2017-2018 Graduate Studies Catalog

79 Examiners of Professional Counselors. All students will be assessed a fee for professional liability insurance. COHD 6376 Internship in Counseling II (3-3-X) Designed to give the graduate or post-master’s degree graduate student in counseling and human development an additional three semester-hours of supervised counseling experience to fulfill requirements of the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), as well as state and national licensure board requirements, which will include a minimum of 600 clock hours of supervised counseling experience of which a minimum of 240 clock hours of direct service contact. For students seeking School Counselor certification, 160 of the 600 clock hours of field experience are required by the State Board of Educator Certification to be in a school setting. Students seeking School Counselor certification must be approved by HSU’s Teacher Education Council. All Practicum and Intern students will be assessed a fee for professional liability insurance. One more course will be available as an elective for COHD students seeking school counselor certification. COHD 6362 School Counseling A preparatory course for graduates who will be serving as counselors in an educational setting at elementary and secondary levels. The course will emphasize current educational standards and legislative policies in the State of Texas, ethical practices for school counselors and issues facing schools today. Also included will be strategies applicable to working with students needing support with academic difficulties, behavioral problems, emotional issues or special needs. As well as fostering foster professional practices for working in collaboration with parents, faculty, and school administration to promote student success.