School Counseling Master’s Degree

New Opportunity: Project INTACT Scholars

The Cato College of Education’s Department of Special Education and Child Development and Department of Counseling is excited to announce Project Intensive Needs Teacher and Counselor Training (INTACT). In October 2017, faculty were awarded an interdisciplinary grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs to provide opportunities for Master’s School Counseling students and MEd Special Education students to learn and conduct research collaboratively. Through the INTACT project, 10 new counseling students will be selected as INTACT Scholars. As INTACT scholars, students will complete 4 interdisciplinary courses that focus on working with children/youth with intensive behavior and/or mental health needs. Membership in this cohort will include:

  • Tuition and book funding for four interdisciplinary graduate courses:
    • SPED 6000- Concepts & Principles of Behavior Analysis
    • SPED 6000- Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis
    • CSLG 7680- Crisis Counseling
    • CSLG 7140- Consultation in School Counseling
  • An opportunity to collaborate on projects and learning with Special Education MEd students
  • An opportunity to develop expertise in applied behavior analysis (ABA)
  • Opportunity to participate and present research projects at the annual INTACT Summer Institute

Scholars will be required to:

  • Complete the required program of study as prescribed in two years
  • Work as a professional school counselor in a public school for a minimum of two years after program completion

If you are interested in being selected as a Project INTACT Scholar, applications to the UNC Charlotte Master’s in School Counseling program are due December 1, 2017.

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The Master of Arts in School Counseling program prepares and equips graduate students from diverse backgrounds to be multiculturally competent K-12 licensed professional school counselors who lead comprehensive, developmental, and collaborative school counseling programs. The program is designed to facilitate growth and learning among students to prepare them to be leaders and advocates for social justice and system change specialists capable of assessing, developing, implementing, and sustaining programs for K-12 students  from diverse backgrounds that provide equitable services for all. 

View School Counseling Program Director, Dr. Sejal Parikh Foxx, and Dr. Clare Merlin describe highlights of the UNC Charlotte School Counseling Program in the video below.