The Master of Arts in Education, School Counseling program involves training in counseling, consultation, and helping relationships. The program provides general counseling preparation for public and private school service. Coursework meets all standards required for a California Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential.

School Counseling

Three tracks provide students with a choice between K-12 counseling, college track or both. This program offers training in counseling, consultation, and helping relationships. Provides general counseling preparation for public and private school service, and/or college and community college settings. Rigorous fieldwork offers hands-on experience.

Master of Arts in School and College Counseling

Our School and College Counseling programs involve training in counseling and consultation to prepare students for counseling positions in school settings ranging from Primary to Post-Secondary. Coursework meets all standards required for a California Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential.

Program Overview

This program involves training in counseling and consultation to prepare students for counseling positions in a range of educational settings. Coursework within this two-year program meets all standards required for a California Pupil Personnel Services credential.

3 tracks to fit your needs: 

The Counseling program prepares students to work as counselors in a variety of settings including public and private schools. All students will complete the core counseling curriculum with an option to specialize in the following areas:

Option 1: K-12 Counseling Emphasis with PPS Credential (48 UNITS) + 600 Fieldwork hours

Option 2: College Counseling Emphasis (48 UNITS) + 400 Fieldwork Hours

Option 3: K-12 Counseling with PPS & College Counseling Emphasis (54 UNITS) + 600 Fieldwork Hours

 

Coursework

The K-12 emphasis, and the College Counseling emphasis requires 48 units plus 600-documented fieldwork hours beyond the classroom. The Combination emphasis program requires a total of 54 units along with 600 fieldwork hours. Candidates pursuing the Master’s degree with a K-12 Counseling emphasis must ensure at least two-thirds of their fieldwork hours are completed in two separate K–12 school settings. The combination degree with emphases on K-12 Counseling and College Counseling requires 54 units along with 800 fieldwork hours; that is, 400 hours in 2 K-12 settings + 400 in a college setting.

Counseling Handbook  (before Fall 2016)

Counseling Handbook (after Fall 2016) 

Students completing the combination degree with emphases on K-12 Counseling and College Counseling require the following electives:

School Counseling K-12 Emphasis (6 units)

Students in the School Counseling program must complete 400 of their required 600 hours in two different K-12 settings, one must be a High School (California state requirement for the PPS Credential).