Counselor Education with School Counseling Emphasis, Master of Science (MS)

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The Master of Science in Counselor Education: School Counseling emphasis is designed for students wishing preparation as counselors in school settings, primarily public schools.

Classes and experiences are organized to provide thorough grounding in the skills and knowledge generally recognized by the counseling profession. The program is accredited by CACREP and exceeds the Washington state requirement for ESA-School Counselor Certification.

Practical application is stressed and students are provided early and continuous skill practice with personalized feedback and coaching. Continuous opportunities for expanding awareness of the self of the counselor will be provided.

Note: successful completion of both a written comprehensive examination of conceptual attainments and an oral interview of practical applications is required.

Required Courses
PSYC 506COUNSELING DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSITION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN4
PSYC 509CLASSROOM MANAGMENT FOR THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR3
PSYC 520TACTICS PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH4
PSYC 540INTRODUCTION TO SCHOOL COUNSELING4
PSYC 542CAREER COUNSELING4
PSYC 544COUNSELING THEORY AND TECHNIQUES4
PSYC 547ASSESSMENT: SCHOOL COUNSELING4
PSYC 548COUNSELING CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS4
PSYC 569FAMILY SYSTEMS AND PARENT EDUCATION4
PSYC 575DSM TREATMENT ISSUES FOR COUNSELORS4
PSYC 580CONSULATION IN THE COUNSELING PROFESSION2
PSYC 582ADVANCED SCHOOL COUNSELING4
PSYC 583GROUP EXPERIENCE1
PSYC 584GROUP THEORY2
PSYC 585GROUP PROCESS IN COUNSELING2
PSYC 587ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOR COUNSELING4
PSYC 588CRISIS INTERVEN AND TRUAMA COUNSEL4
PSYC 590DIVERSITY COUNSELING3
PSYC 594PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN SCHOOL COUNSELING2
PSYC 602SCHOOL PSYC PORTFOLIO (1-6)3
PSYC 694PRACTICUM (1-8 must be repeated)12
PSYC 697INTERNSHIP IN PSYCHOLOGY (1-10 must be repeated)15
Total Credits93

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • assess community needs, design, implement and evaluate mental health programs and systems-Mental Health Counseling Emphasis;
  • provide accurate assessment, diagnosis (where appropriate) and treatment planning for a diverse client population-Mental Health Counseling Emphasis;
  • describe the ethical and legal considerations that govern the practice of mental health counseling-Mental Health Counseling Emphasis;
  • utilize the American School Counseling Association’s National Model (a framework for school counseling programs) to develop an individual school’s comprehensive program -School Counseling Emphasis;
  • describe and apply the counseling theories and techniques that have proven to be the most applicable to the K–12 school population-School Counseling Emphasis;
  • describe and utilize the laws and ethics that govern the school counseling profession -School Counseling Emphasis.