1712 - Counseling Psychology: School Counseling

General

Program Title
Counseling Psychology: School Counseling
Degree Designation
MS
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(s)
Community Psychology, Counseling & Family Therapy
College/School
School of Health and Human Services
Status
Active

Requirements

Admissions Requirements

  • The GRE is required.

  • Submission of a personal data form obtained from the Department of Counseling and Community Psychology.

  • Successfully complete a personal interview with representatives of the profession, advanced students in the program and the counseling faculty. For specific interview dates and an appointment, contact the departmental secretary.

Notes

3 All counseling concentrations include a common core of course work prerequisite to the supervised counseling practicum experience: COUN 530, SCHL 619, COUN 651, COUN 666.

Graduate Plan A

Core: 58

Electives: 46 credits minimum: SCHL 619, COUN 651, SCHL 654, COUN 658, COUN 665, COUN 666, COUN 667, COUN 668, SCHL 669, SCHL 670, COUN 672, SCHL 681, SCHL 696, Select One: PSY 640, COUN 530. Required practicum.

Research: Elective (3 Cr)

Graduate Plan B

Credits: 12 credit minimum: COUN 675, COUN 678, SCHL 699

Comments: 52

Electives: 46 credits minimum: SCHL 619, COUN 651, SCHL 654, COUN 658, COUN 665, COUN 666, COUN 667, COUN 668, SCHL 669, SCHL 670, COUN 672, SCHL 681, SCHL 696, Select One: PSY 640, COUN 530. Required practicum.

Research: Elective (3 Cr)

Graduate Plan C

Comments: 6 credit minimum: COUN 675, COUN 678

See program website for additional information.

Learning Outcomes

Objective
Students will learn to be effective counselors
Objective
Students will learn to communicate effectively.
Objective
Students will develop a greater self-understanding. 
Objective
Learn and adhere to the legal and ethical guidelines of the profession. 
Objective
Develop increasing levels of multicultural competence. 
Objective
Learn to work effectively with K12 students, parents, and staff. 
Objective
Learn and apply evidence-based best practices to school counseling work.
Objective
Learn how to develop a comprehensive school counseling program.

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