Degree Requirements

The school counseling program seeks students with strong interpersonal and academic skills who are passionate about helping others, particularly children and adolescents. Courses are offered throughout the year, including summers, at times that meet the needs of working professionals. Students meet the requirements of this 90-credit program in three years. During that time, they will interact with others from a variety of backgrounds and ages.

Program requirements include a mix of counseling and education-related courses. All students complete a three-quarter internship at an elementary, middle or high school during a regular school year. Once students complete the program, they can be recommended to the state of Washington for an Education Staff Associate (ESA) certificate, which qualifies them for positions as school counselors.

Master of Arts in Education

I. Basic College of Education Requirements (6 credits)

  • EDUC 5000: Introduction to Educational Research, 3
  • EDUC 5200: Social Justice in Professional Practice, 3

II. Core Counseling Requirements (44 credits)

  • COUN 5070: Counseling Across the Lifespan, 4
  • COUN 5100: Fundamental Counseling Skills, 4
  • COUN 5110: Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy, 3
  • COUN 5120: Career Counseling, 3
  • COUN 5130: Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling, 4
  • COUN 5170: Group Counseling Theory and Practice, 4
  • COUN 5190: Addictions Counseling, 4
  • COUN 5500: Counseling and Case Management, 4
  • COUN 5510: Counseling Lab, 4
  • COUN 5610: Counseling with Children and Adolescents, 4
  • COUN 5700: Crisis Counseling, 3
  • COUN 5800: Psychopharmacology, 3

III. School Counseling Requirements (40 credits)

  • COUN 5080: Professional and Ethical Issues in Counseling, 4
  • COUN 5090: Introduction to School Counseling, 3
  • COUN 5140: Consultation, Leadership, and Advocacy, 3
  • COUN 5270: Counseling Tests and Measurements, 3
  • COUN 5400: Diagnosis and Assessment, 4
  • COUN 5540: School Counseling Practicum, 4
  • COUN 5550: School Counseling Internship I, 4
  • COUN 5560: School Counseling Internship II, 4
  • COUN 5570: School Counseling Internship III, 4
  • COUN 5600: Family Systems, 4
  • SPED 5400: Introduction to Special Education and Learning Disorders, 3

 

Minimum Credits Required for Degree: 90

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