Education Specialist: Counseling (Non-Certification)

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Program Description

The University of West Alabama’s online Education Specialist in Counseling will prepare you to advance your career as a counselor best suited to serve children of all ages and improve their mental health. The fully online program is designed to alleviate the pressures of working professionals, meaning you’ll have the ability to customize your schedule to balance your work and personal commitments.

Further, the degree is structured to help students looking for hands-on, exhaustive training found in Ph.D. and Ed.D. programs. Just as important, though, the program can be completed in the time it takes to complete a master’s degree. The curriculum in the degree track covers topics including leadership, educational research, family counseling, adolescent counseling, substance abuse counseling, and more.

As one of the most affordable institutions in the region, you’ll foster a solid foundation to help you rise the ranks in the field. The program requires students to complete 33 total credit hours, which are split between two primary areas: professional courses and instructional support. In the professional courses, you’ll focus on building your educational research profile, while in the instructional support area, you’ll concentrate on different forms of counseling. As a result, you’ll be better prepared to engage in different counseling methods to best serve students of diverse and rural backgrounds.

Importantly, this program is not a certification program, however it still provides necessary tools to help inform innovative and appropriate counseling practices. Request more information about the program today.

Last updated Oct 2020

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The University of West Alabama Online is dedicated to making your education as affordable as possible. Discover what it will cost — and how much you’ll save.

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