School of Education
Rufus E. Clement Hall, 323
Telephone: (404) 880-85085
Department Exams, Forms, and Manuals
Communications Skills Examination
A written examination designed to assess students’ comprehension and vocabulary academic achievement. All graduate students must take the Communications Skills Examination if they are not exempt. Students are exempted if they score a 3.0 or higher on the Analytical area of the Graduate Records Examination (GRE). However, they must register for the examination. The examination is offered twice an academic year, the second Saturday in March and November. Moreover, the examination should be taken in the first semester of study. Contact the administrative assistant to the Chair in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Studies for additional information.
A written comprehensive examination is required of every master’s degree candidate. The student must have completed all core courses and the required courses in the area of concentration. The written comprehensive examination is designed to test the candidate’s mastery of his/her major field and not simply the course material. That is, it is a tool to help synthesize and apply information gained throughout the program of study. Taking the Comprehensive Examination Students must complete an application in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Studies to sit for the comprehensive exam. Comprehensive examinations are scheduled twice a year, once in March and once in November. Students are advised to take the examination as soon as possible after the completion of required course work. The comprehensive examination may be taken during the last semester in which the candidate for the degree is registered for the last three hours of credit. The exam schedule is regularly posted (see the administrative assistant to the chair).
Comprehensive Exam Application
Complete the Exit Interview Survey
The Department of Counselor Education faculty advisor will meet with each prospective graduate at the end of their program of study. All prospective graduates are required to schedule an exit interview during the final semester of their academic program.
Each candidate will be ask to make a formal, five (5) to ten (10) minutes electronic presentation describing their professional identity, strengths and areas for improvement to their advisor, department chair and fellow prospective graduates. All prospective graduates will have an opportunity to comment on the community counseling and/or school counseling programs.
Exit Interview format:
- The presentation will be conducted in a group format.
- Interviews will be conducted in an individual format.
- Electronic presentation must be on a jump drive.
- Business attire.
Exit interviews will be scheduled at the end of the spring and fall semester.
Counselor Education Exit Interview
Counselor Education Field Manual
Counselor Education Student Handbook
Department Major Change Form