Curriculum

Program length full-time: 2.5 years
Program length part-time: 3 years

Total program: 46 semester hours

Foundation Courses: 14 semester hours

The Educational Counseling Program requires students to earn a minimum of a B (3.0) in all foundation coursework. Students must maintain an overall average of B (3.0) or better throughout the program. Candidates must complete foundation coursework to be eligible to begin the fieldwork experience.

Code Course Title Units
PPS 545 Comprehensive School Counseling 3
PPS 547 Theories for School Counseling 3
PPS 575 Counseling Skills: Level I 3
PPS 577 Counseling Skills: Level II for Group Work 3
PPS 578A Practicum I in School Counseling 1
PPS 578B Practicum II in School Counseling 1

Mastery Courses: 32 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
ASCD 503 Educational Psychology 3
ASCD 550 Human Development 3
EDUC 501 Educational Assessment  
PPS 504 Methods of Research 3
PPS 543 School Guidance Seminar 3
PPS 565 Career Development 3
PPS 567 School Safety & Crisis Prevention 2
PPS 573 Counseling Diverse Populations 3
PPS 574 Facilitating/Consultation Skills 3
PPS 576 Organizational Management and School/Community Collaboration 2
PPS 583A Supervised Field Work-Level I 2
PPS 583B Supervised Field Work-Level II 2

Culminating Activity: 2 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
PPS 597 Graduate Seminar in School Counseling 2

MS Educational Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services

Program length Full-Time: 3 Years
Program length Part-Time: 3.3 Years

Total program: 50 semester hours

Foundation Courses: 14 semester hours

Foundation courses must be completed in order for candidates to be eligible to begin ┬áthe fieldwork experience. Each foundation course requires candidates to complete 25 hours of practicum experience. Candidates must demonstrate dispositional competence in the school counseling program prior to entering PPS 583A – Supervised Field Work Level I.

Code Course Title Units
PPS 545 Comprehensive School Counseling 3
PPS 547 Theories for School Counseling 3
PPS 575 Counseling Skills: Level I 3
PPS 577 Counseling Skills: Level II for Group Work 3
PPS 578A Practicum I in School Counseling 1
PPS 578B Practicum II in School Counseling 1

Mastery Courses: 34 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
ASCD 503 Educational Psychology 3
ASCD 550 Human Development 3
EDUC 501 Educational Assessment 3
PPS 504 Methods of Research 3
PPS 543 School Counseling Program & Legal Mandates 3
PPS 562 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy For School Counselors 3
PPS 565 Career Development 3
PPS 567 School Safety & Crisis Prevention 2
PPS 573 Counseling Diverse Populations 3
PPS 574 Facilitation, Consultation and Collaboration Skills 3
PPS 576 Organizational Management and School/Community Collaboration 2
PPS 583A Supervised Field Work Level I 2
PPS 583B Supervised Field Work Level II 2
PPS 583C Supervised Field Work Level III 2

Culminating Activity: 2 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
PPS 597 Graduate Seminar in School Counseling 2

MS Educational Counseling, School Family Based Counseling, (SFBC) with Pupil Personnel Services Credential

Program length Full-Time: 3.3 Years
Program length Part-Time: 3.5 Years

Total program: 65 semester hours

Foundation Courses: 14 semester hours

The Educational Counseling Program requires students to earn a minimum of a B (3.0) in all foundation coursework. Students must maintain an overall average of B (3.0) or better throughout the program. Candidates must complete foundation coursework to be eligible to begin the fieldwork experience.

SFBC candidates are advised to be mindful that each SFBC course will be offered at least once a year, but candidates need to plan the sequence with their advisor to ensure it matches the availability of courses.

Code Course Title Units
PPS 545 Comprehensive School Counseling 3
PPS 547 Theories for School Counseling 3
PPS 575 Counseling Skills: Level I 3
PPS 577 Counseling Skills: Level II for Group Work 3
PPS 578A Practicum I in School Counseling 1
PPS 578B Practicum II in School Counseling 1

Mastery Courses: 32 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
ASCD 503 Educational Psychology 3
ASCD 550 Human Development 3
EDUC 501 Educational Assessment 3
PPS 504 Methods of Research 3
PPS 562 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy For School Counselors  
PPS 565 Career Development 3
PPS 567 School Safety & Crisis Prevention 2
PPS 573 Counseling Diverse Populations 3
PPS 574 Facilitation, Consultation and Collaboration Skills 3
PPS 576 Organizational Management and School/Community Collaboration 2
PPS 583A Supervised Field Work Level I 2
PPS 583B Supervised Field Work Level II 2

