Counselor Education - Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Education Specialist)

Counselor listens to client

The Ed.S. program emphasizes the development of clinical skills that may be used in various community settings, such as private practices, mental health agencies, or marriage and family therapy clinics. While working on clinical skills, candidates will be encouraged to pursue the associate professional counselor license (ALC) in Alabama. Coursework in the EdS program focuses on the application of knowledge in the candidates' professional settings and candidates will target areas for improvement and/or research in their current work settings, institute projects and plans, and summarize findings.

Potential Careers

  • Mental Health Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Substance Abuse Behavioral Disorder

Median Annual Salary

Mental Health Counselor


Substance Abuse Counselor


Additional Facts

  • 100% Online
  • All School Counseling Programs and Clinical Mental Health Programs at JSU are accredited by CACREP (Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs)


Online Program Contact

Priscilla Wilson
(256) 782-5724