The counseling program is designed for the advanced preparation of personnel to serve children, adults, and families in various school and community agency settings. The counseling program offers four (4)concentrations: community agency counseling, marriage and family therapy,school counseling, and higher education. Emphasis is placed upon assisting students to develop a broad range of counseling skills that are applicable in a variety of professional settings. Students are admitted into the counseling program once a year in the fall or summer semesters. To be considered for summer or fall enrollment, the early admission application deadline is February 15th (recommended) and the regular admission deadline is April 1st. The school counseling concentration is designed to prepare individuals to work in school settings and to be eligible for licensure as a K-12 school counselor. The school counseling concentration has been approved by the state of Tennessee as a preparation program for K-12 school counselors.To satisfy state requirements, candidates without teaching experience seeking to be licensed as school counselors for grades K-12 must take EDFN 5410, Foundations of Education (EDFN 2300 can be substituted)and SPED 5500, History, Issues, and Trends in Educating Exceptional Learners (SPED 2300 can be substituted).
Accredited by The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs(CACREP).