Education Specialist in Counselor Education (Ed.S) with emphasis in Play Therapy

What you'll learn

The Ed.S. in Counselor Education with emphasis in Play Therapy is an Online program where you can complete the training and experience hours required to obtain the RPT (Registered Play Therapist) or School Based RPT credential in 2 years. Play Therapy is a rapidly growing field among a wide range of mental health professions and our Online Ed.S. is the only degree of its kind and brings together mental health clinicians (counselors, school counselors, clinical social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists and more). In this program you will study alongside mental health professionals across the nation and graduate in approximately two years.

What we're looking for

  • Master's Degree or Higher in a Relevant Field
  • State-Issued License in Mental Health Field or School Counseling
  • Applications must be submitted no later than April 1


Yes. Contact our Graduate Studies Office for in-depth information.

The program can be completed in 2 years. Our Online Ed.S. requires 8 classes + 4 semesters of practicum (25 credits).

Upon finishing our Online Ed.S., you will meet the training and experience hour requirements to apply for the Registered Play Therapist credential from the Association for Play Therapy.

Our Online Ed.S. program is designed to fit your life. We believe you should study online and on your time.

Yes. During your first summer semester, you will travel to UM's Oxford campus for a three-day residency to work with our play therapy faculty.

Applicants must fill out an application through UM's Graduate School.

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