The mission of the School Counseling program at Seattle University is to prepare professional school counselors to be ethical, reflective, and multiculturally competent leaders and change agents to work in K-12 schools, both public and private. The School Counseling program at Seattle University has a rich tradition of preparing professional school counselors for nearly four decades.
Seattle University’s School Counseling program is a national leader in preparing graduates to be professional school counselors in both private and public school settings.
Graduates are eligible to pursue licensure as:
The counseling faculty are also national leaders in their respective areas of research. Counseling faculty are involved at the state and national levels regarding school counseling issues. This School Counseling program is the only program in the nation where school counselor graduates are eligible to pursue Washington State substance use disorder professional certification upon graduation. This distinction positions our school counseling graduates to address substance abuse issues affecting K-12 youth in schools.
Graduates of the program leave with a deep understanding of the academic, career, and social/emotional issues impacting K-12 youth, they possess the knowledge and skills to create a compressive school counseling program, and they have a deep commitment to social justice.
Seattle University College of Education will use a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support staffing shortages in high-needs schools. Read more.
|Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy||3 Credits|
|Intro to School Counseling||3 Credits|
|Counseling for Social Justice||3 Credits|
|Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling||4 Credits|
|Counseling Across the Life Span||4 Credits|
|Introduction to Special Education||3 Credits|
|Research for the Counseling Program||3 Credits|
|Career Counseling||3 Credits|
|Fundamental Counseling Skills||4 Credits|
|Professional & Ethical Issues in Counseling||4 Credits|
|Diagnosis and Assessment||4 Credits|
|Addictions Counseling||4 Credits|
|Family Systems||4 Credits|
|Counseling Lab||4 Credits|
|School Counseling Practicum||4 Credits|
|Counseling with Children & Adolescents||4 Credits|
|Test and Measurement||3 Credits|
|Crisis Counseling||3 Credits|
|Consultation, Leadership & Advocacy||3 Credits|
|Group Counseling||4 Credits|
|Case Management||4 Credits|
|Internship I||4 Credits|
|Internship II||4 Credits|
|Internship III||4 Credits|
*for graduates who seek employment as a school counselor
As a premier program in the Pacific Northwest for the past four decades, our graduate counseling program mission is to prepare diverse, ethical, reflective, clinically skilled, and multiculturally competent counselors to become leaders and advocates who confront injustice and provide quality service in diverse communities. Learn more about the Counseling Programs Mission Statement and program objectives, accreditation, student organizations and community connections by exploring the links below.
Over 80 years, our College of Education has graduated more than 11,000 students. With our alumni becoming notable leaders who spearhead systemic change and inspire future generations as administrators, teachers, counselors, school psychologists, principals, superintendents, deans, community college faculty as well as college and university presidents.