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Education Specialist Counseling: Non Certification
The University of West Alabama offers an Education Specialist Counseling: Non Certification that can be completed online and consists of 33 credit hours. This certificate does not qualify individuals for any teaching certification in the State of Alabama. Out-of-state students should check the certification requirements of their respective state.
To be admitted into the program, prospective students must meet all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies and hold a valid master's degree with at least 18 hours in counseling coursework. Once accepted, there are a variety of courses offered ranging from Curriculum Design to Family Counseling.
Once admitted, students must meet certain requirements prior to completion of the sixth-year programs. Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.25 in all courses in the approved program as verified on an official transcript. Second, students must make a satisfactory score on a written comprehensive examination documenting mastery of the curriculum of the teacher education program. Lastly, students must demonstrate leadership ability in their area of specialization.
The Teacher Education Program and the Teacher Certification Program are governed by the Alabama State Department of Education, and the College of Education reserves the right to change requirements in these programs at any time when such changes are mandated by the State Department.
To be admitted to this program, the prospective student must meet all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies and hold a valid master's degree with at least 18 hours in counseling coursework.
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
All teacher certification programs are accredited by The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. NCATE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional school personnel.
This degree does not qualify a student for any teaching certificate in the State of Alabama. Out-of-state students should check carefully the certification requirements of their respective state.
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