Students majoring in General Counseling Studies (Non-Licensure) will demonstrate competence in helping skills unique to forming and utilizing professional relationships in in a variety of settings, including community, faith-based, non-profits, and higher education; demonstrate knowledge, in the areas of including human growth and development, group work, ethics in counseling, crisis intervention, and multicultural awareness, in preparation for a career in the helping field; and demonstrate ability to integrate theologically informed and spiritually sensitive interventions when appropriate and desired by those who are being served.
“The graduate program was personal, intimate, and real. The professors gave top notch advice and created a fun learning environment.” Jonathan Rios '13
The School of Education & Behavioral Studies is well-known throughout Florida and as such, has established solid partnerships with school districts and other organizations for meaningful hands-on student teaching and clinical opportunities. Our Christ-centered approach to teaching and learning will deepen your outlook on your chosen profession and the impact you can have on others. And our innovative range of programs, from education to athletic training, results in a dynamic range of students learning together and collaborating daily.
Features of our distinguished education and behavioral studies programs:
General Counseling Studies major: Successful completion of the prescribed curriculum of 36 credit hours with a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a grade of "B" or higher in COU 5133 - Counseling Skills and Characteristics and COU 5123 - Legal, Ethical, and Professional Standards.
Note: In addition to the graduation requirements specific to each major, student performance is assessed throughout the program in key performance indicators, overall progress, and professional dispositions, as outlined in the Counselor Education Handbook.