M.S.Ed. School Counseling, Certificate School Counseling
The M.S.Ed. School Counseling is comprised of 60 graduate credits and accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
Types of Employment: Graduates of the program may obtain employment in the following areas:
- public schools,
- private schools,
- charter schools,
- cyber schools,
- alternative schools,
- intermediate units,
- and university career, admissions, and advising offices.
School Counseling Certification: Graduates of the School Counseling Program receive the program's endorsement for certification as a school counselor (Pre-K-12) in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, applicants for school counseling certification are required to pass the Praxis II-Professional School Counselor (0421-paper / 5421-computer).
Licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC): Graduates of the School Counseling Program are also prepared to obtain employment in mental health settings, which may include outpatient and inpatient settings, mobile therapy, substance abuse counseling, career centers, etc., and are eligible to pursue licensure as a professional counselor (LPC). The main requirements for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania include 1) a master's degree of at least 48 graduate credits, 2) a total of 60 graduate credits, 3) 700 hours of fieldwork, 4) passing one of 4 national exams, including the National Counselor Exam (NCE), and 5) 3,000 hours of supervised experience under a qualified supervisor.
NCATE - National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
PDE - Pennsylvania Department of Education
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
CACREP - Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
Please see the program website for additional details.