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

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

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.


Todd DeMitchell

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

Department of Education
Morrill Hall
University of New Hampshire
62 College Road
Durham, NH 03824

Phone: (603) 862-2310
Fax: (603) 862-2174


Curriculum & Requirements


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


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
Select eight credits (approval of advisor) 28
Total Credits32
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