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 800 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).

Educ 685       Pupil Personnel Services: Counseling in Schools (3)

Educ 675       Curriculum and Program Development (3)

OR

College Counseling Emphasis (6 units)

The College Counseling emphasis allows students to focus on the college or university arena rather than K–12. Two College counseling emphasis courses are required. 

Educ 624       Introduction to College Student Development Theory (3)

Choose one from:

Educ 607       Higher Education in the United States (3)

Educ 609       Higher Education Law (3)

Educ 614       Organization Theory & Leadership in Higher Education (3)

OR

School Counseling K-12 & College Counseling Emphasis (12 units)

Students who choose to take the combination K–12 and College Counseling emphases must conduct 600 hours of fieldwork. 400 hours must be completed in two different K–12 settings (which is the requirement for the PPS credential). In addition, a minimum of 200 hours must be completed at a community college or four-year college or university in a variety of student services areas.

 

Educ 685       Pupil Personnel Services: Counseling in Schools (3)

Educ 675       Curriculum and Program Development (3)

Educ 624       Introduction to College Student Development Theory (3)

Choose one from:

Educ 607       Higher Education in the United States (3)

Educ 609       Higher Education Law (3)

Educ 614       Organization Theory & Leadership in Higher Education (3)

 

  

 

 

 

 

Campuses

Regional Campuses 

School Counseling is offered in the following campuses:  

Redlands (University Campus)

South Coast Metro

Careers in Education

Learn more about making a difference in education at our two fall Open Houses.

October 16th: Workshop for Future K-12 Teachers, Counselors and Administrators

October 25th: Meaningful Careers in Higher Education

Learn more