College of Education, Department of Educational Psychology
"Developing educational leaders capable of creating tomorrow's opportunities" is a concise restatement of the self-stated objective of NAU's College of Education. Academician administrators strive toward that end via a series of seven smaller steps that facilitate fulfillment of its overall academic agenda.
The Department of Educational Psychology assists its parental institutional organization's efforts via a separate set of its own objectives to:
1) Provide students with practical clinical experience under close supervision.
2) Offer a curriculum built on a two-pronged base of an experiential training and developmental model.
3) Prepare graduate-level pupils to interact and effectively engage individuals, families, groups, and organizations.
4) Offer a diversity of instructional delivery options that include campus-based, online, and hybrid formats.
Master of Arts ("M.A.") in Counseling
This 60-credit program prepares students for applied counseling practice. A primary program focus is developing unique educational orientation toward providing professional counseling services within a wide variety of public and private sector agency settings. The program also places heavy emphasis on training professionals with specialized expertise in counseling service provision to ethno cultural and rural clientele. Further special focuses include skills development in inter-agency partnerships structured for at-risk client outreach to provide comprehensive human services that promote scholastic achievement.
The M.Ed. in School Counseling degree program at NAU is a 48-credit course of graduate study designed to train students for positions as professional school counselors. Curricular components include a combination of fieldwork, class work, and hands-on supervised clinical work. Besides the obvious occupational path of a school counselor, graduates qualify for counseling practice in any of the settings listed below:
- Cultural and social foundations
- Research and program evaluation
- Human growth and development
- Lifestyle and career development
- Professional orientation
Completion of the M.Ed. in School Counseling program at NAU satisfies all academic requirements for Arizona Education Department K-12 Guidance Counselor Endorsement and national certification in school counseling by the National Board of Certified Counselors.
NAU's M.A. in Counseling satisfies all educational requisites for LPC licensure by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners and national school counselor certification credentialing by the National Board for Certified Counselors. The NAU M.Ed. in School Counseling program currently holds accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs ("CACREP").
Eastburn Education Building –
(Bldg #027)Room #110
801 South Knoles Drive
Flagstaff, AZ 86011