Concentration Courses: 17 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
PPS 544 Law and Ethics in Counseling PPS/LPCC Focus   3
PPS 551 Diagnosis & Treatment of Psychopathology 3
PPS 554 Advanced Theories in Counseling 3
PPS 558 Psychopharmacology for School and Community Based Counseling 3
PPS 559 Substance Abuse Counseling LPCC/PPS Focus   3
PPS 584 Clinical Practicum 2

Culminating Activity: 2 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
PPS 597 Graduate Seminar in School Counseling 2

Educational Counseling, Spanish Bilingual Bicultural Counseling (SBBC), MS with Pupil Personnel Services Credential

Program length Full-Time: 3.25 Years
Program length Part-Time: 3.5 Years

Total program: 62 semester hours

Foundation Courses: 14 semester hours

The Educational Counseling Program requires students to earn a minimum of a B (3.0) in all foundation coursework. Students must maintain an overall average of B (3.0) or better throughout the program. Candidates must complete foundation coursework to be eligible to begin the fieldwork experience.

SBBC candidates are advised to be mindful that each required course will be offered at least once a year, but candidates need to plan the sequence with their advisor to ensure it matches the availability of courses.

Code Course Title Units
PPS 545 Comprehensive School Counseling 3
PPS 547 Theories for School Counseling 3
PPS 575 Counseling Skills: Level I 3
PPS 577 Counseling Skills: Level II for Group Work 3
PPS 578A Practicum I in School Counseling 1
PPS 578B Practicum II in School Counseling 1

Mastery Courses: 37 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
ASCD 503 Educational Psychology 3
ASCD 550 Human Development 3
EDUC 501 Educational Assessment 3
PPS 504 Methods of Research 3
PPS 543 School Counseling Program & Legal Mandates 3
PPS 562 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy For School Counselors 3
PPS 565 Career Development 3
PPS 567 School Safety & Crisis Prevention 2
PPS 573 Counseling Diverse Populations 3
PPS 574 Facilitation, Consultation and Collaboration Skills 3
PPS 576 Organizational Management and School/Community Collaboration 2
PPS 583A Supervised Field Work Level I 2
PPS 583B Supervised Field Work Level II 2
PPS 583C Supervised Field Work Level III 2

Concentration Courses: 8 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
PPS 532 The World of Immigrant Youth 3
PPS 533 Counseling Latino Immigrant Youth and Families 3
PPS 534 Bilingual Educational Theories 3

Culminating Activity: 2 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
PPS 597 Graduate Seminar in School Counseling 2

MS Educational Counseling, Social Justice in Higher Education (SJHE)

Program length Full-Time: 3.25 Years
Program length Part-Time: 3.5 Years

Total program: 57 semester hours

Foundation Courses: 12 semester hours

The Educational Counseling Program requires students to earn a minimum of a B (3.0) in all foundation coursework. Students must maintain an overall average of B (3.0) or better throughout the program. Candidates must complete foundation coursework to be eligible to begin the fieldwork experience.

Code Course Title Units
PPS 545 Comprehensive School Counseling 3
PPS 547 Theories for School Counseling 3
PPS 575 Counseling Skills: Level I 3
PPS 577 Counseling Skills: Level II for Group Work 3
PPS 578A Practicum I in School Counseling 1
PPS 578B Practicum II in School Counseling 1

Mastery Courses: 32 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
ASCD 503 Educational Psychology 3
ASCD 550 Human Development 3
EDUC 501 Educational Assessment 3
PPS 504 Methods of Research 3
PPS 543 School Counseling Programs and Legal Mandates 3
PPS 565 Career Development 3
PPS 567 School Safety & Crisis Prevention 2
PPS 573 Counseling Diverse Populations 3
PPS 574 Facilitation, Consultation, and Collaboration Skills 3
PPS 576 Organizational Management, and School/Community Collaboration 2
PPS 583A Supervised Field Work Level I 2
PPS 583B Supervised Field Work Level II 2
PPS 583C Supervised Field Work Level III 2

Concentration Courses: 9 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
SJHE 552 Social Justice and Higher Education 3
SJHE 553 Student Learning and Development Theories and College Success 3
SJHE 558 Law, Policy, Safety, and Restorative Justice 3

Culminating Activity: 2 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
PPS 597 Graduate Seminar in School Counseling 2