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Master of Science in Education - School Counseling, Building Level Administration, or Curriculum & Instruction

 Master of Science in Education School Counseling

The 48-credit curriculum Master of Science in Education – School Counseling will include a range of required courses on relevant, critical topics identified in the CACREP Standards for School Counselors.  This program will apply Indiana’s Rules for Educator Preparation and Accountability (REPA 3) standards, IDOE – School Counselor Standards, and ASCA-CAEP SPA to prepare candidates to pass Indiana’s CORE School Counseling Assessment.  Additionally, this program will prepare candidates to pass the National Counselor Exam (NCE).  The clinical experience will include two (2) internship courses totally 700 hours of supervised internship experience to prepare graduates to gain practical knowledge and to gain an advanced K-12 license in school counseling.  For the Master’s Thesis, school counseling candidates will research, create, and deliver special programs or curriculum on topics that can make an impact.  Pertinent topics such as, abuse, divorce, bullying, drugs and alcohol, suicide, and family issues.  Oakland City University has received wide-spread support from southern Indiana school corporations.

48 Hours

Dept

#

Course Title

Hours

CES

500

Theories/Techniques School Counseling I

3

CES

501

Theories/Techniques School Counseling II

3

CES

505

Trauma and Crisis Counseling

3

CES

525

Group Counseling

3

CES

555

Counseling Practicum

3

CES

610

Career Guidance Counseling

3

CES

611

School Counselor Indiana CORE Assessment Prep

0

CES

615

School Counselor Comprehensive Exam

0

CES

620

Data Analysis for School Counseling Improvement

3

CES

631

Counseling Research

3

CES

640

Counseling Children and Adolescents

3

CES

650

Supervision of Counseling Programs & Legal Issues

3

CES

660

Current Critical Issues in CES

3

CES

670

Collaborative School Leadership

3

CES

675

Applied Neuroscience

3

CES

680

Counselor Education & Social Justice

3

CES

698

Counseling Internship I

3

CES

699

Counseling Internship II

3

 

Students are expected to demonstrate competencies in the eight (8) core areas required by CACREP.  All students are expected to pass a six (6) hour comprehensive exam.  Students are required to research and defend a Master’s thesis.

 

Master of Science in Education Building Level Administration

The Master of Science (M.S. Ed.) Building Level Administration (BLA) program is for the teacher wishing to continue their professional development in the educational environment. The Building Level Administration licensure program is designed for applicants who have completed a baccalaureate degree in a teaching field and hold a current teaching license. This degree is for those who are seeking advanced study and administrative licensure. It is designed to be an induction model for new principals and a continuing professional education model for experienced educators who seek additional skills, dispositions, and knowledge outside their content area.

M.S.  Ed. Building Level Administration (36 credit hours) (Degree, Licensure) (P-12)

Course Title Hour(s)
EDUC 553 Principalship* 3
EDUC 576 School Finance  3
EDUC 630 Master's Thesis I   3
EDUC 631 Master's Thesis II * † 3
EDUC 632 Master's Thesis Continuation   1
EDUC 678  Curriculum & Assessment Leadership * 3
EDUC 685     Supervision of Instruction & Personnel   3
EDUC 695  Legal Issues in Education     3
EDUC 698 Internship I *        3
EDUC 699 Internship II * †    3
CES    650 Supervision of School Counselors  3
 

Electives Select 2 Courses

 
CES 505 Trauma & Crisis Counseling 3
CES 610 Guidance Counseling 3
CES 670 Collaborative School Leadership 3
CES 680 Counselor Education & Social Justice 3
     

* Key Assessment Course    † Disposition Audit Course

To obtain State of Indiana – Building Level Administration License:

  • Hold a Proficient Practitioner or Accomplished Practitioner license.
  • Pass the School Administrator - Building Level (039) Licensure Assessment test. Go to http://www.in.nesinc.com/ for more information.
  • Complete an approved program in Building Level Administration.
  • Complete the required CPR/AED/Heimlich training
  • Suicide Prevention Training Certificate.

 

The Master of Science in Education (M.S. Ed) Curriculum and Instruction

The Master of Science in Education (M.S. Ed) Curriculum and Instruction (C & I) is designed for applicants who have completed a baccalaureate degree in a teaching field. It is intended to be a professionalizing model for practicing teachers, as well as, those aspiring to teach at the college level. This program does not lead to licensure.

 

M.S. Ed. Curriculum and Instruction (33 credit hours)

Course Title Hour(s)
CI       615 Critical Issues in Curriculum Implementation  3
CI       635 Technology and Tools for Curriculum & Instruction 3
CI       677   Universal Teaching Methods 3
EDUC 610 Culturally Responsive Instruction *  3
EDUC 630  Master's Thesis I *   3
EDUC 631 Master's Thesis II * † 3
EDUC 632  Master's Thesis Continuation   (if needed)   1
EDUC 676  Curriculum Leadership & Design 3
EDUC 680 Assessment of Curriculum & Instruction * 3
EDUC 685 Supervision of Instruction  3
EDUC 695  Legal Issues in Education 3
CES   650  Supervision of School Counselors  3

*  Key Assessment Course   † Disposition Audit Course

 

Admission Requirements

  1. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a  grade point average of 2.75  (B-) or better (based on a 4.0 grading system)
  2. Two (2) character references from persons able to attest to the applicant’s suitability as a prospective graduate student
  3. A letter of recommendation from applicant’s building principal, superintendent, or supervisor including documentation/description of a record of a minimum of two (2) years of successful teaching in education
  4. Current resume reflecting work experience, educational background, professional experience, professional activities, community service and other relevant information relating to the applicant’s leadership background
  5. Official transcript from all undergraduate and graduate institutions of study
  6. Completed Graduate Application
  7. Completed Concentration Declaration
  8. Writing sample

Return the completed Admission Portfolio to:

Dr. Nancy Miller, Director, School of Education Graduate Studies, Oakland City University, 138 N Lucretia, Oakland City, IN  47660 or email to  nmiller@oak.edu.

Institutional Research Board and Policies

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