Master of Arts in School Counseling
The School Counseling program involves training in counseling, consultation and helping relationships. The program provides general counseling preparation for public and private school service as well as other counseling positions outside the school setting. Coursework meets all standards required for a California Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential.
In the School Counseling program, students may:
The master's degree, with or without the PPS Credential, consists of:
- 48 units (16 courses)
- 600 fieldwork hours
Although a California teacher credential is not required for the PPS Credential, successful completion of the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) is a prerequisite to enter the program. Also, candidates for the PPS program must apply for a Certificate of Clearance and need evidence of a negative TB test dated within the past two years when they initially enroll in the program.
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MA: School Counseling with Pupil Personnel Services Credential
To obtain the master’s degree along with the Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential, candidates must take the core graduate courses and all courses listed for the PPS Credential.
MA: School Counseling College Track
In addition to the K-12 School Counseling track, the School of Education offers a College Counseling track, which prepares students for working in a community college, 4-yr college or university setting:
- EDUC 667 Students in Higher Education (3)
- EDUC 668 Mental Health Counseling in Higher Education (3)
*Note: it is possible to complete both the K-12 School Counseling track and College Counseling track in one combined program. Contact an Admissions Counselor for more details.
Core Graduate Courses
- EDUC 603 Inquiry I - Introduction to Quantitative Research (3)
- EDUC 604 Inquiry II - Introduction to Qualitative Research (3)
- EDUC 637 Master’s Seminar (3)