University of San Francisco

School of Education

Master of Arts in School Counseling

Address:

2130 Fulton Street

San Francisco, CA 94117

United States

Phone:

415-422-5101

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in School Counseling, PPS Credential

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The 49 credit School Counseling program meets requirements recently issued by the California State Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for those seeking a career in school counseling in K-12 schools.

OPTION: After their first semester at USF, students enrolled in the 49-credit School Counseling/Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential Program have the option to enroll in a 60-credit Dual Concentration Program in School Counseling and Professional Clinical Counseling.

Graduates of the program obtain a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree and are eligible for the Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential. They may be employed:

  • in public or private educational settings,
  • in community-based agencies,
  • as consultants to schools, education programs, and other institutions serving the educational needs of youth.

They also may choose to pursue a doctoral degree.

Program Description

The School Counseling program is a unique, innovative educational program for preparing counselors to address the social, emotional, and academic needs of children, adolescents, and young adults in educational settings.

The program emphasizes:

  • multicultural youth development and counseling
  • problem-solving, goal-oriented, counseling
  • social justice orientation
  • ecological systems in urban contexts

Students learn theories and effective, pragmatic interventions with youth in schools. The program has a social justice orientation which seeks to foster equity, respect for diversity, creativity, compassion and community empowerment.

“When asked if I feel ‘ready’ to enter the field of school counseling, I always reflect on how the USF School Counseling Program has prepared me to work with the universal issues faced by adolescents as well as those specifically related to underserved youth in urban schools.” - Andrea Davis, School Counseling Psychology Alumna

Accreditation:

USF is a founding member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and has been accredited by WASC since the 1940s.

International Student Requirements:

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Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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