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Masters in School Counseling Program Scheme

Overview and Purpose

The mission of the Counseling Services (COUN) program is to produce professionally and culturally competent counselors who possess the knowledge and skills to work with diverse children, families, adults, and communities. The program allows students to individualize their training and career paths to align their study for professional practice. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be eligible for national and local certification/ licensure as a Professional School Counselor, Nationally Board Certified Counselor, or a Licensed Professional Counselor.

A scholarly, productive, and enriching academic milieu is designed for both students and faculty. COUN faculty excel in the areas of teaching, research, and service, and are firmly committed to producing competent and compassionate mental health providers who seek resolutions to educational, mental health, social, and environmental problems that challenge the well-being of individuals and groups throughout the nation and the world.

All program candidates complete the core curriculum, concentration specific courses, and field experiences.  The program consists of a curriculum that meets national and local employment requirements and prepares students for professional certification and licensure.  Concentration schemes are based on the requirements from the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) and  National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Specialty Area: School Counseling - 60 credits

CACREP Core (24 credits)

Course Name

Credit Hours

Introduction to Professional Counseling and Ethical Practice

(3 credits)

Introduction to Educational Research

(3 credits)

Counseling in Urban and Diverse Communities

(3 credits)

Career Counseling and Lifestyle Development

(3 credits)

Techniques and Theories of Counseling & Psychotherapy

(3 credits)

Group Counseling

(3 credits)

Human Development

(3 credits)

Clinical Assessment and Practice

(3 credits)

Required Coursework for School Counseling (18 credits)

Course Name

Credit Hours

Organization & Administration in School Counseling

(3 credits)

Contemporary Issues in School Counseling

(3 credits)

Survey of Exceptional Populations

(3 credits)

Practicum in Counseling Services (100 hours)

(3 credits)

Internship in Counseling Services I (300 hours)

(3 credits)

Internship in Counseling Services II (300 hours)

(3 credits)

Required Coursework for Counseling Service (18 credits)

Course Name

Credit Hours

Brief Counseling and Crisis Intervention

(3 credits)

Counseling Consultation and Collaboration

(3 credits)

Alcohol and Drug Counseling

(3 credits)

Integrated, Complimentary, and Expressive Therapies and Approaches for Mental Health and Wellness

(3 credits)

Family Counseling

(3 credits)

Professional Identity Through Service Learning

(3 credits)