School Counseling

Master of Arts in School Counseling

Candidates in the School Counseling MA program must complete a minimum of 60 credits. Candidates are expected to maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The MA program of study in School Counseling allows candidates to complete the state certification requirements.

Social and Cultural Foundations
COUN 5433Multicultural Issues in Counseling3
Human Development
COUN 5447Lifespan Development for Professional Counseling3
COUN 5454Introduction to Counseling Children and Adolescents3
COUN 6250Diagnosis and Treatment Across the Lifespan3
Professional Orientation
COUN 5468Professional Issues in Counseling3
Helping Relationship
COUN 5501Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy3
COUN 5553Counseling Relationships and Skills 13
Group Work
COUN 6455Group Work: Theory and Practice3
Lifestyle and Career Development
COUN 5457Career Development: Theory and Practice3
COUN 6467Assessment in Counseling3
Research and Evaluation
COUN 6568Research Methodology3
Clinical Instruction
COUN 6950Counseling Practicum 13
COUN 6983School Counseling Internship I 1, 23
COUN 6984School Counseling Internship II 13
or COUN 6985 School Counseling Internship for Teachers
Specialized Curriculum
COUN 5531Introduction to School Counseling3
COUN 5350Introduction to Substance and Process Addictions3
SPED 5403Foundations in Research and Evaluation of Psychoeducational Issues in Special Education 33
COUN 6450Career Readiness and College/Workforce Access Counseling in P-123
COUN 6840Consultation and Collaboration for School Counselors3
Elective Courses
Select one elective course in consultation with advisor3
Comprehensive Exam
COUN 6999SComprehensive Exam in School Counseling 40
Total Credits60

Concentration in Sexual and Gender Minority Mental Health

MFTH 5470Sexual and Gender Minority Mental Health3
MFTH 5480Transgender and Gender Expansive Affirming Care1.5
MFTH 5481Conversations with Queer and Trans Youth1.5
MFTH 5999GSexual and Gender Minority Mental Health Capstone3
Total Credits9

Sixth Year Certificate in School Counseling

The Sixth Year Certificate (SYC) program in School Counseling requires a minimum of 30 post-masters' graduate-level credit hours, including clinical courses, and completion of requirements, as outlined on an individual plan of study.