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Taking Summer Classes

I’m back! I can’t believe it’s been about two and a half months since my last post. (That might be a record for me). As you might have guessed, I’ve been busy with grad school. I’ve also been working as a substitute teacher, which I’m sure I’ll tell you about Read more →

Taking Foundations Courses to Continue With Graduate Ones

As I’ve mentioned before, because I didn’t have a previous major or minor in psychology as an undergrad, I had to take “foundations courses” before I could take more than three graduate level courses. The requirement was for 12 credits (four classes) in psychology, education, or related subjects. Since the Read more →

My First Hybrid (Online & Onsite) Class

Most of the classes for the master’s degree I’m pursuing in counseling psychology are distance education, but some of them are required to be taken as hybrid classes. In these classes, most of the class takes place online, but there are three weekends where we meet onsite from 9am to 4pm Read more →

My First Semester of Grad School & First Distance Education Classes

My first semester of grad school at Bowie State University/UMUC-Europe was in the fall of 2012, and I enrolled in the first session for Appraisal, Assessment, and Evaluation (AAE) and Introduction to Research, both distance education classes. Although I recall having a hybrid class that had both onsite and online Read more →

Applying & Getting Admitted to UMUC-Europe/Bowie State University’s Counseling Psychology Program

Last time I talked about grad school, I did a three-part series on places I looked for loans, scholarships, and writing contests. Now, I’ll tell you about actually applying to and and getting admitted to University of Maryland University College-Europe/Bowie State University. When I was first asking questions about UMUC-Europe, I Read more →

Is it UMUC –Europe or Bowie State University and What if We Go Back to the States Before I Finish?

There were a couple things I wondered about as I went through the application process to pursue an MA in Counseling Psychology. The first was what school my degree would actually come from. The application process was through University of Maryland University College-Europe. Any on-site courses are offered at UMUC-Europe Read more →

Admissions Requirements for Graduate School: UMUC-Europe/Bowie State University

Can you tell by the fact I disappeared for about three weeks that the summer semester is in full swing? I should actually be finishing my reading for the week, but I wanted to pop in to make a post about when I applied to start this new adventure. Last Read more →

Can I Use an MA in Counseling Psychology When I Graduate (Part 2: CACREP Accreditation)

One concern with deciding whether to attend a university is whether or not it is accredited. Bowie State University and University of Maryland University College are regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. However, I found out that another accreditation is important in counseling, CACREP (Council for Accreditation Read more →

Can I Use an MA in Counseling Psychology When I Graduate? (Part 1: Requirements for State Licensure)

Licensing requirements for mental health counselors vary state to state. So, when you’re going to school to become a mental health counselor, you need to make sure that the degree you’re earning is going to qualify you to apply for licensure in your state (or wherever you plan to live). Read more →

Going to Grad School for Counseling Psychology

For the last several years, I’ve wanted to go back to school for a Master’s in psychology. However, I didn’t have a work schedule or funds that were conducive to starting. When we got orders to Germany, my husband and I discussed the possibility that our time overseas might be Read more →

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