The 48 credit M.S.Ed graduate program in School Counseling is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program (CACREP) and prepares students to work as student advocates across P-12 environments. Students develop a strong identity as caring, competent professional school counselors by focusing on increased self-awareness, personal and professional development, and continuous learning. Learning experiences involve theoretical and practical coursework, supervised counseling practice, and the development of a professional portfolio. Field experiences integrate clinical practice into the context of the school community so that students are proficient in delivering comprehensive programs to all P-12 students, and serve as advocates prepared to meet the challenges of a diverse, ever-changing society.
Through an integrative 700 hour supervised practice experience distributed across several semesters consisting of 3 individual placements connecting to an academic course, students will serve in capacities across various levels of primary and secondary education as a student advocate.
These courses are EDC 600 and EDC 601-602A and require 100 and 300 hours respectively. Students are expected to complete experiences at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. This is so that upon graduation students have a diversity of experiences across P-12 which allows for greater employability. Students are encouraged to complete one placement in a low socioeconomic district. Students are placed into a school by the Field Placement Coordinator and do not have to find their own internships.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through the summer, fall, and spring semesters. To apply, please see the Office of Graduate Admissions for standards and criteria.
View the 48-credit M.S.Ed graduate program curriculum in School Counseling.
For more information or questions about the School Counseling Program please contact Dr. Jose Maldonado or Professor Cindy O'Connell.