The Graduate Studies in Counseling within the Behavioral Sciences department offers two non-degree licensure programs in school counseling and three different graduate certificates in counseling.
The non-degree licensure programs in school counseling are designed for individuals who are seeking licensure in school counseling who already hold a master's degree in education (Licensure in School Counseling Program B) or in counseling (Licensure in School Counseling Program C).
The three graduate certificates are designed to demonstrate the student has completed additional specialized coursework beyond their master's degree. The Graduate Certificate in Counseling for Church Leaders can be completed while the student is enrolled in another master's degree program, or after completing a master's degree. The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Counseling is completed after a master's degree in counseling (or a related field) is already conferred for the purpose of expanding knowledge in counseling specialty areas. The Graduate Certificate in Professional Counseling is completed after a master's degree in counseling (or a related field) has already been conferred for the purpose of completing coursework requirements for state licensure as a professional counselor.
James H. Dalton, Ph.D., LPC/MHSP, CCMHC
Director, M.S. in Counseling
OM 109; 731-989-6643
Director of Graduate Admissions
The School Counseling Licensure Program B is offered within the Graduate Studies in Counseling program overseen by the Department of Behavioral Sciences and the Director of the Master of Science in Counseling. Individuals who have a master’s degree in education can complete this licensure program to pursue licensure in Tennessee as a school counselor. Completion of the School Counseling licensure program will not satisfy requirements for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC/MHSP; LPC; etc.).
Submit an application for admission.
The applicant must have completed a master’s degree in education with a minimum graduate-level cumulative GPA of 3.00.
Must submit all official transcripts from previously attended institutions.
An essay of personal goals and how FHU will contribute to those goals (300-500 words).
Completion of a criminal background check.
An interview with the Counseling Admissions Committee.
LICENSURE IN SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM B
Orientation to Graduate Studies in Counseling
Organization and Administration of School Counseling
School Counseling Coursework: 15 of 21 hours
Theories of Child Counseling and Consulting
Career Development, Counseling, and Consulting in Schools
Introduction to Group Counseling in Schools
Counseling Diverse Populations in Schools
School Counseling Practicum
Assessment for School Counselors
Required for Licensure:
Supervised Elementary/Middle Internship
Supervised Secondary Internship
Successful completion of identified coursework with a 3.00 GPA and other requirements met.
Successful completion of internships.
Appropriate score on the state-approved licensure examination.
Recommendations by the Director of M.S. in Counseling, academic advisor, internship mentors, and superintendent/principal of the district where the internship was completed.
The School Counseling Licensure Program C is offered within the Graduate Studies in Counseling program overseen by the Department of Behavioral Sciences and the Director of the Master of Science in Counseling. Individuals who have a master’s degree in counseling can complete this licensure program to pursue licensure in Tennessee as a school counselor. Completion of the School Counseling licensure program will not satisfy requirements for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC/MHSP; LPC; etc.).
LICENSURE IN SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM C
School Counseling Practicum
Data Analysis for School Improvement
Advanced Technology for Educators
Differentiated Instruction and Intervention
Consultation with School, Family, and Community
The College of Biblical Studies and the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Masters of Science in Counseling program offers a Graduate Certificate in Counseling for Church Leaders. Ministers, associate ministers, youth ministers, family life ministers and/or elders who have interest or duties in counseling are encouraged to enroll in this certificate program. The interdisciplinary design of the certificate is reflected in a combination of graduate Bible and counseling courses. Students will gain an understanding of basic counseling skills, using scripture in counseling and specific areas of counseling that church leaders are often called upon to perform. The certificate program will give students an opportunity to strengthen and refine their skills whether for members inside the congregation or as an outreach for those in need. Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Counseling for Church Leaders will be better prepared to meet individual and family needs of those seeking help and support within a church context. This certificate can be taken for audit or graduate credit.
Those students completing a Graduate Certificate (for credit) will be presented an official certificate when the program of study is completed.
The applicant must have completed a master’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum graduate-level cumulative GPA of 3.00 OR be currently enrolled in a graduate program at Freed-Hardeman University.
Completion of Freedom from Conviction of Crimes form.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN COUNSELING FOR CHURCH LEADERS
Orientation to Grad Studies in Counseling
Family Ministry OR
Ethical Issues in Counseling
Addictions Counseling OR
Successful completion of identified coursework with a 3.00 GPA and other requirements met. A course grade below “C” is not applicable toward meeting certificate requirements.
Courses must be completed within a six-year period.
Recommendation by the Director of M.S. in Counseling and program faculty.
The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Counseling is offered within the Graduate Studies of Counseling overseen by the Department of Behavioral Sciences and the Director of the Master of Science in Counseling. Individuals who have a master’s degree in counseling (or a related field) can pursue this certificate to further strengthen and enhance their counseling skills. Master’s level counselors frequently desire to take coursework to meet continuing education requirements, to gain training in specific areas, and/or to meet professional credentialing requirements. The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Counseling enables them to also receive a recognized graduate certificate while pursuing these other areas of interest.
Prerequisites: The applicant must have completed a master’s degree in counseling or a related field with a minimum of 3.00 GPA.
Personal essay specifying goals and how the FHU program will help meet those goals (300- 500 words).
Freedom from Conviction of Crimes Form.
Interview with the Counseling Admissions Committee.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN ADVANCED COUNSELING
Complete twelve (12) or more hours from the following courses:
Marriage and Family Counseling
Theories of Personality
Psychopharmacology for Counselors
Counseling and the Law
Counseling Children and Adolescents
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
The Graduate Certificate in Professional Counseling is offered within the Graduate Studies of Counseling overseen by the Department of Behavioral Sciences and the Director of the Master of Science in Counseling. Individuals who have a master’s degree in counseling (or a related field), but who lack coursework necessary to become licensed as a professional counselor, can pursue this certificate to assist them in meeting the requirements for licensure within their respective state. The Certificate Program will give students the opportunity to strengthen and refine their skills and to obtain foundational knowledge within core counseling areas as required for state licensure.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING
At least four (4) of the following sections must be met to obtain the certificate:
A. Theories of Human Behavior, Learning, and Personality:
B. Abnormal Behavior and Psychopathology:
C. Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
D. Evaluation and Appraisal Procedures:
E. Group Dynamics, Theories, and Techniques:
F. Counseling Techniques:
Clinical Intervention I
G. Multicultural Counseling
Counseling Diverse Populations
Ethical Issues in Counseling
Research Methods in Counseling
J. Use of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual:
K. Treatment and Treatment Planning:
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
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