2019-2020 Catalog

Professional School Counseling, Master of Education

The Professional School Counseling program, formerly known as the Guidance and Counseling program, is designed to empower future counselors with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to assist student development in the areas of career, personal/social and academic. Classroom and field supervised experiences are aligned with state and national standards. Upon completion of the program candidates may earn a Washington Educational Staff Associate (ESA) certificate as a school counselor.

The M.Ed. Professional School Counseling will prepare students to:

  • Demonstrate developing professional identity and knowledge of ethical practice
  • Facilitate collaboration to build positive school climate
  • Gather, analyze and interpret data to positively affect student learning and assessment
  • Identify and apply counseling theories and techniques
  • Identify and implement best practices in comprehensive program development in school counseling
  • Promote equity, advocate for all students and utilize multicultural approaches to address the opportunity/achievement gap

Total Required Credits (49 Credits)

Required Courses

EGC 501Introduction to School Counseling

3

EGC 502Societal Issues in Counseling

3

EGC 503Child-Adolescent Growth and Development

3

EGC 504Counseling Theory and Practice

4

EGC 505Group Counseling

3

EGC 506Family Structures

3

EGC 507Career Counseling/Information Systems

3

EGC 508Counseling Testing and Appraisal

3

EGC 509Health Issues in Schools

3

EGC 510Leadership for Change

3

EGC 514Counseling Practicum

1

EGC 516Tools for Academic Inquiry

3

EGC 526Current Issues in Education

3

EGC 596Multicultural Counseling

3

EGC 620Counseling Practicum

1

Elective Credits (7 Credits)

Choice of 7 elective credits from a list of approved courses by the program.