Community Care & Counseling (Ed.S.) - Pastoral Care & Counseling

Community Care & Counseling (Ed.S.) - Pastoral Care & Counseling

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
EDCO 705Issues and Trends in Community Counseling3
EDCO 711Advanced Group Counseling 13
EDCO 715Applied Counseling Theories3
EDCO 725Teaching and Learning3
EDCO 741Introduction to Research Methods3
Total Hours15

Intensive format optional

Pastoral Care & Counseling Cognate
EDCO 821Ethics & Issues in Pastoral Counseling3
EDCO 826Growth & Development of the Pastoral Counselor3
EDCO 831Individual & Family Issues in Pastoral Counseling3
EDCO 836Premarital & Marital Issues in Pastoral Counseling3
EDCO 841Crisis & Current Issues in Pastoral Counseling3
Total Hours15

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 30 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No grades lower than a B- may be applied to the degree 
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
EDCO 705 Issues and Trends in Community Counseling 3
EDCO 715 Applied Counseling Theories 3
EDCO 711 Advanced Group Counseling 1 3
EDCO 741 Introduction to Research Methods 3
Second Semester
EDCO 725 Teaching and Learning 3
EDCO 821 Ethics & Issues in Pastoral Counseling 3
EDCO 826 Growth & Development of the Pastoral Counselor 3
EDCO 831 Individual & Family Issues in Pastoral Counseling 3
Third Year
First Semester
EDCO 836 Premarital & Marital Issues in Pastoral Counseling 3
EDCO 841 Crisis & Current Issues in Pastoral Counseling 3
 Total Hours30

Intensive Format optional

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