Specialist in Education, Counseling and Assessment

Why pursue the counseling and assessment degree at Missouri State?

The specialist in education, counseling and assessment program is one of the region’s only degree programs that meet the school psychological examiner certification requirements, which are high in demand.

The EdS degree can be a critical step up in career advancement. Missouri State’s program is tailored to working teachers, counselors and mental health professionals who are interested in developing as a school psychological examiner. Courses are offered through alternative delivery options, including seated, online and concentrated classes.

As a post-graduate student, you will:

  • Refine your communication and analytical skills so that you can lead an educational team in identifying students who may need special education services
  • Gain comprehensive training at the University’s on-site counseling center
  • Benefit from a team of faculty members dedicated to counseling, psychology and life-long education

Become a Licenced Professional Counselor

Successful completion of the specialist degree program prepares you for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and reduces the number of post-degree supervision hours required for the LPC from 3,000 to 1,500. In addition, EdS supervision training is incorporated into course work to allow you to supervise other LPCs after you are licensed and have three years of experience.

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