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.
Master of Education in School Counseling: 48 Credits
|CED 700: Foundations of School Counseling||3|
|CED 702: Counseling Theory||3|
|CED 710: Counseling Skills and Techniques||3|
|CED 724: Experiential Group Process||3|
|CED 705: Developmental Group Counseling||3|
|CED 720: Cross - cultural Counseling||3|
|CED 786: Career Counseling||3|
|CED 711: Practicum in Counselor Education||3|
|CED 712: Clinical Field Experience in Counselor Education||6|
|CED 787: Integration, Collaboration and Consultation||3|
|ESP 610: Special Education Foundations and Collaboration||3|
|CED 721: Diagnosis and Counseling Children and Adolescents||3|
|PSY 713: Psychology of Growth and Development||3|
|PSY 721: Advanced Tests and Measurements||3|
|CED 785: Research Methods in Counseling||3|
* If you have not taken the following courses or their equivalent courses as either an undergraduate or graduate, they are now required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and must be taken in order to receive school counseling certification. For this reason, we recommend completing this requirement before graduation:
ESP 611 Assessments and Positive Behavior Supports (if not offered, take ESP 701) 3____
ESP 612 or 613 Evidence Based Practices in Inclusion (these will later combine into one class ESP 619) 3____
EDU 650 Supporting English Language Learners 3____
Co-requisites: Either one (1) course in Psychology (grad or undergrad) or approved CED substitution. (Must have a minimum “C” (2.0) undergraduate grade, or 3.0 graduate grade, and may be taken concurrently with other CED requirements)
Practicum/clinical field experience: Practicum and clinical field experience are taken near the end of the student’s program. Practicum requires a minimum of 150 hours on-site. The student will be supervised by a professional in his/her area of interest. The clinical field experience requires a minimum of 600 hours under the supervision of a school counselor in the student’s area of interest. This will be arranged in consultation with the field site coordinator.