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School Counseling

Master of Science in Counseling, Option in School Counseling


Pupil Personnel Services School Counseling Credential

51-57 units


Prospective students should seek advising from the Graduate Studies Office.

Current and admitted students will be assigned a faculty advisor.

Applying to the Program

Fall 2018 Deadline: January 15, 2018*

Application Process

Application Packet »

* Please note that January 15, 2018 is a holiday. Program application materials must be submitted by Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 5PM. Postmarked applications will NOT be accepted. 

Information Sessions


Graduate Programs General Info Sessions

Program Overview

School Counseling Option and the Pupil Personnel Services Credential of the Master of Science in Counseling Program prepares counselors to act as advocates for equity, achievement, and opportunity for all students. A balanced, holistic approach that considers the academic, career, and personal/social development of K-12th grade students is a core concept in our classes and fieldwork placements.

The program aligns with the 21st Century Transformative School Counselor Initiative, preparing emerging leaders who utilize a social justice, empowerment and data-driven decision-making framework in their collaborative work with all students and communities. The American School Counselor Association’s (ASCA) National Standards for K-12 School Counseling Programs and National Model serve as a base for our program.

Program Highlights

  • Complete Master's degree and PPS credential concurrently
  • Fieldwork component provides opportunity for application of content
  • Cohort model creates a personalized setting for learning and advising

Learning Outcomes

Our graduates are trained to:

  • Facilitate the empowerment of K-12th grade students
  • Create career and college ready cultures on their campuses
  • Be advocates and leaders for access and equity
  • Use data driven school counseling interventions
  • Provide culturally responsive services
  • Work toward closing the achievement gap

School Counseling Resources

American School Counselor Association (ASCA) - www.schoolcounselor.org

California Association of School Counselors (CASC) - www.schoolcounselor-ca.org

Education Trust - www.edtrust.org and www.edtrust.org/dc/tsc

last updated — Sep 29, 2017