Jeri Lee, Ed.D., Program Coordinator - 615 963-1569
The Pre-K-12 School Counseling concentration of the Guidance and Counseling Psychology Program is designed to train competent and culturally aware counselors to support teachers, other professional personnel, and parents in addressing the needs of students from diverse backgrounds related to academic and career preparation, as well as personal growth and development. Special emphasis is placed on prevention and recognition of values and strengths.
Admission to the Pre-K-12 Guidance and Counseling Program requires twelve (12) semester credits in psychology, including at least one course in each of the following areas: general psychology, elementary statistics, human development, and abnormal psychology. Both introduction to psychological tests and measurement and foundations of psychological investigation are strongly recommended as prerequisites.
Applicants are not required to have a teachers license. Minimum criteria for admission to the program include a 2.75 or higher undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA). The candidate must also have a composite GRE score (Verbal + Quantitative + Subject) OR Verbal + Quantitative only) of 870 or higher OR an MAT score of 25 or higher.
Additional program admission requirements are as follows:
Three letters of recommendation to be submitted directly to the Program Coordinator;
A letter stating applicant's purpose for aspiring to become a school counselor to be submitted directly to the Coordinator; and,
upon receipt of all materials, the program coordinator will contact you for an April intervieew with the School Counseling Advisory Council.
Individuals who seek the State Department of Education endorsement for school counseling license through the Pre-K-12 School Counseling concentration but do not intend to pursue a degree through TSU must:
(1) Have earned a Masters Degree in School Counseling or a related area;
(2) Seek non-degree admission to the Graduate School; and
(3) send 3 letters of recommendation, all transcripts, and a letter of intent to the program coordinator who will then contact you for an April interview with the School Counseling Advisory Council.