School Counseling

General

Program Title

School Counseling

Degree Designation

MS

Award Type

Masters

Program Level

Graduate

Instruction Mode

On Campus

Program Description

The general purpose of the School Counseling Program in the Department of Counselor Education, Higher Education, and Educational Psychology is to educate students in the areas of school counseling, developmental guidance, and related psychological/educational services. Students develop the professional understanding, knowledge, attitude, and skills needed to assist individuals and groups in a multicultural, democratic society to achieve their maximum level of independence and functioning. The School Counseling Program embraces a developmental philosophy in preparing students to provide counseling and related services in a pluralistic society. The philosophical framework encompasses enhancing personal growth and development; creating awareness of self in relation to society; developing an identity as a professional school counselor; and attaining the knowledge and skills to counsel effectively with diverse populations.

Department/Unit(s)

College/School

College of Health and Wellness Professions

Status

Active

Admission Requirements

What previous degree and/or experience is required prior to admission to this program?

Bachelors Degree

Minimum undergraduate GPA for admission

2.75

Other requirements applicants MUST complete prior to admission.

The GRE is required.

Admissions process.

Interview required

Required GPA for graduation

3

Number of credits in program

52

Requirements

Program Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Students will learn to be effective counselors.

Outcome

Students will learn to communicate effectively.

Outcome

Students will develop a greater self-understanding.

Outcome

Learn and adhere to the legal and ethical guidelines of the profession.

Outcome

Develop increasing levels of multicultural competence.

Outcome

Learn to work effectively with K12 students, parents, and staff.

Outcome

Learn and apply evidence-based best practices to school counseling work.

Outcome

Learn and apply evidence-based best practices to school counseling work.

Degree Maps

Major Code

8147

Program Code

1712