Looking to advance your career in education, counseling or the arts? We offer the following graduate programs as well as a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Education:
M.A. in Counseling, with specializations in:
- Addictions counseling
- Clinical Mental Health counseling
- General counseling
- School counseling
M.A. in Education, with specializations in:
- Applied Behavior Analysis
- Curriculum & Instruction (inclusive elementary, middle level, secondary or unified arts education)
- Special Education (one-year teaching license endorsement available)
- Foundations of Education (self-designed option)
Why Do Students Choose JSC for Graduate Study?
Graduate students give many reasons for continuing their education at Johnson State. Our small classes and personal attention rank high on their list, but so too does the quality of the education they receive. Here are a few reasons we consistently hear from graduate students at JSC:
Faculty Who Are Passionate, Accessible & Practicing Professionals
Professors in all three programs bring real-life experience to the classroom. Our education faculty are experienced teachers, while many counseling professors still maintain a private practice. And our studio arts professors continue to produce new works, exhibit nationally and internationally, and receive fellowships. Our graduate students often comment about the energy Johnson professors put into their teaching. Whether it’s a dynamic classroom presentation, the time they devote to advising students or the effort they put into monitoring each student’s performance, JSC professors have a well-earned reputation for giving it their all.
Programs that Meet the Needs of Adult Learners
Education courses meet late in the day and only once a week during the fall and spring semesters, and in the summer they are are offered as intensive, week-long courses. Counseling courses typically take place late in the afternoon or are offered on weekends. The low-residency studio arts program is designed specifically for practicing artists, and enables students to work independently and on their own time in their home studios while periodically submitting work to faculty for critiques.
An Intimate Learning Environment
All graduate programs feature small classes that promote close student-faculty relationships. Students receive personalized attention and support in developing a degree plan that fits their interests and career paths.
Programs That Put Theory to Practice
We stress the importance of gaining new experiences in real-life environments. Our education students teach in local schools. Our counseling students complete internships at sites related to their career goals. Our studio arts students create a six-month body of work and handle all aspects of exhibiting it to the public, from hanging the work to handling publicity for their required thesis exhibition.
For details about graduate programs at JSC or admissions requirements, contact Catherine Higley, graduate program coordinator.
Phone: 800-635-2356 or 802-635-1244