School Counseling Program

The concentration in school counseling is designed to prepare beginning counselors to work within a school environment. Successful completion of the program and exit exam results in Pre-K through 12 certification as a school counselor.

Methods of instruction in the School Counseling Program include: classroom teaching/lecture, student led presentations, hybridized course delivery with content pushed out to students, engaging with the institution’s learning management system, Blackboard, independent reading and research, and clinical placements in the appropriate field setting. In accordance with established graduate school matriculation policies, known in the Graduate Catalog as “Continuation Standards” students are expected to maintain a B average in order to remain in the program. Students who earn a C in one class must repeat it for a better grade. Earning two Cs will result in program dismissal.

Core Courses
EPSY 5010   Methods of Educational Research
COUN 5020    Introduction to the Counseling Profession
COUN 5100   Ethics and Professional Issues in Counseling
COUN 5430   Theories of Human Development
COUN 5440   Theories and Techniques of Counseling
COUN 5450   Counseling Skills
COUN 5470   Group Counseling
COUN 5480   Measurements and Assessments in Counseling
COUN 5490   Career Development and Counseling
COUN 5510   Crisis Counseling
COUN 5540   Counseling Children and Adolescents
COUN 5620   Foundations of School Counseling
COUN 5650   Seminar in School Counseling
COUN 5760   Theories and Practice of Multicultural Counseling
COUN 5550   Counseling Practicum
COUN 5700   Internship in Elementary School Counseling
COUN 5710   Internship in Secondary School Counseling
COUN 5750   Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Disorders
Elective Courses (6 hours from the following)
COUN 5520   Addictions Counseling
COUN 5530   Family Counseling I
COUN 5500   Perspectives of Human Sexuality in Counseling


Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam (CPCE) 

The comprehensive exam is an exit examination required of all master’s degree students. It is ordinarily taken during the student’s last semester of study in the program. The purpose of the exam is to assess the student’s knowledge of counseling to ensure minimum competence in the field. The CPCE will also provide collective feedback that can be used by the program in developing/adapting curriculum.

Please contact Dr. Shekila Melchior, she is the Coordinator of the School Counseling Program