Mental health practices in schools Courses

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Master of education in educational, school and counseling psychology
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Delivery of this program is 100% online: no campus visits are required.

Successful completion of the program requires 34 credit hours.

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The chart below shows when the courses are traditionally offered. 

Some courses are offered only in ODD (e.g., 2021) or EVEN (e.g., 2022) years. Courses are 3 credit hours each, unless stated otherwise. The University reserves the right to change or cancel courses as needed.

Note: X = full semester, A = 1st half of semester, B = 2nd half of semester


This program does not provide school counselor nor teacher certification nor any professional licensure. If you are seeking Missouri certification, please contact the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Other states: Please contact the certification agency for the state in which you are seeking initial teacher certification.


The program culminates with capstone integrative paper (ESC_PS 8490), in which you will demonstrate the knowledge, skills and competencies you have acquired through the course work. Please understand that taking these courses alone is not sufficient to earn the graduate certificate. You also must apply to and be accepted by the graduate certificate program.

Nondegree-seeking enrollment

Prior to acceptance into the program, you may enroll in up to 12 credit hours as a nondegree-seeking (in some cases, post-baccalaureate) student. Enrollment does not guarantee acceptance. Learn more about nondegree-seeking university student admissions.

State authorization

States require that the University of Missouri-Columbia be authorized to deliver university-level distance/online education to their residents. Each state handles this process differently.

Please see our state authorization page for more information.

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Students residing in all states are eligible to enroll in this program.

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