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MA Education Concentration in Counseling


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New Mexico Highlands University offers a Master of Arts (MA) degree program with emphases in Professional Counseling, School Counseling or Rehabilitation Counseling.

The professional counseling emphasis is designed to meet requirements set by the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board for licensure as a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC). The school counseling emphasis is designed to meet requirements for licensure in school counseling set by the New Mexico Public Education Department. The rehabilitation counseling emphasis is designed to meet requirements set by the National Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification for certified rehabilitation counselors. Rehabilitation Counseling also meets requirements for Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor in the schools set by the New Mexico Public Education Department.

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Mission of the Counseling Department

Application Deadlines:

Spring semester, November 15
Fall semester, April 15

Counseling Program - Student Handbook (PDF)

Practicum Handbook Counseling 634 (PDF)

Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling -  Program of Study Form (PDF)
Professional Counseling -  Program of Study Form (PDF)
Rehabilitation Counseling -  Program of Study Form (PDF)
School Counseling -  Program of Study Form (PDF)
 

Program of Study
  The counseling program is structured around three components: core curriculum, research and methodology, and emphasis area.

Students will select an emphasis area in consultation with their adviser.

Required core: 36

Coun 601 Professional Orientation (3)
Coun 603 Theory & Practice of Career Development (3)
Coun 605 Pre-Practicum in Counseling Skills (3)
Coun 606 Theories & Principles of Individual Counseling (3)
Coun 607 Group Techniques in Counseling (3)
Coun 608 Appraisal of Individuals, Groups, & Families in Counseling (3)
Coun 611 Multicultural Counseling (3)
Coun 634 Practicum (3)
Coun 698 Internship in Counseling (6)
GnEd 605 Statistics for Educators (3)
GnEd 610 Educational Research Interpretation (3)

 

Emphasis in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling

Required courses: 15 credits
Coun 610 Assessment and Treatment Planning in Counseling (3)
Coun 612 Mental Health Ethics, Law and Practice (3)
Coun 615 Family Counseling (3)
Coun 625 Counseling Individuals Across the Lifespan (3)
Coun 640 Rehabilitation Foundations (3)
Coun 642 Case Management/Job Placement (3)
SpEd 673 Medical Aspects of Disability (3)
SpEd 674 Psychocultural/Psychosocial Aspects of Disability (3)

Emphasis Total: 24 credits
Program Total: 60 credits

Emphasis in Professional Counseling

Required courses: 15 credits
Coun 610 Assessment and Treatment Planning in Counseling (3)
Coun 612 Mental Health Ethics, Law and Practice (3)
Coun 615 Family Counseling (3)
Coun 609 Management of Counseling Programs (3)
Coun 625 Counseling Individuals Across the Lifespan (3)

Required Electives: nine credits
Selected with consent of student’s advisor

Emphasis Total: 24 credits
Program Total: 60 credits

Emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling

Required courses: 12 credits
Coun 640 Rehabilitation Foundations (3)
Coun 642 Case Management/Job Placement (3)
SpEd 673 Medical Aspects of Disability (3)
SpEd 674 Psychocultural/Psychosocial Aspects of Disability (3)

Emphasis Total: 12 credits
Program Total: 48 credits

Emphasis in School Counseling

Required courses: nine credits
Coun 602 Counseling Children & Adolescents (3)
Coun 615  Family Counseling (3)
Coun 620 Organization & Administration of School Counseling Programs (3)

Required Elective: three credits

Selected with consent of student’s advisor

Emphasis Total: 12 credits
Program Total: 48 credits


This degree is under the Graduate School of Education



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