Program Requirements

The Master of Education in School Counseling degree consists of forty-eight credits and a non-credit Orientation Seminar. The curriculum is designed as follows:

Curriculum Summary

Professional Core (18 Credits)

  • ORI 500 Orientation Seminar (0 credit)
  • CPS 502 Research Statistics for the Social Sciences
  • CPS 510 Human Growth and Development across the Lifespan (3)
  • CPS 525 Counseling and Psychological Assessment Techniques I
  • CPS 530 Professional Ethics in Counseling and Psychology Casework
  • PSC 501 Formational Orientation to CNS and Psychology
  • PSC 504 Research Design and Methods for the School Counselor

Program Courses (24 Credits)

  • CPS 575 Counseling Youth in Ed Contexts
  • PSC 530 Exceptional Students: Populations, Policies, and Procedures
  • PSC 540 Elementary School Guidance Systems
  • PSC 545 Elementary School Guidance Techniques
  • PSC 550 Career Stewardship Development
  • PSC 555 Elementary Group Guidance and Counseling
  • PSC 601 Counseling Practicum
  • PSC 604 Elementary Counseling Internship

School Counseling Elective (3 Credits)

Students select one of the following:

  • CPS 514 Pharmacopsychology
  • CPS 517 Biopsychology
  • CPS 531 Abnormal Psychology
  • CPS 577 Human Sexuality
  • CPS 583 Cross-Cultural Counseling
  • CPS 590 Independent Study
  • MFC 550 Family Counseling and Psychology
  • MHC 546 Theories of Personality
  • MHC 551 Counseling and Psychology Assessment Techniques II
  • CPS 572 Counseling Addictions
  • MHC 553 Counseling and Psychotherapy for the Individual 

Capstone (3 Credits) 

  • PSC 697 Action Research