Master of Science in Education (School Counseling)
The Master of Science in Education in School Counseling at the University of Saint Francis prepares you to function as a professional school counselor in public or parochial environments. In the program, you will:
Demonstrate the ability to analyze, synthesize and critique in a scholarly manner academic subject matter, professional journal articles and other professional resources.
Demonstrate the ability to write coherently and professionally according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association standards.
Demonstrate, promote and adhere to the standards for ethical and professional conduct in the classroom and field experiences, i.e., American Counseling Association, American Association for School Counselors, as well as any legal mandates regarding school counseling.
Demonstrate the ability to articulate, evaluate and synthesize broad knowledge of counseling theories and approaches.
Develop the appreciation, sensitivity and skills necessary for effective communication with the exceptionalities of school-age persons, i.e., empathy, unconditional positive regard, non-judgmental attitude toward different ethnic/cultural backgrounds, value orientations, and lifestyles.
Demonstrate competence in the various modalities of the school counseling setting, i.e., listening, influencing and group counseling skills.
Be prepared to apply for the Standard I School Services License (K-12), valid for five years and renewable, and to seek employment as a school counselor or seek further educational opportunities.
National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Facts & Figures
# of Credits Required: 42-45 Credits
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999