Master of Education,
School Counselor option
This program is offered at Cameron University
through a cooperative agreement with East Central University.
The M.Ed. in Education, School Counselor option, is designed for the graduate student
specializing in counseling at the elementary or secondary level and leads to a Master of
Education degree at either the elementary (option 0841) or secondary (option 0842) level.
Special attention is given to the development of the student as a consumer of research along
with a major emphasis on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are necessary to become a
East Central University (ECU) is offering this program through a cooperative agreement with
Cameron University (CU). Cameron University will offer five (5) of the courses required for
the degree. The remaining six (6) courses must be taken with ECU but may be taken on
Cameron’s Lawton or Duncan campus, as available. A list of course rotations is attached.
Students who are not currently certified by the Oklahoma State Department of Education can
work on certification concurrently with this program.
Each student in the Master of Education, School Counselor option, will be required to
complete a professional portfolio and practicum hours in an educational setting. The
practicum hours are flexible and can be completed by individuals working fulltime.
I. Admission Process--Must Apply To Both CU and ECU
Cameron University (CU)
Apply online at www.cameron.edu/graduate as Non-degree Seeking-Education
The $15 application fee (waived for students who have previously enrolled with
Cameron) can be paid online with a credit card, at the Business Office (Administration
Building, 101), or at One Stop (North Shepler 121).
Official transcripts from all institutions you have attended should be taken or sent to
the Office of Admissions/Graduate Studies (North Shepler 227).
Interested students may also apply for tuition waiver scholarships during semesters in
which they are enrolled in 6 or more hours at Cameron University. (Applications for
school loans should be done through ECU.)
Students must pass the English proficiency exam or earn a grade of “C” or better in
ENGL 5003: English Usage and Composition for Graduate Students.
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East Central University (ECU)
Apply online to both ECU and ECU School of Graduate Studies:
ECU Campus Application:
ECU School of Graduate Studies Application:
Indicate your M.Ed. program option.
There is no application fee for graduate students.
Mail 2 copies of all official transcripts from previously attended schools to
ECU School of Graduate Studies
1100 E. 14th Street, Box H-7
Ada, Oklahoma 74820-6999
One copy is for Admissions and Records; the other is for the Graduate School.
For admission to ECU education programs, a student must have completed at least 18
hours of work in a professional education and psychology program and hold a
teaching certificate or have an alternative placement program approved by the
Oklahoma State Department of Education on file with the dean of education.
II. Enrollment Process
1. Students will consult Cameron’s education graduate advisor to enroll in Cameron
courses and complete a graduate plan of study to be sent to ECU.
Claudia Edwards, Graduate Advisor
School of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Office: Nance Boyer 1015
2. Students will need to contact the ECU School of Graduate Studies to enroll in ECU
Amy Eckart-Gregg, ECU Graduate Office Secretary
580/559-5708 or email@example.com.
For degree details, contact the program advisor or director:
Dr. Usha Fountain, School Counselor Program Advisor
580/559-5577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Bill Heitland, School Counselor Program Director
580/559-5329 or email@example.com.
3. Please consult the current ECU course schedule for the most recent information:
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M. Ed. School Counselor Option
Cameron University (*CU) courses in bold
Part I – English Proficiency Requirement
Students must pass either the CU or ECU English proficiency examination, or pass *CU’s
ENGL 5003 English Usage and Composition for Graduate Students with a grade of
“C” or better.
Part II - Research (1 course)
* CU EDUC 5103 Intro to Graduate Research
* CU PSY 5013 Research Methods in Behavioral Sciences
Part III - Specialization Core (8 courses)
* CU PSY 5003 Ethical Principles of Counseling, Assessment, and Research
ECU EDPSY 5163 Cognitive Behavioral Theories & Methods of Coun & Psychotherapy
* CU PSY 5253 Career Counseling & Lifestyle Development
ECU EDPSY 5433 Affective Theories & Techniques of Counseling & Psychotherapy
ECU EDUC 5453 Developmental Guidance
ECU EDUC 5482 Counseling Intervention Strategies
ECU EDUC 5493 Practicum & Portfolio in Guidance & Counseling
ECU H/P/E 5443 Advanced Group Counseling
Part IV - Measurement and Evaluation (1 courses)
* CU EDUC 5273 Advanced Tests and Measurements
Part V- Psychology (1 course)
* CU PSY 5243 Advanced Psych of Personality
* CU PSY 5203 Human Development
Part VI - Electives ( to total a minimum of 32 hours)
Students must select additional courses, if needed, to total 32 hours for the degree.
Courses not taken in the above categories may be used.
Note: Five (5) courses must be Cameron courses (in bold). The seven (7) required ECU
courses will be offered live or via ITV at either Cameron’s main Lawton campus or
the Duncan branch campus.
Students should not plan to take any Cameron University courses in the final semester
prior to graduation.
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School Counselor Course Rotation
Through an agreement, students complete 15 graduate hours with Cameron University (courses in
bold); the remaining 17 hours must be completed with ECU. Students should not plan to take any
CU courses within their last semester of the program. The program is 32 credit hours (11 courses).
COURSE NAME INSTITUTION FORMAT/LOCATION SEMESTER
Intro to Graduate Research
OR CU Fall/Spring/Summer
Research Methods in Behavioral ITV-Duncan
EDPSY 5163 Cognitive Behavior Theory ECU Web/Live-Ada
Ethical Principles in Counseling.
PSY 5003 CU Live-Lawton Fall/Spring
Assessment, & Research
Affective Theories & Tech of
EDPSY 5433 ECU Live-Duncan Fall
Counseling & Psychotherapy
H/P/E 5443 Advanced Group Counseling ECU Live-Duncan Spring
Career Counseling &
PSY 5253 CU Live-Lawton Fall
Live-Duncan (Even Fall),
EDUC 5453 Developmental Guidance ECU Fall
Lawton (Odd Fall)
Counseling Intervention Strategies
EDUC 5482 ECU Live-Duncan (Odd Spring) Spring
(should be taken with 5493)
Practicum & Portfolio in Guidance
EDUC 5493 ECU Live-Duncan (Odd Spring) Spring
(should be taken with 5482)
Advanced Tests &
EDUC 5273 CU Lawton Spring
PSY 5243 Advanced Psych of Personality
OR OR CU Lawton Fall/Spring
PSY 5203 Human Development
* EDUC 5482 and EDUC 5493 should be taken in the last semester.
Counseling Program Offerings by Semester
Fall Spring Summer
EDUC 5103/PSYCH 5013 CU EDUC 5103/PSYCH 5013CU EDUC 5103/PSYCH 5013 CU
EDPSY 5163 EDPSY 5163 EDPSY 5163
PSY 5003-CU PSY 5003-CU
EDPSY 5433 H/P/E 5443
EDUC 5453 EDUC 5482
PSY 5243-CU EDUC 5493
PSY 5203-CU EDUC 5273-CU
PSY 5253-CU PSY 5243-CU
Remove PSY 5253 from here.
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