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 700||Foundations of School Counseling||3|
|CED 702||Counseling Theory||3|
|CED 710||Counseling Skills and Techniques||3|
|CED 724||Experiential Group Process||3|
Area II: Advanced Counseling Core9
|CED 705||Developmental Group Counseling||3|
|CED 720||Cross - cultural Counseling||3|
|CED 786||Career Counseling||3|
Area III: Field Education Course12
|CED 711||Practicum in Counselor Education||3|
|CED 712||Clinical Field Experience in Counselor Education||6|
|CED 787||Integration, Collaboration and Consultation||3|
Area IV: Counseling and Education Courses*3
|ESP 610||Special Education Foundations and Collaboration||3|
Area V: Psychological Foundations9
|CED 721||Diagnosis and Counseling Children and Adolescents||3|
|CED 722||Assessment Procedures for Counselors||3|
|CED 755||Counseling Across the Life Span: Prevention and Treatment in Schools and the Community||3|
Area VI: Research3
|CED 785||Research Methods in Counseling||3|