All students seeking an M.A. in Counseling at Johnson State College must complete the following requirements. The skills and theory emphasized in these courses are critical for any professional counselor, regardless of context. The courses should be taken as sequentially as possible.
School Counseling K-12 Praxis & Portfolio: Students pursuing the School Counseling endorsement will be required to develop a portfolio including materials that offer information about themselves, their knowledge, skills and professional accomplishments. In addition to the portfolio development, they will be required to pass the general knowledge PRAXIS exam for licensure by the state of Vermont. Students should discuss these requirements with their advisors prior to beginning their internships.
CSL-6030 Curriculum/Classroom Management for Counselors 3 credits
*Within the first three semesters of enrollment, students must complete CSL-5010 and CSL-5030. Students in the Clinical Mental Health track also need CSL-5910 and/or CSL-6632. Those in the School Counseling track must have CSL-6632, at which point the initial progress review will be conducted by faculty.