Program Overview

The School Counseling program prepares students to be effective leaders and advocates as school counselors while earning a M.Ed. in Counseling and School Counselor Certification PK-12 grades.

The 51 credit hour program consists of:

  • core counseling courses,
  • school counseling courses and
  • 700 hours of field work, resulting in a strong foundation for serving our school students.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of school counseling is expected to grow by 13% through 2026, faster than the average for all professions.


Program Highlights

  • Nationally Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Academic Programs (CACREP), the only nationally recognized accreditation body for counseling programs

  • An approved program provider by the PA Department of Education.

  • Upon graduation and passing the PRAXIS examination, students will earn their PK-12 certificate in professional school counseling, allowing them to work in PA public schools as a professional school counselor.

  • Can also lead to the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credential in PA. However other requirements must be met for this credential.

  • Upon graduation and successful completion of the National Counselor Examination (NCE), students can earn national board certification.

  • Department was recognized as the Counselor Education Program of the Year for 2016 by the PA Counseling Association.


What can I do with this degree?

  • Professional School Counselor in PK-12 education settings
  • Professional counseling in other environments (drug and alcohol, behavioral health, etc.)

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Graduate Amy Dauble was elected president of the California School Counselors Association