16 weeks (semester)
Traditional On-Campus, Lancaster
If you have a desire to partner with and walk alongside adolescents during critical times of transitional development, why not become a school counselor? School counselors provide support to K-12 students and make a direct, tangible impact on their lives.
In LBC’s professional school counseling program, you can earn both your undergraduate and graduate degree in just five years – all while learning from experienced, caring and creative professionals with years of experience in the field.
Our rigorous program gives students the chance to integrate their faith into their studies formally through our Bible classes and informally through one-on-one interaction with our caring and deeply committed Christian professors. Students at LBC also get the chance to practice the skills they learn in the classroom in real-world settings, like internships and practicums, and experience school counseling in both private and public settings. Lancaster Bible College’s school counseling program is uniquely Christ-focused – and that makes all the difference to our students and the students’ they’ll eventually care for.
Our Master’s of Education in school counseling program is a 48-credit program, focusing on student and program development that implements an American School Counselor Association model. Upon graduation, our students are ready to enter the field and will have over 700 internship hours, emphasizing our deeply held belief in the benefits of practical experience. Our program will also assist you with meeting the requirements for licensure in Pennsylvania. At Lancaster Bible College, we’re passionate about training future school counselors to be able to make data-driven decisions to solve real-world problems.
Childhood and adolescence is by definition change-oriented. Help students adjust to these changes by becoming a school counselor.
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Bible & Theology Core 43 Credits
Arts & Sciences Core 37 Credits
Counseling Core 70 Credits
View the Academic Catalog for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions and complete program details.
Want to learn more about this major or the traditional undergraduate programs at Lancaster Bible College? Consider scheduling an in-person or virtual campus visit to see the campus and talk with our admissions counselors.
The Professional School Counseling degree prepares students for a wide range of technical and/or ministry contexts. Here is a sampling of careers and opportunities this degree affords:
PSY 122 Group Psychotherapy (3)
PSY 143 History and Systems of Psychology (3)
PSY 351 Therapy Lab (1)
PSY 415 PSY Practicum (3)
CPS 531 Psychopathology and Counseling (3)
CPS Elective (3)
CPS 508 Counseling Skills in Helping Relationships (3)
CPS 510 Human Growth and Development (3)
CPS 515 Counseling Theories and Techniques (3)
CPS 525 Counseling Assessment I (3)
CPS 530 Professional Ethics and Leagal Issues (3)
CPS 583 Multicultural Foundations of Counseling (3)
PSC 504 Research and Program Eval (3)
CPS 501 Orientation to Professional Counseling (3)
PSC 523 Leadership & Advocacy (3)
PSC 526 Collab, Consult, & Coord. (3)
PSC 535 Exceptional Students (3)
PSC 555 Group Counseling in Schools (3)
PSC 556 Career Dev in Schools (3)
PSC 601 Practicum & Internship I in School Counseling (3)
PSC 602 Internship II in School Counseling (3)
CPS 572 Counseling Addictions (3)
CPS 540 Marriage Counseling and Psychotherapy (3)
CPS Elective (3)