Graduate Degree Programs

We offer a variety of graduate programs designed to prepare you for exciting and challenging careers. We offer both Master of Arts (M.A.) and Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degrees in most of our majors/concentrations.

Many of our programs lead to professional licensure in school or private settings. 

Program Information

  • Professional Standards

    Tennessee Professional Educational Standards, INTASC Standards, NCATE Standards,Tennessee Tech Conceptual Framework Alignment Table

    Tennessee DOE Standards for School Counseling

    Tennessee DOE Standards for School Psychology

    Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP)

  • Test Content Areas

    TN School Counseling PRAXIS

    TN School Psychology PRAXIS

    National Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam (CPCE)

    Mapping of Assessment Measures on Course Goals

  • Forms and Checklists

    College of Graduate Studies Forms

    Master's Degree Checklist (PDF)

    Specialist in Education Checklist (PDF)

    Blank Program of Study Form M.A. (PDF)

    Blank Program of Study Ed.S. (PDF)

Degree Concentrations

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling

    CACREP LogoOverview

    • The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program prepares people to provide mental health services to individuals and groups in public and private settings.
    • Graduates of this program often obtain LPC licensure with a Mental Health Service Provider endorsement, which allows them to work with cases of a more diagnostic and clinical nature. Licensure requires supervised clinical experience beyond the hours required for a degree.

    Mission

    • Our program is committed to developing professional counselors who are competent, caring, and prepared to meet the mental health needs of a culturally diverse and technological society.
    • Special emphasis is placed on personal development as well as professional development to become effective mental health service providers for the larger community and region.
    • The program is committed to serving the diverse population of the region and strives to recruit students and faculty that are representative of the diversity in the region. Diversity Plan.

    Degrees & More

    Admission Process

    • Admission Requirements and Flow Chart

    Program Objectives and Learning Outcomes

    • CACREP Self-Study Documents
    • CACREP Accreditation Notification
    • 2015-CACREP-vital-statistics-survey
    • 2017-2018 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Report
    • 2016-2017 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Report
    • 2015-2016 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Report
    • CMHC CACREP Course Map and Learning Outcomes

    PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS

    • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
    • Tennessee Licensing Board
    • American Counseling Association Code of Ethics

    Comprehensive Exam Information

    • National Counselor Preparation Exam (CPCE)

    Handbooks

    • Clinical Mental Health Counseling Handbook
    • Clinical Mental Health Counseling Practicum-Internship Handbook

    Core Faculty and Advisors

    RESOURCES

    • Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Association
    • Counseling Careers
    • Tennessee Counseling Association
    • Mental Health Counseling Site Supervisor Orientation

    NATIONAL COUNSELOR EXAMINATION NBCC

    Tennessee Tech’s clinical mental health counseling track was recently approved for participation in NBCC’s NCC application options for counseling graduate students. As a result, students who are well-advanced in their coursework can take the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) while still enrolled. This is the first step toward becoming a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Tennessee. Because this track is accredited by CACREP, the post-master’s experience requirement for the NCC credential is waived for Tennessee Tech applicants. The NCC credential is a prerequisite for several specialty certifications offered by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), including school counseling, clinical mental health counseling, addictions counseling, and clinical supervision.

  • Educational Psychology

    Overview

    • Educational Psychology is the study of psychology applied to the educational setting.
    • This program is a general non-licensure concentration that allows for considerable flexibility in your program of study. You may choose from a variety of courses offered in our department and from some other fields to create a unique educational experience.
    • For example, your program of study could be tailored to provide the background a job in student services in higher education or student advising in higher education.

    Degrees and Programs of Study

    • Master of Arts (M.A.) / Program (PDF)
    • Education Specialist (Ed.S) / Program (PDF)

    Faculty Concentration Leader

  • School Counseling

     

    Overview

    • School counselors help students deal with personal and academic problems and choices. This program gives you the competencies you need to work with children at the elementary and secondary level.
    • The counseling and consultation skills you gain will allow you to help diverse individuals and groups deal with a wide range of personal, social, and academic issues.
    • Licensure as a school counselor requires an additional step after earning a master's degree. It is possible to earn this master's degree and not be eligible for licensure. Licensure as a school counselor is a standard-based process.
    • The standards are mandated by the state board of education. These requirements may be fulfilled in our program by taking the appropriate courses, transferring courses, or life experiences/ independent study.
    • Licensure also requires successful completion of the guidance section of the Praxis examination.
    • School counselor candidates who do not have teaching experience are required to participate in a semester-long orientation experience, in a school setting. A verification form indicates that you meet the standards mandated by the Tennessee State Board of Education.

    Degrees & Programs of Study

    • Master of Arts (M.A.) / Program (PDF)
    • Education Specialist (Ed.S.) / Program (PDF)

    Professional Standards

    • Tennessee Professional Educational Standards, INTASC Standards, NCATE Standards,Tennessee Tech Conceptual Framework Alignment Table
    • Tennessee DOE Standards for School Counseling
    • American Counseling Association Code of Ethics

    Test Content Areas

    • TN School Counseling Praxis
    • National Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam (CPCE)
    • Mapping of Assessment Measures on Course Goals

    Faculty Concentration Leader

    Resources

    • Counseling Careers
    • Tennessee Counseling Association

  • School Psychology

    Overview

    • School psychologists help diagnose problems and plan interventions for at-risk children. This program prepares you to assess and intervene in a wide range of school-based situations.
    • You will gain assessment, counseling, and behavioral consultation skills that will qualify you to help individuals from ages 3 to 22 deal with personal, behavioral, and educational problems.

    Degrees & Programs of Study

    • Master of Arts (M.A.) / Program (PDF)
    • Education Specialist (Ed.S.) / Program (PDF)
    • Recommended Matriculation Plan

    Professional Standards

    • Tennessee Professional Educational Standards, INTASC Standards, NCATE Standards,Tennessee Tech Conceptual Framework Alignment Table
    • Tennessee DOE Standards for School Psychology
    • American Counseling Association Code of Ethics
    • National Association of School Psychologists

    Test Content Areas

    • TN School Psychology Praxis
    • National Councelor Preparation Comprehensive Exam (CPCE)
    • Mapping of Assessment Measures on Course Goals
    • Alignment of School Psychology Program with NASP Standards (includes M.A. & Ed.S.)

    School Psychology Handbook (PDF)

    Faculty Concentration Leader

    Accreditation

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