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School Counseling Certificate Curriculum

School Counseling Certificate under the MSCP Program
In order to become certified in School Counseling, students are required to complete a total of 54 hours of coursework and to earn a passing grade on the PA Praxis I test in Academic Skills Assessment: Reading, Writing, and Mathematic Skills and the Praxis II Subject Assessment test in School Guidance and Counseling.
Course Number Course Title Credits
Prerequisites for Practicum
EDU 506 Issues in Special Education
3
PSY 617 Psychology of Culture and Identity
3
PSY 629 Human Development Across the Lifespan
3
PSY 642 Assessment
3
PSY 662 Theories and Techniques of Counseling
3
EDU 670 Foundations of School Counseling
3
PSY 672 Group Counseling
3
Other Required Courses
PSY 513 Learning and Behavior
3
PSY 555 Statistics and Research Design
3
PSY 623 Contemporary Issues: Crisis and Addictions
3
PSY 627 Vocational and Career Counseling
3
PSY 676 Counseling Children and Adolescents
3
EDU 623 Teaching Methods and Curriculum Development for School Counseling
3
EDU 629 School Law
3
EDU 671 Collaboration, Consultation and Teamwork
3

Field Work

PSY 584 Practicum in School Counseling
3
PSY 594 Supervised School Internship I
3
PSY 595 Supervised School Internship II
3
*Note: For dual certification, one internship will be in an elementary school setting and one internship will be in a high school setting.
 TOTAL CREDITS (PA School Counseling Certification)
54

NOTE: School Counseling students may also wish to pursue licensure as a professional counselor in PA (LCP). For students to satisfy both the MSCP and PA State Licensure requirements, the following additional course must be taken: PSY 635 Concepts of Mental Health and Illness (3 credits) and 1 approved elective course (3 credits). They will need a total of 60 credit hours and a passing score on the National Counseling Examination.

School Counseling Certificate under the MAT Program
All students seeking Pennsylvania state certification must have the following: 6 credits in English, including 3 credits in composition or writing and 3 credits in English literature; and 6 credits in college-level mathematics prior to entering the program.
Course Number Course Title Credits
Prerequisites for Practicum
EDU 506 Issues in Special Education
3
PSY 617 Psychology of Culture and Identity
3
EDU 607 Children and Adolescents: Developmental Issues
3
PSY 642 Assessment
3
PSY 662 Theories and Techniques of Counseling
3
EDU 670 Foundations of School Counseling
3
PSY 672 Group Counseling
3
Other Required Courses
PSY 513 Learning and Behavior
3
PSY 555 Statistics and Research Design
3
PSY 623 Contemporary Issues: Crisis and Addiction
3
PSY 627 Vocational and Career Counseling
3
EDU 623 Teaching Methods and Curriculum Development for School Counseling
3
EDU 629 School Law
3
PSY 671 Collaboration, Consultation, and Teamwork
3
PSY 676 Counseling Children and Adolescents
3
PSY or EDU Elective
3
Field Work
PSY 584 Practicum in School Counseling
3
PSY 594 Supervised School Internship I: Elementary
3
PSY 595 Supervised School Internship II: Secondary
3
TOTAL CREDITS (PA School Counseling Certification)
57

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