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Counseling (Ed.S.)

The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in Counseling is designed to further develop learners' knowledge and skills in counseling and to cultivate their capacity for leadership as professionals. The Ed.S. is suitable for master’s degree level counselors who wish to earn an additional graduate degree in counseling, or for individuals with master’s degrees in related fields who wish to satisfy the academic portion of the state requirements for licensure as a professional counselor or a school counselor. It is considered a terminal counseling practitioner’s degree.

Counseling (Ed.S.)


Description


What is Counseling at ODU like?

The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in Counseling is designed to further develop learners' knowledge and skills in counseling and to cultivate their capacity for leadership as professionals. The Ed.S. is suitable for master’s degree level counselors who wish to earn an additional graduate degree in counseling, or for individuals with master’s degrees in related fields who wish to satisfy the academic portion of the state requirements for licensure as a professional counselor or a school counselor. It is considered a terminal counseling practitioner’s degree.

Program Highlights


What makes Counseling at ODU unique?

  • Additional training in a counseling specialization

  • Study full-time or part-time

  • Courses offered in the late afternoon and evening, to accommodate students’ busy schedules

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors

$58,620

MEDIAN SALARY


Counsel individuals and provide group educational and vocational guidance services.

Mental Health Counselors

MEDIAN SALARY


Counsel with emphasis on prevention. Work with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. May help individuals deal with issues associated with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging.

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

MEDIAN SALARY


Counsel and advise individuals with alcohol, tobacco, drug, or other problems, such as gambling and eating disorders. May counsel individuals, families, or groups or engage in prevention programs.

Marriage and Family Therapists

$53,860

MEDIAN SALARY


Diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral, within the context of marriage and family systems. Apply psychotherapeutic and family systems theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed nervous and mental disorders.

Employers


Graduates from this major have gone to work at

Executive Director Envision Family Services

Courses


What are some courses offered in Counseling at ODU?

COUN 670:
Introduction to Counseling Supervision


This course provides an opportunity to learn one's personal style for supervision, to have supervised field supervision experiences and to gain an understanding of the different models of supervision. Prerequisites: Admission to the Counseling Graduate Program or graduate director approval; COUN 601, COUN 669.

COUN 685:
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Mental Health Counseling


A course focused on developing knowledge, attitudes, and skills essential to effective DSM-5 diagnosis, client conceptualization assessment, and clinical treatment planning. Emphasis on the use of client conceptualization models as a basis for treatment planning in mental health counseling. Prerequisites: Admission to the Counseling graduate program or graduate director approval; COUN 601, COUN 633, COUN 645, and COUN 650.

COUN 679:
School Counseling Program Development K-12


This course is designed as a capstone experience that synthesizes graduate course work into a practical school counseling program manual. Emphasis is placed on assessment, data collection and analysis, design and development, implementation and evaluation of systemic school counseling programs K-12. Specific emphasis is given to the integration of assessed needs, the National Standards for School Counseling Programs and the Virginia Standards of Learning. Prerequisites: Admission to the Counseling Graduate Program or graduate director approval; COUN 601, COUN 642 or COUN 644, COUN 648, and COUN 676.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Counseling at ODU?

Students entering the Education Specialist program in Counseling should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

Applicants may hold a bachelor’s degree in any field. A master's degree in counseling or related field is also required.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 551

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,387

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Assistantships


Students are sometimes awarded assistantships in various ODU offices including Academic Skills, Financial Aid, Office of Intercultural Relations, Resident Life, Student Activities, Student Development, Student Health Services, Student Life, and Vice President of Student Services. Students interesting in obtaining an assistantship should apply directly to offices on campus that have assistantships.

Next Steps


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Contact


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Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.

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Ed.S. Lead Advisor


Name:

Jeffry Moe


Location:

2124 EDUCATION BUILDING, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-6235


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

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