COUNSELOR EDUCATION PROGRAM -- North Carolina Central University

 

 This page was updated on September 17, 2021.

If you decide to add a second major, aka, "dual-major" (in other words, add another program of study to your current one), there will be some classes that you will need to add to your current program of study (or "major").  You will need to discuss this plan with your advisor - and gain their approval before adding an additional program.  There will be some additional elements that you will need to complete:

  • You will need to complete the form "Dual Degree: Special Request to Add Second Major" and submit it to your advisor for processing.  This form is located in the forms area.  Look for "Adding a Second Major".
  • When it comes time to fill out your Application for Graduation, you will need to fill out two sets of documents (one for each major).  When you graduate, you will receive two diplomas - and both degrees will be noted on your transcript.

Below are the different options for completing two degrees:

If you are admitted as a School Counseling major -- and you would like to add the Clinical Mental Health Counseling  Program of Study:

You will complete your School Program of Study and add the following classes:

          • CON 5362: Advanced Assessment / Diagnosis, Assessment, and Psychopathology (3 hours) 
          • CON 5306: Intro to Addictions Counseling (3 hours)
          • CON 5307: Crisis, Trauma, and Grief Counseling (3 hours)
          • CON 5321: Intro to Family Counseling (3 hours)
          • CON 5381: Intro to Mental Health Counseling (3 hours)
          • CON 5390: Internship in Mental Health Counseling (600 hours - 6 hours) (NOTE: This is in addition to your 600-hour school counseling internship)

These additions will add 18 hours to your current School Counseling Plan of Study, if you took one of the above classes as your "advisor-approved electvie". 

If you are admitted as a School Counseling major -- and you would like to add the Career Counseling Program of Study:

You will complete your School Program of Study and add the following classes:

          • CON 5325: Advanced Career Counseling (3 hours)
          • CON 5303: Intro to School OR HEA 5001 Intro to Student Affairs (3 hours)
          • CON 5304: Adv School OR HEA 5010: College Students and Campus Env (3 hours)
          • CON 5340: Couns. Children OR HEA 5020: Diversity in Higher Ed (3 hours)
          • CON 5390: Internship in Career Counseling (600 hours - 6 hours) (NOTE: This is in addition to your 600-hour mental health counseling internship)

These additions will add 18 hours to your current School Plan of Study, unless you took one of the above classes as your "advisor-approved elective". If you are using one of the above courses as your "advisor-approved elective", you will need to select an additional 3-hour school counseling or higher educaiton administration elective.  You MUST complete 18 hours (beyond the 60 hour school counseling plan of study) to receive dual degrees.

If you are admitted as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling major -- and you would like to add the School Counseling Program of Study:

 You will complete your Clinical Mental Health Program of Study and add the following classes:

          • CON 5303: Intro to School Counseling (3 hours)
          • CON 5304: Advanced School Counseling (3 hours)
          • CON 5308: Counseling Children and Adolescents (3 hours)
          • CON 5340: Counseling Students with Special Needs (3 hours)
          • CON 5350 Clinical Interventions in Events of Crisis, Grief, and Trauma (3 hours)
          • CON 5390: Internship in School Counseling (600 hours - 6 hours) (NOTE: This is in addition to your 600-hour mental health counseling internship)

These additions will add 18 hours to your Clinical Mental Health plan of study, if you took one of the above classes as your "advisor-approved elective". 

If you are admitted as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling major -- and you would like to add the Career Counseling Program of Study:

 You will complete your Clinical Mental Health Program of Study and add the following classes:

          • CON 5325: Advanced Career Counseling (3 hours)
          • CON 5303: Intro to School OR HEA 5001 Intro to Student Affairs (3 hours)
          • CON 5304: Adv School OR HEA 5010: College Students and Campus Env (3 hours)
          • CON 5340: Couns. Children OR HEA 5020: Diversity in Higher Ed (3 hours)
          • CON 5390: Internship in Career Counseling (600 hours - 6 hours) (NOTE: This is in addition to your 600-hour mental health counseling internship)

These additions will add 18 hours to your current Mental Health Plan of Study, unless you took one of the above classes as your "advisor-approved elective".  If you are using one of the above courses as your "advisor-approved elective", you will need to select an additional 3-hour school counseling or higher educaiton administration elective.  You MUST complete 18 hours (beyond the 60 hour Mental Health counseling plan of study) to receive dual degrees.

If you are admitted as a Career Counseling major -- and you would like to add the Clinical Mental Health Counseling  Program of Study:

You will complete your Career Program of Study and add the following classes:

          • CON 5362: Advanced Assessment / Diagnosis, Assessment, and Psychopathology (3 hours) 
          • CON 5306: Intro to Addictions Counseling (3 hours)
          • CON 5307: Crisis, Trauma, and Grief Counseling (3 hours)
          • CON 5321: Intro to Family Counseling (3 hours)
          • CON 5381: Intro to Mental Health Counseling (3 hours)
          • CON 5390: Internship in Mental Health Counseling (600 hours - 6 hours) (NOTE: This is in addition to your 600-hour career counseling internship)

These additions will add 18 hours to your current Career Counseling Plan of Study, if you took one of the above classes as your "advisor-approved electvie".  

If you are admitted as a Career Counseling major -- and you would like to add the School Counseling Program of Study:

 You will complete your Career Program of Study and add the following classes:

          • CON 5303: Intro to School Counseling (3 hours)
          • CON 5304: Advanced School Counseling (3 hours)
          • CON 5308: Counseling Children and Adolescents (3 hours) 
          • CON 5340: Counseling Students with Special Needs (3 hours)
          • CON 5350 Clinical Interventions in Events of Crisis, Grief, and Trauma (3 hours)
          • CON 5390: Internship in School Counseling (600 hours - 6 hours) (NOTE: This is in addition to your 600-hour career counseling internship)

These additions will add 18 hours to your current Career Counseling Plan of Study, if you took one of the above classes as your "advisor-approved elective".  This option is ONLY available for those Career Counseling students who complete the HEA route for their primary plan of study.

 


 

To receive a second degree, you MUST complete a minimum of 18 semester hours above and beyond your original plan of study.

PLEASE consult with your advisor for approval.  Not everyone may be permitted to pursue a dual degre.  There are also schedule variations (course offerings) and course sequencing that can impact how quickly you progress through the Program.   Other options (e.g., pursuing LCAS or Grief Counseling certificate) are not part of the dual-degree process.  Courses taken towards other options may not be substituted for the ones indicated above.

 

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