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School Counseling: Curriculum

Our curriculum gives you the appropriate academic preparation and personal growth opportunities to serve as a professional master's degree school counselor. You are expected to develop a high level of self-awareness, a strong knowledge base and competent counseling skills in order to practice ethically and professionally within a diverse society.

Get a description of each of Cal U's counseling education (CED) courses from our Course Catalog.

Below is a recommended framework of courses for completing the master's degree.

*If you have not taken the following courses or their equivalent courses as either an undergraduate or graduate, they are required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and must be taken in order to receive school counseling certification.

  • ESP 701: Introduction to Behavior Analysis-3 credits
  • ESP 612 or ESP 613: Evidence Based Practices in Inclusion-3 credits
  • EDU 650: Supporting English Language Learners-3 credits

Master of Education in School Counseling: 48 Credits

Area I: Core Courses Required for Candidacy12

CED 700Foundations of School Counseling (FL17, SP18, SM18, FL18)3
CED 702Counseling Theory (SM17, FL17, SP18, SM18, FL18)3
CED 710Counseling Skills and Techniques (FL17, SP18, FL18)3
CED 724Experiential Group Process (SM17, FL17, SP18, FL18)3

Area II: Advanced Counseling Core9

CED 705Developmental Group Counseling (FL17, SP18, FL18)3
CED 720Cross - cultural Counseling (FL17, SP18, SM18, FL18)3
CED 786Career Counseling (SM17, FL17, SP18, FL18)3

Area III: Field Education Course12

CED 711Practicum in Counselor Education (FL17, SP18, FL18)3
CED 712Clinical Field Experience in Counselor Education (FL17, SP18, FL18)6
CED 787Integration, Collaboration and Consultation (SM17, FL17, SP18, FL18)3

Area IV: Counseling and Education Courses*3

ESP 610Special Education Foundations and Collaboration (SP18, SM18)3

Area V: Psychological Foundations9

CED 721Diagnosis and Counseling Children and Adolescents (SM17, SP18)3
CED 722Assessment Procedures for Counselors (FL17, SP18, SM18, FL18)3
CED 755Counseling Across the Life Span: Prevention and Treatment in Schools and the Community (SM17, SP18, SM18, FL18)3

Area VI: Research3

CED 785Research Methods in Counseling (SM17, FL17, SP18, FL18)3

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