceeds the standards for school counselors in the State of Arkansas. Completion of a minimum of 290 direct client contact hours is required for this major as part of the practicum and internship experience.
The education preparation programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). On July 1, 2013 NCATE consolidated with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and formed the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) as the new accrediting body for educator preparation http://caepnet.org, (202) 223-0077.
Students are required to complete the Praxis II Professional School Counselor Exam prior to exiting the program.
Completion of this degree, and passing the required state assessments leads to an initial Arkansas teaching license in the area of School Counseling.
Requirements for the Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in School Counseling