All students seeking an M.A. in Counseling at NVU-Johnson must complete the following requirements. The skills and theory emphasized in these courses are critical for any professional counselor, regardless of context. The courses should be taken as sequentially as possible.
School Counseling K-12 Praxis & Portfolio: Students pursuing the School Counseling endorsement will be required to develop a portfolio including materials that offer information about themselves, their knowledge, skills and professional accomplishments. In addition to the portfolio development, they will be required to pass the general knowledge PRAXIS exam for licensure by the state of Vermont. Students should discuss these requirements with their advisors prior to beginning their internships.
*Within the first three semesters of enrollment, students must complete CSL 5010 and CSL 5030. Students in the Clinical Mental Health track also need CSL 5910 and/or CSL 6632. Those in the School Counseling track must have CSL 6632, at which point the initial progress review will be conducted by faculty.