Administration & Supervision Option in Leadership in Counseling Ed.S.

Administration & Supervision Option in Leadership in Counseling Ed.S.

Administration and supervision counseling

Designed to meet the requirements for certification by the New Hampshire State Department of Education for Guidance and Counseling Director

The Education Specialist degree (Ed.S.) option in Leadership in Counseling requires a minimum of thirty-­six (36) credits in counseling and administration coursework. The program is designed to meet the requirements for certification by the New Hampshire State Department of Education for Guidance and Counseling Director. Certification has not yet been approved by the New Hampshire State department of Education. Graduate students interested in New Hampshire certification must discuss this option with the faculty advisor prior to starting the program.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the program must possess a master’s degree in counseling and hold certification as a school counselor. The applicant must also have completed a minimum of three years of paid service with progressively responsible experience in the field of school guidance and counseling, with recent leadership experience.

Course Credits

The option in Leadership and Counseling requires a minimum of 36 credits. However, if prerequisites listed below have not been met prior to admission to the program, the total number of credits may exceed the minimum of 36 credits.

Contact

Todd DeMitchell

John & H. Irene Peters Professor of Education; Professor of Justice Studies
PROFESSOR
Phone: (603) 862-5043
Office: Education, Morrill Hall Rm 306, Durham, NH 03824

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Curriculum & Requirements

Prerequisites

The following three courses, or their equivalents, must be completed before the required courses can be taken:
EDUC 919Counseling Practicum: Professional and Ethical Orientation4
EDUC 932Society and Culture: Contemporary Issues in Counseling4
EDUC 933Developmental Models of Comprehensive School Guidance4
Total Credits12

Requirements 

Required Courses
EDUC 964Human Resources in Education4
EDUC 967School Law4
EDUC 972Introduction to Educational Evaluation4
EDUC 973Policy, Politics, and Planning in Education4
EDUC 977Leadership: The District Level Administrator4
EDUC 974/975Educational Administrative Internship 14
Electives
Select eight credits (approval of advisor) 28
Total Credits32

Deadlines: Applications must be completed by the following deadlines in order to be reviewed for admission:

  • Fall: Aug. 15
  • Spring: Jan. 15
  • Summer: May 15
  • Special: N/A

Application fee: $65

Campus: Manchester

New England Regional: No

Accelerated Masters Eligible: No

New Hampshire Residents

Students claiming in-state residency must also submit a Proof of Residence form. This form is not required to complete your application, but you will need to submit it after you are offered admission or you will not be able to register for classes.

Transcripts

If you attended UNH after September 1, 1991, and have indicated so on your online application, we will retrieve your transcript internally; this includes UNH-Durham, UNH-Manchester and UNH Non-Degree work. 

If you did not attend UNH, or attended prior to September 1, 1991, then you must request one official transcript be sent directly to our office from the Registrar's Office of each college/university attended. International transcripts must be translated into English. We accept transcripts both electronically and in hard copy:

  • Electronic Transcripts: Please have your institution send the transcript directly to grad.school@unh.edu. Please note that we can only accept copies sent directly from the institution.
  • Paper Transcripts: Please send hard copies of transcripts to: UNH Graduate School, Thompson Hall- 105 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824. You may request transcripts be sent to us directly from the institution or you may send them yourself as long as they remain sealed in the original university envelope.

Letters of recommendation: 3 required

Recommendation letters submitted by relatives or friends, as well as letters older than one year, will not be accepted.

Personal Statement/Essay Questions

Prepare a brief but careful statement regarding:

  1. Reasons you wish to do graduate work in this field, including your immediate and long-range objectives,
  2. Your specific research or professional interest and experiences in this field.

Department Requirements

Applicants must also possess a Master's Degree in Educational Administration or the equivalent

Important Notes

All applicants are encouraged to contact programs directly to discuss program specific application questions.

International Applicants

Prospective international students are strongly encouraged to complete our international pre-application process and are required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or equivalent examination scores. Please note that English Language Exams may be waived if English is your first language. If you wish to request a waiver, then please visit our Test Scores webpage for more information.

This program is normally not available to international applicants who are currently living outside of the U.S.