University of Southern California
USC Rossier School of Education
M.E. School Counseling (and Pupil Personnel Services Credential)
The Master of Education in School Counseling program is geared toward socially responsible individuals who are aware that many of the issues that pupils confront have societal origins. Designed to prepare educators interested in becoming school counselors in grades pre-K through, this program focuses on the challenges, issues, and dynamics relevant to urban schools. 48 units of course work, 100 clock hours in a practicum experience, and 600 clock hours of supervised field experience are required.
Distinctive Program Benefits: -USC is authorized to request issuance of an internship credential for students requested by school districts for early assignment to the field of counseling. Fieldwork assignments often lead to jobs before final completion of the credential. Placements available in LAUSD and other urban school environments.
-Successful candidates obtain the M.E. School Counseling degree along with USC recommendation for the Pupil Personnel Services School Counseling Credential.
-Coursework offered in school-wide prevention/intervention strategies, counseling services, staff development, and training programs for parents and teachers.
-Evening courses offered for working professionals.
-School Counselors of Tomorrow (Scot) is an active student organization that promotes academic and professional development of school counseling students.
WASC; California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
# of Credits Required: 48
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1420/unit USD
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Loans Offered: Financial Aid is available Federal Student Loans. Applicants may apply by completing the FAFSA and applying code 001328. Several scholarships also available.
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 0-999